Active School Flag Project - Partnerships  
     
 

If you are involved in a sports cub, are a physical activity provider or involved in anything which promotes an active healthy lifestyle, then we would be delighted to hear from you. We actively encourage the local community to come and visit our school especially during our Active School Week May 14th-18th. Give a taster session of your activity to the children. We like to include new activities each year.

For Rathregan to become an active school – we really do need your help. So please volunteer your time to help us achieve this goal. If people in the community have ideas, can lend a helping hand or want to join our active schools committee then get in contact with the school.

The school has cultivated strong links with other clubs: GAA, Athletics,Taekwondo, Dance, Aquatics, Gymnastics and Rugby.

It has also drawn on the resources of the Irish Heart Foundation for its ‘Busy Breaks’.

The Local Sports Partnership and HSE Health Promotion Officer have been informed that Rathregan NS is engaged in the Active Flag process.

  • We worked with Blackhall Gaels GAA club last year and were very lucky to have two excellent coaches in to teach Hurling.
  • North Kildare Rugby also sent a coach for Tag Rugby for children from 3rd-6th class.
  • All classes went swimming in term 3 to our local pool in Coolmine.
  • During Active week we liaised with parents who came to our school and gave taster sessions. We are very grateful for these experiences which the children really enjoyed.
  • We also liaised with Triathlon Ireland, Ultimate Frisbee Ireland and Navan Dance school who came and thought brilliant lessons in Duathlon, Ultimate Frisbee and Dance. We have reconnected with both clubs this year and are now taking part in a 5 week Duathlon course. We have also recently received an Ultimate Frisbee starter pack which will introduce this exciting game into the games strand in our curriculum.
  • Cumann na Mbunscol games have been in full flow since the beginning of the year. Our 5th and 6th class boys and girls have just reached the quarter finals which will be played soon. Our success would not be possible without our partnerships with BHG GAA who allow us to use their pitch to train and play games. Our parents have also played a special part in bringing children to and from matches and supporting children from the side-line. A special mention to Fintan Porter who has helped Ms. Kavanagh set up pitches and organise the team on match days. All help is greatly appreciated.
  • We have also been extremely lucky to have been given a kind donation of 30 new Gaelic footballs courtesy of Tom O' Connor. The children can now train and learn Gaelic football skills with excellent, age-appropriate footballs.