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  • Title: Sacred Heart School
    Descriptive info: .. Sacred Heart School.. Go to content.. Main menu:.. Home Page.. Our School.. History and Ethos.. School Profile.. Information and Communication Technology.. School Projects.. School Garden.. Fit Factor.. Incredible Edibles.. FÍS.. Discover Primary Science.. Green Schools.. Co-operation is Cool.. Empowering Minds.. School Activities.. Sport in School.. School Band.. Students' Work.. Stories.. Scéalta Ghaeilge.. Visiting the Ducks.. Celebrations.. St Patricks Day.. The Digital Schools  ...   close to the centre of Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland.. There are over three hundred and fifty children attending our school.. Mr.. Hickey is our Principal.. School closes for the summer on June 29th.. School reopens on September 3rd.. |.. Site Map.. Sacred Heart Primary School, Church Avenue, Portlaoise, County Laois.. Tel.. (057) 8621904.. preshart.. ias@eircom.. net.. Back to content.. Back to main menu..

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  • Title: History and Ethos
    Descriptive info: On July 3rd 1825, Srs.. Magdalen Breen, de Chantal Wilmerding and Angela Mooney founded the Presentation Convent, Portlaoise beside the new Parish Church, which had just been completed.. The new church had cellars which were used as the first classrooms.. The Sisters managed to make them comfortable for 216 girls who flocked to them on the first day of school at the end of August.. These girls came from the town and the country..  ...   olds were admitted.. The school was not finished until 1844.. Mission Statement.. Sacred Heart School is a Christian community encouraging children to attain their full potential.. We in Sacred Heart School are a Christian Community involving pupils, parents, teachers and management.. We are supported by the Presentation Congregation, our Local Community, Trustees and the Department of Education.. We implement the Christian ethos of the school leading the pupil to discover and own rich resources..

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  • Title: School Profile
    Descriptive info: There are over 300 pupils, attending Sacred Heart School.. Boys and girls attend from Junior Infants to First Class.. After completing first class the boys go to St.. Paul s National School.. Girls only attend from Second to Sixth classes.. School Uniform.. Boys.. grey trousers.. white shirt.. green v-neck jumper.. green tie.. black shoes.. Girls.. navy and wine kilt.. green round neck jumper.. white shirt.. We also have a school tracksuit consisting of a navy pants and light blue and navy top.. Timetable.. School begins at 8.. 50am.. Lunchtime 12.. 30 - 1.. 00pm.. Junior and Senior Infants finish at 1.. 30pm.. 1st to 6th classes finish at 2.. Curriculum.. Our school curriculum is based on the full and harmonious development of the child with due attention to individual differences.. Education in Sacred Heart School emphasises the central position of the individual child and we promote a curriculum related to the child s needs and interests.. In Sacred Heart School we are conscious of each child s self-esteem.. We are particularly aware of this with children who are socially and educationally disadvantaged.. We cater for children from the travelling community as well as children from a large range of multi-cultural groups now resident in  ...   class performances, to view projects and for other activities.. An active Parent s Council exists in Sacred Heart School.. This ensures that parents are given the opportunity to contribute and participate in the life of our school.. The Parent Council are involved in fund-raising, hospitality and promoting pupil welfare within the school.. It contributes substantially to a variety of pupil-centred activities.. The presence of the Parent s Council helps to encourage an active partnership and positive relationship between school and home.. An Annual General Meeting is held each year at which the Parents committee is elected.. Meetings of the Parent Council are held monthly.. The Principal and a staff member attend these meetings.. Code of Discipline.. Our policy in Sacred Heart School is to approach discipline as positively as possible.. We have a Code of Discipline combining firmness with fairness while encouraging responsibility and self-discipline.. A copy of the code of conduct is given to parents at the beginning of the school year for discussion with their children.. Parents are requested to sign the Code of Discipline when they have read it and discussed it with their children.. The Code of Discipline is also discussed in class with pupils at the beginning of each year..

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  • Title: Information and Communication Technology
    Descriptive info: Information and Communication technology plays an important role in Sacred Heart School both as a teaching and learning aid.. We have a dedicated computer room with sixteen networked PCs.. Each classroom has its own networked computer also.. We also have Broadband Internet access supported by the Department of Education and Science.. Each class has twice weekly access to the computer room where they engage in a variety of activities designed to support and enhance learning in the classroom.. Students are also given an opportunity to partipate in ICT related projects including the FÍS Project, Empowering Minds and Co-operation is Cool..

