Safer Internet Day 2019 is on Tuesday 5th February and the theme for this year is "Together for a Better Internet".
Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise.
Webwise has many resources for parents, teachers and students.
Webwise have a very good guide for Parents available here: download
Please visit their website https://www.webwise.ie/parents/ for more information.
This year the pupils took part in an art or poster competition, while learning about how to stay safe online
Our school celebrated science week from Monday 10th February to Friday 14th February and a very enjoyable week was had by all!
Every daya science riddle was called out over the intercom with students competing with each other to be first in their class with an answer. On Friday we held a table quiz over the intercom.
The teachers carried out various experiments in their classrooms during the course of the week much to the enjoyment of the children. On Friday in the senior building, classes moved around to different classrooms to see different experiments carried out by different teachers while in the junior building, there was a display of various experiments in the hall for all classes. Predictions were made, questions were asked and results were achieved!
All week there was a CSI forensic workshop for both buildings. Children had to find clues, examine footprints and fingerprints to find the culprit!
On Friday afternoon many classes watched a science movie or played interactive science games, a lovely end to a great week!
Below is a link for our school's Whole School Evaluation report as published by the Department of Education inspectorate.
I would like to acknowledge the high standards that are maintained throughout the school.
I would like yo thank all the teachers for their hard work and dedication and congratulate all the boys and girls for helping to make St. Laurence's such a wonderful school.
I would also like to thank all the parents and the Board of Management for their continued help and support.
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.
St. Laurence's NS will be playing in a quarter final on Tuesday 12th May in our school pitch at 2pm.
We wish the team the best of luck!
Since January we have been busy planning and organising our J.E.P. We had to do loads of planning, designing, creating advertisements, a jingle and lots more, but we had so much fun.
At last Wednesday 3rd April came. We all went into the hall and most of us made all sorts of icing colours blue, green, red and oreo. The blue wasn’t turning out as we planned but the green and red were amazing. Then we tried to make oreo icing and at first we thought it wouldn’t turn well but it did. We put the toppings in plastic bowls and set the drinks out.
At 12 o’clock we finally got the show on the road. When the first class came in at 12 o’clock they all got very excited. Almost everyone bought a cupcake. We were very organised and polite to our customers. When the last class came, we were getting excited. As the last person came around to pay we all realised that our JEP journey was over. It was a lot of hard work but really fun. We felt proud of our class for working together and creating Cupcake Town.
The finance team counted all the money and we made an excellent profit. We couldn’t believe that we had made 300 cupcakes that day. Everyone was shocked. We really enjoyed our JEP journey and have learned a lot about being entrepreneurs. We would also like to thank everyone who helped and supported us during our JEP project.
By Ethan, Ava, Trina and Nida
A very exciting final between Holland and Ireland was played out today in the Junior Soccer League. Holland were the victorious team on a scoreline of 1-0. Huge congratulations to the winning team, and everyone who took part from 3rd and 4th.
We would also like to thank all the teachers who helped to organise such a successful tournament, and a special thanks to Baldoyle Utd. who sponsored the medals and plaques.
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