Scoil Ide

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Our School
Scoil Íde is a Presentation Girls' Primary School with boys in the junior classes, We are a Catholic School, founded in 1969. We are located on New Road in Clondalkin village approximately 12km from Dublin city centre. Have a look through our website to learn more about our school.

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Active/Wellbeing Week 14th-18th June
This week is Active/Wellbeing Week in Scoil Íde. The staff and students will be taking part in a variety of events this week, with our main aim being that all the children have fun and are active throughout the week. We have tag rugby, Irish dancing, soccer, yoga, athletics and many more games happening and that's all before Sports Day on Friday.
The children can wear their PE tracksuit or school shorts and runners all this week. We would like to remind parents to ensure yoru child has extra drinks this week to keep them hydrated and that they stay sun safe with suncream and sun hats.
Check back later in the week to see our Active/Wellbeing Week gallery.

Booklists 2021/2022 Now Available
Please click on the image below to access the 2021/2022 booklists.

June Bank Holiday School Closure
A reminder to all parents, guardians and pupils that Scoil Ide will be closed on Monday 7th June for the June Bank Holiday. The school will re-open again on Tuesday 8th May.

Anti-Bullying Week (17-21st May 2021)
This week in Scoil Ide we are celebrating Anti-Bullying Week. Our junior pupils are focusing on the theme of "Friendship and Inclusion" while our senior pupils will explore the theme of "Bullying and How to Address Bullying". The children will be taking part in lots of fun and engaging activites, having visits from guest speakers and reflecting on how we can continue to strive to make Scoil Ide a safe, inclusive, caring environment.  Check back during the week so see our Anti-Bullying Week Gallery displaying all the hard work the pupils ahve been involved in.
Remeber if you are being bullied or you witness someone being bullied tell a trusted adult straight away!

Our Changing Skyline
With the commencement of construction on the neighbouring Convent grounds our skyline is about to change forever. Thank you to Ms. Keane for this beautiful picture of the current view from our school yard at night.

Happy Eid Mubarak
Happy Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim families in Scoil Ide.

May Bank Holiday School Closure
A reminder to all parents, guardians and pupils that Scoil Ide will be closed on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th May for the May Bank Holiday. The school will re-open again on Wednesday 5th May.

School Calendar Sept 2021-June 2022
Next year's school calendar is now available by clicking on the image below. The current school calendar is available in our main menu under "Calendar".

Welcome Back
The staff of Scoil Ide would like to welcome back our entire school community as we enter the final school term. We are all looking forward to a term filled with learning, laughter, exploration and fun! Let's stay safe and remember to follow all our Covid-19 protocols to ensure Scoil Ide is a safe and happy place for everyone this term.

Happy Easter
The staff of Scoil Ide would like to wish our entire school community a very Happy Easter. This has been a very challenging term and we would like to thank everyone for their continued support and co-operation.  We are all looking forward to a safe, peaceful, restful break...filled with chocolate! We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday 12th April.
Best wishes and stay safe,
The Scoil Ide Team

Easter Holiday Finishing Times Friday 26th March 2021
Junior and Senior Infants: 11:40
1 st to 6th A-G: 11:50
1 st to 6th H-N: 12:00
1 st to 6th O-Z: 12:10
Covid -19 Information
In these ever evolving times, our highest priority at Scoil Íde will be keeping our pupils, parents & staff safe and informed. We will always follow Public Health advice as well as any guidance from the Department of Education & Skills. In line with that, our website has a new Covid-19 section where parents can access important information in relation to policies, procedures and measures brought in to protect us all during these uncertain times. This information will be reviewed, revised and updated as information becomes available to us.

