Health Promoting Schools

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Health Promoting School can be characterised as a school constantly strengthening its capacity as a healthy setting for living, learning and working. “

St Oliver’s National School decided to become involved in the HPS Initiative in October 2015 in order to formalise our commitment to health. Through our involvement with the HSE Health Promotion Department we hope to bring this health promoting commitment to a new level.  St Oliver’s N.S school as a health promoting school is one in which the Board of Management, Staff, students, parents and relevant agencies work together in a planned way to promote the health of everyone in the school community.

Who is involved?

  • The children
  • The HPS Working Group
  • The school community
  • Staff
  • Parents


  • We aim to achieve a coordinated approach to social, emotional, physical and environmental needs
  • Pupils self-esteem will be raised
  • All concerned will have a better understanding of the school’s health aims.
  • Relationships within the school will be enhanced
  • There will be involvement of parents
  • The physical environment of the school will be improved
  • Involving pupil participation and empowerment
  • Collaborating with parents/guardians and the wider community
  • Seeking continuous improvement through ongoing monitoring and evaluation
  • Setting realistic goals built on accurate data and sound evidence

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November 25th, 2015|

P.E Survey Results

Click below to view the results of the P.E Survey for Parents. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey!

November 25th, 2015|

Cycle Training

As part of the Green Schools Travel Flag & Active Schools,  the pupils from Third-Sixth class are taking part in a course in cycling training run by John Clancy of “Cycling Safety School Mid-West”. Training is taking place on Monday afternoons during school hours. The five week  course will teach the children to cycle their bicycles safely and also encourage them to cycle in the course of their everyday lives. Here are some photos from Week 1! 


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November 7th, 2015|