News Category: Post Primary

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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.

https://twitter.com/HFSchoolDeaf1/status/1331282542079643652?s=20


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ISL Virtual Christmas 12km Run FUNDRAISER 2020

We invite you to participate in a virtual walk, run in aid of 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;


When?
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!

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 info@holyfamilydeafschool.ie

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

Kind regards,

Eimear


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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.


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LCA Task Results – Well Done!

Category : Post Primary


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Inspiration is everywhere, even in the lavatory!

Category : Post Primary

Transition years students are spreading inspiration to the whole school in the lavatory! Using their new Chromebooks they researched on the internet for inspirational quotes. They picked 3 favourite quotes and shared them with the rest of the class. After discussing the quotes, each student picked their favourite quote of the three, that they feel will inspire others. They then used Google Docs to design a poster for their selected quote.
They learnt how to draw a border by inserting a single cell (table) and editing it. They complemented their quote with an image and then framed their poster. These frames will be mounted onto the back of the toilet door so that when students go to the toilet they can read the quotes and be inspired by the affirmation. This cross-curricular initiative promotes Information Technology (IT), English and Literacy and Creativity. It also part of our Well-Read Award initiative, which is to improve the reading culture in Holy Family School.


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Pencil Sketching with JCSP

Category : Post Primary

Some of our second years enjoyed the Pencil Sketching pencil course with talented Deaf artist Johnny Corcoran. Johnny Corcoran has a passion for pencil sketching and he has showed our students some of his amazing artwork on the human eye, on animals such as elephants, and famous portraits, for example Morgan Freeman. Our students were in awe of the talented artist artwork. Johnny explained to the students that sometimes a finished pencil sketching can take up to a total of 30 hours!
Today he showed our students how to use a pencil to draw light and shade and how light can cast a shadow behind an object. Johnny also showed the different shades from lightness to darkness using different pencils such as 2H, 3H, 4H, 2B, 3B, 4B and a very dark pencil 8B! Thank you to initiative coordinator John Canning for implementing this initiative.


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Best fish & chips in Cabra!

Category : Post Primary

5A cooked up a storm as part of their Hotel, Catering, & Tourism course work with Ms. Higgins. They made a gorgeous menu of burgers, cheeseburgers, chips, chicken goujons, and fillet burger, crispy onion rings, & fluffy battered fish. The batter was crispy & so tasty! Well done to all the students. The food looks so delicious and the smell made us hungry for some!