There was great excitement in the Senior Classes today when a very exciting project that the school will take part in was officially announced. The Comenius Project is part of the European Commissions Lifelong Learning Programme and schools involved get to work with schools in other European Countries on a theme chosen by the group.
The Projects run over three years and involves great interaction through writing, video conferencing and displays between the partner schools including visits by teachers. You can read the full story here.
Lots of learning and great fun were combined last Friday when Fruity Friday came to all
the classrooms courtesy of the Parents Association. Apples, oranges, grapes and pineapples were the fruits on the menu. The colours, the tastes and the smells and those smiling faces as the children feasted and gorged on such an assortment of goodies.
And it wasn’t just the tasting that the children were engaged in because there were lots of other activities and games associated with the event including art and writing and quizzes and poetry. The list goes on and on. A great day for all involved and one that the PA promises will be repeated in the not too distant future. A huge thank you to the generous donors who made it all possible! And the verdict from the classes:- “Yummy”.
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This year the school is organising a digital team.The digital team is a group of children from both fifth and sixth class and they have chosen the nickname Busters after the famous Ghost Busters. Remember the famous line – “who ya going to call? Ghostbusters”.
These boys and girls are the techies and they will assist teachers with any problems they have in the IT area. They will visit classrooms on a Friday and on other days if requested. Besides the technical issues which they may be able to sort, they will also help upload pictures and help with the school Blog and Class Logs. They will be the Press-gang for all school events and will have their cameras at the ready for every occasion. Don’t forget to look out for their regular updates on the School Blog.
Our school is delighted to announce the introduction of a new pupil support programme called CLIMB. This Programme aims to support pupils who are experiencing the impact of a cancer diagnosis in their family be it a parent, a brother or sister, or a member of the extended family. It is a six week programme which is designed to be an enjoyable, sharing, interactive experience and a time for the children to come together to deal with their feelings. This programme will be delivered after school and will join other support programmes available in our school i.e. Rainbows, Reading Classes, Fingal Reading Workshop. To read more click here.
Arrangements are completed for our Parent Teacher Meetings which will be held on Thurs 21st and Fri 22. By now everyone should have their appointment times and we ask that you would arrive on time and keep to the allotted time slot. It is always great to see all our parents at these meetings and we look forward to meeting you all then.