From DLR Sports Partnership – Keeping families active

DLR Sports Partnership would be grateful if you could circulate the email below to your parents /student contact database. We have devised challenges to keep families active at home as we realise the importance of physical and mental health during this uncertain time. Please feel free to read the content below before sending.

Kind regards

The DLR Sports Partnership Team

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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 sportspartnership@dlrcoco.ie. Of course please make sure to follow all Department of Health guidelines with regards to Covid-19 and maintain Social Distancing https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/

 

 

Please see our website www.dlrsportspartnership.ie 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 YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPhBXjgEPP2wcLJeWpwSbQw 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 and 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 homeschoolers among us.

How – just print off the attached flyer/chart, fill it in as you go and email back to us 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 – Downloads Move to the Rhythm Dance Challenge The Fighting Fit Challenge The Grandparents 15 Minute Challenge The Scrambled Leg Walk Challenge

Our first meeting

1st Meeting – 8th October 2019 @ 8.15pm Boys School.

Invited:
All existing and new Committee Members and Teacher Representatives

ItemAgendaTime Lead
1Welcome and Introductions8.15 –
8.20
All
2Overview
• Roles – Chair etc. (CH & DS)
• Committee – Policies and Procedures
• AGM follow up and Constitution (SR)
• Sub –committees (CH)
• ICT Support (JG)
8.20 –
8.40
CH
DS
SR
JM
3Events for the Year8.40-
9.10
CH
4Next Meeting : 5th November @8.15pm Boys School9.10 –
9.15
SR
15th November 2019 8.15pm Boys’ School
23rd December 2019 8.15pm Girls’ School– Teacher Representatives
37th January 2020 8.15pm Boys’ School
44th February 2020 8.15pm Girls’ School– Teacher Representatives
53rd March 2020 8.15pm Boys’ School
67th April 2020 8.15pm Girls’ School– Teacher Representatives
75th May 2020 8.15pm Boys’ School
89th June 2020 (Second Tuesday) 8.15pm Girls’ School– Teacher Representatives

Supporting your Child’s Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing

Venue: Johnstown Girls’ School
Date: Tuesday 28th May 2019
Time: 7.30 – 9.30

The Johnstown Parents’ Association (JPA) has invited the National Parents Council Primary to provide a training programme in conjunction with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services.
This programme supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. The programme also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur.
Parents who attend this session will:

  1. Explore the factors that influence mental health and well being in their child.
  2. Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child.
  3. Be given tips on how best to support their child’s positive mental health and wellbeing. As this event is sponsored by the JPA and supported by the schools we hope it will be well attended by parents/guardians. To book your place,
    please e-mail srey71@hotmail.com

Venue: Johnstown Girls’ School
Date: Tuesday 28th May 2019
Time: 7.30 – 9.30 Cost: €2 at the door

If you have any suggestions for future talks/ training programmes, please e-mail JPAconnect jpaconnect@gmail.com or through our contact form.

We would love to hear from you!

Hello to all parents!

We would like to welcome everyone back to the new school year and a special welcome to the new parents joining the school.
We hope all the boys and girls have settled back in nicely. It’s going to be another fun & exciting year with all our events and new plans!!!
We would like to bring your attention to a very important event coming up:

Annual General Meeting.

The 2018 JPA AGM details are as follows:
Date: Thursday 20th September
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Johnstown Boys School

Please note:
As the majority of the committee members are leaving this year, your Parents Association needs you!

The following is just a brief idea as to what is involved with being a member:
– One evening a month for meetings
– Willing to help with organising the fun activities for the boys and girls
– Helping to support the school social events
– Enthusiasm and a team player

The JPA raises approximately €10,000 per annum which is shared between the schools.

These funds are paid towards:
• Ice Cream day
• Communion and Confirmation breakfasts
• School Graduation
• Easter Art Competition
• 6th Class Social
• School Donations

Without new committee members, none of this can happen. We encourage you all to come along to the AGM.

Best regards,
James, Paula, Lynne, Bernadette, Elaine, Siobhan, Caroline, Fiona, Gemma, Tim & Joe.

 

Volunteer?

Johnstown Boys National School – Used Uniforms – June 2018

Monday, 25.06.2018, is the last day for uniforms in The Boys National School.

From Tuesday 26.06.2018, boys will be allowed to wear non-uniform clothes to school.

NOTE – We ask that students going on school tours next week, hold onto and wear their blue polo shirts for their school tour days only. This is to assist teachers and minders during the tours, to identify their groups.

Used uniforms, in good, clean condition, can be taken to school from Tuesday 26.06.2018 onwards. Uniforms will be sorted and sized between Tuesday & Wednesday of next week and on Thursday morning, 29.06.2018, at 9.10am, uniforms can be viewed and collected, free of charge in “The Halla”, in the girl’s school.

This is a great opportunity to get some uniform items for your children for the coming year, and also an opportunity to give your children’s current uniforms to other parents for use next year.

We ask that any name tags be removed and again, that those uniform items be sent to the school in good, clean condition.

Thank You.

Staff & Management – Our Lady Of Good Counsel, Boys National School.

Johnstown Parents Association

Johnstown Girls National School – Used Uniforms – June 2018

From Monday 25.06.2018, girls will be allowed to wear non-uniform clothes to school.

Used uniforms, in good, clean condition, can be taken to school from Monday 25.06.2018 onwards. Uniforms will be sorted and sized between Monday & Wednesday of next week and on Thursday morning, 29.06.2018, at 9.10am, uniforms can be viewed and collected, free of charge in “The Halla”, in the girl’s school.

This is a great opportunity to get some uniform items for your children for the coming year, and also an opportunity to give your children’s current uniforms to other parents for use next year.

We ask that any name tags be removed and again, those uniform items be sent to the school in good, clean condition.

Thank You.

Staff & Management – Our Lady Of Good Counsel, Girls National School.

Johnstown Parents Association.

Keane For Fitness Beginners Running Course

Keane For Fitness Beginners Running Course.

This is a 10 week course aimed at those who have never run before or who have lapsed. The
goal is to get to 5k and enjoy the journey! The programme is gradual so that you make
progress each week but it is manageable and sustainable. Running in a group is a very
effective way to develop your fitness as the chat provides distraction and there is plenty of
encouragement and support along the way. Over 60 people in the local community have

Over 60 people in the local community have done this course in the last 2 years and have reached their goal. Book your place now as places are limited!

Where: Meet @ Kilbogget Carpark
When: Every Monday @ 7pm
Cost: €80 for 10 Wk Course (including your Keane For Fitness t-shirt)
Starts: Monday 18th September 2017

 

Other Classes with Keane For Fitness
Body Sculpt @ 8.55am sharp on Fridays in the Johnstown Pastoral Centre. Great exercise class with
a focus on building local muscular endurance and cardio fitness. You are done and dusted by 10 am
Running Group @ 7.45pm meeting on Mondays in Kilbogget Carpark. Suitable for anyone who can
run 5km and more. We go on a different route each week and you will always have company
regardless of what distance you want to run.

To book a place or for further information contact Gráinne on 085-1268386 or visit
http://www.keaneforfitness.com