Self Expression Day November 2016

Newsletter 24/11/2016

Welcome to this week’s newsletter,

HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH -

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION – (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) Please email your photographs for the Human Rights Photography Exhibition. We need lots of photos so please send them in before Friday. info@canalwayetns.org. It should take 5 minutes – use phone, and email straight in.

A big thank you to everyone who has sent in the photographs already.

SONG WRITING – Please send in a final verse for our Human Rights Song. Post box outside my office. Please see below for rhyme & rhythm!

CHORUS:

I got rights,

You got rights,

We’ve all got rights,

We’ve all got rights.

VERSE 1

Gotta have a home

gotta be well fed

Have a place to learn

And rest your head

VERSE 2

Gotta have a name

Clean water to drink

Safe place to play

And medicine

 

SELF EXPRESSION DAY: Is taking place on Wednesday 30th of November we have all been working hard on learning about Human Rights and the day will be about celebrating and reflecting on these rights. For this day we will be dressing up as ourselves and celebrating our individuality.

STAFFING: We would like to welcome Simon and Aaron to our staff. Simon is our First Class teacher, and Aaron is our resource teacher. It is great to welcome to the team at Canal Way.

 

THANKS – to the Jakubowski family from our school, who have kindly made furniture for the school. We received really fantastic shelving units, desks and drawers which are a great addition to the building. www.fumro.ie for more information on the company that made the furniture for us.

Reminder: Our Winter family fun day is taking place on 4th of December from 2- 4pm in the school.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our families who are celebrating today,

Have a nice weekend,

 

Kind Regards,

Dermot.

Niamh’s class: Magnificent masks!

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We decorated masks using crayons, lollipop sticks and lots of crepe paper. Nimai’s Dad, Vijaya from Artastic very kindly donated masks for each child in our class. We had a great time using them, thanks Vijaya!

Aistear Photos

Welcome to this week’s newsletter,

FRIDAY NIGHT QUIZDon’t forget about our fundraising Pub Quiz this Friday 18th at 8pm in McGowan’s, Harold’s Cross. It will be a night of great craic and all are most welcome!

Its €40 per team of 4 or €10 each. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team. Turn up on the night, and we will arrange a team for you.

Cash prize for winning team, and prize for the funniest team name!

The raffle this year is amazing; the main raffle prize is open return flights for 2 to London City Airport!!!!! There are also 100s of euros worth or restaurant vouchers, retail vouchers, gifts, children’s books, accessories, and more!

Tickets will be available in the yard all week or on the night. €1 each or a strip of 5 for €5.

Save the date! - Our Winter Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday 4th Dec from 2-4pm in the school. Join us for an afternoon of family fun: Kid’s disco, games, facepainting, pop up café and sale.

As always we need volunteers to help out at these events so if you have a 

couple of hours spare we’d love your help! In particular we are looking for story tellers, decorators, bakers and face-painters. Send an email to Jessie.hamilton@gmail.com

ETHOS– HUMAN RIGHTS month is this month. The classes are enjoyng learning about children’s rights and human rights through story, arts and readings.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONAs part of Human Rights month we are creating a photography exhibition. Pupils in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th class are invited to participate. 

The theme for the exhibition is “One story, One world, Our rights”. Please send photographs to info@canalwayetns.org

Please submit photographs before Friday 25th November as we are planning to hold our exhibition as part of our self expression day.

SONG WRITING CHALLENGE – We have Human Rights song, and have challenged the children (with your help) to write the third verse for this song. Please put entries into mail box outside my office.

CHORUS:

I got rights,

You got rights,

We’ve all got rights,

We’ve all got rights.

VERSE 1

Gotta have a home

gotta be well fed

Have a place to learn

And rest your head

VERSE 2

Gotta have a name

Clean water to drink

Safe place to play

And medicine

SCHOOL PAINTING – thanks to BT Ireland who donated their time to paint the school for us over the mid-term break. 10 employees spent the full day injecting some much needed colour into our building. You will have seen the colours at your parent teacher meeting no doubt.

RUGBY TRAINING AT CWETNS – LIBERTY SAINTS RUGBY CLUB ARE CATERING FOR UNDER 13′s and UNDER 17′s RUGBY IN THE AREA. TRAINING TAKES PLACE TUESDAY AND THURSDAY – UNDER 13′s @ 5pm AND u17′s @ 6pm. Location – The training area is just next to the entrance to Basin Lane on James Walk on James Walk.

They are also holding some classes with 2,3,4th during the school day for the coming few months - Thanks Jonathan !

HAVE A LOOK AT GALLERY

 

Have a nice weekend,

Dermot & Staff

Rugby Training

Ingrid installing our pond!