General School News Blog
March 21, 2012
This year our school took part in Shave or Dye 2012 in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and co-organised by TodayFM radio. Students from 1st year to 5th year took part on Thursday, 8th March (also the festival of Purim). People dyed their hair all different colours ranging from blue to red to green to gold... All students who took part and signed up, received a t-shirt from Today FM and a sponsorship pack. We raised approximately €460. (Click on thumbnails to open an enlarged version of photo. ))
Tim Cullen (3rd Year)
On Thursday the 8th of March the school participated in Today FMs Shave or Dye. This charity event was taking place in order to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society. This fit into the Jewish holiday Purim, as it is a custom to dress up and disguise ourselves as others.
For the day, all years dyed their hair in bright quirky colours. People dyed their hair with colours such as electric blue, fiery red, luscious purples, earthy greens and sunny yellows. This was an memorable day as there was a great atmosphere throughout the school when we all came as one to commemorate and support those who suffer from cancer. As a school we raised money to contribute to the Irish Cancer Society. We hope our contribution made a slight improvement to the lives of those it affects.
3rd Year Jewish Studies students
[Photos: Ms. O'Kelly, Jorden Bukspan]
February 6, 2012
A variety of events and activities are being planned for World Book Day on Thursday, 1st March. There will be the Bring A Book, Buy A Book sale, a display of favourite childhood books in the Library, quizzes at Form Time and a Treasure Hunt in the Library, as well as art activities. Watch for posters around the school!
There is a World Book Day app which you can download from the App Store from 23rd February. This brand new App features exclusive new short stories from Malorie Blackman, Neil Gaiman, Charlie Higson, Anthony Horowitz, Sophie McKenzie and Rachel Vincent!
Ms. O'Kelly needs your help - bring in your favourite childhood book (with your name on it) so that it can be displayed in the Library. If you have books that you no longer want, then bring them in for the Bring A Book, Buy A Book sale in aid of St. Michael's House. Ms. O'Kelly will collect all the books.
February 6, 2012
Stratford College and Stratford National School have just published a joint newsletter. It will be published once a term throughout the academic year. It will be posted to parents/guardians. You can also look at it in PDF format.
February 2, 2012
During the summer of 2011 the basketball courts were resurfaced. Now you can watch the step-by-step process of the courts being transformed by going to the Fitness Functions website. It took six days to resurface the courts. What a difference! (Click on thumbnail to open an enlarged version of image.)
January 26, 2012
Safer Internet Day (Tuesday, 7th February) is part of a global drive to promote a safer Internet for all users, especially young people. This year's theme is "Connecting generations and educating each other". The National Parents Council (www.npccc.ie) website has an article about Safer Internet Day events 2012. Also keep an eye on www.webwise.ie for Safer Internet Day events.
There is a Safer Internet Day website, www.saferinternetday.org which has interesting resources including summaries on how understand social network site privacy settings, e.g. Facebook's Timeline app.