We would like to create and environment where children will acquire and develop the necessary knowledge and skill to become independent, confident learners – where they will develop their self-esteem to enable them to express and achieve their full potential. We will endeavour to broaden each child’s experience to help them become spiritual, well-balanced and tolerant individuals with a respect for themselves and others.
On Thursday we met Sandra. Sandra spent the day teaching us about biodiversity. We learned all about the plants and animals we can find in our school garden. We learned about all the amazing little birds we see everyday and barely even notice. We covered a range of topics from flora and fauna to pollution in our environment. After that, We had the chance to head outside where we looked for plants and animals that we’d like to sketch. Have a look for yourself! https://twitter.com/dmsnsbalgaddy/status/1405615918449934340?s=21
Boys and girls, We are sure that you are looking forward to the great day planned tomorrow! To help the day be as much fun as possible please remember these things: * It’s a non uniform day * Bring your own hand sanitizer if you have it * Be prepared for the weather - sun cream may be needed * Be in school on time - the activities begin at 9:00 * HAVE FUN! Take a look at the video children in Mr. Butler’s class made: https://twitter.com/dmsnsbalgaddy/status/1405491370765262849?s=21
On Wednesday we spent our day working with Joan. We discussed how important flowers are. How they may look so small and fragile but really they are strong and resilient. The dandelion story inspired us to make the best of every situation. We then used recycled materials to make our own dandelions. Lennon explains it all in this video. Enjoy! https://twitter.com/dmsnsbalgaddy/status/1405246013816905735?s=21
Here are a few more of the interviews the children in 6th Class did with teachers in our school for the National Cumann na mBunscol Week. Take a look at interviews with Mr. Forde, Ms. Hill, Mr. Butler and Mr. Moran here: https://twitter.com/dmsnsbalgaddy/status/1404786204323811329?s=21 https://twitter.com/dmsnsbalgaddy/status/1404791059784388621?s=21 https://twitter.com/dmsnsbalgaddy/status/1405161945829888005?s=21 https://twitter.com/dmsnsbalgaddy/status/1405163870952558594?s=21
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), As previously announced, we are delighted to be hosting our very own funfair this Friday June 18th in Divine Mercy SNS. We are aware that a large number of children have not paid their book money for the current academic year (2020-2021) and as a result are not covered by the school insurance as the first €6 of the first €50 payment is the insurance premium. At minimum this €6 needs to be paid for your child to participate in the Funder and Lightning funfair. If you have not paid please do so as a matter of urgency. This can be made by sending the money into the school or paying via Aladdin Connect. If you have any problem making this payment please contact the school. To make the day run as smoothly as possible, we would like our students to be aware of the following for the day: • Have the permission slip signed and returned to class teacher • Be weather aware – sun cream/rain gear needed on the day • Inform teacher in advance of any dietary or medical needs • Packed lunch and lots of water • Non uniform day The school day will run as normal. Fifth and Sixth classes will start at 08:50 and Third and Fourth classes at 09:00. We would advise for them to arrive promptly as the day will begin straight away. The school day will also finish as normal with Fifth and Sixth classes finishing at 14:30 and Third and Fourth classes at 14:40. We would like to once again reassure you that we will be following all COVID-19 guidelines on the day. The final countdown is on for ‘Funder and Lightning’ and we can’t wait! Regards, Regina Halpin, Principal
On Tuesday we worked with Joan and Bryan. The theme of the day was history and map making. We learned so many interesting facts and then got the chance to create our own maps too. We learned about the history of the IMMA building and a little about the Vikings who sailed up the Liffey to make what is now Dublin. Check out the video here: https://twitter.com/dmsnsbalgaddy/status/1404764075838656516?s=21
We thought we would begin the National Cumann na mBunscol Week by showing you a few interviews the children in 6th Class did with teachers in our school, finding out a bit more about their involvement in GAA and how they got started playing. We will be putting a few of these up every day this week so remember to check them out and take a few tips from some great hurlers, footballers and camogie players! We started with interviews with Mr. Dooley and Mr. Lynch. Take a look at them here: https://twitter.com/dmsnsbalgaddy/status/1404454503928242184?s=21 https://twitter.com/dmsnsbalgaddy/status/1404456384519933957?s=21
This week room 7 will be showcasing the work we did during IMMA week. On Monday we spent the day learning all about IMMA, what a museum is, who works there and how important they are. We did so much work during IMMA week that each day needs its own video. Our IMMA series is hosted by Lennon Metzger. We hope you enjoy it! See you tomorrow for the first video!
