Get Active Week Family Quiz

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Get Active Week Table Quiz

To win a family ticket  to the Cinema, please answer these questions associated with Get Active Week ( June 12th to 16th)  and complete the tie-breaker. Please return the completed page to your child’s class teacher  on or before Friday morning June 16th.

  • Our school athletes were very very successful in the recent Cumann namBunscoil Track and Field Championships in Santry; what is the name of the athletics stadium in Santry,  named after an Athletics  Promoter,  in which this event took place? ______________________
  • Which famous Balbriggan cyclist, kincknamed the ‘Balbriggan Flier’, won the World Amateur Cycling championships in Copenhagen in 1896? ______________________________
  • Balbriggan man Tommy Caffrey, holds the most international caps for representing Ireland in any sport…. what sport is this?_____________________________________________
  • Who is the playing field and stadium/clubhouse of Balbriggan Cricket Club named after? ________________________________________________________________
  • Our Sports day on Wednesday 14th June will take place under the shadow of  the magnificent  Bremore Castle; the original Bremore  Castle ( rebuilt in 1783) dates back to what century? _________________________________________________________
  • Which Balbriggan Sports Club have this as their mission statement:

The intention of the Balbriggan    XXXXXXXXX    is to get people together for the health, social and motivational benefits of running in a group. There are no membership fees – the club is non-profit and is run totally on a voluntary basis. We are an inclusive club and our members are representative of the diversity of Balbriggan and we have runners from all parts of this community and well as surrounding communities. We are registered as a club with the Fingal Sports Council. Contact: 0863107158_____________________________________________________________

  • What is the name of the Balbriggan Basketball Club who operate from the Flemington Community Centre?____________________________________________________
  • Slieve Gullion Forest Park, soaked in Irish mythology , where our Infant classes will be visiting as part of Get Active Week , see https://www.ringofgullion.org/things-to-do/slieve-gullion-adventure-playpark/ is in which Irish County?____________________________
  • Larissa, the coach from O’Dwyer’s GAA Club who comes to the school every week, is herself an Irish international player in which sport?  __________________________________
  • The school’s Summer Camps, full of sporting , art and drama activities takes place in the school this year  from Monday July  3rd to which date? ( contact Elaine) ______________

Tie breaker: How many families/individuals will sign up and participate in our Parent Association Fundraiser  for all of the children in the school, including yours!,  at 12.30 pm on Sunday June 18th  ( 8euro per family, 5 euro per individual) meeting  at McDonalds , please lend your support________________________________________________________________________

Get Active Week

GET ACTIVE WEEK 2017 is here!

Get Active Week is always one of the highlights of the year, for both the children and teachers.  We strive to create a physically educated and physically active school community.  Regular exercise plays such an important role in maintaining a healthy body and mind.  We want to try and build good exercise habits and create positive attitudes towards and interest in physical activities.

There are lots of the old favourites back on the timetable this year – DP Gym, The Olympics, GAA Blitz, The Euros in Donnycarney, Balbriggan Cricket Club visit, Trip to Malahide Castle, Slieve Gullion Trip and Swimming.

We are also introducing lots of new activities this year – Laser Run, Tug O War, Ultimate Frisbee, Samba Dancing, Pitch n Putt, Nutritional Talks, Flag Football, Bodyweight exercises, Circuits and so many more!

We are so lucky to have so many staff members with interests in various sports…we have uncovered lots of secret talents!  Who knew that we had a karate sensei, Irish team baseball player, majorette, football coach, professional dancer and former gymnast on staff???

We are also delighted to invite in many outside sporting associations and instructors to hold workshops with the children.  This will provide the children (and teachers!) with the opportunity to try many new physical activities and hopefully find a new sporting interest!

Sports Day will take place on Wednesday 14th June at O’Dwyer’s All-Weather ground (beside Bremore Castle) and parents are welcome to attend.  All classes will participate in athletic races and various activities on the All-Weather pitches.  The Junior races (Junior Infants to 2nd Class) will take place between 10:00 and 11:00. The Senior races (3rd Class to 6th Class) will take place between 11:30 and 12:30.

