The Active Flag is awarded to schools who endeavour to achieve a physically active and physically educated school community. The initiative aims to promote

 ‘more schools to become more active, more often’ 




With much hard work and dedication from our Active school committee, pupils and staff, St Michael’s was officially recognised as an ‘Active School’ in 2017.



 Since then, we have remained active through  Active Yard, Go Noodle, Tennis, Gymnastics, Dance and participating in cross country, gaelic and soccer events. Have a look at the photographs from our Active School Week 2018, 2019 and 2020!



We were awarded our second

 Active School Flag in June 2021. This was a  fantastic achievement  for pupils and staff who remained ACTIVE during Covid 19 school closures.  





2021- 2024 


Over the last three  years, we have working towards achieving our THIRD active school flag!!


As with all areas of school life, the support and participation of all members of our school community including pupils, staff and parents is hugely important to ensure St. Michael’s is an Active School.



Our Active School Slogan 


Run, Jump, Skip or Play lets get Active everyday, remember keeping active helps your body,mind and attitude! 










Congratulations to Jake & Ellie Rose for their winning Active School Slogan! 


Meet our  Active School Committee 2023/2024 


Our Active School Committee encourages us all to keep active through leading movement breaks in their classrooms and organising equipment during playtime. The Active Agents have regular meetings to share suggestions from their class, discuss and plan active activities for the whole school. They are also responsible for delivering active messages to teachers and their classroom.Active School jobs are given to everyone. Each child in our school is encouraged to share any new ACTIVE ideas they might have with a member of the Active School Committee or place their suggestion in the folder on our Active School Noticeboard. 

St. Michael's N.S. ACTIVE together!




Our Active School Noticeboards

We use our Active School Noticeboard to show everyone how we are staying active at school !
     Our Achievement Wall 
We have very talented pupils in our school! 


Our Sports Facilities


Our School Playground 

We are really lucky to have a large spacious playground with basketball nets and goal posts!   



Our Astro-turf Pitch! 




We are thrilled to have an all weather pitch to play on! This has been made possible through Clár funding and fundraising from our hard working Parents Assoication. The pitch will be officially opened by Heather Humphreys on Sunday 9th June.  


Our Green Area 

When the weather is good, we use our green area for Physical Education lessons, to play soccer,gaelic and to practice for Cross Country running and Sports Day.




Corcaghan Community Centre 


We are extremely lucky to also have access to our local Community Centre located across from our school where we can still get Active in poor weather conditions! 


Our P.E. Store Room


We conduct our annual P.E. audit in October. The Equipment leaders sort all our equipment into different types of boxes and label them for everyone to be able to see them clearly! The P.E. store room is checked weekly!