Active Schools Flag

Our school prides itself on our many wonderful physical activity achievements – Gaelic Football, Soccer, Boxing, Swimming, Athletics, Gymnastics. As physical education provides opportunities to be active every day, exposing children to team sports that they may not have thought about doing, learning new skills and also promoting academic achievements, we thought why not show everyone how active our pupils and staff can be!


The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. Holy Family School applied for their first Active Flag in October 2022 with teachers Laura Daly, Sinéad Bhreathnach and Aileen Twomey at the forefront of promoting physical education within the school. With the help of the Active Flag Committee, which was made up of pupils from 5th and 6th class, many activities and challenges such as Run Around Ireland, Drop Everything and Jump and Active Schools Week were completed by all pupils in the school creating a positive and fun environment, all the while encouraging physical activity inside and outside the school community. In June 2023 and in recognition of all the school’s hard work and commitment to physical activity, Holy Family School was awarded their first Active Flag, a huge achievement for the school and its pupils and teachers. Past pupil and Kerins O’Rahilly’s footballer, David Moran was invited as a special guest by the school to celebrate this achievement by raising the flag along with the members of the Active Flag Committee.

“We are delighted to have received this recognition for the amount of work put into increased physical activity throughout our school by pupils, staff and parents. Our aim last year was to introduce and encourage activity across all levels which was achieved to a very high standard. This year we are hoping for continuity and have noticed many more of our pupils joining outside sporting clubs which was one of our main aims when venturing into this programme”, said teacher Sinéad Bhreathnach.