Creative Schools Week
We have been exploring our creative side here in St Clare’s through online workshops in creative writing and song writing, drawing and film making to name a few as well as in school workshops on drama and music. Here are some snapshots of our creative workshops!
We were blessed with the weather for our sports day and enjoyed lots of thrilling activities from races to obstacle courses to games of football, to tug of war and lots more fun and games.
Fun day in St Clare’s
We had a fabulous day bouncing around St Clare’s, from Spiderman to Gladiator and everything in between and candy floss for all to top it all off!! We tried our hand at being surgeons on the operating table and took a few penalty shoot outs to test our skills!
Please see the poster below for details about our clothing collection.
Sporting Activities in St. Clare’s
We have been busy improving our GAA and Gymnastics skills here in St Clare’s thanks to our wonderful coaches.
April Assembly Winners
Enrolment Week at St Clare’s
St. Clare’s N.S. Ballyjamesduff will hold our Enrolment Week for the 2021/22 school year from 8th-12th March.
We will be accepting applications for Junior Infants-6th Class. Please call to the school office between 9:30am-3pm to collect your enrolment pack or call on 0498544908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
February Assembly Winners
Big congratulations to our February Assembly Winners below
It’s Beginning to look alot like Christmas!!!!
November Assembly Winners!!
Wellbeing Week 2020
From the 16th to 20th November, we had a very positive week focusing on activities we can use to protect and improve our mental wellbeing. While this has been an annual event for a number of years in our school, in the extraordinarily difficult times in which we all now find ourselves, we felt it was more important than ever to shine the spotlight on mental health this year.
The week began with promoting an attitude of gratitude, drawing attention to the little things in our lives that we can be thankful for. We displayed them in our classrooms and corridors as a reminder of how fortunate we are with the many good things we have in our lives!
We focused on the feeling of happiness, remembering times when we were at our happiest and added those memories to our class happy boxes. We also explored what we can do to fill our own buckets of happiness, as well as spreading happiness to others.
On Wednesday, we held Kindness Day, where staff and pupils alike engaged in random acts of kindness towards each other. Some classes even exchanged bookmarks, cards and friendship notes. Receiving kindness is lovely but we realised that giving kindness to others is even more rewarding!
It was particularly important to look at how we manage worry and anxiety too as we are all experiencing those feelings at the moment. We thought about some of the worries that we have at present and added those to our class worry boxes. We listened to stories and discussed what we can do when our worries grow or become overwhelming and explored the different strategies we can use to best manage our anxieties.
Some of the strategies we practised during the week to protect and enhance our mental wellbeing included creating ‘Rainbow Moments’ booklets in which we recorded our rainbow moments, the small positive ‘feel-good’ moments each of us experience on a daily basis but that often go unnoticed!
We also practised being mindful, engaging in mindfulness and visualisation exercises, mindful eating, mindful colouring and even mindful walking!
For an uplifting end to the week, we held a colour day where our pupils and staff dressed in brightly-coloured clothing not alone to add a welcome touch of cheeriness in these difficult times but as a reminder of the natural rainbow of emotions that colour all of our lives.
It was a most beneficial week that really helped to calm our busy minds, refocus our attention on the present and recognise, accept and manage our emotions. There was a wonderfully warm, positive and serene atmosphere around the school for the week which left us all feeling enriched by the time it came to an end!
We engaged in a number of maths games and math trails for maths week!
School Reports collection Friday 19th June 2020
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