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Active Flag Committee 2017/18



The Active Flag Committee members have been selected for the 2017/18 academic year. They are Patrycja, Katherine, Eliza, Willow (missing), Clodagh S, Rhianna, Greta, Sienna, Clodagh Mc & Haydn. The girls, guided by Mrs Hannon, have already established a routine of playground games each day. They provide hula hoops for the 2nd and 3rd classes in the junior yard and run a handball and basketball rota for the senior girls in the backyard.


On Wednesday,11th October the committee invited Sophie Herron to come to the school. Sophie did a hula-hooping demo for the junior classes in the P.E. hall and some girls were invited to take part. She taught them various hooping techniques and tricks. Sophie finished up with a special session for our hula-hooping champions from last year's competition. She showed these girls a few tips and hopefully they will in turn teach these to our junior classes at breaktimes.

















Active Flag Committee 2016/17

Now that we have successfully achieved the status of being an Active School for another 3 years, Mrs Hannon and the committee members want to ensure that our pupils continue to keep active and healthy during break times. They provide hula hoops in the junior yard each day and have also introduced basketball in the senior playground. The committee members are: : Alesha Cawley, Sienna Mc Dermott, Rhianna Bell, Clodagh Smyth, Willow Fitzpatrick, Geraldine Sweeney, Patrycja Kolobius, Katherine Vaisnoraite, Ailbhe Ward and Aoife Mc Skeane.

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Active Flag Committee 2015/16

A new committee was elected in September 2015 and its main aim for this school year is to work towards the renewal of our Active Flag in June 2016.

Committee members are: 2nd class: Lauren Ward & Vilte Zakarauskaite

3rd class: Aoife Connolly & Aoife Fitzgerald

4th class: Hannah Sheridan & Toma Zukauskaite

5th class: Caitlin Finnegan & Chloe Mc Kenna Bell

6th class:Tabatunzie Alexis & Ciona Barry


The student committee members are working with Mrs. Hannon to promote playground games. They leave out hula- hoops and Giant Connect-4 games in the yard everyday and they have circulated a list of playground games to every class to learn and practise during their P.E. lessons.

Mrs Hannon ran a very successful hula-hoop competition for all classes during the months of February and March. The standard was so high that it was extremely difficult to select winners. After much "hooping " the following girls (pictured below) were chosen: Gloria Marut, Elizabete Sermolite, Niamh Mc Elwain, Enrika Sulcaite, Aoibheann Mc Ginnity, Katherine Vaisnoraite, Klara Kovalovsky-Kiaurakyte, Kellie McCarron, Megan Prunty, and Neda Ivanauskaite










































The adult committee are organising a series of Active Days to be run over the coming months. These
will be facilitated by Miss McNally.

The first Active Day was held on Tuesday 16th February and because of inclement weather, was concluded on Wednesday 17th. Ms McNally took each class to the yard for a half- hour activity lesson which included aerobic warm-ups and an obstacle course.

































Skipping Competition 2016

Mrs Hannon and The Active Flag Committee organised a skipping competition during the month of May. The finals took place on the first day of Active Week, Monday 30th May and the winners were announced at our Active Assembly on Thursday 2nd June. The standard of skipping was amazing, with a group of the finalists performing various skipping tricks for the whole school at the special assembly.

The winners are pictured below with their prizes: 2nd Class: Emilia Zadlo and Elizabete Sermolite, 3rd Class: Daisy Walker and Aoife Fitzgerald. 4th Class: Tammy McElwain and Ellie Connolly. 5th Class: Klara  Kovalovsky-Kiaurakyte  and Nicole Karlaite. 6th Class: Ciona barry and Leah Danh.

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Active Week and Sports Day 2016

On Monday and Tuesday we had the finals of our skipping competition, orienteering lessons and "Walk a mile with a smile" which involved all the classes going on the Greenway Walk with their teachers. We also had sessions of "DEAD"- Drop Everything And Dance, which the children absolutely loved. Active-6















The highlight of the week was undoubtedly Sports Day. This was held on Thursday morning and was organised in a series of nine stations including a bouncy castle, disco, soccer skills, "Go Noodle," dance, basketball, hula-hooping, javelin throwing and of course the traditional long jump and sack/ egg and spoon races. We are very grateful to John Crudden of the FAI who provided coaches to man the two soccer stations.

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Later, on Thursday afternoon, the whole school gathered in the P.E. hall for a special Active Assembly. This was an opportunity for our pupils to remember and to celebrate all their achievements in the areas of physical education and activities over the past year.Active-12








Narrated by the children themselves, we listened to a synopsis of all the competitions in which we've taken part: Gaelic, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, swimming and handball. We were also reminded of all our in-school activities and were treated to wonderful demonstrations of dance, hula-hooping and skipping skills. The whole day was a resounding success and a testament to the excellent organisational skills of the Active Flag Committee.






