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Seinn 2015

Seventeen Catholic Schools from the locality gathered together in the Redeemer Church on Wednesday 28th January for Seinn 2015.  Have a look at the videos below to see what we got up to....

Santa Visit

Santa Claus paid a visit to our school on Tuesday.  He brought selection boxes for the boys and posed for many photos.  Sincere thanks to Santa and all his helpers, aka the Redeemer Parents' Association!!

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Music Generation

There are several Music Generation representatives working with the boys to complement and further develop music education in our school.  

This programme was initiated by Music Network and co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds together with, The Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Edcuation Partnerships.  Music Generation helps children and young people to access music education in their own locality.  

Music Generation is a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to access music education.  We've put together a short video to show you how this programme is inspiring our young musicians!

Brian Gartland Visits RBS!

We were honoured to have Brian Gartland visit our school with the EA Sports Cup and the SSE Airtricity League Cup.  He answered questions from the pupils, signed autographs and posed for many, many photos!  Have a look at the slideshow below...

C'mon the Town!

Dundalk FC players, Stephen O'Donnell and Daryl Horgan, visited our school with the EA Sports Cup just before the mid-term break.  We can't wait to welcome them back as SSE Airtricity League Champions!!!!!  

"Since I was young,

I followed you,

Dundalk FC,

The team for me..."

Have a look at the photos below, including some shots of Chealam Mc Crave (6th Class) leading the boys in singing 'Don't sell my Towell'

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Halloween Slideshow

We hope you enjoy watching our Halloween slideshow.  The photos encapsulate the week's spooky activities, which included lots of scary art work, a Halloween quiz, apple bobbing and of course, the annual Halloween party which is organised by our Parents' Association.  The Parents' Association go above and beyond year after year, the pupils and staff would like to thank them for their great work - this Halloween and for all that they do for our school!  

Bain sult as....

The Spooky School of Dundalk Town

Have a look...if you dare....at our Halloween 2014 trailer!!!  Redeemer boys enjoyed many fun, freaky activities in the run up to mid-term break.  This is just a sneak peak....there are more spooky photos to come later in the week....

Maths Week 2014

Maths Week promotes awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths through a variety of activities.  Mrs McArdle held maths stations in Junior and Senior Infants.  Mr Casey took First and Second Class on a maths trail around the school.  Miss Bolger and Mrs Murray organised a maths table quiz for Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class.  All the classes played maths games and linked maths to art in their classrooms with their teachers and SNAs.  Our aim was to demonstrate the fun aspects of maths, as well as the subject's importance!

Have a look at our video of the week's activities below....  

 

 

 

Official Website Launch!!

We unveiled our new school website on Thursday 2nd October to an audience of very excited pupils, parents and staff.  The development of this website has been a labour of love that we are proud to share with the whole school and the wider community.  

The launch was attended by Ciaran Bond (Dundlak F.C. Chairman), Peter Fitzpatrick (Fine Gael TD) and Angela Kearney (Board of Managemnt).  Each of the aforementioned guests spoke enthusiastically about the website and were extremely positive about the school and the locality.  Ciaran and Peter brought celebrations to a close by pulling a cord which released lots of balloons for the pupils!

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Nature Art Studio

The boys in 5th/6th Class were invited to an exhibition called "Nature Art Studio" which was recently launched in the beautiful An Táin Arts Centre.  This studio is the creation of a group of men and women who reside with Saint John of God North East Services in St.Mary's, Drumcar.  These young artists, with the support of art therapists Pamela Whittaker, Rachel Shearwood, Claire Conway and Sheila McCloskey have created art with many different mediums, including paint, wool, mud, bark, wood, leaves and other forest floor debris and recycled materials.

The exhibition brings the local community and the artists together in an active and inclusive manner.  The boys thoroughly enjoyed the interactive nature of the visit and created some very interesting pieces of art.  Have a look at the photos below and see for yourself!!

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Summer Camp Project 2014

We were lucky enough to be able to provide a free Summer Camp to 36 boys from our school through an initiative called 'Exploring Pathways to Literacy and Numeracy through Arts Activities'.

The participating boys enjoyed a hot breakfast every morning and took part in a wide range of activities under the theme of 'Sport'.  

They played in a soccer blitz and learned poems, songs and dance routines such as 'Macarena' and 'Happy'.  They made spinners, percussion instruments, loom bands and various clay projects (medals, trophies, plaques and footballers).  The boys visited the library and were involved in a Maths Eyes project, which encouraged them to see Maths in their environment.  

It was great fun!  

Have a look at the photos below..... and keep scrolling down..... there are two sets :)  :)  :)

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Redeemer is happy!

Just a little preview of 'Gaeilge...aahh!', a film made by 5th/6th Class. Click on the link below and you can view the film finale, everyone dancing to the tune of 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams. We have dedicated our film to Conor Byrne, a past pupil who brought 'happiness' to the lives of everyone who knew him.

Enjoy.........

Rann na Feirste Trip 2014

Last week we completed our 27th trip to the Donegal Gaeltacht accompanied by pupils from St. Joseph’s, Muirhevna Mór, and Redeemer Girls.

Over fifty pupils enjoyed an action-packed week.  Activities included kayaking, paint-ball shooting, assault courses and hill-walking.  The pupils took part in competitive and team games such as basketball, uni-hoc and beach football.

Each group stayed with a local bean an tí who conversed with them in Irish.  This experience brings the Irish language to life for pupils.

As a culmination to the week’s activities, pupils attended an award’s night.  They received medals to celebrate their successes during the week and everyone sang and danced the night away!  Redeemer Boys’ 5th Class student Chealam Mc Crave received a well-deserved nomination for ‘Student of the Week’.

The teachers accompanying the pupils were full of praise for the outstanding behaviour of the group.  When asked to describe their experience, some of the pupils commented:

“It’s hard to say what was the best part, it was all deadly.”  Stefan Wesley (6th Class, Redeemer Boys)

‘It was a brilliant week, there was so much excitement and the weather was lovely.  I can’t wait to go back next year and have more fun.”  Chealam Mc Crave (5th Class, Redeemer Boys)

 

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Fís Film-Making

As part of the FÍS Film Project, 5th/6th Class explored the medium of film in the primary classroom.  Working with their teacher, Mrs Murray, they scripted a film called ‘Gaeilge...aahhh!’  

The film is about a happy-go-lucky young boy called Jamie (played by Sean Mc Aleer) whose whole world is turned upside down when he wakes up one morning and everyone is speaking in Irish!

The boys came together to storyboard the film and prepare shot lists and camera angles.  Film crew jobs and acting roles were assigned and everyone worked really well together to ensure everything ran smoothly.  The boys filmed both on school grounds and in a variety of locations in the area.  The film concludes with everyone dancing in turn to ‘Happy’ by Parrell Williams.   

Film-making develops essential skills in moving-image literacy, communication, teamwork, visual arts and even numeracy … oh yes, and it’s also lots of fun!

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