Partnerships within and outside the school are an important aspect of the Active School Flag. When a school participates in the Active School Flag Programme it is vital to interact and engage with other organisations and clubs.
Within St Joseph’s BNS, we established our own ASF committee at the outset of the process. Children who were interested in joining were elected at each class level. The committee members keep all classes up to date on ASF news and events. For example, certain children were in charge of the P.E storeroom and sports equipment, other members were in charge of communicating messages and others were instrumental when planning events. Our school has an ASF notice board and suggestions box.
Our school also acknowledges physical activity and sporting success achieved during and outside of school hours. Our school informs pupils and parents about physical activity opportunities that are available in the local community.
Our school invites different sports clubs/physical activity providers from the local community to visit our school during the year, to give taster sessions of their activity.
So far here is a list of the different sports clubs/physical activity providers that we have been working with over the last number of years:
Cumann na mBunscol GAA & Athletics.
Templeogue Synge St GAA.
Terenure Sports Club CYM.
Terenure College & RFC.
Sth Dublin Co. Council cross country events.
Dublin City Council sports dept.
The school has formed some useful links with clubs, groups and agencies since the Active School Flag commenced.
The children from 4th to 6th partake in Kaizen Dojo which is a fitness centre next door to the school. The instructors are trained in martial arts. They take the children to do fitness tests and team building exercises.