Archive for February 2019

We were delighted and honoured to have Holocaust surivor Tomi Reichental visit the school today to speak to boys from 5th & 6th class. When Tomi was a young boy in Slovakia his family were rounded up by the Nazis and taken to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

The student council boys together with the classes from 3rd to 6th decided to make posters to help highlight safer internet day on February 5th. The main topics they covered were cyberbullying, phone safety, opening unknown websites,
communicating respectfully online, consequences and the law, not displaying personal information online, not trying to purchase anything without parental consent and not clicking onto advertisements that might pop up on the screen. We registered our projects with www.webwise.ie and in turn they sent the school wristbands for the boys as an acknowledgement of all their great work.

We have just celebrated Catholic Schools Week 2019 where we focused on our school and the following themes: Living Tradition, Welcoming Diversity, Inter-generational Involvement, Serving Our Community and Supporting Faith while being inclusive and considerate to all. We had an assembly on Wednesday where we reminded ourselves of how being just, kind and welcoming will enhance our well-being and the lives of others. Many of our classes welcomed their Grandparents to give talks, share foods they loved as children and tell stories of past adventures and happy times. The weather may have been cold, we may have had a few maintenance problems but our hearts were warmed by the smiling faces and kind words from all who visited us this week.