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1st Year Halloween Art
Well done to all the 1st years who created fantastic Halloween art pieces to decorate the school
TY Bake Sale
Congratulations to Siofra Corrigan and Eva Keyes of TY on running a very successful BakeDale for 1st years as part of the a Business Enterprise. Thanks also to their friends who helped man the tables for the sale.
2nd Year 3D Crafts
Well done to the 2nd Yr Visual Art students who created these wonderful Halloween characters
FIFTH YEAR SKI TRIP MARCH 2022
A reminder to 5th Year Students going on the Ski Trip in March 2022 to check that their passports are in date as there is a long wait to have them renewed, and to apply for a EHIC Card (European Health Insurance Card) or renew if it is out of date, as soon as possible.
Transition Year Ski Trip 2022
A reminder to 4th Year Students going on the Ski Trip in February 2022 to check that their passports are in date as there is a long wait to have them renewed, and to apply for a EHIC Card (European Health Insurance Card) or renew if it is out of date, as soon as possible.
NEW CONTACTLESS WATER DISPENSERS
The school water dispensers are now activated by a hand hovering over them at a distance of 2cm – 5cm, When the hand is removed, the dispensing will stop. Students will now be able to fill their water bottles at break and lunch times. It is very important that the bottles do not touch the water dispenser to avoid contamination.
Christmas Shoebox Appeal
Over 50 Christmas shoeboxes have been collected so far. 6th year students will be collecting boxes everyday from 1st to 5th November We would encourage as many students as possible to donate to the appeal. Thank you.
Information From the Department of Education
The Department of Education has requested that we forward a warning from the Food and Safety Authority of Ireland regarding jelly sweets containing cannabis. This is particularly relevant as we are heading into a mid-term break. I am also forwarding a leaflet from the National Network of Drug and Alcohol Task Forces ( DATFs). This resource provides information on the supports that DATFs offer to schools, parents and students on drug and alcohol use. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1967_20211021131732.pdf https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9026_20211021131744.pdf
5th Year Agricultural Science
5th year Ag. Science students visited Charles and John Smith's farm in Co. Cavan to learn about beef and dairy farming
Transition Year Ski Trip 2022
Flights have been booked for the 91 Students who paid a deposit for the ski trip and received a receipt. The School Tour Company is still working on accommodation to facilitate the larger group.
Interschools showjumping event - Congratulations to Suzie Geraghty
Congratulations to Suzie Geraghty (2nd Year) who represented the school in the Killossery Lodge Interschools competition. Suzie came in 4th place with her horse, Creevy Duke. Well done Suzie! Thank you to Ms Tierney for organising and for being there on the day and to the TY students who attended.
TY visit the Botanic Gardens
TY students enjoyed a tour of the Botanic Gardens on Friday 15th October.
Maths Week 2021
Maths at Home https://www.mathsweek.ie/2021/parents-page/
1st Year Outing to Botanic Gardens
The 1st Years had a great day in the Botanic Gardens today. The sense of excitement before the group left was great to observe and some went all out with their fancy dress costumes; I think others were holding back until Friday 22nd October. Their behaviour was excellent and was commented on by all the guides. Thank you to Ms Verdon who organised the trip and to Ms Dowling, Ms Nolan, Ms Kavanagh and Ms Jones who accompanied her and the group.
TY SKI TRIP 2022 UPDATE
We have been informed by The School Tour Company that 93 students have applied for the TY Ski Trip 2022. Before going to a lottery, The School Tour Company are trying to accommodate as may additional students as possible (Flights, Accommodation etc.). We will be in contact as soon as we receive an update from the tour company. Thank you.
Maths Week Scavenger Hunt
Maths Week Family Scavenger Hunts October 16 @ 13:00 - October 17 @ 17:00 Click on the link below to register. https://www.mathsweek.ie/2021/event/maths-family-scavenger-hunts/
6th Year Geography Field Trip
6th Year Geography students spent the day in Kippure Estate, Wicklow Mountains, for their Geography LC river study.
