Thanksgiving in Gold Class

Gold Class had a great week learning all about Thanksgiving. We practiced our math skills by making shape turkeys. We used some of our food dude fruit and vegetables to make a turkey. In cookery we made pumpkin pie cups and fruit salad jelly for our Thanksgiving meal. Finally, we ended the week by having our Thanksgiving meal and it was good.



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Creep Creations in Purple Class!

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Spooky Silver Class

Silver class had great fun dressing up for the Halloween parade and marching proudly showing off our costumes!!20221028_100804 20221028_100745 20221028_100708 20221028_100658 20221028_100618 20221028_100355

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Credit Union Art Competiton

Some students from Red Class did a small study of the colours of Autumn. They gathered leaves and also studied leaves collected by staff showing  the beautiful variety of colours that can appear on the trees at this time of year. Students then created their own piece of art using watercolour paints and some chose to also use the leaves collected.





We entered the above artworks into the Credit Union “Wonderful World’ Art competition and were delighted to hear some won prizes in the competition. Well done Reece, Eireann and Maja.




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Scarecrows and the witch!

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Each class took on the challenge from the newly formed Creative Commitee to create a scarecrow for our Halloween Fun day. Lots of really imaginative creations. The students loved walking around the school finding a new scarecrow at each door as well as some discoveries outside, where we had our annual parade.

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There was also great excitement when the students spotted a new figure in Èilis’ office!!

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Creepy Art for Halloween

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For our Halloween decorations in Yellow Class, we made webs using glue sticks and glitter. We put our fine motor skills to good use threading legs on colourful PFCC4596spiders…we decided they are less scary that way! We’ve hung them up in our reading area, with lots of Halloween books to look at. We have also been learning the LAMH signs for “Incy Wincy Spider”…. It’s a Creepy Crawly Halloween in Yellow.

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The Sound of Music

Gold Class has come alive with the sound of music. We have explored sounds in music by using instruments and our voices. Playing with and exploring a variety of instruments is fun. Our learning has included fast and slow tempo, as well as loud and quiet sounds.


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Newsletter – October 22

Our school newsletter is now available on the link below…

Newsletter October 22

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Tour de Blue!

We have enjoyed our social outings in Blue Class this half term. We have visited various landmarks in our local area – making sure that we wore clothes to keep us dry when it was raining!

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Catching more waves than a politician!! B)

We are having a fantastic time with Outback Jacks surf school at Streadagh beach.  Pink class have been hitting the waves in excellent surfing conditions.  We have learnt to get on the board and catch those big swells. A huge thank you to SSRP (Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership) for subsidising this for us. Check out our aquatics learning for our L1LPs…

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National Nursing Pilot for Children with Complex Healthcare Needs Pilot Scheme From Department of Education

Published on 21 October 2022

Last updated on 21 October 2022

The purpose of the pilot is to put nursing supports in place to allow children with complex healthcare needs attend school.

The HSE Primary Care currently fund Pediatric Home Care Packages (PHCPs), through which preferred private healthcare providers deliver nursing care in the home environment to children with complex healthcare needs. Under a new Government pilot to support children with complex healthcare needs to attend school, it is proposed to extend the care hours delivered by PHCPs into the school setting, for those children already in receipt of 20 or more PHCP hours.

Many schools, in particular special schools, currently have nurses on site funded through a variety of arrangements. The pilot service will not displace existing nursing services or supports in schools.

The pilot will be led by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE). The pilot is to be evaluated and the outcome will inform the provision of nursing support for students with complex healthcare needs into the future.

Further guidance for schools and parents on the pilot programme, can be found on the Department of Education and NCSE website.

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Newsletter June 22

Our June Newsletter is now available..

Newsletter June 22

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Special Olympics Athletics Team

It was great to be attending an in person event again and our students had a wonderful day. Athletes took part in running and throwing activities, were proud to be part of our school team, made new friends and brought home an abundance of medals! We are super proud of the achievements of all our athletes.



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Wellness Day

We were delighted to learn about our own wellbeing through a variety of sensory, relaxing and calming lessons. Kate organised a great day…our learning about self regulation is going very well.
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Newsletter April 22

Our Easter Newsletter is now available.  Click on the link below…

Newsletter April 22

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