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.
Our school calendar for the coming school year 2018-2019 has been agreed. Boys and girls will return to school on Thursday, August 30th.
First Class enjoyed a wonderful morning on Friday with Grandparents and older friends. We reflected on the special relationship between grandparents & their grandchildren and on the learning that can be shared between the generations. The children and the choir sang many songs for our visitors before children took them on a tour of our school. They visited classrooms, the computer room and the yard as well as exploring our mini museum and enjoying the wonderful projects children had completed with grandparents in recent weeks. There was chatter, smiles and laughter in abundance - what a fabulous way to spend a sunny Friday. Well done & thank you to everyone involved!
We had a fun and relaxing afternoon on Friday when we all headed to the hall with blankets, cushions and cuddly toys in tow to watch the movie Inside Out. We also had popcorn which made for a great cinema experience here at school. The reason for this special treat was to celebrate the fact that we got fabulous feedback from our Curriculum Evaluation in SPHE (Social, Personal & Health Education) which took earlier in the week.
Two inspectors from the Department of Education & Skills, Eileen O’Sullivan & Mary Dunne spent Tuesday and Wednesday with us.Over the course of the two days, they examined policy, planning and procedures and discussed SPHE provision in our school with Ms Naughton, Ms Moran & Ms Callery. They visited every class in the school to observe teaching and learning and spent time speaking with teachers about approaches, programmes and accountability as well as talking to the boys and girls. The inspectors also met with children on our Green Schools and Active Schools committees.
The inspector’s final report will be published in the next few weeks and we will share it with you then. The detailed oral feedback they gave us could not have been more positive. Every aspect of our work was commended as was the climate and atmosphere of our school, the positive relationships among members of our school community and the stimulating and well-resourced learning experiences provided to children. The children’s engagement, manners and communication skills were commended as was the quality of their work. Everyone was acknowledged for the contribution they make. The sense of community and belonging underpinned by kindness and respect that exists in our school was noted.
Can I offer my thanks to everyone for all that they bring to our lives here at school? Children, Class and Support teachers, SNAs, Ancillary Staff, Parents and Board of Management all work together to create something special. It is wonderful to have had this formally acknowledged over the last few days. Thanks are also due to Eileen O’Sullivan and Mary Dunne for the positive, fair and professional manner in which they conducted the evaluation.
Enjoy the photos!
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