You will find a list of some of the activities that your child’s class has timetabled overleaf.

There is also a Family Quiz attached.  Please return the completed sheet by Friday 16th June to be in with a chance to win a fabulous prize.

 

Junior Infants A trip to Slieve Gullion where they will explore the Giant’s Lair and play in the Adventure Playpark, The Olympics, tennis, take part in a Flash Mob, rugby, Gaelic football, hurling, orienteering, DP Gym, Mindfulness, Samba Dancing, Parachute Games, Gaelic football
Senior Infants A trip to Slieve Gullion where they will explore the Giant’s Lair and play in the Adventure Playpark, The Olympics, tennis, take part in a Flash Mob, rugby, Gaelic football, hurling, orienteering, take part in a Flash Mob, DP Gym, Mindfulness, Samba Dancing, Parachute Games, Gaelic football,
1st Class The Olympics, Gaelic football, take part in a Flash Mob, Mindfulness, Unihoc, DP Gym, Irish Dancing, Basketball, Samba Dancing, Parachute Games, Ultimate Frisbee, Majorettes, Hurling
2nd Class Ultimate Frisbee, Tug O War, The Olympics, Gaelic football, Baseball, take part in a Flash Mob, DP Gym, Mindfulness, Irish Dancing, circuits, Samba Dancing, Laser Run, Group Yard Games, baseball
3rd Class Pitch n Putt, Swimming in Sportslink Santry, Laser Run, Gaelic football, Baseball, take part in a Flash Mob, Table tennis, Circuits , Orienteering, Frisbee Golf, Nutritional Talks, Baseball, Irish Dancing, Kickboxing
4th Class Pitch n Putt, Laser Run, Gaelic football, Baseball, GAA Blitz, play cricket on a proper cricket ground, take part in a Flash Mob, Table tennis, Circuits, Rugby, Rounders, karate, kickboxing
5th Class Laser Run, Flag Football, Euros 2017, GAA Blitz, play cricket on a proper cricket ground, take part in a Flash Mob, bodyweight exercises, table tennis, rugby, 2km run/walk, nutritional talks, kickboxing, Ultimate Frisbee
6th Class Laser Run, Flag Football, Euros 2017, GAA Blitz, play cricket on a proper cricket ground, take part in a Flash Mob, bodyweight exercises, rugby, Athletics, Nutritional talk, Kickboxing, Ultimate Frisbee

 

Hope you all have a SUPER Get Active Week 2017!

Online Safety Stars!

Back in March, Fintan gave a very well-attended talk to parents on Children’s Wellbeing in Balbriggan Educate Together. During the question and answer session at the end, many parents spoke about their children’s use of the internet at home or on mobile devices as something that could be detrimental to their wellbeing. Although the supervised internet usage within the protected environment of BETNS is completely secure, it was clear that older children needed some guidance on how to use the internet safely when they were alone and outside of school hours.
Samana Haider, a BETNS parent, very kindly volunteered to provide online safety training to fifth and sixth class students. Samana holds a CISSP certification, an internationally recognised qualification in online security skills. The tips that Samana passed on to the children were clear and simple, but even adults would benefit from following them.
Samana’s Top Ten Tips to Stay Safe and Secure Online:
Keep personal information private and do not share it online or in-game.
If someone makes you uncomfortable online log off and tell an adult.
Always think before you click send or post.
Create strong unique passwords and never share them.
Get permission before tagging and posting other people’s pictures.
Report cyber bullying immediately.
Never meet an online-only friend without taking a parent or guardian.
Follow age rules for social media sites and games.
Build safe profile pages and make sure that your settings are set to private.
Remember that online friends are not the same as real friends.
Samana got a great response from the children and teachers of fifth and sixth class. All the children got an Online Safety Star certificate to take home after completing their training. Well done everyone and many thanks to Samana! For more information on the ISC2 safe and secure programme, visit safeandsecureonline.org