On Friday the 7th of May we celebrated Intercultural Day in St. Laurence’s National School. The children and teachers dressed to represent their cultural background.
Some classes enjoyed a world music dance party, other classes paraded around the school waving the flag of their country, whilst some classes made food associated with different countries!
The Junior Infant classes were busy learning some songs in different languages. We learned about inclusivity and embracing difference.
We are all so proud of the diversity in our school! Well done to everyone for their wonderful efforts.
On Wednesday May 4th, Ms O’Callaghan’s 3rd class and Ms Faughnan’s 3rd class both welcomed Irish author, Natasha Mac a’Bháird to St. Laurence’s N.S.
Both classes enjoyed a very entertaining and enlightening morning with Natasha. The children were very curious to learn about the life of an author and there were plenty of interesting questions for Natasha in both classes!
Natasha read from her novel Shay Given (Great Irish Sports Stars) and she showed the children some video clips of our former Irish goalkeeper in action.
In preparation for the visit, the children from 3rd class wrote a piece about their own favourite Irish Sports Star and shared this with Natasha.
For more information on Natasha Mac a’Bháird, please visit the O’Brien Press website at www.obrien.ie or visit our local library in Baldoyle.
We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday, March 3rd.
A lot of fun activities took place in the classroom to mark the special occasion. Some classes designed their own book covers and bookmarks while others completed book reviews.
A ‘Mystery Book’ competition was held in both buildings. Children had to guess the title and the author of the book from the excerpt read aloud by our wonderful volunteers, Jamie and Nathan!
A parade of our wonderful World Book Day costumes took place in both buildings.
We held our very first St. Laurence’s N.S. Spelling Bee competition on World Book Day. We held 2 finals – one in the junior building and one in the senior building. Both finals were very exciting and very tense for those involved and for the audience too!
Well done to Matthew, Alessio, Brody, Sara and Annabelle from 1st and 2nd class. They did an amazing job of spelling some very tricky words. Congratulations to Sara who achieved 2nd place and congratulations to Anabelle who was crowned the overall winner of the Spelling Bee Final in the Junior building.
Well done to Craig, Emma, Zack, Tomas, Dylan, Jonathan, Ava, Stephen and Patricija from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class. They did a wonderful job in spelling some very difficult words. Congratulations to Craig who achieved 2nd place and congratulations to Patricija who was crowned the overall winner of the Spelling Bee Final in the Senior building.
Keep learning your spellings everyone – the Spelling Bee will return next year!!!
Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. Safer Internet Day 2022 took place on Tuesday, February 8th. On this day we discussed ways your child can be safe online. We ask that you reinforce this message with your child at home regularly too.
Webwise.ie is the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre which is co-funded by the Department of Education and Skills and is co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility. Here you will find information, advice and free educational resources addressing a range of internet safety issues and concerns including the latest online safety advice in relation to different apps and softwares. https://www.webwise.ie/parents/
Webwise in partnership with the National Parents Council Primary hosted the #TalkListenLearn Safer Internet Day 2022 event on supporting children and parents/guardians online. The #TalkListenLearn campaign encourages parents to have open and regular conversations with their child about the internet.
In school we held a Safer Internet Day Competition where all classes were asked to create a Safer Internet Day poster or art competition. The entries were brilliant, and the winners were very well deserved.
Ms. Kelly's Room
In Junior Infants this month our theme for Aistear was The Doctor's Surgery. We were learning about how Doctors and Nurses help us to feel better when we are unwell. We learned that healthy eating can help us to grow big and strong. We were very busy doing lots of lovely art activities too.
Thursday the 4th of November was 'International day against violence and bullying in the school, including cyber-bullying'. To mark the day, all classes engaged in lessons about kindness, bullying and cyber-bullying.
Some classes took part in an anti-bullying poster competition. The winning entries have been displayed all around both school buildings. A huge well done to all who entered. The standard was exceptionally high and it was a very difficult competition to judge.
1st to 6th classes also took part in a bullying survey which highlighted our pupils' thoughts about bullying and aspects of bullying which can be examined in the future through class discussion and lessons.
A big thank you to all teachers and pupils for all your hard work on such an important topic.
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