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Day Five: Friday 19th May 2017

What a fun and active final day for our guests who joined us for our annual Maths for Fun Day.

In the morning, the coordinators from each country had a meeting to review the week and confirm plans made during the week. 


Then the fun began!

They joined our junior infants for some active maths fun. The junior infant teachers did a wonderful job setting their classrooms up, each room focusing on a different maths strand. Our guests  were only too delighted to play alongside the children.

      

      


They later joined Ms. Mathew's and Mr. Brennan's classes for a maths hunt outside.  The children were challenged to find 15 QR codes hidden outside around the school and use their maths skills to answer the questions and complete the tasks.  Some members of the Parent's Association were also on hand to lend a helping hand.


      

      

 

   


Our guests were presented with their certificates of attendance and a farewell gift during lunch time. 

Sakine, from Turkey, treated the staff to Turkish coffee with Baklava and some Turkish Delight.  

 
      
  
      


Before we said our goodbyes, Ozan from Turkey joined Mr. Brennan and his class to sing Molly Malone.

   




Day Four: Thursday 18th May 2017

Mrs. Dunne, Mrs. Averill and Mrs. Kelly and our guests went to visit Malahide Community School where they were given a guided tour of the school. Some of the teachers kindly met with our guests to demonstrate the software they use at school and how they use iPads and tablets. 

                          

    
   

Our guests then travelled to Dublin for some sight seeing and shopping.

They were joined by many of our teachers for some fun on the Viking Splash Tour. Afterwards we had a delicious meal in The Woollen Mills Restaurant.

     


Day Three: Wednesday 17th May 2017

Today our visitors went to visit some of the first classes. They made a presentation to the classes about their home and their schools. They showed them photographs and videos from their schools and taught them a song. The children had questions prepared so that they could learn more about their            cultures and traditions.

      

The children then showed them how we use iPads at school. 
They used maths splat during a maths lesson to explore the hundred square.

        

Amaya from Spain and Maryla from Poland worked hard during their visit and very kindly helped Heather out 

 

After lunch, Mrs. Kirby and Ms. Collison brought our guests to visit Pope John Paul 11 school. They visited Ms. Whyte's class and were shown a variety of apps that they use on their iPads.

     

That evening, Mrs. Dunne led our guests and some of our teachers on a walk around Howth Hill. We were blessed with the weather. Afterwards we had a traditional box of fish and chips and walked along the harbour.

  



Day Two:Tuesday 16th May 2017

In the morning, the project co-ordinators from each country had a meeting to monitor how the project is progressing and make plans for the next stage.

Our friends from Spain, Turkey, Poland and Finland went to visit some of the senior infant classes.

They made a presentation about their countries and showed the children photos of their schools so that they could see how they are similar and how they are different.  They also taught them a song.



Maryla from Poland told a story about the dragon from Krakow and how a shoemaker defeated it and became the King.


Our visitors also participated in a lesson in two of the senior infant classes. The children were using Puppet Pals on the iPads to bring their version of the story Sleeping Beauty to life. They had great fun working with the children.



In the evening, our visitors and some of the teachers went for dinner in Bon Appetit in Malahide where they had a delicious meal. The staff really looked after us.  Afterwards, they were treated to some wonderful live music in Gibney’s pub.


Day One: Monday 15th May 2017

Our guests arrived to the school today from Turkey, Spain, Poland and Finland. They were welcomed at the gates by the boys and girls from First Class and Senior Infants waving flags. Following this they were treated to a number of performances from different classes in the school hall and they got to witness some wonderful Irish dancing. They then went on a tour of our school and visited many of our classrooms. After lunch they got to take part in Aistear in some of the Junior Infant classrooms.

    
    


Teaching and Learning Through iPads and Tablets



We are very excited to have been accepted into an Erasmus+ project.  


We are working with schools in Spain, Poland, Turkey, and Finland to exchange best teaching practice on using iPads in education.


As part of the project, the pupils have used iPads to create presentations to send to one another about cultural celebrations/ their schools.  You can see some of the presentations we made for our partner countries below:


St. Patrick’s Day

https://prezi.com/3zdnsjdydnr6/happy-st-patricks-day/


Christmas

https://prezi.com/4tzi_zbnm4bc/students-getting-christmassy/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

As part of the project, teachers visit partner schools to observe examples of best teaching in action.  

Follow this link to find out more - Erasmus+









Update on construction: 22nd February 2016

 

Hi everyone,

We can really see a difference to the extension now! A group of teachers (looking good in their hard hats!) visited the site recently to decide on first fixings for electrical appliances. The plasterers are busy plastering the walls of the main corridor and the classroom furniture has been agreed. 

Here's a few new pics to keep you updated on progress to date.

 

Extension Update Feb



I would like to thank you all for your continued support by being patient at drop off and collection times, putting the appropriate clothing and footwear on the children (particularly for the mucky areas) and for all the well wishes during this mad time!

Don't forget to support our  'Buy a Brick' campaign and put your child's / family name on our Donor's wall! It will be on view for all posterity and a great place to revisit in years to come. For further information, please log onto: 

                            www.stsylvesterspa.com


I will continue to keep you all posted and enjoy the pictures above. 

Kind regards

 

Mrs Dunne

Principal



Helicopter Visit by Garda Air Corp 

Many thanks to Garda Enda Dwyer  and  Comadt. Jarlath Heneghan for flying and landing the Garda Helicopter in the grounds of Malahide Castle on Monday 25th May for the 1st Class children. 

The  children had an amazing time exploring and asking questions about the helicopter and Garda cars.

We would particularly like to thank Enda, Jarlath and the many members of our local Gardaí who all gave up their free time to answer the children’s questions about their work. They all ensured the children had a wonderful and memorable experience!

Thanks everyone! It was really appreciated!


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