This term, 5th and 6th class pupils have been learning about ‘The Great Famine’. They focused on Thomas Darcy Magee who was born in Carlingford. They carried out research and learned a great deal about this famous figure in history. They were very lucky to receive a visit from Anthony Russell and Tommy Fegan. To end our project, we visited the exhibition on Thomas Darcy Magee in Carlingford. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed it.
5th/6th class created their own bunny during art this week using a variety of designs. They really enjoyed contrasting the different patterns.
5th/6th class really enjoyed celebrating book week. Each pupil designed their own book cover. Some of the covers were very intriguing and I am sure they would be future hits as books!
During World Water Day last month, we learned about the devastating effect oil spills have on sea creatures like penguins.
We then created lava lamps based on the principle that oil is less dense and floats on water.
We had a wonderful array of book characters in our school on Friday as we celebrated the end of our book celebration week.
Thank you to all the pupils and their very creative parents who put such a huge effort into the outfits. They were amazing!
Our School Choir let us all have a sneak preview of their action song that they will be performing in Newry Feis next week.
We were all very impressed and wish them the best of luck.
This has been such a fun week in St. Oliver’s. Junior Infants have been visiting the Bookfair to see what lovely books are there. We loved it. Check out our photos.
Spring is a time for new life and so Junior Infants and Senior Infants have been busy planting. We had so much fun learning outdoors. Thank you to all the parents who helped us.
INVITATION FOR PARENTS
7.30PM ON WEDNESDAY 5TH APRIL 2017
You will be aware that the school has been running a series of “Mindfulness” classes for the children over the course of this school term, supported by an ‘Children’s Mindfulness Teacher’ – Ms Julieanne Reel.
The idea is to teach the children how to better deal with stresses and how to organise and manage their thoughts, with the aim of improving the emotional capacity and resilience.
This is now part of our new SPHE curriculum plan that we hope will be of great benefit to the children. However, we recognise that the concept behind Mindfulness and the benefits of teaching it to our children may not be fully understood, and it is very important to us that parents are informed, comfortable and engaged with this as much as possible.
To address this we have organised an evening information session for parents to let you know what is involved and to understand the very positive impact “Mindfulness” can have on children’s development.
Julieanne has agreed to host an hour-long information session at the school at 7.30pm on Wednesday April 5th.
We encourage as many parents as possible to attend!!!!WE THINK YOU WILL LOVE IT-THE CHILDREN DO!