Imbolc or Imbolg, also called Saint Brigid's Day, is an Irish Celtic traditional festival. It marks the beginning of spring, and for Christians it is the feast day of Saint Brigid, Ireland's only female patron saint. It is held on the 1st of February, which is about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.
This is the only Irish public holiday named after a woman. St Brigid’s Day provides a unique opportunity to acknowledge the critical role that women have played in Irish history, culture and society.
In Celtic mythology, Brigid was a triple goddess – of healing, fire, and of poetry – and the Christian saint who took her name, born in 450 AD, carried some of those same associations as the patron saint of poets and midwives. This bank holiday carries a dual opportunity to recognise the role of women through our arts and cultural heritage.
Safer Internet Day Tuesday Feb 6th 2024
As children spend more time online, ensuring it’s a safe space is ever more important. The information below can help parents talk to children about life online, recognise potential dangers and take steps to reduce risks. It is up to you- the parents and guardians to do all you can to ensure that your child stays safe online.
Please see these top 10 tips for keeping your child safe online:
Not sure how to talk to your children about the internet? Click here for a topic generator:
Find out what your children are actually doing on the games they are playing:
Watch a webinar on internet safety:
Advice for parents on scams, cyber bullying, phishing, digital age of consent, screen time advice etc:
Some excellent tips from switcher.ie on how to keep your children safe online.
Some videos that you could watch with your children at home and talk about afterwards:
Join our Multicultural Cookbook Project!
We have a fun project ahead – creating a Multicultural Cookbook to celebrate our diverse school community.
We're making a cookbook that highlights the unique dishes from our various cultures. It's a chance to share recipes, stories, and enjoy some cooking activities together.
How You Can Join:
- Share a traditional recipe from your country.
- Tell us stories or insights related to your recipe.
- Join in on culinary workshops and tastings.
Over the next few months, we'll collect recipes, try them out, share stories, and have collaborative tasting sessions. We'll keep you in the loop at every step.
Let's start this off with a bang! Join us on Friday January 26th for a kick-off meeting where you will meet our tutor. We'll explain more, answer your questions, and get everyone excited to take part.
Your involvement is key to making this project work. Thanks for being a vital part of our diverse school community. Let's make this Multicultural Cookbook project a fantastic experience for all!
Cursuri de limba Engleză
Anglų kalbos pamokos
Angļu valodas nodarbības
Zajęcia z języka angielskiego
Уроки английского языка
уроки англійської мови
We will be running an 8 week English language course for parents. Classes will be run by a tutor from the Education and Training Board https://www.etbi.ie/. There will be two levels, beginner and intermediate.
A huge thank you to all the parents/guardians/grandparents who joined us for a very successful maths week.
'It’s very important that parents try to avoid passing on negative ideas about maths to their children. Not only do good maths skills open up a range of career options, they are also essential for ordinary everyday tasks such as household budgeting or working out a recipe when baking'.
TOP TIPS FOR PARENTS:
For more ways to support your child with numeracy please click here.
Junior Infants are loving having all the mums and dads in reading as part of our CLOVER project.
The CLOVER project is supported by the South Dublin Libraries and we are very grateful to them. They fund and provide the books that we send home in the CLOVER packs. The packs are organised and funded by the by the Home School Community Liaisons in the North and South-West Clondalkin area.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
Myself and Gemma will be hosting a secondary school transfer talk for you, the parents/guardians, on Tuesday 19th of September at 9.30am in the hall.
If you can not make it please let me know and we can arrange a chat.
School places in Lucan and the surrounding area fill up extremely quickly so it is very important that you have all documentation ready to go once the application period starts (they will be different for each school).
Looking forward to seeing you on the 19th at 9.30am.
Welcome to Linda's Blog. She is our HSCL.