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ACTIVE SCHOOL FLAG 2022-2023

Dear Colleagues,
 
The Active School Flag Programme is a Department of Education 'Physical Activity for Wellbeing' Initiative in partnership with the Education Support Centres of Ireland and Healthy Ireland.  The Programme seeks to embed a culture of physical activity in schools using fun and innovative strategies, and drawing on the unique settings and cultures of the participating schools.  The evidence shows that the benefits of participating in this programme for whole school communities extend far beyond the physical into mental health, school morale - both for staff and students-, student voice, student leadership, behaviour, punctuality and attendance. 
Please note the Active School Flag Programme is a whole of school initiative. Schools that engage with the process will be supported by a series of online webinars, held at regular intervals throughout the school year. Schools that attend the webinars will receive a range of practical resources to support their work.
 
To find out more, ask questions and listen to practicing teachers' experiences of participating in the Active School Flag programme, click here to register for a one-hour information webinar. 
 
Is your school ready?
 

The process incentivises schools to engage in a process of self-reflection, action planning and collaboration at whole school level.

Sitting in front of every teacher, every day, are children and young people that DO NOT meet the recommended daily physical activity level target of 60 minutes.

ASF is an ambitious whole school process. In order to succeed, and to ensure that the benefits of ASF reach into every classroom, it is important that management and staff commit to supporting, promoting and actively engaging with the process.

ASF encourages schools to strengthen their PE programmes and to promote physical literacy.

A broad and balanced PE programme is essential, at all class levels, to ensure that students have the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they require to live physically active lives.

October Webinars 2022

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Please see the links below 

Find out more webinar 19th Sept at 7 PM
 
Find out more webinar 20th Sept at 3:45 PM
 
Getting started webinars October 2022

Schools apply directly to ASF online if they wish to participate in the programme.

 To Register Please Click

Active School Flag

Will YOUR school be the first school to achieve ASF in your county during 2022/2023? 

Local Schools who took part in 2021/2022

Castledockrell NS, Ballycarney, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford (2nd Flag)
CBS Primary Wexford, Green Street, Slippery Green, Wexford
Gaelscoil Moshiolog, An Chraobhach, Bthr. Charn an Bhua, Guaire, Loch Garman
Marshalstown NS, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
Riverchapel NS, Riverchapel, Gorey, Co Wexford (2nd Flag)
Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, Castletown, Gorey, Co Wexford (3rd Flag)
Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts, Co Wexford
SN Cill Damhain, Cill Damhain, Inis Corthaigh, Co Loch Gorman (3rd Flag)
SN Olibheir Beannuithe, Duncannon, Co Wexford
SN Realta Na Mara, An Chill Mhor, Co Loch Garman (2nd Flag)

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An Active School Flag Programme - ONE HOUR - Information Webinar 

"Find Out More" 

takes place ON Tuesday, 28th September at 3.45 p.m.

If you are interested in attending this information session please Register here 
 

Active School Flag Programme

The Active School Flag Programme is a modernfun and engaging programme with research (by D.C.U.) showing long term benefits for the whole school community including:

    • More physically active school community (including teachers).
    • improved concentration and focus for students in class.
    • improved school atmosphere & pupil-teacher relationships.
    • improved attendance and behaviour in school. 

All primary schools, using the School Self-Evaluation (SSE) process, are required to review one area of Wellbeing by 2023.   

The Active School Flag Programme is a Whole of School initiative which embeds 'being physically active' into the ethos of the school.  It aligns with both 'The Wellbeing Framework' and the 'School Self-Evaluation' (SSE) process and can be used to help schools fulfil their commitments in this regard.  

Currently there are 630 schools nationally with Active School Flag status, with 21 of these in Co. Wexford. 

Applications for interested primary schools will open on Friday, 1st October at www.activeschoolflag.ie.  

Please note to register for the "Find Out More" information session or to register for the Active Flag Programme  you will be registering on the links provided above and not on Wexford Education support  Centre's website. 

Wexford Education Support Centre

Ionad Oídeachais Tacaiochta Loch Gorman

Location. Suíomh

Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

EIRCODE: Y21 T271

Transportation

Local Buses and ample carparking available

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Tel: (053) 92 39100
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