Welcome to Holy Family Boys National School Active School Blog. We are currently in the process of renewing our Active School Flag. We will be using this blog to show our progress throughout the year. Please visit to see all the posts in the four sections; Physical Education, Physical Activity, Partnerships and Active Schools Week. We have a busy year ahead and look forward to sharing it all with you.
We were delighted to have been awarded the much coveted second Active Schools Flag. We had our flag raising ceremony on the 24th of November. We are the only primary school in Carlow with a second Active Flag. The Active Schools Flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
We are very lucky to have a Carlow hurler on our staff this year-Alan Corcoran We were delighted to have with us at our ceremony some of Carlow’s hurlers-Martin Kavanagh, James Doyle, Dion Wall and Andrew Casey.
The pupils had a great training session with the hurlers on our new astro turf pitch. We are very fortunate to have such an amazing facility in our school. We had a competition amongst the pupils to name the pitch and the winning name was the “Eamon Ellis astro turf pitch”. Eamon is a retired staff member with a huge interest in sport.
We also had Eire Óg players –Derek Hayden and Robbie Moore at our ceremony along with Turlough O’Brien the Carlow Gaelic football manager.
No doubt our pupils were inspired by the amazing talent on display from all our visitors.
We started a new after school sport this week; Mini Spikers with 2nd and 3rd class. There was a huge interest so we have it on two days a week for the next six week. It’s a Junior version of Volleyball from the Volleyball Association of Ireland. Here are some pictures of the boys enjoying training this week.
Well done to our Indoor Hurling Team who came second in the Cuman na mBunscol Division 2B Indoor Hurling final. Here is a picture of the team getting their medals.
Well done to Patrick in Room 14, 6th class. He recently won a u-12 silver plate in boxing.
As part of our standardised PE timetable all classes were taking part in Athletics for September and October. Teachers signed up to Fit4Class from Athletics Ireland. This is a ten week game based program which helps children develop their skills needed for Athletics. All classes really enjoyed the games, and some are still used as warm up games for other PE lessons.