The weather recently allowed us to revise lots of the lines, angles, symmetry and shapes that we have learned this year in an outdoor maths trail. Maths is all around us!
4th, 5th and 6th classes were lucky recently to get to try out GPS devices while completing some fun teamwork sporting activities. It was really interesting to learn about our running speeds and distances during the activities. Thank you to Kevin and past pupil Róisín for the fun afternoon.
Standardised testing is only ONE means of assessing the levels of attainment of pupils to inform teaching and learning. The other means and methods used throughout the year and the work of pupils and staff in this regard must be fully acknowledged. We place emphasis on developing the holistic needs of all pupils in our school throughout the entire year.
Our school yard is full of tasty fruits, vegetables and herbs. Today, we used our rhubarb to make delicious rhubarb crumble. We all worked together taking it in turns to prepare this dish. A tasty treat!
TextaParent’s new App can dramatically reduce the cost of sending messages to parents.
Please please please download the new TextaParent App to your phone to help keep communication efficient and cost effective. School messages can now be sent to the App https://app.textaparent.ie/get/app then check that your notification settings are turned ON for the TextaParent App. This can be done through your phones settings/notifications/Apps.
Active School Week 11th -15th June 2018
It has finally arrived! Active School Week from the 11th – 15th June 2018 …. we are all very excited in St. Oliver’s. We have an action packed week planned for all children. All children and staff are encouraged to wear the PE uniform for the whole week.
Our Wake Up Shake Up dance each morning was a huge success last year. Our 5th/6th Class pupils have choreographed a dance to a song they have chosen. They will lead us in a dance each morning from 8.45 – 8.50 am. We hope as many parents as possible can join us each morning next week.
The children will also be encouraged to Actively Travel to and from school each day next week. Let’s get walking, running or cycling. During the month of June the children’s homework has been Active Homework. Please continue to encourage Active Homework particularly next week during Active School Week.
Don’t forget to join us on Thursday 14th June for our fun filled sports day with a twist! We are super excited in St. Oliver’s to take part in the Marathon Rely event. We hope as many parents as possible can come and take part in the event and help us achieve our challenge. You can walk or run a lap which is only 100 metres long! So come on parents get your runners on!!
The children from 3rd – 6th class will be climbing the mountain (weather depending) on Friday 15th June. All children from 3rd – 6th class need to be left to the starting point of our walk rather than coming to school. Meeting point up Rooskey at the turn for the mountain park loop at 8.50am. The class teachers will meet the children there and call the roll at 8.50am.
Enjoy Active School Week!
Second class were researching Wales and discovered that there were over 600 hundred castles in Wales. The class then designed and built castles.