What a wonderful day we all had yesterday at the School Sports. The sun shone high in the sky . We walked up at half nine and the racing kicked off at ten. The children sat and watched as they waited for their races to be called. There were a few tumbles in the sack race and a few golf balls flying off the spoons in the “egg and spoon race but nobody minded. The teachers and parents all remarked how well behaved the children were and there was not a piece of litter left on the pitch after the races ended.
Congratulations to all the children who raced so well and had such good fun doing it.
More photos on our website here or on flickr here
A new language curriculum has been developed And will be implemented next year from Junior infants to 2nd class. In order to facilitate staff training we have been requested by the Department to close the school on June 10th.
Gardening in Ms O’ Briens class
Castleknock & Carpenterstown
New 2nd Level School – Opening 2017
Multi-denominational, Co-educational, Inclusive, Community College
The Department of Education and Skills is seeking to appoint a patron for the new 2nd level school for Castleknock & Carpenterstown. Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB is making an application for patronage with our Community College model. Parental demand is a key consideration for the Department in selecting a patron. Therefore, DDLETB is seeking parental Expressions of Interest as part of our application.
Public Information Evening
Date and Time: Wednesday 1st June 2016, at 7:30pm
Venue: Luttrellstown Community College, Porterstown Road, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
Hosted By: Dublin & Dún Laoghaire Education & Training Board
All members of the community are welcome!
• Find out more about Community Colleges
• Find out more about Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB
• Fill out an Expression of Interest form to show your preference for a Community College in Castleknock & Carpenterstown
The 3rd classes got a surprise in the yard today. We installed a magnetic wall game for them to play at break. There might be more games arriving in the other yards soon.
Another register your interest from was sent to parents today from the Edmund Rice Schools Trust.
6th classes had a lovely day at the Confirmation yesterday. Our thanks to Monsignor Thyne , Fr Coughlan and Fr. O’ Connor who together confirmed over 100 children. We also want to thank the four class teachers , Ms Kane, Ms Brennan, Mr. Byrne and Mr. Lowery who prepared the children so well.The Confirmation Choir always adds a little magic to the occasion. You might not know that Mrs. Williams and the pupils from 4th and 5th begin preparing their hymns in early January and we are grateful to them also.
Afterwards the guests were invited to partake of some refreshments in the Hall and the newly confirmed pupils went to the 6th class corridor for a well earned snack. We especially want to thank Ann Delaney and the PTA for managing the refreshments and the parents from 5th class who sent in cakes and buns.
Senior Infants went to Marley Park and Imaginosity yesterday on their tour.
Mr. Barry Lane from IBM visited some 2nd classes this week . He explained to the children that it takes 2 million lines of instructions or code to program a computer game. He then asked the children to pretend he was a robot and they had to give him very simple and clear instructions in order for him to make a jam sandwich. This sounded very easy but proved really hard. The language they used had to be very exact or the robot would do the wrong . They had to include how to get the jam out of the pot, onto the bread and spread it using the knife.
” Scoop out some jam and put it on the bread” ” Put the jam on the bread” “Spread the jam with the knife”
“Spread the jam on the bread” ” Move the knife from side to side”
The Department of Education and Skills has recently announced that it will open a new second- level school in 2017 in the Castleknock and Carpenterstown area. The new school is needed because of significant demographic growth in both areas. No site has yet been identified for the new school but it will open in September 2017.
The Minister for Education and Skills has invited school patron bodies/prospective school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of this new post-primary school. A number of patron bodies have expressed interested in taking up this opportunity and are attempting to offer information.
One of the interested patrons is CEIST (Catholic Education an Irish Schools’ Trust). CEIST is currently patron of 110 Catholic voluntary schools around Ireland. Details of our ethos and mission, as well as our schools, are available on our website, www.ceist.ie. CEIST is interested in offering parents in the Castleknock and Carpenterstown areas the choice of a free, Catholic, co-educational secondary school.
Ceist will hold a meeting for interested parents and Boards of Management on Monday, May 23rd at 8pm in Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre (the Community Centre attached to St Patrick’s NS). CEIST will outline their vision for a new Catholic second-level school.
Parents (of children in First up to Fifth Classes in the existing schools in the area) are encouraged to sign expressions of interest for their preferred option for another second- level school. These expressions of interest are not commitments for anyone.