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Mindfulness

Parents,

Please find below a series of videos on Mindfulness. The first two videos focus on mindfulness for children during worrying and challenging times. The next two focus on the loss that many pupils are struggling with, following the abrupt cessation of school,  in particular 6th class pupil and the effect that online peer communication can have on pupils’ self-esteem. They link to the SPHE curriculum and are mediated by Suzanne Mulqueen, a primary school teacher and mindfulness facilitator and Dominic Cogan, a retired primary school teacherand mindfulness and wellness facilitator. The videos are released each week – we will post them below for your convenience.

 

Mindfulness for Kids in Challenging Times -Introduction

Padlet

Please click on the links below to access the Padlet site relevant to your child’s class level

Online Learning

All classes are continuing to learn using online platforms. Children from Junior Infants – 3rd class and the Haven classes are using Seesaw and children from 4th – 6th class are using Google Classroom. All children using Seesaw should have received an access code before Easter in order to join the online classroom.

If you encounter any issue with either forum, or you need assistance getting started, please do not hesitate to contact me. The school email is admin@knockns.ie. Teachers have also provided parents with their email addresses – as you may wish to contact them directly to discuss your child’s learning.

 

Online Learning

Parents,

Class teachers will continue using online learning platforms this morning. If you experience any challenges accessing the learning forums, please do not hesitate to contact me at admin@knockns.ie

You should have also received access codes for Nessy Learning and links to websites for each class level. There are a range of additional online resources that you may also wish to access with your child. Please find links to these supports below:

 

RTE Home School Hub

Cúla4 ar Scoil

GAA Learning 

Daily LEGO Challenge

NCSE Online Supports for Parents

 

Celebrity Lessons

Joe Wicks Online PE Classes

English with David Walliams

Maths with Carol Vorderman

Lunch with Jamie Oliver

Music with Myleene Klass

 

PE with Joe Wicks

International Day

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Information for schools on the Coronavirus

The Department of Health has issued the following information for schools with regard to the Coronavirus

https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/advice-for-preschool-settings-and-parents-29-jan-2020.pdf

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday, 11th February. We will hold a poster competition in the school to promote internet safety and awareness amongst children. You can access additional information on https://www.webwise.ie/saferinternetday/

SaferInternetDay

Diversity Games

Diversity Games

Congratulations to all the children who represented our school in the Diversity Games in Athlone. The children did exceptionally well, placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in individual and team events. Thank you to the staff who coached them over the past few weeks. We’ll done to all involved.