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Newsletter November 2018

Newsletter – November 2018

Voluntary Contributions are needed for the running of the school. Please send in what you can afford as soon as possible.

Visit from Local Gardaí – Community Garda Ailbhe Boyce and her colleague Paul came to the school on Friday 19th October to give a talk on Halloween Safety to 5th and 6th class. This was a very important reminder of the dangers at this time of year and to be cautious. Many thanks to the Gardaí.

Gaeilge – Many thanks for your support with this so far; please continue to support your son at home. Practise the Eiseamláirí Teanga – a list of these phrases was sent out at the beginning of the year.
Green Schools News – We would like to welcome our new Green Schools’ Committee for this year. They will be working towards our 6th Green School Flag on the theme of Global Citizenship Litter & Waste. The class representatives are as follows: 2nd Curtis Culliton & Adam Finlay, 3rd Jamie Hayden-Cranfield & Taylor Nolan, 4th Thomas Cassidy & Dáithi Devaney, 5th Ben Kelly & Scott McCullough, 6th Stephen Burke, Nicolai Callaghan & Daniel Doyle.

GOAL Jersey Day was organised this year by Conor Brodrick and Noah O’Regan. A total of €382.02 was raised. Thanks to all who supported this event.

PA Fundraising – Many thanks to our Parents’ Association for their fundraising. With these funds we have been able to provide each class with useful Gaeilge resources; graded readers as Gaeilge, board games and resource booklets for teachers, as well as paying for school tours for each class.

European Week of Code 2018 – Many thanks to Matt Hanlon who came into the school during European Code Week to do an Hour of Code with fourth, fifth and sixth class. They thoroughly enjoyed the session!

Halloween Cake Competition 2018 – Well done to everyone who took part in this year’s Scary Cake Competition on Thursday 18th October. Congratulations to all of the winners in each class: 2nd Class – Max Robinson, 3rd Class – Emmet Byrne, 4th Class – Kevin Roche, 5th Class – Tommy Little, 6th Class – Nicolai Callaghan and to the overall winner Thomas Cassidy in 4th class. A total of €917.55 was raised at the Cake Sale and a further €430 was raised for the Scary Cake Competition. Thanks to everyone who took part and helped out on the day.

Dalkey Creates Writers’ Festival – On October 10th and 11th we welcomed local poet Anne Fitzgerald to our school. She came to participate in poetry workshops with 6th class. The boys then worked in groups to write their own poems. Many thanks to Anna Fox, of Dalkey Creates, for organising the event.

Friendship Week 2018 – Our first Friendship Week at Harold Boys’ N.S. will take place from Monday 5th November – Friday 9th November. Each day will be themed; Musical Monday – Drumming Workshops for each class, Togetherness Tuesday – Paired-Reading and Project-Work between the classes, Wellness Wednesday – No written homework, spend time with a friend instead, Thoughtful Thursday – Classroom activities & Friendship Friday – Compliment Circles, 6th Class create an obstacle course for each class to try out.

Science Week 2018 – We will be celebrating Science Week from 11th – 18th November. We look forward to seeing plenty of experiments and welcoming Science Speakers to our school during the week.

Sports News – Rang 5 will begin their swimming lessons after the midterm break. The GAA Autumn Senior League was a great success! The boys really enjoyed their matches and played extremely well. Both teams won their finals. Eddie Rafferty’s fifth class team beat St. Colmcille’s N.S. Ballybrack in the Cup Final 5-4 to 2-1. Eoghan Hosford’s sixth class team beat Carysfort N.S. in the Shield Final 7-6 to 5-6. Congratulations to all of the boys who were involved!

Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine:
Rang 2 Dónall Ó Nuáin, Eoghan Mac Cormaic, Seán Ó hEoghain, Cuirtéis Ó Collatáin
Rang 3 Peadar Ó Gáibhín, Alsandar Kral, Séarlas Mac Péice, Rex Mad Taidhg
Rang 4 Conchúr Ó Flanagáin, Alsandar Ó Gríofa, Ádhamh Mac Cormaic
Rang 5 Seán Wall, Padraig Mac Uidhir, Dáire Breatnach, Gavin Pantony
Rang 6 Odhrán Ó Buachalla, Luca Rizzi, Eoin Ó Ceallaigh, Aodh Mac Aogáin

Dates for Your Diary:
November 5th Friendship Week
November 12th History Week
November 13th Parent/Teacher meetings – School closes at 2.15 pm
November 14th Parent/Teacher meetings – School closes at 2.30 pm
November 19th Enrolment for Confirmation (Rang a 6) 7:30pm
November 21st Talk on Cyber-Bullying for parents
December 5th 1.00 p.m. – Harold Boys’ N.S. – Christmas Carol Service, Dalkey Church
December 20th Christmas Concerts for parents, please note times:-
Rang 2 – 9:15am, Rang 3 – 10:00am, Rang 4 – 11:00am, Rang 5 – 12:00pm, Rang 6 – 1:15pm

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