Dear Parents and Guardians/A Thuismitheoirí agus a Chaomhnóirí,

Early Closing on Wed 19th February
To facilitate ongoing Primary Language Curriculum training, the school will close at 12pm on Wednesday 19th February.

Raising Political Awareness
Thanks to Karolina, who came into school today, to talk to some children about politics and the elections. She was very impressed with their knowledge and interest.

Internet Safety Awareness
As it was safer internet day on Tuesday, you might find this website useful And take the opportunity to have a chat with your child/children about safe use of the internet and about all the great things it has to offer.

Library Looking Great
Thanks to all the parents who are doing trojan work on the library. We are very grateful to our past pupil, Galena, giving a helping hand in the library.

World Stage Winner!
Congratulations to our past pupil, Ryan Coleman, who represented Ireland at the European Karate Championships in Budapest at the weekend. He competed against Europe’s best Karateka, achieving a 9th place finish, amazing!!!! We are so proud of you Ryan, well done.

Active School’s Flag Update
Active lines were a great success this week; the children are having lots of fun being extra active! When the bell rings after big break, the children line up and our teachers from the active school team lead them in fun exercises. Well done everyone for joining in!

Shout Out: We will now be acknowledging the achievements of children outside school on our ASF notice board each month – sporting/athletics/dance/swimming or any other physical activities the students are involved in!

Thanks to those you completed our ASF survey – we will use your feedback to make our school even more active!

Reminder that our school website has a whole active school section which is updated regularly with photos of the children and news of our current active initiatives.

Feel Good Friday is happening again this Friday! The children’s favourite songs will be played on yard. We look forward to seeing them dance their socks off again!

Well-being SSE Update
Thank you to all of you who filled in our Well-being Survey. We are currently looking at your feedback and plan to use this in our school’s well-being promotion process. We will continue to update you on this as much as possible.

We’re happy to report that feedback from our student surveys & focus groups shows that the well-being of our pupils is being fostered positively in our school environment. This is something that we are continuously focused on as a school community and we are currently working on ways to help improve students’ well-being further.

If you would like some tips on how to boost your child’s well-being, the following link provides some practices you can adopt:

Transition to Secondary School
For parents beginning to think about transition to Post Primary the following booklet is downloadable

For Your Information
For safety reasons, we have been advised that the pedestrian laneway that connects Church Avenue to Mobhí Boithirín and ‘The Haven’ is to be closed with immediate effect. The closure, which has been agreed with Dublin City Council, is due to safety concerns relating to the stability of the historic stonewall which runs parallel to this lane. We are advised that the laneway will reopen once the required safety measures have been taken.

One Day Together Fundraising – Thank you!
“Our sincere appreciation goes out to all of the students, staff and families for getting behind One Day Together. We are so grateful for your efforts and the support given to the national office”. Fundraising Manager ET Head Office

• School closing early on Wednesday 19th at 12pm.
• Intergenerational Group visit for Aoife’s 2nd Class on 25th February
• Junior Infant vaccinations on 27th February
• School Photographs on Monday 2nd March
• Engineers Week 2nd – 6th March

Enjoy the mini-break!

Frása na Seachtaine: “Ar mhaith leat imirt?”- Would you like to play?

Le meas,
Róisín Conlon,
Príomh Oide

Judo Classes
For those wishing to try judo as a sport for their kids we are starting kids judo classes for boys and girls aged 4+
The venue is “The Space” on the ground floor of Phibsboro shopping centre from 10:00-12:00 starting this Saturday Feb 15th
Alternately we have a class in Cabra Parkside Centre from 12:-13:30 every Saturday

• Introduction to Judo “the gentle way”
• UNESCO declared Judo the best initial training sport for children and young people aged 4-21 yrs
• Judo which became an official event in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964
• In Ireland the sport of judo is regulated by the Irish Judo Association and Sport Ireland.
• IJA clubs ensure that your children are safe with proper insurance, trained coaches & child-protection officers.

The first lesson is free and all proceeds go towards the development and promotion of judo as a sport for fitness and well-being for children in Ireland
See the attached materials or our website or for further details
Secretary, Cabra Judo Club