Thursday 1st of March is World Book Day.
With the red weather warning in place, it’s a great opportunity to head indoors and read a good book.
Chat about your favourite book to your family, read a book to your teddy or your pet. Books are fun – enjoy reading!
Credit Union Art Competition Winners!
Team Hope Christmas boxes 2017.
Our 5th and 6th class pupils filled shoe boxes to help the Team Hope Christmas Appeal. Our pupils were proud to hand over their beautifully presented boxes and they are hopeful that they make Christmas extra special for children less fortunate than themselves this year.
Science Week 13th – 17th November 2017.
Our pupils really enjoyed Science Week. Our junior classes paired up with our senior classes. Many of them worked in small station settings together. They had lots of fun carrying out some weird and wonderful experiments!!
Please click here to see some of the wonderful activities that took place throughout the school for Science Week.
Maths Week took place in our school from 16th – 20th October 2017.
Our pupils put on their thinking caps and had fun participating in extra challenges during the week. The junior classes really enjoying estimating how many sweets were packed into Mrs Molamphy’s special sweet jar!
October is ‘Yard Games Month’ in The Harold!!!
We run our Yard Games Programme throughout the school for the month of October. This programme has been very successful in helping our pupils become more comfortable at yard time. Our older pupils engage in peer teaching – they work in small group settings and they teach our younger pupils new and exciting games to play at yard time. There is an emphasis placed on fair play, turn taking and being kind to others. Strategies to help decision making in games are also taught. Our pupils really enjoy this initiative. Aside from the many benefits listed above, it also provides a great opportunity for our pupils to get out in the fresh air and most importantly, to get active!
September was a very busy month in The Harold!
We celebrated Friendship Week.
We celebrated Healthy Eating Week.
Our Junior Infants even had fun with healthy food – didn’t they do well!
Our 6th Class pupils began their Cycling Workshops.
We were busy during the summer holidays!
Take a peep at our new furniture and our colourful new markings in the yard. A fantastic Story Chair and a Stage have arrived too!! A huge thanks to the Parent’s Association for all its hard work on this project and to the Board of Management for its support.
Our School Garden
The newly designed School Garden was re-opened on Wednesday 28th June. Thank you to Onja and all the parents who have worked so hard with our pupils on this project. We are delighted with the results. Please click on the link below to view more photos.
The Harold was in Bloom on Bloomsday!
The Harold School ‘Sport for All Days’ ……. 12th & 13th June 2017.
Our Sport for All Days were a great success this year. Participation was at an all time high due to the new format. The children had a chance to participate in fun sports activities at the school grounds. They also travelled up to Cuala field where they competed in running races, relay races and a broad selection of novelty races. We have received some very positive feedback from our pupils on the new format. Great fun was had by all.
A huge thanks to all our staff and to our 6th class pupils for their hard work on the days. Thanks to our parents for their support of this new initiative.
Click on this link to few some photos : Sports for All Days.
Orienteering on Killiney Hill
Our 5th and 6th Class pupils particpated in an exciting Orienteering event on Killiney Hill on the 15th of June. It was a wonderful opportunity for our senior pupils and all participants have had nothing but praise for the event. The event was a great opportunity to promote the Outdoor and Adventure strand of the P.E curriculum. It was a great team building exercise for our pupils and an opportunity to develop skills such as problem solving, map reading, team strategies and athleticism in a real life setting! Thanks to all the teachers and parents who were involved on the day – this event couldn’t have gone ahead without their support.
Please click on this link to view photos : Orienteering on Killiney Hill
The Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme is running during the month of May in ourschool.It is great to see so many of our pupils eating healthy fruit and vegetables.
If you would like to find out more about the Food Dudes programme, click below.
NATIONAL ACTIVE SCHOOL WEEK 2017
The pupils and staff of The Harold got really active during
National Active School Week from 24th – 28th April.
We had the pleasure of welcoming local Olympic silver medalist, Annalise Murphy, to The Harold recently. Annalise addressed our assembly and gave our pupils a very inspirational speech about her path to olympic success. Annalise was very friendly and down to earth – she spent some time meeting our pupils, chatting about sailing and posing for photographs!
Annalise met our Active School Committee.(above)
Annalise Murphy and An Cathaoirleach of dlr, Cllr Cormac Devlin with our Credit Union Quiz Team.
We celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge in style this year!
Bhí na ranganna go léir an-ghnóthach i rith na seachtaine. Bhí ár bpáistí ag labhairt Gaeilge, chan siad amhráin agus bhí siad go léir ag damhsa sa chlós ag an gcéilí mór.
Ghlac gach duine páirt i dtaispeáintais sa halla freisin.
Seachtain thar barr a bhí ann!
Our Active School Committee
Our Credit Union Quiz Team.
The Harold Active School Mascot – well done Ella Harford on winning our competition to design an Active School Mascot – You did a great job! Watch out for images of ‘Tapa the Tiger’ around our school – Tapa will remind us to keep active as Béarla agus as Gaeilge mar – is feidir le Tapa Gaeilge a labhairt freisin!!!
Open Day Book (Prospectus) 2017-2018
The object of this prospectus is to provide parents with a brief and general introduction to our school. We hope that it will give you some insights into life at The Harold School.
Click here to download Open Day Book (Prospectus) 2017