ASF is a Department of Education and Skills initiative
supported by Healthy Ireland. It aims to get more schools, more active, more
Masterson NS is currently working towards achieving its second Active School Flag . The ASF initiative has the full support of
the principal, staff, parents and board of management in the school. It is
important that the whole school community understands the benefits of physical
activity for well-being and school life and each responsibility in this area.
The Active School Flag is awarded to schools that:
Adhere to DES guidelines regarding physical education (PE) timetable provision for all students
Teach a broad and balanced PE curriculum
Inform and invite the whole school community to participate in the ASF process
Self-evaluate current provision in terms of PE, physical activity and community links
Plan and implement improvements for each of the above areas
Organise an Active School Week as part of the annual school calendar
The ASF is a whole-school process. It also helps us to forge closer working links with parents, the local community and outside agencies to help promote physical activity and sport.