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The Student Council organised a road and bike safety poster competition to coincide with Road Safety Week. The boys from 1st to 6th classes were given a month to design a poster covering different themes. The results were amazing and the winning poster was sent to AA Roadwatch. The top three entries and the runners up were presented with prizes by Ms. Mc Cabe. All of the individual class winning posters can be seen on the windows you face as you enter the school. Congratulations to all 350 boys who entered the competition but there could only be one winner, Ryan from 5th class, whose magnificent poster can be seen below. We would like to remind the boys to be extra safe on the roads especially when crossing the roads with the lollipop ladies and men and when cycling to and from school.

 

 

We were delighted and honoured to have Holocaust surivor Tomi Reichental visit the school today to speak to boys from Rang a 5. When Tomi was a young boy in Slovakia, his family were rounded up by the Nazis and taken to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. It is estimated that over 50,000 people(including Anne Frank) died in this camp.

Last week was Internet Safety Week. The boys have been using the Be Internet Legends Scheme to look at how we can stay safe when using the Internet. This teaches children to show proper respectful behaviour when online and how we can block and report people who are being abusive online. We also learned about how we should keep our personal information secure and how we can make a secure passwords. We also learned about appropriate sharing of information. Our senior classes used Mentimeter.com to record our thoughts about internet safety – see an example of this are below. Parents may also consult webwise.ie for more on this topic.

Five boys from 6th Class accompanied Mr. Reale to the Dublin area Comhairle na n-Óg in Croke Pk on Tues. They had interesting discussions on some important issues, including Climate Action. You can read an account of the day here.   RTE News Today report.

On Monday the 19th of November we attended the Dublin City Council Comhairle na nÓg A.G.M. in Croke Park for 12-17 year old children. Comhairle na nÓg is an amazing organisation that gives children a say on problems around the world and how we can tackle them. Last year’s topic was on mental health. We were given positivity boxes for our school whereby boys can choose a positive affirmation from the box whenever they feel they might need one. One of the things we looked at this year was global warming. We discussed how pollution from factories and cars goes into the atmosphere but a forcefield blocks it from developing into any dangerous substances. However at the rate we are building factories and cars, the forcefield will not be able to regenerate, therefore leading to our planet getting destroyed. We really enjoyed our day as we got to make new friends and we learnt a lot of interesting facts.

We´ve just had a great week of fun learning activities as part of Maths week (an all-island celebration of all things Mathematical!). Maths trails, Maths puzzles competition (Monday is the closing date for entries) and an online blitz of mangahigh.com were the highlights. Check out some photos here.