Active Week

There was lots of physical activity throughout the school for Active School Week which took place from 27th to 31st May 2019.

There were fitness classes with Luke where we were put through our paces with lots of exercises, challenges, games and music. Later in the week, two coaches from Bar Monkey provided each class with impressive demonstrations on a high bar and taught us floor movements as well as bar challenges.

All classes engaged in Active Homework and recorded their physical activity in their Active School Diaries. There were plenty of other activities taking place both in our classrooms and outdoors. Some of these included: Go Noodle, Mindfulness Activities, Camel Cup Soccer Tournament, Swimming, Active School Songs/Raps, Active Science Experiments, Cricket, Athletics, Running Challenges and much much more.

The week concluded with our annual Sports Day where there was plenty of fun doing relays, obstacle courses, three-legged races and straight races. Thank you to all of the parents and teachers who helped to organise and coordinate the event.

Check out the Active School Notice Board for more posters, pictures and samples of work.

Active Irish

6th class have been combining their Irish skills with P.E. at the moment. Firstly each group was given a fitness circuit in Irish. They had to figure out what to do and what equipment they needed. Then each group completed their own circuit as well as having a go on everyone else’s! Some groups also added in an extra “sixth class” challenge! The children then got the opportunity to teach the Junior Infants how to do each circuit and they completed them together!

Cricket Season in full swing

Taney Cricket started with training before Easter.  We had a great take up this year with 36 boys and girls participating from 6th Class.

The 4th Class entered the Cricket Leinster Schools competition for the first time and played Matches against Willow Park, St Mary’s and CUS.  They were also invited to play in a Cricket Leinster cricket blitz in Terenure Cricket Club and three 4th class teams travelled on the day.

We played in the 6th Class Schools Leprechaun Cup softball and hardball competitions and competed really well and all the children got to play for Taney Parish Primary School in a competitive game.

Training will continue in Marlay Park every Wednesday for the Summer Term.

Active Flag School Mascot Competition

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After the success of receiving our Active Flag we held a Mascot competition to celebrate.  We were delighted to see so many entries from Second to Sixth Class.  The standard was so high, it made it extremely difficult to choose a winner.  First, Second and Third place are pictured here and available to view at the Active School Notice Board.  Our new Taney Active School Mascot is, Attie Active!

Junior Infants to First Class designed physical activity themed t-shirts.  The winning t-shirts along with a sample from each class are displayed on the Active School Notice Board.

Well done to the winners of the active schools mascot competition for their many brilliant entries which were very difficult to judge. The children were congratulated in Assembly this morning.

Thank you for all the hard work and imagination that went into your entries.

Active Flag Award

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During an accreditation visit on 12th June, the Junior Active School Committee, spearheaded by Ms. Audrey Coe, delivered a powerpoint presentation about the team effort from pupils, parents and staff along with the numerous events organised to promote activity in the school.  The inspector visited the PE hall and store room, Active Display Board and several classrooms, where she was delighted to observe a 1st Class orienteering lesson, 2nd Class bouncing tables and Irish games and the 3rd Class “well done wall”.  She also commented positively about the volume of activity on view at break time and the impressive playground markings.  At this week’s senior assembly, Ms. Coe revealed that the concerted effort over the past three years has earned Taney the Active School Flag.  She and the Committee received a very warm and well-deserved round of applause for this fantastic achievement and well done to everyone who contributed to this endeavour.

S.I. Summer Term

Senior Infants have had a active few months, taking part in various school initatives; Walk for Water, National Fitness Day, and a fun visit from Olympian Gymnastic Club for Active School Week.  Don’t delay, be active today!

Irish Dancing Display

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Our Irish Dancing Display was held on Thursday evening last week and the children from 1st to 6th classes gave us a great show of all the wonderful dances they have learned this year.  We had a special presentation at the end of the evening for Mrs. Meadhbh McEvoy who is retiring after 40 years teaching dancing here in Taney…..thank you Mrs. McEvoy!

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