Physical acivity in Bushypark N.S. is a valued part of our health and well being programme. Every teacher is dedicated to providing regular movement breaks throughout the day as they know the benefits they provide for the children., both physically and mentally. We are so lucky to have a large astro pitch, school yard and sports hall to facilite such movement breaks for each class.
Teachers will regularly use the classroom also by doing interactive movement programmes such as Just Dance, Bizzy Breaks and Go Noodle, which the children love.
Teachers in Bushypark also offer their time to provide afterschool coaching in many areas. Being part of team sports is a valuable experience for children and helps form friendships and develop a sense of belonging. The sports the childern can avail of include hurling, camogie, football, basketball, soccer and athletics.
Our school has been proudly represented in a number of primary schools sporting competitions.
GAA: Cumann na mBunscoil: Our camogie and hurling teams both made it to the mini sevens final in 2023. Our boys and girls repesented us with pride in the football competions also. Both hurling and football look forward to taking part in the main Cumman na mBunscoil competition in May 2024.
Parish League: Our hurling and camogie teams also take part in the parish league which is run by Rahoon hurling club every May. Bushypark NS came out top of the table in 2022 after putting a lot of hard work and dedication into their taining.
Handball: As a new sporting addition to Bushypark, we had two boys who represented our school is the School’s Handball competition in 2023.
Athletics: The children train regularly throughout the year to take part in City Sports. Bushypark boys and girls are always well repesented and successful in this competition.
Soccer: Our school soccer team take part in the Ribena FAI Schools Soccer Competition on an annual basis.
Basketball: Our basketball team train once a week after school and have entered parish competitions over the past number of years.