Our school Twitter page is now live. Give us a follow @NaofaScoil to keep up to date with school news and events.
We encourage all parents/guardians to utilise our Online Absence Report Form which can be found here or by clicking on the Absence Form page above. This online form replaces the need to submit a written note to your child’s teacher (traditionally known as the pink form in our school). It is a quick and easy method of notifying us when your child is absent.
If you experience any difficulty submitting the form, please contact Karen in the school office.
Our school is participating in the Digital School of Excellence initiative with other local schools. Over the next few weeks, we will be experimenting with various types of digital sensors. This week, we are testing a pressure sensor. We tested Air Pressure in class today. During our next lesson, we will measure the air pressure using a digital sensor.
The children have been getting to grips with the Bee Bots Floor Robots in our school this week. The Bee Bots are programmable floor robots which we are using to focus on computational thinking. The Bee Bots help us to work on directional language, sequencing and programming. The children have been having great fun experimenting with different activities as seen below. Well done to the 6th Class children for helping out with the activities during the week. Thanks to Michelle in Tipperary Education Centre for providing the Bee Bots on loan to our school.
We are delighted to announce that our school website has been awarded the prestigious Scoilnet Star Site Award for December. The award recognises school who embrace the web as a communication tool. Well done to the students and staff for all their work in re-vamping our school website this year. We aim to make the school website user-friendly and up to date with events in our school and community. We are very proud of ourselves. Here’s what the judging panel had to say about our website:
“Congratulations to Scoil Mochaomhóg Naofa of Two Mile Borris, Co. Tipperary for winning Scoilnet’s Star Site award!
Scoil Mochaomhóg Naofa’s website has simple design with excellent use of colour and a clean layout. The homepage contains a picture of the school building along with eight navigation tabs across the top of the page. There is also a welcome message from the school’s principal along with a links to other parts of the site and to useful websites on the right hand side of the page. We are delighted to see that Scoilnet has been included in the useful links section!
The site is contains a Latest News section which displays up to date information and events and happenings in the school in a blog style format. The posts are organised chronologically so users can scroll back through previous entries to find what they are looking for. The website also contains information on school staff and has a dedicated section on school policies. There is also an extensive section on the history of the school as well as a section for the Parent’s Association.
The school make excellent use of Google forms. Parents can fill in the digital form for absences of children and visitors to the site can also fill out a form when contacting the school. Each class in Scoil Mochaomhóg Naofa has they own section via the navigation panel on the right hand side of the homepage which provides information on activities such as the MS Readathon, visits to the library and football blitzes.
Scoil Mochaomhóg Naofa’s website is well maintained, kept up to date and is easy to navigate. The site reflects the hard work and dedication of the staff, pupils and parents and the welcoming and inclusive atmosphere within the school. Well done on winning Scoilnet’s Star Site award!”
Our school is delighted to be part of the Digital School of Excellence cluster with a number of local schools. On Thursday, 4th to 6th classes attended the launch day in the CBS Secondary School, Thurles.
The event was covered by the Tipperary Star. The article can be viewed at the link below.
Today our 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils attended the Digital Excellence funded, Project STEM in the CBS secondary school in Thurles. It was a very enjoyable visit as the children participated in Maths and Science experiments as well as witnessing a rocket launch.