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Physical Education

Active School Flag

We have been busy here in St. Mary's working towards the application of our Active School Flag  for the upcoming year 2022-23. The Flag is awarded to schools where physical activity is valued, promoted and enjoyed by all. Our aim is to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.

The Active School Flag has four success criteria:

Physical Education.

Physical Activity.


Active School Week.

The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.

Physical Education

All classes are taught at least five different PE strands (Athletics, Aquatics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games, Outdoor and Adventure ). Our school allocates a balanced amount of teaching time to each of the different strands as well as the incorporation of the Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). Each class receives 60 time-tabled mins of PE. 

Local partnership Links

Our school also benefits from the expertise of external coaches from the various physical organisations within our community. This year we invited coaches from a variety of sports including Rugby, Gaelic, Soccer and Athletics. 6th class are completing the safe school cycle programme and 4th class will be travelling for swimming lessons at Riversdale leisure centre in February. In November, following their Co. Donegal Senior Football Championship win, members of the Robert Emmets Senior women's football team brought the County Championship Cup to our school. We were delighted to welcome the newly crowned County Champions after their historic win. Congratulations to everyone involved with Robert Emmets. 

Physical Activity

As well as teaching Physical Education In St. Mary's ,we strive to encourage Physical Activity throughout the day. Every class will agree upon a set of 3 or more actions to decrease sedentary time.

Active School Week

National 'Active School Week' takes place every April. 

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Active flag: Welcome

Active Flag


Gaelic Games with our Guests from Aruba!


Camogie with Setanta coaches


Gaelic Coaching with Callum from Donegal GAA


Movement and Gymnastics


GAA Rang 5 agus 6


Girls GAA Rang 5 agus 6


Sports Hall Athletics


Congratulations to Rang 3 agus 4 who received their certificates for completing 10 swimming lessons with the Finn Valley Centre


Easter Egg Hunt fun to stay active

Active flag: What's Happening
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