Active School Flag

The Active School Flag (ASF) is a Department of Education and Skills Initiative supported by Healthy Ireland which aims to get more schools, more active, more often. It is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. We are currently working towards attaining an ASF here in St. Isidore's NS, Boherlahan. Keep an eye on this page to see what we get up to in trying to make our school more active!


Meet our committee members who are the engine behind all the great ideas. They are students from 1st - 6th class. This years committee have been busy carrying out surveys, creating slogans, sharing ideas and performing duties. Well done to all involved. You are doing a brilliant job!



The school are striving to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. With help from our teachers, students, parents and wider community we hope that in 2021 our school will be recognised as an official ‘Active School’. As always, when the school community puts our collective minds to something we can achieve big things. This will be no different. So with everyone’s help, ideas and support, we expect to be flying the Active School Flag with pride at the end of this year.




Local Partnerships

We have great partnerships with many local sporting clubs, particularly our GAA club, Boherlahan/Dualla. The club provides great support to our school in many ways and especially in terms of allowing us to use their wonderful facilities. Irish Dancing and drama is taught after school in our hall. Throughout the years we have welcomed visitors from Cashel Community School, CBS Thurles, Presentation Secondary School Thurles, Ursuline Thurles, Cumann na mBunscol, FAI Schools Soccer, Tipperary County Board, Tipperary County Library, Road Safety Authority. 

Active School Week

We had the best week ever last year and we have even more activities planned for this year. Active School Week 2022 will take place on Friday 17th- Thursday 23rd June. 



Our Active School Physical Activity Diaries

Please click on the links below to see our students being active!

January- April 2022


September-December 2021


Active School Week 2021


Term One 2020/2021


March-June 2020


January/February 2020


November/December 2019


September/October 2019




Amber Flag

What is the Amber Flag?

The Amber Flag initiative is an initiative run by Pieta House which recognises the individual efforts of primary and secondary schools, youth reach, third level institutions, community groups, clubs and companies to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental wellbeing. Minsters Jan O’Sullivan and Kathleen Lynch have recently launched Well-Being in Primary Schools- Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion. This joint collaboration between the Department of Education and Skills and the Health Service Executive, aims to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in primary schools. It is recognised in these guidelines that positive mental health and wellbeing enables young people to lead fulfilling lives and is vitally important to their holistic development. 

In order to promote positive mental health and wellbeing at St Isidore's N.S. Boherlahan, we have decided to take part in the Amber Flag Initiative. Successful completion of the Amber Flag initiative involves the whole school community coming together in order to create a safe, positive and healthy attitude towards our general physical and mental health and well-being. We will be documenting all of our hard work on this page. 

Meet the ‘Wellbeing Warriors’

Our ‘Wellbeing Warriors’ work together to help promote positive mental health in our school. There is a Wellbeing Warrior from first to sixth class. They have been working tirelessly to outline lots of innovative ways to promote positive mental health and wellbeing amongst our students. 

Our Wellbeing Warriors include:


Our aims and objectives are…




Green Flags


Biodiversity Flag (2019 - 2021)


We are delighted to be celebrating the arrival of our Biodiversity flag. Two years work went into this flag and pictured above are the members of the committee over the two years. 

Front row l-r: Paddy, Lucy, Dean, Éadaoin, Caoimhe, Éanna, Aislinn, Danny & Emma

Middel row l-r: Nicole, Chloe, Odhran, Avril, Niall and Albert

Back row l-r: Ms. Tina O'Brien, Ms. Irene Dwan Project Co-ordinator, Conor, 

Scoil San Isadóir, Ben, Neasa, Abbie, Roisin & Sinéad Doyle

Missing from the photo is Mya Hickey, Éabha Ryan, Rachel O'Dwyer, Kelly-Anne O'Kane, Geraldine O'Flaherty and Stevie Coppinger.

A huge thank you to the committee of both years. The slogan we chose for 2018/2019 was Life is Nature and Nature is Life. The slogan for year 2, 2019 - 2020, was Biodiversity is key for Nature, You and Me. 

Over the two years the school created a garden with wild flowers, planted a variety of vegetables and trees. We created a bug hotel, put up bird feeders all over the school and created a booklet on the results of our bird observation. 

We had a specific project done on bees, which involved a class visit by Elaine O'Dwyer, parent and on a previous occasion a visit from a bee keeper. Strangely during this very time two bee hives had to be removed from a tree truck opposite the school.

A special thank you to Paddy Cullen from the village who helped us greatly when we had to relocate our school garden due to the development of the all weather pitch.

This is our 5th Green Flag.

Our 1st was for Recycling (slogan - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle).

The 2nd was saving Energy (slogan - Switch and Save).

The 3rd was reducing our water usage (slogan - Stop the Drop).

Our 4th was for Travel (slogan - It's cool to carpool or walk to school). 

Congratulations and a big thank you to all involved. Please god our younger generation will carry all they have learned from doing this projects into their homes and lives going forward. 




Travel Flag (2017 - 2018)

We received our 4th Green Flag, the Travel Flag in 2018. Our slogan was "it's cool to carpool or walk to school".




Water Conservation Flag (2014 - 2015)

We received our 3rd Green Flag, the Water Conservation Flag in 2015. Our slogan was "Stop the Drop".


Saving Energy Flag (2012 - 2013)

Our 2nd Green Flag was for saving energy. Our slogan was "Switch and Save".



Recycling Green Flag (2008 - 2010)


Our 1st Green Flag was for recycling. Our slogan was "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".


We also had a rap which went like this: - 


Green Schools Rap



 Let’s go green, to keep our school clean

Get on the scene. You know what I mean.

Reuse it, don’t abuse it.

Kids today know the way.



From Boherlahan school we all agree,

It’s time we started to get green.

For the boys, the girls in the school,

Let’s get green, it’s really cool!

“Put all your rubbish in the correct bin.”

If you don’t it’s a total sin!

There should be no need to nag,

We’re all after that Green Flag.

So let’s all start recycling together

We will be the greenest school ever!



St Isidore’s is our school.

Everyone thinks it’s really cool.

Blue and gold is our team

And we recycle to keep it clean

Ms Anne says use both sides of the sheet,

Inside, outside, top and underneath.

Our bin detectives are keeping watch,

You must rinse out those yogurt pots.

Our projects are put on USBs,

Not wasting paper to save our trees.

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