1ú Feabhra/ February 2012

A thuismitheoirí,

Tá an tEarrach buailte linn anois, Spring has Sprung!

Safety Internet Day

Microsoft have joined forces with  NCTE to deliver an Internet Safety talk.  Our pupils in 4th, 5th and 6th will participate in a classroom presentation in the coming week.

Non-uniform dayWoman at Well

We will have a non –uniform day on Friday 10th February 2012 to raise funds for the charity “Wells for Zoe”.  www.wellsforzoe.org  Ms. Fiona Gearty (Junior Girls’) travelled to Malawi last summer and she along with founder member, Mary Coyne spoke to the girls about the charity on Friday, 3rd February.

Wells for Zoe was founded by Mary and John Coyne from Lucan, in 2005.
To date they have journeyed to Malawi on 22 occasions. Their primary objective is to provide clean, safe drinking water to poor villagers in Northern Malawi.

  • The pumps used are manufactured by Wells for Zoe in their factory in Mzuzu
  • A 31 acre farm produces seeds, fruit tree seedlings and green manure plants. Villagers visit to gain expertise and return home with seeds and seedlings.
  • Six preschools, two primary schools and a secondary school girls’ hostel have been built and are supported by W4Z.
  • Girls are supported in Secondary schools by payment of school fees
  • A birthing centre for mothers has been built in a remote rural area with permanent medical facilities planned.
  • Wells for Zoe is a registered NGO in Ireland and in Malawi.
  • 100% of donations received, go directly to projects in Malawi, the founders pay all expenses

Sam Maguire Cup

Sam Maguire CupWe have the privilege of the Sam Maguire Cup visiting the Belgrove Schools on Monday 6th February.  The girls can wear tops with  Dublin colours/Dublin jersey, with their school tracksuit bottoms in honour of the occasion.

  • The cup is named in honour of Sam Maguire, a prominent member of London GAA.
  • Sam Maguire was born in Dunmanway, Co. Cork, in 1879.
  • The Sam Maguire Cup is modelled on the Ardagh Chalice and it was presented in 1928.
  • Kildare was the first county to win the Sam Maguire Cup.
  • The original cup was replaced with an exact replica in 1988.

Reminders:

  • Please ensure your daughter has a healthy lunch – keep treats to a minimum
  • A chailíní – Ná déan dearmad  No crisps, chewing gum or hard sweets.
  • Please ensure your daughter is on time for class in the mornings. The official opening time of the school is 8.40am. Supervision begins at this time. Classes commence at 9.00am and your daughter should be  in the classroom by then. Classes end at 2.20pm.
  • Tracksuit and suitable runners with laces correctly tied are to be worn for P.E.
  • Our midterm break is from Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February inclusive.

Eolas Breise

  • You can now access the NCCA booklet for parents “The What, Why and How of Children’s Learning” on our school website – under “Parents – resources” on www.belgroveseniorgirls.ie
  • We will be participating in an ink cartridge recycle scheme – further details to follow
  • Our Summer Works Scheme re new pipework to the radiators is progressing well and to date, the middle floor of the school has had work done.Flower

Bíodh sos deas agaibh

Le gach dea-ghuí,                                                                   

 Anne McCarthy , Príomhoide