Scoil Thomáis Fitness Challenge!
As you are all aware, our fantastic athletes will not unfortunately get to compete in the Cross Country Finals due to be held in Santry, on Tuesday next, 31st March. Likewise our ‘Santry Squad’ of sprinters are not getting to train as planned for their races in May.
Nevertheless, we’re sure that you’re all doing your best to keep fit and healthy in whatever way you can! And so we’d like to encourage all of our pupils, and not just our athletes, to keep a little record of the ways in which they’re managing to keep up their fitness in challenging circumstances!
Whether you’re walking, running, skipping, playing games in the back garden, or even exercising to an online video (on Go Noodle or other website) you might like to keep a record of your achievements to share with your class and teachers when school re-opens. If you are doing some school work on school days, you could even record what you do on your ‘break-times’ at home.
Below is a simple record keeper you can use, or if you prefer, make and keep your own exercise journal. Start next Monday (30th March) if you can, or on any day that suits you! Keep your records in a safe place, as your teacher will be collecting them when we all meet up again.
Scoil Thomáis Fitness Challenge Record
An Important Notice from the Department of Education and Skills
Scoil Thomáis will remain closed from 3.30pm on Thursday 12th of March and will reopen on Monday 30th of March 2020. In the meantime, we would like to remind our pupils that they can access a lot of resources and websites that are suitable for their class group on http://scoilthomais.weebly.com/
Ms McGarry, Principal has issued the following notice to the Parents and Guardians of Scoil Thomáis:
All schools have been directed to close from 6pm today, Thursday 12th March - therefore there will be no school tomorrow Friday 13th onwards and schools are due to reopen on Monday 30th March 2020.
Please see the Department of Education and Skills statement via this link
- Pupils go home at usual home time today Thursday 12th March - PLEASE NOTE all After School activities will take place today as scheduled.
- Any school activities planned between tomorrow and 29th March will not now take place. This includes the First Penance Service for 2nd Class Communion pupils on the evening of 26th March.
- The school office will be closed to the public from tomorrow until school reopens.
As today's announcement was made with short notice for schools, teachers will advise pupils in 3rd - 6th classes to bring home some essential school books and will give direction to the senior classes about work that can be done from home to continue learning. Pupils can revise work already done in school from their school books. Infant classes will be given a learning plan that can be done with adult help at home. Teacher may send a homework guidance information via the Aladdin email system to parents today.
During the coming days off from school parents/guardians can encourage their child to read books, play board games, keep a daily diary or write stories and do free writing and art activities. Please try to limit screen time over the coming days for your child.
The school is aware of the disruption that this unforeseen school closure will have on families and it may be difficult for some of the children who will miss the routine of school life and their friends and teachers. However, we ask that everyone co-operates with the Health and Education authorities in the interests of public safety and health. Please be assured that the school will keep you updated on any further information and advice from the Department of Education.