Rock your Socks – Friday May 19th!

On Friday May 19th WE’RE GONNA GET FUNKY’ here in St. Colmcilles G.N.S. in aid of Diabetes Ireland.

Later this year Ms. Moloney, one of our Junior Infant teachers will embark on a journey to reach the roof of Africa by climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. In undertaking this trek and raising money for this charity she hopes to positively impact the lives of many young children who suffer with Type 1 diabetes through further educating young people about the disease, raising awareness of the symptoms and making a contribution towards further research for a cure for this lifelong condition.

On this particular day we’re asking all girls to be as creative as possible with their socks with the slogan Rock your socks. We’re thinking colourful laces, tie-dye, pom-poms, feathers, sparkle…you name it….the sky’s the limit!! More ideas taken from posters around the school grounds, from class teachers over the coming days or found on our website.

We’re asking for a donation of €2 or whatever you can for funking up your feet and by doing this, it can hopefully signify our support in stepping with Ms. Moloney all the way to the top of the 5,895m summit.

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation to a Talk by John Lonergan

John Lonergan

The Parent’s Association have organised the former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, John Lonergan, to visit St.Colmcille’s Girls’ N.S. on Wednesday 17th May at 7.30 pm to deliver a talk on the challenges and rewards involved with parenting.

Mr Lonergan is a much in demand front row speaker at many events and we are thrilled to have him address our parents.

He has been presenting talks for parents for over 25 years based on his own experience of parenting.

Mr. Lonergan’s talk will focus on a number of important issues facing parents of children of all ages.

The main points will include our relationship with modern technology and social media and the dangers to our children, accepting our children’s reality from day one including their ability and basing our expectations on their ability rather than ours as parents.

Furthermore, Mr. Lonergan will speak about the importance of listening and hearing our children, the communication barriers that we as parents create between ourselves and our children, a few no-nos, and the importance of praise and positivity.

The talk usually will take approximately an hour or so and will be delivered in a relaxed and reflective style.

All are welcome to come along on the night and the event is free.