Active Schools Flag

In the past we have obtained an Active Schools Flag. This year we are working towards achieving this award again for Scoil Mhichil Naofa. Check back regularly for updates regarding this new endeavour. No doubt the school will be a very active place in the months ahead. We look forward to the challenge.

This is our Active School Committee who are helping our school to become a more active space.

A huge congratulation to our 6th class student Colman Maloney who won our poster competition and came up with our school motto, “Fit Body Fit Mind, Be Active, Be Kind”

The school year has got off to a great start with each class participating in the “Tour of Europe” challenge. We can already see a great improvement in fitness levels throughout the school. Our first target was to run to London, 464 km away which we have achieved. Our next target is to get to Brussels which is 776km away.

For the month of November each classroom is making a great effort to take three active breaks through out the day. This includes a running break, a dance break and an exercise break. Each class knows that physical activity helps us to stay healthy, concentrate and focus and have fun!




For the month of November each classroom is making a great effort to take three active breaks through out the day. This includes a running break, a dance break and an exercise break. Each class knows that physical activity helps us to stay healthy, concentrate and focus and have fun!

Ms. Ryan’s classroom are busy creating their own dance routines in small groups.

The active school committee are busy teaching the new exercises out on yard.

The senior room and middle room are currently busy doing the “60 Minutes a Day Physical Activity Challenge.” The World Health Organisation recommends that children and youth aged 5 – 17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity daily.

3rd – 6th class get the opportunity to learn new hurling skills with Mr. Brían Ryan throughout the school year and always look forward to his visits.

On P.E. days, each class gets P.E. homework, feel free to help your son/daughter choose from our bank of P.E. exercises. Click here to find out more :)

Here is a recording of our walk on Wednesday initiative which we started on January 23rd. People living locally took the opportunity to walk as opposed to driving to school. Here is a tally of our data.

Each term we have been taking part in the 60 minutes a day physical activity challenge. Here is a sample of some of the activities that the children took part in.

We have also taken part in the "Climb the Heights" skipping challenge throughout the school. This provided great excitement in attempting to climb the highest mountains throughout the world.