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DLP Mr. Lorcan Coyle | DDLP Ms. Sinéad Lally

PH: (01) 490 3057

School Office

Office: 08:45 - 14:30

Monday to Friday

Forfield Park

Terenure, D6W HP92

Active School Flag

What is an ACTIVE school? It is a school where physical activity is valued, promoted and enjoyed by all.

At St. Pius X BNS we are passionate about all things ACTIVE.
In 2023/2024 we decided to apply for the Active School Flag (ASF).

As part of this process we had to meet criteria set out by ASF, a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland.

​The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.

So how do we earn an ASF?
We had to fulfil criteria in four sections. Once we had done this we had to create a part of our school website that showed the criteria below and also submit our our application for review.

Next an inspector will come to our school (likely in 2024/2025) to view our progress and make a decision on our flag!



  • Confirmation that all classes receive 60 minutes of timetabled PE every week.
  • Confirmation that at least 5 different PE strands (Athletics, Aquatics, Dance, Games, Gymnastics, Outdoor and Adventure) are taught at every class level every year.
  • Visual evidence of the work undertaken in the priority PE strand/Activity of the Month (our Active Schools noticeboard and the school website).


  • Active Playgrounds (yard leaders – also known as our Yardaí, yard equipment etc. )
  • Signposted Active School WALKWAY (used for active breaks).
  • Run a Day challenge (4 weeks).
  • Active Break Everyday challenge (4 weeks).
  • ASF committee (staff and pupils).
  • ASF school slogan.
  • What Clubs are You In? survey results.
  • Links with local clubs.


#ASW programme.

  • Whole school FUN event.
  • ​Cross-curricular activities.
  • Physical activity as homework.
  • Taster sessions of NEW activities.