Active Week 2019

Our Active School Week this year was held 7th – 10th May 2019. Our Active Committee, made up of both teachers and children from St. John’s NS, planned activities that all children could take part in. Like last year, tracksuits replaced school uniform for the week in school. Teachers also wore active clothes. We also had active homework for the week.

7th May – Tuesday

We danced on the hour, every hour in school. We learnt the Macarena dance!

8th May – Wednesday

A bug walk was planned by the Parent Teacher Association but unfortunately it was raining too heavy to go outside on the day. Instead we learnt about bugs in the classroom and carried out more dancing throughout the day to keep active. The children had been learning about bugs in SESE and writing about them during English lessons that week.

9th May – Thursday

We held a whole school fun event. All children from every class in the school took part in active stations. There were six groups of children. The groups had children from each class. The stations included basketball, football penalties (Rathcoole Boys), parachaute, e gg and spoon races, hurdles and skipping.

10th May – Friday

We used our local amenities and went to the playground. The junior end of the school went to the playground at Clondalkin Leisure Centre and the senior end went to the playground in Corkagh Park. The sun was shining and we had great fun!


We held our first Active Week in St. Johns NS this year. Everyone loved it. All the children and the staff wore tracksuit for the full week, 23rd-27th April 2018. We did something active each day of the week. The children also got active homework for the week. The Active School Committee came up with ideas for Active Week and helped during the week.

On Monday we set up stations in the hall and each class got to take part in basketball, tennis and skipping.

The next day we danced on the hour, every hour. We learned the Cha Cha Slide dance.

On Wednesday, Mrs. Veighey played parachute games with each class.

The highlight of the week was Emer Mc Gowan coming in on Thursday. Each class danced with her in the hall to their favourite tunes.

On Friday we had planned to take every class to the playground in the local park but unfortunately the weather didn’t allow. Instead, the Active School Committee set up an obstacle course in the hall for each class to do.

Everyone loved Active Week. We are already looking forward to Active Week next year!