We are delighted to announce that we will be recommencing school sports on a reduced and phased basis from the week of the 2nd November. We had been planning these activities to start sooner this term but unfortunately with all the uncertainty and changes, we have had to wait and adapt to what has been happening. We are now happy that we can proceed with after school sports in a safe and socially distant manner under current government guidelines for youth sport training.
Initially we will be offering the following activities to all year groups:
- Striking games (rounders, softball and baseball)
- Fitness Activities
Each group/training pod will be given the opportunity to participate in these activities on a weekly rotational basis.
1st year activities will run from 2.30 – 3.10 while activities for other year groups will run from 3.20 – 4 on the following days;
Monday – 1st (2.35 – 3.15) and 4th Years
Tuesday – 2nd Years
Wednesday – 5th and 6th Years
Thursday – 1st (2.35 – 3.15) and 3rd Years
Basketball and Rugby will recommence when it is viable to do so. Hockey will return on the completion of the hockey pitch resurfacing after Christmas.
Each session will be capped at 14 students, so pre registration will be absolutely essential. You can register by completing our online form by CLICKING HERE. If your child gets a place, we will be asking for a contribution of €50 towards the expense of running these activities up to the February Midterm. Each session will have a coach leading the session and a second member of staff acting as a COVID officer.
Students will not be able to get changed for activities, so they will need to wear tracksuit bottoms or leggings into school on the day of their activities. A change of footwear will be allowed if they can fit the boots or runners in their school bag. A second bag for a change of clothes will not be allowed as there is limited space in every classroom and there is also no changing rooms available in the school at present.