We are continuing to monitor the weather conditions in Swords. We will review the situation in the morning and and will update you accordingly.
Science week has arrived and we are very happy to welcome Junior Einstein to our school today for a highly engaging and interactive show in our school hall. Let the fun begin!
We are so excited to let you know,that here in St.Colmclles GNS, work is beginning on an evening of music, dance and drama which will involve students from 2nd to 6th class.
The title of the show is The Three Musketeers – 5th class will perform the play with strong support from 4th class. Because we want to highlight the extraordinary talent of our students our play will be complemented by amazing interval acts – highlighting dance in 2nd class, singing in 3rd and violin playing in 6th. From 2nd class upwards everyone will have the chance to shine!
We hope you will be able to join us for our performance, which will be held over two nights on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th of April 2018 at St Colmcille’s B.N.S. 5th class will perform on both nights but every other class will perform on either the Monday or the Tuesday. ( not both nights)
There will also be a rehearsal held on Sunday 15th of April for all children. Details will follow closer to the time of day your child is performing, the time the concert will take place and the time of rehearsal.
This concert is a lot of fun – but beyond that, school concerts are incredibly valuable for all sorts of reasons. Here are just a few of the things that concerts do:
- Improve vocabulary, reading skills, and reading comprehension
- Improve speaking and presentation skills
- Build new friendships and classroom camaraderie and teamwork
- Include EVERY student, regardless of academic ability or language fluency
- Build confidence and social skills
- Motivate students and encourage good behaviour
- Give students a sense of ownership and pride
- Incorporate drama, music, art, and movement into the learning process
We are so excited to begin work on our show, and I think our students will truly work hard and grow from the process. We will be corresponding with you with more details in the weeks ahead but for now SAVE THE DATE and savour the anticipation ..
Our school will close on Wednesday 21st February and Thursday 8th March at 12.00 p.m. to facilitate staff training in relation to new Child Protection legislation.
St. Colmcille’s G.N.S Parent’s Association are delighted to announce that their next talk will take place in the school hall on Wednesday February 21st at 7.30pm.
The title of this talk is “First Aid for Everyone” hosted by Kellie Mahon. This is Kellie’s second year to visit our school. The previous talk was a great success with lots of information given to parents. All are encouraged to attend.
Refreshments from 7 p.m.
This month 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.
Enrolment Week 2018: Monday, 22 January 2018 to Friday, 26 January 2018.
Please be aware that applications can be filled on site or taken away but must be returned to School Office on or before Friday, 26 January 2018.
Please ensure that this Enrolment Application form is fully filled out and signed by both parents.
Parents/Guardians will be informed of the result of their daughter’s application as soon as possible.
Proof of address i.e. current original utility bill, is required from all applicants.
Applications on behalf of Catholic children must be accompanied by an original Baptismal Certificate. All other applicants must provide an original Birth Certificate.
Parents of girls currently attending our school and parents of new girls enrolling are most welcome to visit on that morning. Hope to see you there!