Pupils in all classes were involved in various extra Maths activities during the week to promote awareness and appreciation of mathematics in our world. These included Estimation and Puzzle Design competitions, Maths Trails, daily Problem Solving/Puzzle Time, IZAK 9, and the online maths website Mangahigh. Pupils from 2nd class also enjoyed participating in the curriculum-based Bricks4kidz Lego and Technic workshops. There were lots of maths posters and maths puzzles dotted around the school for pupils to challenge their numeracy skills. Well done to all the pupils who took part in the ‘Estimation’ and Puzzle Design Competitions. Results will be announced after Halloween.
Thanks to teacher Ms Deirdre Travers who organised Maths Week activities
As part of our ongoing efforts to be a Green School, we make our school newsletter available online only.
You can read the Halloween issue of the newsletter by clicking here or the picture above.
Halloween Bake Sale - Thursday 25th October, 2018
The Halloween Bake Sale is on Thursday 25th October with a Halloween Cake Competition and lovely prizes for the best entries. Parents may to come to the hall from 9am—9.30am and buy from the selection of bakes. Classes will be brought by their teachers to the hall from 9.30am to select bakes to bring home.
Pupils can bring in €2 for the bake sale. All families are invited to bake bread, cakes, buns etc for the sale. All bakes can be left in the school hall from 8.50am on the morning of the sale - please label tins/boxes for return.
Don’t forget to give your child an extra sandwich bag or lunch box to take home their bakes. Bake Sale goodies cannot be eaten in school for Health & Safety reasons.
Funds from this Bake Sale will go towards the School Sports Fund.
Wellness On Wheels has been developed by the library team and is designed to help maintain children’s well-being. The trolley is filled with books that cover topics from abuse to losing your favourite toy, from body image to having an unwell parent. “Well-Being In Primary Schools”, published by the Department Of Education And Skills states that “mental health should permeate all aspects of school life and learning” and that “schools should put systems in place to promote mental health and well-being”. The trolley will visit each class about once a month. By using this trolley, we are actively developing a caring culture and climate where a sense of belonging and connectedness is fostered. We are supporting our pupils to experience a wide variety of life experiences in a creative, safe and fun atmosphere. We are hoping to expose our pupils to, and encouraging our pupils to accept, the rich diversity and variety of values in our school!
Thank you to Mr Kelly's 5th Class for allowing us to photograph them as they enjoyed Wellness on Wheels.