Catch a meteor shower tonight!

The children might enjoy some back garden stargazing tonight, as the Lyrid meteor shower will be at its peak... Lyrid Meteor Shower The Lyrid meteor shower is set to be visible in the skies over Ireland all this week. The meteors will be at their peak on Tuesday, 21 April into Wednesday, 22 April. They will be visible from 10:30pm, but the best time to watch will be between midnight and dawn. This year’s peak coincides with the new moon on Tuesday, which means skies will be especially dark, and the meteors will be more visible. You won’t need a telescope or any special equipment to see them, and you can see them from your garden, or even a well-positioned window. As with all stargazing –

School Transport REMINDER

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 April Applications for School Transport for the new school year are currently open and can be accessed online at www.buseireann.ie/schooltransport. Details of the scheme are also available on the Department's website: https://www.education.ie/en/Parents/Services/School-Transport/ This is particularly important for families who will be new to our school in Sept 2020 and also to 6th class pupils who will be moving to Secondary School. The closing date for applications is Friday 24 April For 6th class pupils, please check out the information sheet attached for more info on secondary school transport (click to download))

Homework 1st Class

[also sent via email] Dear Parent, I hope you and your family are keeping well at this time. Keeping our children in isolation is a very alien concept for them. There may be many changes in their behaviour and mood. Their mental well-being is of utmost priority. For that reason I am not putting any pressure on you to complete any of the following activities. The children may not want to engage at all as their motivation levels have been depleted. The following is just an outline/framework to provide a short structured period to their day. Homework: Mental Maths: (Mon-Thurs. 10 questions daily) Friday – Test. New Wave English: (Mon-Thurs. 10 questions daily) Spelling List: (Mon.-Thurs. 2/

Send us your photos

With the extended school closures due to Covid-19 pandemic, we thought it would be nice to gather photographs from families doing home schooling with their children and create a gallery on the school website as a legacy of this challenging time. Please feel free to send photos via email - ONLY IF YOU ARE HAPPY FOR THEM TO BE PUBLISHED ON OUR WEBSITE. We will not caption any of the photos, or name any of the children, just create a gallery showing all the creative ways you and the teachers are helping your children learn at home. Thank you and stay safe

Send us your photos

With the extended school closures due to Covid-19 pandemic, we thought it would be nice to gather photographs from families doing home schooling with their children and create a gallery on the school website as a legacy of this challenging time. Please feel free to send photos via email - ONLY IF YOU ARE HAPPY FOR THEM TO BE PUBLISHED ON OUR WEBSITE. We will not caption any of the photos, or name any of the children, just create a gallery showing all the creative ways you and the teachers are helping your children learn at home. Thank you and stay safe

Junior Einsteins

A message from Junior Einsteins: Wishing you and yours a happy and safe Easter weekend. We have put together an Easter STEM activity for you to enjoy at home. For those of you missing the science fun from Junior Einsteins Science Club® we have also included some suggestions for staying in touch below. Check out our online science club sessions 10am daily Booking essential! https://junioreinsteinsscienceclub.com/after-school-science-clubs/ Eggsperiment- spinning eggs !!!! From the outside, raw and hard-boiled eggs look just the same, but there’s an easy way of telling them apart without breaking them open. You only need one hard-boiled and one raw egg. The eggs should be at the same temp

Junior Einsteins

A message from Junior Einsteins: Wishing you and yours a happy and safe Easter weekend. We have put together an Easter STEM activity for you to enjoy at home. For those of you missing the science fun from Junior Einsteins Science Club® we have also included some suggestions for staying in touch below. Check out our online science club sessions 10am daily Booking essential! https://junioreinsteinsscienceclub.com/after-school-science-clubs/ Eggsperiment- spinning eggs !!!! From the outside, raw and hard-boiled eggs look just the same, but there’s an easy way of telling them apart without breaking them open. You only need one hard-boiled and one raw egg. The eggs should be at the same temp

Covid-19 restrictions extended

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced this evening that schools will remain closed 'until further notice' Please continue to check the School website, your Email inbox and the Aladdin App for updates from Newport NS Stay safe everyone - if you have any questions or concerms, you can contact the school via email - office@newportns.ie

Covid-19 restrictions extended

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced this evening that schools will remain closed 'until further notice' Please continue to check the School website, your Email inbox and the Aladdin App for updates from Newport NS Stay safe everyone - if you have any questions or concerms, you can contact the school via email - office@newportns.ie

RTE 9 April

Cillian's mum has sent us this great clip of him from the RTE School Hub Extra broadcast Thursday 9th April He's obviously enjoying his homeschooling in the field - Maith an buachaill!

RTE 9 April

Cillian's mum has sent us this great clip of him from the RTE School Hub Extra broadcast Thursday 9th April He's obviously enjoying his homeschooling in the field - Maith an buachaill!

