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Attendance – Term 1 – 2019/2...

Today in the school, 41 children (15%), were presented with a certificate and prize for Full Attendance—Term 1. However, our overall attendance statistics for December (down from 90.4% last year to 87. 4%) are not as good as anticipated due to the high levels of pupil absences this month, particularly on the three Fridays in December where 44 or 45 pupils were recorded as absent. Class Number of Pupils Third 10 Fourth 11 Fifth 11 Sixth 9 ...
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Developing empathy through STEM activities in Ms Jenkins’ 6th Class.

Developing empathy through STEM activiti...

Hi, This term Ms Jenkins’ 6th class took part in an exciting STEM project in conjunction with the local college, TU Dublin – Tallaght. Two engineers from the college, Gerry & Lucy, visited our classroom every Friday for four weeks. The children engaged in STEM activities in the classroom. These activities helped to further develop the children’s empathy and understanding of the difficulties and challenges people might encounter when living in Dublin in the year 2100. The children very much enjoyed the STEMpathy activities. Some of the children had a...
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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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Dingle Jam

Dingle Jam

Dingle Jam 25/9/19 One day in Sacred Heart SNS Ms Mayes 6th class went to the cookery room to make raspberry jam. We made raspberry jam with Ms Gleason. We had to get raspberry’s put them in a pot and mash them up. We had to wait until it started boiling. We then measured out our sugar and put it in the oven and wait for five minutes it was really fun.  We added the sugar to the jam and left it to simmer in the pot. When we got are jars we got the jam and fill the jars up with jam. Then we got to name are jams and I named mine Dingle jam. Then we got our jam and took...
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Science Week 2019

Science Week 2019

We had a great week celebrating Science Week with lots of activities taking place during the week. Patrick Hunt from Heritage in schools came in and worked with children in 5th class. The children learned all about the importance of trees. The theme of this year’s Science Week was climate action and climate change. Children from all grades were busy working on science experiments and learning about some very famous scientists. The 6th class children went on a visit to TU Tallaght, where they learned all about the solar system. Children in other grades got to see examples...
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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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Our T-Shirt designs

Our T-Shirt designs

In Mr. Maguires class, we have been painting T-Shirts. some of us decided to paint the Irish rugby jersey to support Ireland in the world cup in Japan. Some other people painted different patterns and designs on the jerseys. We used blank T-Shirts and poster paint to create our jerseys. Check some of our designs out below. ...