July Provision 2018

Please note that the Application Form and Information Note for Home Based July Provision 2018 are now available at: https://www.education.ie/en/Parents/Services/July-Provision/Home-Based.html Please read the documents carefully before completing, and return to the Department as soon as possible.

Kildare Library Talks and Workshops – Service Toys, Technology and Training

Newbridge Library is again hosting a series of free talks and workshops as part of the Kildare Library& Arts Service Toys, Technology and Training (TTT) Project throughout 2018. We will be distributing brochures with the full programme to your school in the coming days, but we are emailing you now to let you know that the […]

Senior Boys into Semi Finals

The senior footballers have made it into the semi finals of the Cumann na mBunscol, and a fixture for same will be known soon. Having taken a scenic route to qualify, the team has grown in confidence and hopefully will display their best again when the need is greatest. Best to luck to all players.

One Day Autism Spectrum Conference 2017

ONE DAY MAKING A DIFFERENCE AUTISM SPECTRUM CONFERENCE MANAGING STRESS AND ANXIETY PRESENTERS: PETER VERMEULEN & JOANNE DOUGLAS FRIDAY 12TH MAY 9.30 – 2.00. GRAND CANAL HOTEL, GRAND CANEL STREET DUBLIN 2 LOCATED JUST BESIDE GRAND CANAL DOCK DART (TRAIN) STATION, 3-MINUTE WALK We are delighted to have as our keynote speaker   Dr. Peter Vermeulen is an educationalist who […]

PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN THE DARK ABOUT STAFFING ALLOCATIONS

There is mounting anger in primary schools at Department’s silence on teacher numbers The INTO today condemned the failure of the Department of Education and Skills to notify schools of staffing numbers for the next school year. The union said principal teachers in particular are frustrated by the failure of the Department to provide needed […]

St Mark’s Special School Open Evening

SAINT MARK’S SPECIAL SCHOOL NEWBRIDGE, CO.KILDARE A SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR PRIMARY AND POST PRIMARY STUDENTS HAVING A MILD GENERAL LEARNING DISABILITY FROM COUNTIES KILDARE, WEST WICKLOW AND EAST OFFALY. OPEN EVENING THURSDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2016 At 7.30 p.m. Parents and teachers considering a special school placement for their child/student with mild learning disability are invited […]

Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

This week, in Deirdre’s room, we learned about fables. Fables are short stories which try to teach us a lesson. We read ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’, which is one of Aesop’s Fables. In the story, the hare and the tortoise have a race. The hare brags about his speed and says he is sure […]

Deirdre’s Room

      This week, 1st class have been working on figuring out word problems. Sometimes, it can be tricky to know whether we should be adding or taking away, but we have a few problem-solving tricks up our sleeves now and we’re doing really well!   Senior Infants have been doing wonderful work practicing […]

Power Hour in Junior Infants!

The learning support team have begun a new block placement of Power Hour with the Junior Infants. It will take place for six weeks. The Learning Support Team and the class teacher dedicate an hour daily to literacy skills, including reading and writing. The children are really enjoying their ‘Hour of Power’!

Allocation of teaching resources

Please find attached information in relation to the allocation of teaching resources for pupils who need additional support in mainstream primary schools. Allocation of Teaching Resources

Special Educational Needs Conference

Sensational Kids Kildare charity to host Ireland’s first Special Educational needs conference on April 19th-20th during World autism awareness month Sensational Kids Special Educational needs conference, in partnership with The Special Needs Parents Association and mummypages.ie takes place during world autism awareness month- on April 19th-20th at Citywest.  This is Ireland’s first dedicated event with […]

The Power Hour Continues

This week Trish’s Senior Infants and Eibhlín’s 3rd Class began their Power Hours. The children in both classes have been doing excellent reading and writing at at the stations and are really enjoying our beautiful books. In Senior Infants we are using the fantastic new books that we bought with our 2015 Book Fair commission […]

Toys, Technology and Training Programme

Below please find details of a series of FREE talks for parents of children/young people with special needs and their teachers, being hosted by Kildare Library Service as part of the ongoing Toys, Technology and Training Programme. For information on parenting supports and services in Co. Kildare & West Wicklow please check outwww.parentingsupport.ie     […]

Junior Infants Investigate

Last week, in Therese’s room, some of the children from Katie’s class had some interesting objects to examine…… To investigate the mystery blocks we used our senses to make observations. Fist, we looked carefully at the blocks and drew pictures of them. Then, we discussed how they looked; we observed that they were different colours […]

Help My Kid Learn Z-Cards

The Department of Education and Skills has arranged for the delivery of Help My Kid Learn Z-Cards to Education Centres around the country. Help My Kid Learn Z-Cards are for parents of primary school children. They are credit sized cards that fold out like a map with 24 ways to keep children entertained and learning […]