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Is your child getting enough sleep?

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  IS YOUR CHILD GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP

  What is considered the optimum sleeping time for a primary school aged child?

Young children don't often recognise that they are tired and can become fatigued very quickly.  This usually results in a demonstration of fractious, weepy, clingy and irritable behaviour, which can be difficult to control.  As children get older they are more likely to identify when they are feeling drowsy and will be less resistant to going to bed.  Chidlren aged four to six tend to sleep between 10.5 to 11.5 hours a night, although most children of this age will have difficulty sleeping at some point.  They may resist going to bed, may wake up in the night, may accidentally wet the bed and they may be scared of the dark.  As children grow the need for such lengthy sleep reduces and by the time the children are aged six to twelve they will need around 10 hours a night.  Any sleep problems at this age are likely to be linked with worries at school or with friends or other family memebers.  Other common causes of childhood sleep disruption might be nightmares and bed wetting.

The most effective way to combat any problems and create a good sleep pattern is to establish a regular bedtime routine so your child knows when they have to go to bed each day. Start by constructing the perfect sleeping environment for your child using blackout blinds or curtains where possible and a suitable duvet and bed covers for the time of year.    Ideally the room temperature should be between 160  and 240 .  Bedtime should be around the same time each evening which follows a consistent routine.  After dinner encourage quiet play, followed by a bath and then read a favourite story.

On the whole the occasional sleepless night will not affect a child's wellbeing, but if the insomnia continues it will affect a child's behaviour as he/she is likely to feel lethargic, will find it increasingly difficult to concentrate and eventually may start to nod off in the classroom.  If a child's health is starting to suffer as a consequence of sleep deprivation see your GP for more advice.

 

Confirmation Calendar

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EVENT

DATE

TIME

VENUE

Parents Talk 27/09/2017 7.30 p.m.

Pastoral Centre 

Enrolment Ceremony 01/10/2017 11.15 a.m. St. Brendan's Church
Penance Service 29/01/2018 7.30 p.m. St. Brendan's Church
Pledge Mass 11/02/2018 11.15 a.m. St. Brendan's Church
Confirmation Ceremony 02/03/2018 11.00 a.m. St. Brendan's Church

 

School uniform to be worn at all ceremonies

It is important that you attend all of the above ceremonies.

 

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CALENDAR

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  EVENT     

DATE

TIME

VENUE

TALK TO PARENTS

By:  Eileen Doyle

04/10/2017

(Wednesday)

7.30 p.m.

St. Brendan's 

Pastoral Centre

ENROLMENT

08/10/2017

(Sunday)

11.15 a.m.

St. Brendan's Church

DO THIS IN MEMORY  

12/11/2017

(Sunday)

11.15 a.m.

St. Brendan's Church

DO THIS IN MEMORY

03/12/2017

(Sunday)

11.15 a.m.

St. Brendan's Church

DO THIS IN MEMORY

21/01/2018

(Sunday)

11.15 a.m.

St. Brendan's Church

FIRST  CONFESSION

06/02/2018

(Tuesday)

7.30 p.m.

St. Brendan's Church

DO THIS IN MEMORY

25/02/2018

(Sunday)

11.15 a.m.

St. Brendan's Church

DO THIS IN MEMORY

11/03/2018

(Sunday)

11.15 a.m.

St. Brendan's Church

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

19/05/2018

(Saturday)

11.00 a.m.

St. Brendan's Church

Corpus Christi Procession will take place on 03/06/2018 after 12.30 p.m. mass.

                                                             

 

Links - Internet Safety

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http://www.webwise.ie/

http://www.internetsafety.ie

http://www.watchyourspace.ie

http://www.commonsense.org

http://www.premierchoiceinternet.com/online-privacy/

http://www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf

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FUN FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT 2011

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FUN  FAMILY  QUIZ  NIGHT

 

Holy Family School Parents Council hosted a FUN FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT on Tuesday, 15th March, 2011.

Sincere thanks to all those who turned up on the night.  We had a total of 24 tables and a very enjoyable night was had by all.

Parents were asked on the night to give a donation to Tír na nÓg Orphanage, Tanzania, an orphanage set up in 2006 by Louise Quill, a teacher in Holy Family School.  A total of €700.56 was raised for the charity.  Sincere thanks to all who contributed from Louise and the Parents Council.

 

PARENTS, PUPILS AND STAFF ENJOYING A COFFEE BREAK 

 

                                               

 

                                                  

 

 
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