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Science in Rang 3

Liquid Density Experiment

Liquid Density Experiment


Water Density Experiment

Water Density Experiment


Under Water Candle Experiment

Under Water Candle Experiment


Water and Soap Experiment

Pepper and Soap Experiment


Glow in the dark egg experiment

Glow in the dark egg experiment

Liquid or Solid Experiment

Liquid or Solid Experiment


Water or Solid Trick

Water or Solid Experiment

October Newsletter


                               NEWSLETTER – October 2016                            

Cake Sale: The PA will be holding the annual Halloween Cake Sale and Scary Cake Competition on Saturday the 22nd of October between 10am and 1pm in the school hall.  They are looking for donations of cakes, raffle prizes, books, Halloween costumes and of course volunteers on the day to help sell the delicious cakes. Letters will be going home in the boys bags with full details. Please contact Niamh Brodrick on 086 3964891 if you require further information.



Mrs Ciara Costello will leave Harold Boys’ N.S on October 28th to take up a position in a Gaelscoil. We are very grateful to Mrs Costello for the tremendous work she has done both as Class Teacher & Learning Support/Resource in the school over the past 17 years. We would also like to thank her for all she has done as Deputy Principal & wish her well in her new school.


The Parents’ Association AGM was held on 21st September. The following parents are on the committee:
2nd class Aoife McCarron, Anna Breslin, 3rd class, Sarah Kelly, Maria Keogh, 4th class 

Elena Mihalec, 5th class, Matt Hanlon, Orlagh Webb Secretary, 6th class Mary Kingston Co-Chair, Sheena Lambert Co-Chair. If you are interested in joining the committee please give your details to Ms. Weafer In the office.

A Seminar for Teachers on the Primary Language Curriculum will be provided on 29th November. For the reason the school will be closed on this date.



Lunches Please do not give your son pesto for lunch. Kindly remind boys not to share their lunch with other pupils.

Goal Jersey Day is being organised this year by Kyle Delahunty        

& Finnan Goff. Please support GOAL by wearing a jersey on 14th October.


Online Payment we are most grateful to parents who have chosen to pay online & would encourage all parents to do so. Please email Ms Weafer if you would like to organise this.


Sports News


Both our senior football teams are representing the school excellently. Our Fifth Class team captain is Harry Brereton and Rory Mc Grath is the captain of the Sixth Class team. Both teams have won their matches against The Harold Glasthule and lost to Carysfort. Best of luck in the remaining matches boys!



Swimming Fourth Class have started their classes in Castlepark



Fifth Class are enjoying their cycling off road training which takes place in the school yard on Friday afternoons. Congratulations to those boys who are now cycling for the first time.

Well Done!


Gaeilgeoir Na Seachtaine



Rang 2

Collie ó Breasláin
Caoimhín De Roiste
Cian Mac Cearáin

Rang 3

Beircheart ó Cealaigh
Donal ó Maoileáin
Andre Costa Macedo Fontes

Rang 4

Milan Vadell De Búrca
Eoghan Hosford
Odran O Buachalla

Rang 5

Anraí Brértún
Ruairí ó Mathúna
Seamus ó Muiri

Rang 6

Will Laimbeart
Liam ó Maidín – Santos
Cian Rainsford


                                                Dates for your Diary

14th October GOAL Jersey Day
15th & 16th October Dalkey Creates Workshops
22nd October Cake Sale – Harold Boys’ N.S. School Hall 10 am – 1 pm
28th October 2.30 p.m. to 7th November 8.50 a.m. Mid-term
15th November

16th November

Parent/Teacher meetings – School closes 2.15 p.m.

Parent/Teacher meetings – school closes 2.30 p.m.

29th November School Closed


The Vikings by Rang 3

Viking ArtViking Projects

We have two teams taking part in the Gaelic Senior Football League in Thomastown on Thursday afternoons. Our fifth class team is captained by Harry Bereton and Rory Mc Grath is the captain of the sixth class team. Best of luck boys!

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Rang V 2016

Fifth class designed and created a wall display of their current class novel Holes by Louis Sachar. Well done boys!











We are all very sad to say goodbye to our brilliant secretary of six years, Moira Mc Guirk. We will miss you very much. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication in the office. The staff and pupils appreciated it very much and we wish you all the best in the future.



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Welcome back to everyone! A special word of welcome to our new pupils in 2nd class and to Jack Gatti, Dylan Hanlon, Julio CarazoLacunza, Pablo Goizueta, Marcos Egea & Sam Ledoux.


Welcome – back to Emma Molloy who is only in Harold Boys’ N.S this year as a Resource Teacher. We also welcome Joan Ryan to the staff. She is our new Special Needs Assistant bringing the number of teachers to 8 & SNAs to 5. Finally we welcome Orla Weafer as our new secretary & wish Moira McGuirk a Happy Retirement.


School starts at 9:10 a.m. Please do not send your son to school before the doors open at 8.50 a.m. as there is no supervision provided before this time. Also, a reminder to be punctual when collecting your son at 2.30 p.m.


Book Rental - Please note: your son has been allocated an identification number which is on all the books he will rent this year. These books will be returned to the school in June 2017. Parents/Guardians will be asked to purchase new books if those rented are lost or damaged.

Uniform Crests are available in the office. The cost of the crest is €5. Please ensure that your son wears his full uniform at all times and that all items of the uniform has his name clearly marked on them.

Online Payment: If you wish to pay online please email your preferred email address to info@harolboysdalkey.ie , with your son’s name in the subject box. Only one email address per family please.  


Office Hours: 9 am – 1 pm Monday to Friday. Please note that the office is unattended after 1 pm.


Parents’ Association AGM will take place on 21st September at 8 p.m. Please support the meeting. A wine reception will follow.


After School Activities: these activities began September 5th. Monday – Drama; Tuesday – Guitar; Wednesday – Gaelic (Rang 5 & 6); Thursday – chess. Please send payments directly to these teachers and not to the school office.


Wellness Wednesday

With the aim of promoting wellbeing across the whole school community, we offer a ‘No Homework Day’ on ‘Wellness Wednesday’ the first Wednesday of every month. Instead of homework, the pupils engage in an activity that places particular emphasis on family interaction. This could be baking, going for a walk, board games or simply sitting down to enjoy a meal as a family.  Cognisant of every family’s individual circumstances, this is an optional initiative. No homework shall be given throughout the school on ‘Wellness Wednesday’


Lunches – As several pupils have food allergies, we ask you not to include the following in your son’s lunch: Nutella, Snickers, peanut butter, fish or kiwi fruit. Please remind your son not to share his lunch with anyone.

Healthy Lunch reminder: No crisps, bars, sweets, gum or fizzy drinks. The HSE advises first break to be a ‘fruit break’. Friday can be a treat day e.g. a bar. This applies to school tours also.


Sports News – Best of luck to our senior team from fifth and sixth class who will be taking part in the senior Gaelic football league in Thomastown on Thursdays from mid – September.


Gaeilgeoir Na Seachtaine –


Rang 3 2/9/16 Pádraig Uidhir
Rang 4 2/9/16 Tomás ó hÓgáin
Rang 5 2/9/16 Ronan Mac An Phríora
Rang 6 2/9/16 Liam Laimbeart


Dates for your Diary                                                          

12th September 7.30 p.m. Meeting for parents of Rang 2 in Dalkey Church
21st September Parents’ association AGM
13th May 1st Communion


Le gach dea ghuí,




Teresa Buckley



Rang V June 2016

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