St. Patrick's GNS, Hollypark,
Foxrock Avenue, Dublin 18
Phone: 01 2893293
ACTIVE HOME WEEK IN HOLLYPARK!
A huge thank you to all of the girls in Hollypark who participated in our Active Home Week in April!
Parents, please take this short survey linked below. Your participation is very much appreciated and will help shape our work going forwards here in Hollypark.
ACTIVE HOME WEEK (April 27th-May 3rd)
Despite the school closure due to Covid 19 our pupils enthusiastically took part in a very energetic and successful Active Home Week. Parents and pupils were informed about the Active Home Week via Seesaw and the school website. Teachers distributed the Active Challenge Charts to their pupils via Seesaw. Teachers sent ideas for keeping active via Seesaw such as Dance tutorials. Mr Hughes set some throwing challenges for the girls and Ms Scally put Yoga activities on our Hollypark at Home section of the website. The girls amazed us with their energy and their commitment to keeping active whilst at home. We were delighted to award them with their Active Week Certificates at the end of the week and we were very grateful to all our parents who assisted us greatly from home by encouraging the girls to be active and by helping to return the Active Challenge charts.
We also encouraged the girls to keep up with their Active Breaks throughout the whole of lockdown. Teachers provided links to websites such as The Irish Heart Foundation, Go Noodle. 10 as 10, Cosmic yoga, Diversity (Dance Troupe), Joe Wicks and GAA Primary Challenges.
Virtual Sports Day - Wednesday 17th June!
Please check Seesaw and Aladdin for more information!
Mr. Hughes has uploaded some helpful videos for parents and children about physical literacy. You can find them here in our sports section.
GAA Primary Challenges
The GAA has announced that it is providing a series of learning and physical activities for children in primary schools. The #GAAPrimary Challenges are designed to help teachers and parents to work on cross-curricular lesson plans with children to meet their learning needs. Gaelic games-themed lessons are across all curriculum subjects and are for children at every class level, based on the GAA Céim ar Aghaidh/Step Ahead resource. https://learning.gaa.ie/primary-school
Daily 10 minute exercise
Diversity Dance Troupe
Have given everyone full access to their dance classes and tutorials until May 1st.
You can find them here https://20dv.co.uk/
Daily Exercise with Joe Wicks
The 6th class girls have been learning An Dreoilín.
Perhaps they could teach their siblings (and parents too!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arPPLy8r-1U
Active Schools Irish Heart Foundation