Archive for Active Flag

BASKETBALL LESSONS

Every Thursday for the past 6 weeks, the children have been taking part in basketball lessons. A big thank you to Brian O’Reilly for volunteering to provide the lessons. Brian offered up his free time and we really appreciate it! 

 

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ACTIVE WEEK 2018

We had a very successful active week packed with lots of fun and games. Thankfully the weather was on our side all week and the rain stayed away for the activities.

On Monday, each classroom completed a lesson on jiving. A big thank you to Craig Lovett for providing the lessons. See photos below!

On Tuesday, we completed skipping.

Susan Doorley from An Taisce came to the school on Wednesday and provided the children with an informative scooter safety workshop. Thank you Susan!

Thank you also to Brian Reilly for completing basketball lessons on Thursday.

We finished off the week with game stations on Friday. Mr.McPhilips also organised a dodgeball tournament which ran throughout the week with the finals being held on Friday. A big thank you to Mr.McPhilips for organising the tournament and well done to our dodgeball team winners. The Junior team and the Senior team were presented with prizes. Each child in the school also received an active certificate for taking part during the week! Well done everyone! Enjoy your well deserved rest!!

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County Finals Day

Our group-winning team from the previous FAI tournament were in action again today in the county finals. Everyone put in great performances and there were plenty of skills on show. Our team won two games out of three in the league but unfortunately lost out on a place in the final by goal difference. Well done to everyone who took part in both tournaments and special thanks to Graham Mills for his support at the event.

 

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FAI Soccer Blitz

On Tuesday some of the boys and girls in 5th and 6th class competed in the FAI soccer blitz in Cootehill. We had two teams entered in what was a very competitive tournament. Both of our teams performed very well with one of them qualifying for the county finals on April 25th. Everyone enjoyed the day and there were numerous excellent performances on both teams. Many thanks to Graham Mills for helping out on the day.

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GAA Training

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Charity walk wearing Christmas jumpers

Thank you for your kind and generous donations to GOAL and Crumlin Children’s Hospital. The children and staff enjoyed their Christmas walk wearing their festive jumpers..we had all sorts, some that jingled, some that lit up and some very sparkly, colorful ones! We walked one mile this morning! The total raised was €282 which will be shared equally between the two charities.

The staff would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy, safe and healthy New Year.

 

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5th and 6th Class Tag Rugby

5th and 6th class did Billis NS proud in their tag rugby blitz last Friday, November 24th. The cold weather didn’t dampen their spirits! Thanks to Fiona Hanley for helping supervise on the day.

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Music Mondays

Music Mondays is a new initiative in the school which involves popular chart music being played over the playground at lunchtime on Mondays. It encourages the children to be active and links to the dance strand of the curriculum.

It has proven very popular with everyone so far as some of the dance moves below will show:

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Anglo Celt Article about Health Promoting School Flag Raising

We got a great write up in the Anglo Celt this week! Thank you again to all the parents who helped out on Friday and who helped make it a lovely afternoon.

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Sports at Billis

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