Yellow Flag 2016/2017

 

Our Yellow Flag programme, which promotes inclusivity and celebrates the diversity in our school, is in full swing again this year. We are currently working through the steps towards being awarded our first Yellow Flag and all the children have been busy completing work in their classrooms.

The children in 3rd-6th class have been learning about Eid al-Fitr,  an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Several classes are participating in the Someone Like Me art competition which is sponsored by the Department of Justice and Equality. This fantastic competition aims to promote disability awareness among primary school children and give them a greater understanding of what unites children of differing abilities. Someone Like Me allows children to learn about and discuss these topics and creatively express what they’ve learned through art.

First and Second class have been looking at what makes each child in the class an individual and have completed self-portraits highlighting their individuality. They have also completed an Intercultural Flower which shows the different nationalities represented in their class.

First Class have been learning sign language as part of ISL Awareness week and can now use basic signing with each other.

Here is a small sample of the amazing work going on in our school to celebrate the diversity in our community!

 

National Museum Visit

As part of our History course this year we have been learning about Early Christian Ireland. We visited the National Museum to see examples of the art, metalwork and clothing from that time. The children completed the Treasury Trail, saw the Ardagh Chalice and Tara Brooch and made Celtic Patterns using chalk rubbings. The weather was fantastic and we finished our visit with a picnic in St. Stephen’s Green.

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The Brekkie Bus Brightens Up The Morning

Brekkie Bus comes to Our Lady's

5th and 6th class enjoting a healthy brekkie from the Brekkie Bus

Sweetening up the porridge.

Young pupils enjoying a bowl of porridge from the Brekkie Bus.

Thumbs up for a fruity breakfast.

We want more!

Yummy.

A good breakfast is the best way to start the day.

Let's get some more.

Books and Brekkie.

Hmmmm. Yum.

A Healthy and Hearty Breakfast

Earlier this week the the school at a visit from the Brekkie Bus. All the pupils got to enjoy a fruity bowl of porridge and experience the benefits of a good healthy breakfast.

Flahavan’s, the porridge people and Keelings, the berry people, have teamed up to visit primary schools throughout the country with their Brekkie Bus. The aim of the programme is to teach young children about the importance of a healthy breakfast and show them how much fun and how enjoyable having a healthy family breakfast can be.

More information on the campaign can be found here.

PA AGM 12th October 2016, 7.30 pm

PA AGM desk-top Calendar date marked Wednesday  October 12th 2016

On Wednesday, 12th October the Parents Association will hold its AGM in the school kitchen at 7.30pm. This is a great chance for parents/guardians to become involved in their child’s education. The PA works closely with the school staff and Board of Management to assist them in reaching their goals for the whole school community through fundraising and volunteerism.

The PA also acts as a forum to inform and consult parents regarding school policy, plans and activities concerning the PA and to communicate parents’ views on such issues to the school.

We would like to invite parents/guardians to attend the meeting and would welcome your input into the activities of the PA. 

The PA is also calling on parents/guardians to seek election to the PA Committee.  Any parent/guardian interested in seeking election to the Committee must sign a letter of consent either the night of, or if they are unable to be present at the AGM, the must submit a letter of consent up to 48 hours prior to the AGM to the Chairperson of the Association Mairéad Gabbett.

The agenda for the AGM will include:  Nomination/election of PA Committee Members; A Review of PA Activities; Overview of PA Finances; Upcoming PA Activities.

Further information on the PA and a copy of the PA Constitution is available to view/download on the School website: www.ourladysclonskeagh.ie/parent-association/

We look forward to seeing you on the 12th October.

Some of the activities organised by the PA include:

  • Coffee mornings
  • School Disco
  • Anti-bullying training
  • Cycle course
  • Christmas Cards/Calendars
  • Raffles
  • Pupil Insurance
  • and much more

AGM Agenda

  1. Explanation of PA
  2. AGM finance report
  3. Intro of people to run for committee (Officer roles: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Communications, Volunteer Co-ordinator)
  4. Voting if necessary
  5. Upcoming events for school year and requesting help for any and all activities
  6. Info available to parents on schools, secondary open days, home school liaison, parental reps on board, etc
  7. AOB

Tai Chi Classes

Tai CHi Longevity

Slow-motion, moving meditative exercises

Improve your Health and Wellbeing

Shi Fu Yang Dong is offering Tai CHi classess to adults and children at Our Lady’s school. Classes will take place Thursdays, 7-8pm starting 6th October 2016 running for 8 weeks. Reported benefits of Tai Chi are reduced stress, improved circulation, lower blood pressure and a lessing of arthritic pain.

If you wish to take part, please fill out this form and bring it along to the class along with payment of €80 (cheques payable to Harmony Chi).

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