Senior

Senior Room - Maths Trail

Senior room pupils took part in a maths trail on Thurs 17th Oct as part of Maths week. The pupils were using measurements, time, angles and shapes as part of the trail and were learning how maths can be incorporated into everyday life. Pupils completed target boards and pair activities in class and also had problem solving activities for homework.

5/6th Class Cumann na mBunscoil Hurling Blitz - Friday 11th Oct

Pupils from the 5/6th class got to take part in a Cumann na mBunscoil hurling blitz today in Aughrim. They had a brilliant day and done the school so proud. It was so great that they got to take part and was a new experience for some of our pupils who hadn’t previously played.

Thank you to Laura & Jill for taking the time to volunteer to drive the pupils to the blitz and provide supervison while they were there as without them, pupils would not have been able to take part.

Well done to all the boys and girls in 5th class!

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.

Cycleright - Cycling Programme for Senior Room (Commencing today 02.09.2019)

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Our pupils from the senior room will today be commencing a Cycle Right programme provided by certified instructors. The programme is being provided by a different course provider than last year but the purpose is for the pupils to build on and revise previous knowledge.Tutors do provide a small amount of bikes but encourage students to bring their own bikes/helmets for the duration of the course to ensure that they are familiar and comfortable with using their own bike on the road. All bikes can be stored in our school shelter for the course period from Monday 09th Sept. The programme will run for approx 8 weeks. The course cost will be 20.00 per pupil, 10.00 per pupil will be subsidized by the school using fundraising money, leaving the cost of 10.00 per pupil payable to the school office by Weds 25th Sep. See below further information on the course and the benefits etc.

What is Cycle Right?

CYCLE RIGHT is the National Standard for Cycle Training and provides practical cycle safety and skills training to promote competent and confident cyclists.

What are the Goals of Cycle Right?

  • To ensure best-practice cycle training is delivered across Ireland.

  • To provide participants with the skills needed to move as cyclists in complex, changing, road environments.

  • To train participants to apply dynamic thinking, assessing conditions and the environment on the road as they go through their journey.


    What are the Benefits?

  • CYCLE RIGHT will offer those taking part the skills to cycle confidently on the road network, from novice to competent cyclists.

  • CYCLE RIGHT is delivered over three stages with participants gaining skills and knowledge on a phased basis, preparing them to cycle in increasingly complex road scenarios.

  • All CYCLE RIGHT training is delivered by registered trainers.

  • Training will be delivered to the CYCLE RIGHT programme with defined outcomes and according to trainee/trainer ratios which facilitate the learning process.

  • Ongoing quality assurance and annual trainer registration will be part of the CYCLE RIGHT process to ensure consistent quality in programme delivery.

  • CYCLE RIGHT offers a programme uniquely suited to the Irish environment, taking account of rural, suburban and urban conditions that are regularly encountered in close proximity.

3rd - 6th Rugby Blitz - Arklow Rugby Club

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Pupils from 3rd - 6th took part in a Tag Rugby Blitz at Arklow Rugby Club with Barney on Thursday 30th May . They played against Aughrim NS, Carysfort NS. and Templerainey NS.

Our team demonstrated great skill and teamwork and played great. The weather was lovely and overall it was a great morning.

Transportation to the Blitz was provided by Ms. Greene and the parent reps. Thank you to all the parent reps who helped on on the day and drove the players to the Blitz. It is greatly appreciated.

Well done to all the pupils from 3-6th and thank you to Barney for organizing.

Confirmation

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The pupils of 5th and 6th class made their Confirmation in Avoca on Friday 17th. The Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrated the Mass. A wonderful day was had and the pupils have done their school and families proud, not only on the day, but throughout all the preparation during the year. Well done all!!

Pictured with their certificates are - Cuan Beirne, Jade Kenny, Darren Lee, Abigail Byrne, Hannah Finnigan, Ella Brennan and Rachel Redmond. Stephen Tobin-Kelly (Absent)

The 5/6th Class pupils and their parents presented Ms Greene with a beautiful bouquet of flowers as a thank you gift on Monday. Thank you to all the children and their parents for their thoughtfulness, it was very much appreciated.

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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

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!