SMARTPHONE CONTRACT

As part of Internet Safety Day, we welcomed Garda Mick Dee in to speak with pupils from 2nd-6th class about the dangers online. He was excellent and the children really responded to him. He spoke separately to 5th and 6th class pupils also.
We invited him along with the chairperson of our PA, Laura Molloy, to launch our smartphone contract, something we have been working with Laura on for a while, With the findings of the survey that parents supplied months back, we composed a document that we hope will help parents who want to keep smart phones for post primary school.
We will not police who has and who hasn’t a phone thought they are not permitted in school. We are promoting the contract in partnership with parents and hope that a community of good practice will help to delay the start of smart phone usage until post primary school.
We invite you to chat about this at home and we would be happy to file all signed contracts so that children appreciate the commitment that they have undertaken.
Thank you to Laura for her design

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The Cap challenge!

Our pupils are VERY excited about this challenge – saving the planet whilst making art AND possibly winning a pizza party– what’s not to love!!
Prepare yourselves at home for the scavenging of all bottle tops. Children are encouraged to ask neighbours, families and friends – with your supervision. This is a very exciting project and we are very grateful to Laura and the PA!

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Frása na Coicíse Feabhra 2024

Tá frása nua againn – is breá liom rudaí nua a fhoghlaim! Maith sibh, Darragh, Ailbhe Rose agus Francis

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Published authors!!

Ms Walker’s class are published authors! Well done to each child who wrote with imagination, drafted, edited and illustrated a page each in this beautiful class book! We hope that this inspires our young authors towards a life of writing!

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Science in junior infants

Our junior infants enjoyed an experiment to investigate how polar bears keep warm. They have really enjoyed the theme of the Arctic through a multi sensory approach! @OidePrimarySTEM

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Active Flag – we don’t hibernate in winter!

5th and 6th class displaying great coordination by passing two tennis balls and using both arms to do so! Click on the link to view!

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A letter from Unicef

It was a proud moment to receive this letter today from Unicef. Well done to our pupils for making such a difference by fundraising such a significant sum to help those in Gaza

Click on the file to read. We hope that there will be peace soon

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Trying out our new green screen!

January 2024

There was great fun in Ms Penston’s class trying out the green screen for the first time. Children read about An Aimsir and will add the background shortly. Stay tuned for results…..

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Global Wordsearch Day!

Celebrating #Wordsearchday today with a little competition! Well done to those whose names were pulled from the hat! We discussed why word searches were beneficial and students’ answers included; scanning for information, spelling, reading, vision and knowledge! Great answers!

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Maths Problem of the fortnight

We are embracing the new primary maths curriculum and with this in mind, we are posing the following challenges for children to work at over the next week. Answers to be in the box by Friday 19th .
Questions are graded by class level.

There may be more than one right answer. Likewise, we don’t mind if children have the wrong answer once they engage in the process of problem solving. We would like answer sheets to include rough work, this could be pictures, numbers or words. The challenges are just that, so they shouldn’t be too easy! However if your child is really struggling at their class level problem, they may like to drop a level. Participation is more important. Don’t forget to put your name on your sheet! We will look at answers and share how we solved them at assembly and will have a little prize for those whose sheets are pulled from the problem box.

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