Dr. Temple Grandin webinar

Join Dr. TEMPLE GRANDIN, the World's most Famous and Influential person with Autism and outspoken proponent of Autism Awareness for a very Special Pre-Recorded, On-Demand Webinar on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 7.30pm until 8.30pm. Empowering Autistic Individuals to be Successful With this Exclusive Once-off Webinar with Dr. Temple Grandin you will: ✓ Gain INSIGHTS into the Mind of Someone LIVING WITH AUTISM ✓ Learn How Temple Grandin, THINKS, LEARNS & EXPERIENCES Life as a PERSON WITH AUTISM ✓ Discover INTERVENTIONS, THERAPIES & SUPPORTS which have Enabled her to be SUCCESSFUL ✓ Transform Your VIEW & UNDERSTANDING of AUTISM with Temple’s first-hand LIFE STORY And much more.... Venue: ON

Dr. Temple Grandin webinar

Join Dr. TEMPLE GRANDIN, the World's most Famous and Influential person with Autism and outspoken proponent of Autism Awareness for a very Special Pre-Recorded, On-Demand Webinar on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 7.30pm until 8.30pm. Empowering Autistic Individuals to be Successful With this Exclusive Once-off Webinar with Dr. Temple Grandin you will: ✓ Gain INSIGHTS into the Mind of Someone LIVING WITH AUTISM ✓ Learn How Temple Grandin, THINKS, LEARNS & EXPERIENCES Life as a PERSON WITH AUTISM ✓ Discover INTERVENTIONS, THERAPIES & SUPPORTS which have Enabled her to be SUCCESSFUL ✓ Transform Your VIEW & UNDERSTANDING of AUTISM with Temple’s first-hand LIFE STORY And much more.... Venue: ON

Mayo News 7 April

Well done to Cillian from Senior Infants who made the front page of this week's Mayo News, and also featured on Midwest Radio and the Farmers Journal! We hope you are all enjoying the Spring sunshine and the lovely sight of the new lambs in the fields.

Mayo News 7 April

Well done to Cillian from Senior Infants who made the front page of this week's Mayo News, and also featured on Midwest Radio and the Farmers Journal! We hope you are all enjoying the Spring sunshine and the lovely sight of the new lambs in the fields.

School Meals Scheme during Covid-19 closure

[THIS MESSAGE HAS ALSO BEEN SENT BY TEXT AND EMAIL - IF YOU HAVE RESPONDED VIA THE TEXT OR EMAIL LINK, THERE IS NO NEED TO SUBMIT A SECOND RESPONSE] Dear Parents, We have been contacted by the Department of Social and Family Affairs about continuing the school lunch scheme while schools are closed. We are mindful that economic and employment circumstances may have changed in some households due to the Covid-19 situation, to the extent that families who previously would not have been dependent on school meals may be experiencing different circumstances now. The school has 215 pupils who come from a wide geographic area including Westport and Castlebar. We have not yet decided how we will run

School Meals Scheme during Covid-19 closure

[THIS MESSAGE HAS ALSO BEEN SENT BY TEXT AND EMAIL - IF YOU HAVE RESPONDED VIA THE TEXT OR EMAIL LINK, THERE IS NO NEED TO SUBMIT A SECOND RESPONSE] Dear Parents, We have been contacted by the Department of Social and Family Affairs about continuing the school lunch scheme while schools are closed. We are mindful that economic and employment circumstances may have changed in some households due to the Covid-19 situation, to the extent that families who previously would not have been dependent on school meals may be experiencing different circumstances now. The school has 215 pupils who come from a wide geographic area including Westport and Castlebar. We have not yet decided how we will run

Have you moved recently?

As per our email to all parents today, please do let us know if you have changed address recently as we are planning to post out a letter to all households next week and we do not want any letters to go astray! Remember, you can update your address directly via our Aladdin Connect app OR you can simply email us at office@newportns.ie

Have you moved recently?

As per our email to all parents today, please do let us know if you have changed address recently as we are planning to post out a letter to all households next week and we do not want any letters to go astray! Remember, you can update your address directly via our Aladdin Connect app OR you can simply email us at office@newportns.ie

a message from principal Brid Chambers

Dear parents and children, I hope that you are all keeping well and are happy at home. This has been a trying time for everyone. Despite being very confined you are doing very well. Thank you for completing lessons and for keeping up with your schoolwork. Today marks the start of the Easter break which will run for the next two weeks. Children should take a break from formal lessons and enjoy playing and resting. Your teachers will be in touch again in two weeks’ time. I want to thank your teachers for the amount of work they have put into up-skilling themselves in order to provide high quality remote learning to pupils. They have taken the best of their professional judgement and of technol

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