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07 December 2018 ~ Comments Off on How To Catch a Star

How To Catch a Star

‘Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure’

This week, 1st Class visited The Ark to see a non-verbal, puppet version of the much loved book How to Catch a Star by Irish author Oliver Jeffers. As well as the show, the children visited Dublin Castle, the Chester Beatty Gardens and, highlight of the day for many, the port tunnel!

The children were so well behaved and did our school proud.

 

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26 November 2018 ~ Comments Off on Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

INNER CITY HELPING HOMELESS
CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL

Collection at Educate Together @ 8.30am, 1.10pm & 2.10pm Dec 7TH

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our recently elected Student Council met recently to discuss a number of important school related topics. As always, one item of discussion was deciding on a charity to support this year. It was decided that this month we will once again hold a shoebox appeal in support of Inner City Helping Homeless charity. Last years appeal was a massive success for a vital cause.

  • There were officially 9,698 people homeless including 3,829 children in Sept 2018 across Ireland and this number increases every day.   More than one in three people in emergency accommodation is a child. However, this number does not include ‘hidden homelessness’ which refers to people who are living in squats, cars, refuges and people sleeping on the street.It is estimated that the true homeless figure is over 11,000 in Ireland.
  • Inner City Helping Homeless engage with approximately 150 people sleeping on the streets of Dublin every evening.

If you wish to support this charity, please see the details below.

Thank you

Wrap a Shoebox allowing it to open, Label it Male or Female and add any of the items below:

  • Socks (white are preferable)
  • Underwear
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Soap
  • Shower Gel
  • Wipes
  • Roll on Deodorant (No Aerosols)
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Chocolate
  • Xmas card with message

** if you are making up a box for a child please Label it with Age & Boy or Girl

 

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21 November 2018 ~ Comments Off on Guest Poet

Guest Poet

During Literacy Week, we will be inviting a number of writers, poets and illustrators into our school. This week, while not technically being Literacy Week, our 1st and 6th Class had their workshop with Irish Poet, Tony Curtis.

Tony engaged the children in reading, song and movement, giving them a broad experience in poetry and music.

We were delighted to welcome Tony to our school and hope that the children enjoyed the visit!

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08 November 2018 ~ Comments Off on One Day Together

One Day Together

Before taking a well deserved rest from our learning we held a fundraiser in school for Educate Together. One Day Together is an annual event that takes place across the country in Educate Together schools. The aim is to support the Educate Together network and to highlight the benefits of learning in an Educate Together school!

The school was buzzing with so many children dressed up in their Halloween costumes. We celebrated together by taking part in an ‘Incredible’ 10 @ 10 followed by a whole school movie event in the hall. A huge thank you to Ellie and her 5th Class for designing posters, making popcorn and coordinating the event. A further thank you to Mario for making the hall so welcoming and comfortable and also to Mr Incredible for getting everyone exercising on such a cold morning!

 

(Further information on One Day Together can be found here http://www.educatetogether.ie/community-fundraising)

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26 October 2018 ~ Comments Off on Mid Term Break

Mid Term Break

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that school finishes at the normal time of 1.10pm for Junior and Senior Infants and at 2.10pm for all other classes today.

School is closed for one week for the Mid-term break from Monday 29th October.

School re-opens on the 5th of November at 8.30am. Have a nice break everyone.

Tomás.

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09 October 2018 ~ Comments Off on Dublin Gaa

Dublin Gaa

We were very pleased to welcome two special guests to our school today.

Lyndsey Davey who is on the Dublin Senior Ladies football team and Aisling Spillane who plays for the Dublin Senior Camogie team visited the school. The players were kind enough to speak to us about their experiences of winning All Ireland trophies in their respective competitions and answered questions from the children on a range of topics such as nutrition, fitness and the life of an elite athlete. Johnny from Skerries Harps brought along the Sam Maguire cup to complete the collection!

Thank you to Lyndsey, Aisling and Johnny for a morning that the children won’t forget in a hurry.

Up the Dubs!

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01 October 2018 ~ Comments Off on Parents Assembly Friday 5th October

Parents Assembly Friday 5th October

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder the first Parents assembly for the term is on Friday 5th October.

The assembly usually starts at 8.40am for junior infants to second class and at 10.30 am for 3rd to 6th class.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Regards,

Tomás.

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17 September 2018 ~ Comments Off on Sea life talk 5th class

Sea life talk 5th class

Johnny and John came in to both 5th classes today to give us a talk about all the wonderful plants and animals living around our coasts.

We learnt lots of interesting facts.

Thank you so much Johnny and John

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17 September 2018 ~ Comments Off on Parent Assembly Dates 2018-2019

Parent Assembly Dates 2018-2019

Dear Parents,

Here are the dates for the Parent Assemblies for the year.

2018

Friday 5th October

Friday 9th November

Friday 7 December

2019

Friday 11 January

Friday 8th February

Friday 15 March

Friday 3rd May

Friday 7th June

 

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29 August 2018 ~ Comments Off on Welcome Back

Welcome Back

Dear Parents,

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning at 8.30am. Junior Infants finish at 11am each morning until 7th September. All other classes finish at their normal times, Senior Infants at 1.10pm and First class to 6th class at 2.10pm.

We would like to remind parents there is no parking on the school grounds without a parking permit.

See you all tomorrow.

Tomás.

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