Well done to everyone who designed a poster for the upcoming Funder and Lightning funfair. The standard was very high and you will be able to see the winners here. A special congratulations goes to Edward in 6th Class, Sabira in 5th Class, Ellie Sue in 4th Class and Brooke in 3rd Class who were winners in their year group.
We are looking forward to taking part in the National Cumann na mBunscol Week next week to celebrate 50 years of Cumann na mBunscol. Keep checking the school app, Twitter or Facebook for some fun videos and photos to see how important GAA is in our school!
The children in 6th class had the opportunity to watch a live-streamed theatre performance from the Ark today. We watched “What did I miss?” By Shaun Dunne. It was about missing out on events, such as confirmations, graduations and birthdays, due to the global pandemic. The children really enjoyed the performance.
Don’t forget that this year's Book Fair is going ahead tomorrow and Friday. We are holding it in the hall where we will have plenty of room to enable social distancing and all involved will be adhering to all the procedures we have in place regarding hand sanitising, face coverings etc... As well as being a wonderful opportunity for your children to purchase reading material for themselves over the summer, it is also our best fundraiser to provide class novels to all our students. We hope you will support us with it again this year. Please find attached a catalogue with examples of books on sale to look over with your child at home and how to place orders. Also note that all children will have a chance to view the full library on display prior to any purchase. Thanks in advance for supporting our Book Fair! Kind regards, Regina Halpin Mary Hyland https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4128_20210602140912.pdf
All of the the children have been asked to design a poster to promote our upcoming Funder and Lightning funfair! We are looking forward to showing you some of the class winners over the next few days. Well done to the children in Mr. Dooley’s class who made this brilliant display!
Dear Parents/Guardians, Please note that there is no increase in your child’s Book Rental Fee for 2021/2022 and your child will receive all school books, stationery, insurance, art & Craft materials and D.F.L. materials for €100.00. This must be paid on or before this Friday (June 11th). Cash payment can be sent in to the current class teacher or Rental can be paid by debit/credit card in the office to Bernie. We also have an online payment facility to accommodate parents/guardians who would like to pay online through the Aladdin Connect app. Thank you for all those who support the Book Rental Scheme in our school and we look forward to providing this important service to your child again this coming school year. Kind Regards, Regina Halpin, Principal.
Last week we had the most wonderful opportunity to work with the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Our class spent the week creating and curating wonderful pieces of art as part of the space to learn program with IMMA. Have a look at some of the amazing things we got to do this week. We can’t tell you how much fun we had. We are currently using our schools green screen to create a wonderful video to showcase all that we got done.
All of the boys and girls in Ms. Dee’s class have been busy learning all about Lámh! Lámh is a manual sign system used by adults and children with intellectual disability and communication needs in Ireland. Click on the link below to look at our video to see some of the signs that we learned! https://twitter.com/dmsnsbalgaddy/status/1398205358720552963?s=21
Congratulations to Hayden in Room 16 who selected the name for our eagerly anticipated funfair - “Funder and Lightning!” This unique experience is on Friday 18th June and it will be a fantastic way to end the school year. Permission slips were sent out yesterday and payment can be made via Aladdin Connect or sending the money into the school.
Parents/Guardians FYI: Adamstown Cricket Club is based in Corkagh Park with two pitches and new training net facilities. They are also developing a pitch in Adamstown. This is your closest cricket club to your school and they would love to have your children down to play. Please contact 0863556814 or 0860474230 for more information on training times for your child's age group. Parents also more than welcome! All ages catered for!
Parents/Guardians, We are looking forward to welcoming back all the boys and girls tomorrow and as you know the Return to School Declaration form must be completed after every absence and school or class closure. The declaration is available for you to complete now on Aladdin Connect. If you cannot fill it in on Aladdin please send in a written Declaration form. As previously, the chidren should wait at the railings for the staff on duty to direct them into the playground. Fifth and sixth classes will start at 8:50 am and third and fourth classes at 9:00 am. Again, there is no pressure around uniforms. Kind regards Regina
Ms. Murphy’s and Ms Brady’s classes are working on a lovely ‘Creative Schools’ project with the children’s writer Juliette Saumande. They have had great fun with Juliette already and are looking forward to the next two sessions. The project is based on the wonderful book ‘The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse.‘ This book is full of wonderful of advice and beautiful illustrations!
Room 7 were lucky enough to be part of the National Museum of Ireland - EARTH DAY event. We spent the week learning about our place in the solar system. This was to get us ready to learn all about the different stages Earth has gone through over the past millions of years. We had a fantastic time today learning all about fossils today! Happy Earth Day 2021
Room 7 have joined The Innocent Ireland Big Grow campaign. We planted beetroot, salad leaves, spinach, radish and peas on Friday. We are already starting to see some growth! We are so excited to see the results over the next few weeks!
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