What an amazing day we had last Friday for Sports Day. It was a lovely community event and we loved having parents and guardians there to cheer the children on and share in the fun of the day.
It was a day of sunshine, sports, fun, bubbles and ice-cream! Some of our favourite things here at HTETNS!
Check out this video with a selection of pictures from the day showcasing our amazing students in action.
We are so lucky at Harcourt Terrace to be partaking in the Creative Schools initiative this year.
We have had a wonderful two weeks enjoying a range of fantastic activities guided by our creative associate Bethan Parkes.
From K-Pop workshops to painting the walls of our school creativity has been flowing all over the school!
We started our Creative Fortnight with a drama workshop with Janine. The children absolutely loved this and so much fun trying out different kinds of drama skills. Each class worked on something different which gave the teachers lots of ideas to share and try out again!
Next we moved on to some visual art with Bethan! We created circles to display in our school lobby, we experimented with types of painting, explored different materials, we worked with geometric shapes, and got to work painting the walls of our school making it bright and beautiful.
The next time you visit our school keep your eyes peeled for some of this beautiful art around the building!
Our next creative activity was a K-pop workshop with Orna. This was something new for a lot of our students and they absolutely loved it. It was so much fun moving to the music and expressing ourselves through dance!
1st, 2nd and 3rd class also got to experiment with different instruments thanks to David who ran a workshop for our students with some of his own musical instruments.
Finally, we worked on our whole school project of creating bunting to display in our school. Each child in our school created their own individual piece which will be all tied together to represent our unique and individual school community. The children really enjoyed working with fabric and decorating their piece however they liked.
We ended the two weeks with a special performance from the Army Band. We got to learn about all the different instruments in the band and listen, sing and dance to some amazing music.
What a wonderful two weeks of music, dance, art and creative expression we have had! We are very thankful to be a part of this initiative and a special thank you to our Creative Associate Bethan and Ronnie and Siobhán who have facilitated and supported the organisation of these amazing experiences.
Today Senior Infants took a walk to our local Post Office in Rathmines. We posted our very own letters and we had great fun!
We had lots of practice this term in our Post Office Role Play Area so we knew exactly what to do. We had practiced our writing skills, addressed letters, stuck on stamps, delivered them to our friends and role played lots of different scenarios in the Post Office.
This week we worked on writing a letter to send to a family member and got our letters ready with our address and stamp on them. We set off this morning walking carefully through Rathmines to the Post Office.
When we got to the Post Office we met the Post Office Manager Gary who was happy to tell us all about what they do everyday and answer all our questions. He assured us that our letters we posted today would arrive by tomorrow! He told us about how all the letters go to the sorting office and get sorted into Dublin 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc. Most of our letters are staying in Dublin 6 so we are making it very easy for the sorting office!
We had a lot of fun going to the counter to hand over our letter to Chloe who stamped them with the official Post Office stamp!
We had great fun today and learned even more about how the Post Office works!
Lovely and relaxed day in school today with a visit from Laura from Healing Yoga. Each class in the school got the opportunity to take part in a yoga and movement session with Laura. Everyone loved it and we can’t wait for Laura to come back to run the after school club after mid term!
Harcourt Terrace had a great time learning all about Chinese New Year and Chinese culture. The classes did lots of different activities and art work. It has been lovely to see it all around the school and you can check some of it out below in the photos.
We had a great Healthy Eating Week in Harcourt Terrace. It was super to see how healthy all the boys and girls are already. They all know so much about how important it is to eat healthily to have healthy bodies.
There were lots of different activities in all the classes such as creating a healthy plate of food and lunch box, sorting healthy and unhealthy food and showing off their healthy lunches.
Check out the photos below of just some of the activities that took place.
On Wednesday 14th of December the children of Harcourt Terrace ETNS all performed on stage for the whole-school community. Check out how they got on in this short video. I think you will agree that they all look amazing. Well done to Hyeguen who captured all of these fantastic pictures and compiled this wonderful video. A big shout out to our PGTA, bakers, staff, children, parental community and wider community who contributed to us raising €2,003.37 towards new literacy resources on the day too through our bake sale and raffle. Maith sibh!
A thought for the day:
Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there is so much to smile about- Marilyn Monroe
We had a very exciting Science Week this year in HTETNS. Every class did so many different and fun experiments! There were so many photos we had to make a video to show them all. In it you’ll see some of the experiments that went on in the school during the week, such as, Skittles experiments, making moon sand, blowing a bubble in a bubble and many more! Some classes even had a special visitor who performed lots of exciting experiments with the children! Thank you very much to Michael again for coming in!
Check out the video to see all the fun that was had with our budding scientists last week!
We had a very busy assembly with lots of exciting news and performances on Friday.
First, we heard an update from two Greens Schools Committee about the process.
Then, we got to see our new Student Council all together for the first time! They are all very excited to have been elected and are looking forward to the responsibilities that come with this new role.
Next, 1st Class performed a call and repeat song called Toom-Bah-Ee-Lero and they did a great job!
Finally the principal’s awards were presented to all the boys and girls that earned them this week for following the Golden Rules! Well done everyone!