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Welcome to the Good Shepherd National School’s Active Blog!

Here you can find photos and posts from all of the different activities we get up to, from dance and gymnastics to athletics and soccer!

We are very proud of our Active flag



What is an Active School?

The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.
Active School Flag Get Active
Active School Week for the Good Shepherd is June 4th to 8th 2018

The Department of Education and Skills and Healthy Ireland encourage ALL schools to organise an Active School Week (ASW) as part of their annual school calendar.

The ASW initiative is about providing FUN and INCLUSIVE physical activity opportunities for ALL members of the school community. It allows schools to reinforce the message that not only is physical activity good for you but it also very enjoyable. It provides schools with an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the physical activity opportunities that are available in their locality and to work collaboratively with students, parents and members of the community.

Popular Activities include whole school dance, yoga, belly dancing, tennis, basketball, fundamental movements, obstacle courses, run and walk a mile with a smile, skipathon, mindfulness, tournaments, active art competitions, maths trails, hikes, drop everything and dance 💃 



Active Week 2018



Drop everything and dance

Outdoor games

Tag rugby

Crazy golf

Multi sports


Sports day


Meet our Active Team!

Our Active team are working hard to prepare for Active Week 2018.

June 4th – 8th 2018












60 minutes exercise a day is recommended for all children. Check out the following:

Marlay Park run for Juniors (4 – 14 year olds) every Sunday at 9.30🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏾

Ballinteer St.John’s GAA Nursey and academy every Sat.morning .

Irish heart foundation – your child’s heart for life.


Active stickers art competition winners

Beau -3rd


Emilia – Junior Infants


Padraig Sean


Sebastian – 5th


Mickey – 2nd



Cross country final 2018
Corkage Park












Soccer is the most popular sport played outside of school. Tennis, swimming,dancing and basketball are also very popular.



Bike Week 2018