The Active School Flag process began in September 2013. Many changes and improvements were made over the past 9 months and everyone in St. Patrick’s Secondary School were delighted to receive the Active School Flag on 27th May 2014. Adding an Active School Week to the beginning and end of each school year, investing in more PE equipment and given 1st and 2nd years individual 6 week health and fitness programmes are amongst some of the changes made as a result of this progress.

Students of our school have participated in many physical activity events throughout the year including a 3k and 5k fun run, a fun athletics day, a tag rugby tournament, a cooperative games day in Killaloe, as well as climbing Torc Mountain and Mount Brandon. Congratulations to all staff and students of St. Patrick’s Secondary School on achieving this flag as recognition for the hard work and dedication towards keeping our school a physically active and physically educated school.

A huge thank you to Sean Brosnan for his committment to PE and rugby in the school this year, Georgie O’ Callaghan for his on-going hard work with our soccer teams and Denny Porter for the great work he is doing with our Basketball teams. Finally, we would like to say a massive thanks to the local sports organisations and An Riocht for the use of the fantastic facilities.