Schools Vaccination Programme - update
Unfortunately this year HSE will not be in a position to offer the school vaccination programme within the school setting. The Mass Vaccination Centre at the National Show Centre, Stocklane Lane, Cloghran, Swords has been made available on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Sunday 31st October. Please see attached letter from HSE for further information. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8016_20211012135139.pdf
Maths Week 2021
Maths week 2021 will start on Saturday 16th October and continue to Sunday 24th October. A number of activities will take place in school but you might like to get an overview of events nationally at the following: https://www.mathsweek.ie/2021/
Irish European Olympiad of Experimental Science (IrEOES)
FAO: TY and Fifth Year students We are happy to announce that this year, Ireland will participate in the European Olympiad of Experimental Science (EOES). This is an annual science olympiad for school students from the European Union, organised by a member country of EOES NPO. In 2022 more than 20 countries are expected to each enter two teams of three participants. At EOES each team carries out two experimental tasks that combine biology, chemistry, and physics, and give students the opportunity to feel like real researchers and to pit their science skills against those of the other participants. EOES offers participants the opportunity to share experiences and meet and befriend like-minded students from all over the EU. The Irish European Olympiad of Experimental Science (IrEOES) is an individual competition that also serves as the selection event for EOES. The first round takes place online and is open to any eligible student who wants to take part. Students are eligible if they: • live and go to school in Ireland, and • are in Transition Year or in Fifth Year, and • were born on or after 1st January 2005. The first round of IrEUSO2022 will take place on Saturday November 6th 2021, online between 10.00 and 11.00 a.m. Students select one subject: biology, chemistry, or physics as their chosen subject. Further information, including links to the registration forms and an FAQ, can be found at https://castel.ie/olympiads-2. Feel free to email IrEOES@dcu.ie for further information.
DiscoverEU is an EU initiative offering young people the opportunity to travel Europe. The aim is to help Europe’s youth connect with the European identity and raise awareness of the core values of the European Union through travel. Applications have opened for Irish 18 year olds to apply for a free travel pass to explore the countries in the European Union. See link below: https://europa.eu/youth/discovereu/rules_en
Save the date - Annual Lunch, School Fundraiser, Friday 19th November
Please see updated flyer with details of the Parents' Association Annual Lunch. Tickets now available on Easy payments on the school website. Thank you https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3818_20211012105835.pdf
Senior Football Team
The Senior football team lost by one point today against St Joseph's ,Lucan. Well done to all in what was a tight but free flowing game. Thank you to Ms Crowley and Ms Coghlan for training and mentoring the team.
TY Ski Trip 2022
Currently the TY Ski Trip is OVERSUBSCRIBED. The company have informed us that no new payments will be accepted. We are trying to accomodate as many students as possible. We will be in touch when we have further information. Thank you B Verdon Trip Organiser
CAO talk - Thursday 14th October, 7:30pm
A reminder that there will be a talk re 3rd level and CAO this Thursday 14th October at 7:30pm, for 5th & 6th Year students and their parents. The talk will take place on Teams and the meeting can be accessed via your daughter's Teams account ('5th & 6th Year CAO talk' Team). We would encourage students to join the talk with their parents. Thank you.
Notification to parents re Head Lice
With students back to school and increased activities for all, we have the ideal conditions for nits and head lice. I believe there may be instances in all year groups so I would advise that all are checked out over the weekend. I have attached link below that may be of assistance.: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/head-lice-nits/
Congratulations to the Junior Football team who had a very convincing win against Coláiste Íosagáin on Thursday.. Thank you to Mr Fitzgerald and Ms Keogan who trained and mentored the team.. Good luck to the students from 1st and 2nd year who will travel to Limerick on Saturday as part of the Clontarf team in the Community Games football finals. The team travel as Leinster Champions.
Higher Options - 5th & 6th Year Students
Higher Options will take place online on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th October from 1pm to 6pm. 5th & 6th Year students will finish class at 12:20pm on both days to allow them to attend this virtual event. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the Higher Options website - https://higheroptions.vfairs.com/
Fifth Year Ski Trip March 2022
Please see attached further important document from the Travel Company. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9909_20211008103748.pdf
Transition Year Ski Trip 2022
Please see further important documents from the Travel Company regarding the Ski Trip https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8130_20211008103318.pdf
Fifth Year Ski Trip March 2022
Please see letter attached regarding Ski Trip for Fifth Year Students in March2022. Please also see important documents from the Travel Company. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2924_20211008103457.pdf https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8651_20211008103510.pdf
Transition Year Ski Trip 2022
Please see letter attached regarding Ski Trip for Transition Year Students in February 2022. Please also see important documents from the Travel Company. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8739_20211008102926.pdf https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3105_20211008102942.pdf
6th Year Agricultural Science
Great work from the 6th year Ag Science class….Helping to raddle rams on Fieldstown farm
Classes end at 3:15pm today
Classes will end at 3:15pm today to facilitate the 3rd year PTM. Supervised study for 3rd, 5th & 6th years will begin at the earlier time of 3:45pm and end at 5:45pm. Thank you.
