This year at St Brendan’s we have worked consistently towards achieving our first Active School Flag. Next week was to be Active School Week and we were really looking forward to it. Now we want you to take the Active Home Week challenge (27th April to May 3rd) and to go out and enjoy the good weather and do 60 minutes of exercise every day. We have sent each student a challenge chart to record 4 activities each day and a letter to parents as you see in the slides above. Don’t forget to email your photos or upload them to SeeSaw! Remember our Active School Slogan Jump, Run, Dance Play, Get Active Every Day! Here are some links to get you started:
Active Home Week
Ideas Word Cloud
PE Beyond the Classroom
Today (Friday, March 20th) was supposed to be Confirmation Day for 5th and 6th Class in St Brendan’s N.S. As you are all at home disappointed, I want to cheer you up and remind you of the great show that all the school did with Denis and Olivia from Funky Kids, and the tremendous fun we had both preparing for it and performing on the night.
Jnr & Snr Infants and First Class had a lot of fun making butter. You had to shake it and shake it until you were tired, but the reward was tasting the creamy butter on the bread. As you can see like it was a tremendous success.
We had a very special and inclusive Carol Service this year, as Jnr & Snr Infants & 1st Class opened the event with We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Auld Lang Syne and also did the lámh signs. Second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth class sang Silent Night, In The Bleak Midwinter and The Drummer Boy. Fifth class played Ode to Joy on the recorder, while sixth played the festive tunes Jolly Old St Nick and Jingle Bells. To close the concert all class sang Caileoga Sneachta and Let It Snow, and all classes had learned the lámh signs to these songs. Check out our video at
Sixth Class organised a Christmas Colouring Competition for all classes from Jnr Infants up to 5th Class. Elsie and James were the winners in the Jnr Category (Jnr & Snr Infants & 1st Class). Alannah was the winner from the Intermediate Category (2nd & 3rd & 4th Class). Donnacha Sh was the Senior Category winner. Congratulations and Well Done to all.
Today at St Brendan’s, eight students from the 5th and 6th Class took part in a focus group, which was hosted by researchers from Technological University Dublin. The topic discussed was Progressing Children’s right to be heard through social and digital media. Our school became involved through our participation in Clic News. The discussion covered diverse areas such as media devices, types of social media you engage with, web safety, reputable websites, Climate Action, electric cars and ways to improve Clic News. Our students were engaged, eloquent, well informed and they should be really proud.
Our two fifth class boys put the final stickers on the poster for the Aldi Play Rugby Promotion. Thanks to all who sent us in stickers as every completed entry receives an Aldi Play Rugby Kit. There are fabulous prizes up for grabs and winners will be announced in January 2020.