Free Bereavement Community Response Talk For Adults
Speaker: Emma Freeman Resource Officer For Suicide Prevention
Newbridge 21st March @7.30pm
Technology, our children and our families
Tuesday 4th April, 8pm, in the General Purpose Hall, St. David’s N.S.
The PTA is pleased to invite all parents to come and hear a talk from Colman Noctor, Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist.
Colman’s talk will look at the impact of technology on children’s emotional development and is a mix of some practical tips and wider concepts. It will touch on internet safety but will focus on building resilience in a tech age and shaping your family’s relationship with technology.
For more information on Colman’s work please visit Colman’s website
Tea and coffee will be available after.
Congratulations to all the pupils who have been taking part in the KEC Chess League matches over the past few months. Special mention to Dylan Bolger, Max Isom, Charlotte Darby and Julia Cardenas, who represented St. David’s at the League Finals held for Kildare schools at St. Brigid’s NS on the 14th of February. Our team won the semi and quarter finals and went on to compete in the final of the Shield Competition. They lost by a narrow margin here but did themselves and their school proud with their performances. Look out for their picture in the Leinster Leader!
This year was our first year to enter the Kildare Primary Debating Festival. This festival is for both 5th and 6th class. There were six of us on the team, myself (Abigail Bolger), Ryan Duffin, Stephen Crowe, Sarah French, Nadia Abdalla and Max Isom.
Our first debate was ‘Why children should NOT be allowed T.V’s in their bedrooms’. Our next debate was ‘Why climate change CAN’T be stopped’. Unfortunately we lost both of these debates but we put our heart and soul into them and really enjoyed them.
We will hopefully be entering this festival again next year.
By: Abigail Bolger
We will be holding a book fair in school from Wednesday 16th November – Wednesday 23rd November.
This is a great opportunity to get some books for Christmas presents and at the same time help your school. We will receive 60% of the value of our sales in commission as free books for the school. The more you buy the more free books the school receives.
Thursday 17th November 1.15 pm – 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Friday 18th November 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Monday 21st November 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
The AGM for the PTA will be held in St David’s School on Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 8 pm.
All families are encouraged to attend the AGM and be involved in the plans for the school for this academic year.
The New PTA Committee for the coming year will be elected at this meeting but there will be no pressure to join the committee. Rev Philip Heak and Ms J Sweeney, Principal will be in attendance.
Booklists have been uploaded. Click the Parents tab then booklists to access them.
School re-opens on Tuesday 30th August 2016.
Congratulations to the winners of the recent St. David’s Church Family Fun Day Art Competition
Junior Infants – Jasmine White
Senior Infants – Rebecca Coffey
1st Class – Harry Ward
2nd Class – Amy Schmelter
3rd Class – Amelia Daly
4th Class – Clodagh Gallagher
5th Class – Isaac Almonte
6th Class – Sarah Spendlove
Comhghairdeas le hAbby McDiarmada, as rang a dó, a bhuaigh an chéad áit i gcomórtas filíochta náisiúnta, arna eagrú ag Conradh na Gaeilge le linn seachtaine na Gaeilge i Mí na Márta. B’é Ar Scoil an t-ainm ar a dán.
Congratulations to Abby Mc Dermott, second class who won 1st place in a national poetry competition, organised by Conradh na Gaeilge during Irish week in March. Her poem was called At School.
Cad atá i do mhála scoile?
Peann luaidhe, criáin agus rialóir gearr
Cad atá ar an tseilf?
Péint, scuab agus siosúr.
Cad atá i do bhosca lóin?
Banana, ceapaire agus iógart
St. David’s Family Fun Day
Saturday 18th June
St. David’s Church, Naas.
The PTA need donations of good quality toys, games, cuddly toys, DVDs, video games for their Toy Stall
and Books, CDS, Albums, music books, sheet music, musical instruments, hi-fi equipment and radios etc for their Book/Music Stall
Contact Orla 087 0529909 or Trevor 087 1251415 with any queries.