Friday October 28th: The children on the School Council invite you to attend our School Disco.
Infants & 1st class: 6pm-8pm; older classes 7pm-9.15pm. (Families with siblings: come at the time that will work best for you, but get older children to sit out for the younger hour and vice versa.) Lights on 6pm-6.45pm, (for those who don’t like the dark.) Thereafter, disco lights only.
Entry: €2 per child; pre-schoolers free; maximum family charge €5. Also, tuck shop open on the night.
Please note that this event is for current Gorey Educate Together families only – we wouldn’t have room for cousins, neighbours, etc.
Optional dress-up themes for this disco are ‘Halloween’ or ‘The Harvest.’ (No toy ‘weapons’ – guns, knives, pitch-forks, scythes, etc.)
As usual, many parents will stay with the children.
However, we also need specific parents to join a rota of supervisors and helpers. Please return the slip below to the office by Monday morning.
School Disco, Friday October 28th
Parent name: ________________ Mobile: ____________
Child’s name & class: _____________________________
Please tick the time(s) at which you can help.
6-6.30pm ___ 7.30-8pm ___
6.30-7pm ___ 8-8.30pm ___
7pm-7.30pm ___ 8.30-9pm ___
You will receive a note next week confirming your rota time (one 30-minute slot) and duty (supervision or tuck shop.)
All parents: remind the children to follow the instructions of the adult supervisors. (These supervisors will wear a badge or sign.)
PTA coffee morning this Friday, 9am — ‘the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month.’ All are welcome.
Optional ‘Easy-Pay’ facility for school booklists: for example, pay €5 (per child) every Friday until the end of May = €130 approx. Send payments in an envelope marked with child’s name and amount to the class teacher or school office on Friday mornings only.
Breakfast Together: €515 was raised for Childline. Many thanks!
Sponsored Walk: The total raised will be announced soon. Please return any outstanding sponsorship monies as soon as you can.
Voluntary Contributions: Letters with details of this scheme were sent home with the children last week. Spares are available from the office.
As part of the Learn Together curriculum, practices and celebrations from the major world religions are introduced to our pupils. Although worship or sacramental preparation don’t take place within the school day, our pupils become familiar with the philosophies of different belief systems during their time at our school. Where there is demand from families, religious classes can be arranged after school. To encourage the spiritual development of our pupils, they regularly take part in relaxation or meditation time with their teacher during the school week.
This October, some of the festivals that your child may be introduced to include Harvest (Christian), Diwali (Sikh & Hindu) and Yom Kippur (Jewish). Here are some photos of the children in 1st Class making wheat bread having learned about Harvest celebrations:
Along the Infant classroom corridor you will pass two notice-boards displaying Learn Together themes and work from Junior & Senior classrooms each month so feel free to take a moment to admire the children’s work in this area next time you visit our school. Andrea Maher