Category: S.P.H.E.

Our Sensory Rooms

We’re very lucky that our spacious school building has allowed us to set up two Sensory Rooms; one adjoining each of our two classrooms.
Having worked with several occupational therapists and other specialised educational professionals over the years, we made it our mission to provide more opportunities for multi-sensory learning in our school.
The Sensory Room is a relaxing, yet stimulating, learning environment. The wide range of activities and resources we have included in our Sensory Rooms can help to develop a variety of sensory and developmental skills. Children of all ages and abilities can benefit from these activities which aim to develop their fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination, self-regulation, oral language etc. The children love getting the opportunity to go out to the Sensory Room to learn and practise these skills in a fun and hands-on way.

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Summer Holidays 2018

Thank you to all the parents and extended family members who joined us today for our awards ceremony and end of year celebrations. It’s hard to believe that yet another school year has slipped by. We wish you all the very best for the summer holidays and we’ll look forward to seeing you all again in September.

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On this day each year, the children have the opportunity to bring in one toy from home to play with during school. It’s always interesting to see what special toys they choose to bring in to show their friends.
It’s incredible, although not surprising, to see how their favourite toys seem to have changed so much in recent years. Luckily the children engage in a wide range of physical and more sociable activities during break times on every other day of the school year!

Pizza Party

One of the main highlights of each school year for the kids is our annual Pizza Party.
This special treat is our way of acknowledging and saying thank you to the children for all their hard work and good behaviour throughout the school year. We’re very proud them all!

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Sports Day 2018

Well done to all the children who participated in the many different activities of this year’s Sports Day. The focus of our Sports Day is never just about running fast or winning. Sports Day is a fun way to teach the kids about teamwork, healthy competition, accepting defeat, fair play and the true spirit of sportsmanship. It was truly heartwarming to hear them encouraging and cheering on, not only their fellow athletes and teammates, but also their opponents. Well done to everyone!

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Blue Star 5-Year Achievement Award

On Wednesday, 9th May, Drumraney N.S. was one of three schools in the country to be presented with a Blue Star 5-Year Achievement Award. The award was presented by Helen McEntee TD, Minister of State for European Affairs. The ceremony took place in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the children were later featured on News2Day programme on RTE.

The children presented their Blue Star projects on the day to over two hundred attendees including Ministers, TDs, Ambassadors and MEPs.

The children, staff and Helen McEntee TD gathered in the courtyard of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham to participate in ‘A Handshake for Europe’ to celebrate Europe Day.

Well done to the pupils and staff of Drumraney N.S. on their tremendous achievement.

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Blue Star 5-Year Achievement Award

In order to acknowledge our ongoing participation in the Blue Star Programme, over the past five years, the programme’s organisers have invited us to a very special event in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Europe Day, Wednesday 9th May.

We are all so excited about our trip to Dublin and we look forward to celebrating Europe Day and our 5-Year Achievement Award in style!

For more information, check out the following pages:
Drumraney N.S. – Blue Star Programme
Blue Star Programme
5 Year Achievement Award

 

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Active Schools Week 2018

Active School Week 2018 took place from 23rd–27th April. This initiative is about providing FUN and INCLUSIVE physical activity opportunities for ALL members of the school community. It helps to reinforce the message that not only is physical activity good for you, but it’s also lots of fun!

We enjoyed extra activity time outside each day during the week and on Friday we were allowed to wear our tracksuits for our whole-school Fun Day of obstacles courses and relay races. We’re really looking forward to our Sports Day on Thursday 21st June now!

Our school is hoping to be awarded with an Active School Flag (ASF) later this year. In order to achieve this, we’re making every effort possible to be more active, more often.

The ASF is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland.

For more information on the Active School Flag or Active Schools Week please visit: activeschoolflag.ie.

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Two members of the Fire Brigade in Athlone came out to visit our school to discuss the importance of Fire Safety with us. They thought us that there are a few simple things the adults at home can do to keep our families safe from fire.

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We were told to advise our parents to view the Fire Safety Week website for more information.

20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement

The Good Friday Agreement has played a very significant role in creating peace on the island of Ireland since it was ratified in May 1998.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Education and Skills organised a unique competition for schools, based on the theme of ‘20 Years of Peace and Reconciliation on the island of Ireland’.

Entries were to be of a creative nature so the children worked collaboratively to designed and create the following poster:

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More details about the Agreement itself can be found at https://www.dfa.ie/our-role-policies/northern-ireland/the-good-friday-agreement-and-today/.