St. Joseph's N.S. Ballymitty

Active School Committee

Every September pupils from 1st- 6th classes are asked if they would like to run for the election to be on the Active School Committee. Pupils must put forward their plan/manifesto outlining all the things they want to do to make our school an Active School. Pupils in each class vote for and elect the pupils they think will make a difference.

Ms. Butler and Ms. Bohanna then meet the newly elected committee. They guide the committee and tell them how a committee runs. The positions of Chairperson, Secretary and PRO are elected by the committee.

The Committee meet once every month and they decide on different activities to make sure we are physically active and physically educated in our school.

Some of the activities organised by this committee are:

  • Active School Weeks – in Feb. (Feb. 17th – 20th 2020) and in June/ During these weeks classes take part in activities inside and outside of school such as a Hoolahoopathon, Circuits and Basketball coaching. They also get active homework.
  • A mile a day – We encourage our pupils to build up the strength to run 1 mile per day around the school yard.
  • Active School Motto: Hop, Jump, Skip and Play, Let’s get Active everyday.
  • Help Student Council to purchase school sports equipment such as basketballs, dodge balls, bean bags etc.
  • The pupils summarise their events and activities for the parents at prize giving each term and they also add their news to the school monthly newsletters.

We were awarded our first Active School Blue Flag in 2018.

Let’s keep active!

Hilltown, Ballymitty, Co. Wexford, Y35 YW81.
051 561324
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