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TG4 Cúla 4 Ar Scoil

While the programming is aimed at children attending Gaelscoileanna, it is equally beneficial for all children for some Gaeilge lessons. The programmes are divided into different sections aimed at different age groups as can be seen from the lesson plans in the screenshot above. The shows are broadcast daily on TG4 at 10.00 Monday to Friday but can also be accessed on Youtube or on the Cula 4 Ar Scoil Player at https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/cula4-ar-scoil/ (Tip: scroll down to the bottom of the page to access different episodes.) Bainigí taithneamh agus sult...
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RTE Home School Hub

  The RTE Home School Hub broadcast daily Monday to Friday at 11.00 on Network 2 featuring three teachers, Múinteoir Ray, Múinteoir John and Múinteoir Cliona who may already be known to some TG4 viewers as Aifric teach three short lessons daily aimed at children in First to Sixth Class. The programmes are proving very successful with both parents and children judging by the feedback on Twitter #rtehomeschool.   If you miss any of the lessons, you can catch up on any of the previous lessons and the accompanying activity sheets at https://www.rte.ie/learn/ In a...
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Attendance – Term 2 – 2019/2...

Due to Covid 19 School Closures, it was not possible to present attendance certificates as usual at the end of term to pupils with Full Attendance. Instead using our Class Dojo system 61 children (23%), were awarded their certificate for Full Attendance—Term 2 by having it uploaded and approved on their ePortfolio. Attendance records for January and February show an improvement over the figures for previous years. However our March attendance records show a considerable drop over the course of the two weeks, first week we had an average of 90.2%, dropping in the...
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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...