Attention all readers!

Fingal Libraries Online Services for children

Did you know that as a Fingal library member you/your child can access all of the following magazines Sugar Craft, Minecraft World, National Geographic Kids, Horrible Histories, Match of the Day, Model Rail, Storytime, Playstation, Pets, Spider, Comic heroes and Gamesmaster, online on the library website FREE of charge?  All you need to do is go to www.fingal.ie and click eServices and then Zinio Magazines.  On the first occasion you will need to create an account using your library number and PIN which you will get from your library.  You then input a username and password of your choice which you use from then on to access this service. 

For quick access to this service you can download the Fingal Library App and click on eMagazines or download the Zinio for Libraries App.  Once items have been downloaded they remain in your collection and they can be read offline at a later time.

 

Nutrition Awareness – An Essential Guide for Good Health

We are very fortunate here in St Colmcille’s GNS to have such an active parents’ association and on Wednesday 15th February at 7.30pm our very own chairperson and  health expert,  Dr PJ Fitzpatrick will give a talk on nutrition awareness in the school hall.

This is guaranteed to be an interesting evening for parents.

There is no charge for this event. I strongly urge parents to make every effort for at least one parent to attend this seminar. It will be time well-spent!

Operation Transformation comes to school!

Operation Transformation have invited every Primary School in Ireland to to take part in the largest junior group exercise to EVER take place in Ireland and we are up for the challenge. This Friday the 10th at 10 am all the girls will be taking part in a mass physical activity break.

Please check out the classroom workout developed byOperation Transformation’s  fitness expert Karl Henry on www.rte.ie/ot – maybe the girls would like to try it out at home too!

Safer Internet Day 7th February 2017

Safer Internet Day. Please visit www.saferinternetday.ie to learn more

Top Tips for Parents:
1. Install and activate an anti-virus/anti-spyware product and install or enable a firewall.
2. Remind your children to stop and think before sharing any personal information online.
3. Computers should also be kept in an open area where all online activity can be seen.
4. Encourage your children to tell you if something or someone online
makes them feel uncomfortable or threatened.Keep communication open!
5. Turn on automatic updates so all your software receives the latest fixes.
6. Set strong passwords, especially on accounts relating to sensitive or personal data

 

Stay Safe Week 6th – 13th February

Next week the Stay Safe programme will be taught to all the children in our school. This is a primary school based approach to the prevention of child abuse. The aim of the programme is to reduce vulnerability to child abuse and bullying through the provision of a personal safety education programme for children at primary school level.

 The programme seeks to enhance children’s self-protective skills by participation in lessons on safe and unsafe situations, bullying, inappropriate touch, secrets, telling and stranger danger.

Each night your child will bring home some topic based work for you to discuss and sign. This keeps you informed of the content of the programme as well as providing opportunities for talk and discussion around keeping safe.