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School Excellence Fund

The School Excellence Fund-DEIS (SEF-DEIS) is an innovation of the Department of Education and Skills which enables schools to apply for funding to implement innovative programmes which are context-specific and aimed at improving learning outcomes. The overarching aim of the initiative is to improve learning outcomes for young people.

We were delighted to learn of our successful SEF-DEIS application last June. Mrs Murray submitted an application with Dr Morris, the principal of St. Joseph's N.S., which focused on the successful transition of pupils from primary to post-primary and later tertiary settings. Redeemer Boys' N.S. and St. Joseph's N.S. have now formed a cluster with St. Vincent's Secondary School, De La Salle Secondary School and O'Fiaich College. The five schools are working together on the successful project 'Las an tSlí', which is Irish for 'Light the Way.' It is fantastic to be part of this as it means additional funding for the school and we are part of an elite group as only ten clusters were chosen nationwide!!

Taking a collaborative approach to transition, Las an tSlí aims to build meaningful relationships between the child, parents and teachers across primary, post-primary and tertiary sectors to ensure that transitions to post-primary, and later tertiary occur in a routine way, over time rather than being abrupt transitions. 

This project aims to:

•Create safe and successful pathways for confident, connected learners 

•Gain a greater understanding of the academic, emotional, social and cultural challenges students (and parents) face during their transition to post-primary.

•Articulate and attend to those challenges by developing supports in a collaborative, systematic, cross-curricular way with primary, post-primary and tertiary sector practitioners

•Focus supports on class levels 4th-6th in primary and 1st  year post-primary(early intervention –type support)

•Scaffold the child’s educational journey by focusing on key basic skills in information processing, critical thinking across primary language and SESE curriculum

•Scaffold the child’s cultural journey by focusing on basic drama and theatre skills that will: promote key basic skills in communicating and working with others; develop an awareness of cultural contexts; and ensure that learning outcomes are grounded in relationships connected to family and community

•Provide focused support for parents 

Below is a short video of a recent trip to St.Vincent's Secondary School for a Coding Workshop.

 

Aistear in Infants

Junior and Senior Infants have great fun learning through play during Aistear each day. Aistear is the childhood curriculum framework for all children from birth to six years in Ireland. As early childhood marks the beginning of children's lifelong learning journeys, this framework is called Aistear, the Irish word for journey. The Framework uses four interconnected themes to describe the content of children's learning and development: Well-being, Identity and Belonging, Communicating, and Exploring and Thinking.

The aim of Aistear is to help every child to grow and develop as a competent and confident learner. Ultimately, according to Aistear, early childhood care and education must support a child's sense of well-being.

Aistear tells us that engaging in play is good for children's health and well-being. It is a way of creating community so that children develop a sense of identity and belonging. It is a way of communicating and exploring and thinking. Have a look at our video!

Peace Proms 2019

Another fantastic show at the Peace Proms - Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland in the RDS, Dublin. A special well done to all the boys who took part, your hard work and dedication paid off, you were terrific. We can't wait until next year!

 

Our Sensory Room is finished!

We are delighted with our new Sensory Room. A Sensory Room is a specially designed room which combines a range of stimuli to help children develop and engage their senses. These can include lights, colours, sounds, sensory soft play objects, aromas all within a safe environment that allows the child using it to explore and interact without risk. Have a look at the photos below...

 

 

 

 

KiVa Kick-Off

It was all happening in Redeemer Boys' N.S. on Friday 28th September as we had our 'KiVa Kick-Off' event!! We are making bullying prevention a priority by implementing this evidence-based Finnish anti-bullying programme. It has been brought to Ireland by 'The Genesis Programme' and we are part of the first cohort of schools to be trained in the programme, one of two schools in Dundalk! The teachers will now begin exploring the various themes with the pupils. Parents will be invited to an information meeting in October.

On 20th November, Universal Children's Day, the KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme was officially launched at an event in the Crowne Plaza. It was a wonderful day, which quite rightly saw the children placed at the centre of proceedings. It is truly a privilege to be part of this move, which is in response to what parents see as the biggest concern they have for their children. We are immensely proud of the group of 20 boys who attended the event and represented the school so well on stage in front of a packed hall!!

 

Green Flag Success!

