DIVERSITY COMMITTEE 2016/2017
Mrs Greally’s 4th class participated in the Bizworld School programme run by Bank of Ireland. This nationwide programme involved a 2 day workshop where children learn about business, money management & enterprise in a fun & creative way. It is based on the ‘Dragon’s Den’ idea where children are put into groups to set up their own company, create a business idea and present their idea to a panel of dragons with the hope that they will invest in their product . Keith Higgins from Bank of Ireland delivered the workshops with the help of his colleagues Emma and Niall. They assisted the children in groups with setting up their company, agreeing and marketing their idea and finally presenting a pitch and a TV ad for the dragons. The groups put all their work into practice when they presented their idea to the dragons who thankfully invested in all the ideas and gave away their bizbucks. The following are some of the ideas created by the groups: ‘car-cam’, ‘audiobooks’,‘perfect flowers’, ‘picture fixer’ and ‘faster food’. The girls showcased their products during the Enterprise Town Event in Clarin College on May 6th. They were also presented with their Bizworld Certificates by the master of Dragons – Gavin Duffy and other well-known celebrities. The girls really enjoyed the programme. They learned how to work as a team, problem solve and communicate. It greatly built their confidence as they were empowered to present their ideas to their classmates, the dragons and the local community. Many thanks to Keith Higgins, his colleagues and Mary Rohan from Bank of Ireland for giving 4th class the opportunity to take part in this initiative. Special thanks also to the dragons – Damien Gardiner, Sharon Lally and Fergal Melia for being so generous with their time.
Follow this link and take a look at this Powerpoint we created to teach newcomer pupils about our school….
DIVERSITY POWERPOINT 2017
DIVERSITY COMMITTEE 2015/6
Fourth Class are members of the Diversity Committee. Their role is to welcome new children, families and staff to our school community. The following are some of their duties:
- They present the Information on our School Diversity PowerPoint to parents on the Junior Infant Reception Evening in June
- They assist the staff on our Open Day for new children and parents.
- They give guided tours around the school to new families.
- They check on new children during indoor and outdoor recreation.
- They are a visible presence on the school yards checking if children are seeking a buddy.
- They assist the Green School Committee at Intercultural events.
- They created a PowerPoint on the Scoil Chroí Naofa 2016 Centenary Programme.
- They also carried out a School Census to coincide with the National Census 2016.
The following are the results of their census:
- There are 347 children in our school:97 boys and 250 girls.
- The most popular birthday month is November with 36 children celebrating their birthday on this month. December is the least popular with 18 children celebrating their birthday in December.
- 200 children live in the town whilst 104 children live in the countryside.
- There are many nationalities in our school community which include Irish, English, Portuguese, Polish, Hungarian, Brazilian, Italian, American, Nigerian, Lithuanian and Russian.
- Children in our school speak many languages such as Irish, English, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, French, Chinese, Bangla, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Russian, Swedish, German, Dutch and Twi which is a language from Ghana.
- 98 children walk to school, 5 cycle, 3 come by bus and 215 come by car.
- 314 children have a laptop in their homes.
- 219 children own a pet. A dog was the most popular pet with 140 children owning a dog. Reptiles were the least popular pet with 8 children owning a reptile.
- We based our most popular Girls’ and Boys’ names on the list of the most popular names in Ireland this year and discovered that Ella was the most popular girls’ name with 6 girls having this name in our school. Charlie was the most popular boy’s name with 3 boys having this name in our school. We also discovered that there are also 6 Amy’s/Aimee’s in our school and 4 Eoin’s/Owen’s, even though these were not on the list. In summary, Ella, Amy/Aimee, Charlie and Eoin/Owen are the most popular names in our school this year.