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21 May 2012

Congratulations Everyone!

Representatives from the green school committee took part in An Taisce’s  green flag award ceremony in Ashbourne recently.

We were awarded with our first green flag which we have proudly brought back to our school.

Well done to all the classes who are now using personal hand-towels! We are saving lots of trees as a result!

21 May 2012

‘Olivia Twist’. Our First Class Drama!

First class performed their play to three great audiences.

We had a great time rehearsing and an even better time performing.

Well done to everyone who worked so hard on our big production.

 

25 April 2012

Coffee Morning on Thursday!

Calling all parents!

 

There will be a Coffee Morning for all parents/guardians this Thursday morning, 3rd May from 8.40-9.40 a.m. in the school.

Drop your children to class. Then come enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with other parents.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Rosemarie

                                        

30 March 2012

Planting of fruit trees

We met Emma and Ruth as they were planting a circle of fruit trees just beside the front gate.  We cant wait for the fruit to grow!

Lisa, Aaron, Valerija, Elod, Luis and Neasa

29 March 2012

Skip hop comes to Skerries Educate Together!

The sun shone when Mark from Skip Hop came to school on Tuesday 27th March!

A big thank you to the Parents Association for the money they raised….as the skipping workshop was enjoyed by all students.  Sheila and Claire organised the day.

All classes did  a skipping workshop with Mark, and then there was a demonstration in the afternoon where some of the students showed off their new skills.

28 March 2012

Easter Holiday Arrangements

School closes on Friday 30th of March at 11.40am for the Easter Holidays. School reopens on Monday 16th of April at 8.30am. Hope everyone has a nice break.

16 March 2012

Bank Holiday Arrangements

We are finishing at the normal time today and school will re-open on Wednesday 21st of March at 8.30am. Hope the rain stops for the mad scientists in the Skerries parade tomorrow!  Have a nice weekend.

16 March 2012

Skip Hop Workshop 16th March 2012

We had to postpone the Skiphop workshop today due to the inclement weather. The surface was too slippy to continue skipping. Even Emily from Skerries News got a little wet taking photos of the Junior and Senior Infants skipping.  The good news is that Skiphop will be back with us on Tuesday 27th March and hopefully the weather will have improved!

16 March 2012

Important News about our New School Building

Children, Parents and Friends,

We are delighted to confirm that the second phase of our school building will commence early in the new year. This was announced by the minister recently under the school building programme. We’re very excited about this and are very happy if people wish to view the plans of the new building. These are posted on the lift door in the downstairs corridor. All are welcome.  Ar Fheabhas! Fantastic! Magnifique!

22 February 2012

One Book! One Community!

 

by David Almond

On Wednesday, 22nd February, 5th Class embarked on a reading project in conjunction with other local schools – Bracken Educate Together NS, Balbriggan Educate Together NS, St. Teresa’s NS, and Balbriggan Community College.

5th class in each primary school and a group of 1st Year students from Balbriggan Community College will be reading a book called Skellig by David Almond over a period of 5 weeks and sharing their experiences and opinions of the book. They will also be doing some literacy and art projects based on the book such as debates, role play and creation of character profiles to mention but a few. Students from all the schools will come together to work on small joint projects. The art projects will be on display in Balbriggan Library over the Spring holidays. The children will be expected to read some of the book each day either in class or at home.

A major aspect of this project will be the use of a ‘One Book’ blog, where the children will have the opportunity to come together online to individually share their own ideas about the book. We encourage all the children to leave a comment….and parents too if you start to read the book! This blog will be mediated by one teacher from the participating schools and all posts will be approved by them before being posted to ensure the safety of the children. The link to the blog is http://balbrigganonebook.wordpress.com

The children will be attending a screening of Skellig, the film, in Balbriggan Library during the last week before the Spring holidays. This will give them a chance to see the film adaptation of the book and it will be a great way to finish off the project.

As part of this project we would like to invite parents to share in this reading experience. Parents can help their children read the book. This will give parents and children an opportunity to discuss the book and share opinions. Parents can add comments to the online blog and they will be invited to come together with the children at the end of the project to watch the film adaptation of the book. We are encouraging all parents to show an interest in their children’s reading at home and to ask them questions about the book. If any parents would like a copy for themselves please let us know.

This is an exciting venture for all schools involved and we hope it helps garner a sense of community and friendship amongst the schools whilst, most importantly, encouraging children to engage with books and the joy of reading and to share that experience with their parents.

We hope everyone enjoys reading this book – children, parents and teachers! It promises to be a great few weeks….so what are you waiting for….get reading!!!