Senior

Seachtain na Gaeilge and other activities - Senior Room

Recently we celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge. This year we revised Amhran na bhFiann, learned some Seanfhocals, completed a booklet revising the main themes in Gaeilge, and created some fun artwork for Lá Féile Pádraig. We’re also learning Glaoch na hÉireann (Ireland’s Call) which we will perform next week (video evidence to follow!)

We have also cover the topic of water safety in SPHE using the PAWS programme and learned the ABC of Water Safety. Having completed the genre of Report Writing, we wrote reports on our favourite animals and finally, we revised the meaning of and reason for, the season of Lent, in the run up to Easter, writing about some of the ways we can be our “Best Self” during this time.

Budding Engineers in the Senior Room

Our activities in the Senior Room during Engineering Week were great fun. First we had a workshop with All 4 Science in which the pupils made robotic hands. Then the pupils were given an engineering task which showed the talents and resilience of all pupils. The team spirit shown was amazing and everyone worked together to help each other until the projects were finished. Great fun was had ….have a look below at the amazing things they made. We have sky wheels, cars, mechanical fish, elevators, vacuum cleaners, bubble machine, lamp and even a Googly eyed gecko!!!!. Thanks to all the Mums and Dads who provided some equipment and helped out over the weekend with the tricky bits!!!

Update on the latest great work from the Senior Room!!

The pupils from 3rd to 6th have been very busy …..Have a look below…..Maths Week projects on Data, Halloween and Christmas Art, Science Week Demonstrations of Experiments (some very explosive!!) and some samples of what we covered in SESE, Gaeilge and SPHE

Christmas Fun Day

We had our annual Christmas breakfast morning and Santa visit for all the pupils on Friday 21st December. The Parents Reps had a yummy breakfast of sausages and rolls for the pupils with teas/coffees and treat for visiting parents. A huge thank you to all involved. It was a great way to start off the Christmas holidays!!. The BOM and staff would like to wish all our pupils and their families a very happy, safe and peaceful Christmas. See you all in January.

Scoil San Eoin - Annual Halloween Fundraiser Monday 29th October 2018

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The parents Reps, parent volunteers and the Board of Management are working really hard to ensure that this years fundraiser is a huge success. The much needed funds raised will be used for necessary resources in the school, and to ensure that the school building is maintained to a good standard.

This years event promises to be a great night. We have a spooky Halloween walk, followed by a disco and some brilliant raffle prizes.

We are encouraging all children and their parents to dress up on the night. A family concession ticket will be issued on Thurs 25th Oct prior to the event which entitles all pupils to enter with their family free of charge.

The fundraiser is open to all families outside of the school so feel free to invite all your friends and family to join us. There will be a very reasonable €5.00 entry for families outside of the school.

Below is a list of great prizes already donated. A full list of prizes will be available in the next few days.       

  • Family Pass for the ‘‘Scary Spider Search Tour’’ at the Wicklow Gaol (2 Adults & 3 Children)

  • Amber Springs Monster Mash Halloween Train Family Ticket

  • Jack Whites Dinner Voucher

  • Brewery Tour for Mickey Finns

  • Halloween Hamper/Selection of Treats

  • Bottle of wine

  • Box of Biscuits

Please remind all children to get busy filling their Fundraising Cards as prizes will also be available for each class group.

Cards are not due to be returned to school until after the midterm break on Weds 07th Nov to give everyone the opportunity to raise as much as they can.

Thank You for your cooperation and to all those who are giving their valuable time to help out before and on the night. It is much appreciated.

We hope everyone enjoys the Fundraiser!

 

Cumann na mBunscol - Help Needed

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The GAA coach Darren Hayden has asked if we would combine with Ballintemple NS to take part in the South Wicklow Cumann na mBunscol competition. As only 3rd / 4th or 5th / 6th can go at one time, I would be unable to bring the teams to the blitzes. Therefore we are calling on any parent/guardian who would have an interest in GAA and would be able to attend the blitzes to contact the school or Linda asap and we could work out a way of enabling the pupils to take part.

We think this would be a great opportunity for the pupils.

