Learning About the EU!

In the senior room we are learning about Ireland and its place in the European Union. Check out this great website to learn more: http://europa.eu/kids-corner/index_en.htm

 

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Science Week: Ugly Animal Roadshow

On Thursday, 16th November 2017, the students of Third – Sixth Class will attend the Ugly Animal Roadshow in MIC Thurles (St. Patrick’s College) from 1pm – 2pm as part of Science Week Ireland (12th – 19th November). A number of events will take place for this week in Tipperary. Check out www.sfi.ie for more information.

NPC Talk: Supporting Parents to support their Children’s Mental Health and Well-being

National Parents Council Talk: Supporting Parents to support their Children’s Mental Health and Well-being

19th June 2017 – Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary – 7.30pm

Positive mental health and wellbeing enables young people to lead fulfilling lives. It is recognised that the family is the primary source of nurturing and support for children and it plays a central role in the promotion of their positive mental health.

This session supports parents in encouraging and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in their children and also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur.

Parents who attend this session will: 

  1. Explore the factors that influence mental health and well-being in their child.
  2. Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child.
  3. Be given tips on how best to support their child’s positive mental health and wellbeing.

ADMISSION FREE!

All parents of primary school children are welcome 

By NPC in conjunction with St. Patrick’s Mental Health services

October Edition of Drom NewS Now Available!

The October edition of Drom NewS is now available to download. Please refer to the school booklet for the password to access this newsletter or contact the school during office hours (9.30am – 11.00am) on (0504) 51688 for further assistance. We hope you enjoy reading all about our adventures so far and our adventures yet to come. 

Maths Week Winners – Top Ninja!

Well done to all who participated in Maths Week Activities. The winner of the Mangahigh Ninja Challenge was:

Sam O’ Connor

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Well done Sam and all those who tried their hand at this online challenge for Maths Week. 

 

 

Maths Week Answers!

We hope that you enjoyed taking part in Maths Week – albeit an extended Maths Week due to Storm Ophelia. Maths Week gives children a chance to engage with Mathematics in a fun and challenging way. It also gives parents / guardians a chance to brush up on their maths skills as they help their child / children to solve the puzzles in our Maths Week Booklets. We wish everyone the best of luck and thank you for participating in our competition. Winners will be announced on Friday. In the meantime, here are the answers to the the Maths Week Junior and Senior Booklets. 

Junior Math Brainteasers 2017 – 2018 Website Answers

Senior Math Brainteasers 2017 – 2018 Website Answers

Hurricane Ophelia: School Closure: Tuesday, 17th

Tuesday, 17th October 2017

In line with advice from the Department of Education and Skills, the school will close on Tuesday, 17th October 2017.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. 

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1016/912733-ophelia-schools/

Monday, 16th October 2017

In line with advice from the Department of Education and Skills, the school will close on Monday, 16th October 2017.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. 

http://www.met.ie/

 

Christmas Annuals Order Forms

 

It seems that each year, Christmas starts earlier and earlier. Already we see Christmas decorations and selection boxes in the shops. So here in Drom NS we don’t feel so bad about sending out order forms for Christmas Annuals for those who wish to purchase them. If you wish to order an annual at the reduced rates please return the form below by Friday, 27th October 2017 with the correct monies. Thank you! 

Christmas Annual Order Form 2017 – 2018

 

 

Mangahigh Ninja Challenge

This year as part of Maths Week we are taking part in the online Ninja Challenge Competition on www.mangahigh.com. All students will also receive a Maths Week puzzle booklet like previous years and where possible you are encouraged to take part in the online Ninja Challenge, which we will trial run this year.

HOW DOES THE NINJA CHALLENGE COMPETITION WORK?

All students will be assigned individual login details and will have full access to engaging maths lessons all day, every day. Students are encouraged to work through the lessons at home – providing a great opportunity to see the impact digital games-based learning can have on students, while also dramatically raising the profile of maths at school.

Students earn medal points by completing curriculum-aligned games and adaptive quizzes on Mangahigh. All points accumulate towards the school’s running total which places the school on the Ninja Maths Competition Leaderboard.

YOUR CHILD CAN COMPLETE ACTIVITIES RECOMMENDED FOR THEM BY MANGAHIGH.COM …

There will be a list of activities generated by the online computer system for your child to complete, based on their age, and performance on various topics. You can find these under the RECOMMENDED SECTION on the STUDENTS PAGE

 … OR THEY CAN COMPLETE THE ACTIVITY SET FOR THEM BY THEIR CLASS TEACHER!

During the period of the challenge, 14th October – 22nd October, your child’s teacher will also assign a daily activity on www.mangahigh.com for your child  to complete should they wish to do so.

INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS PRIZE

The GOAL for students is to earn as many medal points by completing lessons to achieve either a Bronze standard, Silver standard or Gold standard. Every Bronze standard achieved collects 1 medal point, a Silver standard achieved is worth 2 medal points, and a Gold standard achieved adds 3 medal points.

Every student earning 150+ new medal points during the competition will win a real Mangahigh medal which will be sent their school in the post following the competition!

Maths Week

Maths Week Ireland 2017

Maths Week takes place this year from the 14th October 2017 to 22nd October 2017.  During Maths Week we take a closer look at math and try to show the children how math is in everything that we do from the moment we get up to the moment we go to sleep e.g. shopping, going on a journey, setting the alarm clock etc. We also try to show the children that math can be great fun and so have planned a number of activities during the week to help the children to engage more with math including Math games and Math trails.

Parent(s) / Guardian(s) can also help by using math in everyday activities. How about asking the children to calculate how much two items cost in the shop? When going on a journey, children could calculate the distance? What shapes can be seen in your home? There are many examples of math in our everyday life.

To get our school community thinking mathematically we are sending home a book of math puzzles for both junior and senior students and their parents. There is one puzzle to be solved each night. We hope that parents and students will have a great time working out these puzzles together. Both booklets have been published on www.dromns.com in the Kid’s Corner under Fun Links: http://www.dromns.com/index.php/fun-links/. If you feel that your child would benefit more from either the Junior or Senior Booklet, please feel free to download them and enter. Alternatively, please request a copy from the office.

So what do you have to do?

  1. Each night try to solve the math brainteaser.
  2. On Monday, 23rd October 2017, return the puzzle book with the answers to the school.
  3. Each child who gets all 5 questions right will be entered into a draw for a prize. The draw will take place on 27th October 2017 at 11a.m. and the winners from each classroom will be announced by text.