San Carlo SNS Confey Leixlip Co. Kildare
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December  2023  School Newsletter School News DIGITAL COMMUNICATION and Your Child DOCUMENT for PARENTS Junior Cycle Information for Parents of Primary Students Page If you have not already done so     register with the Komeer App so that we can stay in touch 2024 - 2025
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SOLAR PANELS .....for Parents Dear Parents & Guardians  This school year our classes will be using Seesaw (http://seesaw.me), a secure online journal where students can document and reflect on what they are learning in class. Your child will be able to add the things we work on (including photos, videos, worksheets, drawings and voice recordings) to their Seesaw journal and we can share them privately with you and other family members to view and comment on throughout the school year.  In order for your child to use Seesaw, the app needs your child’s name in order to be able to associate work like their photos, videos or voice recordings with their account. Seesaw only uses this information to provide the service and doesn’t advertise in Seesaw, create profiles of students, or share or sell your child’s personal information or journal content.  You can read more about their strong privacy promises here: https://web.seesaw.me/privacy.  Under an EU law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in order for your child to use Seesaw, the school must get your consent. For more information on GDPR, please visit https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/reform/rights-citizens.   I hope that your child will enjoy using Seesaw to document and share their learning this year.    Le gach dea ghuí   Principal I would like to share with you details about an Information session for Parents who are Family Carers,  Tuesday 24th November, at 7pm, via zoom.   Maggie Lally from Family Carers Ireland will cover the topics of; •       Family Carers rights & entitlements, •       Carers card & Emergency Card, •       Training & workshops, •       One to one supports, •       Website information including upcoming events.   Registration for the information event is via Eventbrite on the link below, and there are a limited number of places.   https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/information-session-for-parents-who-are-family-carers-tickets-128883868119   If you have any specific questions for Maggie, they can be forwarded in advance by email to Carol Donoghue on carol@countykildarelp.ie Enrolment Application  Form Standardised  Testing  2022/2023 6th Class  Ms. Sirr 6th Class  Mr. Flatley 6th Class  Mr. McCreary SEN Mr. Sherlock SEN Mr. Noctor SEN Ms. O’Shea SEN Ms. O’Brien
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3rd Class  Ms. Burcheal 3rd Class  Ms. Quinn 4th Class  Ms. Kilbride 4th Class  Ms. Ward 5th Class  Mr. Sherlock 5th Class  Ms. Campion 5th Class  Ms. Connolly 6th Class  Ms. Sirr 6th Class  Mr. Flatley 6th Class  Mr. McCreary Our Teachers  2023 / 2024 Covid-19 vaccine information for parents of children aged 5-11 Religious Education and Faith Policy
This week Room 4 were treated to a Lego education workshop provided by the organisation Learnit. Linking in with Engineers Week, this Lego Education workshop allowed the students explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in a new, fun and innovative way. All students built and programmed a robot. This was a great opportunity for the class to think creatively, solve problems and work as a team. Many thanks to the Leixlip county Library and Learnit for providing such a wonderful workshop.
Look at what we did!
Journal Cover Design Winners 2022/23 Every year our 5ths classes are asked to design a cover for the following year's new school journal. The entries this year were of such a high standard! Congratulations to Noa and Claudia whose wonderful designs have been chosen for the cover of next year's school journal.
Pupils Aaron Holder (Ms Enright's 4th Class) and Leshia Holder (Ms Coffey's Senior Infants) held a fundraiser in aid of the Red Cross Ukraine Appeal over the Easter Holidays. They sold homemade lemonade, fruit and cookies to passers-by and raised a total of €312 over one weekend!! This was all their own idea and the school community is very proud of them. Well done Aaron and Leisha!
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San Carlo Sixth Classes presenting their science projects today as part of the Intel Mini Scientist Competition 2023 Our Representatives at the Intel Mini Scientists Regional Final in TU Blanchardstown  Child Health Public Health Memo for Schools
Mr. Hodgkinson’s 3rd Class on a workshop to celebrate St. Brigid’s Day
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We participated in Safer Internet Day 2023. The pupils learned all about staying safe online in SPHE classes on the day and participated in a Kahoot! quiz. Some pupils entered the poster competition - spreading awareness about internet safety. These are the winning posters from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes. Well done to all who engaged with the activities and to those who entered the poster competition'.
Our pupils from the winning teams in the recent Confey Community Games Table Quiz
We recently welcomed Patrick, the giraffe, who was presented to the school by the Neurofibromatosis Association of Ireland (NFI) as a thank you to the pupils for the fundraising day we ran for them in the last school year.
Teastas bronnta ar Rang a Sé as an ngearrchúrsa sa Ghailge Labartha de chuid Coiste Gaeilge Chomhairle Contae Chill Dara Pupils from Sixth class were awarded a teastas and fáinne today for successfully completing Kildare County Council’s Short Course in Spoken Irish.
