The Parents Association Newsletter is distributed in school today. Please click on the link below to see an on-line version with lots of very important information on the Christmas concert, Dates for your Diary, Costumes, Christmas chase and Swap shops and much more.
Make sure all school bags are checked tonight for the copy circulated in school today. Treasure this as it is one of the last hard-copies you will get as all our Newsletters are going paperless after Christmas.
Click this link: PA November News
Our sixth classes have just started their ‘Cycle Safety’ course in accordance with Fingal council. Every Wednesday for 6 weeks we learn to cycle safely and learn to use the different ‘cycling’ signals in order to keep us safe on the roads.
It is really important to be ‘road-wise’ on your bike and every Wednesday we learn new techniques on our bikes as well as the rules of the road which are so important in keeping us safe. Wearing a helmet alone can reduce the risk of injury by more than 85% and it is also the law to wear one. Its all about what to wear, what to do and where it is safe to ride our bikes. We are really enjoying this important training.
Today is very spooky around the school as lots of the boys and girls are dressed up in Halloween costumes. Even some of the teachers have evolved into dinosaurs, witches and scarecrows over night. This week we have all been really looking forward to our Midterm Break and the Halloween fun as we play the family games at home or go on ‘trick or treat’ in our area.
Safety is really important around Halloween and we all hope that the older boys and girls in our school keep a good close eye out for the ‘younger ones’ over the next week. We wish everybody a nice, relaxing and spooky midterm and look forward to seeing everybody back safe and sound after the break.
“Oíche shamhna shona daoibh”
To see a gallery of scary images click here if you dare!!
With the Halloween midterm nearly here there has been lots of ghoulish activity around our school the last few days. Today some of the senior classes were making/carving pumpkins. A Jack O Lantern is a carved pumpkin, or turnip, associated chiefly with the holiday of Halloween, and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called Will O the Wisp or Jack-O’-lantern.
We had so much fun today carving, cutting and designing. We will let you see our pumpkins tomorrow, lighting and ready for Halloween.
Here are the Irish phrases that we are focussing on up to Halloween around our school.
Please try and use them around the home also as ‘practice makes perfect’. Each month from now on our ‘frásaí’ will go live on our blog and twitter and you can have fun with them at home and in school. Go neirí an tádh leat.
Dia Duit Dia`s Muire duit
Conas atá tú? Táim go maith
Go raibh maith agat.
Cad is ainm duit? ________ is ainm dom.
Cén rang ina bhfuil tú? Táim i rang a ______.
Gabh mo leithscéal.
Cá bhfuil tú I do chónaí? Táim i mo chónaí i Mullach Ide.
Cé mhéad duine i do chlann? Tá______ i mo chlann.
Cén scoil ina bhfuil tú? Táim i scoil Naomh Oilibhéar Pluincéad.
Tá brón orm.
Níl a fhois agam.
An bhfuil tú ceart go leor?
Conas a dearfá?
Conas a litríonn tú? Cén gaeilge atá ar…?
An dtuigeann tú? Tuigim/ Ní thuigim.
An bhfuil tú críochnaithe? / Táim/ Nílim.
An bhfuil sibh réidh? Táimid réidh/ Nílimid reidh.
An féidir liom/leat? Is féidir/ Ní féidir. Gabh mo leithscéal.
Tá brón orm cur isteach ort.
Rinne mé dearmad ar mo…..