Category Archives: SPHE

Bakeoff & Biodiversity

We´ve had some great fun with the last two weeks- we had our Active Week, Art week and Biodiversity Week where the local plants and wildlife were explored and many boys have developed gardening green fingers. One boy was missing school so much he made his own school with Lego! Finally we had our bakeoff and Mr. Reale has just announced that Charlie from Ms. Tynan´s class is the winner with his “Social Distancing” Cake!! Well done everyone!

ROAD AND BIKE SAFETY POSTER COMPETITION

 

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.

 

 

Internet Safety Week

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.

Comhairle na nÓg AGM

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.

Road Safety

We also embarked on a road safety campaign for the past few weeks – where
we had poster competitions and talks by our traffic wardens about being safe
on the footpath and crossing the road. Other areas such as bike and scooter
safety were covered too and some of the younger classes received high-vis
vests, high-vis arm bands, stickers, pencils and rulers.

Our 1st class pupils focussed on the Seatbelt Sherriff’s message which is to
buckle up in any vehicle they are travelling in. Our 2nd class pupils
created posters – their glow in the dark posters were very effective and
remind everyone to be bright day and night when out walking, or cycling.
Our 3rd class pupils created a dance and made a simple video for our
younger pupils to teach them ‘The Safe Cross Code’. Bn Ui Loingsigh’s class
also enjoyed dancing to the older version of ‘The Safe Cross Code’ that some
mammys, daddys and grandparents may remember!
Check out our gallery of safety posters here!

 

 

Fire Safety Week

A Routine Fire Safety Check should only take a couple of minutes but it
could mean the difference between Life and Death.

Our boys raised awareness about Fire Safety in school through talks,
projects and poster competitions.

Even our infants got in on the action and during Aistear learning time where
they headed on a fire mission to highlight all the fire equipment in the
school. Check out our gallery of Fire Safety posters here!