St. Joseph's N.S. Ballymitty

Active School Committee

What is the 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.

The teachers who are involved 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 February 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 KM 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 the 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 Principal's weekly update on the website.

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

Who is on the Active School Committee in 2021/2022?

3rd Class: Max Doran & Ella Hawe

4th/5th Class: Ellie Currid, Tadhg French, Georgia Bennett & Séamus Wall

6th Class: Katie O'Sullivan & Harry O'Sullivan

Let’s keep active!

Sep 26
Pupil & Staff Erasmus Trip to France
Oct 28
School closes for Midterm Break
Nov 14
Spanish Erasmus Pupils and Staff to visit school
Nov 22
Parent/Teacher Meetings Day 1
Hilltown, Ballymitty, Co. Wexford, Y35 YW81.
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