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Thanks to all the parents and children who supported our Book Fair recently. The school received a total of €845 from the Bookfair (25% of the €3380 taken in). This money will be invested back into the school library and more »
A massive thanks to our wonderful parish priest and parish team; Fr Dunphy, Suzanne, Caitriona and all in the parish centre for making it such a special day for the sixth class children and their families. Also a huge thanks to the sixth class teachers, Mr Nolan, Ms Ronan and Ms Delaney for preparing the children so well for their Ceremony of Light and Confirmation ceremony.
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6th class enjoyed making Water Lilies out of crepe paper inspired by the artist Claude Monet.
Happy Easter to all! Seomra 10 have made some lovely art work and created a lovely Easter display! Enjoy the holidays and I hope the Easter bunny delivers some nice treats!
Ms Delaney’s class having a fantastic day in the parish centre with Cathriona, John and Olivia for their retreat. Thanks to the parish team for organising such a wonderful day for the sixth class children today and also for our other 6th classes last week.
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Senior Infants have been learning about the restaurant and the farm in recent weeks. The children role played in the restaurant, designed menus, made food for the restaurant and built their own restaurants using different materials. The children also role played more »
Senior Infants celebrated World Book Day. We dressed up as some of our favourite characters from stories. Some of us brought our favourite book to school and shared it with the class.
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Congratulations to all our award winners at assembly on Friday last. We presented our winners of the writing competitions with their trophies and prizes. Thanks to Ms Hanratty for coordinating all the awards. Also well done to Levi Culleton more »
World Autism Awareness Day Tuesday April 2nd 2019
World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) aims to put a spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism – and others living with autism – face every day. World Autism Awareness Day goes one step further to celebrate the unique talents of those with autism, while putting a huge focus on the warm embrace and welcome that these skills deserve through community events around the globe. Fourth class pupil Levi Culleton spoke to the assembled classes on the subject on Friday last, explaining the difficulties that autistic people encounter daily. He proudly stated that he is very happy in St. Fiacc’s N.S.
Here are the words spoken by Levi to the assembly:
“Greetings, students and teachers.
My name is Levi and I would like to talk about autism.
To some of ye who know me, I have autism. I look the very same as all of ye; the only difference is that my brain is wired different. I’m very proud of who I am as having autism does not change me.
I can still do the same as someone who does not have autism.
I do find it difficult to sit in one spot and also to make friends and I don’t like loud noises or people shouting at me, but hey! I’m still me!
Sometimes I get upset and angry and I find it hard to express myself and to feel ok again.
But on a happy note I love coming to school at St. Fiacc’s and just being…. LEVI!
Thank you all!”
Well done Levi! To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, the pupils are encouraged to wear in their favourite t-shirt!
We have had many calls in from schools wanting handouts on the game Momo.
Momo has been around for the last 18 months and is not new. The media have managed to whip up a bit of a frenzy amongst parents. It was originally an app but that has been removed and it is now scary videos that are being distributed via WhatsApp, YouTube and online gaming (live streaming).
It is scary. Even I was sitting on the edge of my seat watching it, and for a 7-year-old? – yes, it would scare them. A simple tip is to turn off ‘auto play’ on YouTube and ensure that your contact details are hidden on WhatsApp. Make sure the ‘no fill’ option is ‘on’ within Fortnite and all settings within your Xbox and PlayStation are closed.
Although MOMO is not nice, I agree with the article linked below, that the media have over-dramatised it. You should be aware that there are much worse things on YouTube than this. Don’t spread the panic about Momo – get involved and supervise what your young children are watching, whatever it may be.