The school is a busy place this term. Activities such as violin lessons have resumed in the CCMA each week. The after-school clubs are also up and running. There is great variety:- Irish dancing, Book Club, Active Club, Music club, Homework club, Coding club, Lego club, Whizz Kids & knitting club, so many interests are catered for.
Our 6th classes will be receiving their Confirmation on Thursday 17th Feb in the church. We hope they have a lovely day.
We are continuing to work on our Green School status. The focus is on travel this time, and one of the main things to have happened was the School Zone outside the school. It means that the footpaths outside the school are clear of traffic, and makes them safer for walking, cycling or scooting! The planters with trees & flowers are lovely too. We have also received news that Dublin City Council are going to install a sheltered bicycle rack in the yard during the year.
It’s great to see that the parents are walking together on Wednesday mornings at 9am. Everyone is welcome to join the group.
It was lovely to read about ‘The Crumlin Community Clean Up’ in The Irish Times recently, and to spot some of our pupils & parents in the photo. Find our more about this group here!
We hope everyone is keeping safe and well at home.
All our teachers have been in touch with their classes by email and have also started using the education platform ‘Seesaw’. Luckily, many classes were trying out Seesaw during Term 1, so everyone was getting familiar with it. Please let your teacher know if you need any extra help with your homework and tasks. We are here to help you in any way we can.
The girls and boys in Ms. Nulty’s class have been very busy over the past month. They are all working so hard at home, practising their cursive writing, reading and doing number work. The boys and girls miss their friends and school but they are making the most of the lovely sunshine and getting lots of fresh air!
Testing for all pupils takes place during the month of May. Please ensure that children are well rested for the testing which will be ongoing in the junior school from the 8th May and begins in the senior school from Tuesday 14th May onwards. As we have been selected by the Department of Education & Skills to take part in further field research to improve standards in testing, our 2nd and 6th class pupils will be undertaking a second set of tests this year, good luck to all!!
As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge (which actually lasts for the whole month of March), all classes in school performed songs, dances and poems for each other. All pupils were encouraged to use more Irish everyday and won prizes and certificates for speaking more Gaeilge.
World Book Day was a great success this year. Teachers and pupils dressed up as characters from their favourite books. We read stories in class and senior pupils read to pupils in the junior school throughout the day. Prizes were awarded for the best costumes. See our photo gallery below. Well done to all our parents who put such great work into dressing their children on the day!
To celebrate World Book Day next Thursday the 7th March, we are having a non-uniform Day. All students may dress up as a character from their favourite book, e.g. characters from the Harry Potter books, from Roald Dahl or any book at all that the children are currently reading. Prizes will be given for the most original costume.
We would encourage parents to use characters from books rather than Disney characters, and, if making a costume for your child, use simple materials and enjoy the experience of creating a costume together.
On the day, please ensure that your child wears warm clothes under their outfits and flat shoes for yard. We will look forward to having a great day of storytelling, tales and adventure.
We are running 5 more weeks of Wizz Kids over the months of April to June
Dates: 30th April, 14th May, 21st May, 28th May, 11th June
Cost: €25 euro (€5 per week)Please pay this money to Ms. Nulty or Ms. O’ Donovan.
Ms Nulty and Ms. O Donovan are starting a Wizz Kids after school club. Wizz Kids will run on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30
We aim to:
- promote learning through fun
- work on phonics through play
- learn mathematical concepts through play
Wizz Kids will help the children revise elements of literacy and numeracy that is being taught in school. Learning will be play-based through hands on activities, group work and songs.
We will be trialing Wizz Kids for 4 weeks before Christmas.
Dates: Tuesday 27th November, 4th December, 11th December and 18th December.
Costs: €20 for four weeks(€5 per week). Money should be paid in advance to Ms Nulty or Ms Donovan by Thursday 22nd of November. First Come First Served.
Audience: Junior and Senior Infants.