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Active Flag Committee
2020 - 2021
Class Names
JI (RG) Katherine McKnight
JI (MOS) Charlie Doherty
JI (ROR) Cara McDonnell
JI (MC) Ben Gentles
JI (TM) Conor O’Farrell
SI (LC) Isabelle McDermott
Adam Mannion
SI (TOB) Aoife Shanahan
Liam O’Boyle
SI (AMB) Grace McGuckin
Dylan Brett
SI (EM) Martin Bannon Cara Rennick
1st (AC / AB) Sono Nalliah
Grace Farrell
1st (LK) Katie Bannon
Ruth McGuire

2nd (ET) Kate Dowling
Cara Cullen
2nd (CMcK) Robyn Dempsey
Anna Sadlier
3rd (KF) Aoibhe Fallon
Tara McDonnell
3rd (ON) Abbi McEvoy
Willow Rudden
4th (LC) Zara Tuke
Amy Kendal
4th (ED) Grace Anderson
Emma Fitzsimmons
5th (AB) Alaa El Matoni
Eve McAllister
5th (YD) Grace Gregory
Áine Walsh
6th (OS) Grace Brewster
Jessica Mullen
6th (ST) Chloe Leonard
Aoife McAdam

Staff: Mossy Quealy, Orla Smith, Anna Marie Busek, Grace O’Neill, Annette
Brennan, Orla Nash, Sarah Cook


All classes in our school are taught five out of the six strands of the P.E. curriculum each year.
The six strands include: Aquatics, Athletics, Games, Dance, Gymnastics and Outdoor and Adventure.
Physical Education is allocated 1 hour per week of overall teaching time. Discretionary time is also used towards P.E.

Every child’s progress in PE is discussed at PT meetings and feedback is included in the end of year school reports.

All teachers use the PSSI lesson plans to ensure the delivery of a broad and balanced PE curriculum. We also use the ‘Move Well Move Often’ PDST resources to promote fundamental movement skills development when teaching the different PE strands.

We teach the Land Paws Water Safety Programme each year.

We have chosen to prioritise Games as our focus for the Active School Flag. Some staff members have attended CPD courses in this area both physically and virtually since COVID and have given feedback during staff meetings.


Pre-covid, swimming lessons took place during Terms 1, 2 and 3 in Templeogue College Swimming Pool. Children from 3rd 4th, 5th and 6th class level got the opportunity to partake in a block of lessons (8 weeks). The lessons were on Mondays. It is hoped that these lessons can resume in the school year 2021-2022.


In our first and and third terms of the year our football and hurling coaches from Ballyboden St. Endas G.A.A. club work with our pupils in 1st to 3rd class. Junior and Senior classes also engage in games during these terms focusing on basic skills required for playing games.



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Dave Bradshaw takes classes from 3rd up for the Athletics strand. Children participate in the South Dublin C.c. cross country events during the year





In the 3rd term 5th and 6th class participate in Zumba classes with Aoife. During Seachtain na Gaeilge classes do a big Ceili with Ballyroan Boys school and younger classes are taught Ceili dancing by the older children





The strand units of the Outdoor and Adventure curriculum include:

  • Walking: WOW ….Walk on Wednesday initiative….winners get the Golden Boot every week
  • Orienteering: our school has been mapped for Orienteering
  • Outdoor Challenges: 3rd and 4th classes go to Royal Breffni Crystal Maze Adventure Centre every May/June.
  • Water based activities (fifth and sixth class only): 5th classes go to Avon Rí Adventure Centre in May/June and 6th classes go to Delphi Adventure Centre in June every year.
  • Understanding and appreciation of outdoor and adventure activities.

These activities help to develop appreciation and enjoyment of the great outdoors. They also help children foster a healthy attitude to the environment around them. The activities are team-orientated and develop social skills. Outdoor and adventure activities are mainly non-competitive and offer alternative ways to enjoy a healthy approach to recreation and outdoor activities.

Orienteering Map 1.pdf

Orienteering Teachers Map.pd


The Gymnastics strand outlines the movement activities for each class level and indicates how movement can be developed sequentially. The focus is on body action such as jumping, turning, swinging and balancing and with the control and management of body movements in increasingly challenging situations. Movement tasks are set to match children’s stages of development and provide all children with opportunities for achievement.

The gymnastics curriculum contains activities which refer to the teaching of specific skills e.g. forward roll, handstand, and cartwheel. Whereas all aspects of gymnastics are planned with an emphasis on the state of readiness of the child, this applies particularly to the teaching of specific skills. To be able to perform these with a degree of success, the child needs to be strong and supple and to be able to create tension throughout the body.

Below is a list of resources we use for Gymnastics:

Our PE Equipment:

We carry out regular audits of our PE Equipment where we dispose of old or broken equipment. Our equipment and resources are clearly labelled, well organised and easily accessible in our PE store to the front of the school hall. At present, due to covid, each class has their own bag of equipment which can be easily wiped down at the end of a lesson.

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12 2023
Active Week
12 2023
Swimming Lesson: 3rd Class Week 7
16 2023
Sports Day
19 2023
Swimming Lesson: 3rd Class Week 8
29 2023
Half Day for Summer Holidays
Scoil Naomh Pádraig,
Ballyroan Cresent,
Dublin 16,

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