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What Club Are You In? Survey by 6th Class

6th Class spent the first week back after Easter creating and conducting a survey to find out what clubs we are all members of in our school. They made very cool project posters to display all the results, which are on display on the Active Schools noticeboard just outside Mrs O'Kane and Mrs Jones' room! Looks like swimming was a popular sport and that Stepaside FC along with Corinthians HC had the most members from KCOINS kids.


The Active Committee have some very exciting post that has been sent to them from Mrs Darlington herself! We will be opening it as well as deciding the winners of the 'decreasing sedentary time' competition tomorrow at our committee meeting. See you outside at 1:45.

Parish Easter Trail

Thank you Lynn! Lynn from the parish centre set up the BEST trail for us all this week. We got to hunt all around the church and parish grounds to find Easter eggs that matched our tick sheets. When we found each egg, they told us the next part of the Easter story - what a fun way to learn all about Jesus!

Active Schools Questionaires


NB - Questionnaires now closed (closing date 4/12/20)


Please see below the links to our Active schools questionnaires. Mrs Darlington has emailed these to all parents/guardians and some classes will be taking a look at these during school time too. Thank you for participating!

Sports InclusioOfficer


We would like to say a big thank you to Brian from the Sports Disability Inclusion Office, who took the time to speak with Mr MacNicholas and provide us with some insight and opportunities to become even more incluisve in the active elements we have here in KCOINS!


We would love to forward the link onto all of you (pasted below) to make you aware of CARA, the organisation Brian reccommended for training and courses to further our education, training and attention in this area. In addition to this, the staff will be adding some of the workshops and seminars he listed in an email to Mr MacNicholas to a staff meeting agenda for discussion and participation when it is safe to do so again. 

Getting ready for the Reindeer Race

The Active Committee are busy getting the props and pieces ready for the Christmas Reindeer Race event happening in school next week! Check back in daily next week for your updates and to see who the winner is at the end!

Active Schools Committee

Introducing our Active Schools Committee members! 


Ria and Adam are the 3rd Class representatives.

Ethan and Aisling are the 4th Class representatives.

Felicity and James are the 5th Class representatives.

James and Dylan are the 6th Class representatives.


Miss Plunkett along with Miss Butler, Miss Sarratt, Miss Muldowney, Mr MacNicholas and Miss Nolan are the teachers involved in the Active Schools team this year too. 


We had our first outdoor, Covid friendly meeting together this afternoon and keep a close eye out, they may have post arriving to your classroom doors over the next few days!


If you have any questions or suggestions for Active Schools this year, please feel free to let your Active School Rep know or find one of the Active School Team teachers.



Thank you SO much to everybody for your support in the LauraLynn Challenge. We managed to raise and send over €5,500 to the staff and children in the children's hospice. We are so grateful for your support and all of your donations. Well done to all the staff and the children who took part. Check out how everybody got on and where everybody travelled to in our video in virtual assembly this week!

100km in June for LauraLynn Children's Hospice

Some of our teachers were happy to receive their t-shirts in the post today!

Check out some photos above of our staff and students out on their walks, runs, cycles, skates, swims and what not...all travelling for LauraLynn in June!


Senior Infants, 1st Class, 3rd Class and 6th Class along with Lorraine, Miss Thorpe, Miss Plunkett, Miss Sarratt, Miss Hill, Mrs Brislane and Ms MacMahon are taking part in the LaruaLynn challenge for their remote learning P.E. during the month of June. Class teachers have allocated each student a set amount of kilometres to travel per week as their P.E. and collectively as a class they will cover 100km. Each staff member taking part will then individually travel 100km over the month of June to match these class' efforts. This is in a bid to raise both funds and awareness for such a special cause.


LauraLynn kindly gave each child taking part a LauraLynn wristband and sticker to wear to represent their organisation while they travel. Special thanks to Sarah and Cathy in LauraLynn for helping us to make this happen as a school!


Check out 'KCOINS 100km for LauraLynn Challenge' on the 'GoFundMe' website for updates on how far everybody has travelled and how much money we have raised!


Well done to our winners of the Active Schools Slogan Competition! Our new school Active slogan is:


'Run and Play to Make Your Day!'


Thank you to everyone for submitting your entries and to all of you who took the time to vote - it was a very close finish! A superb way to come together during lockdown to work towards our Active Flag as a team.

Daly exercise is home!

