Newport Boys National School achieved the Active School Flag in 2017.
This flag recognises schools, like ours, that strive to achieve a physically educated and active.
The ASF is a non competitive initiative which highlights the importance of physical activity and sport in school and communities in which they are based.
In order to be awarded the Active School Flag schools must:
1. Commit to a process of self evaluation in terms of the PE programmes and physical opportunities that they offer.
2. Plan and implement a series of changes that will enhance PE and extracurricular provision and promote physical activity.
This school has a strong tradition of sports and activity and is fully committed to the process of acquiring the flag. The school staff will work hard this year to implement the necessary enhancements and self evaluation procedures to achieve the goal.
A healthy lifestyle is vital for a child's well-being and keeping fit is an important part of this. Physical Education (PE) provides children with learning opportunities through the medium of movement and contributes to their overall development by helping them to lead full, active and healthy lives.
As well as enjoying a wide range of activities in PE and games in school , we participate in inter school competitions and tournaments such as
- Cross Country Events (Athletics)
- Primary Schools Sports (Athletics)
- Munster youth Development programme
- Tennis Coaching
- Tag Rugby Blitz
Football Free Friday
Junior and Senior Hurling League
Newport BNS annual lunch time hurling league has started, there is great excitement with all the boys looking forward to all their matches.
Touch Rugby Blitz in Garryowen.
5th and 6th class boys had a great time in touch rugby blitz in Garryowen RFC. It was organised by Munster Branch and the boys had a greats day. :)
Congratulations to all the boys who completed the Great Limerick Run on 29th of April
On Monday 24th of April, Newport BNS started tennis lessons, after the great success of last year we were delighted to welcome back Kieran Galvin. Kieran who is a professional coach is giving us 6 weeks of lessons.
These lessons will develop all the boys skills including correct grip of the tennis racket, serve, forehand and backhand grip and drive, along with lots of fun along the way :)
2nd class Football Blitz
Huge congratulations to our 2nd class boys who won all of their matches at the GAA blitz in Thurles on wednesday.
This was a great competition which everyone really enjoyed.
Well done boys.A big thank you to Andy Ryan GDA for organising this football blitz.
FOOTBALL FREE FRIDAY
We have begun our 'Football Free Friday' initiative, each Friday Mr McCormack and the boys in 6th class set up and run a number of circuits on the junior and senior yard. We also have dancing in the hall for the senior groups. The boys get the chance to try out a range of activities including skipping, shuttle runs, ladder jumps, hula hoops to name a few. These activities give every boys a chance to try out a new activity while working on a range of skills such as balance, aerobic fitness, throwing and catching etc.
Drop Everything and Play games
Thursday the 11th of May as the sun shined all the boys dropped everything, went outside and played different games including dodge ball, parachute games, running relays
All classes in the school are getting active in the classroom with Go Noodle. Go Noodle is a series of activities for the classroom, designed to get pupils moving on the spot for 5 – 10 minutes at a time. These activities are great for waking the children up during the day and getting their heart rates up after they’ve been working hard at their desks. The children love these classroom exercises and the teachers don’t mind getting up and moving either.
North Tipperary Athletics Competition
Newport Boys National School took part in North Tipperary Athletics competition which was held in Thurles. Boys from 4th, 5th and 6th class took part with senior team winning silver medals in their division. All the boys had a great day and everyone enjoyed their race. Well done to all the boys.
Soccer training with FAI coaches began in Newport Town FC. The boys really enjoyed practising all their soccer skills including passing, striking, defence etc.
Séan Nós Dancing
WALK A MILE WITH A SMILE.
On Friday the 10th of February the whole school enjoyed a walk down the town. Our active committee calculated the distance needed and we planned our route.. Take a look at some of the pictures from along the way. All the boys really enjoyed the walk.
Drop Everything and Run
Jacksie Ryan Cup came to visit Newport BNS
On Thursday 27th October we had a very special visit from the Newport Intermediate Hurlers who won the Jacksie Ryan Cup. Mr McCormack our 6th class teacher was on the winning team. We are all so proud of him in Newport BNS
Liam McCarthy & Irish Press Cup visit to our school
On Monday 3rd October 2016 we were very lucky to have Tipperary Senior hurler Cathal Barrett & minor hurlers Brian McGrath and Cian Flanagan along with our own teacher Tipperary Senior Hurler Mr Niall O'Meara visit our school. It was great day and the boys really enjoyed the visit.