G.A.A Five Star Programme
The GAA 5 Star initiative aims to support and recognise Primary Schools that provide pupils with 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous Gaelic Games activity per week in a manner that ensures the children will experience fun, friendship, fairness and ultimately improve their fitness. Recognition as a “GAA 5 Star Centre” is awarded to Primary Schools that undertake to deliver a programme of Gaelic Games activity that is age-appropriate and meets the developmental needs of children within the school. In order to receive recognition as a “GAA 5 Star Centre” a Primary School must provide for the flexible delivery of GAA related activities over the course of a school-year.
The following schools in Kerry have met the criteria and will be awarded their flags this week in Currans -
Cullina NS Beaufort, Scoil Bhreanainn Portmagee, Glounaguillagh National School, Muire na Mainistreach Monastery Killarney, St. Bridgid's N.S. Duagh, Scoil Mhuire Brosna, Lyreacrompane N.S., Scoil Mhuire de Lourdes Lixnaw Boys
Sliabh a'Mhadra N.S., Gaelscoil Faithleann, Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste Lios Póil, Scoil an Fheirtéaraigh, Firies N.S., Killocrim N.S, SpaN.S., Scoil Chriost Ri Drumnacurra, Knockaderry NS, Gael Scoil Mhic Easmainn
Scoil Bhríde Loreto and Holy Cross Mercy Killarney.
Congratulations to all the Kerry schools. Applications are now open for Principals who wish to take part in the initiative in the next school year.