Maths Eyes – winners 2021

Congratulations to Maths Eyes Winners 2021! Thank you to Fiona and Sharon for adjudicating! We had some great entries!

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Day 5: Nature and Climate Summit – school clean up

Friday 05/11/2021 What a great way to finish ClimateandNatureSummit21! 5th/6th class presented their findings on sustainable farming, deforestation and climate change to 3rd/4th class in our outdoor classroom. Look at that sky!! Thanks to all who got stuck in for a school clean up last thing today – we are so lucky to have such beautiful grounds!

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Our New Student Council and Team Hope

Our new Student Council – we love giving a platform for the student voice. Here the newly formed council are coordinating the Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal – well done to all and thanks to all who contributed. Thanks also to Ms. Whittle who is bringing extra boxes to Wicklow! We look forward to hearing their opinions over the year!

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Climate and Nature Summit – Friday 05/11/21

What a great way to finish ClimateandNatureSummit21! 5th/6th class presented their findings on sustainable farming, deforestation and climate change to 3rd/4th class in our outdoor classroom. Look at that sky!! Thanks to all who got stuck in for a school clean up last thing today – we are so lucky to have such beautiful grounds!

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Climate and Nature Summit Day 4

Here 5th and 6th class are combining their digital learning with a lesson around sustainable goals and climate change. They did some personal research and enjoyed learning from the ultimate conservationist, David Attenborough!

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Climate and Nature Summit 2021

Day 3 of Climate and Nature Summit – look at this lovely display from Ms. Walker’s room!

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Climate and Nature Summit 2021

As a Green School we are registered participants in the Climate and Nature Summit 2021 which is running this week. We have a newly formed Green Committee coordinated by Ms. McDevitt, Finola and Sharon (pics to follow!) and they have been given brand new shiny badges so that we can easily identify them in school!

Today some classes learned about Picker Pals. We are so close to beautiful beaches and have used them for walks, lessons on biodiversity and for sandcastle competitions! We have just registered to be a Picker Pals school and look forward to playing our part in keeping our local beach clean! Pictured: Junior infants drawing a dirty beach and a clean beach. They learned about how animals can be saved by keeping beaches clean. We can all make a difference!

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Dangerous sweets – a warning from Food Safety Authority of Ireland

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 a number of serious medical incidents whereby these THC-containing jelly sweets resulted in teenagers and young children suffering serious adverse health effects requiring hospitalisation. These jelly sweets are packaged to look like popular brands of jellies and have been found to contain toxic amounts of THC (up to 50mg/jelly).  Depending on the concentration of THC, eating one of these jellies can  mean an equivalent intake of THC that is 5-10 times higher than that inhaled from a single cannabis cigarette. Also, unlike the almost immediate effects of inhaling THC (smoking or vaping), ingesting THC through these jellies can take up to 30 minutes for any effects to be felt. However, while waiting for those effects, those who have eaten these products may overdose in the mistaken belief that they need to eat more sweets in order to feel the effects. Of particular concern to the FSAI is the inadvertent consumption of these jelly sweets by small children who may somehow gain access to what looks and possibly tastes like ordinary sweets. Unfortunately, given access to a bag of these jellies, children will rarely eat just one and therefore, overdosing is a very likely outcome as witnessed by the hospitalisation of a number of seriously ill young children in the early part of 2021.

The FSAI has become aware of reports about the availability of THC-containing jelly sweets in schools in Ireland and therefore, parents and guardians are asked to speak with their teenagers alerting them to the dangers if they eat them or if their younger siblings get access to them and subsequently suffer the serious consequences of consuming a toxic substance.

Please click the link below for more Information for Schools on the National Network of Drug and Alcohol Task Forces (DATFs)

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Maths Week 2021

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.

What shapes can you find in Mila’s kitchen?

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 a trundle wheel

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Inter schools showjumping tournament

Such style and grace from Robyn and Sophie at Barnadown on Sunday! Well done girls!

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