Active Schools Programme

For the past 6 weeks, boys from the 6th Classes have been working with pupils from our junior classes to provide meaningful physical activities during the recreation periods. The programme has been devised by Niall Mc Guirk, Sports Development Officer with Fingal County Council. In addition to facilitating an  induction programme for the trainees, Niall has  also provided equipment and sourced very nice jackets so that the coaches are easily identifiable. We are very grateful to Niall and to Fingal County for working with the boys and we are looking forward to implementing the programme. The jackets were presented this morning at an Assembly for pupils from 6th Class. We think that the boys look great in their new jackets.

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Mathletics

The response to the Mathletics program has been very good. The pupils will be able to access the program at school or from home until the end of November 2015. There is still an opportunity for pupils to avail of the program and all that  is required is to send €6 to the class teacher.

Tusla Child and Family Agency – Fostering Campaign

Dublin North City is delighted to announce that it is running a  local foster carer recruitment campaign. The aim of this campaign is to increase our pool of foster carers locally in order to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of children & young people of all ages in our area. Dublin North City has a high proportion of children in care and there has always been a difficulty in recruiting carers in the locality.  The best place for children in care is in a foster placement close to their own community, but due to the shortage of local foster families, children have to be placed through private fostering agencies.  As a result, children can be placed outside of Dublin, some as far as Cork and Donegal, removing them from their communities, friendships, schools and extended families. A key focus of the campaign is to broaden the diversity of our pool of foster carers, so that we can meet the needs of all children in care within their own communities.  We want to communicate that you can apply to be assessed as a foster carer regardless of nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability status or whether you are already a parent.    IF you have an interest in fostering please contact us on our website www.fostering.ieor at the Social Work Department, Ballymun Civic Centre/Parkhouse on 01-8467235/01-8692700. We will be holding an information evening Tuesday 25thNovember at 7pm in Ballymun Civic Offices