This week was National Biodiversity Week. As we are working on the Biodiversity theme in the Green-Schools Programme, we decided to get involved. Classes took part in Zooms on topics such as Birds, Insects and Biodiversity. The weather interfered with our plans to get out and about but we have started our Biodiversity patch. We hope to encourage a wide variety of creatures to this space by planting insect friendly shrubs and creating a ‘bug hotel’. We will be choosing a name for our patch before the end of May. Make sure to let your teacher know what your suggestions is before then. We will keep you posted in the coming weeks and share pictures of our progress. Below are some before pictures.
Last week our school took part in Active Schools Week, with our children being active every day in the yard and Community Field. The video below is just a snapshot of the activities that took place on Friday. Enjoy!
Our children in Ms. McDonald’s class returned to a nice surprise after Easter following the installation of our new sensory room.
When Covid restrictions are no longer with us, the room will be available to all children in the school, with the equipment to be moved to a purpose built room in our planned extension.
We are extremely grateful to the Parents Association for their fundraising which has covered the cost of this wonderful addition to our school. Thank you to all parents for their support of initiatives over the past few years!
Ms. O’Sullivan’s Class may learning remotely at home, but we are delighted to see that ‘Spring has sprung’ and their daffodil project is adding colour to the front of our school. This welcome addition is just in time for some of their younger brothers and sisters to see on their return to school next Monday. Have a look at the video below to see their project!
We were delighted to welcome Ms. McDonald’s Class back to the school this morning. It is the first step in what we hope will be the safe phased re-opening of schools. It was fantastic to have children back in the school with us and we look forward to hopefully welcoming the rest of our classes back in the near future.
Congratulations to the girls and boys of Ms. Flanagan’s and Ms. Fogarty’s 4th Classes on their recent success in the Discover Cork Schools Heritage Project. We were delighted to hear that we had a number of prize winners and we look forward to celebrating with the children during their virtual award ceremony on YouTube.
Below you will see the wide range of projects from our prize winners. Well done to all!
Maria & Lily – Cork Butter Museum
Charlotte, Rose & Éabha – Fr. Matthew and Mary Elmes