Archive for: ‘April 2024’

Autism awareness day 2024

April 25, 2024

School will support a no- uniform ( rainbow day ) this Friday . Boys and staff asked to bring donation of €1/€2 which goes to LOFFA but the main focus really at our school will be developing awareness and understanding around autism – see picture ( SEEING THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY) ❤️

Book launch at St Brendans PS

April 23, 2024

Easter Newsletter 2024

April 7, 2024

Easter 2024

VEX Robotics All Ireland finals

April 7, 2024

VEX Robotics 2024
An amazing performance at the Offaly championships in February saw the St Brendans team win the Offaly title for the 2nd year in a row! The 6th class boys then travelled to Cork in March for the All Ireland finals where they came 3rd overall out of 24 teams who were champions in their county. Massive credit to Mr Cunningham and Ms Makim who gave so much of their time to support the boys in teaching them programming and design of the robot and to the boys for a great performance on the day!

March 2024- Teacher Artist partnership

April 7, 2024

Teacher artist programme success
Fantastic finale to our TAP ( teacher – artist – programme ) this week as artist Monica O Meara came to school to organise the display of the children’s work – Here’s a photo of the ‘Sculpting Smiles – Clay-laborative Wellbeing’ artwork collaboration under the TAP programme with support from Laois Education Centre – The boys in 3rd and 4th classes had an amazing time over the past number of weeks and great credit to class teachers Ms Wyer and Mr Kennedy for their work supporting this –
It’s a fantastic piece of art which all the boys can view each day and see their work and little initials in engraved in the hands – We are proud that this pupil art creation is displayed proudly at our school and will hopefully inspire generations to follow—
Thank you so much Monica O’Meara ( Artist) and Laois Education centre.

March 2024- Dance with Lisa

April 7, 2024

Dance with Lisa
Thanks to Gravity Dance Academy for our final dance session with Lisa Hogan- huge thanks to Offaly County Council Arts Department for their grant support with this programme. The theme of this years programme was called “ Dance boost” “ and was designed especially for our boys, we aimed to provide them with a unique opportunity to explore a different form of self-expression and physical activity.