Dear Parents We've had a wonderful week this week for Wellbeing Week here at the school. We'd like to thank all of the staff, and Ms Gaffney in particular, who helped to organise all of the events this week. The children had a great time! We would like to remind parents that the children are invited to wear colourful clothes tomorrow to celebrate the end of wellbeing week. Many thanks Ms Bourke
Local school joins 50,000 Primary pupils as they take part in Language Sampler Module for the second year
Over 100 third to sixth class pupils from St. Luke’s NS are set to take part in the Primary Language Sampler module, ‘Say Yes to Languages’ this year starting on September 26th 2022. The module, which is being made available for the second year following its extension by the Department of Education, was met with overwhelming enthusiasm last year and this interest looks set to continue with 700 schools having registered to take part in 2022/2023.
‘Say Yes To Languages’ offers an introduction into a variety of modern foreign languages and Irish Sign Language (ISL) while also looking to raise awareness among pupils of the diversity of languages being used by their peers in their schools and community.
Over 500 schools took part in the module last year, which saw French, Spanish, ISL, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Romanian, Arabic, Lithuanian, Polish, Tamil and Portuguese being taught across the country.
This year, pupils will be saying da! to Romanian which will be delivered over an extended eight-week period during the normal school timetable.
Speaking about the module Principal Vivienne Bourke notes, “We are delighted to be taking part in ‘Say Yes to Languages’ this year. This is a wonderful opportunity for our school community– for pupils, teachers, parents and tutors. It is a fun, interactive and engaging programme which really begins to set the foundations for an ongoing positive relationship with languages. This will be of great benefit to the pupils as they continue through their education, hopefully bringing with them a love of languages.”
Tutors of the module may be teachers or part of the wider school community including parents, native speakers or other staff members. Nadya Cucos will be delivering the module this year at St. Luke’s NS and is excited to have the opportunity to share her passion for Romanian with the pupils.
Romanian was the language chosen due to large number of home language speakers in the school and wider community.
In line with last year, the module is being rolled out over three terms, with the support of Languages Connect and PPLI (Post-Primary Languages Ireland), a unit of the Department of Education.
A suite of resources has been produced including lesson plans for teachers and tutors and ‘Language Passports’ for all participating pupils to show their family and friend. Packs have been sent to participating schools to help support both the teaching and learning, but also awareness raising objectives of the module. More information regarding the modules, tutor expression of interest and supports are available at www.languagesconnect.ie/primary
Many thanks to Padraig from The Men's Shed, Mulhuddart, for the new school sign pictured below! Pictured below are 3 children from Ms. Cullinan's class, Ms Bourke(Principal) , Ms Burke (teacher) , Ms Omojolo (teacher) and Padraig !enssheds.ie/sheds/mulhuddart-mens-shed/
Triple P Fearless Programme Does your child suffer from Anxiety at times? This is the programme for you
Fear-Less is a parenting programme aims to teach parents strategies that will help reduce anxiety in children aged 6-12 years old. We plan to facilitate 2 three week programme 12th, 19th& 26th October& 9th, 16th& 23rd Novemberon line & / Face to face groups in the Dublin 15. Programmes will be facilitated in the evenings. If you are interested, please contact Bridgett Johnson on 0864613570 @ Barnardos, Riverview, Church Rd, Mulhuddart, D15 The Programme will cover the following topics: • How does anxiety work? • Understanding anxiety • Parents as models • Being an emotion coach • Managing children’s anxious behavior • Constructive coping and problem solving.
INCREDIBLE YEARS PARENT GROUP LEADER TRAINING 21ST, 22ND AND 23RD SEPTEMBER 2022 Training Dates and Times To express interest in participating in this training, please contact Úna Caffrey, CYPSC co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bookings will open in the coming weeks. Training Venue 21st, 22nd and 23rd September 2022 10am to 4pm each day (Lunch and Refreshments provided) The Riasc Centre, Feltrim Raod, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 PX85 Promoting positive parenting strategies and behaviour management Promoting child-directed play, coaching, positive attention, routines and discipline strategies Archways,in conjunction with Fingal Children and Young People’s Services Committee (FCYPSC) are delighted to offer funded Incredible Years Parent Group Leader Training. This 3 day train the trainer programme is for those who wish to deliver the evidence based Incredible Years Parenting Programme to parents of children from 3 – 8 years in Fingal. Topics covered will include: Rigorous evaluations show that delivery of the programme to parents reduces child hyperactivity, emotional and behavioural difficulties and improves child problem solving. This training is kindly funded by basis.point and there is no cost to those who participate. All training materials will be supplied to participants. Participants will be expected to co-facilitate two parenting programmes per year for accreditation purposes.
Fingal County Childcare Committee are delighted to announce a series of Stay and Play sessions taking placefor Ukrainian families in the Fingal area. These sessions will be held in the play centres listed below and will provide an opportunity for children to access the play centre facilities whilst parents will have the chance to speak to FCCC staff about any Early Years queries they may have.
Refreshments will also be provided.
DATE TIME LOCATION
20th September 10am to 12 noon Leisureplex, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15
21st September 10am to 12 noon
PJ’s Play Centre, Balbriggan, Co Dublin
22nd September 10am to 12 noon Fun Galaxy, Airside, Swords, Co Dublin
This year Green Schools are inviting schools to share their walking experience through their ‘Investigate and Create’ challenge.Students are invited to investigate what they hear, see and feel on their way to school on National Walk to School Day - Wednesday September 21st.We also want to record the number of students walking or park and striding on this day for a whole school survey.
Welcome back ! September & June are exceptionally busy months in the school calendar! We have published the list of mainstream classroom teachers on the school website and wish everyone a wonderful new 2022/2023 academic year!