Partnerships within and outside the school are an important aspect of the Active School Flag. When a school participates in the Active School Flag Programme it is vital to interact and engage with other organisations and clubs.

Within the Convent Junior School we established our own ASF committee at the outset of the process. Our school has an ASF notice board and suggestions box.

Our school also acknowledges physical activity and sporting success achieved during and outside of school hours. Our school informs pupils and parents about physical activity opportunities that are available in the local community and links for those organisations can be found below.


​Our school invited different sports clubs/physical activity providers from the local community to visit our school for Active School Week in May and at other times during the year, to give taster sessions of their activity. New activities that we tried out were Zumba, hockey, skipathon, tennis and GAA.

Active School Committee

Meet our Active School Committee!
Children were randomly selected from every class to be on our active school committee. They understand how important their role is in encouraging others to get active.

The Active School Committee have very important jobs:
They motivate us to get active.
They organise P.E and playground equipment.
They keep the P.E storeroom tidy.
They lead playground activities on the yard.
They helped in the selection process of our ASF slogan.
They have committee meetings to plan and organise ASF events.

Celebrating Success Outside of School:

The pupils of Convent Junior School are very busy outside of school and from the survey below you can see the clubs and sports that the children are involved in. We love to share and celebrate their success in school too! Well done to all on their fantastic achievements!

Castleblayney Faughs GFC

Coaches from Castleblayney Faughs visited our school in term 1. They host Gaelic football training for children every Thursday evening and these sessions in school helped promote joining the club and attending training to develop their football skills. The children really enjoyed the activities that were organised for them every Monday morning in term 1 and many of them continue to develop these skills further on Thursday evenings at the local football pitch.

Athletics Club

Ms. Hughes started an Athletics Club for after school on Tuesdays for all classes to avail of. It was amazing to see such a huge interest in the club! All strand units of Athletics are covered in the athletics club which consolidates and further develops the children’s skills from learning athletics in PE. The children really enjoy the various activities and games carried out! It’s a fun way for children to be active for an extra hour after school with their peers!

GAA coaching by Anne Mc Kenna

We started our annual GAA coaching by Anne Mc Kenna for this year on Thursday 7th March. Anne will be helping us develop our GAA skills over the next six weeks. This is always a great success in our school and our students really enjoy it.

Local Sports and Clubs:

Clubs in Castleblayney

Contact details for local clubs around Castleblayney can be found below:

Faughs GAA Club: http://castleblayneyfaughs.com/

Blayney Academy FC: https://www.facebook.com/blayneyacademy/

Castleblayney Hurling: https://www.facebook.com/blayneyacademy/

Swimming lessons at the Glencarn Hotel: https://www.theglencarnhotel.ie/monaghan-leisure-centre/

Tae Kwan-do: castleblayneytaekwondo@gmail.com

Castleblayney Camogie Club: http://www.monaghangaa.ie/category/club-notes/castleblayneycamogie/