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St John the Baptist Boys National School, Old Road, Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland
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Active School Flag

4th Nov 2018

Mr Coskeran and Ms Webster have been working hard to help our school to obtain an Active School Flag. The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.

Schools wishing to achieve the ASF begin the process by self-evaluating their current provision across 3 areas: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Partnerships. Schools must also organise an Active School Week programme and commit to having it as part of their annual school calendar. Schools that can say ‘yes’ to all of the ASF success criteria will be awarded with the active flag. The flag remains valid for a period of 3 years after which time schools will be invited to re-apply.

ASF is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland. below is an outline of work completed by our school recently.

May/June

Soccer Munster Finals in Tralee

Walk to School Week

1stClass GAA Blitz in Tipperary Town

County Hurling Final Day in Semple Stadium

Slow Bike Race

Active School Tours-Cobh (3rd), Fota(1st), UL(6th)

Sports Day 

September/October

Our Active School Committee* 

Active School Slogan/Poster competition*

Tipperary Primary Schools Cross Country

Take on the Teachers Challenge

Football Matches-u11 and u13

Futsal Soccer Blitz-4thClass*

Run Around Europe Junior Infants-6thClass*

Maths week activities *

Active Breaks in the autumn sunshine*

Partnerships 

May/June

County Finals

Slow Bike Race-Bike week

September/October

After school football training with Mr Coskeran, Mr Ryan and Mr Molloy

After school athletics training with Ms Crosse

Futsal training with Cashel Town F.C. Ms Curry and Jimmy O’Neill

Football Training on Mondays in partnership with Cashel King Cormacs GAA Club*

Monthly Activities 

SEPTEMBER

Active School Poster Competition 1st-6thClass

Active School Committee elected

After School running

Football training resumes every Monday, 1st – 6th class

Take on the Teachers Challenge

New Active School Flag bulletin board created on the corridor

OCTOBER

First Active School Committee meeting on 8/10/18

Posters and slogans placed around the school

Tour of Europe completed

Mr Coskeran and Ms Webster completed Getting started workshop