Today two representatives from Coolmine Therapy Centre visited 3rd class an£ spoke to the children about how much there collection of €360 would help people who are trying to give up drugs and get their lives back on track. The children explained how they had raised the money and presented a cheque.
We are very proud of the effort made by this class to help others who would be facing a bleak future without the help they receive from Coolmine.
Senior Infants Rooms 5 and 6 went on a tour of the village today. They visited the site of the old post office which is now a dentists and then they saw St Brigid’s well. They also stopped at the site of the old school.
The children in Ms. Walker’s 3rd class have been testing out our new ipad set and Blue Bot floor robot set this week. They have been working in groups learning to code their floor robots with the Blue Bot app and mats.
The judges have decided that the four distinction certificates would go to Room 6 Ms. Corry Room 13 Mr. Galway, Room 23 Ms O’Brien Room 26 Mr. Harrison . The overall best door award went jointly to Mr. Lowery Room 31 and Ms.Doyle Room 32. Athens standard was so high that a certificate was awarded to all classes for outstanding displays. Well done everyone
The Green Schools Committee had a fun event last week. Each class was asked to decorate their door as a “green door” featuring an environmental awareness theme. The judges were blown away by the response and the creativity on display. Here’s a taste of what they saw,
Community Games preparation has started in earnest. This is a wonderful opportunity for children attending our school to participate on a local level in the hope of representing their community, Castleknock.
Primarily the Community Games is about participation and having fun for children, parents , guardians and grandparents alike. Thankfully there is no shortage of children wanting to enter the events but due to lack of adult volunteers, we have been unable to register for certain competitions.
The entry forms will be distributed shortly and we would ask any adults with an interest or experience in coaching any event to contact us .
The Community Games season is relatively short, 4- 8 weeks but your contribution could last a lifetime , giving a child treasured memories of their Community Games experience.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the tour given by Gerry Davis today. Gerry told them all about the college history and in particular the castle, it’s Norman origins and the Tyrell family who built it. The children were impressed about how far you could see from the castle top- a view stretching across Dublin. Before we left we were treated to a snack of juice and biscuits in the school “ref”. A nice end to a lovely day.
Today is the first day of Catholic Schools Week 2020. Today, we think of the beauty of the world that God created for us. Our world is a gift from God. We can see the beauty of God’s world all around us if we stop and look. When we take time to see the beauty of our world, we can learn how important it is and we can remember to thank God for the beauty of his creation. Lord, help us to live like you taught us to. Together we pray the prayer that Jesus taught us: Our Father …
Consider how we treat each other in our school. Think about the words we use every day when we talk to each other in our school. Do we use nice words? Do we help people when they are sad? Are we good friends to each other?
Grandparents and older relatives and friends are a special gift in our lives. They watch over us as we grow and are often some of the most important teachers in our lives. They deserve to be appreciated and cared for and we must always show them the respect and dignity that they show us
How can we say make the world a better, cleaner place to live in? Reflect on the school Green Flag work. Look at all the Green themed doors . Do we turn off our lights? Do we waste water? Do we pick up rubbish? When we make the world a better place to live in, we are helping to make God’s creation as beautiful and wonderful as it can be.
Jesus wants us to be a school that lives like he did. Sometimes we pray together to God. Sometimes we sing songs about how much Jesus loves us. When we see a cross it helps us to remember that God has promised to love us forever. When we are kind to each other, we are being more like Jesus.
Local History week got off to a great start today with the outdoor classroom display which included old school bikes and bales of hay. Some older classes ran a local history Kahoot Quiz in the stem room. Tomorrow 4th will visit Castleknock College and Senior Infants will visit the Village Pump and see the Old Post Office.