I am emailing you to inform you of the update regarding our Golf Classics Fundraiser 2021 in aid of Holy Family School for the Deaf. Due to the current lockdown, we, unfortunately, have to postpone the Golf Classic on the 9th of April 2021 to Friday the 10th of September 2021. We like to apologise for this delay and thank you for your patience and support for our school. If this date does not suit you and you like a refund, please let us know. If you are happy with this new date, we can carry forward your deposit for the 10th of September. It will be a great event for all to enjoy.
We will let you know if any changes closer to the date,
Please keep safe and well,
on behalf of
Holy Family School Fundraising Committee
Principal Eimear O’Rourke was notified by the HSE that due to the re-organisation of services for children with special needs, Holy Family is to lose our in-school Speech & Language Therapist.
Our Speech & Language Therapist is funded by the HSE and has working in the school for over 10 years.
Her work is very important in supporting our pupils to development language both ISL and speech. She is the only SLT in Ireland who has the competence to carry out specific Irish Sign Language assessments for Deaf students who communicate through ISL.
All pupils need SLT support at some stage during their time in Holy Family. Our SLT also works closely with our teachers and parents.
Under the new HSE Model of support our pupils must go outside the school to access Speech & Language Therapy. Only 6/140 will access this support close to the school – from the local Children’s Disability Network Team CDNT. All other children must get this support close to their home address- i.e. in their own local HSE primary care centre.
This loss is huge for our school because:
The Campaign must continue until the HSE give a commitment that they will continue to fund an in-school SLT for Holy Family.
Thank you for your support to date. I will keep you updated and informed on our progress.
It is Pi Week!
How many digits of Pi can you remember off by heart?
Why not practice this week and on Friday you can show us how many you remember!
Digits: The first 50 decimal digits are 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510
Today’s Maths Challenge! Try this challenge by yourself or with your math teachers or parents.
Send you answers on this google form = https://forms.gle/56YfveuUzjWUjmXa7
Super fun in Holy Family School today as students and staff dressed up for World Book Day 2021. There was even a surprise Jerusalem Dance by Snowwhite and the 7 Dwarfs! After watching this dance all the students were then inspired to partake in the Jerusalem dance.
This afternoon we had Students read poetry and extracts from their favourite book for Literacy week and then we had an online conversation with bestselling author Sam Blake, who wrote the book ‘The Dark Room’. Sam answered our students and staff questions about her books, her writing, and her characters. It was a really interesting discussion. Overall a productive World Book Day!
Green School Committee would like to share a home challenge for our students to enter a competition @greenschoolsire #LitterLessCampaign.
There are two challenges they can choose from:
The deadline for this competition is next Friday 12th March.
You can share photographs of them counting their bins or interviewing family on @greenschoolsire #LitterLessCampaign. We can also share these on our school website, social media, or newsletter!
Thank you from
Holy Family Green School Committee
Day 3 Day 3. Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) 10.30am to 11am. We noticed that the students and staff are looking forward to this reading time and the positive effects it has on everyone’s well-being. We feel more relaxed & content after DEAR time. It is a proven fact that reading can help reduce stress. Reading can even relax your body by lowering your heart rate. Congratulations to Roisin for winning the best DEAR participant.
In the afternoon we had an online ‘Guess your teacher’s favourite book’ and general knowledge quiz which was great fun and exciting! well done to a sixth-year student who won the overall quiz. One initiative we also have as part of literacy week is a ‘Poem in your Pocket’. A student is to have their favourite poem in their pocket and if a teacher stops and asks them to show them their poem and to read it, they will earn 1 cream pie that they can hit a teacher in the face with! God help our teachers!! Well done to English Teachers on organising a brilliant Literacy week and it is not over yet! Tomorrow is World Book Day and we are looking forward to seeing everyone’s costumes!