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A New Year in St. Edward’s

 

Happy New Year to everybody in our school community. We look forward to a great 2018. It wasn’t very hard to smile as we came to school this morning with this beautiful sunrise! (View of SIT from our school yard)

 

Sligo On Ice!

Some of the children in room 1 wrote about their trip to Sligo On Ice:

On Tuesday the 19th of December, the children from room 1, room 12 and room 11 went ice skating at Sligo On Ice in Stephen St. car park in town. – Kelsey & Miya

We have been planning to go to Sligo On Ice for the past three weeks. Each week we had to earn 15 dojo points. In order  to get dojo points you have to do your best in class,be a good listener, be ready to work and have a tidy table. When we counted them the  day before ice skating, we had enough dojo points.The day finally came and everybody had to have a jacket,  track suit bottoms, long socks, gloves and a spare  change of clothes- Donald & David 

 We left at 11AM and we walked up the hill. Teacher said there was a surprise. We kept walking past the skating rink and went to the 4 Lights for chips! After that, we walked to Sligo On Ice. We got some ice skates and put on some helmets. They gave us the safety instructions and then we got on the ice. Some people slipped and fell, and some people were holding onto the wall. Then we all got the hang of it and soon everyone was skating all around. Even some of the teachers! – Mikey & Rachel

When we got off the ice, we went over to the seats and took off our skates. We got back into our pairs and headed back to school.  We really enjoyed skating and would really recommend it to anybody. We would love to do it all over again!-Tiffany & Shayna

 

Reading Certificates

Congratulations to the children in 3rd to 5th classes who were presented with their reading certificates at assembly today. We are proud of you!

Coding with Minecraft in Room 1

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…..

….CHRISTMAS!

Johnny our caretaker has been very busy putting up the Christmas trees, lights and crib in the school. Lots of classes have Christmas themed displays and art work. On Friday we had our first Advent assembly. The theme was Hope and a pupil called Hope, who is in Second class  lit the first purple candle on our Advent wreath. 3rd class read out some of their hopes for this Christmas season. 

Reading Certificate Assembly

On Thursday we met in the hall where children received their Reading Certificates. The children from 3rd to 6th classes have been reading loads of books from our library and completing quizzes using our Accelerated Reader program. This program checks comprehension and vocabulary and children are awarded points based on the book level and their score in the quiz. Over the course of their years in the senior classes, children can work their way through all levels from Ready Reader to Honours Reader. 

Children from each class presented an oral book review to the assembly and made recommendations based of their favourite reads. Then Mrs. McGowan asked each class teacher to present the latest certificates achieved in each room. We are very proud of our fantastic readers in St. Edward’s !

 

Fun and Games at the IT

On Tuesdays, we go over to the IT and the students there do some P.E. activities with us.

My class walked over to the IT.  When we got over to the IT there were coaches. We went to our section and the coaches told us their names.
Afterwards we all got split up into teams. I was with all my friends. I was really happy!

Me and my friend Kelsey were on a team together and the game was to get all the beanbags into your hoop. Whenever all the beanbags were gone from the middle, we had to steal each others.

Later we swapped sides and played Simon Says and I was so good at it! Afterwards we played handball and my team won. We were Team Green.

When we had to go we all said bye and thank you. I had the best time ever!
The End

Mia. Room 1

Collaborative Art

In room 1, 4th and 5th class worked together on a collaborative art display. We each took a quarter of a circle shape and first sketched a design on it, then painted it, on our own. Each one of them on their own is quite small an interesting, but when we put them together, they certainly make a pretty picture. Just like us when we work together as a team!

School Reopening

The school will reopen tomorrow morning, Wednesday October 18th, at 8:50 AM. See you all then!

Update on School Closure

The Minister for Education has confirmed that schools will remain closed tomorrow Tuesday 17th in the interests of health and safety and to provide school authorities the opportunity to assess any damage. Please share this information with other parents and all those affected by this closure. 

In the meantime, we hope that everybody is safe and warm indoors. Take care.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1016/912733-ophelia-schools/

 

 

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