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29 June 2016 ~ Comments Off on Out and about with Jean’s 1st Class

Out and about with Jean’s 1st Class

Budding archaeologists from first class set off for Loughshinny in May to be close to the Roman settlement site discovered in nearby Drumanagh in recent years.  Peter O’Neill, poet and author, and father of Rebecca in first class,  worked with me to introduce the children to some of the ways of the Romans in the first century.   This project work included learning about the origins of the Roman Empire, schooldays, toys, games, food, clothes, roman numerals, roman pottery and even a little latin.   After a fortnight of classroom learning the children took part in a treasure hunt on Loughshinny beach, marched like legionnaires and some even attempted to play knucklebones (nowadays called Jacks).  The trip to Loughshinny included a visit to the boathouse.  Here, the children discovered an amazing monster made from recycled GAA footballs. Finally we headed back to Ardgillan playground for lots more fun!

Our school tour to Rathbeggan Lakes in June was great fun as we teamed up with Lauren’s and Sylvia’s classes for a action-packed fun-filled day.  A million thanks to all the parents who came along to help.

Finally, I would like to wish my class all the very best in second class!  You are truly wonderful and I will miss you!

JeanJean 11 Jean 10 Jean 9 Jean 8 Jean 7 Jean 6 Jean 5 Jean 4 Jean 3 Jean 2 Jean 1

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29 June 2016 ~ Comments Off on Message from Tomás

Message from Tomás

Hello to all children, staff and parents,

Imagine it’s the end of June and we’re all about to separate as we head off on our Summer holidays.  It has been another important year of growing and developing at our school.

Congratulations to all in the school community for the recent success with our Virtual Cycle. Imagine we raised over eight thousand euros! Thanks to the leaders who helped to organise it all.

Well done to everybody for all those other great things that happened during this past year – St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Seachtain na Gaeilge, Cor Fheile na Scoile, the Big Bear Planetarium, Friendship week and all the performances at assemblies and at the end of term. In fact, well done to all the children for their performances at our Graduation Ceremony when we all said goodbye to the 6th class of 2016. They were great!

Thank you to all the staff for your hard work throughout the year. Thanks also to parents for your support and, again, hard work throughout the year. Thank you to all the boys and girls at our school for being such fantastic people and for coming to our school every day and working as hard as they do!

I wish everybody a happy and fun-filled summer break. We will see you all on Wednesday 31st August. Slán,


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16 June 2016 ~ Comments Off on Sports/Fun Day Friday 17th June.

Sports/Fun Day Friday 17th June.

We are holding the Sports /Fun day on Friday morning from 9am. It will be divided between junior and senior classes. The fun day will be held on the grass in front of the school and the sports day will take place in Kelly’s Bay green across from the school.

Junior classes (Junior Infants to 1st class) will have their sports day from 9 -10am and their fun day from 10.30-11.30am.

Senior Classes (2nd to 6th class) are having their fun day from 9-10am and their sports day from 10.30 to 11.30am.

Seolta sport/fun day is from 11.30-12.15pm.

We ask that pupils wear comfortable clothing and runners and have sunscreen applied.

Hopefully the sun will make an appearance tomorrow!

Sheila, Conor and Alison.

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13 May 2016 ~ Comments Off on Anti-Homophobic Bullying

Anti-Homophobic Bullying

13th May 2016,
Dear Parents,

As you know, Skerries Educate Together has an Anti-Bullying policy that was designed in collaboration with students, parents and staff. We see this as a vital document and we take any issues of bullying very seriously. In previous years we have been proactive about teaching children how to recognise bullying behaviours, such as Cyberbullying, and equipped them with strategies to deal with these situations. This year, the school has chosen to focus on Anti-Homophobic bullying. Lessons will be taught in the coming days on the topic of families. This will explore the different types of family that children and adults will grow up in and engage with in their community.
A committee in the school has researched various resources to support the teaching of these lessons and a presentation was made to our Board of Management. The Board was incredibly enthusiastic about these lessons and fully supports the school in this matter. In addition to supporting the Anti-Bullying Policy, these lessons also form part of the SPHE Curriculum under the Strand of ‘Myself and My Family’.
In the coming days all classes will be learning about families and we would encourage parents to talk to their children about these lessons and to alllow healthy, age-appropriate dialogue about bullying.
The lessons themselves have been designed by the Irish National Teachers Organisation INTO and can be accessed at the following link:

Kind regards,


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18 June 2015 ~ Comments Off on Fun Sports Day 19th June 2015.

Fun Sports Day 19th June 2015.

Fun Sports Day tomorrow,

9-10.30am Jun-1st class

& 11-12.30 for 2nd-6th class.

Pupils need to wear runners and suncream! Parents welcome to watch the games. These will take place on Kelly’s Bay Green beside the school.

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26 May 2015 ~ Comments Off on Bank Holiday Arrangement

Bank Holiday Arrangement

Reminder school is closed on Fri 29/5 and will re-open on Wed 3rd of June at 8.30am, have a nice long weekend, Tomás.

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14 May 2015 ~ Comments Off on 6th Class Junior Entrepreneur Project

6th Class Junior Entrepreneur Project

We hope you enjoy our advertisement for ‘Picture This Pillows’.

If you would like your own personal customised pillow, call into our showcase event in the school hall on Friday the 22nd of May.

Alternatively, you can order now, by emailing a picture to [email protected], and we will do the rest.

Thanks, and stay tuned for more updates,

6th Class.


(Video script written by Ellen and Keith, starring Nova, Nina and Ellen, filmed by Emilia and Rois, edited by Emilia, Shona and Nina)

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29 April 2015 ~ Comments Off on Parent Assembly and Bank Holiday

Parent Assembly and Bank Holiday

Reminder, next parent assembly is Fri 1st May @ 8.40am for Jun Inf-1st class & 10.40am for 2nd-6th class, we look forward to seeing you all there.

School finishes at the normal time on Fri 1st May and re-opens on Tues 5th of May at 8.30am after the bank holiday.

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22 April 2015 ~ Comments Off on Our School Football Team

Our School Football Team




The Skerries Educate Together Football Team will have its first training session on Thursday the 23rd April at 2:10 on the big yard. The team will be made up of children from 4th, 5th and 6th class and we hope to play some matches against other schools soon.




Cian Klopp


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26 March 2015 ~ Comments Off on Lost Property

Lost Property

Please check the lost property area by Friday (27/3) as all lost property will be recycled at the end of that school day. Thank you.

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