We would like to create an environment where children will acquire and develop the necessary knowledge and skill to become independent, confident learners – where they will develop their self-esteem to enable them to express and achieve their full potential. We will endeavour to broaden each child’s experience to help them become spiritual, well-balanced and tolerant individuals with a respect for themselves and others.
Yesterday, parents from Divine Mercy JNS and Divine Mercy SNS enjoyed another class with Audrey. They made these brilliant personalised scrabble frames and decorated them! There are a few spaces still available so if you are interested in taking part in the remaining classes please contact us. Owen - 083 200 2449 Siobhán - 083 136 4952
The boys and girls teams had their finals today in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. Both teams showed grit and massive determination in their games, cheered on by their 6th class supporters and parents. Unfortunately, both teams came up against two very strong opponents. The boys' match ended 12v40. The girls' match ended 16v36. The players can be very proud of their effort today as well as throughout the whole year. It was a fantastic experience for all! Ms. Farrell, Mr Lynch, Ms Lynch
Our boys junior team missed out on victory today in a very narrow defeat to Gaelscoil na Camóige . The final scoreline was 4-4 to 3-1 . The effort that our lads put in was brilliant. They made a spirited comeback in the second half but it just wasn't enough in the end.
Over the past few weeks, the children have participated in the Junior Achievement Programme. The children learned all about global warming and their carbon footprint.
A big thank you to Ciara from Meta who also answered the children’s questions about social media, creating apps and the digital world.
Many thanks to Aisling Breathnach from the National Parents Council for coming into school on Tuesday evening, and thanks also to the parents that attended. The information talk proved to be very useful and hopefully these parents will now have answers to questions their child may have in relation to their transfer to secondary school. Owen - HSCL
This Thursday parents from Divine Mercy JNS and Divine Mercy SNS had another great class with Audrey. They made welly planters which will look brilliant when they bloom! Again, there are a few spaces still available so if you are interested in taking part in the remaining classes please contact us. Owen - 083 200 2449 Siobhán - 083 136 4952
*REMINDER - THIS IS ON THIS EVENING AT 6:30PM*
The transition for 6th Class children making the move from primary school to post primary school can be hard for children and parents. To help with these changes we are very lucky to have Aisling Breathnach from the National Parents Council going though these with you. She is giving an information talk for parents/guardians this Tuesday 23rd May at 6:30pm. Everyone that attends has the chance to win a €25 voucher for Liffey Valley!
If you have any questions please contact me on the number below.
Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2325_20230518133251.pdf
Mr McCormack will be travelling to teach in Kolkata, India, in July of this year. He is travelling with a group of qualified primary school teachers as part of the Froebel HOPE Teacher Education Partnership. He is trying to fundraise half of the costs involved (flights, visa, accommodation, vaccinations, teaching materials, etc.) and would greatly appreciate any donations to support me on this once-in-a-lifetime journey. We are very proud of you Jack. https://gofund.me/7ef5f737 The school will also be hosting a Bake Sale on 9th June to support the cause so watch this space !
Room 16 have been learning about the different countries in the European Union recently. We decided to have a taste test of different foods from some of those countries. Some of our students even made food from their own countries for us all to try!
The parents from Divine Mercy JNS and Divine Mercy SNS had another great class with Audrey on Thursday morning. Using glue guns, they decorated glass bottles with sequins, twine, flowers and lights to make amazing decorative glassware while enjoying a tea or coffee and a few goodies! Again, there are a few spaces that have just become available so if you are interested in taking part in the remaining classes please contact us. Owen - 083 200 2449 Siobhán - 083 136 4952
Room 1, 2 and 3 visited the Botanic Gardens today as part of the OPW free class tour programme and Dublin Bus Community Initiative. The children participated in in a range of activities learning all about biodiversity, habitats, pollinators and rainforests.
We all had a wonderful day!
