A Word of Thanks!

Dear Parents,

A brief message again expressing our thanks to you for working so well with your children and us over the last three weeks. At a very difficult time for you all, your support and positivity has been a source of great encouragement for us.

Over Easter we will not be putting daily work up on our website and we would encourage you and your children to take a well-earned rest from school activities.

However we will have many ideas, suggestions and resources on our website if children still want to spend some of their day in that way. These can be found here.

Hopefully we will be back to normal school on April 20th, but if not, we will continue after Easter as we have been doing up to now.

Keep reminding your children to wash their hands and to practice physical distancing from those outside your household.

Have as Happy an Easter as you can in these circumstances.

Yours Sincerely,

Mícheál Hyland and all the staff.

School Closure Extended

The Taoiseach has announced that schools will remain closed until April 19th.  See a statement from the Department of Education here.

Learning activities continue to be available from the Classes section of our website. This work is there to help you and your children keep an element of routine and structure everyday.  It doesn’t have to be done, you can dip in and out of it if you wish but above all it is not to cause any extra stress or anxiety in your family .

All our teachers can be contacted either by email or through Class Dojo.  Details are on their respective class pages.

Our support teachers are also happy to be contacted.  Their details are below.

Ms. Mc Grath’s pupils can contact her on trishmcgrath2016@gmail.com.

Pupils of Mrs. Bell can get in touch on mrsdbell20@gmail.com.

Ms. Walsh’s pupils can get in contact on fwalshsen@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Activities During School Closure

Dear Parents,

Well done to all of you for doing such great work with your children last week.  Thanks also for keeping in touch with us by email or Class Dojo.

It has been really good to see all that you have been doing.  You can take a look at some examples of the work in the gallery below.

We will continue having work available for next week in the Classes section of the website.

Again, please understand that this work is there to help you keep some sense of structure in your child’s daily life.  It does not have to be completed in full or at all and you, as parents, should decide how much to do each day.

Please feel free to contact the teachers, as you have been doing, for feedback and I wish you all the best for the coming week.

Yours Sincerely,

Mícheál Hyland

 

Useful Websites

You may find some of these online resources useful while the schools are closed.

This site is particularly useful for children who are or have been attending Speech and Language or Occupational Therapy.

Another good site is www.oxfordowl.co.uk. Here you can access free audiobooks for children from the Oxford Reading Tree.

From Monday 23rd of March PE FOR CHILDREN will be live each morning from 9am.

 

Learning Activities During School Closure

Dear Parents,

As outlined in my letter on Thursday March 12th learning activities will be available on our website so that children can begin to do some school work from Wednesday 18th March.

This work can be found in the Classes section of this site.

Please note that these learning activities are not intended to cause extra stress or worry so please just encourage your children to do their best.  You, as parents, should decide when they have enough done.

Please feel free to get in touch with any of the teachers via Class Dojo, where it is being used, or by email to geashillnsoffice@gmail.com.

Wishing you all the very best at this challenging time.

 

Yours Sincerely,

Mícheál Hyland

 

 

Active School Update: March

We have been very busy the past few months with football, tag rugby and swimming lessons.

This month we have started hurling sessions with Conor Langton.

 

Our “Run Around Ireland Challenge” is taking place for the month of March. Each class has chosen a destination in Ireland and recorded its distance from Geashill. Every day we will run 1km a day in an attempt to virtually run to our destination by the end of the month. If 18 children in a class run 1km each per day, we will count that 18km as the total distance for the class on the day.

**All children are asked to wear appropriate running footwear and tracksuits for the month.**

Run, skip, jump, play- let’s be active every day!

Playground Leaders from 5th and 6th class have been working hard to organise structured, fun games at lunchtime for pupils from Junior Infants up to 4th class. All children are enjoying the games and we could not be more proud of our thirteen playground leaders as they continue to model excellent team leadership qualities for the younger children.