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25 July 2012 ~ Comments Off on Olympic Games Skerries Educate Together June 2012

Olympic Games Skerries Educate Together June 2012

Olympic Games – Skerries Educate Together 2012

 

It all began at 9am on Monday 18th June.  Our sports day dawned sunny and bright.  167 happy children arrived into school delighted that their sports day would not be postponed again due to inclement weather.

Our Opening Ceremony was a memorable occasion for the children.  We were very honoured to have Gary O’Brien, Ireland’s Special Olympic silver medallist come to lead our parade.  Gary was one of the torch bearers for the 2012 Olympic Games in Dublin earlier in the month so it was a great opportunity for all the children to meet a great athlete.  They also had the chance to see the Olympic torch and a real Olympic silver medal.  Many of our children accompanied Gary holding various Olympic symbols that they made.  Then all the children followed waving the flag of their country.  All this to the theme music of the Olympic Games and Chariots of Fire. We then gathered around our very own Olympic Village (a decorated bicycle shed!) for the welcoming speech.   Lots of parents and friends came to see their children and it was indeed a very touching spectacle.

 

After the Opening Ceremony the children enjoyed station activities such as puc fada, penalty shoot out, shoot the hoops, parachute games,  a race station for sack races, egg and spoon race , skipping/hula hoop stations, tumbling station, obstacle course, construction station, twister, coconut shy and hoops, javelin and discus throw, and the very popular limbo dancing disco area.  Other highlights included the mam’s, dad’s and pre-schoolers races, and the soccer match between senior children and staff.

 

This was a non-competitive fun day and would not have been possible without the wonderful support of parents and friends.  From the early hours of Monday morning parents and teachers could be spotted hanging bunting, hammering in a coconut shy, pitching gazabos, setting up sound systems, dragging out gym mats, benches and goal posts, chopping apples and oranges and of course setting up the ever popular face painting area.

 

 

The children left school excited, happy and extremely tired.  Tuesday was a very quiet day in our school!

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17 June 2012 ~ Comments Off on Brainstorm Day 2012

Brainstorm Day 2012

The school’s first Brainstorm Event took place on the 10th of March 2012.

This event was organized by the school’s Board of Management in response to the school’s Educate Together Ethos Evaluation which took place in 2011. 39 people, representing staff, parents and Board of Management, attended the event.

The main purpose of this day was for the three main bodies of the school community to come together, get to know each other a bit better and discuss the 8 main themes listed below.

For more details, have a look at the Brainstorm Day report.

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21 May 2012 ~ Comments Off on ‘Olivia Twist’. Our First Class Drama!

‘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.

 

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25 April 2012 ~ Comments Off on Coffee Morning on Thursday!

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

                                        

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29 March 2012 ~ Comments Off on Skip hop comes to Skerries Educate Together!

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.

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16 March 2012 ~ Comments Off on Important News about our New School Building

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!

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06 February 2012 ~ Comments Off on Friendship Day 2012

Friendship Day 2012

As part of our Learn Together /Ethical Education Programme our whole school celebrated Friendship Day on 3rd February this year.

After assembly the senior children buddied up with the infant children and all joined hands to form a  Human Friendship Bracelet outside in our school garden.  The whole school had learned the song ‘Friends Forever’ and the sound of over 150 children singing this song together was simply amazing.

We also planted a cherry blossom tree on the day to symbolise friendship.  Asked why a tree is a good symbol of friendship the children replied that it symbolises strength, nurturing, sharing, protection, blossoming and growth.

During the week the children participated in a ‘Friendship is…..’ art competition.  Their work is inspiring and thought provoking and shows how meaningful friendship is for the children of our school.  Each morning of the week leading up to Friendship Day some children got the opportunity to read their own friendship poems to the  whole school over the intercom.  A child also read out our friendship quote of the week ‘The only way to make a friend is to be one‘ .  Classes read many friendship stories and got involved in lots of friendship activities.

