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09 October 2012 ~ Comments Off on Our new Green School Committee

Our new Green School Committee

Hello everyone,

We’ve had our first meeting and we’re putting together our ideas for the year and preparing our green school display.

If you’d like some pet bedding made from shredded paper, you can get some from us at our table in the lobby at 8.30 on Friday 19th October. We’ll have a regular stall once a month, so you’ll be able to stock up for your rabbit and guinea pig hutches!

Talk to you all soon,

Wiktoria, Nova, Harry, Sam,  Lucy, Jamie and Sylvia

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09 October 2012 ~ Comments Off on Sylvia’s 4th and 5th classes are getting ready to teach other classes Yatzy!

Sylvia’s 4th and 5th classes are getting ready to teach other classes Yatzy!

Sylvia’s 4th and 5th classes are getting ready to teach other classes Yatzy!

We’re getting ready for maths week when groups of us will be going around teaching other classes how to play yatzy.

We enjoy the game and hope you will too!

See you all next week.

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08 October 2012 ~ Comments Off on Lá na gCrann, 11 Deireadh Fómhair 2012

Lá na gCrann, 11 Deireadh Fómhair 2012

Louise’s Junior and Senior Infants will be celebrating Tree Day on Thursday, October 11th!  We have started collecting leaves and seeds for our nature table.  So far, we have found horse chestnut, oak and beech leaves.  We have also collected conkers from the horse chestnut tree.

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08 October 2012 ~ Comments Off on Why Do Boats Float?

Why Do Boats Float?

Why Do Boats Float?

Cian’s Senior Infants and First Class have been investigating why boats float. To find out the answer, we made boats from Plasticine and then checked how many passengers (chickpeas) our boats could carry.

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08 October 2012 ~ Comments Off on Riverdance, here we come!!

Riverdance, here we come!!

Riverdance, here we come!!

First and Second Class have been learning some great Irish traditional dances this year. They have already learned ‘An Damhsa Mór’ and are now adding the ‘Siege of Ennis’ to their reportoire. The children picked up the steps very quickly and lots of fun was had by all!

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08 October 2012 ~ Comments Off on Sammy Senses

Sammy Senses

Dee’s Junior Infants met Sammy senses today. He helped us explore our sense of touch, smell and sight. We are looking forward to exploring our taste and hearing senses tomorrow!

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08 October 2012 ~ Comments Off on 6th Class to release their new single!

6th Class to release their new single!

David’s 6th Class have been busy in the studio to record their new record. After the runaway success of their first release the group are hoping to do even better with the follow up. Passers by have reported hearing a lot of banging and shaking.

We will let you know a bit more about it soon.

6th Class in their classroom studio

 

 

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29 September 2012 ~ Comments Off on Goodbye and Good Luck, Neasa

Goodbye and Good Luck, Neasa

We would like to pay tribute to Neasa Sheahan, our fantastic special needs co-ordinator and teacher.  Neasa left our school on Friday 28th September to pursue a career in SESS (Special Education Support Service) where she will be involved in training teachers in matters relating to Special Educational Needs.  Neasa joined our school in 2009 and brought a wide range of valuable experiences and expertise to our school which was only in its second year at the time

During this time Neasa has worked closely and competently with some of our most vulnerable students.  Her supportive, kind, encouraging and understanding style has helped many of our children reach their full potential within a mainstream setting.   Neasa also co-ordinated our superb Special Needs Assistant team (SNAs).  

She co-ordinated the SEN team (Special Educational Needs)  and worked closely with parents and mainstream teachers.   She also liaised with Speech Therapists, Psychologists and other professionals and agencies linked to our school.  Along with many other roles, Neasa led our Student Union and the children really enjoyed her pleasant and encouraging manner.  She was also our teacher representative on the Board of Management.

 Neasa, from the staffroom to the classroom we will miss you so much!  During whole school events when things go a little crazy (eg Sports Day!), you are the one quietly and competently looking out for the child who is feeling overwhelmed or not quite comfortable.  You reach out a hand to children when its needed, offering support and security.  You build their esteem, gradually allowing them to move forward independently and confidently.

Many parents have joined us in wishing you the very best of luck in the future.  The staff will really miss your expertise, your support and of course, your great sense of humour.

You are one of those teachers that children will fondly remember forever!

Thank you

 

From all of us at Skerries Educate Together

 

 

 

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20 September 2012 ~ Comments Off on Student Council trip to Temple Street Hospital

Student Council trip to Temple Street Hospital

Skerries Educate Together Student Council Trip to Temple Street Hospital

 

On Thursday the 13th of September we went on a trip to Temple Street (we escaped from school!) to present them with a cheque for €605.55.  We raised this money by going on a whole school sponsored walk around Kelly’s Bay.

We were all excited as we climbed into the cars and headed off for Temple Street.  Susan (a fundraising officer) met us in the lobby of the hospital, and brought us to the front steps to take our photo with our giant cheque that we had decorated.

Susan brought us down to the multi-sensory room, where children that have sensory problems can relax and play.  She thanked all of the people in our school for the money raised, and presented us with a certificate.  The money will go towards the equipment fund. Then she showed us the garden that had been specially designed as part of a TV programme.  You can actually see the garden from a birds eye view on Temple Street!

Temple Street is our chosen charity for the rest of this year.

The Student Council: Emma Butler, Ciarán Jordan McDermott, Shona Murphy, Finn Attley O’Connor, Melody Dillon & Emily Greene.

Watch out for our picture in The Skerries News soon!!


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30 May 2012 ~ Comments Off on School Closed for rest of week

School Closed for rest of week

Just a reminder that school closes on Wednesday 30th of May at the usual time and is closed Thursday and Friday. School re-opens at 8.30am on Tuesday 5th of June after the bank holiday Monday. Wishing you all a sunny break!

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