Archive of Posts

Active School

Shanbally Sports Day 2017

Shanbally NS had a fantastic sports day last week to finish a very active two weeks. Please see the video below for all the pictures!!


Active Week – Taekwon-do

We were lucky enough in Shanbally last week to have a Taekwon-do workshop with Tom Burns of Crosshaven Taekwon-do club. Tom showed all classes a number of moves, exercises and self defence skills. He also showed the children some fantastic demonstrations. Thanks to Tom for coming in and giving the children such a fantastic experience and knowledge. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day.

Active Week – Zumba Workshop

Children enjoyed a fantastic Zumba workshop with Ana Karina and Rosalita of Zumba Fitness Cork last week. These were fantastic workshops and the children thoroughly enjoyed the intense workouts that they got. There are some great pictures below and some videos available on the Shanbally Parents Association facebook page. Thanks to Ana and Rosalit and well done to all children for participating!

Active Week – Breakthrough Cancer Charity Walk

On Friday the 9th of June the children of Shanbally N.S. participated in a fundraising charity walk to Ringaskiddy for Breakthrough Cancer Research. This was a very successful initiative by the school and was supported brilliantly by  the Parents Association. The children enjoyed their lunch down in Ringaskiddy and also enjoyed some active time in the local playground. Well done to all and thanks especially to the parents association and Guard O’Mahony  for helping to ensure this was a safe and active event!


Active Week – RNLI Water Safety



Shanbally N.S. were delighted to welcome Shane O Sullivan who is an education presenter for the R.N.L.I. to the school last week for Active week to give a presentation on the importance of water safety. Shane gave a very informative and practical talk to all classes about the importance of water safety.

Active Week – Orienteering

Classes participated in an Orienteering Day last week as part of Active School Week. The Language Class, Senior and Junior Infants were orienteering in the yard. 1st and 2nd class did some photograph orienteering and a scavenger hunt while 3rd and 4th class were orienteering around the school. Well done to all children for participating so well.

1st Class Hurling Training

Please see a few pictures below of our 1st class training with Anthony Shannon. Also well done to 1st class who performed so well in the recent blitz in Passage.

Active School Week

We are getting very excited in Shanbally NS about our annual Active School Week which begins on Tuesday the 6th of June. Please see our timetable below and some other dates of different activities we have organised to finish the year in an active way!


6th June


7th June


8th June


9th June

9:00 – 11:00

5th & 6th Class

Orienteering Currabinny


LC, JI, SI 9:00 – 9:25

1st-3rd 9:30 – 10:05

4th – 6th 10:10 – 10:50

6th Class – School Tour


6th Class – School Tour



9:00 – 11:00



Around school

School Mile Challenge Practice


All other classes – Zumba Workshop


Cancer Research Charity Walk
11:00 – 12.45

1st /2nd


Around school

11:00 – 11:30


1:15 – 2.30

3rd /4th


Around school grounds & GAA grounds

11:30 – 12.00

1st / 2nd


  12:00 – 12.30

3rd / 4th


  12.15 – 12.35

5th / 6th


We also have a number of events planned the following week such as ;

Mon 12th June Taekwon-Do Workshop

Wed 14th June – School Mile Challenge

Fri 16th June – Annual Sports Day

Mon 26th June – Staff V 6th Class Match

Tug of War Workshop

Please see below pictures of 3rd and 4th class as they participated in a tug of war workshop last week. Thanks to Ms. Cunningham for organising this event. The children thoroughly enjoyed the event and are looking forward to taking on the staff on our Sports Day.

Gymnastics with Colm