On Friday the 5th of May from 8:20am – 10:00am, Parents 2 Parents and the Friendly Faces will be hosting a joint coffee morning to celebrate the launch of their new Anti-bullying Leaflet and Video.
The Friendly Faces will be showing their video which explains the Anti- Bullying policy in our school. Parents 2 Parents will be explaining the Anti-bullying leaflet they have written to support parents.
We would love to see as many parents as possible come along on the morning of the 5th of May for a coffee, cakes and a chat.
Congratulations to Andas in Paddy's 6th class who represented Thornleigh Educate Together in the recent Easons Spelling Bee 2017 competition in the Red Cow Hotel. Andas was taking part in the Dublin Final. We had a super day out :-) Well done Andas. We are all very proud of you!
attendance winners for february 2017
Congratulations to the children who came to school everyday in February and an extra well done to the children who won the cinema tickets. Here are February's winners
Goda and Sabrina - Junior Infants
Kyla, Kristijonas - Senior Infants
Katelyn and Vince - First Class
Akachukwu and Rachel - Second Class
AJ and Simon - Third Class
Matthew and Sophie - Fourth Class
Aleksejs - Fifth Class
Catherine and Austeja - Sixth Class
Enjoy your trip to the Cinema!
Congratulations to the children who came to school everyday for the month of January. All of the children with 100% attendance for January were entered into a raffle in their class. The prize for the winner was a pair of cinema tickets. These raffles will continue to take place at the end of each month until the last day of school in June. If a child wants to enter the raffle and win the tickets they must have 100% attendance at the end of each month.
Please see below the January winners
Layla and McCarthy - Junior Infants
Chadwick, Nadia and David - Senior Infants
Bradley and Ernests - First Class
Kimi and Suzuki - Second Class
Luca and Ege - Third Class
Isabel and Denis - Fourth Class
Shane - Fifth Class
Veronika and Patrick - Sixth Class
Well Done to you all and keep up the great Attendance
On the 13th of January 2017, 6th class participated in the Primary Science Fair at the RDS.
Their project was called THE 5 SECOND RULE - BUSTED?
The pupils scientifically looked the 5 second rule regarding dropped food to see if it was a myth or true. The results showed that it was a MYTH!
Minister for Health, Simon Harris, visited our stand, as did RTE and a newspaper.
Well done to all who took part in the project.
Each class studied an inventor
Junior Einstein Workshop
Irish Coast Guard
Science 4 fun in the Infant classes
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
This year's annual Winter Fair will take place on Saturday the 17th of December from 2pm-4pm. Please save the date as this is always an enjoyable day out for all the Family. More details will follow in the coming weeks.
This year's Halloween Fair will be held on Sunday the 23rd of October. The Halloween Fair will be on from 3-5pm.
Free activities on the day will include – Spider Blow; Ring Toss; Gooey Surprise; and other Halloween Games.
Face Painting; Nail Art, Haunted House and Henna Art will be available at a cost of 1-3 tokens.
Tokens cost 1 for €1 or 8 for €5 and can be purchased on the day.
The Pumpkin Carving, Fancy Dress and Crazy Hair competitions are all free to enter.
Coffee, Tea and Cakes will also be available free of charge. If you would like to bake some cakes for this event for the cake stall all donations will be greatly appreciated and can be brought along on the day.
Cost of a ticket per family is €5 and tickets are available to be bought from the Parent’s Room every morning this week. Family Ticket includes one free entry for each child into the Haunted House.
Hope to see you all there,
The children of Thornleigh did themselves proud in their knowledge of mental health. The spoke very well when interviewed by TV Ireland AM last week! Take a look on the above link!!
Mental Health awareness is from 10th to the 14th of October this year. As you know we ran Funky Shoes last year to raise awareness among the school community in relation to Mental Health. Alongside running Funky Shoes Day this year (14th October) we have been invited to take part in A Mindfulness Event for a half an hour on Monday the 10th of October to try to break the Guiness World Record. Not only that but we have also been invited to be one of the 5 schools in Ireland to be included in the ‘official count for the Guinness World Record for our Mindfulness lesson.
This will involve 5 of our staff and 7 of our children being interviewed by TV AM on Monday the 3rd of October – in Thornleigh- to let them know how we raise awareness of Mental Health in our school.
Please tune in to TV AM on Monday 10th of October from 8.30 onwards to watch this excellent event in raising awareness of mental health. We all demonstrate the effectiveness of mindfulness. There are many reputable studies to show that mindfulness is effective in reducing levels of stress, anxiety, depression, anger and worry. People who practice mindfulness on a regular basis have been found to be better able to regulate their sense of wellbeing due to greater emotional awareness, understanding and acceptance.
We look forward to being involved in such a worthwhile and worthy cause.
Paula Carolan – Príomhoide and staff of Thornleigh
School will be closed for all pupils on Thursday 2nd March 2017 to facilitate an official training day sanctioned by the Department of Education regarding the new Primary Language Curriculum.