09.10.2014 Newsletter

Welcome to this weeks Newsletter:

ETHOS: Our core value this month is Honesty. The Jewish festival Sukkot started yesterday, and will continue until the 15th. This remembers and celebrates the welcoming of family, friends and strangers into homes.

World Mental Health Day is tomorrow. The children enjoy meditation in school, which you should try at home. There are lots of ‘guided meditations for children’ on you-tube and also on Spotify.

We are learning the song ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ this month. This link is not the original recording but I believe we are safer with this version. No offence Bob, but our junior infants are just too impressionable. We are also revising Song Sung Blue.

TEACHING AND LEARNING:  Aodán’s class have started playing the tin whistle and they did dance and gymnastics this week. Hazel’s class finished “The Enormous Crocodile” by Roald Dahl and decorated their own creepy crocodiles in art. Fiona’s class made maps this week, based on the reckless wanderings of Little Red Riding Hood.

OUT AND ABOUT: Wilma’s class went on a walk this week to explore the environment. They waved at the Luas which cheered up the commuters. Have a look at the pictures in the gallery.

COMMUNITY: Move on Mondays: The Basin Lane Residents Group are meeting on Monday mornings at 9am for a walk, talk, chat and catch up. Meet on the lane between CBS James’ St and the Secondary School next door.

SECOND LEVEL GALWAY: The Galway Educate Together Second-Level School Start-up Group (GET2LS) is campaigning vigorously for the establishment of an Educate Together Second-Level school in Galway. To promote the campaign they have entered a video in the Better Together Video competition. To support the campaign for Galway and nationally, please vote for the video HERE.

REMINDER: Please send in any outstanding money to your class teacher. Contact the office if you want to check how much is outstanding.   [email protected]  Thanks to all those who have paid.

THANKS –  Finally, I would like to thank the staff for the tireless work and commitment that they give to our school, and the grá they show the children every day. Ye make our school a very happy place. Thank-you.

Enjoy the weekend,

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