Junior Gaelic football
Good luck to the Junior football team who return to the pitch on Thursday 7th October to take on Coláiste Íosagáin in the Junior Post Primary competition.
Reminder - Parents' Association October Meeting
A reminder that the Parents' Association meeting will be held this evening, Tuesday 5th October IN PERSON @ 8pm in Clontarf Castle (Norman Suite). All welcome! https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5094_20210930112125.pdf https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9922_20210930112130.pdf
Team Hope Shoebox Appeal 2021
This year our 6th years are taking part in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Team Hope is an Irish, Christian, International Development Charity working to help children affected by poverty in Eastern Europe and Africa. Every year Team Hope sends thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes to children in deprived areas but in order to do this they need your help! Making a Christmas Shoebox does not take much time but it would make a child very happy on Christmas morning. In some countries this is the only gift they may receive so if you have any time please make a shoebox and bring it into the school where they will be getting collected. Further details on www.teamhope.i
Internet Safety Talk for Parents
A free internet safety webinar will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 5th October at 7:30pm. Details on the attached flyer and the event can be accessed at 7:30pm using the link below. https://napd.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=65f195627703f78637e109b37&id=fee7d9b802&e=7fca75e583
Letter to parents of 3rd year students re Parent Teacher Meeting.
Please find attached a letter for 3rd year parents regarding the virtual PTM. Rotas are now available on the PTM portal. Thank you. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6719_20211004120045.pdf
Letter to parents of 1st year students re CAT4 testing.
Please find a letter attached from Ms Peppard regarding CAT4 tests for 1st year students. Thank you. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2412_20211004100244.pdf
Basketball returns to IWA
Great to the 2nd years returning. to the court. 1st years on Monday.
Texaco Art Competition
Congratulations to Xinyi Zhou and Huixin Chen on receiving Certificates of Commendation in the Texaco Art competition with their pieces titled ‘Creation’ and ‘Colours of youth’
TY Trip to Tayto Park
Thanks to Ms Rogers and the Geography Department for arranging such a fun day out for the Transition Years.
Basketball training in IWA
Basketball training will resume in the IWA from Friday 1st October. 2nd years interested in playing basketball are welcome to come to team training this Friday, from 2.30 to 4.30. Training for all 1st years interested in playing basketball begins on Monday, 4th October, 4.00 t0 5.30 in the IWA.
Parents can access Covid-19 information on Department of Education website updated on 28th September. https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7acad-reopening-our-post-primary-schools/#public-health-guidance-for-schools
2nd Yr Art students visited the ‘Sculpture in a Context’ exhibition in the Botanic Gardens today with their teachers Ms Mc Donnell and Ms Kotilainen
Holy Faith Pink Day
Thank you to all who came to school today wearing various shade and tones of pink. Well done to Sophie Lawless in 2A who organised the event with a group of fellow second years.. The group has raised over €1,100 for Breast Cancer Research and the contributions are still coming in.
Parents' Association AGM - Tuesday 28th September
Welcome to the new school year! The Parents' Association invite you to the AGM which will be held next Tuesday 28th Sept @ 8pm via Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YTFlMWI1ZmUtYmU3Zi00NTkzLWJiY2UtODYyNGI1YjU0NjI1%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%227d406c71-d590-4293-b64d-e62f1cce386a%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%225fd7f5db-9ae3-482f-9c85-5975a1465aaf%22%7d Please find attached a letter from the PA and the agenda for the AGM. Kind regards, Julie Way PA Chair 2020-2021 https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2267_20210924101702.pdf https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7774_20210924101709.pdf
SIBLING DUE TO START SECONDARY SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 2022
Any students with sisters in 6th class but NOT in Belgrove GNS and who have NOT already submitted an application form, please download the form on the school website and submit.
TY Historical tour of St Anne’s Park
TYC took a tour of St Anne’s Park today. We learned lots about the Guinness family and the growth of the estate
Thursday 29th November
3rd Year PTM 4.15pm – 6.45pm
Tuesday 4th November
Parents’ Association meeting 8.00pm