Have you ever heard of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development? They are a renewal of the Millenium Development Goals - a list of targets the United Nations has established to address some of the greatest challenges the Earth is currently facing.
The Global Goals were launched on 25th September, and as part of a Global Initiative, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O'Sullivan, T.D., has asked every school in the country to participate in the World's Largest Lesson.
As a part of our Learn Together curriculum, we continually strive to explore human rights, promote and activate equality, as well as instill in the children a sense of global citizenship. For that reason, we are proud to support the Global Goals and look forward to teaching the children all about them this week. Be sure to ask your child about them, and discuss them in more depth at home!
We cannot tell you how THRILLED we were with the success of our first Mad Hatter Day! We could not have anticipated the phenomenal response to this event and the creativity showed by children and their parents in the works of art they stuck, glued and improvised!
Our only regret is that we didn't get to take many photographs - we were genuinely too busy taking in the fabulous creations. Well done to EVERYBODY, and thanks for helping our first fundraiser of the year to be such an incredible success!
We have some VERY exciting news! John, who has been our caretaker for quite some time now, has agreed to take on the cleaning of the school as well! We know that our school could not be in safer hands.
Welcome to the staff as a full-time staff member, John!
Now that we've all settled back in to school so well, we have time to plan some fun events for the school calendar. First up is a Mad Hatter Day Fundraiser tomorrow, Friday 25th September - this event is designed to raise funds to build our resources in relation to the teaching of Belief Systems.
What do I need to do?
Put on your thinking cap and come up with the craziest hat style you can imagine - the more creative, the better! We're talking colours, shapes, heights, curls, accessories - the lot! Google will help you if you're coming up blank!
We're asking each child to bring in €2 on the day, to contribute towards the Intercultural Fund - of course if parents want to show off some creative styles on the day too, we'd be delighted to see them!
We have been asked to share the following invitation with you:
Senator Katherine Zappone is delighted to invite you to attend:
Public Meeting on ChildcareOn Wednesday 30th September at 7.30pm (sharp) in An Cosán*
Senator Katherine Zappone will chair a public meeting for the early years sector, early years educators, and for parents in Tallaght and its surrounding areas to discuss the best way to invest in early years education and care. Budget 2016 will be critical for the early years sector. It is expected that the Government will significantly increase spending on early years education and care and the choices made now will determine the direction of state investment in the sector over the coming years.
It is therefore of great importance that the voices of those who work in the sector have the opportunity to make their voices heard.
Senator Zappone wishes to bridge the gap in knowledge between the Oireachtas and our community by hosting a roundtable discussion with early years experts and practitioners.
The roundtable panellists will include:
Senator Katherine Zappone (chair)
Maura McMahon, CEO, An Cosán
Teresa Heeney, CEO, Early Childhood Ireland
Dr. Geraldine French, St Patrick's College, DCU
Anne Genockey, General Manager, An Cosán
Marlene McCormack, St. Patrick's College, CDU
Senator Zappone will also be presenting her policy and investment proposals, ‘An Equal Start in Early Childhood’, which was published in July.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday September 25th, 2015.
(Kiltalown Village Centre