This information can be accessed in 2 ways:
1. By clicking on the Covid-19  image below
2. By clicking on the menu icon on our homepage and selecting Covid-19 Information

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Scoil Íde Opening Hours;
Infant Classes: 8:50-1:30 Monday to Friday.
1st – 6th Classes: 8:50-2:30 Monday to Friday
Secretary’s Hours: 8:50-2:00 Monday to Friday

*Please note these times are subject to change during the Covid-19 Pandemic.*
What's Happening in Scoil Íde?
Active and Wellbeing Week 2021
This week we are celebrating Active and Wellbeing Week. The children have been having a fantatsic time taking part in soccer workshops, tag rugby blitz and our cycling and scooter event "Tour de Scoil Íde". Check out all the photos and videos of what's been going on below.
School Tour Time
It's that time of year again-school tour time! Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines, we havn't been able to take part in our usual school tour scheduele. But that hasn't stopped us in Scoil Íde! The children have been having great fun getting out and about locally and enjoying lots of fresh air, sunshine and sometimes pizza with their classmates. Have a look at our gallery to see what classes have been getting up to.
Cruinniú na nÓg Kite Workshop
Room 7 took part in a a kite workshop yesterday with Cruinniú na nÓg and Go Fly Your Kite. The children designed and built the kites by themselves! It was great fun and the kites turned out so well. Now all they need to do is practice flying them! Check out the photos and videos along side this post to see how they got on.
Story Telling With Niall de Búrca
On Wednesday the 9th June, Niall de Búrca visited Scoil Íde to entertain everyone with some fantatsic stories.There was lots of fun and laughter to be had by all.
Amazing Art
Check out our gallery to see some examples of artwork from around Scoil Ide. We think you'll agree we have some extemely talented young people in our school.
Can you see your art work in the gallery?
6th class hoodies
Congratulations to our 6th class pupils who recieved their commerative hoodies this week. Thank you to Ms.Doherty for orgainisng the designing and ordering of the hoodies and to the BOM for sponsoring the hoodies. We hope the girls will keep these hoodies for a long time and wear them with pride as a momento of their time with us in Scoil Íde.
Anti-Bullying Week 17th -21st May
This week in Scoil Ide we are celebrating Anti-Bullying Week. Our junior pupils are focusing on the theme of "Friendship and Inclusion" while our senior pupils will explore the theme of "Bullying and How to Address Bullying". The children will be taking part in lots of fun and engaging activites, having visits from guest speakers and reflecting on how we can continue to strive to make Scoil Ide a safe, inclusive, caring environment.  
In this gallery you can see:
  • Our Anti-Bullying Tree and messages of kidness.
  • Junior Infants Rm 2 have been very busy learning about friendship, what is freindly and unfriendly behaviuor when you are with your friends and that we are all different and special in our own way.
  • Junior Infants Rm 1 and Rm 2 made Frienship Bracelets from starws and string.
  • 1st class Rm 7 designed their own bright, beautiful Friendship Bracelets
  • 4th class winning Anti-Bullying Posters by Millie and Lojy
  • 5th class winning Anti-Bullying Posters by Fatima and Sina
  • 3rd/4th class Anti-Bullying Decorative Door art
  • 4th/5th class Anti-Bullying Decorative Door art
  • 6th class taking part in a Cyber Safety seminar with Garda Gavin and road testing the Garda uniform.
Remeber if you are being bullied or you witness someone being bullied tell a trusted adult straight away!
Busy Breaks
With the weather improving and keeping with our active school ethos, classes will have the opportunity to improve their fitness levels and develop basic primary movements, like catching, skipping and throwing every week. The children are really enjoying their Busy Breaks and its great to see everyone having fun and getting involved.
Tag Rugby
Tag rugby has kicked off in Scoil Íde for another year. 4th, 5th and 6th class will be taking part in a 5 week long programme provided by Leinster Rugby. A huge thank you to our coach Rob Mullen and to St. Joseph's BNS for the use of their pitch. Who knows maybe we  have future Women's Six Nations players among our talneted senior classes?
Fundraising for LauraLynn:
Ruby from 6th class is currently raising funds for the LauraLynn charity. Ruby is planting and  selling sunflowers in an effort to raise funds. She chose the LauraLynn charity, because it a charity  that is very close to her heart. Her sunflower pots are €5 and Scoil Ide are supporting her with  this initiative.  We are also holding a non uniform day on Friday 30th April. Each child can dress up in sunflower colours and will donate €2 to support Ruby in her fundraising!
Well done Ruby; you are an inspiration. We are all very proud of you!!