Active Flag Committee 2014/15


Committee members include: Anna Woznica, Aoife Fitzgerald (2nd class), Gabriella Gvozdaite, Hannah Sheridan (3rd class),  Orla Sherry, Khusi Chowdary (4th class), Rebecca Kearney, Claragh McDermott (5th class), Louise McGinnity and Antra Kamrovska (6th class)

Pictured below are the monthly activities organised by the committee from February to June 2015

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St. Louis Gets its Active Flag!


A wonderful celebration for the raising of two Flags took place in St. Louis GNS on Tuesday, June 18th. The school was celebrating the achievement of a second Green Flag and a first Active Flag.


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The Active Flag preparation began with a review of the PE plan and the development of extra resources for the gymnastics and outdoor and adventure curriculum strands. There were road safety and cycling workshops and lots of competitions. St. Louis Girls' School have a wide variety of active extra-curricular activities which include Gaelic, soccer, basketball, hockey, tennis, athletics and dancing. The Active Flag co-ordinators added aerobics, a Move and Groove class, a Get Fit class and a daily cardio workout to ensure that the students were challenged physically in a non-competitive manner. They worked with the Green Flag Committee on the WOW project and organised a team of senior girls to play games with younger students during break times. These games proved very popular and were worked on a rotational basis. Brian Peppard delivered an inspiring talk on the importance of exercise and the benefits of becoming a member of the Phoenix Athletics Club. Teresa O Hanlon gave an excellent presentation on the importance of good nutrition when taking exercise. DSC-flags-sm1

Active Week took place during the week of May 28th to June 1st 2012. The students enjoyed a very wide range of active activities, a Jersey Day was organised for Goal by Mrs Carmel Gallagher and there was a sports themed assembly. The week ended with a sports day in the park with a DJ which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The Parents' Association helped by organising a trek through Rossmore in March and ten members of staff completed a First Aid course in February to ensure safety for everyone in all activities.

Well done to our inspiring Active Flag Committee and the co-ordinators, Mrs Irene Flynn and Ms Úna O' Reilly.

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The Road to Our Active Flag

The pupils and staff of St Louis G.N.S.  workied together to achieve the Active School Flag. The Flag is awarded to schools ‘ that strive to achieve a physically active and physically educated community’.


As an Active School we aim to:

  1. provide all pupils with appropriate PE provision and ensure the school PE policy is both comprehensive and up to date. 
  2. make a range of extra-curricular activities available to children catering for the diversity of our pupils, including those with special needs. 
  3. promote physical activity during break times as well as introducing new sports into the school PE timetable
  4. seek assistance from outside agencies such as the local sports partnerships and National bodies.
  5. involve students in the process and liaise with parents and the local community.


ASF Committee

Active School FlagOur Active Schools Committee consists of a number of staff and student representatives. 
Staff members: Miss O’Reilly, Mrs Flynn, Mrs T McKenna, Mrs A McKenna, Mrs McGeown and Miss Flynn. 
Student members: Kate McEvoy, Erica Silva Lima, Kirsty McAree, Caoimhe Collins, Elena Blazerviciute, Ellen McAteer, Linda Reilly, Lucy Campbell


Active School FlagActive Schools Week

Active Schools Week took place in St Louis from the 28th May - 1st June. Throughout the week the girls took part in a wide range of sporting activities including orienteering, slí na slainte, FitKids, skipathon & spinathon, sports acro, swimming, art competitions, Olympic ICT, whole school sports quiz and of course sports day which was held on the Tuesday and enjoyed by all!! In addition jersey day helped raise much needed funds for the charity GOAL and the week ended with a lovely Sports themed Assembly.


Walk to School Month

asf-3During the month of June we encouraged the girls to become more active by walking to school. Well done to the 2nd class pupils who designed the front cover of the booklet. Certificates designed by our 4th classes were presented to frequent walkers at the end of the month!



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Annual Sponsored Walk 2013

St. Louis G.N.S. Parents' Association held their annual Sponsored Walk on Sunday 20th January. There was a good turn out of pupils, parents and teachers prepared to take part in the walk. The route, which was walked twice, went through the Convent grounds andup the Broad Road. We extend our thanks to the
Phoenix Athletic Club for lending us their high-vis jackets, which proved very useful. Refreshments were served afterwards in the school hall and never was a cup of steaming hot tea so welcome as on this winter's day!


Easter Fun Walk 2013

The ASF Committee along with help from the Parents' Association organised an Easter Fun Walk on Saturday 23rd March in Rossmore Forest Park. Although it was a very cold and frosty morning the girls and their families had lots of fun walking through the forest with the added bonus of collecting Easter eggs along the way! Well earned refreshments were provided afterwards in Gortakeegan Soccer Club. A special thanks goes to Paddy Sherry who marked out the walking route and hid those eggs so well!!

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