Next week, April 27th to May 3rd, we have decided to participate in Active Home Week. The aim of Active Home Week is to encourage our pupils, and their families, to keep active. Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
To complete the challenge, we are asking our pupils to find
4 different ways of being active each day, totalling to 60 minutes or more.
We have set out some sample activities for each day that you
might like to use, but you do not have to stick to these. We encourage you to
create your own activities and try different activities.
In order to successfully complete the challenge, and step closer to getting the Active School Flag, we need EACH PUPIL to fill out the challenge sheet and return it to us. You can do this by downloading and editing the emailed sheet, and sending it back by email, SeeSaw or Google Classroom. If you have trouble downloading the sheet, you can draw your own chart and return a picture of it.
We hope you all have lots of fun being active with your
families. Send us in some pictures and/or videos of what activities you get up
to during the week.
March was an expectantly short month in school. The Senior Room started the month off with a trip to EIR in CityWest. The children continued with their Hip Hop lessons each Monday with Nikki and Favio. The school photographer was in on Thursday 12th, along with the inspector for the Green School’s Flag. Both events went well. We hope to have positive news on the flag in the coming weeks.
On Thursday 12th, we got the news that we had to close for two weeks. This has now been extended to after the Easter Holidays. We are remaining positive here in St. Columba’s N.S and keeping in constant communication with our children and families. Teachers moved quickly from ‘face to face’ teaching in their classrooms, to online learning through apps. Teachers are also enjoying the photographs that children are sharing of the activities that they are doing at home.
We hope that all of our family and friends are keeping well and staying safe during these uncertain times. The teachers are finding it very odd teaching from their sitting rooms and looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
First to Third Class had a great time in the recycling center in Powerstown and Kilkenny Castle today. In the recycling centre, they learned about the different items that can be recycled there and organised different items into their correct recycling bin. The children then went to Kilkenny Castle and saw lots of beautiful paintings. To finish the day, they went to the park!
Thank you to all the staff in both the recycling centre and the castle for looking after the children so well!
The children performed for their peers, the teachers and a group of parents in the hall this morning. The performances were a huge success and it was great to see the children’s confidence as they performed routines, which they have been working on over the last five weeks.
A huge Thank you to Favio and Nikki for coming in each week and working with the children. The benefits of exercise was clearly seen by each of the teachers. After the session, the children were happier and able to concentrate better in class.
We have begun doing Hip Hop classes in the school. They are running for six weeks from 10th February through to the end of March. We really enjoyed the first lesson and look forward to the rest of them!!
We hope that the children are enjoying their Midterm Break and getting a well deserved break!
The children have been working very hard as per usual in school. The Junior Room have been experimenting with Finger Painting. The Middle Room have been continuing to work on their Norman Castles. The Senior Room have finished their Famine houses and they have planted some seeds in the garden.
Thank you very much to the Health and Physical Activities Department at Carlow I.T who have made a donation of soccer balls to the school. We are very grateful of this donation and look forward to using them in our P.E lessons and on the yard.