We were greeted with the sound of six more hatchlings chirping in our incubator this morning. Four ducklings and two chicks hatched last night. We got to see the ducklings use their webbed feet in the water. The pupils also loved to see the ducklings follow them down the hall. It was great to see all the pupils showing such an interest in nature.
It was so exciting in school this morning as last night four of our chicks hatched. The pupils were so excited to see the chicks and they were full of questions and curiosity. Hopefully we will have some more chicks and ducklings hatch tomorrow.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the making of the St. Patrick's Day Float. It looked great on the day and it sent out a clear and important message to all. The pupils were very proud to see all their art work assembled together on the float. The pupils had a great day and they always love taking part in the St. Patrick's Day Parade. The day got even better when it was announced that St. Kieran's NS won the Cafe Royale Trophy. Well done to all.
We in St. Kieran’s N.S. would like to invite you to come and visit our school on Thursday the 16th of March at 2 p.m. The pupils of St. Kieran’s N.S. will show you a few examples of different subject areas that are taught within the school. Your children will then be engaged and entertained in station play while you will get the opportunity to relax, talk and have a cup of tea.
It is going to be a very exciting month in school. Ms McGuire brought in an incubator filled with hen and duck eggs. It takes 28 days for the ducklings to hatch and 21 days for the chicks to hatch. All the pupils are very excited and it is going to be a great learning experience for all.
Well done to our two sixth class pupils for making pancakes for everyone. Each pupil got to choose their own delicious topping.
St. Kieran’s NS engaged in a shared reading programme. Children paired up with a different partner each day to read to one other. The children worked very well together and enjoyed reading to their peers. One can see their confidence and competence in literacy improving as they read in small groups with the benefits of a low pupil teacher ratio.
The school set up a breakfast club with the objective of promoting the importance of a healthy nutritious breakfast in the diets of all the children. As the children delved into their healthy breakfasts, teachers took the opportunity to teach pupils about the importance of a good nutritious breakfast and the benefits of healthy eating. All pupils enjoyed sitting down together and eating a different breakfast each day of ‘Healthy Breakfast Week’. Children tried everything from healthy cereal, fruit, porridge and beans on toast.
Green Schools Workshops:
On Wednesday the 21st of December we had our assessment day for our fourth green flag. The children were assessed in the form of a quiz. Meika from Greenschools Ireland was very impressed with the knowledge the children had about how to care for our environment and she will be recommending that we receive our Green Flag.