€845 raised from Book Fair

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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 »

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St Fiacc’s N.S Confirmation 2019

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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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Basketball News

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Well done to our girls and boys basketball teams who were playing in the Carlow Basketball League under the guidance of Mr Shiel over the past six weeks. Both teams narrowly lost their last game to Gaelscoil Ceatharlach last week but played very well.

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6th Class – Water Lilies

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6th class enjoyed making Water Lilies out of crepe paper inspired by the artist Claude Monet.

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Happy Easter!

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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!

 

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Fantastic Confirmation Retreat

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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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The Restaurant and the Farm

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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 »

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World Book Day!

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. IMG_2587

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Seachtain na Gaeilge!

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Orienteering

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The sun was out on Friday last and 4th-6th classes tried out our new orienteering resources with some map based orienteering.

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At Assembly on Friday…

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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 »

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Celebrating World Autism Day

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!

 

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St. Patrick’s Day

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A big thank you to all the students, teachers and parents that supported St. Fiacc’s N.S. in the Graiguecullen parade. There was a great turn out and it was the best one yet.

Míle buíochas!

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

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Bhí ceol, amhráin agus damhsa den scoth i Scoil Naomh Fhiach ar an Aoine seo caite. Bhí a lán spórt againn i rith an lae!

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Tráth na gCeist i rang a Cúig agus a Sé

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Bhain na páistí an taitneamh as an Tráth na gCeist an seachtaine seo caite. Comhghairdeachas do na buaiteoirí agus na páistí go léir!

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World Book Day :)

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We had a wonderful day during World Book Day. Some students dressed as their favourite characters. We also brought our favourite book to school. We are currently learning about persuasive writing so we wrote why we think our book is the best book in the world. Throughout the day, Miss Kavanagh read a page from all the books that were brought into school and some children read their books in Polish. It was a really interesting and fun day. Teacher also shared her favourite book!
We hope we persuaded some of you to read our favourite books!

The more that you read the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go’ Dr. Seuss

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Engineer’s Week 2019

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During Engineer’s Week, room 10 focused on how to build sustainable towns.  We discussed climate change and global warming. We discussed how we can do better. Together in small groups we became engineers and designed a town for the future.  Our towns have electric cars, safer cycle lanes, trees, plants, bridges, wind turbines, recycling bins, solar panels etc. We really enjoyed designing these towns and maybe some day we will be engineers in the future!

We also looked at the importance of 3 – d shapes in designing and making structures in our environment. We made 3 – d shapes and completed a 3 – d shape hunt both in  school and at home.

It was a fun week!

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Upcoming Parenting Course

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RE MOMO

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.

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Magnets

We played with magnets in our classroom to see what they can do. We found out that magnets can attract and repel. We played with different types of magnets and tested them out to see which one was the strongest. We had lots of fun with magnets.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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