Our Active Flag Committee


The active flag committee has begun to meet regularly to discuss what we can to do promote a  healthy, active lifestyle at school. Our goal is to get pupils and teachers more active, to introduce ideas that will help pupils enjoy exercising and to eventually gain an Active Flag for Donore NS.

Our Committee members

Active Flag Updates

Planning and Curriculum:

  • Donore N.S now has an overall PE timetable ensuring that every class  has the allocated time of 1hour PE per week. Each class is timetabled in the hall for their allocated time and also classes are allocated discretionary time in the hall also.
  • A complete infantry of the schools PE equipment has taken place. Donore NS had adequate PE equipment that is being replaced and updated over time.
  • All staff were surveyed on the PE delivery in the school and it was agreed to follow a standardized timetable from September 2019. This will ensure that all teachers will teach the same strand of the curriculum at the same time


  • We have an excellent user friendly storage area for our PE equipment. All boxes are clearly labelled and the ASF members from each class are responsible for keeping it tidy and returning equipment to correct place.
  • The ASF committee carried out an audit of the equipment. The list of inventory was made available to all and a list is clearly on display in the PE store room.
  • Donore NS has a great array and variety of equipment in order to teach the strands of the curriculum adequately.
  • New equipment has been purchased and equipment will continue to be replenished as necessary.
  • Each teacher has a copy of the PSSI lesson plans and the smart moves programme is available in the staff room so that all teachers can adequately teach strands of the curriculum.


As part of our active flag process junior infants to 3rd class have been participating in yoga each week as part of a new school initiative. It has created a real sense of zen and mindfulness among the students.


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Active Week

Active week is taking place on the 17th to the 21st of June. There are lots of activities planned from tournament day, a football blitz, a school marathon relay, culminating in our Sports day.

Donore NS Active Week 2019 Programme


Daily Activities:

  • Wake up Shake up Activities – Back Yard
  • Running – ‘Run around Europe’ Challenge
  • Active Breaks
  • Active Homework only



Monday 17th June


All classes will experience tennis with a coach coming to the school to cause a racket!!




Tuesday 18th June

Tournament Day:


Students will experience a variety of sports in this fun filled day. Activities from rounder’s, football, basketball, tag rugby etc.





Wednesday 19th June

School Marathon Relay:


Our students will collectively run the 42,000 meters in order to complete the marathon distance.



WOW – Walk on Wednesday


Students will walk to school to promote activity and exercise.






Thursday 20th June



Boxercise classes to put children through their paces. Katie Taylor watch out!!!!


Student V Teacher Football Match


The pride of the school is at stake. Can the students overcome the might of the teachers of Donore?



Friday 20th June



School Sports Day:


All the fun of our traditional sports day.