Active Schools Flag

The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
Schools wishing to achieve the ASF begin the process by self-evaluating their current provision across 3 areas: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Partnerships. Schools must also organise an Active School Week programme and commit to having it as part of their annual school calendar. Schools that can say ‘yes’ to all of the ASF success criteria will be awarded with the active flag. The flag remains valid for a period of 3 years after which time schools will be invited to re-apply.

Active Schools Flag News

Active Week – School Walk

Today, Monday June 17th, To 1st to 6th classes went for a walk on the Great Southern Trail. We set off from the school with our high viz jackets and high spirits at 11:30. The sun was in the sky and it was a lovely day for a walk. We all did an 8km loop and arrived...

Day 3 of Active Week

Friday June 14th was the third day of Active Week. We did all the traditional races, sack races, wheel barrow, sprints, and many more. We also had our Tug of Wars, and the melody of the ice-cream van calling to the school was music to our ears. We had a relaxing...

Active Week Seniors/ First Class

We have been very active this week. Have a look at some of our pictures to see what we have been doing. Wednesday we used our go-karts, had a soccer tournament and made smoothies. Senior Boys had a teddy bear picnic too. On Thursday everyone did yoga, had football...

Active Week June 2019 – Day 1 & 2

Active Week began in Killoughteen NS on Wednesday June 12th. It has been a very busy two days so far. We had a Teddy Bears picnic in Junior and Senior Infants, Basket ball blitz, Football Blitz (Tim Crowley Memorial Cup), Go Kart fun, Take on the Teachers Challenge,...

4th Class Hurling Blitz

On Thursday June 6th our class went to play in a blitz in the GAA field in Newcastle West. We were really excited about going. The day was mainly dry and we knew we had to play 3 matches. We played two teams from the Courtenay School and a team from Dromcollogher NS....

3rd Class Football Blitz

On May 30th we attended a football blitz which was organised by David O Dea. (West Limerick Games Development Administrator). We were split into two teams. It was really exciting heading off to our first blitz. It was great fun. We played against the Courtenay School,...

Killoughteen NS Camogie 2019

This year our girls played division 1 Camogie. The teams in our group were Ballingarry NS, Adare Girls and Mahoonagh. The Blitz took place in Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale on May the 14th. Prior to this Mr Sean Gleeson trained us at school. The training sessions were...

Team Limerick Clean-up

The Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC) initiative is sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and is spearheaded by Paul O’Connell and Limerick City and County Council, with the support of Mr Binman, the Limerick Leader and Live 95. Our school registered to take part in...

Fundraising Cycle

On Saturday next Analog Devices have organised a fundraising cycle in aid of Killoughteen NS ASD Unit. We are very appreciative of this support for our school pupils. We hope that many people will be able to come on Saturday and enjoy the cycle. Today we organised a...