Part-funded by Fingal Co. Co. the purpose of the Musician-in-Residence Programme is to add value to the music education children receive through the primary school curriculum. It supports schools to deliver instrumental or choral tuition; and assists teachers build their capacity for music teaching.
This year St. Laurence's NS have joined up with St. Michael's Special NS to deliver music therapy for the pupils of St. Michael's House. A number of boys and girls from 4th Class will travel with Ms. Fahey to St. Michael's House every Friday and will join in with music class for the pupils of St. Michael's House, lead by a professional musician Mary O'Donnell.
This programme was recently highlighted on RTE's News2Day programme which can be found HERE. The segment starts at 1:55.
Maths week was celebrated this year from Monday October 14th to Friday October 18th where the children had great fun engaging in mathematical activities and games throughout the week. The children put great effort into designing Maths Week 2019 posters which were on display throughout the school.
Children participated in maths games in their classes, maths stations, answered mathematical puzzles and riddles as well as participated in various indoor and outdoor maths trails around the school. Junior Infants to 2nd classes enjoyed a fun day of maths stations and games in the hall while 3rd to 6th classes had great fun in a 'Maths Escape Room' challenge!
2nd class attended the 'Murderous Maths' presentation by Kjartan Poskitt in the Helix. Kjarten is the author of the 'Murderous Maths' series of books. It was an interactive workshop full of mathematical tricks and it was very enjoyable. 3rd class participated in 'Lego Challenges', Marsh's Library in town where in groups they had to solve problems involving shape and space, logic and fractions. 4th class participated in an organised maths trail in Castletown House, Celbridge answering questions based on many beautiful rooms of the house. Finally 6th class enjoyed an 'Izak 9' demo workshop on Tuesday 15th October. Izak 9 are a set of 27 colourful cubes, a resource which promotes problem solving, reasoning and fluency and encourages teamwork and resilience.
On Friday, all children had to dress up in clothes that had a mathematical theme and there were some very imaginative costumes. A very enjoyable day and week for all!
St. Laurence's NS would like to congratulate all the boys and girls who represented the school in the recent Cumann na mBunscoil football matches. They were a credit to the school.
A special thanks is also due to all the parents and guardians who drove to the matches. These matches could not have gone ahead without your support.
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