2018

Information for Parents about smart phone usage in schools.

Information from Parent’s Association:

Dear Parent,

Please click this link https://www.education.ie/en/Circulars-and-Forms/Active-Circulars/cl0038_2018.pdf to read a circular (0038/2018) that has been issued to all schools recently regarding consultation with teachers, students and parents on the use of smart phones.

Please contact the NPC Helpline if you require any further information on the consultation process Tel: 01 887 4477.

2018

Computer coding

Dear Parent,

We are currently working on a new project with Trinity College that is aimed at working in partnership with parents to support their children’s learning about computer coding. Before the supports are fully developed Trinity would like some information from you as parents and your children about your current level of knowledge, familiarity and confidence with computer technology, so that they can develop materials that will make a difference. We would really appreciate it if you and your child/children would complete the surveys (links below).

As these are surveys developed by Trinity College they have to follow the University’s ethical code for research so you will notice a longer than usual introduction to the survey and some consent questions. Please bear with this process as it is an essential component of university research I am afraid!

If you have any questions please contact me. The closing date for the surveys is the 6th of July 2018.

Thank you for your assistance with this project.

Michelle Davern

The parent survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ourkidscode_parent

The child survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ourkidscode_child

 

 

2018

World Orienteering Day

Bunscoil Rís took part in a Global Event today – World Orienteering Day.

Tom Geoghegan set up an Orienteering course and all classes had an opportunity to participate. It was great fun and everyone enjoyed it.

Our details are now uploaded and so far we are the only school registered in Ireland , we also have the biggest turn out in Ireland for a WOD event.

80 Regions/Countries took part

2137 Registered Events

348,066 World Participants

1550 Irish Participants ……… including the pupils of Bunscoil Rís.

This is a fantastic achievement. Well done to all involved and thank you to Tom.

          

 

2018

‘Give It A Try’ Girls Rugby

The IRFU are running programme specifically for girls over the summer months called ‘Give It A Try – Girls’ Rugby Summer Programme’. It is designed for and aimed at 10 – 14 year olds. It will be held in New Ross RFC. Girls will learn the skills of rugby in a fun environment, as well as meeting new friends and staying active.

2018

New iPad

Thank you to the pupils, parents and staff that donated old phones to our mobile phone recycling initiative. We have now received a new iPad after collecting 200 old phones and we are delighted. We will continue to collect for another iPad.