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Over the last few months Mr. Moloney’s pupils have been working very hard on their JEP project.  After much discussion and pitching their ideas to Dragon’s Den it was decided to produce a cookbook.  The pupils busied themselves collecting recipes from teachers, celebrities, politicians and family members.  We have recipes from Neven Maguire,   Enda Kenny,  Michael Healy-Rae, Joe Duffy, some Kerry footballers, Alan Quinlan , to name but a few.

The pupils had their showcase day on Friday, 11th March.  What was evident from their showcase presentation was the impact the programme has had on the pupils personal development, confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem. The pupils had a hands-on look at the world of business, the various challenges and pitfalls and how to overcome these problems by working together as a team.  The many strands of the primary school curriculum found expression through the various skills needed to bring a fledgling idea to final fruition.

Many thanks to , Fr. Patsy Lynch, School Chaplain, Garda Irene Riordan Community Garda, Colm Cooper,  the many people who attended and to the very many proud parents, grandparents and friends who were in attendance at the Showcase morning making it a very memorable occasion for the pupils.

Cookbooks are on sale from the school at a cost of €6 each or two for €10.

“We think we have some really interesting recipes and we would like to thank all those who contributed and all those who helped along the way”, said Mr. Moloney.

Activities

NATIONAL TREE WEEK 2011

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See Photo Gallery (National Tree Week 2011) for more photographs

As part of National Tree Week a group of students from Presentation Secondary School Tralee gave a power point presentation to the students of 5th classes.  The students learned about our native Irish trees such as the oak, ash, yew, silver birch and blackthorn.  They learned how to recognise the different leaves and seeds, what the different woods were used for e.g. ash is used to make hurleys and they discussed the benefits of trees in our environment.

Kerry County Council donated different native Irish tree saplings to the school for planting.  So on Wednesday, March 9th the students planted them in the school grounds.

We also ran a poster competition for the two classes based on the theme "What the environment means to you".  

 

Recycling Project and the Christmas Campaign

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Holy Family School were invited to attend the 'Recycling Project and the Christmas Campaign' which took place in Kerry County Library on December 14th, 2010.

The pupils were asked to bring batteries from home or school for  the Recycling bin at Santa's Grotto.  Each child received a fitting reward for "Being Good" in recycling their batteries!

 

SPRING CLEAN 2010

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Holy Family School has always been a school which promoted among its staff and pupils an awareness of the environment and of the necessity to make the school community conscious of its obligations to preserve our 'green community' through the reduction of waste and waste re-cycling.

The Green Schools Award is a Europe-wide project designed to encourage and acknowledge whole-school action for the environment.  The Green Schools Programme is designed to make environmental awareness an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of the school for all its pupils.

Holy Family School has taken part in the An Taisce Green Schools Programme.  We have been very successful to date in running the first three themes of the programme:  Litter & Waste, Energy and Water.

This year 2010/11, Mr. Anthony O' Sullivan, Co-Ordinator of the Green Schools Programme in Holy Family School will start the fourth theme in the Green Schools Programme,  Travel.

 

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