Thank you very much to Clocha Rince G.F.C. who have sponsored a new set of jerseys for the school!! We will get great use out of them and hope they'll be lucky for us all!
Well done to Sadie Cullinan from 6th class who cvame up with our lovely new active schools motto
'Clocha Rince The Dancing Stone
Active in our name alone'
Walk on Wednesday
Walk on Wednesdays takes place every Wednesday at 9.15. We do 5 laps of the school as we have measured that 1km is just over 4 laps. Parents are more than welcome to come and join in ans they may continue to walk after the children have finished.
Here are some pictures from last weeks lovely frosty walk on Wednesday!
Active School tours all around
This is just one picture from the active school tours all of the classes in the school went on! 1st to 4th class had a ball at the activity based tour up in Blanchardstown.
Active Schools Week 2017 12th-16th June
Active schools week this year was a huge success!! We had a jam-packed schedule of events from our very successful marathon run and fun stations on Monday right to our hurling and treasure hunt orienteering on Friday. Our sports day took place down in the GAA pitch and each teeacher took their class around to the various different stations to try out all of the fun activities which had vbeen laid out for them. You can see a copy of the timetable attached. Other activities which took place throughout the week were soccer, yoga, rugby, dance and a walk with the parents! The children had an absolute ball as you can see from the photos!!! We already cant wait for next year. Thanks very much also to all the parent volunteers who helped out with the marathon challenge and preparing the fruit on Monday. Your help is greatly appreciated!!! :-)
Katie and Liam enjoying themselves during sports day in the football field !
Be Active ASAP
The Be Active ASAP initiative was a huge success this year! We had an amazing 6 weeks which would not have been possible without the help of the amazing parent volunteers adn our brilliant staff member Vanessa Cullinan! I cannot thank them enough and the children have benefitted greatly because of them! These are photos from just one of our sessions where we couldn't get outside because of the weather :-(
The children loved shooting the hoops in stations!
One of our brilliant leaders Coleen with her group
Coleen obviously amazed at Cormaic and Kate's amazing skills!!!
Where is the beanbag gone??????
Noreen and her group having fun doing the egg and spoon race.
Another amazing leader Lorraine doing a spot of bowling with the children.
Fionn and Jack enjoying the hockey station during be active ASAP
Our horse Riding Star Leah . . Well done to you!
1st class loving their Drop Everything And Dance time
Easter Orienteering with Tír na nóg
Active Breaks in 3rd class
Easter Orienteering . . push-ups on the agenda :-/
Our little fish Daniel
Well done to our cross country team!
Congratulations to Sadie on winning 1st place in the cross country
Calum with his boxing trophies
Tiernan and Luc from 1st class with their club medals. Well done boys!!!!
Seodhla one of our great Irish dancers in the school
Whole School cross country training come rain or shine :)
FUN AND GAMES ON YARD
The school yard has been zoned and it's proving to be a huge success with children who wouldn't normally partake in activities really enjoying all of the games that the excellent volunteers in 4th and 5th class have set out! Well done to the volunteers and keep up the great work!
Games in full flow in our zoned yard
The whole school went out on an Easter exercise hunt today!! Beside each letter was exerciuses that the children had to do. All the boys and girls from Juniors right up to 6th class had a brilliant time partaking in the activities. WHO NEEDS CHOCOLATE!!!!!???
Walk On Wednesday
The walk on Wednesdays initiative will begin this week. We are inviting parents and members of the community to come walking around the pitch with us every Wednesday morning and they may use the school grounds to continue walking when the children have gone into class. We are also encouraging the parents of children who are collected at 2pm and 3pm to walk for this hour around the school grounds.
Wake up Shake up Wednesday
We are all really enjoying Wake up shake up Wednesdays which take place in the school every Wednesday between 12 and 12.20. Each week a different class leads the children in a dance or just in various exercises. It's just another way to get us moving and keep us moving!! Well done everyone.
SUPER TROOPERS HOMEWORK
Every class should have received their Super Troopers booklet. Every child must do Active homework each night. The booklet should be signed by a parent and checked each day. Children will have no written homework on Thursday nights so they can do Thursday and Friday's active homework instead.
Don't forget about FOOTBALL FREE FRIDAY!! Come to the back of the school if you'd like to listen to some music or do some calmer activities in our calm area!
Clocha Rince prides itself in the promotion of a wide variety of activities. These include the participation in team games such as Gaelic Football, camogie, hurling and soccer, as well as the developing individual activities like running, cross-country, swimming and walking.
The children are regularly exposed to various activities to help promote a healthy lifestyle and with the aid of the parent body and the local community the pupils have great examples of how to bring health and fitness from childhood through to adulthood.
This year we are striving to get our Active Schools' Flag and we are really looking at different ways that activity can assist lifelong learning, health and well-being can be promoted. As different aspects are introduced to the children, they will be highlighted on the web-site and on the school newsletter.
Our Active Schools' Committee are:
Fionn Kelly, Daniel Clarke (2nd Class); Connlach O'Donnell, Lucy Cullinan (3rd Class); Andrew Hill, Olivia Carney (4th Class); Caoilfhionn O'Donnell, Jamie Casey, Mealla McCarthy (5th Class); Dawn Hickey, Kayne Reilly, Katie Dunne, Jenny Redican and Niall Walsh (6th Class).
The teachers and SNA's who are co-ordinating the initiative are:
Ms. Áine Hurley, Vanessa Cullinan and Éanán Lynch.