We have been learning all about human rights recently so we supported Amnesty International this year by selling friendship bracelets on Friendship Day.  This activity helped the children to become actively involved in helping Amnesty Intl to provide shelter for the street children of Guatemala.  We are very proud to say that we raised 400 euro.  Thanks to all parents and friends who supported us.

We would like to invite all parents and friends to come and admire the wonderful art work created by the children.  Well done everyone!

 

Friendship is……..

Human Friendship Bracelet

Friendship is sharing your skipping rope (Miranda, Senior Infants)

 

you gotta be a friend to make new friends

You gotta sing along with your best friends

You gotta have fun with your best friends

You have the world around you every time you smile at people

And they smile back!  (Adam, 1st Class)

 

Make new friends, keep the old,

One is silver and the other gold,

a circle is round, it has no end

that’s how long I will be your friend (Emily, 1st Class)

 

Friendship is about having fun, fun is friends and friends are the best thing in the world (Sam, 1st Class)

 

Friendship is when you have a friend that you can rely on. The best person who can cheer you up is your friend.  (Audrey 2nd Class)

 

Friendshp is fun, Friendship is caring,

It doesn’t matter if you are big or small

Or even if you and your friend are in a different class.

Without friends you would be lonely,

Smile, giggle, play if you have friendship,

Friendship is fun, Friendship is caring. (Madeleine, 2nd Class)

 

Good friends always stay until the end (Ava, 2nd Class)

 

Friendship is about being kind.

It is blue and pink

It tastes strong and sweet

It smells like flowers,

It  feels soft and fluffy

It sounds like peaceful music (Rob, 2nd Class)

 

Friendship gives you love and joy

Doesn’t matter if you’re a girl or boy

It’s Friendship – let’s work together! (Asha, 3rd Class)

 

Friendship is having someone to play with while you’re at school, or maybe feeling lonely.  A good friend will always be there for you if you are feeling sad. (Nova, 3rd Class)

 

Friendship is like a bird that flies in the air, knowing they are always there

Come over, then I’ll come over too.  When last did I play with you?

Friendship gets stronger every day like a flower in a day,

All I really want to say is that friendship is wonderful –

It makes you feel good. (Agnes, 4th Class)

 

I’ll always be beside you until the very end,

wiping all your tears away,

being your best friend.

I’ll smile when you smile, and feel the pain you feel,

and if you shed a single tear,

I promise I’ll cry too! (Evelina, 5th Class)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20 January 2012 ~ Comments Off on Amnesty International visit Skerries Educate Together

Amnesty International visit Skerries Educate Together

Amnesty International visited our school on Friday 20th January.  Two education officers ran some very interesting workshops for all classes in the school.  The Junior Infant session was based on story and dealt with the issue of fairness.  Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd Classes all worked on gender issues and the Rights of the Child.  Later in the day, 3rd, 4th and 5th class discussed the Rights of the Child in relation to child labour.  

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11 December 2011 ~ Comments Off on Human Rights Day 10th December 2011

Human Rights Day 10th December 2011

Every class in our school marked human rights day on 9th December 2011.  The Junior Classes explored the Rights of the Child through story, circle time, role play and art activities.  Our senior students read some inspirational poetry to the whole school over the intercom.  Joanne’s 2nd Class have been learning about the Rights of the Child over the last few weeks.  On Friday 9th, they chose one right that they thought was important and expressed it through art.  Dara’s 3rd Class worked together to create this beautiful and colourful masterpiece about Human Rights.

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19 June 2011 ~ Comments Off on Gerard the guillemot

Gerard the guillemot

First class had a very exciting trip to the beach on Thursday 9th June.

We explored the rockpools around the harbour with the help of Johnny and John from the Irish Seal Sanctuary.

We had a very dramatic rescue of Gerard the guillemot who we found dangling upside down by fishing line off the pier.

Johnny and John used great ingenuity to rescue poor Gerard and they managed to remove him from  his awful hanging position.

Gerard seemed unaffected by his ordeal and was last seen paddling away happily.

Well done Johnny and John and thank you for our interesting day out of school!

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