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.
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.
Pupils and staff are now working towards our second Active Flag. We have a new Active Flag committee since September 2022 and they are working hard with the help of Mr. Reidy, Ms Cussen and Mrs. Murnane, our Active Flag co-ordinators to promote being active as well as helping with organisation of the initiative throughout the school.