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.
As part of the Active School Initiative, we incorporate actives into our mainstream lessons. A typical example of this is Knex Wars. This is where each class uses Knex to create prototype vehicles, which they then test in the school hall. Great fun and an excellent means of getting physical activity into our maths lessons. Well done to all involved.
Bagenalstown Pitch and Putt club have a special offer on for Juveniles during the summer months. Membership is only €20 for two months of summer. This includes free coaching sessions on Tuesdays at 3.30pm.
Boys from our Gaelic Football team in 3rd, 4th and 5th class went to Eire Og last week to play in the Hlor Ceatharlach competition. They came second in Division 1 and medals were presented at school assembly. Well done boys!
Well done to Ronan Cleary, Room 15, who won a gold medal in his Wing Chun Kata competition over the weekend. Ronan is in Carlow Martial Arts Sanctuary Club and was competing against people from Wales in the12-16 age category.
We have a kickstarter program for the senior classes, whereby pupils are given a variety of set books to read on a termly basis. A major section of the reference module contains a large selection of sports books which are very popular. The DK Sports is particularly useful as it explains in very clear detail all the major sports.
Well done to John Phiri (Room 11) and Lee Carpenter (Room 16) who recently won the Carlow Cup Final in soccer. Both boys play for Hanover Harps u12’s. Here is a picture of the boys with the cup.