The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment is conducting a review of Relationship and Sexuality Education in Primary and Post-Primary Schools.
It is seeking the views of teachers and parents on this topic and has prepared an online survey for parents, post-primary students and teachers. They would like as many parents as possible to complete the surveys below, to ensure that this review is as comprehensive as possible.
Online survey for parents/guardians
Online survey for teachers/educators
Online survey for post-primary students
We hope you all received a pack lately which contained useful HSE publications on RSE, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. The pack also included a letter which outlined our plans for this term as part of our School Self Evaluation process and our School Improvement Plan. One area of concentration for us is the whole idea of "reframing our thinking" and encouraging our pupils to have "Growth Mindsets". Each week we will display a "thought for the week" in all classrooms and we will ask the pupils to focus on this specific suggestion. The thought for the week will be added to our website each week so that you are aware of it also and can encourage your child in the same way at home. We hope you will find this useful.
The Christmas newsletter has just been added to our existing bank of newsletters here on our website. It is titled "Newsletter Christmas 2018" so you should be able to find it quite easily. Happy reading!
The Staff, Parents' Association and Board of Management have been very busy recently reviewing and updating policies. Some new ones have been added to our website while changes have been made to others. All new policies and amendments to existing policies have been ratified by the Board of Management. These include The Enrolment Policy, Accident and Injury Policy, Special Education Needs Policy, Critical Incidents Policy, Administration of Medicines Policy, Dignity at Work Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy, Health and Safety Statement and Code of Behaviour. Having these available on our web-site ensures access for parents/guardians and interested parties at all times. If you require a hard copy of any of our policies, please contact the school office.
Second class had an activity laden morning on Wednesday as they travelled to Carlow library to take part in the Go Fly Your Kite workshop. The children learned all about aerodynamics and the history of flight. The workshop finished with the children designing and assembling their own kites which they got to bring home. A fabulous morning was had by all and a great addition to our Science Week 2018!
A Parents’ Association meeting was held in the school on 5th November. Our new committee are full of enthusiasm and positivity and have great plans for ways through which we can improve the overall school experience for our pupils. The committee members are…
Wren, Créd, Nuadha and Dubhlacha Stynes entered the CoderDojo DojoCon
Hackathon on recently in theNewpark Hotel Kilkenny which was held in
association with Institute of Technology Carlow, one of the primary
sponsors and collaborators in DojoCon 2018.
At the Hackathon, they heard from aeronautical engineer and astronaut
Norah Patten who hopes to be the first Irish woman on the moon and
they learned how to build a virtual maze and rob a bank, a virtual
bank with virtual money! They thoroughly enjoyed their experience and
Wren, as part of an international female team The Wolves won in their
category (7-9 year olds) for speed and accuracy!
She is pictured here with her team Simone and Charlie from
Montpellier, France being presented with her prize by Peadar O'Goill
from TG4 hit science programme, Is Eolaí Mé.