Junior Infants are inspired by Chris Haughton

Junior Infants are inspired by Chris Haughton

Junior Infants were so inspired by the visit of author and illustrator Chris Haughton to our school in December (see earlier post) that they set about learning to draw like a real artist. The children had watched Chris do some of his famous illustrations and have been learning to draw the owl from Chris’s story ‘A Little Bit Lost’. Here are some of their pictures.

     

Flu

Flu

The HSE and Department of Education and Skills are urging parents of children with flu symptoms to keep them home from school as a particular strain of flu virus is disproportionately affecting people under 15 years of age.

The unusually high number of children contracting the B strain of influenza has caused much concern amongst top HSE officials with doctors warning that the virus could spread rapidly in schools.

If children present with symptoms of illness during the day they will be sent home immediately to avoid the spread of viruses. If children are absent due to illness, please ensure that children are fully better before returning to school.

Getting active

Getting active

Classes are getting the new year off to an active start with lots of physical activity, both indoors and out. Watch this space for details of our upcoming events as part of our work towards the Active School Flag.

         

Winter Break Newsletter

Winter Break Newsletter

Click on the link below for the latest edition of our Newsletter. It is a synopsis of our school year so far from September to December and includes lots of pictures of this year’s amazing Winterfest – what more can be said? The children surpassed themselves with a performance of Peter Pan that was truly magical and thoroughly entertaining. Thank you to all the families who came and supported the children and of course a genuine and sincere thank you to our amazing RETNS staff, who pulled out all the stops in terms of props, music, dance routines and songs to make this a Winterfest to remember. DVDs of Winterfest will be available after winter break to buy at €10 each. 

Winter Break Newsletter

Chris Haughton visits RETNS

Chris Haughton visits RETNS

We were delighted to have a visit to our school  from well-known children’s author and illustrator, Chris Haughton, author of books such as Shhh! We Have a Plan (which won the AOI award for children’s books for 2014), Oh No George!, A Bit Lost and Goodnight Everyone!

Chris held two workshops in the school and had all the children enchanted by his story telling, his drawings and his tales of how his characters and books came to be. Chris brought his books alive for the children as they became fully involved as characters in the animated versions of the stories. Chris also did some of his famous drawings, which he has left for us.

 

Chris Haughton books. 

Chris Haughton at work. 

An original Chris Haughton drawing to be treasured in RETNS. 

Children becoming characters in the books.

Chris doing a large scale drawing for the children.

 

Teacher Anne Bradley with Chris Haughton and one of his famous character glove puppets.

http://www.chrishaughton.com

Student Council Newsletter

Student Council Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the RETNS Kids’ Newsletter! Earlier this term, the Student Council came up with the idea of publishing a regular kids’ newsletter. We went around to all of the classes and got some great suggestions from you all about the type of things that you want to read about, and we really hope that you enjoy our first edition!

Every term, we will be bringing you the latest news, fun and entertainment from around the school! If you have any jokes, recipes, puzzles or artwork that you would like to be included in our next edition, please give it to your class Student Council representative. Enjoy the jokes, recipes, movie recommendations and Art!

Student Council Xmas Newsletter

Amy’s Extra Newsletter