Exciting Bunanza news today!

imgresThere was big excitement in our school today as our highly anticipated annual cake sale and ‘bunanza’ was announced for the 10th of February 2015. Children from 3rd and 6th are invited to enter their creations in the annual cake competition while all of the school is encouraged to bake, make and create buns/cakes and tasty treats.

imagesAll of the advice and information is included on the note home in the schoolbags today and is also available if you follow the link below. Yum! Roll on the 10th.

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Random acts of Kindness

The theme for our next green flag is Global Citizenship. One aspect of this theme is to make children aware and support the work of various charities.With  this in mind the green team have decided to support Electric Ireland Powering Kindness Week, which is happening this week Jan 17th -23rd. We are targeting 3rd to 6th class in school, but with the help from parents younger children can also get involved at home.
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Children carry out Random Acts of Kindness i.e help at home, empty dishwasher, be kind to someone, bring dog for a walk etc . They then register the acts of kindness on poweringkindness.ie and vote for one of the nominated charities, which are,Childline, Maie Keating Foundation and The Irish Heart Foundation.
Electric Ireland id donating 130,000euro  to support these charities.The charity receiving the highest number of votes will get 60,000 euro and the remainder will be shared between the other two , so everyone is a winner!
A max. of 10 acts of kindness can be registered from the same email address each day, so the whole family can get involved. Voting ends on Friday.
Class teachers will be talking to children about the charities and encouraging them to vote, but voting takes place at home with parental permission and a valid email address .
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Junior School Concert – A Fabulous Success

CSC64What was the talk of the town before Christmas, what was the main topic of conversation at dinner tables on Christmas Day, what was causing such a stir  – it was of course the Junior School Concert.  And anyone who AF8attend could not have left the hall without feeling that this was a professional group at work, such was the style and pace of each and every performance.

A huge thanks to everyone involved – parents, teachers, production crew and above all the wonderful children.  Take a well-deserved bow one and all.

For the full gallery of pictures click here.

To download order form click here.

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Very Generous Donations to SVP from Staff at the Grand Hotel

Pictured  are members of the The Grand Hotel Team donating some of the hampers to Rachel Markey and Liam McDonagh, representatives of the St. Vincent de Paul, along with pupils from our school.

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These donations will go a long way to making this Christmas extra special for those less fortunate. A massive thank you to all staff at The Grand Hotel, Malahide who contributed so generously to the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas hamper appeal.

URGENT URGENT URGENT

Can YOU help our appeal for toys this Christmas. We are looking for ‘new toys’ for under our tree in the school for those children around Dublin who have very little this Christmas. Our helping hands food appeal is going really well but WE NEED MORE TOYS!! If you have a toy please drop it up to the school asap so we can help someone’s Christmas be even more special.

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Sad Goodbye to the Old Ways

dec2014Page1Today was a nostalgic moment in time as the last ever hard-copy of our Schoolnews was printed and distributed to our school families.  As all families are now contactable by email and being a Green School it would not be in keeping with our Green School Policy to keep distributing paper copies of the news.  From January all parents will receive their news by email and, of course, the News will continue to be available on-line.

The School News has been a  feature of school life,
distributed monthly in its present format for 32dec2014Page2 years as well as many special editions on other unique occasions.  The first Newsletter was in handwritten format run off on a spirit duplicator in 1975 with a big move to an ink duplicator in 1978 and to its present format in 1982.  A potted history of the news will follow.

For now, it’s goodbye to the old ways and into the new.  Our special thanks to Claudia who beaveres away into the small hours to produce the magic each month.

Click here to read this months SchoolNews

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