Parent Newsletter Wednesday June 6th Get Active Week Special
Get Active Week 2018 is here!
The aims of Get Active Week are: To provide the children with multiple opportunities to learn the value and fun of physical activity, to encourage them to find their own preferences and likes for what kind of physical activities they might enjoy and undertake independently, to learn about wellbeing-through-sport, healthy eating, health-and-safety-in-sport, water-safety and develop team-skills
Here’s some highlights of the week ( where off-campus trips are involved, a more detailed note will be sent home in advance)
Sports Day for All
|Venue: The Soccer Pitch at Bremore Castle
All school day. All parents and extended family welcome.
The ‘races’ aspect of the day will be:
10.15 to 11.15 for Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd
11.30 to 12.30 for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th.
The children will also be undertaking further sports activities in the caged AllWeather pitch at the same venue, but access to this area is exclusively teachers and children.
|Junior and Senior Infants||The JI and SI classes have a bumper–week ahead with a visit to the wonderful DP Gymnasitcs venue for some top-class Gymnastics instruction, and a further trip to Slieve Gullion ( County Armagh) for a day of adventure and mythology in this awesome place. In-school the children will also enjoy a multisport Olympics competition, a parachute game. Tennis, relay racing, rugby, majorettes ( SI only) and hurling|
|1st and 2nd||A visit to the DP Gym for some gymanstics coaching. Plus in-school introduction to Musical Theatre, Irish Dancing, Badminton with Paddy , Orienteering, Relay races, Unihockey, a multisport Olympics, Ultimate Frisbee, majorettes, Hurling, Yoga ( 2nd only) and Circuits ( 2nd only) and Tug-O-War|
|3rd||Off campus, the children will be doing an adventure sports morning in Malahide Castle and Swimming and Water safety . In-school they’ll have tennis, tabletennis, circuits, GAA, Yoga, Unihockey, Jiu-Jutsu, Irish dancing .
|4th||Off campus, there’s a GAA Blitz and Cricket. In-school there’s circuits, tabletennis, orienteering, rugby, badminton with paddy, tennis, unihockey, karate, Jujutsu, and Basketball|
|5th and 6th||Off-campus, theres a GAA Blitz and Cricket and FlagFootball. In school, there’s BodyWeight, Rugby, TableTennis, Mindfulness, Orienteering, Badminton with paddy, a EROS2018 competition, Circuits and Taekwondo.|
- there’ll also be the play-offs and Finals of the lunctime basketball competition that has been running all term ,there’s also rumours of a Teachers V Students basketball showdown
Also here’s a Family Quiz to get everybody in the mood for the week: ( please return this page to the school on or before 9.00am on Monday June 11th ) . Family cinema-ticket for the winner.
Child’s Name: _______________________________________________Class?____________
Question 1 Michael D Higgins , President of Ireland, is also a former Chairman of which League of Ireland soccer club? _______________________________________________
Question 2 Which country does the Martial Art of Taekwondo originate from? _____________
Question 3 Which country does Jiu-Jutsu originate from? _______________________________
Question 4 Who are Dublin’s opponents in the Leinster Senior Football championship on Sunday June 10th in Croke Park? _______________________________________________________
Question 5 Our brilliant Girl’s Under 13 team won the Cumann na mBunscoil All Dublin Sprint relay in the Morton Stadium , name the 5 girls ( first names only) _____________________________________________________________________________
Question 6 What nationality is men’s Tennis champion Rafael Nadal? _____________________
Question 7 Name the three other countries in England’s World Cup ( Russia 2018) group? _______
_______________________________________. And will you be cheering for England? ________
Question 8 The Parent Association’s Fun Run fundraiser for Parents/Families takes place at the Millfield Shoppping Centre on Sunday July 16th at 1pm ? What distance? ________________
Question 9 Who is the international Badminton Coach who will be coaching the children over Get Active Week ? ( first name only) ___________________________________________________
Question 10 Which teacher in the school plays basketball for the Renegades? ____________
Tie breaker: How much money has the school spent on this year’s Get Active Week ? ________