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  • Title: School Garden
    Descriptive info: The Laois Rose Opens Sacred Heart School Garden.. On Tuesday 22 June in blissful sunshine, the Laois Rose, Ms Bernadette Ryan performed the opening of the school garden in Sacred Heart School, Portlaoise.. To tumultuous applause from the children and staff of the school, Bernadette cut the ribbon on the new school garden.. Part of the grounds of the Presentation Convent, the area for the garden was generously leased to the school by the Presentation Sisters, to restore and maintain.. The School Garden project arose as a result of the Fifth Class winning 1200 in the Incredible Edibles project last year.. The prize money was put towards developing the school garden.. An ongoing project, involving all of the children in the school, the garden to date contains a beautiful lawn, apple trees, rose bushes and a fruit and vegetable patch created and maintained under the watchful eye of local landscape gardener, Mark Sherlock.. Classes can regularly be seen  ...   , the resident scarecrow, who is soon to be joined by her extended family, keeps a watchful eye over all the fruit and vegetables.. To celebrate the opening of the garden, a Rose Ball was held.. All the children dressed up for the occasion, the girls wearing ballgowns and summer dresses, their escorts looked very suave in suits and jackets! They carried paper roses or wore sashes, tiaras and rose headbands that they had made in school in preparation for the special occasion.. There was plenty of competition for Bernadette Ryan, the Laois Rose! The Ball began with a parade in the garden.. The children from Fifth Class performed La Vinca an Italian folk dance for the assembled audience.. The school band, accompanied by Mrs Anne Whelan and Ms Orla Coughlan, entertained with their renditions of The Rose of Tralee and You are my sunshine.. First class also sang the Rose of Tralee especially for the Laois Rose..

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  • Title: Fit Factor
    Descriptive info: Our Fit Factor Experience.. Our class, Fourth class was chosen to do the Fit Factor project in our school.. We were so excited to take part in it as it sounded like so much fun.. As you can imagine all 37 children in our class couldn t wait to get started with our project of getting fit and eating healthy.. This was an enjoyable project from the beginning  ...   sad to see it end.. Our class embraced this project with huge enthusiasm.. WAS OUR PROJECT A SUCCESS?.. Our answer to that is a DEFINITE YES.. It wasn t the final product we realised that proved if our project was a success but the learning experience throughout our incredible time.. Our folder is all we need to prove to you that yes, our project was a HUGE success!!!..

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  • Title: Incredible Edibles
    Descriptive info: Agriaware Incredible Edibles Project.. Fourth Class children in Sacred Heart School, Portlaoise have been awarded first place for their participation in the Incredible Edibles project organised nationally by Agriaware.. This project involved 2500 schools and over.. 120000.. children.. Their prize included 1200 towards the creation of a school garden and a visit from the Agriaware Mobile Farm to the school.. The children have been participating in the project since February.. The project involved growing 5 fruit and vegetables including lettuce, cabbage, potato, strawberry and scallion.. The children maintained a growth diary and participated in lots of additional activities including soil analysis, cookery, art, film making, creative writing, science,  ...   fruit and veg has changed for the better.. The children attended an awards ceremony in UCD on Thursday 25th June, hosted by Darragh McCollough of Ear to the Ground fame, attended by Mairead Lavery, Chairman of Agriaware and Minister of State for Food and Horticulture, Trevor Sargent TD.. The children were treated to a fabulous ceremony, entertainment was provided by each class and a wide range of incredibly healthy and tasty food was provided for all.. The Incredible girls from Fourth Class attend the Awards Ceremony in UCD.. Have a look at our school garden created with the help of the money we won in the Incredible Edibles project..

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  • Title: FÍS
    Descriptive info: Sacred Heart School was accepted to participate in the FIS Film in Schools project for Primary Schools in 2005.. This is a three year film study and film-making project where primary school children study aspects of the film-making process and participate in making their own films.. Five schools from each of ten Education Centres around the country were chosen to be part of the project.. It is intended that the classes plan script, storyboard, act in, film and edit one or two five minute films each school year for the duration of the project.. At the end of each year the participating schools in each area get together for a local screening of their films.. The Laois screening held in the local cinema is organised by the ICT advisor in the Laois Education Centre, Mr.. Jim Enright.. In 2009 the children from sixth and fourth classes entered the project.. Sixth Class with the help of their teacher and the school principal made a film entitled Old Joe.. This film follows the life of a homeless man as he travels the roads from town to town.. The film won an award for Best Camera  ...   Penguin was shown in the Storm Cinema, Portlaoise on 23rd May 2007 at the Laois Education Centre Regional Awards Show.. It received an award for Best Cinematography and was nominated to represent the Laois Education Centre region in the All Ireland Fis Awards show at the Helix, Dublin in October 2007 where it won the award for Best Animation.. Here we are in the Helix receiving our award.. Aonghus McNally was the Master of Ceremonies for the day.. In 2005 students from fifth class participated in the FIS project for the first time and made two films On the Road to Green and Rumplestiltskin.. Fifth class students also made two films in 2006 entitled Remember Me and Pretty Pressed Flowers.. Our film Remember Me was selected for showing at the Helix in Dublin in October 2006.. We were presented with an award for Best Acting from the Minister for Education and Science, Ms Mary Hanafin.. Here we are in the Helix.. As you can see from the photographs below we had a great day.. Click on a film title to read about it!.. On the Road to Green.. Rumplestiltskin.. Remember Me.. Pretty Pressed Flowers..