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Our Student Council recently ran 'Terrific Thursday' fundraising fun day in the school in aid of the victims of the Turkiye and Syria earthquake. The funds will be donated through GOAL Ireland organisation
Our Student Council would like to thank everyone who donated usable second hand sports shoes to the recent 'in My Shoes' charity collection. Over 150 pairs of shoes were collected.
Meet our Journal Cover Design Winners 2023/24 Every year our 5th classes are asked to design a cover for the following year's new school journal. The entries this year were of an amazing standard! We congratulate Annabel and Laura, whose wonderful designs have been chosen for the cover of next year's school journal.
Four Short Guides for parents on children’s data protection rights under the GDPR
Winners in the recent 6th class mini- soccer leagues. Well done to everyone who took part.
Scoils San Carlo students enjoying Active Schools Week and Food Dudes week
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4th Class School Tour
As part of the Free Schoolbooks Scheme announced by the Government in March, all pupils will start the new school year with a full set of schoolbooks, workbooks and copies provided for them. The School Journal will also be provided free of charge in September. Details of resource fee for 2023/2024 are listed below.
A link for online payment of resources via Aladdin will be made available shortly. Our preferred method of payment is using Aladdin, alternatively this fee can be paid directly to the school office. Required Stationery and Accessories (3rd to 6th Class) Pupils will need the following items A set of colouring pencils 3 x Pritt Sticks A4 plastic wallet Pack of plastic covers Pencils, Eraser, Sharpener and Ruler Refill Pad Set of white board markers (NOT Permanent Markers) Storage basket (recommended size 30cm x 40 cm) Recorder available for purchase from school in September at a cost of €12.00 Sixth class pupils will need a ring binder folder
Examples of the Acceptable Wearing of our School Uniform
Xavi, our amazing school magician giving a performance to his classmates recently
Room 4 Lego Workshop
Our Annual Halloween Sponsored Walk
Halloween in Room 4
Our Annual Sponsored walk took place on 22nd October. The children all got dressed up in Halloween outfits and walked to St Catherine’s Park. There was a disco in the school hall afterwards with refreshments given to all children. Many thanks to the parents association for organising the fundraiser.
2024 Pre-Enrolment Form for 2024 -2025 This form will be available for completion from 13/11/2023
Congratulations to our pupils who won the Under 12s hurling final in Hawkfield on Sunday with Confey GAA. We are so proud of them all.
Our Student Council showing all the Team Hope shoeboxes which our pupils made. Additional boxes were completed online by many pupils!
At the recent IPB Pride of Place awards,the Neurofibromatosis Association (now called Adults and Children with Tumours) mascot Patrick, the giraffe was part of the Maynooth Access Group Creativity Team who won first place in all the 32 counties. Patrick has been a valued member of our school community since he joined us following fundraising our pupils did for this worthy cause last school year. He is currently a member of 5th class Room 1.
Marathon Kids Final Mile Run at Leixlip Amenity Centre
Our 5th and 6ths had a visit recently from Irish and European 400m champion David Gillick, the Marathon Kids Ambassador.
Peace proms practice 2024
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Well done to Clara O Neill for raising money for the Irish cancer society by selling home made cookies to her classmates in room 4
'Congratulations to our pupils Christon, Aksha and Alston who recently competed in the Leinster and the Connacht Badminton championships to great success! We are so proud of them.'
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BOM Agreed Report  April 2024 AGREED REPORTS
Every year our 5th classes are asked to design a cover for the following year's new school journal. The entries this year were of such a high standard! Congratulations to Aksha and Livia whose wonderful designs have been chosen for the cover of next year's school journal.
Journal Cover 2024/25 Design Winners
ACTIVE SCHOOL RUN AROUND IRELAND CHALLANGE
Seachtain Na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s celebrations in Room 4
Crazy Hair Day Room 4
Many congratulations to Chloe in 5th class who was victorious in two competitions recently with her Lucan United Under 13s soccer team.
Letter from Minister Foley……. Click to Read More Projects, Artwork, Poems and Prayers which all classes created in honour of  Confey Parish's 40th Anniversary
Congratulations to Aaron from 6th class who was recently awarded a Player of the Year trophy by his club MUBarnhall.
Many congratulations to our 6th class girls 7-a-side soccer team who recently won the Leixlip schools soccer tournament held at Leixlip Amenity Centre.
Well done to Róisín, Declan, Jamie and Aksha who were awarded the Spirit of the Tournament awards in our recent 5th class blitz in Kilcloon against Oldcastle NS.
A Song for Confey ‘40
Girls soccer tournament winners 2024 Our girls team were victorious in a soccer blitz tournament which was held in the amenities centre Leixilp. The girls performed brilliantly in the final with the final score 1-0. The boys and girls had a great day out and the boys team just missed out on the final by losing in a penalty shootout.
Congratulations to Dima who recently won silver in the U-12s Judo competition in Poland.