News Category: Post Primary

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Category : Post Primary

Congratulations to Max Smyth who won €15 in JCSP ‘Staying Well in 2020’ competition. JCSP organised a Design a Stamp Competition with the theme ‘Staying Well in 2020’. We are delighted this student got highly commended. Well done to Max and to his teacher Sean Herlihy.

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Peer Tutoring with TY and the First Years

Category : Post Primary

Well done to Transition Years Students who taught the first years fraction, decimals, and percentages as part of JCSP Paired Maths Initiative. They learned how to set up a zoom meeting, they prepared some resources to help to teach the first years of mathematical concepts. Everybody really enjoyed this peer tutoring. It has benefitted all students. Well Done to teacher Mr Sean Herlihy for implementing this initiative.

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Late Late Toy Show

Category : Post Primary

We are very much looking forward to our primary pupils’ appearance on the Late Late Toy Show this eve!

RTE were full of praise for our school, for their warm welcome, the preparedness of the children and supports onsite.

Please see details from RTE below:

RTÉ will air the ISL Toy Show live on RTÉ News Channel and also on  RTÉ PLayer. 

The 3 promos (videos of our pupils!)will feature during the ad breaks on these channels across the night

Also the promos will go out on the RTÉ social accounts: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

RTE will release Youtube videos of the promos to us next week.

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Toastmaster of the Week Award

Category : Post Primary

Congratulations to TY student Noel Geralty who has won the ‘Toastmaster of the Week’ award. Noel has shown great confidence in delivering a speech to his classmates. He was highly commended for the way he structured his speech – Clear Introduction, main body, and conclusion. Noel delivered a speech on ‘The person who Inspired me’. He spoke about the famous footballer Salah and of his Philanthropy skills. He is inspired to be like him one day in the future.
Noel is also the ‘Grammarian’ in YLP class and the word he has introduced today is ‘Ecstatic’ – How very app! I am sure he was ecstatic to win this award. Well Done Noel.

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Delightful Afternoon Tea

Category : Post Primary

The LCA students are hard at work again. They made a very sweet afternoon tea as part of their course work. They made smoked salmon with cream cheese on brown scones, tea scones with jam and cream, mini sponge cakes filled with jam and cream, mille feuille and Victoria sandwich mini cakes. Everything looked so delicious. Well done students and teacher Ms.Higgins.

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ISL Virtual Christmas 12km Run FUNDRAISER 2020

We invite you to participate in a virtual walk or run in aid of the Holy Family School for the Deaf. All funds raised will go towards funding Chromebooks for students and teachers and achieving our goal of becoming a Digital School of Distinction.

To make this event a challenge and accessible to all abilities, we have divided the virtual run into three themes. Please select the theme according to your ability;

Tuesday the 1st of Dec to Saturday the 12th of Dec.

Where? Anywhere!

How Much? €15!

What do I get for doing the run/walk?

Everyone who has registered will receive a beautiful handmade wooden
Christmas Decoration
which is 100% made by Holy Family Students.

Check out the video of our students making these fantastic medals!

Our enthusiastic teachers explains how it works

How do I sign up? Easy!! Fill in the Google Form Link Below.

Thank you very much for your support.

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Pencil Sketching with Johnny Corcoran (week 2)

Category : Post Primary

Our second-year students enjoyed learning how to draw a plaited hair in Pencil Sketching class today with Johnny Corcoran as part of JCSP ‘Artist in the Classroom’ initiative. The results were brilliant! All the student’s hair looks realistic! Well done all.

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Parents Teacher Meeting 2020

Parent/Teacher meeting for Post Primary Parents 20th November 2020

As it is not possible ,due to Covid restrictions, to invite our parents/guardians to our scheduled Parent/Teacher meeting on 20th November, a progress report for each individual pupil will be forwarded in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions or concerns in relation to your son or daughter’s progress please email these to

Teachers will then be able to answer these questions in their reports or by email.

Kind regards,


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Time Capsule Competition – A winning student from Holy Family came 3rd.

Category : Post Primary

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Parent’s Guide: if your child is a close contact of COVID-19 in school

Dr Abigail Collins gives advice on what to do if your child has been in close contact with someone else who has COVID-19 in school or childcare.