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.
Click Here for the Online History Quiz.
Top scorers will be entered in a raffle before the mid term. Paper versions will be available to print next week.
15 questions … and spellings and capitals matter online so be careful !
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 2020
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.
Mary 086 8510916
Ms. Moriarty’s 5th class had great fun learning to code using Dance Party on code.org today.
Also we sent a cheque for nearly €1000 to the Sonas Women’s Refuge this week. This was raised on the Festive Friday before Christmas and we were delighted to further support this local cause.
Congratulations to Ms. O’Hallora’s third class who raised a lot of money today when they hosted a cake sale in their classroom in aid of Coolmine. We were really impressed with the beautiful cakes and buns they brought in . They worked very hard selling and collecting money and were very friendly and patient when other classes visited.
Thanks also to the other 3rds for buying the cakes!
We will have the total amount they raised on Monday .
Next week is going to be a busy but fun week in Saint Brigid’s! It is our Local History /Geography Week and every class are researching various aspects of our locality. We will have presentations from children, displays in the corridors and classrooms , visits to the old classroom and lots more.
On Friday we will have a ” Treasures of Castleknock ” exhibition. We hope some children, during the week , will bring in some items connected with the History of Castleknock and surrounding areas and be able to tell a story about the significance of their artefact . It could be anything from an old football jersey to a stub for the Zoo. All items will be stored safely and returned afterwards.
Watch out for an eye catching display near the main gate as you approach the school on Monday
Please send any items for the attention of Mr. Mac Cann.
4th class were sad to say goodbye to Amy on Friday. Amy leaves us to move to Australia. We wish Amy and her sisters,Hannah, Holly and Eva well in their new adventure and hope Amy keeps in touch. She brings a Brigid’s jersey, a book about our school and a class card with her as mementos..