Second Class with their teachers, Ciara and Anne, have entered a competition for solar panels run by Friends of the Earth. We need your vote to reach the second round of the competition. You can vote by liking their video at RETNS Video Entry
Our school community is making a great effort with our Green Resolutions. Molly’s green resolution is to use less plastic. During the break, she visited a zero-waste shop.
Senior Infants have been learning all about the community in Aistear over the last few weeks. We visited the park for P.E. and went on a local community walk. Last week we focused on the restaurant and did a variety of activities based on this. These included; setting the table and making cutlery and plates out of recycled materials, writing menus, reading our porridge bread recipe and baking it too.
We had great fun, there are definitely a few chefs of the future in the class! Here is the recipe so you can try it at home.
RETNS will close at 12.00 on Friday, 14 February for Primary Language Curriculum Training for our teachers.
6th class are working hard on a very worthwhile initiative. They are collecting your old sports (used but in good condition) shoes to send to South Africa.
Ciaran McHugh was on a business trip to Khayelitsha the largest township in Cape Town when he saw a number of children running barefoot around their school yard when it struck him that there were good shoes in his own home that his children had outgrown that would suit these children. He ended up sending over 2,500 pairs of shoes last year. This year he hopes to double that number and 6th class is helping him.
We have 34 pairs of shoes so far but we would like more.
If you are donating a pair of shoes/runners,
- they must be clean (so give them a wash in the sports shoes wash in your washing machine),
- tie the shoe laces together,
- put a note in one of the shoes about yourself or what sport you wore the shoes for
- and drop the shoes into 6th class by Thursday 13th February.