What is the Active School Flag?

We have applied for an Active School Flag. This is a national award which aims to have our young people active every day. Every class from Early Start to 6th Class is taking part in this initiative. The ‘Active School Committee’ which includes some teachers, Mr Shanahan, Ms Waldron, Ms Nulty and Mr Malone, and some of our senior pupils, are coming up with great ideas to get us moving.



P.E. Programme

PE Programme – Here is the P.E. Programme we use in Scoil Úna Naofa.

In accordance with our PE plan, all classes receive 1 hour physical education each week. Teachers use the primary school PE curriculum as well as the PSSI lessons plans to plan their lessons. We follow a standardised PE Timetable. Children from 2nd to 6th go swimming at the end of the school year for 6 weeks.

Coaching Partners

Coaching received for Active flag – Read about our partners in the community who help us keep active.

Active School Week

Active Schools Week & Sports Days 2018 – Active School Week 2018 is bursting at the seams.  Have a look at some of our photos here:- 

P.E. Timetables 17/18

P.E timetable small hall 17-18

P.E. Timetable Big Hall 17-18

Activity Log 17/18

Read the Activity Log and enjoy the photos.


The school started the ‘Run Around Europe’ running initiative, with the whole school getting involved. The children reached London by Tuesday, before running to Paris and finishing up in Riga. It was a great effort by all the children in the school and they really enjoyed it.

The third class children also challenged the teachers in a cricket game, with the children winning!!


The school’s first student Active Flag Committee was organised, with students from 5th and 6th class helping the teachers – Ms. Nulty, Ms. Waldron,  Mr. Malone and Mr. Shanahan. The Active Flag committee are now the ‘Playground Leaders’ and ensure equipment is brought out to yard each day.

The school started using Go Noodle and each of the classes practiced a dance called ‘Bones’ which was integrated with Hallowe’en. The school participated in a local Athletics Event in Tymon Park, with classes from 3rd to 6th getting involved. Four medals were won, between the classes which was a great achievement.

The whole school also had our annual ‘Fun Run’, where classes dressed up in their costumes (even the teachers) and walked around Crumlin village before returning to the school. Each class then jogged a lap around the school yard infront of the parents, who were invited in.


An exercise bike was introduced to the senior classes for the month of November. Each class had a day where the exercise bike was used in their class and each child was allowed 5 minutes on the bike. The bike was passed onto the next class at the beginning of each morning.


With the school acquiring their first defibulator, 14 members of the staff were provided  with training in first aid and then shown how to correctly use the defibulator. Teachers found this an invaluable experience.

The 6th class students conducted a whole school ‘What Club Are You In?’ survey to find out about physical activity opportunities that are available in the local community.


‘Do Your Walking While You’re Talking’ was also encouraged throughout the school, with particular focus on the senior yard. Teachers felt this was an excellent initiative and one that will be integrated into yard time every day.



The whole school got involved in the Operation Transformation ’10 @ 10′ initiative. Classes put on the video each day at 10 o’ clock and the whole class, teachers included, got involved. The children loved the fact that their was a new video each day with different exercises.



’10 @ 10′ was continued for the month of March. With the whole school engaging in ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’, teachers played ’10 @10′ through Gaeilge. It provided the school with an excellent opportunity to integrate exercise and Gaeilge and the children learned new phrases.

Children also participated in a ‘Céile’ and ‘Clúichí sa Chlós’. Teachers also taught Physical Education through Gaeilge.

All classes in the school participated in an Easter Egg Hunt. Ms. O’ Donovan’s senior Infants were the winners, collecting 32 eggs in 2 minutes. Every class thoroughly enjoyed the event and active rewards were given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Ms. Caulfields class enjoyed active afternoon, drawing their bodies on the yard.​
The whole school performed on stage for ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’. At the end of the performance, third class lead the whole hall to a performance of the ‘Haka’ as gaeilge, that each class had been working on throughout the month of March.
The camogie Team competed in the Cumann na mbunscoil competition. After going unbeaten in their group, the girls qualified for the quarter final, where they lost by a goal to Gaelscoil Óilibhéir. The boys soccer team had two games during the month, winning and losing a game.
At the beginning of April, pupils started practising for Santry Sports, with each class from 3rd to 6th class having an opportunity to get involved. Teachers then conducted trials with 4 from every class getting picked to compete.


May has been a very active month in Scoil Úna Naofa. All the classes have been running around the yard every day for 10 minutes.

The front yard got the football pitch freshly painted for 5th & 6th Class football. At yard time, the pupils were encouraged to stay active:- ‘Do your talking while you’re walking’, Football, Skipping etc.

A number of our pupils took part in Santry Sports, while our cricket team got a chance to show their skills. Rugby coaching began and Luke from Crumlin GAA continued his weekly coaching of all classes.