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Updates from the student council (click on a post title to view the full post)

To ‘mix up’ or not to ‘mix up’? Your views sought!

In our school we have two classes in each year group ( with the exception of 5th class where we have three). To date in our school we have rarely ‘mixed up’ our classes as they progress through the school. Traditionally, a child travels through the school year by year in the same class group as he/she started in Junior Infants.
However, it might be timely to reconsider this tradition. What do you think?
Please let me know your opinion on the prospect of the classes being ‘mixed up’ at least once on their journey through the school. For example , what if we were to ‘mix up’ the two 2nd classes as they progressed into 3rd?( or 4ths as they progress into 5th? etc.).
Please feel free to reply to this Blog by clicking ‘reply’ or ‘comment’; or feel free to call to my office and let me know your views. There are Pros and Cons to this move that we are aware of but your opinion will be valued and will help to make the decision ultimately.

Spring and Summer Cycle of After-School Clubs 2012

Dear Parents
It’s Clubs time again!

Please see overleaf a list of clubs that are relevant to your child ( there is a separate list for each class grouping, please ensure that you have ALL the lists if you have more that one child in the school)

Club Registration, run by the school’s Parent Association will take place on Wednesday March 21st at 7.30pm.
• Clubs will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis, but there are plenty of club places for all!
• If you cannot make it along on the Wednesday night Fintan and Cathal will take bookings in Clubs with leftover spaces on the Thursday (22nd ) morning at 8.45am
• Clubs cost 30euro per person per club, please have the correct money ready with you on the night. Children from the 4th, 5th and 6th classes may queue up in their own right.
• Please give the officers of the Parent Association your full co-operation, remember that they are doing this voluntarily on your behalf. The Parent Association enjoy the confidence and the gratitude of the school’s Board of Management in their running of this event.
• If you want to know more about any of the clubs , please feel free to approach the teacher directly and to ask him/her about it
• There is a range of clubs to suit every child’s taste. Please think about ‘challenging’ your child in his/her selection and encourage them to try something new! It is clear from the titles that some of the clubs will be of great interest to the more talented and gifted children, and some others for the children who need extra help in the school’s Curriculum especially Numeracy and Literacy.
• Please remember that all of the Sports Clubs are OUTDOORS and will only take place ‘Weather Permitting’
• The Clubs will begin the week beginning Monday March March 26th and will finish the week beginning Monday June 11th. Please note that two Public Holiday Mondays fall within this period, so if you sign up for a Monday club it will only have eight sessions ( as opposed to ten sessions for the Tuesday and Wednesday clubs)
• the reason why we as a school engage in such an After-School Programme is the subject of a posting by Fintan in the ‘Principal’s Blog’ archive on the website.

A major thank-you is due to all the school’s teachers and care-assistants for their creativity and generosity in putting together this programme.

Please scroll down for the list of clubs for your child’s age-group/class-group.(four categories Junior Infant/Senior Infant, 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, and 5th/6th.

Clubs for Junior and Senior Infants:
Day/Time Club
Mondays 1.30 to 2.30 Reading and Writing with Elaine ( for Junior Infants only)
Mondays 1.30 to 2.30 Little Scientists with Sara
Mondays 1.30 to 2.30 Multi-Arts-Activities with Kerry
Mondays 1.30 to 2.30 Art and Craft with Leon

Tuesdays 1.30 to 2.30 Multisports with James
Tuesdays 1.30 to 2.30 Maths Fun with Elaine
Tuesdays 1.30 to 2.30 Construction Club with Kerry
Tuesdays 1.30 to 2.30 English using Technology with Bronagh ( for Senior Infants only)
Tuesdays 1.30pm to 2.30pm Needlecraft and Jewellery Making with Brenda

Wednesdays 1.30 to 2.30 Drama Club with Elaine Elaine’s Room
Wednesdays 1.30pm to 2.30pm Fit Kidz with Sara
Wednesdays 1.30pm to 2.30pm Lego Club with Margaret

Clubs for 1st and 2nd Class
Day and Time Club Venue
Mondays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Art and Craft with Leon
Mondays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Science Club with Monmon
Mondays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Comic-Strip using Technology with Aideen
Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Computer assisted Literacy and Numeracy with Breda Breda’s Room
Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Lego Club with Niamh
Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Card Craft with Lorraine

Wednesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Team Sports with James
Wednesdays 2.30pm and 3.30pm Drama Club with Jenny

Clubs for 3rd and 4th
Day/Times Club Venue
Mondays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Fashion and Design (Mondays) with Sheila
Mondays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Cookery and Healthy Eating with Eimear Eimear’s Room
Mondays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Lego Club with Hannah
Mondays 2.30pm to 3.30pm English using Technology with Bronagh
Mondays 2.30pm to 3.30pm String Art with Kerry Kerry’s Room
Monday 2.30pm to 3.30pm Sports for Girls with Jenny

Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Sports Conditioning with James
Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Science Blast Laboratory with AnnMarie
Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Craft Club with Kerry Kerry’s Room
Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Comic Strips using Technology with Aideen
Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm ‘Exploring the Past’ Club with Beth

Wednesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm TV-Game-Show Club with Cathal
Wednesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Fashion and Design(Wednesdays) with Sheila Sheila’s Room

Clubs for 5th and 6th
Day/Time Club Venue
Mondays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Art and Construction with Jane
Mondays 2.30pm to 3.30pm String Art with Kerry
Mondays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Sports for Girls with Jenny

Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm ‘Exploring the Past’ with Beth
Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm The Olympics with Cathal Outdoors and Hall
Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Knitting Craft with Brenda

Wednesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Making Animated Films with Leon

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