Sciath na Scol
Sciath na Scol look to promote the skills of hurling through non competitive matches. These style games are hugely beneficial to each child in developing their skills and enjoyment of the game.
After a very successful year with football we now turn to hurling.
We began our hurling season playing a home match against Rathcormac. On what turned out to be a wet day, the match continued on with the help of Grenagh GAA and the use of the new pitch. We would like to extend our thanks to the club for all their help in making our Sciath na Scol success possible. Our girls came out with a strong win on the day. Our boys drew in what was a very strongly contested game! Maith Sibh! A special thanks to the teachers and support staff who help in the lead up to these games especially those involved in training.
Boys are girls from 3rd class competing in the Indoor hurling games held in Mallow. The day was greatly enjoyed by all.
4th class have been training hard all year practicing and learning new basketball skills. Mr Keoghan and Ms Buckley led the way during their PE time weekly. The class went on to represent our school in a mixed level Inter schools blitz held in the Mardyke area in February ’20. A great day was had by all with pupils competing in several matches. The children are looking forward to next year’s event already!
Chess club was a huge success again this year! A big thank you to Ms Walsh, Mr Keoghan and Ms Kavanagh for all their dedication in developing this skill. The lunch time practice really paid off! Well done to the children for all the enthusiasm and interest they showed in learning how to play chess and developing the many skill associated with this.
A school chess tournament was held in February ’20 in the Ballincollig Gaelscoil. Children from the club competed in all levels. The children performed excellently during the day and were a credit to the school.
3rd Class Girls Indoor football “pella” held in Mallow December ’19.
3rd Class Boys indoor football held in Donoghmore December ’19.
Indoor football promotes the basic skills of football with a twist! There is a large net on the wall and the aim is to hand pass or kick into the net to score. The children really enjoy this blitz every year.
4th Class Girls indoor football
April 2nd was World Autism Awareness day.
This year’s World Autism Awareness Day 2020 theme is ‘The Transition to Adulthood’. The transition to adulthood is an important challenge for those with autism, and this theme therefore draws attention to the adulthood stage of people with autism.
On World Autism Awareness Day, we recognize and celebrate the rights of persons with autism. This year’s observance takes place in the midst of a public health crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes — a crisis that places persons with autism at disproportionate risk as a result of the coronavirus and its impact on society.
Persons with autism have the right to self-determination, independence and autonomy, as well as the right to education and employment on an equal basis with others. But the breakdown of vital support systems and networks as a result of COVID-19 exacerbates the obstacles that persons with autism face in exercising these rights. We must ensure that a prolonged disruption caused by the emergency does not result in rollbacks of the rights that persons with autism and their representative organizations have worked so hard to advance.
Universal human rights, including the rights of persons with disabilities, must not be infringed upon in the time of a pandemic. Governments have a responsibility to ensure that their response includes persons with autism. Persons with autism should never face discrimination when seeking medical care. They must continue to have access to the support systems required to remain in their homes and communities through times of crisis, instead of facing the prospect of forced institutionalization.
We all have a role to play in ensuring that the needs of people who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 are met during this difficult period. Information about precautionary measures must be provided in accessible formats. We must also recognize that when schools employ online teaching, students with non-standard ways of learning may be at a disadvantage. The same applies to the workplace and working remotely. Even in these unpredictable times, we must commit to consulting persons with disabilities and their representative organizations, and ensuring that our non-traditional ways of working, learning, and engaging with each other, as well as our global response to the coronavirus, are inclusive of and accessible to all people, including persons with autism.
The rights of persons with autism must be taken into account in the formulation of all responses to the COVID-19 virus. On World Autism Awareness Day, let us stand together, support each other and show solidarity with persons with autism.
— António Guterres