As you are aware, a new language curriculum is being rolled out in all Primary schools in the country. In order to facilitate further staff training in this new curriculum both the Junior and Senior schools will be closed on Friday, October 5th 2018.Please notify your crèche or childminder as appropriate.
All the preparations are complete and we are very excited about welcoming everyone back to school tomorrow, August 30th. We hope you all had a lovely Summer break and we look forward to meeting Senior Infants, First and Second Class children at 8.50 and new Junior Infants at 10.00. A special warm welcome to them and new children joining our school at other class levels. We will look after you well!
Our Active Week and Sports Day was a huge success! We had super fun taking part in activities such as potato and spoon races, obstacle course, penalty shoot out, badminton, tennis, unihoc, basketball, yoga, skipping, water relays, orienteering, dance, yard games, sack races, GAA blitz and a talk about swimming the Channel.
We celebrated our Active Schools Flag accreditation during Active Week. Everyone gathered outside to take part in the flag raising. Our Super Trooper committee spoke to us about the jobs they have been doing all year and about how we were awarded our flag. They also led us in our Active Schools rap. It was great fun!
It's Active School Week this week (18th - 22nd June). We have swapped uniforms for tracksuits all week as there are lots of fun activities planned for all classes. The children won't have homework like they usually do. Instead, they are encouraged to get out and BE ACTIVE after school. Each day the children should fill in the activity log and fruit and vegetable tracker at home too.
We hope everyone has an amazing Active Week filled with lots of fun and great sportsmanship!
Have a look at all the great hats that were on display in school today. Well done to everyone for being so creative. Thanks Kerri for your fab video - we are so glad you liked the hats we wore!
Kerri is a beautiful, vibrant, energetic and friendly nine-year-old girl, who is in now in Third class in the Senior School.
She is a big sister to Emma and daughter to Anita & Paul. When Kerri was 14 months old she developed leukaemia and fought the illness on 3 occasions Having been in remission for nearly five years, recent tests revealed that the leukaemia is back.
Kerri is back in the hospital and receiving treatment. Kerri’s family and friends are supporting her and in particular, her mum and dad who are staying by her bedside, spending as much time as possible with her in hospital.
As a school community we have decided to show our solidarity with Kerri, by holding a Krazy Hat Day in the school on Friday. Kerri loves fashion, and colour and bling, so the brighter and the crazier the hat, the better!!
The broader community also wish to support Anita & Paul in their care for Kerri. They have set up a special website where members of the public can make a donation through a secure payment area. This offers parents a very practical way of showing support to the family in this difficult time. Just type kerri.ie into the address bar for further details!
We hope that by holding the Kerri’s Krazy Hat Day, we will be able to show Kerri how much her school community love her and support her and wish the very best for her!
We know that you will join us in wishing her the very best for a full and speedy recovery.
Thank you to everyone involved in our Intercultural Celebrations for 2018. We are indebted to all the parents who visited classes to share aspects of their cultures with children, to pupils who performed at our Intercultural Assembly and to teachers who explored the themes of culture and identity with their classes. We have fabulous projects on display and all children should be very proud of their work. Our Intercultural evening was really special with a great atmosphere of friendship and learning, fabulous displays and beautiful food. We are looking forward to our 2018/2019 celebrations already! Check out the great slideshow below.
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