Active School Committee
The children from 5th class were invited to become members of the Active School Committee in September 2017.
The children applied for the following leaderships roles: chairperson, secretary, treasurer, equipment monitors, PR reps, maintenance managers and noticeboard organisers. They decided to elect two chairpersons, two secretaries, two treasurers, two equipment monitors, two maintenance manager, four PR reps and three noticeboard organisers.
Partnerships with Parents
We continue to forge positive partnerships with parents in relation to being active. Parents are invited in to participate at one of our events during Active School’s Week each year. In June 2017 they were involved in our skipping activity.
The Parents Council Donadea Forest Run
For the last two years in April 2017 and April 2018 the Parents Council in association with St. Coca’s Athletic Club have held a Family Run, a 5k and a 10k. The school and staff have promoted and attended these events.
Be Active After-School Activity Program(ASAP)
Three parents of children from first and second class volunteered to assist the staff in the delivery of the Be Active ASAP for 6 weeks. This was our first time running this programme and we were delighted with its success. It began in February 2018 (before Easter) and concluded at the end of April 2018. The three parents and three staff members(the staff took it in turns) were present each week and manned a station,the lessons came from the Athletics strand. We are very grateful to the parents involved for their time and effort during the programme. We are looking forward to running it again next year.
The children receive GAA training organised by Cappagh GAA provided by Kildare GAA each year. It began in April 2018 for Junior Infants to 2nd Class. It will begin for 3rd to 6th class in May 2018.
The children from 3rd to 6th class enjoyed rugby training in spring 2018 organised by North Kildare RFC provided by Leinster Rugby.
St. Coca’s Athletic Club provided the children from 3rd Class to 6th Class with two taster sessions in May 2018.
The Playball team will be visiting our school to do 40 minute sessions with the children from Junior Infants to 2nd Class every Friday for 6 weeks. This commences on Friday 11th of May 2018 and concludes on Friday 15th of June 2018.
Skip n Rope
On Wednesday the 16th of May 2018 each class was lucky enough to participate in a Skip n Rope Workshop which was kindly sponsored by the Parents Council. The children enjoyed a masterclass in skipping by skipping legend and coach Mark McCabe. The whole school community were treated to a demonstration of the skipping tricks learned during the day.
Supporting National Events
Operation Transformation 10 @ 0 2017
On February 10th 2017 we took part in the National 10@10. The whole school skipped for 10 minutes.
National Spring Clean 2017
Each class was assigned an area and then took it in turns to go and clean up the school for this national event.
National Fitness Day 2017
We took part in National Fitness Day 2017 on the 29th of September. The whole school did a 2km walk and we invited parents to join us.
We also did ‘Take on the Teacher’ challenge where we scored baskets in basketball.