Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme
Our school has started this healthy eating programme since February 28th. Pupils in all classes will get samples of both fruit and vegetables over the coming weeks. Second class did a wonderful art display to illustrate the super hero characters that make up the Food Dudes.The programme runs for 16 days in the junior classes (junior infants to second class) and 8 days in the remaining senior classes.
A home diary was given to pupils in Junior Infants to record the fruit and vegetables they eat outside of school. This healthy eating routine reinforces and adds to our daily fruit break and makes us all mindful of the importance of having our 5 a day.
Junior Entrepreneur Programme JEP
We are delighted to announce that our Showcase day is on the 16th March from 11:00-12:30.Parents and the community are welcome to come. Our storytelling team will tell you all about our enterprise from learning about entrepreneurship to creating and selling our very own product 'Happy Height Charts'. There will be a display of our work , height charts for sale and we will also take orders if anyone would like their very own personalised height chart.
6th Class have been very busy with their 'Big Idea'- 'Happy Heigh Charts'. The original idea has evolved greatly in terms of material , design and shape. The sales team have been taking orders in the morning at the school's entrances, the marketing team have been taking surveys and promoting the product to all the classes, the design and production team have been extremely busy designing and helping the whole class to get involved in making the height charts. The Finance team having been keeping an eye on expenses and income and the story telling team have been taking photographs and video clips of our JEP journey so far.
Team Limerick Clean-Up
St. Patrick's N.S., Bruree were delighted to represent the opening of the competition 'Name the Monster' with rugby legend Paul O'Connell at the Hunt Museum on Tuesday 21st February 2017. Team Limerick Clean-Up has comissioned a large 12ft litter eating Monster sculpture that they are using to market this year's event.
The Monster will be displayed in the Hunt Museum over the coming weeks.
More information can be found at www.teamlimerickcleanup.ie
Don't Use Water in Haste, Think About the Waste - A Feature on Live 95FM!
Mrs Murnane on radio!
Mrs. Murnane, 3rd class teacher was interviewed about The One Good Idea campaign on Wednesday 22nd February. The producer had asked for a description of the campaign and when she heard the team had produced a film, they even played a clip from the film live on radio! Mrs. Murnane explained what the competition was about and promoted the Swap A Coffee for A Tea that was happening on the same day. Joe Nash who interviewed Mrs. Murnane identified what an important message the campaign is promoting and said how important it is for children to learn about and develop good habits around saving water at a young age.If you would like to listen to the interview, you can click here
Don't Use Water in Haste, Think About the Waste - A film
The Saighdiúirí Uisce have been working very hard over the past two weeks creating their film for their One Good Idea campaign. They have visited the senior classes in the school to show their film. It contains many tips on saving water and also shows some of the work they did like visiting the Kilmallock Water Treatment Plant, putting water saving conatiners in the cisterns of the toilets and getting a few leaks fixed around the school!
Here is the link to their film...enjoy!
Aistear in Junior Infants
The Junior Infants take part in Integrated learning or Aistear each morning. Some of the learning areas we have in the Junior Infant room are the Junk art area, the role- play area, the construction group, the play-dough group, the small world area and the sand and water area. We have a different theme each month, depending on what we are learning about in the other subject areas. Below are some pictures of the Juniors exploring and learning through play this year.
Junior Infants Art and Crafts January - February 2017
The Junior Infants were learning all about homes in our locality and homes and houses around the world. They made a beautiful picture using a variety of different materials. They painted a Spring garden themed background onto cardboard before using patterned paper, matchsticks, buttons and various other craft items to create their houses. They really enjoyed the process and were very proud of their work.
The children also celebrated St.Brigid's day by making paper crosses and by learning about and responding to the story of St.Brigid's cloak.
They made cute Valentines owls saying 'Owl Always love you' as a gift for their families for Valentines day.
Visit to Kilmallock Water Treatment Plant
Today, February 7th the Saighdiúirí Uisce and their class visited the Kilmallock Water Treatment Plant. There, we were met by Richard O' Neill, the plant manager and also Paddy Fitzgerald. It was a great exprience to see the process of producing clean, drinkable water. We were shown a great PowerPoint pointing out the fact that so little of the Earth's water is fit for consumption. We learned that if we aren't more energy efficient with our water, then there will be more and more water shortages. We also learned that if we keep polluting water at the rate we are now, given the fact that water comsumption will double every twenty years, there simply won't be enough water for everyone.
We saw in great detail how water is filtered and treated to make it fit for human consumption
One Good Idea Logo Competition
The "Saighdiuiri Uisce" held a logo competition from 2nd - 6th class. They asked participants to include the team name, the team slogan and a graphic that would get the message of saving water across. There were many super entries and it was a very tough decision to pick a winner. Here is the chosen entry, it was designed by Clodagh in 5th class. The team will use it on all their letters, posters etc throughout the competition.
Clodagh was presented with a set of colouring pencils and a sketchpad by the team on January 30th.