Monthly Archives: December 2021
We didn’t let Covid stop us having fun this festive season!! Enjoy! Cookie Sparkles has just arrived from the North Pole!! So much excitement!
We have decided to go paperless with our newsletters from now on. As we keep you up to date on a daily basis with Dojo etc, we have made our newsletter more concise and environmentally friendly!
Aistear in December is so much fun with role play at Santa’s workshop, Lego construction, cutting and play dough for fine motor skills and Jaggo blocks for gross motor skills!
Each year we challenge our pupils to design a Christmas decoration from recycled materials. We are a no-glitter school so you won’t see that in our decorations. Each year I am amazed by the standard of creativity! I will post pictures over the next week – enjoy!
Well done to this week’s winners for Dress Up Friday! Such creativity! Mam and Dad must have been up very early!
I am launching a Christmas decoration competition. Children are challenged to make a decoration from recycled materials and bring it in to inject some festive colour to our school! Families may help, the emphasis is on collaboration and enjoyment. The deadline is Friday 17th December and there will be prizes for the best – enjoy!!
On Wednesday 08/12/21, our Amber Ambassadors are running ‘Inside Out Day’. Children are permitted to wear their clothes inside out and odd socks too! The message we are sending is that we are all unique and different, how someone looks on the outside may not always reflect how they feel on the inside and our feelings matter (thanks Fiona for the wording). We hope that this will be a little light hearted fun on Wellness Wednesday. There will be no homework on Wednesday to mark the day.
Today belongs to 5th and 6th class!!What a fantastic morning with every child completing the almost 6km loop!! We are so proud of you all. When we have a total raised, we will share it with you. Congrats to Ravindra who crossed the finish line first! Huge thanks to Mr Breen and all the staff who participated and helped, to the parents who stewarded, ran/walked, prepared/donated refreshments. There was quite a spread on their return – and well deserved too!! Thank you to Garda Ronan and Garda Katie who came out to give the children a send off with the siren!The other pupils in the school gave the seniors a … Continue reading
Dear Parents, We have received instruction about mask wearing from children from 3rd-6th class inclusive. I have raised concerns with the Minister of Education, Norma Foley on this. While the situation is less than desirable, I have spoken to the teachers and children today about how we can uphold this directive in the most comfortable way possible for our children. We are fortunate in that each classroom has an exit door. The facility for children to take self-directed mask breaks has been outlined and modelled with them today. If the child feels that they would like a breather they can simply walk to the open door and stand outside where … Continue reading