UPDATE: The Staff and pupils of Scoil Ide raised €665.71 for Ruby's Sunflower Challenge! Well done everyone!   
Earth Day
Earth day takes place every year on 22nd April. It was first celebrated in 1970. Every year, people in over 193 countries come together to celebrate our Earth and raise awarenwss about climate change and how we can protect our environment.
So what can you do to become involved in Eart Day?
Here are 5 simple things you can do to help our Earth:
1. Become a Waste Warrior: Before you throw something away, think about whether it can be recycled or repurposed. You can also limit waste by reducing the amount of things you buy.
2. Plant a Tree: Researchers estimate roughly 15 billion trees in the world are cut down each year, so help offset that loss by planting a tree of your own.
3. Turn Off the Lights: Does that lamp really need to be on while the sun is out? Electricity doesn’t just happen—it has to be produced from things around us. A lot of times it comes from fossil fuels (such as coal, oil, or natural gas) that contribute to climate change. But electricity can also be made from renewable sources like wind, water, the sun, and even elephant dung! No matter where it’s coming from, try conserving electrical energy by using only what you need.
4. Limit Your Water Usage: It might seem like it’s everywhere, but clean, drinkable water is a limited resource. In fact less than one percent of the water on Earth can be used by humans. (The rest is either too salty or too difficult to access.) Turning off the tap when you brush your teeth can conserve up to eight gallons of water a day. To help save even more water, challenge yourself to take a shorter shower (but still get clean!).
5.Spread the Message: Talk to your friends and family members about what you’re doing and ask them to help. The more people do, the better off our planet will be!
Lullaby for the Earth
Ruby Maher, 12, from Co.Kildare has been chosen to represent Earth Day with her original song "Lullaby For The Earth". Its being released globally today by today.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
An coicís seo táimid ag ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Tá gach duine ag glacadh páirte i gcomórtais ealaíne, damhsa, amhránaíocht agus 10 @ 10.
This fortnight we have veen celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge. Everyone has been taking part in art competitions, dancing, singing and 10@10. You can check out our Seacthain na Gaeilge gallery to see what we've been up to
World Book 2021
World Book Day took place in Thursday 4th March this year. We celebrated in style in Scoil Ide this year both in school and at home.
Our junior students were able to celebrate in school, while our senior students celebrated online as they are still working from home. Ms.Dempsey organised a fantatsic timetab;le of events for all the staff and students including DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Time, The Masked Reader, stories and poems over the intercom, bookmark designing, book bunting creation and lots more. On Thursday, all the students in school dressed up as their favourite book character and our senior students did the same on their Zoom calls.
You can check out our Workd Book Gallery to see all the fun that was had!

Engineer's Week 2021
Engineer's Week took place around the country from 1st-5th March. Here in Scoil Ide, we celebrated by taking part in a variety of experiments both at home and in school. You can check out our amazing gallery to see what we got up to. Well done to everyone who took part. STEM is such an integral part of learning. Strong STEM skills lead to more beautiful art, more engrossing performances, and more polished productions. STEM classes develop those soft skills that so many careers need– skills like communication, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and data analysis
Lockdown Learning Gallery
All the boys and girls in Scoil Íde are very busy at home during Lockdown. We believe it is very important to showcase the work of our very talented students whenever we can. Therefore, we have created our own "Lockdown Learning Gallery" where everyone can come and see the amazing work our students have been producing. So remember, if you would like to see your work in the "Lockdown Learing Gallery", make sure you send your work into your teacher on Aladdin. You'd never know, it might be your picture or writing that gets put up next! We also have a selection of videos of students work just below the "Lockdown Learning Gallery"
Stay Safe Everyone!
Spring Has Sprung
While the Covid-19 pandemic continues and we all continue to stay home we are missing out on some of our favourite in school projects, like Green Schools! However, South Dublin County Council are working hard to deliver a number of Green Schools Initiatives virtually. They have sent us on a very interesting newsletter entitled "Green Times for Schools". Its packed full with ideas, competitions, stories and pictures. Click on the picture below to read the February edition. Let's see what we can do to keep Green Schools alive at home!

Safer Internet Day: Tuesday 9th February #BeKindOnline
Safer Internet Day is taking place on Tuesday 9th February this year. With our students learning online at the moment, it is the perfect time to emphasise online safety. Check out the poster below to read 5 ways we can enagage with the internet safely and with kindness.

