Sports in Scoil Úna Naofa

Our school has a very comprehensive PE (Physical Education) programme.

We cover all 6 strands of the Primary Curriculum – Games, Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics, Aquatics and Outdoor and Adventure.

We make full use of our 2 yards, 2 halls and surrounding facilities such as local parks, playgrounds and swimming pool.

The school is very fortunate to have coaches who visit the school during the year.  Our G.A.A. coach is Jonathan, and Fintan is our Cricket coach.

In May and June, we employ swimming coaches for 6 weeks of lessons for classes from 2nd to 6th. Pupils also learn about Water Safety.

There are school teams in Hurling, Camogie, Football & Ladies football, which compete in the Cumann na mBunscoil competitions each year. We’ve also sent Soccer, Cricket and Running teams to take part in local competitions and to Santry Sports. There are  many After School Clubs each week too.

Our school tours are activity based where possible.

Health and fitness are a top priority in Scoil Úna Naofa.

Our Camogie Team

Our Camogie Team are being coached by Mr Shanahan and Ms Waldron and they are playing very well. They have matches against Loretto, Mourne Road and Assumption. Their coaches are delighted with the team's spirit and committment, and they think they will go far! Go n-eirí libh a Chailíní!

GREAT NEWS!!!

After great wins in our 1st Round of Matches, Scoil Úna Naofa's camogie Team are through to the Quarter Finals. Fantastic News.

 

School Tours Dates

Early Start– 14th May – Lullymore Farm

1st Classes – 18th June – Fort Lucan

2nd Classes –18th June – Fort Lucan

Junior Infants – 19th June – Glenroe Pet Farm

Senior Infants – 19th June – Glenroe Pet Farm

Ms Johnson’s 3rd class – 11th June – Let’s Go Tours

Ms Coady’s 3rd class – 12th June – Clara Lara

4th Classes – 12th June – Clara Lara

5th /6th Class Girls – 12th June – Carlingford Centre

5th /6th Class Boys – 21st June – Alive Outside at Kilruddery House.

Walk on Wednesday

All classes are continuing to check their Walk on Wednesday tracker of how many pupils walk to school each Wednesday.

The evening walks are continuing to be a huge success and we really hope to keep these going.

So please ask your friends, relatives and neighbours to come join us on our community walk every Wednesday evening at 7pm.

Launch of our Active Flag, 5th April, 2019

Presentation of Active School Flag (ASF) – Friday April 5th 2019

Scoil Úna Naofa was awarded an ‘Active School Flag’ in 2018. This followed a great effort by the whole school to increase our physical Activity, some of which can be seen on the website.

The ‘Active School Flag’ is a national award for both primary and post primary school, and achieving a flag is a great honour for any school. ‘ASF’ is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland.
http://activeschoolflag.ie/

We were delighted to welcome Michael Darragh MacAuley to the school to present us with our award. Michael Darragh has been a stalwart of Dublin Gaelic Football for many years, and is a former primary teacher. He was treated to a lovely concert from some of our pupils, as well as a display of GAA skills from Mr Kiely’s class with our GAA GPO, Jonathon Rock. Jonathon is an uncle to another Dublin great – Dean Rock.

On Thursday, the school had rehearsed the ceremony in the front yard, but the weather did not oblige us on Friday. Ken, our caretaker, moved all the equipment and chairs back to the Big Hall, and thanks to great team-work from our pupils and teachers – the show went on. We were delighted that so many of our parents came to the ceremony, and we managed to find seats for most people.

Michael Darragh spoke to the audience before presenting us with our Flag. He said that it is very important to stay active – for both young and old. He mentioned some of the activities we did to achieve our flag. As well as our regular PE curriculum, the school ran initiatives such as ‘Run around Ireland’, ‘Run to Rio’, ‘Our Exercise Bike’, ‘Walk & Talk’, ’10 @ 10’ and many more. He spoke about the importance of sport – not just for physical activity, but for forming life-long friendships. Many of his good friends are people that he played with on school and club teams.
After that, our senior classes went out to the yard to watch the raising of our ‘Active Schools Flag’. Many of our school community were in attendance, and many got a chance to speak to Michael Darragh, with a few taking photos also.

