Partnerships within and outside the school are an important aspect of the Active School Flag.
The staff of School Eoin completed the ASF evaluation document in October 2018 for Partnerships and we submitted our findings online in October 2018.
In September 2018 we established our new Active Schools Flag committee with representatives from 3rd to 6th class. Our committee for 2018/19 is
3rd Class - Patrick Hennessy, Emma McElwain
4th Class - Sophie Murphy, Kayden O Sullivan
4th /5th Class - Ellie Keane, Harry Mc Court
5th - Adam O’Sullivan, Tara O Farrell
6th - Will Sexton, Fia Johnson
In October 2018 we held an Active Slogan Competition for all pupils of Scoil Eoin, pupils from Junior Infants to 6th class participated in this event. Prizes including skipping ropes and footballs were presented to pupils in our junior and senior classes and our overall winner.
Our category winners and runners up –
Junior Category: Conor Carroll , Shane Casey and Leila Cummins
Senior Category: Dilly Barry-Twohig, Mia O’Driscoll and Naomi O’Sullivam
Winner of most colourful poster – Conor Mc Aleese
Cathal Murphy of 3rd class was our overall winner with the following slogan –
Love to run,
Love to play,
Live to be ACTIVE everyday
Our Active Schools Committee members have a wide range of roles including bringing equipment onto and off the yard at lunch breaks, helping on the infant yard with using PE equipment, reminding classes to have Active Breaks on rainy days and reminding class teachers to give active homework on PE days.
In February 2019 the ASF committee carried out a survey entitled – What Club Are You In? All the information gathered from this survey is displayed on our Active School Notice Board.
During weekly senior and junior assemblies we acknowledge the physical activity and sporting achievements of the pupils in Scoil Eoin both during and outside of school.
As a renewal school we distributed the ASF questionnaires to both pupils and parents. The main findings from these questionnaires were
- Increase the amount of time given to PE
- Offer a wider range of activities during AS Week
- PE homework should be given every night
- Better outdoor facilities with more space as the current yard space is small.
- Offer activities other than soccer on the yard at lunch breaks
- Offer more variety within PE lessons
We have organised to have a basketball programme for pupils from 3rd-6th during Active Schools Week through Cork Sports Partnership and receive regular emails from them.
We contacted Sharon McGillycuddy (HSE Health Promotion Officer) to order the following HSE manuals
Get Your School Walking
Get Active in the classroom.
We feel it is important to stay up to date with the latest initiatives, to keep children active on the school yard and in their spare time.
During the year we made contact Ms Kate Feeney, our local Sports Inclusive Officer seeking ideas on how to make our Active School fully inclusive to all. She made great suggestions and gave us insightful website links to allow us to make each lesson inclusive to all.
Check out www.corksports.ie where you can see arrange of sporting activities offered here in Cork.