Well done to both the boys and girls teams who travelled to Hawkfield to take part in the inter-school cross country competition. These children have been busy doing 'laps' in preparation for the big race and they certainly did our school and themselves proud. It was lovely to see how well the team supported each other and how they represented our school with pride. We're all part of a great big team in Killina National School. Maith sibh!!
That's a wrap for Ms. Dalton's Six Nations Tag Rubgy league. For the last six weeks boys and girls from 1st to 6th class have been enjoying tag rugby matches during lunch break. The fun and excitement that this tournament has created around the school has been truly wonderful. Our school has worked really hard this year to promote Active Lifestyles for our students whilst also striving to improve well-being at the same time. This tournament has certainly achieved this and to listen to our boys and girls talking about their matches, their scores, their near misses, the injuries and the "craic" has been fantastic. Well done to Scotland for topping the Six Nations tables and well done to all six teams for their participation throughout. You all did super! Many thanks to Ms. Dalton for organising this tournament and for keeping the Active Flag ambitions of our school alive. Keep up the great work Killina!
In keeping up our Active School tradition, our boys and girls have been busy practicing their 1,2,3s in preparation for our "Damhsa Mór". We have been expertly guided by Lennon (our 4th Class in-house dancer) and he has helped up all to improve over the last few days. There's definitely a Riverdance team in the making in Killina!!
Ms. Dalton and the children in 5th and 6th have been busy sorting teams for our Six Nations Tag Rugby blitz. Children from 1st to 6th have been included in teams for this exciting lunchtime Tag Blitz. It will give all of our children a chance to put their tag rugby coaching sessions to good use! Who will win the Grand Slam???
The Active Squad introduced our boys and girls to another exciting initiative as we strive towards getting our Active Flag. For February and March the children have been set the challenge of skipping to the top of the tallest mountains in Europe. Every skip that the children do counts as one metre of a climb. At the rate the children are skipping they will have reached the summit of the tallest mountains in the world! They really are having a great time! We have a skipping surprise in place for May to reward the children's hard work. Keep an eye on the blog to see how we are getting on. We also encourage families to try this out at home and to see how many mountains you can climb. Best of luck...
In keeping the Active School initiative alive in our school, the Active Squad ran a poster competition. This competition asked the boys and girls to design a poster which promotes the benefits of active living. The children had great fun designing the posters. The winners each received a skipping rope as a prize. They were delighted with the prizes as it means they now have a personal skipping rope for our Skipping initiative for February and March. Well done everyone.
Hurling has started in Killina and the boys and girls from all classes are really enjoying their hurling lessons with Leon (Games Promotion Officer). Children from Junior Infants to sixth class have been practising their striking, dribbling and catching skills. We look forward to the next few weeks of hurling in Killina.
5th and 6th class have been keeping the Active School excitement going in our school. With swimming and athletics taking place in other classes at this time, 5th and 6th have been engaging with the strand 'Games'. They are really enjoying the drills and are working very hard for Gráinne. The joys of getting mucky on the pitch is also a great novelty! Apologies to all the Mammies and Daddies for the dirty tracksuit bottoms!! Check out the moves in some of these photos... They'll be fighting fit for our Six Nations tag rugby blitz in February.
We want to say a very special thank you to one of our parents, Richard O’ Brien, who kindly sourced donations from two companies (Park Developments Group & Cosgrove Electrical Ltd) to allow us to purchase jerseys. Thanks a million Richard and we hope to lift a cup or two wearing these jerseys. Cill an Fheadha abú!!!