Pink Class students had a ball taking part in our school sports day last Friday the 15th June 2018. We participated in whole our school athletics events in the morning. After break we cheered on our friends in Purple and Orange class as they competed in our inter school Special Olympics Motor Activities event. And after lunch we had a fab time welcoming St. Josephs School to our senior sports day.
We had to move some of our relay races in to the hall as the weather just wasn’t in our favour!
We had three teams for our senior sports day. Each team had a mix of students from both schools. After some quick icebreakers the teams came up with their own special names. Have a look at our team names …
Team A – Starlights
Team B – Bandits
Team C – Brite Stars
We finished the day with Water based activites in the rain! Ocerall we had a fanstatic, active day with our friends.
The results were as followed
1st place – Brite Stars
2nd place – Bandits
3rd place – Starlights
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Red class students are enjoying the last days of winter and we look forward to the spring and all that comes with it. We have been working with our visiting art therapist creating winter landscapes using a variety of materials. We have been preparing for Holy communion, experimenting with a variety of musical instruments and working with Sligo Sports and Recreation partnership to ensure that we keep fit and healthy. Its been a busy term!
Pink class Level 1 Junior Cycle students focued on creating sentences in Communication, Language and Literacy this term.
They have been using Colourful Semantics to help structure their sentences. Each student looks at a given photo and chooses
who – doing – what
All students are doing fab work in this are and have progressed well over the past term.
Here are some photos of our progress 🙂
As part of Junior Cycle L2 Communication and Literacy, Pink class L2LP students presented their very own presentations using PowerPoint this term. Each student chose what the subject of their presentation would be. We had presentations about Pizza, Donncha OCallaghan and Basketball.
With help they used the internet to find information and make simple sentences from the information gathered. Students then independently typed the sentences onto PowerPoint slides. They each received help animating their slides – all students loved using the animations!
After practicing giving the presentation and using the clicker for 2 weeks – they were ready to present to purple and yellow class.
All students were fantastic, speaking clearly and making eye contact with their audience. They are already planning what topic to do next!
We have been learning all about food in Green class. We have visited places around Sligo to taste and smell new foods. We have been listening to stories about food, using various food for sensory and messy play and we have been making some fantastic food inspired artwork.
Yellow Class have set up a hair salon in our AISTEAR corner. We have been brushing, spraying, styling and drying. Do call Aoife to make an appointment, price lists available on request!
St. Cecilia’s School have undertaken a new project based upon an initiative developed by Joyce Epstein. The ATP is a collaboration by the National Parents Council and the IPPN, with the main objective of better outcomes for students, achieved through community working together on agreed activities. We have put together a small committee of teachers, parents and community representatives who have an interest in our school and examined developments and improvements that we can make together.
Our joint parent/staff initiative to produce an audio book for Christmas was a great success, with it getting in excess of 100 views so far on YouTube – we might consider another for World Book Day in March if we get the interest?
Our targets this term include getting our healthy eating programme up and running. We will be starting “Food Dudes” after our mid term break and senior students have designed posters to encourage all to bring a healthy snack on “Fruity Fridays”. The staff and the ATP committee are joining in too.
We have begun to develop our gym to be more functional and are looking for any ideas anyone would like to contribute. Look out for another update next month!