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Attendance 2018/2019 School Year

The school has a Three Year Attendance Plan that aims to improve pupil attendance over the course of the three years 2018 – 2021. We have a number of initiatives in the school to assist with improving attendance – monthly rewards for pupils and classes at assembly, pupil rewards for full attendance each term, text alerts to parents after 5 and 10 days absence and letters from the principal to parents after 15 and 20 days as absence reminders. Our targets for this year were: Improvement of 0.5% on baseline data (overall attendance for the year 2017/2018 which was...
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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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Term 2 in Third Class

Term 2 in Third Class

We have been busy this term in Ms. Greene’s 3rd class. We have been learning loads and have had a lot of fun doing so. Check out what we have been up to over the last few weeks below! 🙂 http://sacredheartsns.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Ms_Greenes_3rd_Class_360p.mp4
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Bringing virtual reality into the 21st c...

On Tuesday the 26th of March six children from our school went to St. Marks school to participating in bringing the virtual reality into the 21st Century. We walked to their school because it was only around the corner from our school. When we got their we listened to a choir and a band. We listened to a few speeches’ even MR O’Leary our old principal was there.  When the speeches were over we got a bag of sweets and a few people came around with VR headsets. While we were enjoying our goodies the principals got presented with an award. The award was a plaque with the...
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Maths Eyes

Maths Eyes

  In January 2019 we went to Sean Walsh park and we did a maths eyes sheet. We had to look around the park to find answers for the sheet. It was freezing outside. We walk around by Tallaght Stadium because it was really icy if we were to walk through the farm. We would have been freezing. When we got there we had to put on our maths eyes and one of the question’s was to find a pyramid in the sky which was the top of the square. Then we were walking back to school and it was past big lunch so we didn’t get to go on yard but we got lunch.:) Kai and...
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5th Class Trip to Santry

5th Class Trip to Santry

On Wednesday the 14th of November the whole of 5th class went to Santry in North Dublin. We left Tallaght at 9;30 and arrived around 10 past 10. On the bus I sat beside Makenzie behind us was Ryan and Lucy and in front of us was Kian and Katy. We all were so excited to go to Santry and run our last mile. The minute we got there we all get our seats got our t shirts and then we were the first ones called we all wore black t shirts. We all got down to where the start was and then we heard the whistle and off we went. The first bit it was ok but then we were going over small...
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5th class trip to the Jeannie Johnson Famine Ship

5th class trip to the Jeannie Johnson Fa...

5th class children have been learning about An Gorta Mór, The Great Famine, which happened in Ireland during 1845 – 1849. The children recently visited the Jeannie Johnson Famine ship located at Custom House Quay, Dublin. Some children from Ms Jenkins’ class wrote recounts of the trip. These a re located below. Please enjoy reading them.   Lauren White: On the 5th of February All 5th class went to The Jeannie Johnston in Town Dublin one. We left school at halve nine. On the bus Ms.Jenkins class sat downstairs Ms.Maye’s and Ms.Canavan’s sat...
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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...