Monthly Archives: February 2023
Monday We are off to a super start for Friendship Week! Today senior classes buddied up with younger pupils to make friendship bracelets. They discussed their likes and interests and it was a lovely bonding experience.
The winners of our adults’ draw are : Seafield voucher- Rosarii Kinsella Amber Springs- Anne Marie Stafford The fitness tailor – Marie Breen Kate Kos painting – Neil McCormick Hamper – Anna Doherty Arklow golf Club Voucher- Leonie Doyle Huge thanks to everyone who baked, bought tickets and donated to our fundraising efforts. We are currently nearing €1900 and will give out the official figure next week when all the money has been collected! Huge thanks to Ms. Lynch who spearheaded today’s efforts and to all the staff who rallied the troops to make today so successful! What a great way to enter the mid term! Enjoy the break everyone!
Huge congratulations to our Altura Credit Union Quiz teams! Our Junior team were placed 4th on the night and both teams represented us brilliantly.
To mark Safer Internet Day, we had Gardaí Sinéad and Fiona in to speak with all classes at an age appropriate level about the dangers and issues associated with being online. Children are definitely accessing more content at a younger age. I have asked them to email some blocks on to me but in the meantime, there are helpful resources at this link: http://castletownnationalschool.ie/parents-2/reading-tips/. They also emphasised the need for parents to supervise what their children are playing and if they are engaging with strangers online. It could be a good dinner conversation to have.
The weather was in our favour today for scooter day and spring was in the air! The children love this activity! Click the link to view !
Nach bhfuil ár mbord Gaeilge go hálainn! Isn’t our Irish board lovely! Thank you to Ms. Hearne for creating it and making it so inviting when you enter our school. It is interactive which makes it a board for the children to use and to bring their Irish to life!
Look at the riot of colour in the artwork from Ms. Lyng’s room!
What a great activity for numeracy! 3rd and 4th class planning a Valentine’s meal for the family – on a budget and using catalogues! Some really tasty looking menus too!