Dear Parents and Guardians/A Thuismitheoirí agus a Chaomhnóirí,
Save the date: Autumn Fair Sunday 22/10/23
It’s the biggest fundraiser in the school year and the raffle is a key driver of the funds raised on the day. Every year we ask local businesses and others that parents have contact with to donate prizes for the raffle. If you know someone who could generously donate a raffle prize (a night away, a meal out, a make-over – the possibilities are endless) or can help with printing please get in touch with the raffle organisers – [email protected] or [email protected].
Autumn Fair Committee
The very best of luck to the hard working team prepping for Autumn Fair.
Happy Rosh Hashanah starting tomorrow.
Thanks very much to Hannah for this interesting personal insight into celebrating life as Jew and resources shared for further learning…
Rosh Hashanah (“roe-sh ha-SHAH-NAH”) (Jewish New Year on the 16th and 17th), and Yom Kippur (day of atonement) on September 25th. The Jewish calendar calculates time differently, so this week we’re celebrating the start of 5784! So, Shana Tova (“shah-NAH toe-VA”), which means “Happy New Year!”
Rosh Hashanah is also known as the day that god created Adam and Eve, or the birthday of the universe… but most of us just celebrate it as a lovely new year’s festival!
For kids, this time is a real focus on what they like about themselves and want to continue doing in the new year, and what they want to leave behind as they grow. There’s a ceremony called tashlich (“TASH-lick”), where people throw crumbs of bread into a moving water (such as a canal), symbolising all they want to leave behind. If you’re an adult, you can think of it in the form of sins (if you like), but for kids it can just be about what they want to stop doing so they can do better.
Traditional foods include anything sweet, really, but primarily apples dipped in honey, symbolising a sweet new year. Other foods include pomegranates, and our traditional bread: hallah (which is also dipped in honey; we are not a low kcal faith!). 🙂
Below are some videos and resources.
Non religious ways people can participate in Rosh Hashanah:
- Learn something new
- Make an effort to spend time with family
- Have apples and honey as a lovely treat! (Or something sweet. Hannah
ECA – Athletics & Games
There are spare slots in Senior Athletics & Games. This is open to pupils from 2nd-6th class. It takes place on a Tuesday at 2:20-3:20 in the hall and is run by Lisa, who is a qualified Athletics Leader.
This club focuses on a range of athletics activities & games to develop fitness and enhance agility, co-ordination and balance. The focus is on fostering an understanding and appreciation of athletics in a fun, positive & engaging environment. Opportunities are provided for children to challenge themselves & improve their performance in a range of running, jumping (hurdles/high jump & long jump) and throwing (shot put/javelin/ball) activities. Children also have the opportunity to play and develop their skills in team sports & games such as basketball, bench-ball, dodge-ball, hockey & tag rugby.
Maeve’s 4th class has lots of fun exploring in the outdoor classroom. We went on a minibeast hunt and found lots of wriggling worms, woodlice, centipedes, spiders, beetles and snails.
Girls Soccer Team
The girls from 4th, 5th and 6th played their first game of the year yesterday against Grace Park ETNS. After a lot of hard work, Glasnevin ENTS won 2.4 to 1.4 in the end.
We put the bird feeder up last week and due to lots of visitors we had to refill it once already. Gridt is officially in charge of refilling.
- Please arrive to school on time as many classes are doing circle time and other learning activities at 8:40am, coming in later than this disrupts the whole class learning and means your child is missing out.
Frása na Seachtaine: “An bhfuil sibh réidh? – Are you ready?”