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Safer Internet Day
Next Tuesday, 9th February, is Safer Internet Day.  Click HERE to access the following:
  • Family E-Safety Kit
  • Parents' Guide to Social Networking
  • Parents' Guide to Cyberbullying
  • Parents' Guide to New Media Technologies
  • Parents' Guide to Filtering
  • Safer Internet Day Activities 
Webwise.ie also has a 'Parents' section with extensive information and advice.
100 days not out!

 

Friday, 5th February, is the 100th day of the school year.  Well done to the children pictured below who have attended every day since the 1st September.  83 more days to go!
 
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St. Brigid's Day / Lá 'le Bríde
Today, 1st February, is St. Brigid's Day.  St. Brigid is one of the patron saints of Ireland.  She was born in AD 450 in Faughart, near Dundalk in Co. Louth.  She lived during the time of St.Patrick and was inspired by his preachings and she became a Christian.  When Brigid turned eighteen, she decided that she would spend her life working for God by looking after poor, sick and elderly people. Brigid founded many convents all over Ireland; the most famous one was in Co. Kildare. It is said that this convent was built beside an oak tree where the town of Kildare now stands.  Making a St. Brigid’s cross is one of the traditional rituals in Ireland.  Sixth class pupil, Molly, made two crosses over the weekend.
Credit Union quiz success on the double!

 

It was a great afternoon in Athlone I.T. for our Under 11 and Under 13 quiz teams.  They both won their respective competitions.  Well done also to our other three teams who also performed very well.  Thank you to Ms. Mc Ardle, Ms. Dermody and Ms. Gaynor.
Under 11 team
Under 13 team
Members of the five teams that took part in the quiz.  Well done!
Bressie's Rhythm
Well done to Ms. Dermody, Ms. Gaynor, Ms. Molloy, Ms. Stone and Ms. Mc Ardle who completed 'Bressie's Rhythm' earlier today in Lilliput.  Bressie’s RHYTHM 5km, Running Helping You To Healthy Mind, was a run/jog/walk 5 km every day in January to help raise funds to promote positive mental health with young people.  It was 155 kilometres in total with the last 5 km at Lilliput with Bressie, today, Sunday January 31.
Credit Union Quiz on Sunday
The annual and popular Credit Union Quiz takes place this Sunday in Athlone I.T.  This year we have three Under 13 and two Under 11 teams taking part.  The children in Ms. Mc Ardle's, Ms. Gaynor's and Ms. Dermody's have been busy 'digesting' a wide range of facts over the past few weeks.  We wish them well - Rory Kane, Rory Kilgarriff, Alfie Coogan, Oisín Dolan, Tom Kelleher, Charlie Kennedy, Matthew Whittaker, Suzie Gavin, Leah Duffy, Luch Mc Gonagle, Roisín O'Neill, Aisling Nally, Suzanna O'Connor, Laura Madden, Michael Ganly, Cian Kenny, Flynn White, Sadhbh Cuffe, Luke Nally and Peadar Dolan.
Well done and best wishes to Marist College

Marist College Athlone recorded a great win in the semi-final of the Leinster Colleges Senior Football Championship last Sunday.  Well done in particular to our past pupils on the panel - Conor Devaney, Fionn Dowd, Seán Dowd, Oisín O'Meara and Corey Reid.  Two members of the management team, John Parker and Fergal Wilson are also past pupils.  We wish them well in the final as they attempt to win the Leinster title for the first time.

Intel Mini Scientist - National Winners

 

Congratulations to Eoghan & Rory on their success in the Intel Mini-Scientist National Final which took place on Friday 22nd January in Trinity College Dublin. The boys' project "Heat from Below" received great reviews and was awarded "Best Project Book". It's a wonderful achievement. Well done to the children in 6th class and their teachers Ms. Dermody and Ms. Gaynor for taking part in this initiative. Eoghan and Rory are pictured with Damien English TD, Minister for Skills, Research & Innovation and Leonard Hobbs, Director, Global Public Affairs at Intel Ireland.  Click HERE for the Irish Times report on the awards.
Health Promoting School Committee

Well done to John, Ellen, Zayna and Shane on their appointment to the Health Promoting School committee.  Today (Friday) was also the first day of the new 'Buddy' arrangement.  Children from Ms. Mc Ardle's fifth class will be on hand to help children in Junior Classes during both break times.  Zoe & Zayna were 'on duty' today.


 

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