Please see attached link for fixtures list and information.

If you can be of any assistance please contact the school on 0404-41727 or via email

Thank You!

Happy Summer Holidays

It has come to that time of the year again, where we reflect on all the successful projects, initiatives and intra-curricular activities that was carried out in our school.

As you are all aware a lot of work went into the teaching and learning of the Peace Proms songs and actions. The children and parents truly enjoyed the wonderful, once in a life time experience where treasured memories will be relived in years to come.

A big ‘Thank You’ goes to Ms. Brennan for all her hard work in completing our project for Discover Primary Science & Maths, normally schools that enter receive a certificate in their first year but the wonderful work that the children produced enabled us to be awarded a Plaque!

Ms. Fitzgerald is responsible for the Active School Flag and all the children and staff have engaged in the steps, we are now more than half way through this programme and we hope in the next academic year to successfully obtain the ASF. We thank Ms. Fitzgerald for her continued support and guidance in this wonderful intra-curricular activity.

Yoga in the last term was greeted with open arms and the children truly benefitted from this activity. Our Roald Dahl workshop allowed the children to explore and expand their literacy thinking and “We are Writers” book resonates this. The children thoroughly enjoyed their I.T. classes with Ciaran Coughlan and the benefits of these classes are replicated in the high standard of power point presentations in their project work. Our Scholastic book fair was a great success and this is because of the parents of SSE and the wider community involvement.

I’d like to thank the parent class reps for their time, support and help during the school year. A big ‘Thank You’ goes to the parents who volunteered during the Bag Packing Fundraiser and other activities throughout the school year. A special ‘Thank You’ goes to our secretary (Mary), cleaner (Caroline) and caretaker (Maurice) for their dedication and great efforts in supporting the running of the school.

Well done to the true stars, the pupils of SSE. Every visitor that comes to our school and when we take trips outside of school, we are always complimented on how well mannered and well behaved the pupils are. Our Departmental subject inspection in Science 31st of May, was a golden opportunity for our pupils to shine. We are very proud of our report not only as our first published report but to be recognized of all the hard work that goes on in our school. This report may be viewed in the Inspectorate section on the Department of Education and skills website.

We look forward to exciting times ahead for SSE so expect building works during the summer months, where we will be welcoming an additional new classroom. We wish Ms. Brennan and Ms. Doyle the Best of Luck as they are moving on from SSE. May the lovely weather continue and may I ask the children/parents to be mindful of their safety during the summer holidays especially around water.

Ann-Marie Nuzum

Acting Principal

Senior Room Art

February has been a very busy month in the Senior room, beginning with a great night at the Peace Proms in the RDS. Over the following weeks the pupils have studied several different artists and created art pieces of their own. Everyone then worked really hard on an art project of their own - we had lots of interesting artists chosen and great presentations by all involved. Very well done to all in the Senior room.

Scoil San Eoin Reading Challenge

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As part of our celebration of:

 

  • World Book Day- Scoil San Eoin will celebrate World Book Day on 23rd April
  • Our School book fair. ( 9th-13th April)

 

 We would like to engage children in a reading challenge. All pupils in the school, including Junior and Senior Infants, are invited to take part in our Scoil San Eoin Reading Challenge where they read, or listen to an adult read, 6  or more of the following books. There will be a form in your child's homework folder next week where they can record the books that have been read and be in with a chance to win a €15 book voucher. The winner will be announced during book fair week.

  1. A book about an animal.
  2. A book with a female hero.
  3. A funny book
  4. A book about space
  5. A book about a family
  6. A book about being lost
  7. A book about helping others
  8. A prize winning book
  9. A book set in the sea
  10. A book with a movie
  11. A book with a famous illustrator
  12. A book written by an Irish author 

Happy reading!

 

Attention all Scoil San Eoin Cailiní

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Dear school ,

 my name is Philip Hamilton and I am an academy coach with the wdsl (Wicklow district schoolboys/girls league ) . We in the league oversee all underage soccer played in the county , as part of our continued development we have started an all girls academy at  under 10 - under 12 & under 14 . Girls soccer is the fastest growing sport in Ireland at the moment and we would like to offer all girls in Wicklow the opportunity to come to our next open training session in east Glendalough school Wicklow town this Sunday feb 11th  from 4.30 pm to 6pm .

