Our photograph shows the boys and girls from Ms O'Dea's second class with students from Mr Stapleton's Coisceim class who were earlier presented with certificates of achievement by Mr Lyons. The boys and girls had amazing fun completing a shared social skills programme, promoting greater empathy, understanding and awareness. We are blessed to be in a school where everyone is welcome and where we celebrate the joy and wonder of every day. We recognise that all the boys and girls who attend our school have unique and valuable talents and it is our great privilege to come together in recognition of these talents. How we express ourselves; how we engage with one another and how we navigate through the world is specific to the individual and it is a certain truth that everyone can happily do so in Huntstown. Well done to all involved in making the project a success.
We invite you to take a look at the official photographs of all the teams that participated in sport this year. We are enormously proud of each and every one of the boys and girls who represented our school. We thank sincerely all of the teachers and staff who helped to guide our teams. What a wonderful joy for us all to be here in Huntstown.
Book lists for the coming academic year (2018 / 2019) have been uploaded to the school website and can be accessed by clicking the link above. We remind parents / guardians that our book rental scheme remains a wonderful support for families in reducing the cost of school books.
Thank you to our boys and girls in sixth class, who together raised €860 for the Team Hope Project. We have partnered with the charity in the past and have worked to enable them to embolden the people in the poorest parts of the world. The funds raised will allow children in Malawi to be educated. Given the incredible opportunities that are afforded to us here in Huntstown, it is wonderful that our students recognise and value the importance of education for everyone. Beir bua agus maith sibh go léir.
Last week, a number of students, together with Ms O'Connor, visited Smock Alley theatre for a very special event. These students have participated in Ms O'Connor's book club and have enjoyed reading a whole range of books by a number of different authors. Eoin Colfer is a native of Wexford and has written books for younger audiences. His series 'Artemis Fowl' has won him international acclaim and he is much loved by readers of all ages. Our boys and girls travelled to the city centre, where they were treated to an audience with the author. They were reminded of the hard work that goes into writing and publishing a book but were inspired by the joy that comes from creativity and expression. A great day was enjoyed by all.
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