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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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Junior Infants get ready for Christmas

Posted by: St. Oliver's N.S. | December 11, 2014 Comments Off |

After a fantastic performance in ‘Tinsel and Tea-towels’ the Junior Infants are getting ready for Christmas. Have a look at the pictures of the toy shop, pirates, creative and role-play areas.

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By popular demand an insight in the flood!

Posted by: St Oliver's N.S. | December 3, 2014 Comments Off |

 

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Update on the School’s Recovery

Firstly thank you to all the pupils, staff and local fire service for the safe and calm management of the school evacuation on the 17th October 2014, and for the parents’ speedy response -what a day it was! Yet Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining’ and St Oliver’s came in the form of our Opportunity Weeks in our pop up school in the Foy Centre. What a fabulous learning experience for one and all! A wonderful opportunity for team teaching and co-operative learning and play. Thank you to 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.

 

The Flood:

The ‘flood’ which was caused by a burst pipe, led to a lot of water damage throughout most of the school. Repairs and refurbishments are in progress but it will be  slow steady progress  in order to get it up to the standard that we require for our whole school community.

 

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Intel Mini-Scientist

Posted by: St. Oliver's N.S. | November 28, 2014 Comments Off |

5th and 6th class have been very busy in recent weeks preparing for our Intel Mini-Scientist Exhibition, which took place on Thursday in school. Eamonn Sheeran from Intel came to judge everybody’s project, and he said that the standard of work was exceptional! He had a very difficult time judging but finally made a decision. Well done to Roisin McDaid, Kara O’Connor and Skaja Rimkute who came 3rd with their project ‘The Super Speedy Nervous System’. Well done also to Sarah Reilly and Megan Loughran who came 2nd with their project ‘PH Balance’. A huge congratulations to the winning team Cillian O’Neill and Justin Odeyemi who excelled with their project ‘Generating our own Natural Energy’. Well done to everybody who took part and best of luck to Cillian and Justin as they progress to the next round of the competition!

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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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