Wow! What a week of science we have had, from building bridges, creating an electrical circuit, making an apple clock, blowing big bubbles, exploding coke, lava lamps, crystals and much much more. We took part in a zoom with Kerry Science Festival. Below are some of the amazing things we learned:
Lodestone is a natural magnet that was discovered by accident 9,000 years ago. The earth is a big magnet. Sea Turtles and the Bogong Moth use the earths magnetic field to travel. The fastest train travels at 600km per hour and is supported by a magnetic field. The highest jump on a trampoline is 6.7metres. Science is Everything!!
We are looking forward to our Halloween celebrations on Friday 22nd October. The children are invited to wear costumes to school on Friday. All proceeds raised on the day will be donated to the Children’s Health Foundation. School closes for all pupils at 12 noon to facilitate Primary Language Curriculum training and re-opens at 9am on Monday 1st November. We wish our families a safe and enjoyable mid-term break.
Maths Week celebrations are well under way in All Saints’. The pupils will participate in a variety of activities in their classrooms. Throughout the week, the children will engage in station activities, trails, problem solving activities, board games, dice and card activities and much more! We are also exploring maths in our environment through the ‘Have You Got Maths Eyes?’ initiative.
We extended our best wishes to our secretary Cathy, who finished working in All Saints’ National School last week. She has been a wonderful secretary and colleague. We are very grateful for all she has done for our school and we are going to miss her. On behalf of the entire school community we wish Cathy every success and happiness for the future.
There was great excitement on our return to school as we discovered a nest containing some baby swallows. The boys and girls have given the baby swallows names and we are enjoying watching them grow. Did you know the Irish for swallow is fáinleog? Swallows build their nests from mud. They migrate to warmer places such as Africa during the winter months. Their forked tails make them easy to identify.
Check out the link below to learn more about swallows:
We are delighted to extend a very warm welcome to our four Junior Infant pupils and their families. We are enjoying getting to know our new pupils and we are looking forward to an exciting year of learning ahead. We wish our new pupils every success and happiness as they embark on their primary school education.
All Saints’ National School in Carnew
requires a part-time school secretary. The position is for 10 hours per week,
over five days.
Please send C.V., letter of application, referees and any relevant
The Chairperson, All Saints’ N.S., Carnew, Co. Wicklow, Y14 YY46
Application Closing Date: Monday 6th September 2021
Commencement Date: Monday 20th September 2021
Administrative duties include:
* Dealing with school correspondence
* Maintenance of Aladdin, P.O.D. (Pupil Online Database) and O.L.C.S. payment
* Day to day school accounts
* Other administrative tasks as needed.
* Experience desirable
* Excellent communication skills
* Excellent organisational skills
* Proficiency in I.C.T.
* Ability to work independently and as part of team
Please note this appointment is subject to Garda vetting requirements.
We are all very excited to reopen our doors at 9am on Wednesday 25th August. We are looking forward to welcoming our new Junior Infant pupils and their families.
Our thoughts are also with our 6th Class of 2020 as they prepare for the transition to secondary school over the coming days. We wish them every success and happiness for the future. We extend our gratitude to their families for their support and generosity throughout their time in All Saints’ National School.
We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year of learning ahead. Many thanks to our entire school community for your continued support and cooperation as we continue to implement the DES Covid-19 reponse plan to ensure our school remains a safe learning environment for all.