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Back to School September 2020

After a long break from the school building, we are almost set to return to school next week. To help you to plan for the return to school, the video below will explain what the return to school will look like. We hope that the video will answer many of your questions. Above all, we are really looking forward to having you all back
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Video Call on Poverty and Homelessness

6th Class pupils have been recently learning about and discussing issues relating to poverty, famine and homelessness in the world. In Geography we have been learning about the term “Developing Countries” and looking at the causes of famine including war, drought, disease and natural disasters. We discussed a more equal sharing of the world’s wealth where richer countries could be encouraged to give greater
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Laudato Si

In 2018 Pope Francis wrote a letter saying that we need to start caring for our world. We needed to take action and reuse, reduce, recycle. The letter Pope Francis wrote was called the “Laudato Si”. This letter states that change doesn’t come to you, you need to go to it. Every bit that you reuse, reduce, recycle, counts.  As part of the Laudato
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Lamh Song: Let It Snow!

We’ll be doing this Lámh song for our Christmas Carol Service this year.

Horses Video

Our Literacy Group in The Glen were learning about Horses and we read a story about them. In the story we learned some new vocabulary about horses. We decided to write our own story about horses, but instead of writing the story down, we decided to make a movie of our story. Everyone in the group contributed to the story and we edited it
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School Features in Aistear Video

Aistear (an Irish word meaning “Journey”) is a framework for developing literacy and numeracy through play, which is very much supported and promoted by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) through the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). In Ransboro National School, we embrace this approach and focus on it in the Junior and Senior Infant classes and this approach will now
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School Features in SESS Video

The Special Education Support Service (SESS) is the national organisation with a remit to co-ordinate, develop and deliver a range of professional development initiatives and support structures for school personnel working with students with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream primary and post-primary schools, special schools and special classes. The SESS recently invited the school to take part in a video they were compiling to
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11 Months in 12 Minutes

The year 2014/15 saw a huge change in our school with the development of our new extension. This included the building of “The Glen”, our ASD Unit, as well as the building of a new mainstream classroom and the redevelopment of the surrounding school yards. An outdoor soft play area was also developed. Building on the new extension commenced in May 2014 and we
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GAA Around Ireland Video

Well done to Jack in 6th class who features in the new GAA Around Ireland video. This was an all Ireland schools collaboration video where each of the 32 counties passes the ball to each other through a variety of GAA sports. It will be shown in Croke Park at the launch of the GAA Go Games.

A better future for all the world’s children

Children in 5th  class Ransboro did a project on the theme “A better future for all the worlds’ children.” We worked in groups of two, each group selecting a country that Irish Aid assists. We thought about, talked through and researched the particular country of our choice. We examined the eight millennium development goals in detail. We paid particular attention to goals which combat
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