Show rehearsals, Kindness & SVP Food Appeal 2017

All classes have been very busy rehearsing and preparing for the forthcoming winter shows. More details on the shows will be announced closer to the time.

In keeping with our recent assemblies on the themes of kindness and respect for others, teachers have been very pleased at the increase in acts of kindness amongst students. Last week, Scott found some money someone had lost on his yard and was delighted to find the owner, Whitney in fourth class.

Lastly, we ask you to please support the SVP Food Appeal.
You can help give a family in your community a Christmas to remember!
1. We’ve provided a suggested shopping list of non-perishable festive food items.
2. You buy the items on the list, ensuring that food is non-perishable and has an expiry date well into 2018.
3. When your collection is over, drop the food to your local SVP Regional Office or drop-off point.
4. All food will be distributed out to the people who need it most in communities across Ireland, through our network of local conferences and volunteers.
http://www.svp.ie/foodappeal

Wall Displays

Here are some of the brilliant wall displays that have been produced by our classes this term. Can you spot your child’s?

PTA Chairperson’s AGM Address and Financial Reports

Our PTA Chairperson, Sarah Duku has published her AGM address speech from the September meeting. Also, for the first time our AGM has posted financial reports which are available to read on the AGM page.

Respect Assembly.

We has a most enjoyable whole school assembly today which focused on the theme of respect. Our second classes of Brian’s and Naomi’s students took on the majority of the work. Together with our student teacher Dan, the classes prepared a specially written song and a rap for the occasion. There were also some very thoughtful poems and mime demonstrations by the students to show their views on respect and how we might be respectful of others. Dermot presented some students from each class with a certificate commending them on the efforts at being respectful towards others. The newly formed Student Council introduced themselves to the rest of the school and gave their insights as to what the Student Council will do this year. Many of the children in school today came dressed in fancy-dress costume and this brought great excitement. We hope that the excitement carries though for Halloween and the mid-term break and that everyone is considerate of safety particularly around fireworks and bonfires.

We will see you all back on Monday the 6th of November.

 

School reopens tomorrow, Wednesday 18th October.

We are happy to report that the school escaped yesterday’s storm with only a small amount of superficial damage to our Coisceim yard which is currently being attended to. The school will reopen for students tomorrow morning.

***School closure update***

SCHOOL CLOSURE TUESDAY 17TH OCT.
In the aftermath of Storm Ophelia and in the interests of safety, all schools have been instructed by the Department of Education & Skills to remain closed tomorrow Tuesday 17th of October. Please note that Aston Village ETNS will remain closed tomorrow – we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please check school website, Facebook page, email and text for updates from school.

Statement from Department of Education & Skills 16/10/17:

“Following careful consideration by the National Emergency Coordination Group, the Department of Education and Skills, has decided that all schools will remain closed tomorrow.
This decision was primarily taken in the interests of child safety and on the basis of information available in what is a developing situation. While it is recognised that some schools may not be as badly impacted as others, the information available at this time indicates that over 350,000 businesses and homes are already without power, and severe winds continue to cause damage across the country as the storm progresses. Many regional and local roads are closed due to fallen trees.

It is also the case that school authorities will in very many cases not have had an opportunity to check their buildings and confirm they are safe, have power and water, and that routes to the school are safely open.

It is recognised that the decision to close schools will have a major impact on families and on the workforce. However, this decision has been taken in the interests of safety for children and to provide clarity for everyone concerned.”