As ever at Claddagh School, Samhain brought out the witches, ghouls, zombies and a parade of other jolly undead as we geared up for the spookiest time of year, and enjoyed our annual pinata-bashing in the hall, of course!
As always, the children of the mighty Claddagh School Band did us all proud again at the Oyster Festival Parade on Saturday, 29th September 2018. Well done, boys and girls!
We all need a little extra help sometimes – problems and worries are a normal part of everybody’s life!
The Check-In System is designed to help any child in the school who needs a bit of support or guidance. It is there to provide a place for children to go with any worries or concerns, no matter how big or small.
All the child has to do is put their name into the Check-In Box (which is located in the school hall) and one of the check-in teachers will collect them for a chat at some stage during the week.
Together, the child and the check-in teacher think and talk about ways that they can solve or cope with the problem.
Please encourage your child to use the Check-In System if they feel like they need additional support dealing with a problem or worry they have.
We are hugely proud of our Senior Infants pupils Aoibhinn and Fernando, whose amazing artworks were two of only five winning entries in a national animation competition. Both Aoibhinn and Fernando were awarded with a special ‘behind the scenes’ tour of Brown Bag Studios in Dublin on 17th September. Not only that, but their drawings were made into animations!
The competition was run by the Ombudsman for Children’s Offfice (OCO) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The OCO invited children and young people across Ireland to create an image of the children’s right that inspired them or which they felt was important to Irish children today.
We would like to warmly welcome all our children and parents back to Claddagh School for the 2018-2019 school year. We look forward to lots of learning, fun and friendship together in the coming months.
A very special welcome to our newest arrivals, Ms. Glynn's and Ms. Walsh's Junior Infant classes, who made the giant step into big school today. We wish them all the very best for the coming year - and years - in Claddagh School. Click on the images below to enlarge.