Dear Parents Guardians … welcome to this week’s newsletter,
We started Philosophy this week, and the children are enjoying ‘Thinking Time’. We have been discussing ‘nothingness’ and ‘equality’. Our Philosophy page and blog is now on the site too, we will be posting items here as we continue through the term so check back. http://www.portobelloetns.org/philosophy.php
ACTIVE SCHOOLS WEEK – 12th to 16th May.
– Please send fee in a clearly marked envelope, for school trip on 15th May to the Pine Forest Art Centre. Thank you to all that have already done so.
– We need some parents to help out on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th of Active Schools week. Volunteers will need to be available from 10.00 until 12.30. Please email Fiona if you are available to help out on the day [email protected]
OUT AND ABOUT
We walked to the canal today to look at life in the water, and observed the manmade features of the canal.
Please see our new anti-bullying policy in our download section. Our policy is in keeping with the requirements of the Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools which were published in September 2013.
We are really enjoying our healthy eating program at the moment. Enjoy playing with your fruit and veg cards over the weekend.
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
The Board met on 10th April 2014 and had a lengthy discussion in respect of general enrolment policies, as well enrolment numbers for 2014/2015 and some specific enrolment requests.
A number of draft school policies were reviewed (art, physical education, school collection and anti-bullying) and ratified by the Board.
The school move was discussed and Dermot is meeting a number of local community groups in the Basin Street area in the coming weeks.
The Board was updated regarding the success of the family fun day fundraiser and extended thanks to all involved in supporting the event.
Check out the gallery update – Spring Equinox, Easter, Science and PE photos.
Have a nice weekend,