Feast of St. Brigid, 1st February 2021
We would like to wish everyone in our school community a very Happy Feast of St. Brigid. May her virtues of wisdom and kindness guide all families and friends of Scoil Ide during these challenging times.

Feast of St.Ita, 15th January
We would like to wish everyone in our school community a very Happy Feast of St. Ita. St. Ita is the patron saint of our school and who our school is named after. You can find more infromation about St. Ita here. May her virtues of wisdom and kindness guide all families and friends of Scoil Ide during these challenging times.

An bhfaca tú an Elf?
Have you spotted our very special visitor around Scoil Íde lately? We have a new friend who has arrived from the North Pole and has starting hiding around the school. If you see him, make sure you tell your teacher. Remember to use your Gaeilge; if anyone asks you "An bhfaca tú an Elf?" you can replay "Chonaic mé an elf" if you have seem him or "Ní fhaca mé an elf" if you havn't spotted him just yet.

Christmas Art
All the students in Scoil Íde have been working very hard and showcasing their artistic talent. Check out our Chritsmas Art Gallery to see everyone's fabulous work.
Gaeilgeoir na Míosa
Gach mí buafaidh páiste amháin as gach rang Gaeilgeoir na Míosa. Beidh an bua ag an páiste a dhéanfaidh an iarracht is fearr Gaeilge a labhairt chomh fada agus is féidir. Comhgairdeas le buathóir na míosa seo.

Every month one child, from each class, will win Gaeilgeor na Míosa. The winner is the child who has made the best effort to speak Gaeilge as much as possible. Congratulations to this month's winner.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The boys and girls had a very special surprise this week when the main man in red arrived in our school. All the boys and girls had a lovely time chatting to Santa and singing him Christmas carols. Santa told us that all the students in Scoil Íde are on the Nice List and loved reading all their Santa letters. We know everyone is looking forward to Santa visiting our homes on Christmas Eve.
Réalta na Míosa
Every month a child from each class from JI-6th class is chosen as Réalta na Míosa (Star of the Month). This child could be someone who has shown great kidness towards others, has put in great effort with their work, used beautiful manners or is generally an all round nice person to be around.

During Tionól, this person receives a trophy and a certificate to bring home to show to their family and friends.

Check out our slide show, on the right, to see our latest Réalta na Míosa winners.
Click on the Réalta na Míosa tab on the sidebar to see our previous winners.
World Book Day
Happy World Book Day Everybody! We have had a fantastic time celebrating in Scoil Ide. Everyone, including the staff, made a huge effort to dress up as their favourite book character. We also transformed our classroom doors into book covers. Everyone made beautiful book thememd bunting and took part in school wide DEAR time. Thank you to Ms. Kelly for organising all the World Book Day events. It was a huge success!
As part of our ongoing commitment to our Active Flag, we are once again taking part in 10@10. Everyday we do 10 minutes of exercise at 10am in our classrooms. Every Friday the whole school comes together to do 10@10 on the yard. Mr.McCrathy choses the class and the teacher that have put the most effort in during 10@10 and they are crowned 10@10 champions for that week. Click here to try 10@10 yourself.

10@10  Class Champions
Week 1: Junior Infants Rm 2
Week 2: 5th Class Rm 10

10@10 Teacher Champions
Week 1: Ms. F McGrath
Week 2: Ms. Kelly

Pancake Fun in Scoil Ide
We celebrated Pancake or Shove Tuesday yesterday in Scoil Ide. Classes had great fun piling a variety of toppings high on their pancakes. Honey was a particular favourite. We eat pancakes on Pancake Tuesday, the day preceding Lent, because they are a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.
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Our Mission Statement
Our school is committed to the full and proper development of all aspects of the individual pupil, for personal and family life, for working life, for living in the community and for leisure. We are committed to providing the best possible environment to facilitate this development.

The ethos of our school is the core value of Scoil Íde, reflecting a caring, tolerant, catholic and multi-denominational community. We hope to achieve this through co-operation and understanding between home and school.

Scoil Ide as a Roman Catholic School (which is established in connection with the Minister for Education) aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people. The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, health and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Catholic school provides Religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith.
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