Down Syndrome Awareness Day

On Wednesday the whole school celebrated Down Syndrome Awareness Day by wearing odd socks. Some of the very funky sock pairings can be seen in the pictures below. Many thanks to the Mills family for sending in treats for all the children on the day.

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Cookery Demonstration

A huge thank you to the Parents’ Association for organising and funding a very interesting and worthwhile cookery demonstration. The children had great fun taking part. They made delicious, healthy brown bread and salmon fish fingers. Thank you also to Pauric  and Irene from the Forge restaurant for providing a very engaging and interactive cookery demonstration for the children. (More photos to follow!)

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Notes for March 2018

As Easter holidays approach, we have a few reminders for you:

  • School closes on Friday 23rd March for Easter  (at the usual time of 1:40pm for Infants and 2:40pm for everyone else
  • School reopens on Monday 9th April. 
  • We are having our annual clothes collection after Easter. All bags should be dropped into school by Monday 16th April. Please ask friends and family to contribute.
  • Ms Doughty is going to Uganda to teach for 3 weeks during the summer. She has to raise money to fund her trip. The Board of Management have generously agreed to give half the proceeds of the clothes collection towards this very worthwhile venture. The remaining half will go towards our green schools/health promoting schools activities.
  • The Parents’ Association have arranged a cookery demonstration for each class tomorrow, Wed 14th March.  Thank you to them for arranging and funding this. We are really looking forward to it. Hopefully the children will be able to tell you all about it tomorrow and maybe even cook something for you! 
  • Wed 21st March is Down Syndrome Awareness day. Children may wear odd-socks to school that day, to raise awareness.
  • The 3rd installment of the annual voluntary contribution is now due for those who have opted to pay by installments. 

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Wellbeing Posters

3rd -6th class pupils created posters in groups based on the Mental Health ‘Little Things’ slogans. The following slogans were used as stimuli for the posters:

-Problems feel smaller when you share them!

-The more you move the better your mood!

-Boost your mood with healthy food!

-Do things with others there’s strength in numbers!

-Add friends to your tea!

-If a friend seems distant catch up with them!

-8 hours sleep make the other 16 easier!

 

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Procedures and Planting

First and second class have been working on procedural writing and oral language for the past few weeks and today they took to planting a variety of seeds in the outdoor classroom. They had written the procedure for this activity earlier in the week but today they had the chance to put it into action. Have a look at some of the pictures below.

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GAA Training

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World Book Day

Our World Book Day dress up was a great success with lots of colourful and creative outfits on show! Well done to all the pupils and parents for putting such great effort into all the outfits! We presented prizes on the day to pupils in each classroom! However, you are ALL winners for having fun and taking part!!!

 

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World Book Day

We have rescheduled World Book Day for Thursday 8th March.  All children can dress up as their favourite book character.  No cost involved. Start preparing your outfits now!

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Spring

We are learning about Spring in the Infant room with our student placement teacher. Thank you Ms.Cartwright for all the fun activities that you have prepared!

 

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School Open tomorrow, Monday 5th March

School is open tomorrow, Monday 5th March, for those for whom it is safe to travel.  At this stage all buses intend to run, unless road conditions deteriorate overnight. 

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