Below is a list of some of the school activities our pupils take part in.
Yoga in Stanhope Street
Our yoga teacher delivers a fun way of escaping classroom learning to enrich the holistic development of each child. In Stanhope Street Primary school we have incorporated story with yoga to explore an inclusive, mindful exploration of body movement in a unique way. Yoga for children has a huge impact on the social, emotional and physical development of the child. As a result of these benefits, the children at Stanhope Street Primary have more self-confidence, better self-esteem, develop skills to regulate their emotions so as to lead a much happier healthier life.
Children enjoying G.A.A and developing skills while embracing teamwork under the watchful eye of the coaches from our local G.A.A club St. Brendans.
Children learning and interacting through structured imaginative play through the means of Aistear play areas, computer stations, polydron construction, toys,puzzles ,lego and conversation stations in a sociable relaxed environment.
We are a green school. We have applied for our first green flag this year. The theme is litter and waste. We have litter free classrooms, yard and street. We encourage recycling of paper, plastic , batteries and stamps.We are promoting healthy eating and no waste of food.
The Computer Room
Welcome to our Computer Room. It has a wireless internet system and is equipped with 25 laptops and 10 I Pads. The Computer Room not only enhances ICT skills but supports numeracy and literacy skills.
Every child from Junior Infants to Sixth Class has access to the Computer Room.
In our school we like to foster the complete development of all pupils. Our children experience drama in the classroom with their teachers as well as focused weekly drama sessions with an external highly competent drama instructor.
We use drama to increase self-confidence, help concentration and cooperation, foster oral language skills, develop emotional intelligence, practise good communication skills, cultivate friendships and most of all to have fun. Have a look……
Music plays a special role in our school. Children are provided with the opportunity to learn various instruments, take class recorder lessons, join the school band and sing in the school choir. Both class teachers and outside professionals facilitate these musical activities during the school day.
We are very lucky to have such an amazing school band! Children from 3rd – 6th Class are encouraged to join our band. Children take group instrument lessons weekly.
We play a wide range of instruments in our band, including:
The children in our school enjoy learning how to play chess. This really improves concentration levels and improves problem-solving strategies.
Art Classes with Mr Scully
Mr Scully teaches the children in Stanhope Street to develop their artistic abilities through drawing and use of pastels. The children enjoy his relaxed approach to teaching and the sense of calm and enlightenment they experience during his art classes.
We are delighted to announce the formation of our new Student Council!
Girls from 4th – 6th class were invited to run for election to the student council. They prepared their manifestos and canvassed during the school elections. The newly formed council are enthusiastic and eager to be proactive in the development and betterment of their school community.
Swimming is a skill for life; that is why girls from third to fifth class attend swimming lessons in a 25-metre swimming pool only a short distance from the school at Inspire Fitness, Cabra. The lessons are taught by qualified lifeguards and are designed to improve each individuals swimming ability at their own pace.
Cross Country Running
A team of girls from third class to sixth annually enter the Parkside Schools Cross country competition. These are held in John Paul Park, Cabra, and always prove to be a fun and rewarding day.
Girls from our 3rd to 6th classes are afforded the opportunity to try out for, and represent their school in various athletics events along with other primary schools in the Dublin region at the Morton Stadium in Santry.
Ian Hill, the Football Development Officer at the FAI, gives our children a positive introduction to sport by teaching high quality football skills in a friendly, fun, pressure-free environment.
We are very lucky to have a dance teacher visit us every week in Stanhope Street. Clare teaches dance to all class levels. Sometimes we have lessons in the hall or sometimes they are live on Zoom in our classrooms! Either way, the children always enjoy this fun way of exercising and keeping active.