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Aladdin ePayment system

4th June 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are writing to inform you that we are rolling out the Aladdin ePayment system to parents/guardians of children in our school.  This will replace the current EduBills payment system.

Sports Day 2015

Today we had a sports day in the school. Here are some photos of the day. We hope everyone had a great day!

Green School Travel Flag

Congratulations to both the staff and pupils involved in Oatlands Primary School earning the Green Flag for travel, especially Mr.Benson. Such a great achievement! Keep up the good work!!

Green Fingers

Planting is well and truly under way in the school garden. Packie has been busy preparing all the planters for each class to use.

Infants were out this week planting potatoes, lettuce, leeks and an array of colourful flowers.

Well done to all involved in making our school environment a beautiful one.

Active Schools Week

Active Schools Week ran from Monday 27th of April to Friday 1st May. Active Schools Week is about providing fun and inclusive physical activity opportunities for all members of the school community. 

During Active Schools Week each class participated in a fun  Zumba Dance Class with Rachael. It was fantastic!

 Infants did lots of activities both inside and out including fun hula hoop challenges. 1st to 4th completed skipathons and 5th and 6th got to play against the teachers in a badminton match. 

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day took place on Friday March 13th and it was a fantastic success! Grandparents from all over the world flocked to Oatlands Primary School to see what the children of our school have been getting up to. The grandparetns were treated to tea and scones in the hall to thank them for all that they do for us. They then had the opportunity to go to their grandchild's classroom to see all the lovely work that is going on there. The children had prepared lots of questions to ask and also sang songs, recited poems and showed off their fabulous art work to the grandparents.

Road Safety Authority

The RSA came in to the school to talk to the children about getting to and from school safely. It was a very interesting presentation. Please visit www.rsa.ie for more information and ensure your child knows The Safe Cross Code

Travel Green Flag Day of Action

On Wednesday 4th March, Oatlands Primary School had a day of fun filled action to try and earn our Travel Green Flag for the Green Schools Programme. Children and parents have been making a huge effort to leave the car at home and either walk, scoot, cycle, car pool or park and stride to school. Lots of classes in the school did travel based projects and learned a travel song. Each class had an activity to do on the day with Junior Infants playing a game in the hall and all the rest of the school walking a kilometre around the school (some classes even managed two!)

Food Dudes

All classes in the school are currently taking part in a healthy eating initiative to encourage children to eat fruit and vegatables as part of a balanced diet. Children who eat their portions of fruit and vegetables get rewarded with fantastic prizes. The children are all really excited and enjoying the Food Dudes Programme. Please continue to encourage your child to eat healthily and always pack a healthy lunch for school.

Drumming Workshop

All classes in the school took part in the drumming workshops and as usual they were a fantastic success. Neil, the drummer, took each class for a half hour session and the children got the chance to experiment with different instruments. Neil would demonstrate a rhythym and the children would have to copy and they also got the opportunity to make their own rhythms.

A big thank you goes out to the parents council for contributing towards the cost of the workshops.

Have a look at some of the photos.

100 Day Party

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100 Day Party! Ms. Walsh's 6th class enjoyed celebrating their 100th Day in school on Wednesday 4th February.  They had been counting the days since the first day of term and had helped think of the various activities for the 100 Challenges. They really enjoyed the activities!

 

Nativity Plays

A huge congratulations goes out to all the infant classes for their fantastic performances in their Nativity Plays. Well done to everyone involved.

Ms. Walsh's 6th class read the stories they wrote to Senior Infants

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Ms. Walsh's 6th class wrote Christmas stories and illustrated them. They read these fantasic stories to the children in Ms. Keane's Senior Infants class. Ms. Keane's class loved these stories so much and realy enjoyed listening to the children in 6th read to them.

Well done to Ms. Walsh's class. You should all be so proud that you are authors.

Maith sibh.

Aistear in Infants

Aistear

Christmas Fair

Many thanks for the wonderful support for the Christmas Fair on Sunday 7th of December.

The Fair raised just over €4000.

Many thanks to the Parents Council and all the extra volunteers for all their hard work.

The 2015 School Calendar is now on sale for a special price of €6.

Shape Hunt!

Miss Parr's Senior Infants recently took part in a 2D and 3D shape hunt in their classroom and outside in the environment.  Check out the photos to see how much fun they had!

Free Bowling Week

In conjunction with Media Scene,  all the children in Oatlands got a free game of bowling in Leisureplex, Stillorgan.  

Junior Infants went bowling on Friday, the 14th of November while Senior Infants to 6th class went bowling on Thursday, the 20th of November.  It was a fantastic experience and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

A huge thank you to Lorraine Mayland and all the staff in Leisureplex for having been so accommodating to all of our staff and students.  

Halloween Walk

As tradition would have it, every pupil and teacher in Oatlands dressed up and took part in our annual Halloween Walk On Friday, the 24th of October.  We walked from the school to the shopping centre and paraded around the centre for everyone to see.  This year we decided to raise funds for a very worthy cause - Habitat for Humanity for Zambia.  We raised approximately €461.  Thank you to everyone who made a donation.  Thanks also to our 5th and 6th classes who assisted with the Junior and Senior Infants on the day.  As you can see, we all had a great day. 

Cycling Safety Workshops

Cycling Safety Workshops have been organised by An Taisce in conjunction with the Green Schools Programme and are currently taking place every Friday here in Oatlands.  It is run by the Dublin School of Cycling Safety, it is held for one hour a week over 6 weeks and is conducted on the grounds of the school.  Children from 5th and 6th class are taking part.

Oatlands Primary launches new school website

Welcome to our brand new school website! 

Our completely revamped site is a big step forward, streamlining the way we can get information to parents and post the most recent school events, news and policies.

We are really excited to see how our new website will help us to better serve the needs of our students.

One of the most impressive things is that the website is built on the same internet platform used by the Louvre museum, the White House, Oxfam International, Harvard University and MTV UK.  

School reopens 28 August 2014

School reopens Thursday 28th of August 8:50 fo Senior Infants to 6th class
Monday 1st of September for Junior Infants

School book rental

School book rental covers all books including workbooks.    
The online payment using EduBills will be our preferred method of payment as this will greatly reduce staff administration time and security at handling cash as well as being convenient for parents.     

Please click here to find out more details about the online payment.

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