NEWSLETTER 14.11.2014

Welcome to this week’s newsletter,

ETHOS: Our Human Rights month is going extremely well and the children are enjoying learning about wants and needs, the rights of the child, the right to a home, an education etc and they are learning about famous human rights activists.

The children are singing ‘Winter Wonderland’ at assembly for the next few weeks and some more seasonal songs are to follow.

TEACHING AND LEARNING: It was Science Week and there were lots of great designing and discovery activities around the school – Wilma’s class were balancing and Hazel & Aodán’s classes made catapults. Fiona’s class were getting into patterns and Captain Aodán’s crew took to the waves this morning. It was brilliant fun … we may need our passports soon.

CHECK OUT THE GALLERY.

Homework meetings took place with parents this week, for our Junior Infant Classes and they went very well. It was great to meet everyone. Thanks to all those who attended.

Parent Teacher meetings: Our parent teacher meetings will be held at the end of November and we will be in touch next week with the date and time for your meeting.

ACTIVE SCHOOLS: We will have a visit from the Active Schools initiative next week and we look forward to telling them all about our hands on work in establishing our school as an active school. We also had a football trainer in this week from the FAI and Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd class enjoyed training with him. He will be visiting us over the coming weeks and we are delighted.

BUILDING: As you may have seen this week, we have our builders back on site. They are clearing out the old school furniture and will also be repairing the roof and doing some work clearing drains and installing some new doors.

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT: The Board met on 5th November and admired the handiwork of Trevor who designed and installed the children’s coat-hooks in the hallways. Thank you! Following consultation and the vote by the school children on our school name, the Board has informed our Patron of the outcome of the overall choice and we hope to let you know the final decision shortly. The Board ratified the school’s Critical Incidents policy and this will be posted shortly on our website along with other school policies. It was also agreed to provide the Parents’ Association with a room in the school building to use for meetings and agreed organised timetabled activities, such as language classes or a parents’ book club. If you have any ideas, please suggest them to the Parents’ Association.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION: Don’t forget our table quiz tonight in McGowan’s Pub in Harold’s Cross at 8 p.m. The proceeds go towards installing a bike shed and financing decoration of our building.

Thank you to Ingrid (Junior Infant parent) for refreshing our plants in their yard and for donating bulbs for the garden. Our children will be planting these bulbs in the coming week,

See ye all later …

Dermot & Staff.

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