Active Flag

The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to those schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools more active more often. 

Schools wishing to achieve the ASF begin the process by self-evaluating their current provision across 3 areas: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Partnerships. Schools must also organise an Active School Week programme and commit to having it as part of their annual school calendar. Schools that can say ‘yes’ to all of the ASF success criteria will be awarded with the active flag. The flag remains valid for a period of 3 years, after which time schools will be invited to re-apply. 

ASF is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland 

We are working towards achieving our first active flag in the 2023/2024 school year and have many exciting things planned for next year. 

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Active Flag Update

We have so much fun last year working towards our active flag. Here are some of the highlights.

In October we completed Active Halloween where each class got to take part in some fun spooky games.

In November we took part in the Olympic Movement Break a Day Challenge. The students got to follow along with some of the Olympians that will compete in this year Olympics.

In December the whole school took part in a Christmas Music Dance Break for Active Christmas.



We are currently participating in the Run Around Europe Challenge.

It’s spread out over 4 weeks and our aim is to make it through 10 cities and then back to Dublin by the end of term.

So far, we have made it through London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Warsaw, Kyiv, Bucharest, Athens, Zagreb and have just made it to Rome!

This means we’ve run a Challenge equivalent of 6,546km, which is fantastic.

The whole school has been running, from Junior Infants up to 6th class and we’re hoping to make it from Rome to Paris and back to Dublin in time for next Friday, when we’ll be starting our well-earned break.