Active Schools

The Active School Flag

The Active School Flag is a Department of Education & Skills initiative which sets to recognise schools that strive to achieve a physically active school community.

St. Declan’s is a very active school and we received our first flag in 2017. Our school has always been very aware of the importance of physical activity and the benefits it holds for adults and children alike.

We have a Sli na Slainte that the classes use on a regular basis.

We have lots of extra curricular activities in St. Declan’s NS

Mr Lydon is our sports co-ordinator

It allows schools to reinforce the message that not only is physical activity good for you but it also very enjoyable. It provides schools with an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the physical activity opportunities that are available in their locality and to work collaboratively with students, parents and members of the community.

Here in St Declan’s N.S we are participating in The Active School Flag initiative. The aim of this initiative is recognizing schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. St Declan’s has brought about a number of improvements to increase pupil physical activity level. Our school offers a wide range of activities to pupils in extracurricular clubs to ensure plenty of active participation. Our school teaches a broad and balanced PE Programme and staff members have engaged in CPD to assist teaching and learning in PE.

The Active School Committee

Every year we elect an active school committee in the form of our students. The committee is made up of pupils from third to sixth class and they organise lots of fun and physical activities throughout the year.  Mr Lydon is over the active school committee. You can see what we have been up to in our news items below or on our Twitter page @decsash!

Fundamental Movement Skills

In St Declan’s we encourage physical activity throughout the school day by including active breaks, an hour of PE among many other active initiatives throughout the school year. We place a particular emphasis on the Fundamental Movement Skills(FMS).

Developing basic movement skills is as important for a child’s health and ability to do everyday tasks now and as they get older, as it is for their performance in sport. In our School we use the ‘Move Well, Move Often’ programme to teach and learn the Fundamental Movement Skills and it has been designed to complement the teaching of the Irish Primary School Physical Education (PE) Curriculum.

Latest Active Schools News

FAI PRIMARY SCHOOLS 5 ASIDE WINNERS

Huge congratulations to our boys soccer team who won the FAI Primary Schools Five A Side Competition in the large…

Cross Country Schools’ Athletics Event 18-04-2024

Our Athletics team had a great day out today at the Cross Country Schools’ Athletics event in Navan. Congratulations and…

Sport Against Racism Ireland

SARI came to our school on the 19th and 20th of October and our 5th and 6th class pupils took…

School Marathon 02-10-2023

Well done to all classes who participated in our school marathon on Monday the 2nd of October. Thank you to…

Well Done !!

Well done to Darragh Murphy from Mr Melia’s 5th class who played at half time in Croke Park on Sunday…

Athletics 15-06-2023

Congratulations and well done to the athletes from 4th, 5th and 6th class who represented St. Declan’s National School in…

Sports Day 2023

Sports Day was a great success in St. Declan’s. The sun was beaming down as all children from Junior Infants…

Fingal League Winners 2023

Huge congratulations to our Senior Boys Football Team who won the Division 1 Final in Parnell Park last week. They…

Boys Basketball Final

Well done to our boys basketball team who played St. Paul’s Navan in the final of the Meath Primary Schools…

Athletics 22-03-23

Congratulations and well done to all the children from 4th, 5th and 6th class who represented St. Declan’s National School…

Girls Mini Leagues Blitz

Well done to all the girls in 5th and 6th class who participated in the Mini Leagues blitz in Donnaghmore…

Boys and Girls Basketball

Well done to our 6th class girls and boys basketball teams who won both their matches against St. Seachnaill’s NS…

Active Lines

As part of Active Schools we all classes are taking part in active lines daily. The children from the Active…

ALDI RUGBY STICKERS PROMOTION 2023

ALDI’s Play Rugby sticker competition is back! Primary schools across Ireland are invited to take part to be in with…

Gymnastics in Room 4

Gymnastics training emphasises body weight strength to improve core strength, reflexes, whole body muscle extension and flexion, and balance. It…

Fitter Younger Marathon

Well done to all classes who participated in our school marathon yesterday the 14th of October. Thank you to our…

Medal Presentation

We rounded off the year of sport with a medal presentation in the yard for the whole school to celebrate…

Cumann Na mBunscol Victory

A huge congratulations to  our Boys’ Football team won the Division 1 Shield Cumann na mBunscoil final in Páirc Tailteann,…

5th and 6th Class Presentation

Margaret Walsh, a physical therapist from Body For Life Fitness came in to speak to our 5th and 6th class…

Active Schools Week

It’s a busy week in St. Declan’s as we celebrate Active Schools Week. As part of Active Schools Week we…