Christ the King Senior Girls’ School 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.