News from Inver National School

News and currents adventures from Inver National School, Inver, Co. Mayo

Active Flag Schedule of Events


As part of our Active Flag Initiative, we have a few activities scheduled for the coming months. Please see table below . If you feel you have something to offer (a skill/qualification in any area of fitness or health and wellbeing) and would like to help out, we would only be delighted to have you on board.

As you are probably aware by now, all children have P.E. homework on PE days, so please, if you can at all, make this a family activity and join in, in the fun! (Each child received a PE Homework Grid)

Our ‘K a day’ initiative is up and running and will continue right through January. Each class aims to complete a kilometre walk around and inisde the school  grounds on our Active Walkway, at least 3 times a week and at least 1 class every day!  Children are encouraged to ‘Do your talking while you’re walking!’ On rainy days, however, running/exercise takes place within the classroom, so as to avoid unnecessary illnesses. I would like to say a huge Thank you to Gerry Sweeney (B.O.M) for erecting and measuring the Inver Active Flag Walkway (and the many other jobs also!) and invite you to join us on our K a day, if you spot us out and about.

Remember to stay updated on many aspects of school by checking our blog, on a regular basis. Anyone interested in helping out with the skipping challenge, please let us know.

Thanks again for your support.


September ·         Committee meetings

·         Yard Rota established and duties for Active Agents

·         GAA with visiting coach

October ·         GAA with visiting coach

·         Active Meetings

November ·         Active Walkway launched

·         60 minute challenge Part 1 (3rd to 6th)

·         Committee meetings

·         What club are you in Survey?

January ·         Km a day on our walkway – (at least 3 days a week for month of Jan, each class does it in their own time, children encouraged to do their talking as they’re walking)

·         Pedometer Class challenges ( pedometers sponsored by Western Strands Hotel)

·         Committee Meeting

·         Playground Leaders (children in Senior Room) lead/guide stations on Thursday at big lunch, for 6 weeks working with Junior/senior infants initially.

·         GAA with visiting coach

February ·         Climb the heights skipping challenge – Senior Room

·         Active break challenge  3rd to 7th Feb– All classes

·         Committee meetings

·         Walk to School week 24th to 28th Feb . Children encouraged to walk/scoot/cycle to school. Reminder closer to time.

·          Walk a mile with a smile @ 2.15pm on Friday 28th. All  Parents invited to join us. Reminder closer to time

·         GAA with visiting coach

March ·         Run around Europe challenge (all classes, 3 days a week at least for 4 weeks, in own time. Starting March 2nd to 27th.

·         Committee Meetings -TimeTable for Active Schools Week

·         Equipment Audit

·         Seachtain na Gaeilge – Céilí

·         60 minute challenge Part 2 (3rd to 6th) sheet will be provided at time

·         GAA with visiting Coach

April ·         Committee meeting

·         Easter Hunt

·         Active Schools Week 27th -May 1st -Staff /Pupils to wear sports gear all week. PE homework every day this week

·         Gymnastics with visiting Coach

·         GAA. with visiting Coach

May ·         Spring Clean around School (date tbc)

·         Committee Meeting

·         March for May – All children encouraged to walk to school

·         School Tour

·         Gymnastics with visiting coach

·         Aquatics (If available)

·         GAA with visiting coach

June ·         Active Break challenge Part 3 (3rd to 6th)

·         Walk to school Month (Cycle/Scoot)

·         Presentation Day

May be subject to slight adjustments

Kilcommon G.A.A.


Well done to everyone who received medals and special awards from Kilcommon G.A.A. recently. We are very proud of you all. Remember 60 minutes of exercise a day is compulsory to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Keep it up!

G.A.A. SKILLS in association with Kilcommon G.A.A. club


G.A.A. Partnerships


Sporting Stars


Well done to the children who received special awards from their local GAA club. We are so proud of you all!

G.A.A. skills with James


We enjoyed practising our Gaelic skills with James today!

Cumann na mBunscol


Yesterday my class went to our first game of Cumann na mBunscol.
Cumann Na mBunscol is a Gaelic football competition in which schools play against each other in the hope of becomming Cumann na mBunscol champions of the year.
Yesterday we (the girls) played against Shraigh in Bangor N.S pitch
and the boys played against Pullathomas in Pullathomas’s own pitch.
Both my team and the boys’ team played very well yet unfortunately both of us lost.

Despite our obviously disappointing losses, we all cheered up when our (really nice!) teachers brought us all into Sizzlers take away for chips and chicken nuggets!
We all had a great day and I enjoyed it very much.

We were gone all day and got no HOMEWORK!

From Siobhán’s blog



Ta muid an-bhródúil as ár ndaltaí i Rang a Sé. Rinne siad a gCóineartú ag an deireadh seachtaine. Chuaigh siad faoi lámh an Éaspaig John Fleming in eaglais Realt na Mara sa Chorrán Buí i bparóiste Chill Chomáin.

Sports Awards


Congratulations to all the children who recently received awards from Kilcommon GAA club for their participation and excellence. We are so proud of you all!

Well done also to Lucy who took part in the Santa Dash race at Christmas. Maith thú Lucy!

We are the champions!



Well done to John, Liam and Jack who were part of the Kilcommon team who were crowned champions recently, following their defeat over Belmullet. We are very proud of the boys and their success!

Gaelic skills training with James


We had great fun learning how to pick the ball up correctly and also learning how to catch the ball using our ‘W’ Handshape.









Mini 7s Boys Competition



Well done to the Inver N.S. Boys football team who recently competed in the mini 7’s competition in Belmullet. Their first game was against Doohoma NS who were very strong. This resulted in a defeat but not without a good challenge from the boys. Doohoma went on to win the competition so well done to them!
The second game was against Glencastle N.S. Again a very strong team! The Inver boys worked well as a team, kept their head high despite the previous loss and this effort paid off with Inver ahead at the final whistle. We are proud of all the boys. Keep it up!

Gaelic skills Session 3 with James


We had so much fun learning our Gaelic skills with James. This week we had to jump through a ladder as fast as we could. After that we practiced our solos on the spot and then while moving. It was quite difficult but if we keep practising we will improve!





Scileanna Gaelic le traenálaí Cill Chomáin








Under 11 North Mayo champions



Congratulations to the boys who were part of the Kilcommon team that won the under 11 North Mayo Final recently. Well done boys. We are very proud of you all!

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