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

We got fit and festive on 17th December when we had our Santa Dash. We used our Active Walkway while listening to some Christmas tunes and a lovely atmosphere was created.

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December Active Students

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January Active Students



February Active Students

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Spórt agus Spraoi i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge

During Seachtain na Gaelige the children in the Junior Building proudly wore their green, white and orange and did a St. Patrick’s Day parade around the Active Walkway on both sides of the road. Irish music was played as they walked and a lively beat was kept. In the Senior Building classes took part in céilí dancing, which not only is a great form of exercise but is also great craic!

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March Active Students

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Run Around Ireland Challenge

Classes have been involved in the ‘Run Around Ireland Challenge’ which took place in schools across the country between March 14th and April 8th. It was great to see classes doing laps of the field and each child progressing at their own level and making improvements every day. This quick ventilation break allows the mind to clear and the body to stay fit and healthy.

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April Active Students


May Active Students

Playground Leaders

Well done to 2nd class Active School representatives for co-ordinating all the members of 2nd class to be playground leaders for our Junior Infant classes; and to the 6th class for doing likewise with 3rd class. It was lovely to see the senior classes in both buildings taking leadership roles in teaching the younger boys and girls playground games during lunchtimes on the Wednesdays in May. Some of the games the Junior Infants played were Duck Duck Goose, Traffic Lights, What time is it Mr. Wolf? and Crocodile, Crocodile may we Cross Your Golden River? The 3rd class played Stuck in the Mud, Sea Ship Shore, Frost and Sun and for the final week they participated in a skipathon.


Active School Week

June Active Students

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Bank Holiday
29 2022
Summer holidays
Well done to our boys who took part in the Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Participation Day in Bray Emmets.
We searched for and gathered leaves and petals from around the grounds to make our pictures.
What a lovely time our pupils had sharing books and listening to each other read. Well done to all in 3rd and Junior Infants.
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Co. Wicklow

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