Colette

Colette

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 10:58

Story telling and Puppetry

In the last term we welcomed two entertaining and fun performances to our school. Niall de Burca the renowned and very skilled story teller came to our school and hooked us all with his magical characters and very tall tales. We also welcomed The Moon and Sixpence Puppet Theatre Company who entertained the children with their comical and educational performances
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 10:58

Story telling and Puppetry

In the last term we welcomed two entertaining and fun performances to our school. Niall de Burca the renowned and very skilled story teller came to our school and hooked us all with his magical characters and very tall tales. We also welcomed The Moon and Sixpence Puppet Theatre Company who entertained the children with their comical and educational performances
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 10:58

Story telling and Puppetry

In the last term we welcomed two entertaining and fun performances to our school. Niall de Burca the renowned and very skilled story teller came to our school and hooked us all with his magical characters and very tall tales. We also welcomed The Moon and Sixpence Puppet Theatre Company who entertained the children with their comical and educational performances
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 10:46

New School GArden

ON Wednesday 31st May 2017 the PTA garden club held their Grand opening of the new school garden, which they had worked very hard on for the last few months. Each child painted a stone which were cast into flagstones to make a pathway through the garden . The oldest child and the youngest child in the school crossed the "droichead" together marking that the garden is now open for play. It is a little oasis of calm for our students and a great resource for Aistear a
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:49

PTA organisers of the Spring Raffle

Our wonderful PTA members who worked so hard on our Spring Raffle. Well done all

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:49

Spring Raffle

Look at all our winners for the Spring Raffle , beautifully organised by our PTA. Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to the PTA for the work on behalf of all the children ion the school. I know that they are funding many fun and edcuational events in the school for the last term including a Skipping Day and a Science exhibiton.

Monday, 08 May 2017 22:45

Walk for Water

A Walk for Water On 22nd March Colette, Gemma and the Green School Committee went to Glendalough to take part in a walk for water with An Taisce. The idea behind the walk was to walk in solidarity with other children around the world who have to walk for water daily. We were learning about the value of water, especially clean water and how we have a responsibility not to waste it. We began our day by meeting with students from other schools and An Taisce. The Glendalough park ranger was there to point out the wildlife we spotted on our walk. All of these animals, from feral goats, deer, and ravens depend on water to live. We went to the upper lake and filled up containers full of water and placed them in our back packs. The weight was considerable, and it made our 6km walk that bit tougher. The weather was against us that day, it was freezing cold and rained a lot. As we were walking in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in developing countries, we could not let a bit of bad weather discourage us. The children did so well on the walk, and never complained once. They were fascinated with the surroundings and even enjoyed spotting and discussing natural landscapes, and clouds that they had learned about in geography. They realised how lucky we all are that we can simply turn on a tap when we are thirsty or dirty. We don’t have to boil our water to avoid getting sick. They realised that we need to make a concerted effort not to waste such a valuable resource. The Green School committee presented what they learned to the school at assembly which was based on the Global Goal 12 – responsible consumption.
Monday, 08 May 2017 22:45

Active Week

A Walk for Water On 22nd March Colette, Gemma and the Green School Committee went to Glendalough to take part in a walk for water with An Taisce. The idea behind the walk was to walk in solidarity with other children around the world who have to walk for water daily. We were learning about the value of water, especially clean water and how we have a responsibility not to waste it. We began our day by meeting with students from other schools and An Taisce. The Glendalough park ranger was there to point out the wildlife we spotted on our walk. All of these animals, from feral goats, deer, and ravens depend on water to live. We went to the upper lake and filled up containers full of water and placed them in our back packs. The weight was considerable, and it made our 6km walk that bit tougher. The weather was against us that day, it was freezing cold and rained a lot. As we were walking in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in developing countries, we could not let a bit of bad weather discourage us. The children did so well on the walk, and never complained once. They were fascinated with the surroundings and even enjoyed spotting and discussing natural landscapes, and clouds that they had learned about in geography. They realised how lucky we all are that we can simply turn on a tap when we are thirsty or dirty. We don’t have to boil our water to avoid getting sick. They realised that we need to make a concerted effort not to waste such a valuable resource. The Green School committee presented what they learned to the school at assembly which was based on the Global Goal 12 – responsible consumption.
Student Council Educate Together One Day Fundraiser Educate Together is committed to providing equality based education for all children. Educate Together is child centred, democratic, and multi denominational. Funds are needed to set up new schools throughout the country. Educate Together rely heavily on donations to help run the organisation. On hearing this, the student council decided that they wanted to contribute to the Educate Together movement, and wanted other children to have the opportunity to go to a school like Esker ETNS. They decided on a movie day fundraiser for the school, and titled it ‘Esker goes to the movies’. Every child donated €2 which bought them a movie ticket and a bag of popcorn. Delicious!!! They introduced the idea of the democratic process into the junior classes. Every child was given a vote on what they would like to watch. Children voted with their feet in the junior classes and walked toward the movie poster of their choice. The senior classes took part in a secret ballet. They understood the value of their voice. As the vote was very close they could see that every vote counts. If we are lucky enough to have a vote, use it! The junior classes voted for Trolls and the senior classes voted for The Secret Life of Pets. A great day was had by all, and the student council raised over €800. Well done to our very hard working Student Council!!!
Monday, 08 May 2017 22:26

Hope in the Darkness

Hope in the Darkness. Homelessness is a very real and relevant topic for all of us today. Unfortunately, it is an issue that is affecting our friends and families every day. We think that a really important lesson to teach children is that, if we are in a position to help others, we should. We sent out a request to our families to donate snack foods, drinks, and fresh fruit and vegetables so that we could donate them to the Hope in the Darkness charity group. This group meets at the GPO at the weekend and hands out hot meals and food to homeless people and families. Everybody who works with this charity group is a volunteer. Yet again we were overwhelmed by the generosity of all of our families in the school, we had over 10 crates of food that was donated by our parents and children. Carambola our lunch company also kindly donate 100 snack bags and 100 water bottles. Gemma drove in to Dublin on a Saturday night and gave them our donations. She saw first- hand how far your generosity went towards homeless families and individuals. Thank you to everybody who donated, our small contributions resulted in a Huge amount of food.
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