Category Archives: SPHE

Entrepreneurial Leadership Excellence Award

Congratulations to the boys from Ms Molloy’s fifth class for receiving an award from Sam’s Business Bus – Driving Expectations.

The boys learned about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. They learned how to write both a mission statement and a vision statement for a business, how to set out a business model, look at a budget and how to set goals using the SMART acronym: (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timed).

Well done to the boys and we look forward to reading about all your entrepreneurial ideas in the Business Post in the years to come.

 

Talking to Children about War.

With news of the war in Ukraine dominating the headlines, many children will have been exposed to information about the conflict. Children do not always talk about what is worrying them but they may be trying to make sense of the information by themselves and in the absence of factual information, imagining situations to be far worse than they are. Every child is different and while some may be feeling scared others may not be worried at all.

Below are some strategies that we use at school and you may use at home for talking to children about the current situation that will help to ease their concerns:

Our boys have been having discussions in class about war at their appropriate age level and especially in relation to the children who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine. 5th class have worked on a project that depicts a poem written by their class teacher, Mr O’Flynn. The boys put together the back drop images and Cian and Reuben recite it below:

Cover me in sunshine!

What a delightful performance by our senior infant boys. In music lesson today, they were able to memorise the words and learn how to sing Pink’s song ‘Cover me in Sunshine’. The boys sang so beautifully and with such emotion. They are a very talented group and we look forward to their next performance. Great voices, great timing and great actions – we loved it!

Children’s mental health

The first class boys in Room 9 took part in daily activities to mark Children’s Mental Health Week, 1st – 7th February.

Mindful Monday – The boys got a taste of mindfulness in our Mindful Monday activity.

Thankful Tuesday – Next up was Thankful Tuesday where the boys explored reasons to be grateful for things that we experience each day.

Wellbeing Wednesday – The boys designed and wrote their own acrostic poems using words we each associated with “WELLBEING”

Thriving Thursday – the class reflected on different activities and things in our life that help us to thrive, give us energy and motivate us.

Feel-good Friday – the boys finished Children’s Mental Health week by summing up things that we were proud of, what we enjoyed and what went well for us this week.

We are so proud of our first class boys for the amazing effort they put into their work this week and their positive attitudes and outlooks are something to be admired.