Letters were recently sent out explaining changes to the new Drumcondra Reading Tests. These letters also explained a little about how these test scores should be interpreted. Copies of these letters as PDF files have been added on the OUR SCHOOL section of this website under POLICIES, as you may wish to refer to them and may not be able to lay your hands on the original copy. One letter is entitled "Information re. School Reports and Testing (2nd-6th)" and there is a second one whose title is" Information re. School Reports and Testing (1st Class)".
By now our pupils should be well aware of the possibility of “growing your brain” and are familiar with growth mindset ideals. Should you wish to refresh yourselves on the prompts that the pupils were given each week, they are featured below. To summarise the content of our lessons we have booked a performance for the pupils entitled “NED’s Mindset Mission!” Through this performance the students will learn
On 3rd and 4th April the pupils in 4th-6th classes were visited by Ger Brick who gave enlightening talks on Internet Safety and Cyber-Bullying. Pupils were informed about the importance of respectful communication, privacy settings and passwords and the dangers of passing on personal information among other things. On the evening of 4th April, Ger gave a talk for parents which included information on Parental Controls, what to watch for in the case of Cyber-Bullying and the importance of controlling gaming time and content. Feedback from those who were present was very positive. Crime Prevention Officer, Garda Peter McConnon was also present and he highlighted the dangers associated with misuse of Information Technology and acknowledged that it is vital that parents are aware of how their children are engaging with on-line apps and games.   ...
A huge thank you to all who supported our Parents' Association Easter Raffle this year.
Our Easter newsletter has just been posted. Enjoy the holidays and we'll see you back in school on Monday 29th April.
Our latest newsletter which will keep you up to date with all the happenings in the school has just been added to our website.