WELCOME TO THE HSCL PAGE!
THANK YOU! To Julia Hlusca, Jin Xu,Valerie Mercer, Manjoula Bolah and Dee Donohoe for their wonderful SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS which they carried out in Mr Dooney’s and Ms Brannigan’s First classes. The kids really got stuck in and it was a great success. We learned about volvanos, lava lamps, diving raisins , floating eggs and Ooblek! Well done everyone. Photos to follow!
OUR SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS!
- BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO RAITIS CAVARE who defended his All Ireland Judo Championship title last weekend.He received his medal on Monday.
- MARTA CAVARE is also doing very well with her judo and winning many competitions.
- CONGRATULATIONS also to Ciara O Hanlon, who has made it to the final round of the national final of the Eason Spelling Bee competition this week. We wish her the very best of luck!
- WELL DONE TO NOAH O KEEFE- who played his first ever GAA match with Naas GAA under sevens on March 30th and beat Allenwood 18-2!
- CONGRATULATIONS TO NIAMH LAIDLAW ,who came second place in a running competition in Meath.
- WELL DONE ERIKA SANVITO , Who did very well in her U10 Northern Ireland Junior Fencing Competition.
- WELL DONE TO AGUSTINE FARRELL who also did very well in his U11 Hurling tournament in Tymon Park.
- CONGRATULATIONS TO BENJAMIN BACAOUNU who did very well in his U9 Lourdes Celtic soccer shield.
- MR CARTY’S SIXTH CLASS have been very busy winning medals, trophies badges and rosettes! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING PUPILS- Conor for winning his medal from Crumlin GAA, Georgia for her equestrian rosette,Alma for her gymnastics badge,Shannon for her majorettes trophy, Ciaran for his GAA medal,Amy for her majorettes trophy and medal,Charlie for winning player of the year in football,Andreea for her dance medals,Diego for his tennis trophy,Phillip for his Templeogue FC medal, Luis for second highest goal scorer for Esker Celtic FC, Alex for medal and player of the year for Crumlin, Lewis for player of the year in Crumlin United FC and Rianna for winning her Diamond Twirler of the month trophy. WELL DONE EVERYONE!!
THANK YOU !!! TO VERONICA , SUMAQ AND THEIR PARENTS ( FROM FIFTH CLASS), WHO HAVE GENEROUSLY PAINTED A BEAUTIFUL SIGN FOR THE PARENTS ROOM. IT REALLY BRIGHTENS UP THE PARENTS ROOM. THANKS AGAIN GIRLS!
THANK YOU ALSO TO THE CHILDREN (AND PARENTS) IN MR GLYNN’S FOURTH CLASS,WHO GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTED THEIR TIME TO PAINTING BEAUTIFUL WORKS OF ART FOR THE PARENTS ROOM. I CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM UP ON THE WALL. WELL DONE!!
ZUMBA!! TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS , 8.30-9.10, 2 EURO PER CLASS. UPSTAIRS IN THE NEW BUILDING IN RM 16
Stuck inside on a rainy day? Get a magazine and ask your child to find people in it. Get them to cut out arms from one person, legs from another person and a head from somebody else. Then get your scrapbook and create a new person using all of the parts from different people. Ask your child to think of a name and story for the person they ve just created. (from helpmykids learn.ie)
TRY THIS MATHS ACTIVITY WITH YOUR KIDS! (INFANTS) : At the table- How many people are there? How many knives/forks/plates do we need? Where does the knife/fork go (right,left)? D we have enough/too many? How will we share the sausages evenly?
If you are a parent new to the school you are warmly welcome! Keep an eye on this page for upcoming coffee mornings, CLASSES etc . This is a great way to meet other parents, some of which will be new like yourself. Another good idea is to organise play dates for your children with a child from his/her class. This will help your child (and you!) to settle into the school community.
To keep you and your family active and healthy this term, check out the HCNS Get Active newsletter below. Click on the link . If you cannot access it, call into me in my office and I will photocopy a hard copy for you.I also have a copy posted on the notice board outside , beside the infant entrance.
Healthy eating tips (From Bord Bia) : CHOOSE SMALLER PACKS OR CONTAINERS-GIVEN A LARGE BUCKET, WE CAN UP TO 50% MORE POPCORN THAN WHEN WE EAT FROM A MEDIUM BUCKET!
See link below for brochure of adult classes in Crumlin College
Tips for Parents of Junior Infant children:
- Children need plenty of rest after the excitement of school. Make sure they go to bed early.
- Show a continued interest in whats happening in his/her daily adventures.Listen to all the stories but don’t pester your child with questions.
- Try not to compare your child with other children especially while he/she is listening.
- Be careful not to criticise the Teacher in the child’s presence as it might demotivate the child.
- When it comes to homework-plenty of patience and praise is needed!
- Children may forget to give you important messages , so please check their school bag daily.
- www.schooldays.ie is a good website, as is helpmykidlearn.ie
- Walk or cycle to/ from school if at all possible. The fresh air and exercise will help your child concentrate better in the mornings and it will re-energise your child after a long day in school.
- Remember to label everything clearly from pencil cases to jumpers and coats, as they can and will go missing!
Finally, enjoy your childs first year in Harolds Cross National School!
FREE COMMUNITY COURSES In various locations in Dublin 6,8 and 12. contact The Lifelong Learning Team at 0861438709/014732169. Internet safety, Empowering parents,Mindfulness and meditation,Bootcamp and much more
PARENTS CLASSES IN THE COMMUNITY
Art Classes in Scoil Iosagain (the art room) – Wednesdays from 9.30-11.30am. All abilities welcome. contact Orla on 085-7141639
Baby Book Club Tuesday mornings in Loreto Senior School Library 9.15-10am. Suitable for 0-4 year olds.
Zumba with Louise! Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.30 in the Harolds Cross NS NEW BUILDING ROOM 16.. Fun guaranteed! All fitness levels welcome.
Cookery classes in St Kevins-Friday mornings 10-12.
Role of the Home School Liaison Teacher:
The aim of the Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) is to promote partnership between home, school and the community and to ensure that every family participates fully in the school scheme. Harold’s Cross NS recognises the role of parents as the primary educators of their children, the influence of the home environment and seeks to promote a partnership between school and parents and the local community.
- The HSCL teacher is available to discuss on a personal level, matters of concern with parents .
- Listen,encourage, support and offer suggestions on how parents can support their children.
- Offer free courses for parents.
- Offer one to one support to parents on how to get the best from their child’s learning.