Afterwards, refreshments were served in the small hall, which gave people a chance to warm up and chat.
All of this would not have been possible without the great effort of our ‘Active Committee’. Thank you to Éabha & Conor from 6th Class, along with Ms Nulty, Mr Malone, Ms Waldron and of course Mr Shanahan, who kept coming up with new exciting ideas to keep us active, and continue to do so – Thank You All!

 

 

Raising of our Active School Flag Schedule

Act Item Participants
Welcome Welcome Michael Darragh to the school and present official award Senior Infant pupils
Act 1 Seo mo bhéal

Tá mé ag Súgradh

Istigh sa Zú

Junior Infants
Act II GAA Drills with Johnathon Rock
Act III The Scoil Úna Naofa Twirlers

Julie, Breanna, Neveah, Mya, Calum, Holly, Anna.

2nd/3rd/4th class
Act IV 2nd Class Song 3 x 2nd classes
Act V Haca as Gaeilge 4th classes
Raise Flag 4th, 5th and 6th classes walk with MD Senior School
 

Raising the Flag

 

Tea & Refreshments

Aldi Rugby Sticker Promotion

Do you shop at Aldi Ireland?

Scoil Úna Naofa have signed up to participate in the Aldi Play Rugby Promotion. We are asking parents, friends and relations to collect the Rugby Player stickers to be in with a chance to win €50,000 to develop our playing facilities.

A primary school in each province will receive €2,500 worth of training equipment for their school, a training session with Paul O’Connell including a new set of school jerseys and Aldi branded water bottles.

Every school who enters a fully completed poster will receive an Aldi Play Rugby kit bag, 4 rugby balls, a water bottle holder and 6 water bottles.

We are asking all pupils and parents to collect the stickers when you shop in Aldi and return to the school to display on our poster now hanging up the school.

Closing date is 7th April, so let’s TRY and get this over the line.

Walk on Wednesdays

Walk on Wednesday
The parents’ association have introduced WOW to encourage children to walk to and from school on Wednesdays and it was great to see so many kids and parents ditching the car and walking.
See the Walk on Wednesday page for more details.

Evening Walks
The parents’ association have introduced evening walks and we had a great turnout on our first evening walk –60 people!! We walked 2.6km in 36 minutes. Thanks to all the volunteers and participants and especially to the excited kids for forcing their parents to get off the couch. Remember everyone is welcome to join, so hoping to see you all back every Wednesday evening at 7pm at the main entrance to the school. Follow the Scoil Úna Naofa Parents association facebook page to see photos and keep up to date with all that’s happening in the school.

 

Active Wednesdays

This month we are encouraging all our children and parents to become more active and healthy as part of our active school initiative. Our Active Team have organised and will supervise our school activities such as Jump to the bell, Busy breaks, Run around Ireland and Jogging in the yard.

Our PA would like to introduce a ‘Walk on Wednesdays’ tradition that many schools  around Dublin have already started. We encourage all parents and children to walk/cycle/scooter to and from school every Wednesday from this week on.

Fun Run Update

Thanks to all parents once again for their generosity in supporting our annual fun run held in October 2018. To date, we have spent the money raised on; Interactive Science workshops; Sticks and Stones anti-bullying workshops,  books, new skipping ropes, footballs, basketballs, new wheel our cushions for assemblies and circle time, the school garden and tablets and projectors.

GAA

The girls’ football team finished top of their group, qualifying for the quarter final. The girls beat a school from Tallaght in the quarter final before narrowly losing the semi-final to Loreto Stephens Green. It was a great  achievement to get this far. Well done, girls!