St. Vincent's Special School
Navan Road, Dublin 7.
Active School Flag
We are delighted to announce that our school is working towards its first Active School Flag.
The aim of the Active School Flag is to promote physical activity throughout our school for all students and staff.
We are striving to achieve a physically educated and physically active whole school community.
Our Active School Flag committee is made up all the students from Room 9 who are involved in promoting different physical activities.
They also contribute to our Active School Flag application.
Our Active Flag Notice board is located in reception.
Our overall aim is to get more active, more often.
Physical Education at St. Vincent’s School
There are 6 Physical Education strands within the Curriculum.
These strands are
Athletics, aquatics, outdoor and adventure, dance, gymnastics and games.
The Depart of Education requires that every school carry out a minimum of 5 of the strands.
At St. Vincent’s we are lucky to have access to the onsite swimming pool and as a result most students are able to participate in all 6 strands of the PE Curriculum.
Each student in St. Vincent’s takes part in weekly PE sessions in our School sports hall and outdoor area.
All students are also encouraged to join clubs outside of school.
Active School Week
Our Active School Week will take place from
Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 2018.
During this week we will have a wide range of physical activities for everyone to get involved in.
Our schools sports day, BBQ and cake sale fundraiser will take place on Tuesday 29th May in the field and main gym.
Our Healthy Active Week sponsored walking challenge will be on Thursday 31st May.
We finish off our busy Healthy Active Week with some songs and dance from the Garda band in the morning and an afternoon disco.
Commemoration for the Centenary 1916-2016, Raising of the Irish Flag
Pupils, parents/guardians, grandparents, visitors helped us celebrate and commemorate the Centenary of the Easter Rising by raising the Irish Flag on 15th March. We remembered dearly the significance of the events which took place 100 years ago and all those who lost their lives or were injured in the fight for Irish Independence.The Irish Flag and a copy of the Proclamation (in English and Irish) and a copy of "Amhrán na bhFiann", our National Anthem was presented to our school by three members of the Irish Defences on 11th November.Our school was well decorated with green, white and orange art work. Our new revised Proclamation was read aloud and is displayed in the school.
Fund raising Events:
Texaco Art Competition: Parents/Guardians/ Grandparents were invited to view pupil's art work on Tuesday, 23rd February. Judges attended from the ARK on this date and selected 10 pieces of highly commended pupil's art work .
Other entries were sent into the TEXACO Art competition and will be judged externally.
Thank you to all those Parents who attended the Parent's Committee meeting on 23rd February.
The school was closed on Monday 22nd February to facilitate Teacher In Service training for the NCCA, Junior Certificate Level 2 Syllabus.
Christmas Raffle- Monday, 21st December
Thank you to all who donated generous prizes and who supported our Christmas raffle and purchased tickets. All proceeds will be used to purchase much needed equipment for our school playground/yard. The final amount raised came to a staggering €3,962. Playground equipment has been ordered and will be installed in the coming weeks.
Special thanks to all staff who organised this event and who sought donations for prizes.
Huge thanks to all parents who came along on this day and helped us celebrate our Christmas Carol in the chapel and who supported us for the raffle afterwards.
Future fundraising events will be organised and details will be posted here.