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30 November 2018 ~ Comments Off on Diving for Data: A Marine Workshop

Diving for Data: A Marine Workshop

This week, our 5th Classes welcomed Loraine from Oceaneers Education to the school. Loraine conducted a lively, informative and fun workshop on Marine Litter.

The children got to explore the sources of marine litter using graphs and simple addition and also learn about micro-plastics and how they are harming marine animals.

Thank you to Loraine and to Fingal County Council for providing funding for the workshop. Title: Diving for Data

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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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12 November 2018 ~ Comments Off on Parent Teacher Meetings

Parent Teacher Meetings

Just a reminder that school finishes at 1.10pm for all classes on Thursday 15th and Thursday 22nd November to facilitate parent teacher meetings.

Regards,

Tomás.

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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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16 October 2018 ~ Comments Off on 5-a-side Tournament

5-a-side Tournament

Last week saw the opening fixtures in our school soccer tournament. We have forty-five children from our Senior Classes making up 9 teams (our staff have a team to make up the numbers!) and it was wonderful to see so many happy and enthusiastic footballers taking part during lunch break.

It was a hugely successful opening week… There were a number of hard-fought matches, some draws, some interesting celebrations, plenty of goals and one broken goalpost!

The Portuguese team are currently sitting at the top of the league, followed by France and our (not competitive at all) Staff team!

For anyone interested, the fixtures and league table are on the noticeboard in the lobby.

Aisling

 

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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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28 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 16 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 16 update

Hi everyone,

We travelled another 395 km today in the great weather, which brings us to the city of Silopi (still in Turkey, although we are at the very south eastern corner of the country and will cross over into Iraq tomorrow).  Silopi is the main crossing point between Turkey and Iraq and we hope to get through the long queues at the border tomorrow.  The route we will take will miss out on Syria altogether as there are difficulties with getting access to roads in Syria on the Mapquest site we are using (which are nothing compared to the terrible difficulties for very many people living in Syria at the moment).

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

http://mapq.st/2ISAADV

Thanks to everyone for their support at home and the effort being put in by the staff and children is really great to see.

All the best,

Conor

 

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

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 14 update

Hi everyone,

We added another 331km to our total today, bringing us over the 5,000km mark (5,028km in total).  Well done to everyone and we’re well on our way to our overall total of more than 13,000km.

We find ourselves in Adana, still in Turkey, which has a population of more than 1.7 million people (making it the 5th most populated city in Turkey).

You can follow our progress by clicking on the link below:

http://mapq.st/2s99nl2

We’ll update you on our progress again tomorrow.

All the best,

Conor

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23 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 13 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 13 update

Hi everyone,

We continued our journey across Turkey today, travelling another 371km and reaching the town of Mucur.  This town has a population of just over 14,000 and is known as a centre for the production and sale of decorative rugs (both religious and non-religious).  We will try to bring a few back with us.  It is perhaps worth noting (and, depending on your perspective, also perhaps not) that we have been travelling for more than 800km in Turkey alone and we are still less than halfway across the country.

The children are certainly covering their daily distance with greater ease and strength than before and it is great to see their enthusiasm out there each day.  Some classes are timing their laps and have set ambitious targets for the pace at which they will try to cover their kilometres and we might publish some of these in the coming days.

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

https://goo.gl/maps/rG3T89W4ZZ32

Huge thanks to all families who have returned their sponsorship cards, it is very much appreciated.  We will keep you updated with our progress again tomorrow.

All the best,

Conor

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22 May 2018 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 12 update

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 12 update

Hi everyone,

We said goodbye to Silivri today and travelled another 348km through Istanbul (which is not the capital of Turkey, as it was incorrectly mentioned to be here yesterday – apologies for that) and onwards to the city of Bolu (population 131,000).  This city is on the old highway between Istanbul and Ankara (the actual capital of Turkey) and there is a modern motorway which passes underneath the city to take today’s travellers through Bolu without having to stop.  We, however, have stopped here for the night and tomorrow we will head in the direction of Ankara.

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

https://goo.gl/maps/arhKmkdpM6p

All the best,

Conor

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