Mrs Hart, Mr McArdle and two Fifth Class boys travelled to the City North Hotel on Thursday 17th May for the annual Green Schools awards ceremony. We are delighted to announce that they were presented with a Green Flag for Energy! Within the theme of Energy we looked at the steps which could be taken to reduce energy consumption in our school. Additionally, the Green Schools Committee (of which the two boys are members) raised awareness around climate change issues, the use of energy in our lives and where energy comes from. Thank you to Mrs Hart and Mr McArdle for promoting this initiative and supporting the boys throughout the process. 

New Playground!!

FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF REDEEMER BOYS' SCHOOL: 
Our wonderful playground has now been installed and all pupils in our school are already enjoying the benefit of it. School staff, parents and friends along with Redeemer Celtic Fitness and Well Being Club are excited and motivated to be participating in 'Hell and Back' on Saturday 16th June, in County Wicklow to help fundraise for this wonderful addition to our school. We are looking for your support in this community event.
Sponsorship cards will be sent home with pupils this week and we are encouraging all families to support this much needed fundraiser. TOGETHER WE ACHIEVE MORE!

Coding Ireland's Pilot Programme

We are delighted to announce that Redeemer Boys' N.S. has been chosen as one of six primary schools nationwide to take part in Coding Ireland's Pilot Programme.

In today’s ever evolving world, technology and IT skills are now more important than ever. We are very excited about this opportunity to introduce coding to our pupils. Coding can be extremely engaging, teaching computer science, maths, social skills, teamwork, and problem solving in a way that pupils can easily relate to.There are also additional benefits for pupils with Special Educational Needs. 
https://www.codingireland.com/PrimarySchoolsPilot

Peace Proms 2018

Some fantastic memories of an amazing day at Peace Proms 2018. The boys did a great job representing the school and had great fun singing and dancing.

Hell & Back 2018 Fundraiser

FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF REDEEMER BOYS' SCHOOL: We are very excited to announce that our staff will complete Hell & Back 12km on Saturday 16th June in Bray, County Wicklow!!! We are linking up with Redeemer F.C. and Redeemer Celtic Fitness and Well Being Club for this event as a fundraiser for our school. All money raised will go towards funding our school playground and yard surface. Anyone who is up for joining us as we brave 'Ireland's Toughest Mental and Physical Challenge' can register online at http://www.hellandback.ie/Current-Events.aspx and then call in to Audrey in the school office to pick up a sponsor card. Register now and avail of an early bird discount. Buses etc. will be arranged closer to the date. The more the merrier! If you don't want to try and 'make it thru hell and back' yourself you can always pick up a sponsor card and collect on behalf of our staff. Bring it on!! 

Hell and Back Update!!!!

We couldn't be prouder of the wonderful friends and staff of Redeemer Boys' N.S. on Saturday 16th June as they quite literally went to 'Hell and Back' to raise funds for our school. You are all truly amazing and we are delighted to announce that together we raised a grand total of €5,460!!! This figure has surpassed all expectations and we want to thank all those who completed the course on the day as well as those who sold cards and sponsored us. This includes staff, parents and friends of the school, especially Redeemer Fitness and Well-being Club! We absolutely smashed it!

 

Science Week 2017

We celebrated the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) during Science Week 2017 which took place from 12th - 19th November.

 

 

Choir Perform in Mont Clare Hotel, Dublin

Our school choir kicked off the launch of the Child Well-Being Study 'How are they doing?' in the Mont Clare Hotel, Dublin. Huge congratulations to all pupils and staff who were involved in this event.

 

Maths Week 2017

Maths Week Ireland is an all island celebration of Mathematics and Numeracy. Have a look at some of the activities we got up to during the week. Thank you to all the parents who came in and joined in the fun Maths games!

Oíche Shamhna 2017

Scary scenes from Redeemer Boys' School. Oíche Shamhna Shona Daoibh!

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Written on 18/02/2019, 00:03 by Michelle
school-excellence-fundThe School Excellence Fund-DEIS (SEF-DEIS) is an innovation of the Department of Education and Skills which enables schools to apply for funding to...
Written on 10/02/2019, 01:00 by Michelle
aistear-in-infantsJunior and Senior Infants have great fun learning through play during Aistear each day. Aistear is the childhood curriculum framework for all children...
Written on 10/02/2019, 00:13 by Michelle
our-sensory-room-is-finished We are delighted with our new Sensory Room. A Sensory Room is a specially designed room which combines a range of stimuli to help children develop and...
Written on 10/02/2019, 00:09 by Michelle
peace-proms-2019Another fantastic show at the Peace Proms - Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland in the RDS, Dublin. A special well done to all the boys who took part, your...