Friendship week

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.

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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.

 

 

Green school Flag launch

 

 

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.

My Canine Companion

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.

WEBSITE:   http://www.mycaninecompanion.ie/

World Down Syndrome Day 2019

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little ‘extra‘.”

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IMG_0161Everyone 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!

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1st class help the Green Schools

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.

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Bumbleance buzzes in for a visit

On Wednesday the 16th of May, the pupils and staff of Castlelyons National School had a very special visit from the BUMBLEance!

The BUMBLEance is the  world’s first ambulance service specifically designed and tailored for children. BUMBLEance is the most modern children’s ambulance service on the planet. It is the world’s first interactive ambulance purposefully designed for children, with the capacity to operate the latest medical equipment and inter hospital communication systems. BUMBLEance ensures that the journey of a sick child is as safe and comfortable as possible.

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All classes were invited to see the BUMBLEance and even got to go inside the BUMBLEance to see all the fun technology such as a library of books, a PS4, wifi and much more. The children that get to use the service really are treated like the King/Queen Bee 🙂 .

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The children learnt all about the wonderful BUMBLEance service and were treated to stickers and pens to mark the special occasion.

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The School also presented a cheque to BUMBLEance to help towards this wonderful service.

Thanks BUMBLEance for buzzing by to say hello 🙂