Kahoot in 6th

Kahoot Quiz in 6th class on local history using tablets  #STEM #DIGITAL LEARNING

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Handball Leagues

On Monday some of our boys are going to Russell Park to represent Dublin in the Leinster Handball Leagues

U 13 Team members are

Nathan O’ Donoghue

Ruairi Kirby

Patrick O Donnell

U 11 

Kevin Scally

Luke Simmonds

Rory O Farrell

Niall O’ Grady

Roisin Kirby will  be representing the girls on Tuesday

We hope they have a great day and play to the best of their ability

St Brigid’s Day Mass

We had  a lovely mass today said by Fr. Coughlan on the first day of Spring.  Ms. Mahon organised several children to say the Prayers of the Faithful , the readings and to bring up the gifts. We were all very impressed with how beautifully they all read.


Inner City Helping Homeless

Today we had a visit from Pauline of  the ICHH charity. Last November Ms. Catherine O’ Brien organised a collection and our school donated over 600 shoeboxes filled with essential items and gifts to the homeless of our city. We also had a Christmas Jumper Day  and Jersey Day which together with staff donations raised a further €671.40 for this cause. Pauline was so grateful that she asked to come in to thank the children in person.  She visited a few classes and them about the work the charity does. She showed them a ziploc bag containing essential hygiene items . They give 800 of these bags out every week . She also told the children how their shoeboxes had made such a difference to so many this Christmas.

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

This is a disease caused by a group of viruses which usually affects young children. It causes blisters on hands and feet and mouth ulcers inside the cheeks and on the tongue. They may also have a sore throat and high temperature. These symptoms last for 7–10 days.

Is it dangerous?

No. All make a full recovery.

Is it the same as foot and mouth disease in cows?

No. A completely different virus causes foot and mouth disease in cows.

How is it spread?

The virus is spread by coughs and sneezes, and is also found in the faeces of infected children. Some children infected do not have symptoms but can still pass the virus on to others.

Is there any treatment?

There is no specific treatment for hand, foot and mouth disease – it is usually a mild and self-limiting illness. If a child feels unwell paracetamol may help. Antibiotics and creams or ointments for the blisters are not effective. Children recover just as quickly without them.

What is the incubation period?

Symptoms start 3-5 days after exposure to the virus.

How long are children infectious?

Children who are ill are infectious. Also they may carry the virus in their faeces for many weeks after they have recovered and so can continue to pass on infection.

How long should children stay away from school?

Children who are unwell should be kept off school until they are feeling better. Keeping children off school for longer than this is unlikely to stop the virus spreading. There may be other children in the school who appear well but are spreading the virus.

How can spread be prevented?

Since the virus is found in faeces, scrupulous attention must always be paid to hand washing after using the toilet.

Can you catch it more than once?

Yes, but children who are ill during an outbreak at school or nursery are unlikely to get it again during the same outbreak.

If you suspect your child has  any symptoms please consult your GP.