Posts on this page are in a chronological order with most recent updates on the top.
Winter Performance 2019
The winter performance has developed into an essential part of the first half of the school year. It is a highlight for everyone in the school. The children prepare over a couple of weeks for it, they rehearse, compose, direct, create and recite, dance, sing, play musical instruments and in all of that have a clear focus: bring a sound performance onto the stage in the last week before the winter holidays.
And … they did! Maybe pictures do not have a sound, but they can speak in their own language:
Based on the joy and fun that everyone got out of it this year, we are looking forward already to next year’s talent show!
Welcome to New Children and Their Families
We are happy to welcome all new children and their families in Sligo School Project. The first few days and weeks in a new school can always be a bit strange, but we hope everybody has found their way into the new environment. We wish you all a lovely time at Sligo School Project.
New pictures have been added to …
… the Buddies page; take a look here
… the Activities in the school page (of our recent volcano experiments!), take a look here
… the Woodwork page; take a look here.
Electric Circuits & Science Week
Children in Carmel’s class have recently done experiments with electric circuits. That was quite “enlightening” …
In November we will also attend a MadLab-Workshop at the Model Gallery (in cooperation with Sligo IT for Science Week 2019).
MadLab is a unique, hands-on electronics workshop for children. In the workshop participants solder electronic components onto specially-designed circuit boards – the simplest being Flashing Lights, the most complicated a programmable robot. The excitement of MadLab is learning how to use a soldering iron, and actually being able to make and take home a working electronic circuit.
Board of Management
In the parents meeting on the 22nd of October Khalif Dini and Luciana Feva were elected as parents’ nominees for the new Board. The process of setting up a new Board of Management will be ongoing until the end of November when all eight members of the Board will be confirmed.
Formal parent-teacher meetings are scheduled for Thursday, 28th and Friday, 29th of November after school. All families will receive an individual invitation also.
Please remember that it is also always possible to contact the teachers in the school in case you wish to arrange for a separate meeting outside the formal parent-teacher meeting schedule.
Andrew the Mathemagician
During Maths-Week at Sligo IT an event was organised with Andrew Jeffrey. The older children went to see and hear him speak about the magic of numbers, tricks to solve Maths problems, concepts, shapes, figures and … it was really fun.
Andrew explains Maths problems on all levels, here is an example of calculating angles.
The date for this year’s Winter Performance has been set. It will take place on Tuesday, 17th of December.
The older children are working with Dave Flynn for 14 weeks in the ‘Music Generation’ program. At present they continue practicing the Ukulele. Often this is done in pairs whereby the children help each other finding their bearings on the instrument.
Please note that the school will be closed on Wednesday, 15th of January. On this day the teachers will take part in an in-service day with the Professional Development Services on the new language curriculum for primary schools.
Phone Numbers and Addresses
If your phone number changes please remember to inform us of the new number. On occasions the school uses a mobile phone texting service to send messages to parents/guardians. It is important that the numbers we are using for this service are always up to date.
Similarly, in case your address changes, please inform the school about the new contact details.
Communication with School
Please remember that we do not have a school secretary and if you ring the phone in the office you may reach an answering machine. We are monitoring the messages on the answering machine and will always get back to you as soon as possible.
Policies and Planning
On an ongoing basis policies and school planning are reviewed at Sligo School Project. This is foremost the task of the Board of Management. If parents wish to get involved they are always welcome to contact us.