Another school term is coming to an end and as always it has been a busy one. The school closes on Friday, 7th April at 12.00 for the Easter holidays and will re-open on Monday, 24th April. As the three Raheny schools will be closing at 12.00 on Friday there will be extra traffic and people in the area at this time. Please be extra careful in the vicinity of the school and observe the road markings and signs. Remember our pupils are very young and you may not be able to see them as you pull out or reverse. Your co-operation is also requested in complying with the voluntary one-way system in operation at school opening and closing times. This is available to view on the noticeboards in each yard. In the interest of everyone's safety we implore parents/guardians to comply with these requests.
We are well on our way to achieving our sixth green flag, which is awarded for Global Citizenship. Being a true Global Citizen indicated that we understand that ALL people have equal rights, while at the same time valuing diversity. In addition, it means that we value the earth as very precious and as a resource upon which we all depend and should care for. Difficult concepts for young children! Well done to Ms. Butler and her Green Schools Committee for coordinating all this wonderful work.
Our new build is coming together at last and we hope to take possession of the building in the second week of May. Our first class children will have some time in the new building before they leave us for foreign shores! We hope to have an open evening for all to view the amazing new rooms before the end of the year. Many thanks to all involved who have helped this project to completion.
Our annual art exhibition takes place tonight in the school hall. It is always a very uplifting evening with the joy and innocence of the children visible in their unique artwork. Many thanks to the Parent's Association and Ms. Moloney for organising it all.
Please return the Trócaire Boxes to the school before this Friday. Thank you.
The school tours have been organised. This year Junior Infants will be going to N Zone on 12th May. The Senior Infants will be going to N Zone on 25th May. First Classes will be going to Go Kids Go on 12th May. Further details will follow nearer the dates.
Active School Flag
The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. Ms. McCoy, Ms. McCullagh, Ms. Keena and Mr. O'Connor are working hard promoting physical activity in the school. All classes are currently engaged in Drop Everything and Dance and we will be participating in Active School Week when we return after the Easter holidays. Children are to wear their tracksuits every day that week, as they will be participating in various activities each day/
Half our staff have now been trained in the Friends Programme, a whole-class programme designed to support pupils who may be experiencing anxiety as well as fostering increased resilience among pupils. This programme is available to us through the National Educational Psychological Service. Numerous classes have benefited from the implementation of the programme this year.
We have been continuing to develop our IT strategy with the help of Get Smart Media. Senior Infants have engaged in creating e-books and first classes are enjoying the first stages of coding with Daisy the Dinosaur.
First Class Graduation
First class graduation ceremony will take place on Tuesday 20th June. Further details will follow closer to the date.
Please keep an eye on our website for photographs of all that has been happening in the school at www.naiscoilide.ie
Happy Easter to all our families