- April is Autism Awareness Month where people are asked to make a special effort to learn more about Autism. We are delighted that our school was chosen in 2017 to host to our ASD Special Class, Le Chéile, and our school population is daily enriched by all of our pupils working, playing and learning together in an inclusive and supportive environment. Internationally this week is ‘Blue Nose Week.’ As blue is the colour associated with Autism the ‘Blue Nose’ idea is often used for fundraising. As we have been most fortunate to receive amazing support from our local community through the generosity of Inch Youth Drama Group, Borrisoleigh Drama Group and Track Attack, all of which have been kindly supported by so many of you, we do not intend to use the week to raise any funds. However, we thought that the children might enjoy an opportunity to celebrate the success of our new class by engaging in a ‘Blue Day’ on Friday, next, April 27th. All pupils are invited to participate by wearing something blue on Friday. As is the case with ‘Green Day’ children (should they so wish) may wear wigs, hats, ribbons, face paints etc. in a spirit of celebration but no child is obliged dress up. The Le Chéile Team will visit each class over the next few days to teach everybody a great action song, ‘Push My Blues Away’ which will be a most enjoyable whole school activity. We hope that ‘Blue Day’ will be an annual event in our school and look forward to planning fun events around it every April.
- Based on advice from the HSE, on previous Healthy Eating Policies in our former schools and in an effort to foster and promote healthy eating habits, we have recently updated our Healthy Eating Policy. This Draft Policy is available on the school website.
- Following on the success of our U13 girls reaching the Co. Final last week, well done to our U13 hurlers on their great win against St. Peter and Paul’s N.S. yesterday and best of luck to our U11 hurlers and camogie players in their upcoming competitions.
Ní neart go cur le chéile!