As we said in our Amber Fun post we took things very seriously when it came to rewarding ourselves after a year of hard work. Our school tour was no exception. The day started with a very excited bus journey to Portlaoise. We sat beside our friends and chatted, laughed and sang all the way. When we got there we were shown to our base for the day, a very.
June has been a very busy and fun month in Scoil Naomh Treasa. On the 4th of June we welcomed two visitors from Pieta House who checked out all the work we had done and presented us with our Amber Flag. We were absolutely delighted and so proud to be involved in earning Scoil Naomh Treasa’s first Flag. Nicola and Eoin from Pieta House were really interested in our Amber.
The pupils in the Senior Room treated the whole school to some very interesting and entertaining debates on Friday, the 31st of May 2019. The debates coincided with the work that we are currently doing on the Persuasive Writing Genre. The 5th & 6th class girls took on the 5th and 6th class boys. They debated the following topics: Should pets be allowed in schools? Computers should replace teachers. Friends.
During the Month of May, the pupils in the Senior Classroom explored the genre of Persuasive Writing. Their final task was to write a letter persuading prospective pupils and parents to come to Scoil Naomh Treasa. Have a look at their fantastic work! .
March madness indeed at Scoil Naomh Treasa. The Senior Class had a great time composing Scoil Naomh Treasa chants. They used percussion instruments and their knowledge of rhythm and beat in order to make catchy chants celebrating all that is great about our school. They were also very busy with their spring balances, learning all about gravity and forces and experimenting with the forces exerted on moving objects by different.
Every Thursday in the Junior Room we take part in literacy stations. We spend time reading books in our carefully chosen groups, playing games to improve our reading and rhyming and we even use glitter and sand trays to practice writing and spelling. Lots of the games and equipment we use is bought with the lunch money which is kindly donated by some parents every week. We were very excited.
Our Learning Support teacher, Ms Quirke-Bolt has always encouraged us to buy Fairtrade and become aware of the importance of supporting Fairtrade. As part of this she invited us to take part in the Fairtrade Carlow poster competition. All pupils spent time learning about Fairtrade products and how to recognise the Fairtrade logo and then took the time to design and colour Fairtrade posters. We were absolutely delighted to hear.
Ms Quirke-Bolt made pancake Tuesday a fantastic day here in Scoil Naomh Treasa. We all had the chance to spend time in the lunch hall making and topping our own pancakes. Our favourite part was the pancake flipping, we’ve all now become pancake making and flipping experts, as you will see if you click below. http://scoilnaomhtreasa.ie/?gallery=pancake-tuesday
As part of Amber Day all pupils took part in a poster and slogan competition. The Senior class were asked to come up with a slogan promoting mental health which we could then adopt as our school’s Amber Code. As part of their entry they were asked to design a poster to accompany the slogan. There were some beautiful entries with Amy coming out the eventual winner with her entry.
On 15th February 2019 we enjoyed a day of fun and focused on our mental health at our Amber Day. We all wore amber clothes and spoke about mental health strategies we have been learning such as mindfulness colouring and activities and the importance of talking about our feelings. We also remembered the importance of healthy eating for our mental health with Bradbury’s kindly providing soup and unusual fruits for.
Along with continuing to improve our physical health with the daily mile we also started to really focus on our mental health in February. In our friendly little school community random acts of kindness are very common. We decided to start making note of these acts of kindness with a beautiful display in our lunch hall. Each day we mention people who have been kind to us and to others.
January is the month for new starts and resolutions and we decided to make a healthy new start together when we joined the country-wide athletics initiative ‘The Daily Mile’. This means that we have made a promise to run/walk one mile every school day from January to April 2019. For the first few days we found it quite difficult and weren’t sure we’d ever manage to run the whole mile..