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National Parents Council Conference

National Parents Council Conference this weekend, May 28th

Saturday 28 May 2016 – Registration is FREE, but must be done in advance

To register please click here

Ready…..Steady…..Learn! Parents supporting their Children’s Healthy Learning

Date: Saturday 28th of May 2016

Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Venue: National College of Ireland, Mayor Square, Dublin 1, D01 K6W2

Situated in the IFSC, on the LUAS Redline at the Mayor Square – NCI Stop

Guest Speakers:

Shane Martin:Positive Parenting: Harnessing Strengths within Children

Shane is a leading psychologist within the area of education. He specialises in selfhelppsychology and believes that psychology has a vital role to play in preventingillness as well as treating it, in highlighting strengths as well as identifying weaknessesand in fostering the positive traits in people. As parents, we all want our children togrow into happy adults; but sometimes we feel as though we have little real influenceover them as they grow older. New scientific research reveals that happiness canbe cultivated within the home, school and community and that parenting stylesand practices have a tremendous effect on children’s emotional outlook on life. Bypromoting some basic positive traits and harnessing their inner strengths we canencourage our children to have a more positive view of self, others and the world.Parenting can be challenging but also a positive and fulfilling experience. We need towork at being more ‘positive’ in our approach.

Paula Mee:Ready to learn? Feeding our future. Nutritional issues for children

Co-author of the best- selling guide to ‘Your Middle Years, Love them, Live them,Own them’. From Galway, Paula graduated from University College Galway with aBSc. in Biochemistry. She then completed her postgraduate qualification in Dieteticsand a Masters in Health Science from Leeds Metropolitan University. She is a currentmember and a past president of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI),the professional body for dietitians in Ireland. Paula runs her own consultancy andprovides an extensive range of services in nutrition, corporate wellness, marketingcommunications, recipe and menu analysis and product development. She hasa comprehensive portfolio of clients from the food and pharmaceutical industry,educational establishments, catering & retail sector, the corporate industry & othergroups of health professionals.

Oisin McGann:‘Making Stuff Up’

Oisín McGann is a bestselling and award-winning writer and illustrator who hasproduced thirty-five books of different levels, ranging from first-time readers up toadults. As part of his career over the last thirteen years, he has worked extensivelywith children in primary and secondary schools, promoting reading, writing and art.He also served on the board of Children’s Books Ireland for seven years, the nationaladvocate body for children’s books, and before his career in publishing, he workedin advertising, design and animation. This very unscientific talk will cover some of hisexperiences in working with children, along with thoughts on the art of storytellingand practical tips on how to promote creativity at home.

Fun on the Farm!

We have been learning all about the farm. We learned facts about cows and pigs. We read farm stories – our favourite story was Click Clack Moo. We built a farm in Aistear! Yeee Haw

Senior Infants: Farm Trip

Senior Infants had fun on the farm!

We saw lots of different farm animals. We even got to hold a rabbit!

Mondrian – 3rd Class

We have been learning all about the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. He used lots of lines, angles and shapes in his work. He loved to work with the primary colours. We had great fun painting in his style and here is a collage of our picturesmondrian c carney 2

First Class update

We constructed 3D shapes from their nets.


We had a pet week in our class this week.



One of our dogs even likes to dance


First class were scientists for the afternoon experimenting to find out if items such as paper clips, pencils, coins, cups would sink.

We went on our winter walk to see how much the plants and trees around us had changed- we were lucky to see some beautiful animals too.

We were learning about length this week using non-standard units and standard units. We found it difficult to estimate at the beginning

We went on our first walk of the year- AUTUMN Walk!!


4th Class News

4th class have produced some beautiful artwork using tinfoil


The girls entered a 1916 themed competition organised by Faughs GAA Club. Here are the winning projects


Well done to all the pupils who took part in the competition

2nd Class Update

The girls in 2nd class have been very busy. They have been learning all about the Titanic and produced some wonderful pictures and stories


Some lovely flowers


Some very colourful rainbows


The girls have been learning how to knit

Museum Trip

Ms. Carney’s 3rd Class were at the National Museum of Archaeology in Kildare Street today for a workshop entitled “Vikings -Traders, Raiders and Settlers “. The girls got a chance to examine some replica artefacts and to try on some Viking clothes. We saw a Viking skeleton, some jewellery and weapons. Here is a short slide show of the museum trip

Museum Trip

After the museum workshop the rain stopped and we went to St.Stephen’s Green for a picnic and some playtime. It was a lovely day out