***** UPDATE ***** In light of Dublin moving into Orange alert within the last hour, the Board of Management have decided it is safer if our pupils and staff are not travelling during this period. Therefore our school will remain closed tomorrow (Wednesday 8th December) We will update you further tomorrow
Our students were festively creative as they created beautiful Christmas Cards. Art teacher John Canning co ordinated this initiative and invited all students in HFSD three schools, Early Intervention, Primary and Post Primary to create their own design for their Christmas Cards. The designs are then sent to Listowel Printing Works to be professionally printed into good quality cards. Well done to all involved. A selection of the Christmas Cards are for sale and money raised from the cards goes towards Holy Family School for the Deaf Art Department for new stools for the Art classroom. Packet of Christmas Cards 10 for €7, Please contact J.Canning@holyfamilydeafschool.ie. If cards are to be posted out there be a charge for postage.
All the students in Holy Family School logged onto their Digital Library account with SORA App. This is our third year introducing the WELL READ Initiative for our school. We aim to promote a more positive attitude to reading. JCSP Digital Library has a significant collection of all genres of books, for all level and abilities and interests. Dr. Seuss once said ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you‘ll go!’
TY is working hard on creating their outfit for Junk Kouture. Load of teamwork going. Trying new techniques of weaving, origami, working with metals to create the dress. We looked at Green Schools to see waste in our school and from that research, we decided to use the waste from the lunchroom – milk cartons, sandwich wrappers, plastic straws, plastic wrapping, soup cartons. It’s a steep learning curve but great fun. We will keep you up to date with our journey! Thank you, Ms.Higgins, for leading this initiative.
Space Exploration Creating our Future with Deirdre Kelleghan For this event, Deirdre will mention “The Artemis Mission to the Moon, Mars and Beyond” launching in January 2022.
Our students learnt about how Space Exploration has contributed to food production systems on Earth that are sustainable even in the harshest climates. As we move towards the future, the work being done today on Earth and in Space will make exploring and living on the Moon and Mars become a reality. By doing the drawing the students will get to know and understand hydroponics and the future of growing food on Earth and in space.
Materials for the workshop included pastel colours for the drawing are : White, Red, Green, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Black, cream and Blue. Black sugar paper is ideal, or white paper with crayons or coloured pencils.
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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