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The PTA and student council are delighted to host our annual cake sale in the hall this Friday. We are asking our school community to support this event for the provision of skipping workshops for the children in the school. Skipping is an excellent way to promote fitness, increased hand, feet and eye coordination and it's lots of fun. We are looking for donations of cakes, buns, snacks and treats for the Cake Sale.We are looking for parent volunteers to support setting up the hall and stalls from 11am on Friday!
Today Alder class completed the Irish Centre for Cycling's 7 week Cycle Safety Course.
As part of the course, Alder Class learned how to cycle safely in groups, before completing a closed Road Safety circuit in the yard with road signs...
... and today the students all completed a cycle circuit in Tyrrelstown on the road.
Thanks to Mick and Shane for teaching the course and well done to all the kids who successfully completed the course!
Please find attached the details for the UEFA U17 Mascot Design competition. The winning entry will attend an U17 European Championship game in Dublin, have their mascot used for the competition and meet the players. Any entries can be submitted to me before the 26th October. Thanks
Following the huge success of 'The Jungle Book' in 2017, we are delighted to announce that PETNS will be staging 'Annie' as our musical this year!
Although the show will not be until Term 3, auditions for lead roles in the musical will be taking place during school time on Friday October 19th. This is so we can get started on preparing songs and dances well in advance for rehearsals in Term 2.
If your child is in 3rd to 6th Class, we would like you to encourage them to audition as it is a valuable and beneficial opportunity. With over 30 roles to cast, there is a great chance of your child getting a role!
All names for auditions must be given to teachers by Wednesday October 17th.
We can't wait to see all the talent we know and love from the pupils in our school!
PLEASE FILL IN THE SIGN UP FORM HERE IF YOUR CHILD IS INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING FOR A PART
PETNS have organised the Zeeko Academy to come to school on Monday 15th October 2018.
Zeeko Academy will speak to pupils (2nd - 6th class), staff and ALL parents about Internet Safety.
Parent Workshop is on the 15th of October at 7pm. Parents can bring children to the talk!
Zeeko AcademyWith the advent of mobile devices, schools are facing challenges around Internet Safety for their pupils, particularly in the area of cyberbullying.Using our cutting-edge research and our backgrounds in psychology, digital technology and social media, we have developed The Zeeko Academy.
What are the Benefits
Four weeks ago, we did our Marathon Kids. We ran around the yard and carpark three times in the first week, four times in the second week, five times in the third week and six this week. Our class is going to participate in a marathon in Santry Stadium in November. We will run 1 mile, or 1500m.
We did our assembly performance in September, about discrimination in democracy. We had different parts to do: discrimination in South Africa (apartheid), the UK (the suffragettes), the USA (civil rights movement), Germany (discrimination against Jews). In the picture, Zudayze was acting as Martin Luther King Jr. when he was making his 'I have a Dream' speech. In the second picture, Sean, Erik and Viki are acting as a Jewish family.
When we took a bus to the Science Gallery to learn about Space, we saw Marioworms, lava art, one of the rooms showed the room of an Irish woman that simulated Mars and many other things. Helen's uncle talked to us about his job, his workplace in NASA and he taught us about Space. We talked to him on Skype.
We started to ride bikes. We had two teachers: Shane and Mick. We were learning about bike safety. It was 15 euro.
All the people who were trying out for School Garden Committee went to the garden and went on a kind of a test to see if they were suitable for the committee. In the photo, Zudayze is moving a pumpkin in a wheelbarrow to put into the shed to ripen them for Halloween.
Last week, we did Bizworld. All the four groups in our class made up a logo and slogan for our company: Shooting Stars, Wildest Dreams, HPA and Happy Homes. We all made prototypes and sold a percentage of our company to the Dragons (investors from Bank of Ireland and Helena). We learned about teamwork and making products and presentations. 4th class also came to the hall and gave us bizbucks to invest in the company.