In May we had two major successes in sport: the Swimming Gala and Santry.
The Swimming Gala went swimmingly well with lots of people doing very well. We had two Galas: the Senior Gala and the Junior Gala. Here are some of our winners:
And finally Alannah Bewley in 6th who also raced against Sophie shepherd and Abigail McPherson for the homes trophy and won:
Now onto santry: we had 3 gold sprinter medal winners:
We had 2 gold medal teams they were U10 girls:
And U11 girls:
We also had a second place team which was U14 girls:
U10 boys came in 4th place:
And U14 boys came 4th as well:
Well done to everyone that competed, it was an amazing day:
By Alannah Bewley and Henry Fletcher 6th
In the past few weeks the Active Committee have been very active organising Fun Fit Friday. The activities vary each week but they are usually hula hooping, bean bag throwing and using the parachute. But the most fun of all is, drop everything and dance. This is when a teacher plays music and all the school drops everything and dances. The dances include ‘Baby Shark’ and ‘The Macarena’. Everyone has a wonderful time and let’s go of everything and dances. Sometimes we do it in class to GoNoodle. We normally get lots of people asking when can we do it again. Also on the Friday before St Patrick’s day all of the classes paired up and we danced in the cèilí. This was lots of fun and everyone enjoyed it!!
The Active Committee are getting ready for Active Week and we have exciting activities planned.
By Alannah and Henry in 6th class.
We are starting our walk the world challenge next week. We will be walking a few laps of the yard after break time. Our steps will be tracked and our distance will be calculated. We can’t wait to see how far we can walk! Our fantastic staff members, Ann and Michelle inspired us to give it our best shot buy presenting our tracking sheets in an exciting way! Stay tuned to see our progress!
Samuel Balfe from 2nd class is the Junior Sportsperson of the Month for November! He always tries his best when playing sport and looks out for his peers. He has a super attitude to all active activities! Well done to Samuel and all the other nominees from the junior classes.
TJ Richard-Smyrk from 3rd class is the Senior Sportsperson of the Month. TJ is a great team player and includes everyone in all games. He always tries very hard and encourages other players. Well done to the other nominees from the senior classes and congratulations to TJ!
Today we had our first Fun Fit Friday! It took place at big break.
The idea is that we have 4 different activities every Friday using lots of fun equipment for the children to play with. Each activity is manned by the Active Committee members to make sure that everyone has a go and is playing fairly and safely.
The four activities we have on for October are French skipping, hula hoops, sticks and ball and socket.
Today was a real success! Everyone said it was really we’ll run, there were lots of people wanting to play each of the activities and even the adults got involved!
We’re looking forward to next week already!
Rhys and Lily
The active committee is heading into their last week of duties and we are so impressed with how they have worked as a team, and shown leadership in our school. They have put several initiatives into place and the school has never been more active! Well done to a great team.
In assembly today, all of the children who were nominated for sports person of the month this year were congratulated. They received a certificate and a huge round of applause.
Our winners this year were the following….
Sports person of the month was Tom Bean.
Junior sports person of the month was Oliver Cantrell.
Senior sports person of the month was Tom Maguire.
Junior sports person of the month was James Fry.
Senior sports person of the month was Lauren Connolly.
Junior sports person of the month was Luke Dolly.
Senior sports person of the month was Emma Lande.
Junior sports person of the month was Elliot Ryan.
Senior sports person of the month was Luke Weir
Junior sports person of the month was Emily Groves.
Senior sports person of the month was Alex Hanrahan.
Well done to all the winners. Happy Summer everyone!
Remember: Don’t sit, be fit! 🏃🏽
Each year children from third-sixth class take part in the Santry Athletics competition. This consists of relay and sprint races. We do a lot of training prior to the competition and receive excellent coaching from Ms Cobbe.
We usually are so proud to come home with one or two medals from Santry. This year we surpassed ourselves with 3 medals out of the 8 sprint events. Then it just got better with 7 lots of medals out of 8 relay events including 3 teams of gold. We think we will have to buy a new cabinet just to include today’s cups and medals. An outstanding thank you to Rachel Cobbe- Junior infant teacher (and Anita) for their coaching. What a result.
The results are as follows;
under 10 girls Hanna – silver,
under 11 boys Alex, silver,
under 12 boys – Aaron – bronze
Under 10 girls relay – silver
Under 10 boys relay – bronze
Under 11 girls relay – gold
Under 11 boys relay – gold
Under 12 boys relay – silver
Under 14 boys relay – 4th place
Under 14 girls relay – Gold
Well done to everyone who took part. We are all so proud!