The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) are currently reviewing the Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) curriculum for both primary and post primary schools in Ireland. As part of that review, NPC would like to hear the views of parents regarding their children’s RSE education in primary school so that NPC can make a submission to the NCCA, ensuring the views of parents right across Ireland are included on this issue.
We have compiled a survey in order to gather parents’ views and would appreciate it if you could complete and circulate/share this survey to/with other parents of primary school children. The closing date for this survey is the 27th of January 2019. To complete this survey please click this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Review_of_RSE_Curriculum
Our school was so lucky to have a Science Presentation by Paddy Madden, a Lecturer on Social Environmental and Science Education at Marino Institute of Education.
We loved listening to Paddy’s stories about the plants, animals and mini-beasts of Ireland. He showed us lots of interesting plants, bugs, shells, rocks, animals homes, insect hotels – so many many things! We could listen to Paddy forever!
It’s not every day that our students are invited to Beaumont Hospital for a Science Presentation by the tutors of the Royal College of Surgeons!
St. Fiachra’s 6th class students put on the white coats and surgical gloves and participated in a myriad of fascinating scientific experiments. They got the opportunity to use various items of medical equipment. Everybody was enraptured by this experience! A fascinating day for our students!
Third Classes are very busy planting and maintaining the flower beds in the school courtyards. These flower beds make our school look so pretty and colourful. Lots of watering and weeding to be done on a daily basis to care for the flowers and plants. What great gardeners we have in St. Fiachra’s SNS!! Our brightly coloured flowers attract lots of butterflies, bees and insects.
The Parents Committee in St. Fiachras Senior School plays a very active role and we are involved in a number of key activities throughout the year such as Book Fair, Secondary School Nights, Confirmation Alb preparation, refreshments after Confirmation and Graduation ceremonies. We also assist the school with fundraising when required. We have been involved in the setting up of the School Library, and the Book Rental scheme.
We are affiliated to the National Parents Council (Primary).
Our AGM will be held shortly after we return from the summer holidays, date and time will be posted shortly. New members are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming involved, please email us at email@example.com
Watch what happened when baking powder was put in a balloon and dropped in on top of a bottle of malt vinegar!! Their chemical reaction created a gas which inflated the balloon! Wow! Almost like magic!!
Yesterday I taught the class some German. I lived in Germany and my dad is German so I know the language. Nicole and I started with teaching the class the basics. We had a conversation with each other in German, and then we translated it to English. After that we made the class repeat the sentences in German and have the conversation with us. Then the class split up into partners and had the conversation with each other.
Congratulations to four of our camogie girls who have been picked for the Dublin Camogie U14 Academy Panel. We were very fortunate to have a number of girls participating in trials. After a number of sessions a panel has been picked included in this panel are Ruth Fitzsimons (Whitehall Colmcille), Isabelle McGarry (Whitehall Colmcille) , Caitriona McMahon (Whitehall Colmcille) and Roisin Boland (St Vincents). Well done also to Clodagh Cummins (Whitehall Colmcille) and Kate Kelly (Whitehall Colmcille) who also took part in the sessions. It was fantastic to see so many girls being chosen for trials.