Category: ‘Attendance’

Attendance Awards TERM 2 2015/2016

May 8, 2016

Each term as part of our efforts to get boys to attend school as much as possible we award certificates. For Term 2 of this school year (Xmas– Easter) a fantastic 34 boys had 100% attendance (16% of the school) and were presented their certificates at our assembly so well done to the boys and their families– They also got a homework pass ! Also 13 boys got attendance improvement certs for improvement shown this term.
Attendance teams are a school initiative written in our school attendance plan developed by our hardworking staff to encourage boys to attend school more regularly. The winning team for this term (Team 2) had average attendance of 53.1 days PRESENT out of 56 days. The boys earned the reward of a trip to TEARAWAYS and some nice lunch / snacks . Keep up the great work everyone

Visit of Bernard Dunne- Boxing Legend

May 8, 2016

We were delighted to welcome former world champion boxer and Irish legend– Bernard Dunne to the school in February. The visit was arranged through Carembola ( Lunch provider) for Bernard to visit the school and speak with the boys as a motivational life talk. He spoke about his career, life choices and the benefits of living a healthy life through healthy diet and sport. He held the packed hall of over 200 captive for over an hour and the boys found him really cool and entertaining. As a spokesperson for promoting “ labhairt gaeilge” he was delighted to be interviewed by three 6th class pupils– Kyle / Seosamh and Sean. The boys earned the “ chance of a lifetime” to interview Bernard by doing extra gaeilge work at home in creating questions: Ar feabhas buachailli !!

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Oct 15: Wild birds at the school

October 25, 2015

St. Brendans gone to the birds !
Mr Sam Rochford visited the school during October with his owls and birds of prey. The boys from SI / 1ST / 3RD AND 4TH got to see and rub an eagle owl , a barn owl and a tawny owl. He also had a Harris hawk and some ferrets in his pockets ! He chatted with the lads and they all learnt about these cool creatures. Thanks to Mick Hansbury and St Brendans game club for organising the visit.
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Term 2: Attendance awards 2015

June 2, 2015

Attendance Awards Each term as part of our efforts to get boys to attend school as much as possible we award certificates. For Term 2 of this school year (Xmas– Easter) a fantastic 34 boys had 100% attendance (16% of the school) and were presented their certificates at our assembly so well done to the boys and their families.. Also 13 boys got attendance improvement certs for improvement shown this term.
Attendance teams are a school initiative written in our school attendance plan developed by our hardworking staff to encourage boys to attend school more regularly. This is the 3rd year of this plan and we have received great praise from the Education Welfare Officer for our efforts in this area and the success that we are having. Teams are comprised of boys from 1st class to 6th class and the average attendance for each team is worked out on a termly basis. The winning team for this term (Team 2) had average attendance of 53.1 days PRESENT out of 56 days. The boys have earned the reward of a trip to BIRR CASTLE and some nice lunch / snacks which we hope to organise in the coming fortnight. Keep up the great work everyone!
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Sept 14: Cross country athletics

October 15, 2014

Mr. Kelly and Ms.Dooley took 17 boys from 3rd to 6th class over to the Harriers in Tullamore last Thursday for the Primary Schools Cross-Country Athletics meet. The boys were in teams of 4 from each class and were the top four runners from school trials held by Mr.Crofton earlier that week. The boys had a great day (as you can see from the photo) with lots of laughs and tired legs. The team from 3rd class comprising Ricky/Aaron/Matthew and Darragh won Gold overall for the school and there were also individual honours for Matthew , Ailbe and Nathan. The boys arrived back to a great welcome and the added bonus of homework off ! Thanks to cameraman Lee for the great photo.

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Attendance awards: 2013- 2014

October 15, 2014

100_5369Going to school each day is cool! Our attendance strategies are proving to be really working as overall absent days last year were down by 23%. We had a huge increase in boys who had 100% attendance for the school year 2013/2014 and these 23 boys received certificates at our attendance assembly (Pictured). We also gave attendance awards to boys who only missed 1-3 days all year. Congratulations to all the families involved and keep up the great work !
As part of our efforts to get boys to attend school as much as possible we award certificates for full and improved attendance at the end of year term. Attendance teams are a successful initiative that we have created to encourage boys to attend school more regularly. Teams are comprised of boys from 1st class to 6th class and the average attendance for each team is worked out on a termly basis with reward for best attendance team. The purpose of this is to encourage improved attendance from all boys.

April 2013: Attendance awards term 2

May 2, 2013

Our school attendance strategies continue to great effect.

Pictured are the boys who received 100% attendance awards.

Also team– secured the prize for attendance teams with an average attendance figure

of —- days for term 2 attended.

Prize is to follow…….

Feb 13: Dodgeball league

February 5, 2013

Lunchtime dodgeball league facts:

126 boys took part from 3rd-6th class

3 weeks of lunchtime games

Winners: Team J

Runners up: Team H

3rd/4th place: Teams E and D

Senior Player and fairplay award: Jeffrey Hehir

Junior player and fairplay award: Eoin Middleton

Players put out for cheating, unsporting behaviour: o players !!!!

Cost of enjoyment and some boys getting 1st trophy ever….PRICELESS

Jan 13:Attendance Awards

February 5, 2013

Pictured at school are the boys who received an attendance award for Term 1.

Overall 63 boys had 100% attendance so well done to the boys and their families.

 

Pictured at the County Arms Leisure Centre are boys from Attendance Team 5 from St. Brendans PS. Attendance teams are a new initiative to encourage boys to attend school more regularily. Teams are comprised of boys from 1st class to 6th class and the average attendance for each team is worked out on a termly basis. The winning team had average attendance of 72.5 days out of 75 days. The boys earned the reward of a swim in the County arms Leisure Centre and a snack after. Many thanks to Willie Loughnane for the support of the County Arms and to Darina for her fantastic assistance on the day. Bhain gach buachaill an-taitneamh as an turas sin.

Dec 2012: Chess tuition with John Alfred

December 14, 2012

We have been very fortunate to have had 6 weeks of excellent chess tuition for our

boys in 4th , 5th and 6th classes.

Donner and Blitzen both ate 3 Reindeer biscuits each.

The boys really enjoyed the games and learnt

new skills. Studies have shown the benefits that playing chess can have on areas such as

problem solving and concentration on tasks. Big thanks to all the boys for their

excellent bahaviour, the PA and all parents who fundraised to part support the costs

and to the lovely Mr.Alfred who we hope to see back again next year!!