Christ the King Senior Girls’ School Summer 2021 •On April 22nd all classes joined in with Earth Day celebrations by watching a live stream of ‘Cool Fossils and Hot (Climate) Facts’ presented by the Natural History Museum and the Rediscovery Centre. •All classes enjoyed coaching in athletics and GAA this term. •Second class received the sacrament of First Confession on 16th June. They are preparing to receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion on August 21st. •On 27th May 2nd – 6th classes enjoyed a live stream of ‘The Great Irish Zoo Off: Land vs Sea’ organised by the Rediscovery Centre.
6th class took part in the ‘School Transfer Programme’ in April and May with Sylwia and Mary from the School Completion Programme. Over four weeks the class learned how to read timetables, organise books and how to be prepared and confident as they move on to secondary school.
All classes continued to take part in the Weaving Wellbeing Programme. Weaving Well-Being gives children the opportunity to weave positivity into their daily lives through identifying and using their authentic character strengths, boosting positive emotions, developing and nurturing positive relationships and connections, building practical resilience skills developing self-efficacy through empowering beliefs. More information can be found on www.weavingwellbeing.com
On June 2nd two members of the Gardaí visited the school to talk to each class about online safety.
On Friday 11th June 6th class enjoyed a live stream of a play called ‘What Did I Miss?’ produced by The Ark, the children’s art and cultural centre. The play was a celebration of rites of passage, exploring how we reconnect as we adapt to a new way of life during Covid restrictions. 6th class constructed their own graduation caps after viewing the live performance. •5th class participated in a wonderful creative writing project coordinated by Fighting Words whereby 20 schools from North Dublin collaborated to produce a book with each class writing a chapter. The workshop was a wonderful learning experience and the girls displayed amazing imagination in constructing the beginning of the story 'Lucy's Quest for Wings.' We are particularly delighted that the illustrator chose our school uniform to illustrate the characters in this story.
Many thanks to Sgt. Aoife Reilly of Mountjoy Garda Community Engagement Unit whose idea it was to develop this project.
Congratulations to Kayla Maguire in 6th class who received her merit prize in June from Blackrock Education Centre, in recognition of her winning entry for the ‘Write a Book’ project 2021. Highly commended awards went to Tyra Tifuh Teghen, Kali Parkes and Alexis Flynn Smullen.
Our annual Sports Day took place on Friday 18th June. Everyone had great fun participating in the many sporting activities organised for the day, including a trip to the great facilities in Mount Bernard Park, athletics and orienteering. We also enjoyed some sport themed activities in our classrooms too.
6th class celebrated their graduation on Thursday 24th June. Everyone received a graduation certificate, class photo, t-shirt and a special boxed treat to mark the occasion.
School will reopen on Tuesday 31st August, 2021.
Ms. Haughey and all the staff would like to wish everyone a very relaxing and enjoyable Summer.
Christmas 2020 We’ve enjoyed a very busy and successful term since returning to school in September. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our parents and pupils for their co-operation regarding the safe reopening of our school. We are delighted to share some of our activities and achievements with our wider school community. Please check out our school website address www.christthekinggns.com for more news.
Third class received the sacrament of First Holy Communion on 18th September. They enjoyed a class celebration to mark the occasion on 28th September.
On 2nd October we joined in the online celebration of our annual school mass, broadcast from Christ the King Church.
All classes participated in Maths Week activities from 12th – 16th October. We enjoyed fun online and class activities and engaged with some online workshops hosted by mathematicians.
6th class took part in a ‘Life Skills’ workshop run by Sylwia and Mary from the School Completion Programme. Over five weeks the children explored issues such as peer pressure, self esteem and conflict resolution.
Classes are also taking part in the Weaving Wellbeing Programme. Weaving Well-Being gives children the opportunity to weave positivity into their daily lives through identifying and using their authentic character strengths, boosting positive emotions, developing and nurturing positive relationships and connections, building practical resilience skills developing self-efficacy through empowering beliefs. More information can be found on www.weavingwellbeing.com
Science Week was held on 9th – 13th November. All classes enjoyed some extra science activities in their classes. There were lots of online workshops to be enjoyed as well. 4th, 5th and 6th classes completed online activities from the Intel Mini Scientist programme.
5th class have registered an eTwinning project with a primary school in Ypsonas, Cyprus. The title of the project is Ar Scáth a Chéile a Mhairimid and focuses on sharing experiences as well as celebrating our diversity. Their project has begun already with a Christmas ecard.
In December all classes took part in a Christmas card competition organised by An Garda Síochána. The winning entry came from Aimee McClean in 5th class. Other prizes went to Holly O’Hara 2nd, Kayla Lyons 3rd, Halli McDonald 4th, Tori Pepper 5th and Tyra Tifuh Teghen 6th. Well done to all!
2nd and 5th classes took part in the “Paint at Home Project” for Christmas. Inside the packs were some wooden Christmas decorations, a paint set and some brushes. The goal of this project was to have families work together, to create happy Christmas memories as a family. We have displayed the finished pieces in our school and will be sent home on the last day of term. We would hope to allow other classes to paint similar projects in the New Year.
Dublin City Council completed amazing work outside our school to turn our school entrance gates into a Safe School Zone.
Thank you to everyone involved in organising and supporting the Christmas raffle, held on 18th December. In total €1570 was raised between the Junior and Senior Girls’ School. Thank you to Glanmore Foods, Cut_Social and local businesses who donated prizes. A special thank you to Lorraine for her hard work throughout the year in organising these events.
On 18th December all classes enjoyed a screening of The Helix Panto online, ‘The Sword in the Stone’.
4th, 5th and 6th classes will begin work on their Write a Book project in January. This is a very rewarding project run by Blackrock Education Centre and really supports our budding authors.
All children received special awards for attendance this term. Congratulations on your school attendance during these difficult times.
School will reopen on Wednesday 6th January 2021.
Ms. Haughey and all the staff would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.