Active School Week 2023
Active school week is off to a great start with the daily K being run at little break each day. This is organised and monitored by the Active School Commitee.
Active School Week 2022
Sixth class showed great leadership skills as they coached playworxs sessions for Junior and Senior Infants
Second class showed great team work during their soccer skills session with Jikke.
Our pupils were very lucky to have a visit and badminton session with Tony Crowley who is off to represent Ireland in Croatia. We wish him the very best of luck!
Leadership skills were evident amongst our 6th class pupils all week. Below are some pictures of them coaching basketball to 1st and 2nd class.
Parent volunteers pulled out all the stops for a fun filled obstacle course for Junior and Senior Infants!
Teamwork during Active week was at an all time high with many classes working together and learning from one another. Junior infants teamed up with 4th to practise their skipping skills.
We love making use of our beautiful suroundings during Active week. Below are pictures of our Junior Infants enjoying our local playground.
Parent and sibling volunteers facilitated a great afternoon of Gaelic football. A first for KETNS and senior infants, 1st and 2nd class really enjoyed it.
5th class out exploring the new trails in our surrounding woods while engaging with the Outdoor and Adventure strand and creating some woodland creatures along their way.
Great fun was had with our wonderful Hurling coach David. David kindly did sessions with our 5th and 6th class who hot a chance to brush up on some skills.
Second and Third class proudly took part in our Swim a Mile activity in conjunction with Swim Ireland-swimming a mile in a relay!
The best way to start off Active School week with a morning of Zumba for our Infant classes. We are so lucky to have such talented parent volunteers.
Active School week got off to a great start with Unihoc sessions for 3rd, 4th and 5th classes with Helen.
Soccer skills for 5th and 6th with Patrick was a great way to finish our first day of Active School week
Active Week 2019
Third Class Swim a Mile Relay Challenge!
Second and Third Class also took part in Swim Ireland's 'Swim a Mile' relay Challenge in our local swimming pool. They received swim hats and certificates for their efforts. Well done!
Second and Third Class took to the hall this week to try out some Irish dancing as part of Active School week.
Bhain siad taitneamh as!
Bhain siad taitneamh as!
The Dream Team!
Sasha, Alice, Roibin, Liadh and Caelin all worked so hard this week. They are the senior members of the Active School Committee but this week they really stepped up their game to be the coaches, referees, organizers and motivators behind our Active School Week.
Our Friday Blitz Day!
A beautiful sunny day for our afternoon blitz! Classes 1st to 6th were split into teams of varying ages and abilities and each team got to participate in Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Olympic Handball and Dodge Ball. These games were all refereed by our Active School Committee members. The emphasis was on fun, teamwork and inclusion without a scoreboard. Their excellent behavior even earned them some free play at the end of the day. A perfect way to end Active School Week!
Senior Infants and First Class Rugby
Senior Infants and First Class each had a session with one of the Connacht Rugby coaches.A very enjoyable and active afternoon was had by all!
The Daily K
The Daily K has been run each day at little break during Active School Week and will continue next week. We are using our Active School Walkway as signposts for the Daily K. Each time the children run a kilometer they receive a sticker and when their running record is full (10km) they can earn a homework pass. The daily K has been monitored daily by our 5th and 6th class Active School Committee.
A Very Special Guest!
Maggie's uncle Mathew came to visit each class in the school. He is a wonderful athlete who won two gold medals and one silver medal in the recent Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi. Mathew won these medals for his sport Bocce. The children got to see Mathew's medals, ask questions about his sport and congratulate him in person for his amazing achievement!
Junior Infant Dance Class!
Junior Infants had a wonderful time at their dance class kindly given by Áine, one of our lovely parent volunteers.
First Class and Fifth Class Summer Scavenger hunt
Our Fifth Class and First Class joined together to take on a scavenger hunt challenge in our beautiful local forest. Each team had to find various signs of Summer and record their findings through photographs using our school i-pads.
Fifth Class Hurling session
A fine day's hurling for 5th Class with our local coach David. David also gave a block of hurling sessions to 3rd class earlier this year and the sessions were enjoyed by all.
Great start to Active School Week with Badminton!
A super start to our Active School week with one of our lovely parents Karina taking Junior Infants, 4th Class and 6th Class for badminton sessions in our local hall. Junior Infants started off with balloons before moving onto shuttles!