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Every School Day Counts – 20 Day C...

Our school took part in the TESS (Tusla Educational Support Service) Every School Day Counts – 20 Day Challenge during the month of November 2019. You will recall we had  a very successful Poster Competition in October to raise awareness of the importance of attending school every day which had a positive impact on school attendance during November. During assembly this week, 105 pupils were presented with certificates of Full Participation in the Every School Day Counts – 20 Day Challenge and tickets for a small raffle draw whereby 25% of the pupils won a...
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Poster Competition – “Every ...

Heartiest congratulations to all our pupils who took part in the “Every School Day Counts” Poster Competition here in the school last month. Teachers have commented very positively on the discussions and conversations that they observed and heard while pupils were engaged in designing their posters. It is no surprise therefore, to say that the standard of the posters designed and entered by pupils was extremely high. Our HSCL teacher Aine and SCP Project Worker Amy had a very difficult task shortlisting the posters to be considered for the awarding of one prize...
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Every School Day Counts

Tulsa are launching a rebranding of their initiatives around Attendance, Retention and Participation in education with the introduction of TESS (Tusla Education Support Service) which incorporates the Home School Community Liaison Scheme, The School Completion Programme and the Statutory Educational Welfare Service. The new brand will be launched in the Mansion House in Dublin on November 5th 2019. Attendance, Retention and Participation are the cornerstones of TESS. The primary focus of this campaign is on improved attendance, in order that students can attain the best...
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Creepy crawly visitors

Creepy crawly visitors

Collie Ennis, an expert in all things creepy and crawly visited our third and fourth class students today. The students got to see and learn about many different creatures including pythons, Tarantulas, African Land Snails, Stick insects, scorpions and toads. They learned about the importance of caring for these animals and how cool and amazing these creatures can be. Students learned all about the spiders amazing way of hunting and eating their prey and the fascinating life of snakes and other reptiles. It was a great day and many of the students are doing fact files and...
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Engineers Week 2019

Engineers Week has been in full swing at the Sacred Heart Senior School. All classes have been busy designing and building different engineering projects. Children in both 5th and 6th classes have taken part in engineering workshops at the Tallaght stadium. These activities were part of South Dublin County Council’s programme for Engineers week. At school the children have been very busy making ‘Wigglebots’ , ‘Paper bridges’ and ‘Spaghetti and Marshmallow Towers’ . We also started our ‘Buddy Engineering’ which involved children from 5th class talking...