Our Activities

Active School Flag

ASF forms part of the National Physical Activity Plan and the Healthy Ireland vision where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and well-being to their full potential, and where well-being is valued and supported at every level of society and is everyone’s responsibility.

St. Patrick's N.S. was delighted to be awarded our first Active Schools Flag in January 2020. The Active School Flag (ASF) initiative is a Department of Education and Skills initiative (DES) supported by Healthy Ireland (HI) which aims to get more schools, more active, more often. It is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. Unfortunately, due to Covid, we never got to officially raise the flag. So when we were awarded our second flag in May 2023, we made sure to make it an official celebration. 

We were delighted to be joined by Cairbre Ó Cairealláin, Strength and Conditioning coach with the Limerick Senior Hurling team, and Laura Frawley, a past pupil and current Irish champion at u19 Long Jump and High Jump. Both Laura and Cairbre talked to the pupils and answered some questions before raising the two flags with the help of our Active Flag Committee.

St Patricks National School

St.Patrick's N.S. is a co-educational, Catholic, primary school which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed.