Scoil Mhuire Gransha
Newsletter 5th February 2019
Code of Behaviour
Please find enclosed our updated Code of Behaviour for Scoil Mhuire Gransha. Please read the booklet and sign the attached to confirm that you and your child/children understand and comply with the Code of Behaviour
Our Shared Learning Project with Rockcorry NS took place on January 24th. The infants worked with their partners on the Aistear theme of “The Weather Station”. It was a great day of learning for all the children. Back in Gransha NS the boys and girls from the two schools tackled “LEGO WeDo” projects. This time they looked at the area of Morse code and programmed their robots to output a Morse Code Message.
Our next Shared Learning dates are February 14th, March 14th and April 4th.
A trip for all the children taking part in Shared Learning has been organised for May 23rd. More details to follow.
Credit Union Quiz
On Friday last we had 4 teams enter the annual Credit Union Quiz. After 12 gruelling rounds of questions the Scoil Mhuire Team of Deirdre, Finn, Noah and James came out on top in 1st place with our other 3 teams finishing 3rd and joint 8th. The children on all teams did their school and parents very proud. Well done to all. Our winning team now go forward to take part in the Chapter round on March 3rd in the Glencarn Hotel.
The children in 5th and 6th class will have a six week block with an F.A.I. soccer coach commencing on Friday March 8th. We hope this will be an enjoyable experience for all the children. We would ask each child to bring in €2 per session to go towards the cost of the coach.
We held our Enrolment day on January 26th. It was a great day getting to meet all our wonderful new pupils for September. If you are aware of anyone else wishing to enrol for Septemebr 2019 please contact the office for an appointment.
Junior Entrepreneur Programme
The children in 5th and 6th class have entered the Junior Entrepreneur Programme for this school year. They are very lucky to have Monaghan Local Enterprise Office supporting them through four workshops in the school. We hope this will guide them in their decision making and business strategy.
The children will host a “Non-Uniform Day” on Friday February 15th. We would kindly ask each child to bring €2 contribution to the Non-Uniform day.
As part of the children’s experience in the Junior Entrepreneur Program, Ms. Campbell has kindly organised a trip to a candle making business, Bumble and Blue in Dungannon Co. Tyrone on February 20th. Further details to follow.
This month the theme in the Aistear Classroom is the Hospital. Children are learning vocabulary associated with the Hospital. Again, the “Magic Word Box” is in operation in all classes to develop language skills.
We have a new page on our website www.granshans.ie dedicated to all Active School Activities. Our P.E. policy, Active School Progress and Active Newsletter are available to view. Well done to our Active School Committee who organised a super successful 10@10 activity morning on Friday February 1st. A sample of the work can be seen on our Twitter page @Gransha_NS
The school will close on Wednesday February 20th and re-open on Monday February 25th.
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