Guidelines from the World Health Organisation say that children over the age of six need at least an hour of physical activity every day. In St. Michaels we promote inclusive physical activity throughout the school day.

Our School Day 

We have two daily playground breaks each day. When we have bad weather, all the children stay indoors and complete short physical activities with our teachers. Go Noodle and Just dance are the most popular!


Have a look at our Wet Day activities! 


Our Movement Breaks




Have a look at us in action ! We really enjoy doing our movement breaks!


Go Noodle video.mp4 (739611)

Just Dance 2.mp4 (2363917)

Movement break Sir Elton .mp4 (2836763)



Active Homework


Every Thursday, the children get Active homework. 

Below is a sample of the type of Active Homework we do!



Our Active Yard


At St. Michaels, we all really enjoy Active Yard. All the children are divided into five groups. Each group has an Active Yard leader. Children from fourth, fifth and sixth class all get a chance to become an Active Yard Leader for two months.We try to come up with lots  of different games that everyone enjoys!  


Active Yard in ACTION! 


Active yard video.mp4 (2584554)

Photo Gallery: Physical Activity


Our Halloween Walk 


We began our Active school journey this year with a fancy dress Halloween walk in Rossmore Park.

Afterwards,we got to play in the play park!



Maths Week 2019

Maths Week 2019 took place from 12th to 18th October. In St. Michael's , we had a Maths trail. All children were divided into groups. The maths trail took place around our school environment. If you would like to know more about Maths week you can visit www.mathsweek.


Active Classroom Challenge 



As a whole school, we carried out the Active Break Challenge from 11th November to 6th December! Activities such as Go Noodle, Just Dance and 10 @ 10  kept the children super active in their classrooms! Well done to the active committee and leaders who made sure we were working hard!


Our Santa Dash

As part of our Active Christmas event, the whole school participated in "The Santa Dash" on Friday the 20th of December. The children all looked very festive dressed up in their Christmas jumpers and hats!




Fred The Party Professor 



Party Professor.mp4 (1064836)



Bhí céilí ar siúl ar 10ú lá de mhí Márta. Chuaigh na páistí ar fad chuig halla na scoile. Thosaigh gach rang ag damsha “An Droichead Átha Luain”. Bhí tuirse ar gach duine nuair a bhí an ceíli thart.




See our Senior room in action!


10 @ 10 as Gaeilge