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Irish Aid and the Global Goals

Over the past few months, the Global Citizenship group from 5th Class have been learning all about Irish Aid and the Global Goals.  They decided to focus of three issues in particular that were affecting Ireland’s partner countries – overuse of plastic, climate change and the environmental problems caused by ‘fast fashion’.   

They created business cards …

… a presentation to teach other classes about what they had been learning …

 

 

… and a TV show all about the Global Goals!

 

They had great fun, learned a lot and worked hard to make a positive change in their little corner of the world and everyone can do the same thing!   So remember –

“Don’t wait for something to happen

Make it happen!”

 

 

 

 

 

Cambodia Day

As part of a partnership with Donabate Portrane ETNS and PEPY (an educational NGO in Cambodia), on Friday we welcomed four Cambodian visitors to the school.  Sina, Soury, Phearith and Saveong attended the awards assemblies and delivered workshops in a selection of classes.  The children (who had been learning about Cambodia  before the visit) got a chance to ask questions, discuss their learning and even try some Khmer dancing! It was a great day and we would like to say a huge ‘akun’ to all four visitors and wish them good luck with their future studies!

International Mother Language Day

21st February is International Mother Language Day!

It’s an opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity of languages that we have in the school.   Why not learn how to say ‘Hello’ in another language to mark the occasion!

Families may also be interested in the upcoming Mother Tongues festival which is Ireland’s first multilingual festival – info on https://mothertongues.ie/.  Francesca from Mother Tongues came in to speak to parents and guardians as part of Human Rights month and her workshop on raising multilingual children was really excellent.

Language was an important aspect that came up again and again during our Self Expression Booth during Human Rights Month.  You can check out the full video of these contributions below (and special thanks to our Spanish student teacher Maria who did the editing!)