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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.
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Senior Infants have been learning about space. We explored space, found out about the solar system, designed and made rockets, became astronauts and aliens and built our own space stations.
Our lovely Saint Brigid Crosses.
‘We sing a song to Brigid,
Brigid brings the spring’
Room 10 have been enjoying learning about China and Chinese New Year.
We made Chinese Dragons and lanters.
Second class had a wonderful time learning about days gone by!
Well done to all the boys and girls of St. Fiacc’s who were awarded certificates yesterday for 100% attendance.
So proud of our school choir! They have worked very hard this term. They performed recently in Fairgreen Shopping Centre, at our school concert in St. Clare’s Church and also in St. Fiacc’s house.
Thank you for your continued support and a big thanks to Mr. Kelly and Ms. Doyle also.
We are looking forward to peace proms in February and hope the choir are learning their songs and dances at home.
Thanks to our wonderful caretaker, Mr Pat Doogue, for once again making our Christmas Crib in the lobby of the school. Also thanks to 2nd classes for their great work on the Sacred Space area.