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Contemporary Drama with Shane O Reilly & Roy Maguire

Category : Post Primary


Well done to our First Years & Second Years who have started the DVD/Video Production JCSP Cross-curricular Statement with Shane O Reilly and Roy Maquire. We invited Shane O Reilly, a well-known actor, and CODA which means a child of a deaf adult. The students loved working with Shane today as he was able to communicate in ISL with them. They explored drama and expression by using gestures, facial expressions, and body language. They acted out famous scenes and did a lot of activities in improvisation, and contemporary drama. It was fantastic to see students really expressing themselves more and gaining more confidence.  We were also delighted to have Roy Maguire involved in today’s drama workshop as he filmed and recorded the students’ experience in acting and interviewing. Well Done to all the students and to their teachers Mr. Sean Herlihy and Ms. Lorraine Creed. A Fantastic JCSP Initiative!


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Pumpkin Time at Holy Family

Category : Primary

Finishing Maths week with a pumpkin joke!

Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by it’s diameter?


A: Pumpkin pi.

We received a delivery of pumpkins just in time for a spooky Halloween! Aren’t they looking fa boo lous!


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Maths Week at Primary!

Category : Primary

Aine’s class had great fun today with these challenges! They were great for encouraging thinking and problem solving.

Mia holding up her work of art! Great stuff Mia!
Aine’s class working very hard !
Bobby did his very best! Well done Bobby!
Lena worked so well! Good job Lena!

Patricia’s class made 3D shapes for Maths week. Being able to physically see the difference between a shape with three sides and one with five helps with number sense, a key to all math success. Well done to everyone!

Orla’s class enjoying Maths week outside as well as inside!

Well done to the teachers, SNAs and students involved. What an exciting fun interesting week! “There should be no such thing as boring mathematics.” – Edsger Dijkstra. Would you agree?


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Spooktacular Sales by Transition Years!

Category : Post Primary

Transition Years Students crafted some Halloween Candle Holders and Fridge Magnets as part of their Enterprise Project. This also tied in with Maths Week as they calculate the sales of these fantastic crafted products. Well Done Ty students and to teacher Ms.Ohle.


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Maths Week

Category : Post Primary

The Maths Department have created a Maths Challenge for every day of Maths Week. There will be prizes for students who got the most points, who put in the most effort and for the most marvelous mathematician!
We also have a special prize for teachers who take a photo of a teachable Mathematics opportunity in their subject class.
Well done to all our teachers and students who are participating in the different Math’s Challenges every day and especially to our teachers who are embracing cross curricular learning in Mathematics with their subjects.
Below are the weekly Maths challenges and also some of the photos of the wonderful cross curricular Maths challenges in Holy Family School.


Cross Curricular Math’s in Home Economic Department

Cross Curricular Math’s Learning in ART

Holy Family Daily Maths Challenges by the Maths Department

Monday = Maths Challenge = https://forms.gle/syUBBmLhjQ5CB7Xk8

Tuesday = https://forms.gle/eVwoJaYUha2pzgoD6

Wednesday = Maths Challenge   =  https://forms.gle/LVdqHpLhA24cEmseA 

Thursday = Maths Challenge  https://forms.gle/V5jCX7G6oRa5YPVk8

Friday =  link = https://forms.gle/6pajHBJwqC7smFXJ8


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Deaf News!!

Category : Post Primary

Transition Years students have finally got off to a great start in creating their new Newsletter. They have selected many possible names and all students have voted on ‘Deaf News’. Transition Years students are allocated with leadership roles in creating the Newsletter such as Editor, Reporter, Graphic Designer, Photographer etc. We are every excited and we are looking forward to reading the monthly news.


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Letter to Parents

Please read the school newsletter regarding not attending school if feeling unwell. A copy of this letter is sent home to parents on Friday 2nd of October 2020. The most important message is that pupils should not attend if feeling unwell. Please download links below to read the letter.

Letter for Primary School Parents

Letter for Post Primary Parents


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Transition Years shows us how to wear a mask properly

Category : Post Primary

Well Done to our Transition Years students for creating this video, demonstrating the correct etiquette to wearing, disposing and cleaning a mask.


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Bronze Gaisce Award for Holy Family Student

Category : Post Primary

Congratulations to Maia who received the Bronze Gaisce Award for her achievements in Transition Year last year.
Gaisce is an Award that encourages you to find your passion, become more active and get involved in your local community. Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people in Ireland to dream big and realise their potential. Well Done!! We are very proud of Maia.


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Love ISL

Category : Post Primary

Second Years created this video with Ms Higgins showing the signs for ISL. Happy International Deaf week everyone <3

First Years signing I Love ISL <3
IRISH SIGN LANGUAGUE is for EVERYONE <3