Happy Spring Break! Happy Easter!

Happy Spring Break! Happy Easter!

We missed our Educate Together Coffee Morning fundraiser singalong today. We missed the excitement of the half day closure for holidays. We missed wishing everyone a Happy Easter, Happy Spring holiday! We missed 14 school days of regular class routines where the...

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Three weeks ago

Three weeks ago

Three weeks ago we were preparing for our Patrick's Day whole school assembly. We were immersed in our Irish culture and preparing to celebrate creatively, musically and joyfully in the Halla together. Then at 11:30am came the announcement from An Taoiseach Leo...

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Responsibility

Responsibility

Our focus for the month of April is responsibility. We hope children will do their best to promote a good atmosphere at home through acting and speaking responsibly just as they do in their classes (with reminders, cajoling, motivational prompts, behaviour...

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Last day of March 2020

Last day of March 2020

We have more MMMMM ideas for the last day of March. Music Here is the link for Junior and Senior Infants Music Generation: https://youtu.be/FvgG2XCStVE All classes links to music can be viewed repeatedly - see yesterday's blog. Mental Health - positive tips We got...

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Mindfulness and Music links

Mindfulness and Music links

It's the last Monday in March. On a cold day like today, it's tempting to stay curled up indoors. We're sending you some Marvellous M Moments the might make you feel better. MMMM - Bressie is doing mindfulness sessions for kids three days a week. MMMMM - Our music...

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Enjoy the weekend!

Enjoy the weekend!

You will notice from Learning Activities planned for week of 30th March 2020 that Mental Health and Well-being are prioritised. We are listening to daily updates from senior health professionals on how our nation is faring and taking our cue from them. Families have...

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Appreciation for a strong school community

Appreciation for a strong school community

I am grateful for the commitment from our school community to wellbeing and care of others in a time of crisis. I am grateful for the daily contact with colleagues evaluating our curriculum and additional needs plans. I am grateful for the sunshine and blue skies to...

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Where are you on the Crisis Curve?

Where are you on the Crisis Curve?

What a beautiful day with glorious sunshine today! Hope many families were in a position to have a sporty, outdoors day or a relax into nature day. Our blog today is simple. Be kind to yourself and everyone in the family by reflecting on where you all might be on the...

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Day 5 school closure

Day 5 school closure

Dear Parents/Guardians Thanks to everyone who emailed appreciation for work done by staff to date. It is very affirming to hear positive comments that nurture perseverance to deal with the challenges still to come. Staff had several meetings by phone/email/other today...

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What little act of kindness did you do for yourself today?

What little act of kindness did you do for yourself today?

Thanks to the many teachers and parents who did a tremendous act of kindness in organising the distribution of schoolbooks today. Thanks also to the people who emailed explaining their definite wish not to participate and their heightened awareness of the seriousness...

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We are here to support and help our school community

We are here to support and help our school community

Dear Parents Guardians What can we say and do that is relevant and helpful in the unprecedented experience that we are living these days? Two weeks ago, many of us attended an amazing evening at METNS on how we can nurture positive mental health in our children....

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Keep safe and well

Keep safe and well

We hope families are settling into some kind of routine in these unusual times and that the Learning Activities sheet sent through Aladdin is proving useful. Remember, these are suggestions only. We recommend you prioritise family wellness and strive for a routine...

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School updates and Covid 19

School updates and Covid 19

Thanks to parents/guardians who are are acting responsibly and keeping children home when showing signs of illness. We encourage all parents/guardians to do likewise. In school we have introduced additional cleaning of frequently touched surfaces and staff are...

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Loreto Abbey Secondary School Dalkey – Open Evening

Due to the evolving situation regarding the Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the Board of Management of Loreto Abbey Secondary School, Dalkey, has decided to cancel their Open Evening scheduled for Thursday March 12th.   They apologise for any inconvenience caused.   An...

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DSP on Newstalk morning radio

DSP on Newstalk morning radio

Listen out for a Newstalk interview with a parent and the principal about proposed changes to allocations of SNAs - tomorrow morning Friday 6th March or Monday 9th March 2020. Text in responses to keep this essential educational matter in the news. DSP is inclusive...

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Engineering in 2nd Class

Engineering in 2nd Class

2nd Class had lots of fun creating pieces using cubes inspired by Engineer Week 2020. Some children investigated the length and width of the classroom using the cubes. We worked together in groups and had great fun. We also looked at famous female engineers whose...

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Inspirational families and staff at DSP

Inspirational families and staff at DSP

Speaking out for children's right for educational resources that match their needs - click the links for more https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/children-s-needs-have-to-be-at-the-centre-otherwise-it-s-pointless-1.4187048...

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Book Week fun starts on Monday!

Book Week fun starts on Monday!

Here’s the info on Book Week which is taking place next week from Monday 2 March to Friday 6 March.The children are invited to create their own book cover for a story they have always wanted to write.  These will then be displayed in the school.The...

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Waitlist for Ethos Event: Mental Health Panel

Waitlist for Ethos Event: Mental Health Panel

Hi everyone, Following the incredible response to the Ethos Event which is taking place next week Thursday 5th March it has been decided to set up a waitlist just incase for some unforeseen circumstance those that have a ticket are no longer able to attend and can...

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Dun Laoghaire/Blackrock ET Secondary School

Information regarding expressions of interest for an Educate Together Secondary School - see Facebook page of the new campaign for an ET secondary school in Dun Laoghaire /Blackrock https://m.facebook.com/DunLaoghaireET2L/

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“Do Something Productive  Jar”

“Do Something Productive Jar”

It doesn't cost a ton to have some fun! Order yours for only €3!!! 6th Class are taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme again this year and we are very excited to launch our product, the Do Something Product Jar. Do you often find yourself bored with nothing...

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