The Stay Safe Programme

As part of the SPHE Curriculum pupils in Senior Infants, First, Third and Fifth Classes will be taught lessons from Stay Safe which is a personal safety education programme. The series of lessons will be taught each school week from the end of January until the end of March (Easter Break).

The aim of the Stay Safe programme is to teach children personal safety skills so they can look after themselves in situations which could be upsetting or dangerous. It deals initially with common situations which most children will experience at some stage or other, e.g. getting lost or being bullied. The programme also teaches children the safety skills necessary to protect themselves from physical or sexual abuse and emphasises the importance of telling a trusted adult about any problems they have.

The Stay Safe programme is part of the Social, Personal and Health Education curriculum which all primary schools are required to implement. Co-operation between parents and teachers is essential to the success of this programme. It is important that parents/guardians are aware of the content of the Stay Safe lessons and are able to discuss the lessons with their children. Your child will bring home worksheets which will inform you on the topics being covered in class and help you reinforce the messages at home.

You can familiarise yourself with the content of the Stay Safe lessons by logging onto

www.staysafe.ie/teachers/resources.htm

One of the most useful aspects of the Stay Safe website is the Parent's Guide. It is available in lots of different languages. The English language version of the Parent's Guide was recently updated and can be read by clicking below. The other versions listed are the older version of the guide, however the key Stay Safe messages remain the same. Click the language you wish to read the Parent's Guide in below.  
 
english - English
 
 
irish - Irish
 
 
chinese - Chinese
 
 
latvian - Latvian
 
 
lithuanian - Lithuanian
 
 
polish - Polish
 
 
spanish - Spanish
 

After School Activities January 2023

Click on the image above to view a list of after-school activities available in Scoil Thomáis this term.

 

Catholic Schools Week 2023

Catholic Schools Week 2023 will run from Sunday 22nd to Sunday 29th January 2023. The theme for the week of celebration this year is: ‘Walking Together in Faith & Love’ which incorporates three features of the Synodal Pathway: communion, participation and mission. 

We are celebrating Catholic Schools Week here in Scoil Thomáis. Each class will engage in a variety of activities as the week progresses. Many thanks to Ms Farragher for coordinating this year's activities. 

Gymnastics

Our pupils from Junior Infants to 6th Class are currently enjoying a block of gymnastics lessons during their PE time for the next few weeks. Each morning, Ms O'Reilly and her helpers from Mr O'Mahony's 6th Class set up the equipment for our pupils to enjoy. Thanks to Mr O'Doherty's Senior Infants for demonstrating the proper use of the equipment! 

 

Pupil Admissions 2023/2024

The application form for admission to Junior Infants for September 2023 can be found by clicking here. 

The application form for Senior Infants - 6th Class is available here.

Our Annual Admission Notice can be read by clicking here.

You can view the Admission Policy Document by clicking on the crest below.

 

6th Class Hoodies

Pupils from Rooms 20, 21 and 22 were thrilled to receive their 6th class hoodies last Friday, 16th of December. Huge thanks to our wonderful Parents Association for organising these lovely keepsakes! 

 

Christmas Art Competition 2022

The Scoil Thomáis Christmas Art Competition 2022 was organised by Ms O’ Leary. All classes and their teachers assembled in class groups in the school hall on Monday, 19th December for songs and carol singing. 

Well done to everyone who took part in this year’s competition - there were a great number of fantastic art entries at all class levels. All prize winners are displayed in the school hall and you can enjoy a video of their work below!

Intel Regional Finals

Well done to our pupils from Ms.O'Mahony's 5th class who represented Scoil Thomáis with their excellent science project 'Tasteful Taste' at the Intel regional final held at TUD Blanchardstown on the 13th of December. We are so proud of their wonderful achievement!

Chess Blitz 2022

5th and 6th Classes enjoyed a chess blitz with chess master Úna Boyle on Thursday 8th of December. They played fast paced Swap Chess and ultimately there were two winners and two runners up from the entire 5th and 6th Classes. The pupils really enjoyed participating.

Special thanks to the 6th Class Chess Helpers Darius, Luca, Ethan, and Mia as well as the chief librarians Sarah, Jacob, Enya and Thomas. These pupils helped Ms Steen to coordinate the Blitz and the fantastic day enjoyed by the pupils wouldn't have happened without them.

A huge congratulations to the winners who are pictured below:

Christmas Schedule 2022

Click on the image below to view the schedule for events in Scoil Thomáis next week. 

5th Class Norman Workshop

5th Class were delighted to welcome Frankie from Heritage in Schools on Monday and Tuesday 5th and 6th of December. Frankie brought loads of interesting Norman paraphernalia with her and shared them with the pupils along with her extensive knowledge of archaeology. It was a fantastic, hands-on workshop which the pupils really enjoyed. Thank you so much to Frankie for her visit and to Mr Doherty for organising the event for 5th Class. 

SvP Appeal 2022

Fundraising Raffle 2022!

 

                  We are happy to share the details of our annual fundraising raffle - there are lots of fantastic prizes to be won! 

 

primary language curriculum

Click here to read some helpful information leaflets explaining the new Primary Language Curriculum.


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