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Active Schools


Welcome to Holy Family Girls National School Active Schools Blog. The aim of this blog is to keep you up to date with all things active in our school. We have many fun and exciting activities taking place. Our aim is to stay active, healthy and have fun. Remember ‘being active doesn’t have to involve sport’


We are looking forward to our basketball lessons with Jim Connolly this year. 5th and 6th Class pupils enjoy the after school club every Monday.


All of the girls from 2nd - 5th love their swimming lessons and those who have not yet have the opportunity to go can't wait for their turn!


All our aspiring dancers are back in full swing. Whether it is a traditional Irish dance with Ms. Coakley or an upbeat hip hop move with Ms. Murphy and Ms. Connolly- we cater for all. Dance is a great way for the girls to keep active and we are all looking forward to their wonderful performances later on in the year.

Spike Ball

6th classes girls are very lucky to get the opportunity to learn spikeball with Transition Year students from St. Leo's every year. As you can see from the photographs on our Twitter, the girls enjoy this immensely. Well done to all involved.


Leo McGough is so generous with his time helping us with camogie in the school every year. He is a fantastic coach and always has a great helper in Norah! It is a fun and enjoyable way for the girls to get up and get active.

Halloween Fun Walk

All the ghosts, ghouls, goblins and witches were out in full force for our Halloween fun walk. Holy Family GNS was a very scary place to be. The girls and staff had a fantastic fun walk in their costumes. There were many spooky monsters roaming the streets of Askea that day. Our Halloween fun walk is an annual event and it is a great success every year.

Junior Infant Autumn Walk

Our Junior Infants had great fun on our recent autumn walk. The girls had great fun searching for hedgehogs and their hoglets. They spotted many autumnal colours and enjoyed playing in the autumn leaves.

Run from Askea to the North Pole 

In the run up to Christmas we set ourselves the challenge to run the distance between Askea and the North Pole. We aim to reach the North Pole before our Christmas Holidays. All staff and students look forward to the challenge. We know that all the fun, festivity and Christmas cheer that is a huge part of our school community will spur us on to reach our goal. Please keep an eye on our blog and Twitter for updates on how we are getting on.