News Category: Post Primary

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Principal’s Message at Mid Term

Sincere thanks to our parents & guardians for their support this half term.

There was a very spooky but joyful atmosphere in all sections of the school today in celebration of Halloween!!

Please log on to the website (News section ) and Twitter @HFSchoolDeaf1 for the latest photographs and updates.

I wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable bank holiday weekend and school break!

We return to school on Monday 1st November.  


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Juggling Mathematics Workshop with Mr Maths Weeney

Category : Post Primary

What a fantastic start to Maths Week. Our Transition Years students and 6th years did a Juggling Maths workshop with Mr Math Weeney. It was exciting, fun, interactive and engaging. Our students learnt some soft skills today on how to juggle and how to make a connection with Quadratic Equation. They learnt how to plot points of the juggling experience onto co -ordinate graph, identify the turning point and explore algebra. It was the most exciting mathematical lesson in Holy Family School. Not only did Mr Math Weeney enhance our students’ numerical skills he also injected some fun literacy activity into the workshop where students had to create an acrostic poem with the letters in JUGGLE. Special thanks to Eoin Gill from Maths Week Ireland for helping to make this workshop possible and inclusive by proving an ISL Interpreter.  Thank you Mr Math Weeney for such a fun mathematical afternoon! 


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DEAR Drop Everything and Read 2021

Category : Post Primary

Students and Staff enjoying the One Book One School initiative for DEAR. Our book is ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse’ by Charlie Mackesy. This book makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

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CIDP 175 Years Anniversary

All of our Students and Staff was invited to a special celebration of CIDP 175 years anniversary. Our students included their momemtoes and books of their experiences in school for the Time Capsule and they helped with the planting of two trees. We would like to thank CEO Tara McBreen, Manager Paul Ryder and everyone involved in organising today. The sun was shining and it was a wonderful celebration. We want to wish CIDP a very happy 175 years anniversary.


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Teaching ISL to Students from Castleknock College

Category : Post Primary

Well done to 3C Class and TY1 for teaching students from Castleknock College Irish Sign Language. Our good friend Fr Stephan Monaghan organised this trip bringing the students from Castleknock College so that they can learn about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture. They also learn about some of the social injustices in modern society and how Deaf people try to overcome them. We were very proud of our students for welcoming the students and confidently teaching them ISL.


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Welcome Back Liam

Category : Post Primary

We were delighted to welcome Liam back to Holy Family School to collect his plaque and HFSD 2021 Hoodie and graduation pack. Unfortunately, Liam couldn’t make the graduation in person but he and his family were able to celebrate with us virtually online.
We would like to wish Liam the very best of luck in his future endeavors.


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Congratulations on passing your Exams

Category : Post Primary

LEAVING CERT AND LEAVING CERT APPLIED 2021

A massive congratulations to all of our Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied students on achieving excellent results today. They have worked very hard through difficult times and this is reflected in their results. We are beyond proud of all our students. We would like to thank all our teachers, SNAs, and parents for their help with our LC & LCA students. Because of your support our students have done really well in the exams – Thank you!
#leavingcert2021 #exams2021 #success


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Visit to Pluid Art Exhibition

Category : Post Primary

We were delighted to go on a physical trip to The Cowshed Gallery, Farmleigh to see Pluid -The National Comfort Blanket Art Exhibition. Two artists and sisters Claire Halpin and Madeline Hellier made a call out to the public to add to the National Comfort Blanket by creating artwork in any medium on a 6×6 inch square. Some of our students have artwork in the exhibition. They were delighted to see their work among the wonderful collection of 6 inches by 6 inches square canvas of artworks.
Artworks will be auctioned online in aid of Pieta HOuse.


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Back to School Covid Regulations.

We will implement and follow the same safety control measures as last year to ensure that this will be a safe re-opening.  It is important that we all follow these procedures to keep everyone safe and to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  There will, undoubtedly, be some unforeseen challenges and we will deal with these as they arise.

Below is information and videos from the Department. Please read the information and watch the videos. If you have any questions please email info@holyfamilydeafschool.ie

Isolation quick guide

Isolation quick guide for parents and guardians of children older than 3 months and up to 13 years of age


Isolation quick guide – Adults and children from their 13th birthday

There are five different videos with ISL translations via Dept. of Education website

Back to School Advice for Senior Infants to Second Class ISL

Back to School Advice for Junior Infants ISL

Back to School Advice for Parents ISL

Back to School Advice for Post Primary students ISL

Back to School Advice for Third Class to 6th Class ISL

Refresher/training video via the Department Website to all staff who wish to do a refresher. See

Primary School

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/dd7fb-induction-training-for-reopening-schools/#primary-school-induction

Post Primary School

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/dd7fb-induction-training-for-reopening-schools/#post-primary-induction

Cleaning

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/dd7fb-induction-training-for-reopening-schools/#cleaning-induction

SNA

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/dd7fb-induction-training-for-reopening-schools/#sna-induction-training

Arrangements for Teachers and SNA employed in recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools (Covid-19)

https://www.gov.ie/en/circular/b4832-coronavirus-covid-19-arrangements-for-teachers-and-special-needs-assistants-employed-in-recognised-primary-and-post-primary-schools/

The Department has advised that all Covid-19 protocols in schools must remain in place so mask wearing remains mandatory and we will continue to social distance and use hand sanitation. https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e1141-covid-19-response-plan-for-the-safe-and-sustainable-operation-of-primary-and-special-schools/