The Active School Flag was launched by the Department of Education in May 2009. It is a non-competitive initiative which seeks to recognise schools that strive to achieve a physically active and physically educated school community. This year St. Colmcille's N.S.t N.S. are participating in the initiative and hoping to achieve the Active School Flag. In order to be successful in the Active School Flag we must self-evaluate, plan, implement and monitor improvements in several areas such as the children’s physical activity throughout the day, our active travel efforts and our partnership with the local community. As the Active School Flag involves the whole school community we would encourage you to also provide opportunities for your children to be active at home. Additionally, if you think you have any skills or ideas that would be of benefit to the Active School Flag we would love you to get involved. You can pass on your suggestions to your child’s teacher. Your support of the Active School Flag is greatly appreciated. Please find below the different initiatives and strategies we have undertaken through the Active School Flag programme.