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Who remembers Glen who came to visit us from Daly Exercise? Well, he has been in touch to send us some videos to keep us active while at home! Why not try some of his workouts below. Do each exercise for 30 seconds, then take a 30 second break. Repeat each one 3 times! Thanks Glen :)

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We emailed the DLR Sports Partnership to see what challenges and links they could provide for us at home and with our families. The documents are above and an explanation of their initiatives are below. Thank you to DLR for this information! Have fun everybody laugh.


We in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership know that this is a very uncertain and daunting time for everyone. But we also know that being active and having fun with your family is so important for our physical and mental health especially at the moment. So we've put together four different activity Challenges to suit all ages and abilities. They're easy to get involved in, a great way to keep motivated and best of all you can do them around the home with your family.  


All Challenges will run for the next 4 weeks and we'd really love to hear how you progress through them by sharing on social media using #BeActive and emailing us at Of course please make sure to follow all Department of Health guidelines with regards to Covid-19 and maintain Social Distancing



Please see our website to view more details on all the Challenges and on the other work we do.


1 -The Grandparents 15 Minute Challenge 

Who - for children and their grandparents

What - a fun challenge to encourage children to make regular phone contact with their grandparents and engage in activities with them (physical, social and mental).

How - just print off the attached flyer/chart, fill it in as you go and email back to use when you're finished.


2 -Move to the Rhythm Dance Challenge  

Who - for children and teenagers

What - visit our new You Tube Channel to catch our dance tutor Cayisha demonstrate part of a new professionally choreographed routine each day from Monday to Thursday. Then join her again on Friday to go through the entire dance. 

How - just watch and learn the routine each day, practice at home, record yourself (and your family) bringing the entire dance together on Friday and email us a clip.


3 -The Fighting Fit Challenge 

Who - for teenagers and adults

What - fancy a tough but achievable fitness challenge? Have you ever played Call Of Duty and thought you could hold our own, but could you pass the fitness test to really join in? Here's our chance. We will post a fitness program each week that if you follow will culminate in you matching yourself against the Irish Army fitness test to see if you would make the grade.

How - just follow the weekly exercise programs, get into a healthy routine and try the fitness test at home after 4 weeks. 


4 -The Scrambled Leg Challenge 

Who - for families and all ages

What - we've gotten out the measuring tape and have picked a few well known Irish landmarks that you an your family can pick to add up the kilometers from your daily walks to reach your chosen destination. This is a great one to also build in elements of geography, history and maths for the budding home schoolers among us. 

How - just print off the attached flyer/chart, fill it in as you go and email back to use when you're finished.


We hope these Challenges will help to build in the important daily activity and fun we all need, but if  you have any queries or suggestions for other initiatives we'd love to hear from you.


The Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership Team

 Fostering Active Communities

Glen from Daly exercise came to visit us in March. He did a workshop with every class for half an hour. He taught us each 4 or 5 key exercises and we did circuits of them. We got our heart rates up very high and we were all very sweaty afterwards! Glen is a Dublin based sports figure who is very excited to be working in conjunction with schools and we are delighted he came to us!

Stephanie Roche

We were honoured to welcome Stephanie Roche into our classrooms and school yard today to play some football with us, give us some tips and tricks, answer questions and give advice. She is associated with the same football club as one of our SNAs and gave us something very exciting to look forward to when she said YES to coming to see us. Thank you Stephanie for being so patient and kind with us, we had so much fun with you.

Well Done!!

Coming back from Christmas holidays is never easy, but it was so lovely to come back into an assembly full of good news and medals from not just one, but a whole bunch of children who have been off skiing during the break and achieved various levels, been presented with certificates and won medals in races too! Such an exciting assembly today.

Cycle Safety

We are delighted to see our 5th class partaking in their annual cycle safety training as part of the SPHE curriculum. No better way to learn than by experiencing it in real life.

The Daily Mile

A huge thank you to our visitors from The Daily Mile to explain to us the benefits of it and how it works. We loved having you in with us, and we especially loved running with you! The Daily Mile is coming to KCOINS for this space!

Santry 2019

What a fantastic day we had at Santry Sports. The atmosphere was incredible. Some of us may need to learn a bit of sign language from all our screaming and cheering! A huge congratulations to all of our participants from KCOINS and to those who placed in their categories. We are so proud of each and every one of you! Until next year, keep running!
As the trials and practices begin for Santry 2019, we are having a flashback moment to 2018! Can't wait for another great day out.