Category Archives: Announcements

Speech & Language Virtual Drop in Clinic April – November

HSE Meath are running virtual drop in clinics for any parent who are worried about their child’s speech and language needs. It is an opportunity to seek general advice directly from speech and language professionals. Calls can be video or phone calls. See poster below for details !

Mother Tongues – Friends in a Pandemic

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Friends in a pandemic! A project to boost English language skills, make new friends and get creative together!

Mother Tongues is planning a series of weekly sessions for children and teens who want to make new friends, practice new skills under the expert guide of some of the best artists in Ireland and improve their English in a safe and welcoming environment.
From painting to drama, from stop-motion art to creative writing, there will be something for every child/teen to get stuck in!
The workshops will be available for all ages (primary and secondary school) but will be open only to children and teens who need to improve their English language skills and for whom English is not the first language.
Currently the project is planned to take place online during term time, but we also plan to run a Summer school, if there is enough interest.
We are gathering information to find out which schools would be interested in finding out more about this initiative.
We will organise a number of open evenings for schools and parents to learn more about this project.
Find out more about Mother Tongues at www.mothertongues.ie
To express your interest please fill in the google doc below

Meath LSP Programmes 2021

There are lots of programmes to keep both children and adults active at the moment, you can sign up to their newsletter at meathsports.ie

Here are some low cost and free programmes which might be of particular interest to our pupils.

 

 

 

Run Jump Throw Online

Run Jump Throw programme has been moved online due to current restrictions. This online weekly slot will see participants enjoy 30 minutes of fun movements, challenges and dance delivered live by our experienced tutor. The programme is aimed at children with Autism / Intellectual disability aged 6-18 years.

Date: Tuesday 28th January – Tuesday 2nd March

Duration: 6 weeks

Time: 4pm-4:30pm

Cost: €10 per participant

Platform: Zoom

Contact: Terry on tdonegan@meathcoco.ie / 0469067337

 

Learn 2 Cycle- Virtual Edition

Due to the current restrictions our popular Learn 2 cycle programme has been unable to go ahead. Meath LSP has linked with the Cycling Safety School to provide a virtual edition of the Learn 2 Cycle programme. The format will consist of a information zoom call on week 1 followed by weekly instructional videos and one to one virtual support. This programme is aimed at children with a disability aged 6-18 years. Spaces are limited.

Date: Wednesday 27th January

Time: 7pm-8pm

Cost: €10 per participant

Platform: Zoom

Contact: Terry on tdonegan@meathcoco.ie / 0469067337

 

The Daily Mile at HOME

The Daily Mile is an Athletics Ireland initiative – it is simple, free and gets children out of the home-school classroom for 15 minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their families, making them fitter, healthier and more able to concentrate on their schoolwork. New online resources will be available for teachers and parents soon! For more details contact Lisa at lodowd@meathcoco.ie

 

Virtual Skipping

Skipping is a great activity to take part in with a range of health and fitness benefits, and above all it is fun and suitable for all the family. Skipping can also be done inside or outside and by nature it allows for social distancing, this is the ideal activity to take part in especially during this time of Covid-19 level 5 restrictions. This skipping programme includes the supply of a high quality skipping rope, along with a booklet which provides teaching points and links to tutorial videos. These videos break down various skipping skills, making each skill easier to understand and master. 

The fee for the rope and booklet is only €5. If you or your child are interested in taking part in this programme please contact Una at upearson@meathcoco.ie

Meath Local Sports Partnership

Here in Ashbourne ETNS we have worked with Meath Local Sports Partnership previously. They aim to help people to increase their activity levels and to ensure that local resources are used to best effect. The following info may be of interest from their monthly newsletter you can subscribe to and there’s lots more info on meathsports.ie

Meath LSP welcomes your feedback! 

Meath LSP is currently developing our new strategy – “Active Meath 2020 – 2025” and have created a short survey to capture your feedback. We would love to hear your opinions and ideas as to what we should include in our next strategy. I’m attaching a link to the survey below and would appreciate if you took 5 mins to complete same. Answers are completely confidential.

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K8DCFGM

Thanking you in advance.

Come Fly a Kite with Meath LSP!! 

Experience the great outdoors as a family! Kite flying is a great activity to enjoy together and is suitable for all! Sign up to “Come Fly a Kite with Meath LSP” for just €10!

Included in cost:

  • Online workshop
  • Hints/tips on how to fly a kite
  • Build your own kite pack (includes everything you need to build a kite(s)

You and your family will be guided through a live online workshop on how to build you own kite using your pack provided. You will be encouraged to design your own kite, build the kites and do a test flight as a family outside your family home!

To register your family’s interest please contact Una at upearson@meathcoco.ie Places will be limited and on a first come first served basis.

October in Katie’s Fifth Class

This month the children completed lessons based on World War I across a range of subjects – History, Visual Arts, Geography and English. They researched areas of interest using iPads based on the topic and created projects in various formats (PowerPoint presentations, posters, books, art work, etc.). They presented their projects to the class at the end of the month. Everybody put a huge amount of effort into their project.

  

   

In Visual Arts lessons the class designed World War I themed silhouettes. They used chalk pastels to create a sunrise background and used black card to make a silhouette depicting an element of life during World War I.

  

   

The children also made autumnal clay bowls in Visual Arts lessons. A range of techniques and skills were used to create their bowls (rolling the clay, using moulds, shaping the clay, etc.).

  

  

Our school participated in Maths Week during the week of the 12th of October. We had lots of fun playing various card games to improve our mental arithmetic. We looked for elements of maths in the world around us and created ‘Maths Eyes’ posters to show how maths is everywhere!

  

In Science lessons we learned about the different parts of plants and their functions. We planted bulbs and are delighted to see plenty of growth already!

  

A huge congratulations to everyone who received their pen licence in October! Maith sibh!