On Monday we were delighted to welcome the student council of Firhouse ETNS, who made the trip to visit RETNS and have a sharing of ideas between the two student councils. The students wasted no time in getting the discussion going and RETNS student council was delighted to have an opportunity to show our visitors around their school.
Our visitors had a look at our lovely shed wall and admired our new veg garden
They visited the library where they were shown some of our story sacks and they had their photo taken together in the wildlife garden.
On Friday, May 18th, we held our annual sponsored walk to St. Enda’s. The sun shone as we made our way from the school and we arrived in the park after a leisurely half hour walk. Here are some photos giving a flavour of the day.
Walking and talking
Fun and games
A little bit of construction work…. and of course the marathon!
Thanks to all the parents who came along to help and make it a great school community day out…and we had three special visitors!
Thanks to the great efforts of our student council and sixth class pupils, who organised and ran a very successful bake sale and games day, we have raised €1003.67 for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. On Friday Siobhán Broughan came to our assembly to accept the cheque on behalf of Crumlin Hospital.
Siobhán told the children about some of the ways in which their money would be put to use.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday 5th class did a Biz World workshop. The point of Biz World is to teach kids around the ages of 10-12 about how running a business works. We got a teacher from Biz World called Aileen in to help us build our businesses. First we learned that we have to get a few ideas of what our business could be. We brainstormed with our tables (aka companies) and here are all of the businesses:
Chewy Supplies, Comfy Co, TekNo Watch, Dream Bottle and Frizball.
We did some market research with 4thclass and we made fliers, business cards, posters and advertisements for our companies. We presented our business ideas to the two dragons. They were Liz, Abbie’s mom and Jan a group teacher. The dragons were the people who could invest in our companies. We made a pitch (presentation) to them and if they liked our ideas they would give us money in exchange for a part of our company. 4th class also had an opportunity to invest in our companies.
It was an overall great experience and we would recommend it to any class from 4th up.
Review by Neva and Abbie.
Well done to our student council and sixth class for organising a fantastic fundraiser on Friday to raise funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. We were treated to a fabulous array of baked goodies at the cake sale, while there was also a fun day of games and competitions, with something to suit everyone.
These two girls decide to take their fundraising a bit further and set up their own bake sale after school, with the proceeds of their sales also going to the CCH fund. Well done girls and to all the organisers of Friday’s fundraiser.