Partnerships within and outside the school are an important aspect of the Active School Flag. When a school participates in the Active School Flag Programme it is vital to interact and engage with other organisations and clubs.
Within Scoil Chormaic CNS we established our own ASF committee at the outset of the process. Children who were interested in joining were elected at each class level. The committee members keep all classes up to date on ASF news and events. For example certain children were in charge of the P.E storeroom and sport equipment, other members were in charge of communicating messages and others were instrumental when planning events. Our school has an ASF notice board and suggestions box.
Our school also acknowledges physical activity and sporting success achieved during and outside of school hours. Our school informs pupils and parents about physical activity opportunities that are available in the local community.
Our school invites different sports clubs/physical activity providers from the local community to visit our school during the year, to give taster sessions of their activity. So far, some activities that we are trying out are Gaelic football with Larissa, Ellen and Anthony from O Dwyers GAA, soccer coaching with Paul Keogh and the TY students from Balbriggan Community College and Tag Rugby with Ariel from Leinster Rugby. We also have a number of students and families taking part in the Operation Transformation walks which is based in Balbriggan in 2019.
TY Students from Balbriggan Community College
In an effort to build on our relationship with Balbriggan Community College following their successful TY soccer coaching programme, Owen Mc Grath from Fingal Sports Council helped to organise further sports coaching workshops between both schools. On this occasion,for one day in October and again in December, their TY students did some fun practical sessions with our 3rd and 4th classes. It helped the TY students to gain their coaching certs as well as giving our children a chance to be active!