Here are some pictures of Room 17 enjoying taking part in Operation Tranformation 10@10 excercises this week.


Spikeball Champs.

We had a great day out today with the Volleyball Association of Ireland’s Spikeball Competition. Today was the Carlow-Laois finals held in Portlaoise College. All three teams had a brilliant day and played really well! One of our teams qualified top of the boys division and went on to win their final game. These boys will now be going forward to the Spikeball Regional Finals in Dublin soon. Best of luck to our team!


Welcome Back.

Welcome back to everyone, summer is just a memory now. We are planning the raising of our second Active School Flag currently. We are Getting back into being active with great PE lessons, Active Homework in all classes, and coaches from O’Hanrahans are already in with 2nd and 3rd class to begin Gaelic football training. Keep an eye on the blog for all our Active goings on this year!


Second Active School Flag.

We have had a very busy year here in Askea BNS. We have been involved in so many sports and activities. We got to our first Cuman na mBunscol final in 23 years. We entered teams into more sporting events than ever. We made a huge effort to be more active both in and out of the classroom this year. We had out biggest Active School’s Week to date. All classes really enjoyed their action packed school tours. We ended the school year with the very exciting news that we have earned our SECOND Active School Flag. We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped us achieve this. We look forward to seeing you all at our flag raising ceremony in the new school year. Have a great summer and see you all in September for another active year.

Knex Wars!

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.


Welcome back and Happy New Year to you all. We hope everyone had a nice winter break. We look forward to sharing all our ways of keeping active with you in 2017.

Active School Flag 2017

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.