7th March, 2022.
International Women’s Day 2022
International Women’s Day 2022 takes place tomorrow (8th March). The theme for this year’s event is ‘Break the Bias’ It focuses on the need to tackle bias, stereotypes and discrimination, seeking to create a world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. We will be celebrating the event over the course of the week and we hope to do lessons on the topic in school and for homework. We have great women leaders and inspirational women throughout the world and some of their quotes may inspire us and the children to live our lives in an equitable manner.
“A girl should be two things – who and what she wants”
“ Women are leaders everywhere we look from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 Company to the housewife who raises here children and leads her household – Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes”
“ In the future there will be no Female leaders. There will be just leaders”
A strong woman knows she has the strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong.”
The children in 5th/6th class will be orienteering in Balrath Wood this Wednesday (9th) at 10.00a.m. We will be leaving the school at 9.50a.m. We will need help with lifts. If you can’t bring your own child to Balrath please organise a lift for your child. Unfortunately, your child can’t go to Balrath if a lift isn’t organised. The cost per pupil is €3.00. Please send in money in an envelope. Kathryn Walley will be organising the orienteering sessions in Balrath for us. We hope to be finished in Balrath at 11.15a.m. approximately.
3rd/4th class will be orienteering in Balrath on Friday (11th) at 10.00a.m. We will be leaving the school at 9.50a.m. We will need help with lifts etc. We will be finished at 11.15a.m. approximately. The cost per pupil is €3.00.
For Health and Safety reasons we will need a few parents/guardians to assist us during the orienteering sessions. Please write a note in your child’s journal if you can help out.
Statement of Strategy of School Attendance
Regular attendance has a positive impact on teaching and learning. Children learn effectively when they attend school regularly. We understand that this year has been challenging for many families in relation to school attendance due to Covid-19. When a child is absent the parent/guardian must inform the class teacher by means of an Absence Note and explain the reason for the absence. The Absence Note is in the school journal and on the school website. All absences, and the reason for absence, are inputted on the Aladdin computer system (e.g. Illness, holiday, etc).
Colm will be starting computer lessons for all classes next week. The cost is €7.00 for four lessons.
Please send in money in an envelope as soon as possible.
Field Trips / Computers / Orienteering
Junior/Seniors Computers € 7.00
First/Second Computers € 7.00
Third/Fourth Computers € 7.00
Orienteering € 3.00
Newgrange €12.00 ______
Fifth/Sixth Computers € 7.00
Orienteering € 3.00
Kilmainham Jail €13.00
Please send in the above amounts for the respective classes in an envelope as soon as possible.
The children in 2nd class will be receiving the sacrament of Confession in Rathfeigh Church on Thursday 10th March at 7.30p.m.