Dear Parents and Guardians/A Thuismitheoirí agus a Chaomhnóirí,
Value for the Month: Co-operation
What happened last/this week
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Bhí craic againn agus cómhra againn i rith an seachtain. Beidh tráth na gceist agus damhsa againn an seachtain seo chughainn.
All the classes had their photograph taken and each child had an individual photo taken also. Samples of these photos will be sent home when you can decide which photos to purchase. Details will follow on how to purchase the photos.
Children learned about the Christian season of Lent and celebrated Pancake Tuesday as part of their learning.
3rd Class visit to Marsh’s Library & St. Patricks Cathedral
On Wednesday March 6th, 3rd Class attended an Engineer’s Workshop in Marsh’s Library for Engineer’s Week. The children were split into ten teams of three and had to complete a series of engineering tasks against the clock. These included stacking paper cups, building a Roman arch, building a Lego bridge, using magnets to move a toy car, finding objects using a pinhole camera, breaking a code to light up a circuit and much more. A great time was had by all and the children learned so much about engineering and working together as a team.
Afterwards, we went next door to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and completed a guided tour. The children learned many interesting facts about the cathedral. We saw the oldest grave in the building, which dated back to the thirteenth century, and also found out the origin of the phrase “to chance one’s arm”. The children made some brass sketches and left memorial messages on a special tree in the cathedral. Many thanks to the staff at Marsh’s Library and St. Patrick’s Cathedral for providing these fantastic educational opportunities for the children
Junior Infants visit to Imaginosity
5th Class attend Science Blast in RDS Today
The students from 5th class headed off to the RDS early this morning to participate in the ESB Science Blast where, as part of their study on bees, they aim to make a coloured, scented wax-based mala.
World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day sharing our favourite books and dressing up as our favourite book characters.
Campaign for Climate Change: School Protest March on Friday 15th March at 12pm
As you may be a ware there is a march organised for Friday 15th March to Dáil Éireann as part of an ongoing Campaign for Climate Change. To play our part in this campaign, on Friday next week, the school will march to Campaign for Climate Change. We are promoting this amongst the local community and maybe joined by other local schools and local politicians.
We, the staff and students, will all wear green on the day and will carry banners on the march. You can check out https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/irish-children-strike-a-climate-blow-if-we-don-t-do-this-we-won-t-have-a-world-1.3809827 for more information. Although some schools will be participating in the march to Dáil Éireann we will keep ours local to the school.
• 6th Class will take part in a Leinster Rugby Metro DCC Tag Blitz Bonanza along with 12 other school this Friday.
• Seachtain na Gaeilge continues next week with a number of events in the school to celebrate our Irish Language.
• Talk for Parents organised by the PTA to Help Parents Support Their Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing on Thursday 14th March at 7:30pm in School Hall (see below)
• Reminder the school will be closed on Monday 18th March
• 21st March Odd Socks Day to raise awareness for World Down Syndrome Day
• As always children and parents from Glasnevin ET are welcome to come in through the pedestrian gate at 8:35am at the earliest and parents are responsible for their children at this time.
Frása na seachtaine : “An féidir liom cabhrú leat?” – Can I help you?
Parents Talk: Help Parents Support Their Children’s Mental Health & Wellbeing
When: Thursday 14th March at 7:30pm School Hall
This is a training course offered by The NPC and St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services that will help parents to support their children’s mental health and wellbeing.
This programme supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. The programme also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur.
Parents who attend this session will:
1) Explore the factors that influence mental health and wellbeing in their child.
2) Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child.
3) Be given tips on how best to support their child’s positive mental health and wellbeing.