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17 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 9 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 9 update

Hi everyone,

We had another excellent day of weather today which allowed us to add 349km to our total distance.  We are very close to the 3,000km barrier (2,990km is our current total) and we will certainly break through this tomorrow.  The children (and staff) are getting fitter and faster with their running and there are some classes who are managing to fit in more than 1km each day.

Today’s route has brought us into Serbia (and not Bosnia and Herzegovina as suggested yesterday, apologies) and we passed through the capital Belgrade before resting for the night in a small town called Lozovik (population 5,600).  You can follow our exact route by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/iRxy4RdSceC2 

All the best,

Conor

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15 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 7 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 7 update

Hi everyone,

We completed our longest distance so far today, with a total of 377km run, walked and jogged.  Some of the classes are beginning to run more than their 1km each day and this is making our total add up very quickly.  This distance brings us into Austria and we find ourselves in Graz.  You can follow our progress to date by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/mGei8sg2wUn

Thanks for all of your support and we’ll keep you all informed of our progress tomorrow.

All the best,

Conor

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14 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 6 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 6 update

Hi everyone,

It was our first day back after the midterm break and any thoughts of children having lost their enthusiasm for the running programme were quickly put to rest by the senior infants classes who were straight out to the yard at 8:40am for their 1km run – well done to them all.  The other classes all followed suit and it was noticeable how the children were moving very easily and seem to have adapted to the 1km distance.

We added 295km to our overall total which brings us across another international border and on to the city of Munich in Bavaria, Germany (I hear it is very nice at this time of year).

You can follow our progress here:

https://goo.gl/maps/kUAhvmZfYzJ2

All the best,

Conor

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04 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 5 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 5 update

Hi everyone,

We have added another 302km to our total distance covered in the first week of our marathon challenge.  This brings us to a total of 1,561km which is a fantastic achievement for all children (and staff) in the school.  On our virtual journey we have left France and crossed the border into Switzerland where we have reached Zurich.  You can see our route by taking a look at the map attached:

https://goo.gl/maps/uvyQdwSzok82

We’ll be taking a break from the challenge over the midterm but that’s no reason for everyone not to stay active so that we can pick up where we left off on May 14th.

Thanks again to everyone for all the support and enjoy the midterm break!

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03 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon – Day 4 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon – Day 4 update

Hi everyone,

Today we recorded our highest daily distance yet, covering 379km (some children are beginning to run/walk/jog more than 1km per day, which is terrific).  This brings us through Paris and out the other side towards the Swiss border, ending up in the pleasantly named town of Chaumont.

Check out the map by following the link:

https://goo.gl/maps/xa4mUqCLVEC2

Tomorrow is our last day before the midterm break so we’ll let you know if we reach Switzerland in our next update.

All the best,

Conor

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01 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 2 progress update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 2 progress update

Our second day of the running initiative clocked up another 270km towards our goal (despite the less that ideal weather) and we’ve collectively run/walked/jogged 578km which brings us to the centre of London.  The map can be found by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/ojwTDpZe7Tn

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01 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 1 progress update!

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 1 progress update!

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 1 progress update!

We started our marathon yesterday in brilliant sunshine and the children together with the staff completed 308km.  On our virtual journey to Vietnam, we have travelled from Skerries to Rosslare, Co Wexford, before starting to run again in Fishguard and finishing up in Bridgend, Wales.  A first step but a very important and enjoyable one!  We’ll keep you posted with more updates as we go along.

Check out the link to see how far we’ve travelled so far:https://goo.gl/maps/7myJ1RQPqis

Thanks for your support!

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20 March 2018 ~ Comments Off on Easter Holidays

Easter Holidays

Dear Parents,

School closes at  11.40am on Friday 23rd of March for the Easter Holidays

and re-opens on

Monday 9th of April

 at 8.30am.

Hope everyone has a lovely break.

Tomás.

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14 March 2018 ~ Comments Off on Parents’ Assembly Friday 16th March 2018

Parents’ Assembly Friday 16th March 2018


 

The next parent assembly is Friday 16th of March 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.

School is closed on Mon 19th March for the bank holiday also.

Have a nice bank holiday weekend.

Tomás.

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09 March 2018 ~ Comments Off on Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 Seachtain na Gaeilge has arrived !! 

We have lots of fun activites planned next week for everybody in our school. 

Across the week, some classes will be inviting parents in to play games with the children. This however will not be possible in each class due to a variety of reasons. Teachers will contact you directly should they need volunteers. 

Every child will be receiving their very own customised Skerries Educate Together sticker to show that we are taking part in Seachtain na Gaeilge as a school.  

On Thursday, each  class will perform an Irish poem or Song for our Ceolchoirm. We will also be joined by musicians to play some traditional Irish music. We invite all children to dress in green for this day for the occasion. Unfortunately due to the whole school taking part in our Ceolchoirm, we will not have enough space for parents/guardians. 

Between now and after the Easter holidays, each class will be working on an exciting Gaeilge drama competition which will be judged by a director from RTE. 

If you are in the school over the next few weeks, keep an eye for our fantastic collaborate display which will involve each child creating their own Celtic Print to hang on the walls. 

We encourage everyone to try and use their cúpla focail over the course of the week in any way and most importantly,  to have fun! 

Go raibh míle maith agaibh,

Eleanor, Sylvia agus Laoíse.

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