We held Friendship Week this week in school as part of our continuing efforts under SPHE to promote inclusion, friendship, kindness, anti-bullying and positive activities which promoted the above important values.
First class made two new pupils for the class and decorated some beautiful frames to remember that we are friends forever.
Juniors, second class and Le Chéile buddied up for some reading and play.
2nd class met Katie Kindness and had lesson about friendship.
4th class made some keys to unlock friendship.
6th class became buddies with senior infants for some outdoor games.
Rang a 1 buddied up with rang a 3 and rang a 5 made friends with juniors.
On Thursday 18th of June, the whole school community gathered to celebrate the raising of the schools fifth green flag.
Each class sang a song about helping the earth and how to be a good global citizen.
Pupils dressed in green or wore superhero costumes!
Special guest, Cork hurler Niall O Leary, came to raise the flag with the pupils from the Green School Commitee.
To mark the day, 2nd class planted two apple trees next to the path of the entrance to the school.
The students in Le Chéile were overjoyed to get a visit from service dogs from ‘My Canine Companion’ this week. The children interacted with the dogs by petting them, hugging them, chatting to them and taking them for walks around the room on a lead. The dogs responded excellently to all children and really brightened up their day.
We’d like to thank the volunteers from this fantastic organisation for bringing the dogs out to visit our class.
My Canine Companion provides highly trained and skilled service dogs to assist children and young adults living with disabilities, particularly Autism. They are committed to helping children and their families gain independence, companionship and safety through the provision of service dogs. They provide a customised and individualised service which meets needs of each individual client.
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little ‘extra‘.”
We designed our own funky socks for Down Syndrome Day
Everyone in our school wore odd/funky socks today to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. Socks are used as the symbol because chromosomes are shaped like socks and people with Down Syndrome are born with an extra one. GET CELEBRATING!
As part of our sixth green flag on Global Citizenship litre and waster. We had a Culture Day in School.
Each class learned about a different country connected to our school and presented their projects to the whole school.
We had songs, dances, poems and some lovely food.
It was a great day and enjoyed by all.
First class have been learning all about the importance of recycling and composting over the last number of weeks.
To help the wonderful new Green School comittee, first class decided to pick up some litter around the school and in the Fr. Ferris field.
The class grabbed their litter pickers and set off to pick up any litter that was found around our lovely school.
The class are delighted to say that very little litter was found on the school grounds, however, most of the litter that was picked was found outside of the school grounds in Fr. Ferris field. The class took a survey of what litter was found and where so the committee know what areas need more attention.
Just a quick update to share the exciting progress of our school extension 🙂
Please find the end of year newsletter in the link attached
Castlelyons NS would like to wish 6th class of 2018 all the best as they make the next step to secondary school!