Active Schools 2021/2022


What is the Active School Flag?

The Active School Flag (ASF) is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland, and is part of the National Physical Activity Plan. The ASF initiative provides schools with a framework to guide, support and incentivise them to work towards achieving a physically educated and physically active school community.

See below the ASF activities for 2021 - 2022.

Be Active Walkway Day

We kicked off our ASF calendar for this year with the BeActive Walkway Day on Friday, 24th September. Classes enjoyed the lovely autumnal weather by completing the Active Walkway trail in both the Junior and Senior buildings.




Active Student of the Month Awards

An award is given out to one student in every class who has been particularly active during that month. Well done to those active body means an active mind!

September Active Students




October Active Students



Doing a spooky walk to show off Halloween costumes, making use of our Active Walkway from the Junior to Senior building....


'Active Break Every Day' Challenge, November 8th - December 3rd.

As part of the 'Active Break Every Day' Challenge classes are encouraged to take indoor/outdoor movement breaks everyday. These breaks are a great way to restore concentration/focus not to mention get everyone active, and should form part of the school day every day for everyone. We've got some great resources to help us along the way such as Cosmic Kids Yoga, The Irish Heart Foundation Bizzy Breaks, Movement in the Classroom from the PDST and RTE's 10@10 videos. This year we also signed up to Fyffes Fit Squad. Have a look at some of the things our classes got up to....

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GAA 5 Star Centre Flag

Garrett Doyle, our GDA, presented KPS with its GAA 5 Star Centre flag, well earned in a school that is proud of it's history with the GAA and Cumann na mBunscol. Thanks to Garrett for all that he does in developing the fitness and skill levels of our pupils in KPS.


November Active Students

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Santa Dash

Coming up in December we have our Santa Dash where we will be getting fit and festive by using our Active Walkway while listening to some Christmas tunes. We are all looking forward to it.

December Active Students

23 2021
Christmas holidays (inclusive)
06 2022
Back to school
21 2022
Mid-term break (inclusive)
17 2022
Bank Holiday (inclusive)
It's hard not to notice how much we love STEM in KPS. Today we held our very first outdoor Science Day.
6th Orange prepared a set of posters and questions to challenge their counterparts in 2nd Class.
This post includes photos of 5th Class' Halloween performance, recent maths trail and some lovely examples of current art in 5th Class.
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