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We are very fortunate to have an ongoing partnership with Ger Walsh from Kilrossanty GAA club. Ger helps to train our boy's teams for Gaelic football and hurling. He gives us his time every Wednesday while Mrs. Flynn trains the girls at the same time. We really appreciate the time and commitment Ger gives to the children in our school!

Our ASF committee was formed in October. 11 children on the committee from 2nd-6th class. They are; Adam Raher, Maeve Connors, Abi Ryan, Siún McCusker, Niamh Crotty, Lorcan Ryan, Laoibhse Harney, Niamh Drohan, Darragh Houlihan, Oscar Organ & Ella Hennessy. Every child from 2nd-6th had the opportunity to apply for the committee by writing a paragraph about why the wanted to be part of it. Our committee are really enthusiastic and are already coming up with brilliant ideas to help us achieve our 3rd Active Flag!


Ger Walsh (Kilrossanty GAA) continued his Gaelic football coaching with our 3rd-6th class boys right up to the Christmas holidays while Mrs Flynn took the girl’s football team at the same time every Wednesday.

We have teamed up with Fyffe’s Fit Squad & are completing their weekly online fitness challenges in order to compete for the title of Ireland’s fittest school.

Our #feelgoodfriday Santa Dash was organised as a fundraiser for the local Lion’s Club Christmas appeal in order to give something small back to our community.

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During the month of January, we set up equipment monitors in each class. These monitors ensure that all our break time playground equipment is brought out to and in from the yard each day. The leaders are rotated on a fortnightly basis so that all children in the class get a turn. A list of the equipment used in each room is also displayed in each classroom.

Our ASF slogan competition was ran in January with lots of children taking part and loads of super entries. Our winning slogan came from Isaac Browne in 5th class with his slogan ‘It’s fun to run, swimming isn’t about winning. You don’t need to be tall to play basketball, so put on your shorts and play sports!’ Well done, Isaac!!

We sent Active Flag surveys out to our parent body in January and also surveyed our pupils from 3rd-6th class. It was great to get such positive feedback  and offers of help and assistance. After looking through our surveys we have decided to purchase more basketball equipment, including a new hoop and stand for the court and some tag rugby equipment too as many of the children expressed an interest in having more opportunities to play these games in school!

We began training our playground leaders during the month of January. Our leaders are volunteers from 6th class and are a fantastic and really enthusiastic group! During January they came together at lunchtimes to practice playing and teaching the games that they would be playing with the younger children. Many of these games have come from the PDST Move Well Move Often manuals, and so will give further opportunity for the younger children to develop their FMS. Our first rota is for Feb-March and the leaders will then switch to some new playground games and any other children who want to get involved will have the opportunity to do so.

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We are very grateful to Kilrossanty GAA club for sponsoring our school with new Gaelic footballs and sliotars in preparation for the Cumann na mBunscoil competitions and for allowing us the use of their fields and facilities for our matches. We are very lucky to have such a supportive club backing us.

 Our 6th class showed great leadership during the month of March. Both through continuous great work in their role as playground leaders and in the run up to our Seachtain na Gaeilge ceilí where they were so willing to help teach the younger children An Damhsa Mór and The Siege of Ennis.


We were very grateful to accept a new set of jerseys for our boys football and hurling teams this month kindly sponsored by 'Cooney's Yard' a local business in the area. The boys looked great togged out for their Cumann na mBunscoil blitz in May!


IWe also teamed up with the Waterford Sports Partnership in May to borrow their balance bikes for use during Bike Week. Our infant classes really enjoyed practicing their skills over the course of the week. The sports partnership also very kindly gifted us bike maintenance kits for use and learning in the older classes.


Our Active Flag Committee have also been very busy this month preparing for our Active Schools Week which is taking place from 7th-10th June. They have come up with some brilliant ideas and it is shaping up to be a great week!

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