Active School Week

Active School Week (7th – 10th May, 2019)

The Department of Education and Skills and Healthy Ireland encourage ALL schools to organise an Active School Week (ASW) as part of their annual school calendar.

The ASW initiative is about providing FUN and INCLUSIVE physical activity opportunities for ALL members of the school community. It allows schools to reinforce the message that not only is physical activity good for you but it also very enjoyable. It provides schools with an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the physical activity opportunities that are available in their locality and to work collaboratively with students, parents and members of the community.

Schools are free to organise an Active School Week at any point in the school year if the above dates are unsuitable.

IMPORTANT Notice for PRIMARY Schools

We are currently upgrading the ASF PRIMARY application documents. This work is due to be completed mid-September.


Schools will be notified by email and on Twitter when the new documents become available.


This upgrade will greatly improve the ‘user experience’ for all schools as well as increasing the reliability and efficiency of the ASF online applications system.


THANK YOU for your understanding and patience.


A NEW ASF process for post primary schools will be launched during Spring 2019.


The application process will open for all interested schools in September 2019.