Partnerships within and outside the school are an important aspect of the Active School Flag. When a school participates in the Active School Flag Programme it is vital to interact and engage with other organisations and clubs.
Within Scoil Chormaic CNS we established our own ASF committee at the outset of the process. Children who were interested in joining were elected at each class level. The committee members keep all classes up to date on ASF news and events. For example certain children were in charge of the P.E storeroom and sport equipment, other members were in charge of communicating messages and others were instrumental when planning events. Our school has an ASF notice board and suggestions box.
Our school also acknowledges physical activity and sporting success achieved during and outside of school hours. Our school informs pupils and parents about physical activity opportunities that are available in the local community.
Our school invites different sports clubs/physical activity providers from the local community to visit our school during the year, to give taster sessions of their activity. So far, some activities that we are trying out are Gaelic football with Larissa and Ellen from O Dwyers GAA, soccer coaching with Paul Keogh and the TY students from Balbriggan Community College and Tag Rugby with Ariel from Leinster Rugby. We also have a number of students and families taking part in the Operation Transformation walks which is based in Balbriggan this year.