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Setting up our new school vegetable garden.

Setting up our new school vegetable garden.

We have been very busy since February organising and setting up our school garden. We ordered brand new recycled raised beds made out of recycled plastic – courtesy of the parents council.  A layer of the grass was first removed thanks to our caretakers Michael and Jacko. Next the children dug and aerated the soil … Continue reading Setting up our new school vegetable garden.

Laudato Si

In 2018 Pope Francis wrote a letter saying that we need to start caring for our world. We needed to take action and reuse, reduce, recycle. The letter Pope Francis wrote was called the “Laudato Si”. This letter states that change doesn’t come to you, you need to go to it. Every bit that you reuse, reduce, recycle, counts.  As part of the Laudato
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Road Safety – 2nd Class

Road Safety – 2nd Class

We are currently reading a novel called The Hodgeheg by Dick-King Smith. It deals with the topic of road safety. The hedgehogs in the story face many challenges trying to cross the road. We also learned the Safe Cross Code in class and took part in a poster competition. We were asked to design a poster promoting the use of high visibility clothing. Good
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Arts Week: Sean Scully inspired installation

Arts Week: Sean Scully inspired installation

We’ve finally finished our Sean Scully inspired installation for Arts Week 2018. Standing over 2m tall, our 50 masks are decorated in Sean Scully’s famous stripes, and each mask is made from recycled paper (we are a green school after all).
Our piece is called ‘ We can have many faces’  and we feel it represents … Continue reading Arts Week: Sean Scully inspired installation

Sean Scully inspired Halloween Masks

We’ve begun to make Sean Scully inspired Hallowe’en masks from our recycled paper.
 
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Sean Scully was born in Dublin and raised in South London. He studied at Croydon College of Art and Newcastle University. He was a recipient of a graduate fellowship at Harvard in the early 1970s and subsequently settled in New York. Scully was nominated for … Continue reading Sean Scully inspired Halloween Masks

New Junior Infants – Our first seven days

New Junior Infants – Our first seven days

We have all settled in really well. Although we’ve only been in school for seven days we’ve been really busy – playing, working, settling into a routine, making friends and exercising to Gonoodle.   We’ve had our first Gaelic coaching session, been to our first assembly and our first school mass, done a tour of the school, played in the soft play area and visited the school
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Active Flag Committee present their findings

Active Flag Committee present their findings

At our Green Schools Action Day on Friday 1st June, four children from the Active Flag committee represented the school at a stand in the hall. Many parents came in to view the Green Schools projects and to talk to the children from various committees to hear about what we are doing in school. The … Continue reading Active Flag Committee present their findings

Gardening – 2nd Class

Gardening – 2nd Class

On Friday June 1st Mrs.O’Rourke and Seamus took our class out to the school organic garden. We planted many seeds such as beans, beetroot and red onion. We learned how to evenly space out the seeds and how to care for our garden.

Action Day – 6th Green Flag

To celebrate the raising of our 6th Green Schools Flag we held an Action Day in the school on Friday 1st June.

Each class displayed the work they had done to help achieve the flag. The theme was Global Citizenship – Litter and Waste. The projects, art work and games on display were varied and all … Continue reading Action Day – 6th Green Flag

Flag Ceremony

Flag Ceremony

We recently recieved our 6th Green Schools Flag at a ceremony in The Helix in DCU. 
We will have our Green School’s Action Day on Friday 1st June. We will offically raise the flag on that day.
All parents are welcome to attend the Action Day on Friday, between 11.15am and 12.15pm.  The flag will be raised … Continue reading Flag Ceremony

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