News Category: Post Primary

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School Reopening POSTPONED

***** 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


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ART GALORE!

Category : Post Primary

Check out the Beautiful Artwork in HFSD this month!


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Christmas Cards

Category : Post Primary

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.


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JCSP Digital Library

Category : Post Primary

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 readthe more things you will know. The more that you learnthe more places you‘ll go!’


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Junk Culture

Category : Post Primary

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.


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ISL Virtual Christagoras 12km Run and Net Fit FUNDRAISER 2021

Category : Post Primary

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 the Woodwork Department and Teaching and Learning Resources for Holy Family School.

To make this event a challenge and accessible to all abilities, we have divided the virtual run into FIVE 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 this video of our students making the medals!

Our enthusiastic teachers explains how it works!

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



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Space Exploration Creating our Future with  Deirdre Kelleghan

Category : Post Primary

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.


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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!