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  • Title: Discover Primary Science
    Descriptive info: In 2010 we received the Discover Primary Science and Maths award for the fourth time.. We linked many of our science activities to the Green School programme.. We had three visitors to the school - a geologist, a water engineer and a nurse.. Science is a very popular subject in our school.. We also achieved the 2008 Discover Primary Science Award.. We did a lot of work to achieve it.. Children from fourth and fifth classes visited Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park, a designated Discover Primary Science centre, as part of the programme.. All the children were involved in lots of different science experiments and activities.. They recorded their experiments using digital cameras and the computer.. Click on a thumbnail below to enlarge an image.. This object require JavaScript enabled.. Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park.. We are delighted to have received the 2007 Discover Primary Science Award of Excellence.. Children from second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth classes participated in the programme along with their teachers.. They carried out lots  ...   the school.. They particiapted in lots of experiments on the day and were given lots of treats.. 2006 was the first year that Sacred Heart School participated in the Discover Primary Science Award of Excellence scheme.. Students from third, fourth, fifth and sixth classes participated in the scheme.. There are four steps in the programme.. Step one involves completing six prescribed science activities from the primary science manual.. Step two comprises a visit to a designated science centre or a school visit by a scientist.. Third and fourth classes opted to visit the Japanese Gardens and the National stud.. Fifth and sixth classes invited two scientists to speak to them, a laboratory technician and a post-primary school science teacher.. An in-school science exhibition was held in school to complete step three of the programme.. Students, parents and guests attended the exhibition.. Step four of the Discover Primary School programme involved completion of a variety of other science activities.. The photographs below show some of the Discover Primary Science experiments in action..

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  • Title: Green Schools
    Descriptive info: Green School Theme 2008-2010.. Water.. Water awareness and water conservation are the theme of our green schools programme for 2008 - 2010.. We have a an action plan under way and prepared for our action day on November 13th 2009.. As part of our water programme we have sent home information leaflets on water conservation to every family.. We undertook a big playshed painting project based on the theme of water.. Our mural contains a rainbow, a large tap, a mermaid, an octopus, a whale amd many more interesting water creatures.. Our assessment day took place on Thursday 19th November 2009 and we are delighted to announce that we were awarded our third green flag.. Des, Mrs Tansey and Mrs Griffin collected the Green flag in Dublin.. Click.. here.. to look at our action plan.. Green Flag Raising Ceremony.. Eanna Ni Lamhna, President of An Taisce, raised the Green Flag in Sacred Heart School, Church Avenue, Portlaoise on Monday 26 April 2010.. This is Eanna Ni Lamhna s third visit to Sacred Heart School as she already was a guest at the school s previous two flag raising ceremonies.. The school is delighted to have achieved their third green flag.. This flag is for achievement in water conservation and awareness.. Eanna was entertained by the school band.. To celebrate the Green Flag raising day Eanna  ...   part of the Green School Programme.. We undertook to raise our awareness of the environment and to learn how to look after our local area.. The first theme of the Green Schools programme is Litter and Waste management.. We elected a Green Schools committee to co-ordinate and monitor the Green Schools Programme in school.. We were awarded our first Green Flag in 2006.. Our Green Flag Raising ceremony took place on the 14.. th.. June 2006.. Eanna Ni Leamhna, President of An Taisce was our special guest at our flag raising ceremony.. Des, our caretaker and some of the children raised the Green Flag.. We received our second green flag in February 2008 and once again Éanna Ní Lamhna helped us to raise it on Earth Day, April 22.. Green Energy Code.. In Sacred Heart School,.. Please do it right,.. Turn off the light.. If you re in doubt,.. Ask an adult to plug it out,.. And keep your eye on Standby.. We held a competition among the students to write a Green Code for our school.. On the 17th January 2008 we held our Green Schools Energy Action Day.. We had a great day.. We made a film of the day and took lots of pictures.. Have a look at the pictures below.. Press play to view photographs from our.. Green Schools Action Day!..

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  • Title: Co-operation is Cool
    Descriptive info: The Co-operation is Cool project is organised by the Laois Education Centre in conjunction with Glanbia.. The project is for senior primary and post-primary school.. Students participate in a co-operative project in school.. Six student representatives present their school's project in the Laois Education Centre where they are adjudicated on.. This year students from fourth class represented Sacred Heart School in the Co-operation is  ...   Factor illustrated the activities undertaken by the class to learn about and improve their fitness and health through nutrition, sport and fitness.. Our project was runner up in the awards for primary schools and we received a digital camera for school.. Katie, Sarah, Jessica, Maeve, Emma and Jessica represent Sacred Heart School at the Co-operation is Cool exhibition evening held in the Laois Education Centre..

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