What it means to be in an Educate Together school?
by Lucy Lloyd 6th Class
The lists are endless on this topic, because there is an endless amount of reasons to why our schools is great.
On paper it means to be child centred, equality based, democratic and co-educational. But to the students, teachers, SNAs and parents our school can be a miraculous place. To children it’s a palace of creativity with free writing, art, Winterfests and so much more. To the teachers it’s a refreshing and exciting job where they can also learn new things about religions, culture and science. For SNAs it’s a place where they can shine in every way helping with the little and big problems. To parents it’s a place where they can send their kids knowing they will learn without bias. If these people rejected the school and its teaching there would not be so many .E.T. schools in the world. But they didn’t and look, there are even secondary .E.T. schools. It means a lot that these schools are here, to me, my family, my friends and everyone I know. That is what it means to be in an Educate Together. We used #myeducatetogether to help us remember about being in an Educate Together school.
4th Class performed their Greatest Showman medley for assembly this week. It is one of the sets of songs they are preparing for Peace Proms 2019 which will be held in February in the RDS. The children have been practicing very hard every week both their singing and their dance moves.
Have a look at some of the photographs we took of the performance. We have some future stars among us! Darren
6th Class visited Cool Planet as part of Science Week. It is based in Powerscourt and it is an interactive center where you can investigate the story of Ireland’s changing climate. Children discovered what is making our climate change, the science behind it & how you can help create a healthy future for you and the planet. We participated in lots of interactive games, activities and in a science workshop. Each child had a wristband that helped them view their carbon footprint as they explored the different challenges online. The goal was to think about how you can reduce your carbon footprint. Children could check their results online. Ronan
This year we are focusing on Irish writing in our School Improvement Plan. Prior to implementing our plan, we are assessing the current level of Irish in our school and considering ways to improve our practice. We would be very grateful if you would complete this survey by clicking on the link below. All suggestions will be carefully considered and we welcome any parental support that will improve our practice.
Please complete the survey by next Tuesday, 4 December.
The following advice is from the HSE with regard to the latest ‘flu’ season. It is quite useful for parents/guardians of children in our school so we are making it available to you here as a downloadable pdf.
FAQ for Parents/Guardians on the ‘Flu’