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St. Angela’s NS prides itself on the physical education facilities and the many sports and activities which we provide and we believe that we are in a strong position to apply for and achieve an Active School Flag. Each class in our school participates in a minimum of one hour timetabled Physical Education per week. Pupils take part in lessons that cover the strands of the Physical Education Curriculum - Athletics, Dance, Games, Gymnastics and Outdoor and Adventure activities. These lessons take place in the hall, in the playground and on school grounds. Third and Fourth class also take part in the aquatics strand by attending swimming lessons throughout the year.
Active School Committee
To carry out our Active School application, we needed the help of our students. To facilitate this we set up an ‘Active Schools Committee’. We have a member of each class from second to sixth class represented on our active School committee who meet regularly throughout the year. This year’s committee consists of the following girls (Mia Rowland Mc Hugh, Meenaski Vidhu, Ellie Cusack, Ciara Ní Chathasaigh, Aisling Forkan, Lily Nowacka, Igra Munir, Kachi Akinsulire, Ines Tirmant, Emin Sojan. They have been working hard carrying out surveys, creating slogans, sharing ideas and performing duties. All our A.S.F. initiatives are possible thanks to the research, ideas and hard work of the ASF committee. Well done to all involved, you are doing a great job!!
This year we standardised the PE Plan to ensure that each class was focusing on the same strand and Fundamental Movement Skills each month. This can be viewed here. We also prioritised Athletics as our strand for development this year. Throughout the year several teachers attended the Move Well, Move Often training course as part of our dedication to teachers professional development.
Children engage in a wide variety of PE lessons and activities.
In-school basketball leagues.
In-school Gaelic and soccer leagues.
Swimming classes in local pool.
Tennis Lessons for senior classes.
Hurling/Camogie coaching in school.
Cycle safety for Senior Classes.
After-school Gaelic Football.
Participation in Cumann na mBunscol competitions.
Participation in FAI Schools Soccer.
Affiliation to Spikeball Ireland and participation in Spikeball lessons.
Preparation for and involvement in local Rounders events.
Annual Sports Day with an emphasis on participation and fun.
sports day 2
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