Online Safety – tips for you and your child

Below is a selection of useful information provided by the PDST (Professional Development Service for Teachers) which may prove useful for parents. Click to view. We hope you find them useful

Webwise Fornite Battle Royale What are the Risks

Tips to teach children How to stay safe online

Primary sch chn using social media

Tips On Staying Cyber Safe ABC

Playing Games Online

Online Grooming

Helping your child deal with cyberbullying (Zeeko)

GOLDEN RULES Online Safety

Golden Rules Cyberbullying

Connectsafely.org Cyberbullying tips

Being a Good Digital Citizen

 

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Junior and Senior Infants’ field trip in our locality!

There was such excitement today when our junior and senior infants embarked on a trip to the duck pond in Arklow. There they observed native wildlife including a swan and her cygnets! They really enjoyed the fairy door trail too!

To end the trip the children played in the playground and had a picnic. They got a huge surprise when Ms. Russell arrived with ice pops. We hope that they have lovely memories from today!

Well done to all on super behaviour!

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Circuits in the Sun!

Many thanks to Graeme and Robyn’s dad Shane Prendergast,who has been teaching circuits to our students. It is great to see them being so active! Thanks to Shane for his wonderful generosity.

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Mini 7s team play at half time in Wexford Park! 

Massive congratulations to our Mini 7s boys’ team who represented us so well in the Wexford match on Sunday. Many thanks to Mr. Breen and Michael Kavanagh who attended and looked after the boys. I am sure that this will be a memory to last a lifetime!

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Liam Mellows

Thank you to Ms. Gilmartin Ryan for sharing her vast knowledge of Liam Mellows with a captive 6th class audience. It was a most interesting lesson for them.

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Renewable and non-renewable sources of energy

Yesterday, Miss Whittle came into our classroom and told us we were going to do a project on renewable energy. We were split into groups of three but our group and another group had four. The first time Ms. Whittle came to our room we researched renewable energy and our closest source, Croghan Mountain, from 2 o’clock to home time. The next day, the wifi was down in our room, so we went to the junior and senior infants room and sat at their desks. Then we planned what slides and research would go onto our powerpoint. Today, we are learning how to make our powerpoint presentation. 

Report by Mikey Kinsella

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A visit from an Engineer!

We had a very exciting morning with a visit from Diarmaid Ó’Suilleabháin, brother of Ms. ní Shuilleabháin. Diarmaid is an engineer and we are very grateful to him for taking time out of his busy schedule to educate our students about what engineering entails.

There was a question and answer session which Diarmaid answered in great detail.

Sample questions: 

  • Why did you become an engineer?
  • What is the best thing about your job?
  • In a typical day, what do you do?
  • What is the best project you have every worked on?
  • What was your favourite subject in school/ what subject was most helpful for engineering?

Content: 

  • The classes have been doing project work about homes and houses. Different types of homes have been discussed in detail and the children have learned about the materials used when building a house. They discussed Environmentally Friendly Buildings and sustainable energy used in modern buildings.
  • Key Discussion Words: Solar panels, double and triple glazed windows, insulation, wind energy, geothermal energy
  • The classes then designed their own dream home in groups, using all the information about building materials, sustainable energy, engineering and architecture that they learned.

Today was a very exciting part of our Science and STEM initiative in school. Thank you Diarmaid!

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Orienteering Egg hunt!

We had an awesome morning thanks to Ms D’Arcy, PA, Student Council, Active School committee and especially Ms. Whittle  who gave us an orienteering egg hunt! What a fantastic way to link Easter fun with the PE curriculum! It was great to see the buddy system in action too.

We hope you all have a lovely Easter!

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Castletown Spring Clean 2019!

Congratulations to our civic minded students who gave of their spare time to clean Castletown last weekend! We are very proud of them! Ms. Byrne rewarded them for their efforts!

Pictured: Eimear, Usha and Ravindra

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