Category Archives: Active School

Well done Eric!

Congrats to past pupil Eric O’Sullivan who made his debut for Ireland versus Scotland last Saturday. Eric plays for Ulster and can be seen here, top right, on our school football team in 2008. He is the third past pupil to recently play for Ireland following on Jack McGrath and Niyi Adeolokun.

‘Active Break Every Day’ November Challenge

Joey’s boys love to be active and so we took part in an active challenge for November. Every day from November 9th until December 4th each class in St Joseph’s was asked to have a ten minute active break. These active breaks were done indoors and outdoors including activities such as running, dancing, exercise breaks, etc. Every single class did an excellent job and the active breaks seen across the school were spectacular. Well done boys!!

Active Schools 2020


We are taking part in an active challenge from today November 9th until December 4th as part of our Active School Initiative.  Our Active Team met with Ms. Tynan to come up with ideas on what we could do for active breaks every day.  Some of those include Joe Wicks 5 minute exercise breaks, Go Noodle, Bizzy Breaks and 10@10 (RTE).  Best of luck everyone and get active!

 

 

 

 

‘Sports Day’ Week 

Wow, wow, wow what a week of fun and challenges that was!! Massive congratulations to all the boys that took part in our challenges ‘Try and beat the teacher’ and of course to our wonderful teachers who set the challenges.

Boys, you all did incredibly well. The amount of skill and talent in St Joseph’s is second to none. Everyone who sent in a video or a photo of themselves doing a challenge will be put into a draw for a prize in September. Best of luck to all of you.

Make sure to keep the active levels up over the summer. You are all champions…….next stop ‘The Olympics’!!!

Daily Exercise Challenges Results

Our two weeks of the Daily Exercise Challenge finished, and the results were as follows (Apologies for the late results!)

Week 1
1st Place 4th classes
2nd Place 3rd classes
3rd Place 1st classes.

Week 2
1st Place 3rd classes
2nd Place 4th classes
3rd Place 5th classes

Well done to all the boys who took part, you all did brilliantly!!!
The Winners have their PE/yard/homework vouchers are stored for next year.

Remember – this is our Active Sports Week – you can complete any of the challenges displayed on our padlet and beat the teachers!

Active Schools Padlet

Active Flag 2020

 

 

St Joseph’s B.N.S. is striving to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. With help from our teachers, students, parents and wider community we hope that in 2020 our school will be recognised as an official ‘Active School’. As always, when the school community puts our minds to something we can achieve big things. We set up our Active School Committee with members from every class.
A key part of the ASF process is finding ways to encourage less active children to ENJOY physical activity more. Therefore, it is essential that the voice of less active children is represented alongside the voice of more active children on the ASF Committee.
We organised a poster and slogan competition for the whole school. Each child from 1st to 6th class designed an active poster with an active slogan somewhere on their poster. A winner was picked from each class and an overall winner was chosen from the whole school. The overall winner was Aaron from 6th class. Our new Active School slogan is ‘Climb, Jump, Swim, Run…..Make your fitness number one!’. Everyone had great fun doing the competition. Here are some photos of the winners and the overall winner accepting his prize.

Athletics

Well done to our athletes from 5th and 6th class who competed with thirty other schools from as far afield as Mayo and Clare at the magnificent National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown yesterday. Every class in the school is now doing regular running as part of our Active School initiative. There will be more cross country events in the next few weeks so hopefully everybody is getting up to peak fitness!
Photos Click here for video clips.