Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh – May 2021

Summer is on the Way!
We are truly blessed here in Laytown with our fabulous beachfront. Thankfully, the recent good spell of weather has meant that our children have been able to enjoy more time outdoors. We celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd with nature walks and learning about our natural environment. Sadly, our beautiful beaches are now becoming more and more littered. Our children are learning how to be more responsible citizens and the importance of keeping our neighbourhoods and beaches rubbish free.

End of Year preparations – do we have your email address?
Parents and Guardians are reminded that they should provide an email address to the Secretary’s Office – if they have not already done so – to facilitate the emailing of End of Year School reports in June.
Enrolment in September 2021

We still have some places available for 3rd class in September. Please see our school website or contact the Secretary’s Office for more details. If your child is presently in 3rd, 4th, or 5th class, but will not returning to school in September, please inform the Secretary’s Office as soon as possible, as we have a waiting list for all year groups.

Responsible Citizen
Responsible Citizens! As part of Earth Day awareness, some of the children from Ms Raths and Ms McGovern’s class collected litter from the senior yards and the surrounding areas. They worked tirelessly until the yard was litter free – they received well-deserved Certificates of Achievement.
Well done!

Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual event to highlight environmental issues across the planet and demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year, Mr Kavanagh’s Class celebrated Earth Day on a trip to the Beach.
Leave no trace – This is a very simple principle: Leave no trace of your visit! Plan, Prepare, be considerate of others, leave what you find and dispose of waste properly.

The Innocent Big Grow’
Kirk’s 6th class are taking part in ‘The Innocent Big Grow’ mission to get children to grow their own food. The class had great fun planting a range of different vegetables including salad leaves, peas, spinach, beetroot, and radish. Now they are waiting patiently to see how their vegetables develop and grow!

On a beautiful Monday – celebrating Active Week!
Ms Sheridan’s class took to the beach and spent a great afternoon walking the beach, playing rounders, building sand sculptures and decorating forts.

Ms Sheridan's class took to the beach
Ms Sheridan’s class took to the beach

We held our SSN Anti-Bullying Poster Competition in April. This is the wonderful Anti-Bullying Poster produced by the children in Loinnir – as proudly displayed by Freya and Linus – and below is the equally lovely poster by the children in Realtai. Well done everyone!
Winners of our Anti-Bullying Poster Competition:

SSN has a zero tolerance policy for bullying and anti-social behaviour in our school. We hold “Friendly Friday” once a month, when children are allowed to bring in a treat for break, and we review with them our anti-bullying policy within the school.

The entries for our Anti-bullying Competition were so impressive this year that the judges also awarded several merit awards. We had first, second and third prize winners in each year group. Well Done to all our Winners, who were presented with their Prizes of Vouchers for Ellies Ice Cream Parlour by Principal Maguire, Ms McAleer and Ms Garry. Thanks to the Parents Association for sponsoring our prizes!
Some of our very happy prizewinners being presented with their prizes in brilliant sunshine – well done everyone!

Hurrah for Class of 2021!
It has been an extraordinarily challenging year for our children – perhaps especially for our 6th class children, who have spent so much of their final year of school working remotely. However, they have risen wonderfully to the challenges and we are so proud of them all. They are working in this final Term as they learn and prepare to embark on the next phase of their education. Our cool SSN School hoodies have just arrived, to help mark their graduation from SSN in June. The SSN Class of 2021 hoodies feature the names of the children graduating in June on the back.

They are modelled here by some of our 6th class children – We have 6 6th classes – Ms Ryans’, Ms D’Arcys’, Ms Doaks’, Ms Kilcoynes’, Ms Kirks’, and Ms Brassils’. Thank you to Ms Kirk for organising the hoodies! §

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