Junior

Super Troopers Programme starting Weds 09th Oct

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All pupils from all classes will be commencing the Super Troopers programme today 09th October at Scoil San Eoin.

This is a Health Homework programme that teaches children about leading a healthy balanced lifestyle by focusing on physical activity, wellbeing and nutrition.

The programme encourages children to increase their activity levels by setting physical activity homework every night. The Health Homework Journals also contain wellbeing challenges, extra tips on looking after overall health, information on nutrition and healthy recipes helping children to be fit and healthy in mind and body.

Each pupil will receive the following today:

  • Super troopers 4 week challenge

  • A letter for each pupil’s parent/carer explaining in detail how Super Troopers work

This programme will also be part of the active flag and will go towards helping us gain our active flag at Scoil San Eoin this year.

We encourage all pupils and their families to participate in the programme.

There is a great section dedicated to parents on the website www.supertroopers.ie for lots of helpful tips and information.

Happy Exercising!!!

European Sports Day -Senior Room

The senior room took part in European sports day and on the day completed lots of different sporting activities. We are encouraging children at Scoil San Eoin to be more active as part of our gaining our active flag.

Active Schools Week (08th-10th May)

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Next week is Active Schools Week from 08-10th May. Our aim is for Scoil San Eoin to receive our Active School Flag early next year. The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.

Our aims for the week and afterwards is to encourage the children to get more active, more often.

As part of this we have arranged lots of activities for the children to take part in.

  • Weds 08th May - Clara Jenkinson will be here to do tug of war and boxercise.

  • Thurs 09th May - The children will be doing dance classes with Laura Gannon where they will be listening to music, dancing and the older pupils will be learning a dance routine.

  • Friday 10th - The children will have their gymnastic classes but we will also have Alison Shanley in to do some GAA with the children.

In preparation for Active Schools week, can all parents please ensure that the children:

  • are wearing comfortable clothing & footwear (If weather is good, children are allowed to wear PLAIN navy shorts (no football shorts or other shorts).

  • Have extra drinks with lunches

  • are wearing sunscreen if weather is warm

Thank You

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.

Arklow Christmas Festival Colouring Comp

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The children in the Junior room have taken part in a colouring competition ran by the Arklow Municipal Council.

A winner will be chosen from each school and their pictures will be displayed in shop windows in Arklow Town.

An overall winning child will be chosen by Santa (names in hat) to help switch on the Christmas Tree Lights at Main Street Park in Arklow on Sat 24th November @ 04.30pm

This will be an exciting event with singing and a fireworks display.

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!

 

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

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 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. 

Road Safety Authority (RSA) Workshop

The children from Junior Infants to Second Class had their workshop first, followed by third class to sixth class. The workshops was enjoyed by all and the pupils enjoyed the power point presentations, learning all about safety and singing the Safe Cross Code. Complimnetary safety gifts were given to the children.

The Course Coordinator, Orlaith enjoyed her visit to Scoil San Eoin and her testimony speaks for itself, see below. Well done boys and girls!

"I just want to say a sincere thank you to you and all the staff at Scoil Eoin, for allowing me to visit your school and for the kindness and hospitality that was shown towards me.

The children in every single class were absolutely excellent  !  Having visited many schools I have to say the manners, respect and engagement of your students was top class!

I hope the students enjoyed my presentations and that you were happy with the service."

Cash for Clothes - A Great Success!

The Cash for Clothes Collection has been taken and the total has come to an amazing 400 euro! A huge thank you to the ladies, Cleo, Geraldine, Martina, Helen and Sandra, who organised it and braved the elements (while having a little fun!) to help sort and carry the bags of clothes. In total 118 bags were collected, with 5 rejected.  This was a fantastic fundraiser for the school and thank you to everyone who donated. 

Annual Christmas Concert - Wednesday 13th Dec

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Our Annual Christmas Concert takes place on Weds Dec 13th @ 7.30 pm in the ' Trinity Hall Redcross'.

Our pupils will be preforming

'Whoops a Daisy Angel' &

'Christmas around the world: The Real Saint Nick'.

There will also be an exciting special performance on the night from 'The Brittas Bay Choir'.

Refreshments will be available and a Christmas Raffle with amazing prizes to be won!!

Admission will be €5.00 per adult on the night, with a raffle ticket for an entry prize included.  All proceeds  in aid of Scoil San Eoin. 

All are welcome to attend for what promises to be a great night!!

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Annual Parent Teacher Meetings

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Parent Teacher meetings will be held on Tuesday 28th of November. Each parent/guardian has been assigned  a time slot with their class teacher and the Special Education teacher (if applicable). Please let the class teacher know if there is any issue with attendance at that time. The school will close for all pupils at 2pm on that day in order to facilitate the meetings. Parents/Guardians will be asked to enter the school via the back door and wait in the corridor until their time. When Ms Brennan is finished in her room, those waiting can move into there.