Active School Week 2018



This year, City Quay is holding Active School Week from 23rd – 27th April 2018.


This is the first time City Quay NS has held Active School Week and we are very excited! We have a very busy week planned and cannot wait to get healthy and fit throughout the week.

Check out our timetable below: 

Active School Week City Quay 2018

We are replacing uniforms with Tracksuits and Active Homework will replace written homework too! The senior classes will fill out an Active Grid to make sure they are getting as much exercise as they can! We have prizes lined up throughout the week for ‘Active Student of the Week’ in every class. We have a GoNoodle competition running throughout the whole school to design a new GoNoodle Monster. It will be a very busy and active week indeed!


Infants’ Active Walk and Markievicz House Playground Activity

Junior and Senior Infants went on a walk and finished in Markievicz House Playground. The students got to play on the climbing frame and do a fun obstacle course!


Climbing the pyramid!

Junior and Senior Infants enjoyed and Active Walk and playtime in Markievicz House!

Fantastic coordination skills!


Junior Soccer Tournament – 1st Class, 2nd Class and 3rd Class

Thanks to Ms Mc Caw who organised a brilliant soccer Tournament. Check out our Yard decorations!


Fantastic Fencing and Crazy Climbing at Trinity College, Dublin!

4th class and 5th class got to try out fencing and rock climbing on Monday! They all said that they would love to go back and do it again!


Fencing time!

4th Class at the Climbing Wall

4th and 5th even got to duel!

5th class ready to climb!


Circuits with Miss Kelly

Miss Kelly held circuit classes throughout the week to get our heart rate up!


A tired 5th class after a very active session!





Miss Horan’s Obstacle Course!

Plenty of mobility and balance practice!


6th class showing off their balance skills

Teamwork to complete the Active Challenges!



Yummy Healthy lunches!

We always eat healthy here at City Quay! With out ‘no sweets as treats’ policy, we have replaced class prizes with active prizes such as extra PE, extra Yard or even swimming! 




Clanna Gael GAA Football Sessions

Johnny and CiarĂ¡n came down from Clanna Gael GAA to test our Gaelic Football skills and teach us some new moves! This partnership was a huge success, especially with the great weather while it lasted!


 Breakdancing with Dylan!

Past pupil Dylan Gregg, taught classes on hip hop and break dancing! We certainly got our blood pumping!

Ava’s Wednesday Dance Group

Thanks to Ava for joining us this week!

Brilliant moves from the Wednesday Lunchtime Dance Group!


Games for Fun with Parents

We even got the parents involced with Active School Week! As well as giving plenty of suggestions to take part in the Active Homework, we held a games for fun ‘Active Edition’ in the Hall!



1st Class play Basketball with Hugh

Throughout the year, we have made a partnership with Hugh in Trinity College Dublin to play Basketball. Hugh was kind enough to help out with our Active Week, hosting a Basketball skills and match session for 1st Class.




FAI Taster Sessions

Between Tuesday and Thursday, City Quay dusted off their football boots and trained with Johnathon and Ken from FAI.  the 45 minute sessions were a huge hit school wide!



Senior Basketball Tournament

Again, a huge thanks to Ms Mc Caw who organised a Basketball Tournament for the senior classes – 4th, 5th and 6th! Check out the teams below!


Final between Blues and Reds!


Basketball Training for Senior Girls Team

Training is in full swing since Ms Gray and Ms Kelly began coaching the girls Basketball Group! Ms Gray taught us how to do lay-ups and effective passing!


Ballroom Dancing 

Nicole and John were amazing showing us plenty of dance moves! We can’t believe we had John Nolan showing us steps – we saw him on Dancing With The Stars !

We did the Cha Cha Cha!

John Nolan from Dancing with the Stars taught us some dance moves with Nicole!




End of Active Week Celebration Assembly


On Friday, we celebrated the end of Active Week with lots of prizes and a showcase of our GoNoodle Active Monster Competition entries! We even performed our whole school Operation Transformation Dance with Ms. Rafter! Check out our photographs below. Each class had a winner for ‘Most Active Student’ and ‘GoNoodle Designer Award’. We were so proud of everyone who participated during Active Schools Week!




We can’t wait for ASW 2019! Stay tuned!