All Families, The Barnardos online safety webinar/event is back this year on Wednesday May 17th. Plugged in Switched off 2023 focuses on Gaming. Hear insights from the Barnardos Online Safety Programme, the tech industry, parents, young people and schools. Click here for more information and to book tickets: https://www.barnardos.ie/learning-development/training/online-safety-programme/plugged-in-switched-off/ Thanks, Owen - HSCL
The parents from Divine Mercy JNS and Divine Mercy SNS had a great time with Audrey this morning. They used straw, ribbons, greenery and flowers to make beautiful spring wreaths. There are a few spaces that have just become available so if you are interested in taking part in the remaining classes please contact us. Owen - 083 200 2449 Siobhán - 083 136 4952
The third session of the Lego&Us programme was great fun for the grandparents, parents and children. This week, Amy from the Balgaddy Child and Family Centre got everyone to use the Lego to build something that represents something you like to do on the weekend. McDonald’s was very popular! Everyone is looking forward to the next session!
Owen - HSCL
4 the Family is a new programme for parents that aims to provide simple tips to improve family life! It is a short, non-judgemental programme that helps parents with the following 4 aspects of family life: play, parenting, health and technology. All of the content is based on research evidence based programmes and national resources. The programme is delivered to a small group and is 4 weeks in total. Each session is from 9:30 - 10:30 and it will be taking place in the Balgaddy Child & Family Centre, starting on Friday 19th May.
If you are interested in taking part please contact Michelle on 086 083 0616.
Owen - HSCL
Ten members of our girl's soccer squad had a day to remember at Irishtown today. The girls got to see the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy and get a picture with it. The girls also had the privileged opportunity to chat to Vera Pauw, the Irish soccer manager. We would like to thank Vera for giving so much of her time to chat to the girls, a day they will never forget. They also got to play in four matches against schools. Thanks very much to the FAI for organising this brilliant day.
Parents/Guardians, Please have a look at the Ceramics for Beginners and Dancing for Beginners classes that will be starting next week in the Adult Education Centre in Clondalkin Village. Please contact me for further information. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449
The children in Room 3 had a great time in North Clondalkin Library today. It was the first time that a lot of the children had been there but we hope that this visit will encourage them to go back again! Many thanks to Aoife in the library for being so kind to all of the class.
The children in 5th and 6th class have been learning all about Europe and the European Union as part of the Blue Star Programme. We were very lucky to have Shane Moynihan and Barry Andrews come to visit our school today to see our hard work and to answer all of our questions about their role in the EU! Thank you so much Shane and Barry!
Our boys soccer team had their fifth game of the Clondalkin League this afternoon versus St Josephs Clondalkin. The team’s performance was fantastic, winning 4 v 2 against a strong opposition. Jamie Whelan scored a hat trick today, with Enzo scoring our other goal. We remain unbeaten in the league with one game left in two weeks time. Mr Lynch, Mr Phillips
Some parents have contacted the school to say their child/children have head lice at the moment. In order to curtail a widespread infection, we suggest that all parents check their child’s hair tonight and apply treatment immediately if necessary. We also ask you to ensure that all long hair is tied back. This problem can be eradicated with your continual co-operation in checking your child’s hair on a regular basis and by reporting any difficulties to us immediately.
We have been in touch with the clinic on this matter and they have given the following advice:
* Treat the child’s hair with the treatment lotion available from the chemist
* Follow the instructions
* Fine comb the following day (a number of times)
* Treat again with treatment lotion
* The process takes almost one week
* We ask you to check your child’s hair twice weekly
* Hair should be tied back at all times – medium and long hair
It is necessary for all children to be treated at the same time, otherwise re-infection will rapidly occur.
There was a great turnout for the second session of the Lego&Us programme. This week, Amy from the Balgaddy Child and Family Centre got the participants to use the Lego to build a scene from their favourite book or movie. Everyone had a great time! Owen - HSCL
As part of the Junior Achievement Programme, the boys and girls of Room 14 got to visit Verizon Services Ireland in Eastpoint Business Park. The boys and girls got to listen to Verizon employees talk about their jobs and how they use skills learned in the school subjects Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM). The children learned about some of the exciting software being developed in the company and they had some excellent questions about the future of technology and artificial intelligence. Afterwards, the children had to work together in an interactive quiz based on famous inventors and entrepreneurs. They had to search through the office for the right information and posters. Their final task of the day was to brainstorm ideas on how technology can make life better for young people in Ireland. The Verizon staff were very helpful in developing the children's ideas. When finished the children had to present their ideas to all the staff members and volunteers. The teams received certificates for their ideas, presentation skills and out-of-the-box thinking. All the volunteers and staff were full of praise for the bright, fearless and innovative children in the class!
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