GREEN SCHOOL FLAG

We were very proud to receive our first ever Green School Flag today presented to us by An Taisce at the National Green School Awards Ceremony at The Helix, DCU. Well done to everyone who worked hard for this award!

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Parent Information Evening

Wednesday, 9th November at 7.30pm

There will be an introductory talk on the Montessori method  followed by  a talk from Dr Aileen Tierney (B. Soc. Sc. from UCD; M. Soc. Sc. from UCD; PhD from Taos/Tilburg University) from the Clanwilliam Institute:

She will be talking about communication with children.

 

Speaking so children will listen, listening so that children can speak’
There will then be refreshments.
We look forward to seeing you there. Please RSVP by email.

Montessori in the Home for Children aged 0-3

“Help me to do it by myself.”

Thursday, 10 November, 2016     7:30-8:30p.m.

open to all parents

  Followed by 2 Saturday morning sessions for children under three years who are able to walk with a parent or minder in a prepared Montessori environment:

 Saturday, 12 November, 2016     10:00-11:30a.m.

 Saturday, 3 December, 2016        10:00 – 11:30a.m.

   €20/1 Saturday session or €36/both sessions

 at The Children’s House Thornhill Montessori Primary

Lower Kilmacud Rd., Stillorgan, Co. Dublin  A94 P499

 With Kate Stephens

Kate is a practiced Montessori teacher for 3-6 year olds.  She holds an AMI Assistants to Infancy Diploma, 0-3 from the Montessori Training Centre of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

 For more information contact:  Kate Stephens at:    katetgreat@gmail.com

Or Children’s House at:    info@childrenshouseschool.ie

 ‘Montessori in the Home for Children 0-3 years’
Commencing Saturday, 27th February 10 – 11.30am
at The Children’s House.
ALL WELCOME
A  programme  for 0-3 year olds who are able to walk with a parent or minder on Saturday mornings at 10 – 11.30am. These sessions will be opportunities for 0-3 year olds to carry out stimulating and age appropriate activities following Montessori principles. Parents will also be constantly learning new information and reinforcing concepts they already have.
The sessions will be:
  1. €160 for 10 sessions (each session is one and a half hours)
  2. Sign up and payment in advance is required through The Children’s House office 01 288 0417
  3. The maximum number of children will be 10
We look forward to welcoming all interested families to our 0-3 sessions.
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 COFFEE MORNING for all parents hosted by the parents of the Ms Pigot/Kivlehan’s Class next Friday, 29th January from 8.30am onwards  hope everyone can come- – if only for a few minutes and a quick cuppa!
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WELCOME BACK TO ALL OUR CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND STAFF

Some dates for your diary:

COFFEE MORNING for all parents hosted by the parents of the Senior Class next Friday, 25th September from 8.30am onwards – hope everyone can come- – if only for a few minutes and a quick cuppa!
PARENTS’ EVENING on October 8th – 7.30pm an opportunity to get together with other people in the school community, staff, parents and Board members and to hear about our goals as a school.Hope to see all parents there.

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 SENIOR CLASS BAKE-SALE IN AID OF NEPALI EARTHQUAKE

 The children of the Senior Classes 6-9 and 9-12 planned a Bake-sale to raise money for the victims of the Nepali earthquake. They baked a very special ‘Noughts and Crosses’ cake, which was auctioned off in a silent auction. Altogether they raised over €1200 to help the children of Nepal through UNICEF.

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MS READATHON TROPHY IS PRESENTED TO THE CHILDREN’S HOUSE

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Mark, an ambassador for MS Ireland, came to The Children’s House with Grogan his dog and MS Ireland representative, Mary, to present the trophy for the First Place in the Independent Schools category for most money raised! This is the third year in a row the children have won the trophy – well done!
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 FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AT THE CHILDREN’S HOUSE

Six children from The Children’s House made their First Holy Communion on May 11th. They enjoyed a lovely party with their siblings and families at the school after the ceremony:

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CONFIRMATION AT THE CHILDREN’S HOUSE

Five children from The Senior Class did their Confirmation at St.Laurence’s Church on Friday, 28th March. After a lovely service they came back to the school to have a party with their families and classmates.

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 THE CHILDREN’S HOUSE AT THE RDS PRIMARY SCIENCE FAIR

 The 9-12 Senior Class worked very hard to put together their presentation for the RDS Primary Science Fair 2014 that took place in  January at the RDS Ballsbridge.

 The name of their presentation was ‘WHICH WAY IS UP?’ and addressed such questions as ‘Is North ‘UP’?’, Optical Illusions and ‘Do Plants Respond to Gravity?’ (geotropism).

Their research was widespread and  included growing plants in different conditions, conducting surveys into optical illusions and sending questionnaires to Montessori schools in the Southern Hemisphere about how they perceive ‘UP’.

Well done to everyone who took part!

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VISITORS FROM UNICEF 

Claire McKeever and Nikita White from UNICEF  came and spoke to the Senior Class and  Extended Day students about The International Rights of the Child and the  hardships of life in Syria for children.

Our  visitors from UNICEF made a big impresssion. Well done  Conor!

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PARENTS’ EVENING – The Chairman’s Presentation

Here are some of the items presented at the Parents’ Evening on October 8th, 2015:

FROM OUR CHAIRMAN – A Brief History of The Children’s House

The Children’s House, Thornhill, on Lower Kilmacud Road was established in 1952 by Veronica Ryan, who had started a class in her home with six pupils two years earlier. She trained as a Montessori teacher at Sion Hill in Blackrock, Dublin….

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