Monthly Archives: October 2021
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has asked the Department to assist in sending out a message through school communities to parents. Please see below its warning about the danger associated with eating edible products, such as jelly sweets, containing cannabis components. Warning regarding jelly sweets containing cannabis (THC) The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is urging parents and guardians to be extremely vigilant to the dangers of their children getting access to and eating confectionary, particularly jelly sweets, containing significant amounts of the psychoactive cannabis component called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This warning comes amid the ongoing seizures of these illegal food products by the Gardaí and Customs services, and … Continue reading
Maths Eyes competition Each year, we run the Maths Eyes competition. This is where we encourage our pupils to see Maths in real life, outside teh text book and Maths lesson. We can’t wait to upload our entries as they come in. We have extended the deadline until after Hallowe’en to allow children to observe Maths patterns, algebra, shapes, operations and data that occurs over mid term. Stay tuned as we update you with photos of the Maths week activities in our school…. Junior infants had great fun exploring their classroom for Maths related items in a fun Maths Scavenger Hunt! 5th/6th class measuring the perimeter of the school using … Continue reading
Such style and grace from Robyn and Sophie at Barnadown on Sunday! Well done girls!
Huge congratulations to our pupils Kian, John and Ravindra who were part of the U13s county final hurling team who won at the weekend! We are so proud of you!! Up Castletown!
Such excitement here today as Ms. ní Shúilleabháin’s class brought Ancient Roman civilisation back to life! I was treated to a feast for the eyes when I entered the classroom, such was the creativity and work that went into creating costumes. I was further impressed by their projects and how well the presented them to me! They will enjoy a feast of grapes, bread and cheese later. Well done to their extremely enthusiastic teacher also!!
We are beyond thrilled to welcome Diarmuid Comerford back to teach ukulele to 3rd/4th class! It is wonderful to hear music being made once again! We are beyond thrilled to welcome Diarmuid Comerford back to teach ukulele to 3rd/4th class! It is wonderful to hear music being made once again!
The pupils of Mr. Breen’s 5th and 6th class were delighted to welcome Micheál O’Scannail from RTÉ news2Day to our school to record a feature on Budget 2022. It was a great experience from many perspectives. The children were enabled to experience the process of making a segment for television; the cuts, the outtakes, audio and visuals. Exploring film and digital media is an exciting way for children to learn and to have the opportunity to interact with people who work in this field was invaluable. Working on this feature enabled the children to have an opinion on the country’s budget and they prepared for the visit by discussing where … Continue reading
Best wishes to Robyn and Sophie who will represent our school in the Interschools showjumping event in Barnadown on Sunday! We are rooting for you girls and thank you for representing us!
We had a wonderful day with author @CarolineBusher yesterday. Caroline captured the imaginations and creativity of our pupils with her wonderful storytelling. Thank you, we hope to have you back Caroline!
What are examples of kinaesthetic learning? Kinaesthetic learning happens when we have a hands-on experience and often involves movement. Here 2nd class is enjoying number line sequence questioning by being the number line themselves and moving throughout the lesson. The children were really engaged and active!