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St. Oliver’s N.S. News

Posted by: St. Oliver's N.S. | August 30, 2012 Comments Off |

Everyone in St. Oliver’s N.S. has lots of fun as we learn in school.

Below you’ll find our blog with lots of pictures and news of what we have all been up to throughout the school year.



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Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

Posted by: St Oliver's N.S. | November 20, 2014 Comments Off |

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining and St Oliver’s came in the form of our Opportunity Weeks in the Foy Centre. What a learning experience for one and all! A wonderful opportunity for team teaching and co-operative learning and play. Thank you to all the pupils, parents,teachers and staff and of course all in the Foy Centre for their cooperation during this unexpected time of challenge in our school. St Oliver’s pupils thoroughly enjoyed it all.

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Reading to the Junior Infants

Posted by: St Oliver's N.S. | November 20, 2014 Comments Off |

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1st Class students 2014-2015

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Energy Conservation Posters

Posted by: St. Oliver's N.S. | November 20, 2014 Comments Off |

In 3rd and 4th class, we have been learning all about the importance of conserving energy and  we even did an energy audit at home. Thankfully our homes are all very energy efficient, so now we hope to get our school up to scratch too!

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How Do We Know What We Know?

Posted by: St. Oliver's N.S. | November 17, 2014 Comments Off |

5th & 6th class were very lucky to have a workshop from Alison in Mourne Cooley Gullion Geotourism last Friday. This was a special 2 hour workshop to celebrate Science Week called ‘How Do We Know What We Know?’ Take a look at our pictures to see some of the fun activities we did!


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Exciting Electricity

Posted by: St. Oliver's N.S. | November 12, 2014 Comments Off |

Science week is proving to be exciting in 3rd and 4th class with all the class experimenting with electric circuits. We all enjoyed finding out the difference between series and parallel circuits and the types of materials that electricity will flow through.

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Chicken Pox Information

Posted by: St. Oliver's N.S. | November 10, 2014 Comments Off |

Chickenpox is a common childhood illness. Fever and cold symptoms are often the first signs of illness and are followed by the appearance of the typical rash. The rash starts as small pink bumps, often around the neck, ears, back and stomach. These develop a little water blister, which in turn becomes yellow and oozy and ultimately crusty as it dries. The rash spreads outwards to involve the whole body finally involving the lower arms and legs. People may have only a few spots or may be virtually covered with them. In children it is usually a relatively mild illness however occasionally complications develop.

Why should I be concerned about chickenpox?

Chickenpox can be a devastating infection in people with a seriously weakened immune system (e.g. patients with leukaemia or after organ transplantation).

In adults, chickenpox is a much more significant illness than in children and there is a greater risk of complications developing. Chickenpox in pregnancy may cause severe illness and, in the early stages of pregnancy, may result in abnormalities in the baby.

What should I do now?

If your child is normally healthy, chickenpox is likely to be a relatively mild illness and no specific precautions are necessary. Symptoms usually develop 10 to 21 days after exposure. The infected person can spread infection for up to three days before the rash appears and until the last pox is crusted and dry.

If your child has a weakened immune system, please contact your child’s GP or hospital consultant and let them know that your child may have been exposed.

What should I do if I think my child has chickenpox?

If you suspect chickenpox, do not bring the child into a crowded surgery waiting room, as this may only spread the infection further. Contact your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Do not use aspirin or any products that contain aspirin to control fever if your child has chicken pox, as this has been associated with the development of a rare but serious disease called Reye’s syndrome.

Can my child stay in school?

Many children with chickenpox are too sick to attend school and are more comfortable at home. Children can spread the infection to others as long as there are any spots, which are not crusted and dried. Children with chickenpox should be excluded from school until scabs are dry; this is usually five to seven days after the appearance of the rash. Children with spots that are crusted and dried can safely attend school.

I am pregnant and have been exposed to a child with chickenpox. What should I do?

Most adults in Ireland are immune to chickenpox as they have had the illness in childhood. If you have not had chicken- pox illness in the past and have had recent contact with chickenpox you should contact your GP, who may wish to do a blood test to check if you are immune. Chickenpox infection in pregnancy may cause more severe illness and there may be a risk to the foetus.

Thank you for giving this your attention. Your GP will be able to answer any further questions that you might have about chickenpox.

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Happy Hallowe’en In St. Oliver’s N.S.

Posted by: St. Oliver's N.S. | October 31, 2014 Comments Off |

The whole school celebrated Halloween in style this year in the Foy Centre and the Parents’ Association hosted an amazing cake sale. A wonderful end to this half term!

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Perfect Pulleys

Posted by: St. Oliver's N.S. | October 30, 2014 Comments Off |

3rd and 4th class enjoyed learning about pulleys this month and how they are very useful for hoisting and moving objects, especially heavy ones as we learned that using multiple pulleys can make even an elephant seem light as a feather!

We enjoyed designing and making houses in art with functional pulleys in them to lift a variety of objects like flags and baskets and some of our houses even had lifts powered by pulleys!

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Fun Learning About Fire Safety

Posted by: St. Oliver's N.S. | October 30, 2014 Comments Off |

3rd and 4th class were very lucky to get a visit from Carlingford Fire Fighters this Halloween to teach us all about fire safety. We enjoyed their talk and demonstration in class and we enjoyed their demonstration outside even more!

Thank you to all the fire fighters who were also very helpful with our water emergency in the school!


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