We are delighted to announce that we will have a guest speaker at the school this Wednesday, 22 November, speaking about the topic of Cyber Safety. John will be speaking to pupils in the Senior Classes (3rd, 4th, 5th) during the school day, and will then give a talk for parents from 7.00-8.30pm on Wednesday evening.
The talk will address some of the following issues:
Did you see that we have another trip for adults planned? Book your place on the trip here!
Jacob Miller is currently running a course for parents at Trinity College, Dublin, entitled -
"Learn to teach your children chess"
Why should my child learn chess?
Chess develops critical thinking, life skills and learning discipline.
The following articles emphasizes the many benefits of chess.
Why kids should learn to play chess
Playing Smart - The Benefits of Chess for Kids
Why should I learn chess?
Apart from all the reasons listed above, you will be able to teach your children chess!! That's wonderful.
While there are chess programs in many Dublin schools, it can be difficult for children to learn a game like chess in a group setting. Nothing compares to 1 on 1 teaching, especially between child and parent.
Finally, its an opportunity for you! A chance to get out of the house, to socialize, to meet new people and to learn something new! You might find you fall in love with the game like so many others.
Why is this a great course for me?
If you are interested or have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've recently come across an initiative called Fáilte Isteach - "a community based project where older volunteers welcome migrants to the community through conversational English classes."
This sounds like exactly the kind of initiative we would love to facilitate at our school! - it's a way for us to connect more with our local community, and to build relationships between the diverse members of our community.
Read lots more about Fáilte Isteach on their website, below
If you know of anybody who you think could lead this exciting and rewarding project, please encourage them to follow the plan laid out on the Fáilte Isteach website - and ask them to get in touch with us to let us know!
We are MOST excited to announce that our parent education, engagement and fun programme continues to grow! On 6th April, Nicola Sherwood, who lives locally to the school, will start a Bokwa Fitness class for adults in our PE hall! The class will run from 8pm to 9pm each Wednesday evening. Watch this space for more details!
Following on from the success of our first 6 week series of Irish classes for parents, a second series will be kicking off tomorrow morning. Parents who have attended the classes to date have given very positive feedback, saying that the classes are enjoyable and interesting.
But for those of you who are not available in the morning time, we are delighted to announce that a series of evening classes will be kicking off this Tuesday evening. Classes take place in the Meeting Room, 7.30-8.30p.m.
These are relaxed lessons for beginners with an emphasis on conversational Irish. They are suitable for anybody in our school community - whether you have learned Irish before or not. You will gain a basic grasp of Irish vocabulary and sentence structure. Your confidence with the language will grow, helping you support your child's learning of Irish.
As Seachtain na Gaeilge approaches, this is the perfect time to brush up your Irish or pick up your first cúpla focal (couple of words).
If you would be interested in attending Irish classes, at a cost of €3 per class, on Monday mornings (8.45am) or Tuesday evenings (7.30pm), and you have not previously contacted us, please fill in the form below.
KEEP CALM AND LEARN IRISH
Where: Meeting room (New wing)
When: Mondays, 8.45-9.30
What: Relaxed lessons for beginners with an emphasis on conversational Irish. These lessons are suitable for anybody in our school community - whether you have learned Irish before or not. You will gain a basic grasp of Irish vocabulary and sentence structure. Your confidence with the language will grow, helping you support your child's learning of Irish.
How much: €3 per week
We would like to gauge the interest in these lessons. If you would be interested in attending, please complete the form below. We will be in touch with you in the new year to confirm a start date.