News Category: Post Primary

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ISL STEM Glossary Project

Category : Post Primary

Teachers and students were invited to the launch of the Irish Sign Language STEM Glossary Project in the Deaf Village Ireland (DVI). This was organised by Dr Elizabeth Matthews with DCU and it is funded by SFI (Science Foundation of Ireland) and it is phase 2 of the project which focuses on Environmental Science glossary. Our own Geography teacher Sandra Creagh was also involved in the project.

There was a wonderful atmosphere with RTE Weather Station set up in the lobby. Students had great fun signing the weather forecast. You never know maybe one of them will be a Weather Presenter or a Meteorologist in the future!

We also got to meet Gerry Murphy an Irish Meteorologist from Met Eireann and presenter for RTE.

Link to Press Release for this comprehensive project =

https://www.dcu.ie/news/news/2019/Dec/DCU-launches-Geography-and-Environmental-glossary-of-terms-Irish-Sign-Language


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Irish Cancer Society

Category : Post Primary

Holy Family Students did some excellent fundraising in aid of Irish Cancer Society. With their teacher Ms. Shirley Higgins, Shirley Wolverson and Suzanne Carson they organised a ‘Wear Purple Day’ and they baked up a storm baking delicious cakes and tray bakes. They raised a substantial €469.16! Well Done to everyone involved for organising, selling and for buying, supporting this worthy cause.


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Donation of Computers from Cartrawler

Category : Post Primary

Mr. Doyle receiving the computers.

Holy Family school was very lucky to receive a donation of 30 computers from the company Cartrawler ( https://www.cartrawler.com/ct/? ). Many thanks to Cian O’ Connell and his associates for the kind donation. The computers will be put to good use in the classrooms.


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Holy Family School’s Little Star!

Well Done to Nicole Ryan,  Brenda Egan’s Class! She was chosen to do the promotional ISL video for the Late Late Toy Show for RTE. The Late Late Toy Show will be on RTE this Friday the 29th of November. We hope you enjoy this traditional family Christmas show.

Message from RTE

We’re delighted to share the news that for the first year ever, Irish Sign language users can watch The Late Late Toy Show with LIVE Irish Sign Language (ISL) on RTÉ Player and RTÉ News Now. 

Who will sign?
ISL interpreters Amanda Coogan and Daniel Crean will interpret the live show on the night. 

Where can I see it?
The ISL version will be available to stream live wherever you are on Friday night, just log on to the RTÉ Player app and go to the ON NOW section and you’ll see Amanda and Daniel on a special Player channel broadcasting beside RTÉ One. Or you can tune into RTÉ News Now to watch. 

When can I watch it? 
Live at 9.35 pm on Friday night or you can catch up on the ISL version of Toy Show from Saturday morning – also available worldwide. 


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Challenge Cup

Category : Post Primary

Holy Family Football Team

Well done to the Holy Family boys football team who played well in the Challenge Cup today against St Declans. Unfortunately we didn’t win. It was a very close score! HOLY FAMILY 14 ST. DECLANS 15


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Winner! ReelLIFE Science 2019

Category : Post Primary

4A Students and Teacher Ms A.Lynch

Massive congratulations to JCSP class 4A and to their teacher Ms Aideen Lynch who WON the ReelLIFE Science Video Competition 2019 for Secondary Schools. They created a video on “How Science Helps Us Hear”. They accepted their award at the ReelLIFE Science awards in NUIG today. We are super proud of them all, Well Done!

Check out the students innovative and creative video below….


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Christmas Raffle

Category : Post Primary

Fantastic Christmas Prizes for our Christmas Raffle. Special Thanks to Dublin Lions Club, Mary Hogan and to the Parents Association, especially to Siobhan Corcoran who have created these amazing Christmas Hampers. Please help us to fundraise towards the School Digital Upgrade by purchasing or helping to sell these raffle tickets. €5 each or 3 for €10, You never know you could be Lucky!


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New Choir Conductor Ciara Hamilton

Category : Post Primary

New Choir Conductor Ciara Hamilton

A special welcome to new Choir Conductor Ciara Hamilton. Ciara will be taking over the Holy Family School Deaf Choir from Shirley Higgins.
Shirley is the original founder of the Holy Family Deaf Choir. We would like to thank Shirley and Lorraine for all the amazing work that they has done with the School Choir over the years, such as the Emmanuel, Dublin Castle, Dublin Culture Connects, Late Late Toy Show, The Saturday Night Live Show, 4 Schools and 1 Language, The Beethoven Fest in Bonn Germany, The Huawei Conference in Brussels and so much more. Ciara is one of the first members of the Holy Family Deaf Choir. She will have big shoes to fill in! but with Shirley’s support and guidance Ciara will do a fantastic job. As these photos/videos show, she is already off to a promising start. Watch this space…..

Ciara conducting Post Primary Students


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Shortlisted for ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2019!

Category : Post Primary

Holy Family School Shortlisted for ReelLIFE Science 2019

Massive Congratulations to 4A Class and to their teacher Ms. Aideen Lynch who has been shortlisted in the ReelLIFE Science 2019 video competition. Out of 191 entrants they were one of only three schools shortlisted in the post primary section. 4A students created an animated video for the category “Science & Me”. The title of their animated film is “How Science helps us hear?” The students explained how we hear and how hearing aids/cochlear implants work. The final will be held in NUI Galway on Sunday 24th November. We would like to wish the the very best of luck!
Check out their short film below…………

How Science helps us hear

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Maths Awards

Category : Post Primary

Congratulations to all our students who have received an award for their enthusiastic participation in Maths Week. The awards were giving out to the students who tried their best. Their perseverance and persistent paid off as they solved some of the complex puzzles. It was amazing to see students using Maths to create a Celtic knot, to solve some puzzling cryptic puzzles, to arrive at a particular destination without turning left (That was a tricky one!), and to have fun in doing not one but two Maths Trails! While every student particpated and had fun on Maths Day, our teachers felt that these 8 students deserved an award for their achievements on Maths Day. Well done to all.