We would like to thank Aoife Kelly from CybersafeKids for facilitating all the talks to the children in St. Brigid’s & running the webinar for our parents.
Attached is a cybersafety guide and some resources for any parent who was unable to make the webinar last night.
Resources for Empowering Parents
What a spooky morning it was in the Infant building today!
Take a look at some of the classes coding with Bee Bots, WeDo 2.0 Lego, Minecraft and Dance party Hour of Code activities.
WeDo Lego coding 5th class
Bee Bot coding in Senior Infants
Hour of Code 6th
Listen to the great Halloween singing from the children in Room 5!
A Cyber Safety webinar for parents will take place on Thursday the 21st of October at 7.30pm.
This webinar will be facilitated by Aoife Kelly from CyberSafeKids Ireland (www.cybersafekids.ie).
The Zoom link and details are below:
Webinar ID: 892 3098 8000
The remaining 6th classes took part in virtual STEM sessions with the DreamSpace team today. It was a fantastic experience for all the children. They learned lots about the world of STEM, mixed reality, artificial intelligence and also coded with MicroBits. Lots of complicated code was written and tested!
Thanks to Niamh and Michael of Microsoft DreamSpace for facilitating the sessions today. We look forward to hopefully making an actual visit some day soon.
A big well done to Vincent from 5th class who took home three paralympic medals at the weekend, for javelin, shot put and discus!
Vincent’s Mum kindly agreed for us to share his picture below. What a fantastic achievement!
Two of our 6th classes took part in virtual coding and STEM sessions with Corey from the DreamSpace team today. It was an amazing experience for all the children and they learned so much about the world of STEM, coded with microbits and even designed a rock, paper, scissors game themselves!
Thanks to the DreamSpace Team for facilitating us and hopefully we will get to visit at some stage in the future.
The other two 6th classes have their sessions to look forward to next week.
The children in Ms. O’Halloran’s 3rd class held a raffle recently in aid of Coolmine Rehab Centre. They raised an amazing total of €485! Well done all!
Are you interested in becoming a member of our Parent Teacher Association?
The P.T.A. committee consists of 10 parents and 5 teachers. The aims of the P.T.A. are to support the school “in offering the best possible learning opportunities to our pupils”, to organise social events for parents and pupils and to fundraise. Members also provide a parental view at School Development Planning meetings and with policy development.
Due to Covid restrictions and the disrupted year we had last year, many members of the Committee have agreed to stay on. However, we have a few vacancies. If you can commit to our P.T.A. for a year, please complete the form your child will bring home today and return it to the office by Friday 8th October
If joining the Committee is not for you, you can add your name to our list of helpers by texting the PTA phone on 086 4523838 indicating that you would like to volunteer as a helper.