Our school has just received news that we have been awarded the GAA 5-star school of excellence flag for our promotion of Gaelic Games within our school.We are very proud of all of the children and staff for achieving this. They have worked hard all year. A special thank you to David Murphy, our Games Promotion Officer for all of his help with the organisation of GAA coaching throughout the year.
The GAA 5 Star initiative aims to support and recognise Primary Schools that provide pupils with 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous Gaelic Games activity per week in a manner that ensures the children will experience fun, friendship, fairness and ultimately improve their fitness. Recognition as a “GAA 5 Star Centre” is awarded to Primary Schools that undertake to deliver a programme of Gaelic Games activity that is age-appropriate and meets the developmental needs of children within the school.
The GAA 5 Star Centre is a key initiative of the GAA’s Play to Stay WeLL (Wellbeing & Lifelong Learning) Programme. Ms. Dalton went to Hawkfield to collect the flag on behalf of our school. We are delighted to get the flag and it is testament to the school's drive to improve the physical fitness and well-being of our boys and girls. Everyone is doing a super job a promoting Killina as an Active School.