Our Digital Learning Strategy has to date focused on the replacement of outdated whiteboards with modern interactive panels. The next phase of this investment is targeted at providing digital devices for use by pupils in the classroom setting. Ipads are a great tool to integrate digital learning into the curriculum for our children as they are easy to use, portable and allow access to a variety of different apps and computing opportunities including fun literacy and numeracy games.
Thanks to your generosity in the run up to Christmas we have already raised €4,000 which has supported the school in the purchase of 16 ipads and a mobile storage and charging unit. We are looking to raise a further €4,000 to accelerate the school’s investment in further ipads to ensure that every child in the school will have access to digital learning as recommended by the Department of Education.
This is where your family can help………. we are asking all students to participate in a virtual 5km walk, cycle, run or swim over the long weekend break between Friday 4th June to Tuesday 8th June.
A minimum contribution of €10 per child is suggested (payable via the Aladdin Schools App) and we would love it if you could send a picture of your own virtual ‘5K Your Way’ to share with the school community! Please upload your picture to your class teacher via Seesaw App. There will also be some spot prizes!
Thank you for your continued support and all donations greatly appreciated.
Our Junior and Senior Infants had a wonderful school tour today. They took part in a day of active Playball and some chalk drawing in the wonderful weather. Everyone enjoyed the day and the children had great fun.
For Creative Schools week Ms Shaw’s class made some fantastic pyramids. Check out this video to see how they got on.
Mrs. Malone’s 5th Class had the phenomenal idea of hosting an ‘Outdoor Gallery’ to display their art and design work, experiments, baking, games, music and creative ideas. The classes that visited the gallery were blown away by the amazing, talented and cool work that they did. What an achievement!
Ms. Roe’s class thoroughly enjoyed an online Irish storytelling session and Mr. Cronin’s class were planting in the school garden this week as well.
Mr Bolton’s class created some wonderful masks, enjoyed a week at the optician, created some lovely creative play time activities and planted some runner beans, carrots, lettuce and beetroot.
Our Senior corridor marked Creative Schools Week with a brilliant display designed Ms. O’Sullivan.
Our Creative Schools week is causing great excitement throughout the school. Mr. Cronin’s class are taking part in a guided meditation and completing a cool science experiment. The class investigated whether mixing a solid in warm water is the same as mixing a solid in cold water. 3rd Class used seasoning, sugar and gravy as the solvents.
Take a look at Senior Infants’ and 1st Class’ song and dance, you might recognise them!
Here are a few more snapshots from Mrs Malone’s class getting ready for their Creative Schools Surprise and Ms Lancaster’s class planting peas and sweet peas in our garden. Ms Shaw’s 4th class also designed pyramids, they are so cool!