In School Activities

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.


G.A.A

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.


Cycling

The children in fifth class have been learning to cycle safely both in our yard and around the local community. They are getting way more comfortable using a bike safely and are really enjoying the lessons.

Playtime

Children learning and interacting through structured imaginative play through the means of Aistear play areas, computer stations, polydron construction, toys, puzzles, ego and conversation stations in a sociable relaxed environment.


Green Schools

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.

Our Green School Committee


 


Drama

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……

Look at our Giant!


Music

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.

Our teachers make music fun!

 


Rugby

The children from 3rd-6th take part in Rugby lessons each week. They really enjoy it and have been improving their skills.

 

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.

 


Student Council

We are delighted to announce the formation of our Student Council!

Girls from 3rd – 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 Lessons

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  children 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.


Athletics in UCD 

Children 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 UCD Sports Centre.


Soccer

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.


Dance

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.

 

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