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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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29 June 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 37 and final update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 37 and final update

Hi everyone,

We are delighted to report that we have reached our destination of Vietnam, ending up in the capital city Hanoi after a journey of 661 km today.  This brings our total distance travelled since we left Skerries 36 days ago to a staggering 14,412 km.  Some of the children have run more than two marathons (84 km) during this time and the average distance that each child has covered is over 44 km, and they will take home a certificate of achievement marking their participation in the programme.  It has been great to see all of the children take on the challenge with such enthusiasm and energy, and we hope that it has been a positive experience for all of the families in the school.

A huge word of thanks has to go to all of the teachers and SNAs who implemented the programme each day, it simply couldn’t have happened without their support and dedication.  It was great to watch their encouragement of the children each step of the way (and they clocked up a significant number of kilometres themselves).

We plan to revisit the initiative in the third term next year (destination unknown at this point) and in the meantime we hope that you all manage to keep active and healthy over the summer.

For the final time, you can check out our exact route by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/nQmMdmtAEKk

All the best,

Conor

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28 June 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 36 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 36 update

Hi everyone,

We are now within striking distance of Vietnam and hope to reach our destination after tomorrow’s efforts.  As for today, we have crossed into Laos and we will spend the night in the town of Muang Xai, which is the capital of the region and lies in a valley between two large mountains (whose names I can’t remember at the moment).  To get here, we added another 468 km bringing our grand total to 13,751 km so we should also break the 14,000 km barrier tomorrow.

You can follow our exact route by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/6qqPAbaRRnn

All the best,

Conor

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27 June 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 35 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 35 update

Hi everyone,

We are edging ever closer to Vietnam this week and all the children are making a big push over the last few days.  Today we completed our highest daily total to date, covering 747 km and bringing our overall total to 13,283 km.  We have crossed another international border too, arriving in the beautiful Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park (a natural tongue-twister) in Thailand for a night’s camping underneath the stars.  The park covers 524 square kilometres, is mainly covered with forests and contains the second highest peak in Thailand, namely Doi Pha Hom Pok mountain, which at 2,285m high is over twice the height of our own Carrountoohil.  The park also has many hot mineral springs, with water temperatures between 90 and 130 degrees Celsius, which will do us all good after our long trek today.

You can follow our push for Vietnam by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/aW1aaXjE59x

All the best,

Conor

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26 June 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 34 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 34 update

Hi everyone,

We added another 396 km today to bring our total to 12,963 km and in the process we have crossed the border into Burma where we will rest for the night in the city of Mandalay.  This was formerly a royal city, founded in 1857 by King Mindon, which has a population today of over 1.3 million people and is the centre of Burmese culture.

You can follow our exact route by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/GQSC5UwHZzK2

All the best,

Conor

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20 June 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 31 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 31 update

Hi everyone,

We travelled another 291 km today to break through the 11,000 km barrier, bringing our total distance run to 11,285 km.  We have landed in the city of Varanasi (population of over 1.1 million people) which is a major religious hub in India.  Situated on the river Ganges, it is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and also played an important part in the development of Buddhism.

You can follow our exact route by clicking on the link below:

http://mapq.st/2lkpkSi

All the best,

Conor

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