Sport and Extra Curricular Activities
Extra Curricular Activities
We provide a wide range of Extra curricular activities for children of all interests.
Concerts, carol services or choir performances are annually organised involving all the children in the school.
Other cultural activities include Irish dancing, Heritage in School activities, Artists in the Classroom, musicians and authors in school and book fairs. To promote inclusiveness and resilience we organise workshops for children on various topics like anti-bullying workshops.
Annually we compete in an inter-schools debating competition and we are very proud of the children's achievements in the annual Credit Union Quiz on a local and regional level.
Out of school activities in the local community are promoted such as the activities of Bunclody/Half-Way House G.A.A. club, local soccer club, Bunclody/Kilmyshall Community Games and the myriad of other social and cultural clubs that exist in the locality.
We promote a 'sport for all' philosophy in the school and encourage active participation for all pupils and while our school teams represent the school with pride, we realise there is more to sport than medals, competitions and championships.
Sporting activities include participation in the competitions of mini-sevens, indoor hurling, soccer and athletics, Rackard League and swimming lessons.
We are very proud of our recent achievements on the Rackard League having secured four titles in Camogie and football since 2011, with our partners Our Lady of Lourdes National School, Bunclody.
We are very fortunate to have the use of so much space in the school grounds. We utilise this space promoting age appropriate activities at recreational periods, designating separate areas of our green environment and tarmac for each class grouping.
We promote physical recreational activities by supplying basketballs, footballs, multi-use balls, skipping ropes, hoops etc. We ask that children do not bring their own footballs to school as if the are lost or damaged it can cause great upset.
Coaching takes place in conjunction with the local clubs and we appreciate the generosity of clubs such as Halfway House/Bunclody GAA club, Camogie Club and Bunclody/Kilmyshall Community Games club, in supporting our sporting endeavours in the school.