Visit from Digital Schools Validator
It was a real pleasure to have Dr Daithí Ó Murchú visit Scoil Thomáis for a Digital Schools of Distinction Validation visit on Thursday the 19th of October. Daithí visited a total of 12 classrooms and saw a wide variety of technology being used by the pupils around the school.
Many thanks to all of the teachers who were kind enough to volunteer to allow Daithí visit their classrooms during the visit!
A big thank you to the teachers on the Digital Schools of Distinction Committee who worked over the last year on achieving the standard needed to apply for the Digital Schools of Distinction Award.
We hope to hear positive news back from the DSoD Committee some day soon!
Planting Bulbs in Junior Infants
On Wednesday the Junior Infant classes planted daffodil bulbs outside the windows of Room 9 and 10. We can’t wait to see them bloom in spring. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for them!
PA Halloween Cake Competition
We are really looking forward to lots of families making and baking cakes to sell at our Halloween Bake Sale on Friday, October 20th. Each year we are amazed by the creativity and artistry we see in the cakes brought in for sale. So with that in mind, this year we've decided to add an extra element to the bake sale. We are having a standalone baking competition!
We are inviting interested families to decorate a Halloween themed cake. Entry to this separate competition costs €5.00 and there is a prize for the winning cake of a gift voucher for the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. Entrants to the competition are free to donate their entry for sale or to bring their cake home to enjoy with their family and friends!
T's & C's
- Cakes must be minimum 7 inches
- Cakes must be dropped (not literally!) to School Hall before 9am
- If you creation is not for sale, cakes must be collected by an adult at end of Bake Sale...approx 11am
Maths Stations in Room 10
Room 10 have been very busy during maths time. We have been playing games, using tangrams and practicing our sums on the iPads. We really love to build 3D shapes and constructions. We had lots of fun!
Well done boys and girls!
Upcoming Bake Sale
Halloween Bake Sale - Friday 20th October, 2017
Scoil Thomáis Parents Association and the school have organised a BAKE SALE on Friday, 20th October. Donations of home baking, cakes buns, etc. can be left into the school hall from 8.50am on Friday morning. Come to the hall via the exterior school hall door.
Please make sure that all food containers, tins etc. are labelled clearly so that they can be returned to you after the sale.
All classes, accompanied by their teachers, will come to the hall from 9.15am onwards. Please note that each pupil may bring in €2 maximum to spend at the sale. Pupils eat their bakes at home please. Each child must bring a sandwich bag/lunch box to bring home their chosen bakes.
Parents are welcome to come to the BAKE SALE from 10.30am – 11.00am to buy bakes.
Please support this fundraiser and all monies raised go towards the school Sports Fund.
Thank you to those parents who have volunteered to help on the day of the sale.
Leaf Art in First Class
The children in Ms. Kelly's class loved investigating different leaf shapes and sizes. We went on to create beautiful wax resist pictures, using crayon and water colour paints.
The Three Little Pigs
The boys and girls in Rooms 7 and 8 enjoyed creating their own Three Little Pigs houses last week. They used shredded yellow paper for the straw house, lollipop sticks for the stick house and squares of coloured paper for the brick house.
We think you will agree that they all did a great job!
Read more: The Three Little Pigs
First Class Hedgehogs
Room 11 have been very busy learning all about Autumn. We went on a Nature Walk and collected some leaves. In our Art lesson, we made clay hedgehogs. We painted them and made a hedgehog hut. We put leaves, acorns and conkers in with our hedgehogs to make them feel at home!
Autumn Art in Room 12
Ms. Kelly's girls and boys loved creating their Autumn collages from painted paper. We experimented with line, texture, pattern and colour resulting in lovely unique pieces.
As part of our ongoing efforts to be a Green School, we have decided to make our school newsletter available online only from now on.
All families will receive an email from the office with the newsletter attached. You can also click here or the image below to read the newsletter.