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Pumpkin Parade

This week, things are getting a bit spooky in Glenasmole. The children have been working hard carving and decorating pumpkins for our school wall. Check out some of the fantastic designs they have created.

Dream Schools

1st and 2nd Class have been busy designing and building their Dream School. They came up with some great ideas for their schools. They also created stories using their puppets as characters in their Dream School. For Art they drew pictures of their puppets and painted them to add to our display. They have really enjoyed using the puppets and 

GNS Podcast

Our 5th and 6th class students are going to be posting podcasts about what they are learning to this site. This week, they talk about some facts they have learned about Bohernabreena Water works. Check it out at:

Our new yard space

We recently completed our yard extension. This involved removing the unused grass area on the road side of the school and adding on a new tarmacadam space. The children have been using the extra space on yard and during PE and lunch these past few weeks and they are delighted with the new space. Thank you to all in the 

5th and 6th class visit DCU for the launch of a national Minecraft Education Project

LINK TO RTE ARTICLE LINK TO IRISH TIMES ARTICLE On September 15th, Mr. Maguire’s 5th and 6th class students were invited to Dublin City University to partake in the Launch of a new nationwide project for schools. The project aims to get students from around the country to use Minecraft Education to learn, build, create and collaborate on interesting projects 

Updates on Covid 19

Please see the HSE guidelines in relation to Covid 19 here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/13610-information-for-parents-about-the-changes-to-contact-tracing-and-testing-for-children-aged-between-3-months-and-13-years-in-early-learning-and-care-elc-and-school-age-childcare-sac-education-primary-school-sports-and-social-settings/ Further resources for parents can be seen here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a04fc-advice-for-students-and-their-families/

Bizzy Breaks

Bizzy Breaks are a great way to have a quick movement break between your lessons. You can download a video here that goes through a 10 minute movement break with you using the exercises on the poster. https://irishheart.ie/publications/bizzy-breaks-poster-video/ You can adjust this to suit you. For example you could: adjust the amount of exercises you perform to make it easier 

Bird Watching

On these chilly days, it’s great to think about looking after the wildlife in our gardens and locality. Some of the children in our school have been watching the birds in their gardens and learning all about them. There are so many great resources here https://birdwatchireland.ie/ This poster from https://birdwatchcork.com/ might help you to identify some of the birds you 

Creative Campus

Our 5th and 6th class children were invited to be part of a photography project this year with Tallaght Community Arts. Facilitator Jennifer Webster arranged for photographer Jonathan Stokes to give the children an online workshop in photography and then each child was give a disposable camera to use over the course of a week to record views in the 

Music Generation Christmas Performances

Glenasmole National School Christmas Performances We were delighted to work with Music Generation South Dublin Musician Educator Nicola White to record individual class performances to share with families and friends. The children had a lot of fun over the first term learning about the use of percussion and developing their ukulele skills. The link takes you to the Music Generation