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Upcoming Active School Events

January to June 2019


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 National walk to School Week

20 – 25th May 2019


Olympian visit 3rd April 2019

Irish Karate Competitor, Caradh O’Donovan, is a former World and European Champion Kickboxer and a current Champion Karateka. Now switching her focus to Karate, Caradh is training to win the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.


Swimming 4th and 5th class


4th class GAA coaching


 Céilí Mór – seachtain na Gaeilge 15/3/2019


 WOW Days – dates TBC


 3rd class yoga with Mr O’Connor


 Gymnastics: Junior Infants, 2nd class, 6th Class






 Camoige Training 5th and 6th class girls 


This year for National Active School Week we have yet another fun filled packed programme of events!

Have a look at some of the activities below:

Active School Week (23rd – 27th April, 2018)


  • 10@10 whole school

  • Archery with the Cavan Archers Club

  • Talk with 6th Class at 1pm

  • Class sessions Mr Smith’s 6th Class from 1-2, then Ms Fitzpatrick’s Class from 2-2.55pm (approx.)


  • ‘Take on the Teachers’ dodgeball 1 – 1.30pm

  • Gymnastics coaching (all day)



  • Walk on Wednesday departing from the Percy French Monument at 8.50am.

  • School Run (teachers stationed around the circuit) 1pm – 1.30pm

  • Be Active After School programme (3 – 4pm)



  • Tug of War workshop with Ballinagh Tug of War Club (3rd & 4th and 5th & 6th)



  • Disco Dome in the Sports Hall with Dee Disco Domes Cavan (All day, Jun Inf to 2nd Class)

  • Dress up as your favourite Sporting hero! (whole school)

“Women in Sport” Competition for 4th/5th/6th

Research carried out between 2003 and 2005 showed that there was a significant gender gap between men and women actively participating in sports*. Through government initiatives and investment that gap is now decreasing.

Let us appreciate and celebrate the women who pave the way for women’s sport, inspiring young girls all over Ireland and the world to get active and try something new.



The Project

Students can select a female sporting heroine of their choice and complete a project on that person.

The project must include a short biography of the person and an outline of their achievements.

Make your project colourful and vibrant by adding in pictures and drawings. The project can be presented as a poster or in a folder. You have 3 weeks to complete your project. The closing date for entries is Friday the 17th of November 2017.

The best project entries will be on display on our Active Flag Noticeboard. Prizes will be award to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Good Luck!


September to December 2017

Tennis (15th September – 13th October 2017)


Local Tennis Coach, Michael Bryniczka, who works with both Kells and Cavan Tennis Clubs will give tennis lessons to children in 3rd and 4th class for 5 weeks from the 15th September 2017 – 13th October 2017

Hurling (15th September – 13th of October 2017)


Students from 3rd and 6th Class will enjoy 5 weeks of hurling coaching with Cavan County Board from the 15th of September to the 13th of October 2017.

Orienteering/Maths Trails (14th – 22nd October 2017) 

As part of Maths week 2017, we will be ‘actively’ getting out and about learning maths. The children from both the Junior and Senior ends of the school will combine orienteering with maths trails to complete outdoor maths tasks all around the school. Children will enjoy and appreciate the outdoor environment while completing fun maths challenges. The children will have to work in teams and use their problem solving skills to complete all tasks. Best of Luck!

Zombie Walk and Halloween Disco (October 27th 2017)

Get into the Halloween spirit with a whole school Zombie Walk! Put on your most terrifying costume and groan and limp your way around the ‘Old Convent Walk’. Parents are invited to dress up and join in the terror…I mean ‘fun’!!!

If that isn’t a scary enough sight to get your pulses racing (if you have a pulse that is) then boogie on down with all the witches, wizards, monsters and ghouls in the afternoon at the junior and senior Halloween disco! The students can come too of course!!

Have a Spooktacular Halloween everybody!!

Santa Dash – Date TBC 


Oh what a sight to behold, 400 hundred plus children wearing Santa hats, chasing after the big guy. Yes, our own Mr McCartin will lead the way for our wonderful ‘Santa Dash’! Get your reindeer antlers, elf ears or a good old fashioned Santa hats ready for our traditional Christmas walk!