We welcomed Garda Seamús and Garda Conor to our school today. They talked to the boys and girls in 4th, 5th and 6th class about the topic of cyber bullying. The children have learned a lot over the last month about ‘Bullying’ through their Stay Safe class lessons and this knowledge was demonstrated from the answers Garda Seamús received to his questions. Our visitors explained the impact cyber bullying behaviour can have on individuals and how important it is to recognise the need to develop strategies to prevent and deal with cyber bullying.
We appreciate Garda Seamús and Garda Conor taking time out of their busy schedule to come and talk to the children today.
It’s been an energetic month for the 4th, 5th & 6th class children! They have been up out of their seats participating in daily 10 @ 10 sessions – ten minutes of movement every morning at 10 o’clock.
The boys and girls have enjoyed following the exercises demonstrated by Gráinne and Micheál on the classroom interactive whiteboard. They have shown us that movement breaks each day can make a big difference to our fitness, mental health and concentration levels in school.
With exercises that can be done in the classroom, it doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside!
The children have enjoyed participating in Gymnastics lessons during P.E. over the last few weeks. 4th, 5th & 6th class have practised forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, symmetrical partner sequences and balancing movements on our gymnastic mats.
Have a look at some of their skills!
Well done to the children who represented the school in The Credit Union Quiz on 26th January in Scoil Naomh Íosaf, Baltinglass.
Scott, Aodhán, Caoimhe and Jenna formed the junior team.
Mc Kenzie, Erin, Ameila and Kate formed the senior team.
Thank you to all those who provided lifts to and from the venue on the night.
Well done boys and girls!
All children from Junior Infants to 6th Class are taking part in ‘Buddy Reading’ sessions to experience the enjoyment that reading and sharing books brings to everyone, no matter what age you are.
We look forward to hearing the sound of voices reading and discussing books every Friday afternoon over the next four weeks.
The children in 4th, 5th & 6th class enjoyed their visit to Athy Library recently. They participated in a ‘CSI Forensic’ workshop in recognition of Science Week.
Christina the co-ordinator showed the children two experiments: how to test ink and how to test powder. The boys and girls then took part in a murder mystery scenario. They had to listen carefully to Christina describe the suspects involved in the murder of the singer ‘Margarita’. They used the ink and powder experiments to find out who the culprit was. They really enjoyed this ‘hands on’ workshop and some may even have careers as detectives in the future!
We welcomed Brigid and Noelle from Kildare Youth Services to our school today. They spoke to all the classes about the importance of looking after our mental health.
In particular, they discussed the topic of feelings – where in our body we experience different feelings and how we deal and cope with the feelings we experience every day. The children enjoyed watching a short clip from the film ‘Inside Out’ which explores feelings.
Brigid and Noelle also explained how important it is to have support around us to cope with our feelings and thoughts. The children came up with a long list – family, relatives, friends, teachers, God and even animals can listen to us and help us feel more positive.
A problem shared, is a problem halved.
Well done to Éabha, Hayden, Aodhán, Freddie, Jenna and Erín who have joined the Green School Committee. They join Quinn, Seán, Malachy, Amelia, Kate, Ryan and Ms Morrin.
We look forward to working on the theme of ‘Biodiversity’ this year.
Below are the newly elected members with their winning entries. Well done to all!
We had an enjoyable and wonderful day recently for our annual Halloween Hike.
Junior and Senior Infants went on a walk around the terrace. 1st to 6th Class took a 5km walk around the local area. Parents, friends and siblings joined us for this exciting day. Thank you to those who left out treats along the way.
Thank you to those who sponsored the children and also to those who ‘kitted’ out the children for this special day.
Take a look at the pictures below to see the wonderful costumes!
The children in 4th, 5th and 6th class have participated in mindfulness activities this week to acknowledge the importance of positive mental health in their daily lives. Mindfulness colouring, yoga & meditation and online guided dance activities (‘brain break’ time) were some of the activities they enjoyed.
On Friday, the whole school went on a mindfulness walk. They took time out of their school day to chat with their friends on their journey and take in all the sights, sounds and smells from the local environment.
The senior classes will continue these activities throughout the school year.
Yoga and Meditation time
‘Brain Break’ – Guided Movement through Dance
Well done to Oscar, Seán and James who recently won prizes for designing posters to promote cycle safety for Kildare County Council. James also took second place overall. The boys were presented with their prizes in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Friday 15th September. Great work all round.
A big welcome to the Junior Infants who started school on Wednesday 30th of August. We hope they make lots of friends and enjoy their time in Scoil Naomh Lorcáin!