The Aistear theme this month was clothes shopping. The Aistear – Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, celebrates early childhood as a time of being, and of enjoying and learning from experiences as they unfold.
Saturday, 10th March – Assessment Test & Options Presentation 9.15am to 12.30am in M.I.C.C. (6th class only)
Monday, 12th March – FAI 5 a side soccer blitz in Clonakilty (4th – 6th) Separate letter issued.
Wednesday, 14th March – A representative from the Credit Union will call for the Savings Scheme
Sunday, 18th March – St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dunmanway
Monday, 19th March – School Closed
Monday, 26th March – School Closed for Easter Holidays
Monday, 9th April – School will re-open after Easter break
Everyone in the school was treated to pancakes this week. We had various toppings such as fresh lemons, lime, blueberries and strawberries. They were scrumptious! Thanks to Lisa and Lucia for all their help.
Making banana muffins with Karen was a great treat last week. We look forward to our next session of baking in the near future.
The Department of Education published “Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017” on the 11th of December. This replaces current policy. The new procedures take account of the Children First Act, 2015 and the “Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children” published by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in 2017. Schools must meet the new Child Safeguarding Statement requirements by the 11th March 2018.
Schools will be permitted two separate half-day school closures during the 2017/18 school year to allow time to engage with the revised procedures and to access the support available. Therefore pupils will be allowed home at noon on Wednesday 14th and Friday 23rd of February.
Togher N.S. is selected to participate in the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme, which aims to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables. Health experts recommend that children (and adults) eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each day. However, many children currently eat less than this.
The programme is managed in Ireland by Bord Bia and receives financial support from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the European Union through the School Fruit and Vegetables Scheme – under which the EU has made funds available for the purchase and distribution of fruit and vegetables to schools.
The aim of the programme is to encourage children to try fruit and vegetables and come to enjoy the taste of the foods. They also come to think of themselves as healthy eaters who enjoy fruit and vegetables. The programme takes only a small amount of time in school but will hopefully result in health benefits for all who participate.
We will give parents more details of this initiative next week.
Maths Week Ireland promotes, awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths through a huge variety of events and activities. The children in the senior classes and middle are using an interactive maths site – Manga High. Mangahigh.com is one of the world’s first games-based-learning sites, where students learn Mathematics via purpose-built casual games that balance fun and learning. Each student will have their own unique log in ID and password.
MUNSTER MATHS AND SCIENCE FAMILY FAIR
Sunday 16th October 11AM TO 5PM
IN Mallow GAA Complex, Carrigoon
Fun for all the family
The Munster Maths and Science Family Fair is being held on Sunday 16th October, in the Mallow GAA Complex @ Carrigoon. It has become the largest Maths and Science Fair in Munster, with almost 4,000 people attending in 2015.
We are on the countdown to this years fair and would like to remind you, your fellow teachers and students of this big event.
This year will feature exhibits from industry, academia, research and schools both primary and secondary.
Some of the exhibitors include – Blackrock Castle Observatory, Institute of Physics, Blizzard Entertainment, Clever Mind Toys, Nimbus Research Centre, Drive4 Zero, Designer Minds, Irish Army and the Irish Air Core …. and many more.
There is something for all the family and admission is FREE.