 This is a great opportunity for girls who are either currently playing soccer or those who wish to start  and get coached by our group of qualified - garda vetted coaches .

I would be very grateful if you could pass this information on to all the girls in your school  and help them take the first step to possibly becoming the next Stephanie Roche !! Should you have any queries relating to our girls academy or if you would like to enquire into coaching sessions in your school please do not hesitate to get in touch ,

                 kind regards

                   Philip Hamilton

mob:087 2346162

email :events@wdsl.ie

Parents/Guardians access to school

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We would like to remind parents that access to the school via the back door before and during school is not permitted for health and safety reasons. This door is for pupils and staff members only. All parents and visitors to school must buzz either the office or a classroom, at the front door. We would also like to remind parents/guardians to check whether the issues they bring to the class teachers attention before school may be written on a note or email. If parents/guardians have an issue that they need to speak to the class teacher about, they should make an appointment via email or through Mary in the office.

We would like to reiterate that morning time is a valuable time for staff members to get ready for the day ahead either by gathering resources etc or discussing issues with other staff members. We ask that parents/guardians are respectful of the points above and are mindful of the impact disruptions, and visitors in the school building during these times, have on the pupils day and also their health and safety.  

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter. 

Billy's Buddy Bench!

Santa came early to Scoil San Eoin, with the delivery of a gorgeous handmade buddy bench from Billy Russel (Granddad to David and Jack Browne). It was a lovely surprise for the pupils, and will be something which will encourage the pupils to check on each other to make sure everyone has someone to talk to and is feeling alright, and also make sure that no one is upset or alone during break times. We're sure this bench will hold plenty of interesting conversations during its time in Scoil San Eoin! Thanks again Billy for sharing your talent and craftsmenship and your generosity to the pupils. 

A sample of our work from December

The Senior pupils have been very busy elves over the last couple of weeks. Not just preparing for their Christmas concert, but also working hard at other subjects. Have a look at a sample of their work below. 

A Great Night had at the Christmas Concert!

A fantastic night was had at the annual Christmas concert. It took on a slightly different format this year with a beautiful performance from the Brittas Bay choir. The pupils from all three classes did their parents and teachers proud on the night with their performances, and even got a chance to join in with the Brittas Bay choir for some carols at the end. A huge thank you to all that made it such a fun and festive night, including the choir, Parents Reps and parents, raffle prize sponsors and those who donated refreshments, members of the BOM and staff of the school. A huge thank you also to Susan and Roland for the use of the hall and audio equipment for practices, and on the night. The final tally is not in yet but approx 1100 euro was raised on the night for the school!

Videos of the show and the choir will be uploaded here in the week to come.

Christmas Concert Information

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The annual Christmas concert is taking place tomorrow night Dec 13th at 7.30. We hope to see all parents/guardians and extended families there for what promises to be a great night of Christmas cheer, with a special performance from the Brittas Bay Choir! Here is some information for the night. 

Senior pupils from Ms Greene's and Ms Nuzum's class are to be at the hall for 6:45 for a practise with the Brittas Bay choir. Junior pupils are to be there for 7pm. All pupils are to arrive in full costume, with their props, ready to go on stage. 

Any last minute raffle prizes can be dropped into the school office tomorrow. Any donations for refreshments can be given to the Parent Reps. 

See you there!

Operation Clean-Up!

A huge thank you to the parents who volunteered their time to clean up around the school and the garden over the weekend. Their energy and enthusiasm meant that the place looks fantastic and it was very uplifting for pupils and staff to arrive on a crisp winter morning to see the place so tidy and maintained. Hopefully with their efforts and the addition of a caretaker in the New Year, the school will be back to its previous glory! Thanks again to : Helen and Thomas Browne, Cathy Nolan, Michelle Redmond , John Cleary and Patrick Brennan, Jill Power and John Breen.