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Welcome to the Central Model Infants’ School 

Central Model Infants’ School was established in 1859.  It is an Infant school comprising Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Classes under the patronage of the Minister for Education and Skills.  

The Central Model Infants’ School is an inclusive, child centred Learning Community.  Respectful relationships are fundamental to us.  We achieve excellence through high expectations, teamwork and shared leadership.  We aim to nourish and develop each child’s sense of their own self-worth as an individual and celebrate their unique gifts and talents.

Happy Easter

School will close at 12pm on Friday 27th March for Easter Holidays and re-open on Monday 13th April 2015 at 9.30am

 Seachtain na Gaeilge   

We had a very special and exciting week in Central Model Infants’ School as we celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick’s Day! All the children looked wonderful dressed in green and some even had their faces painted!! 

Comórtas Ealaíne

All the classes took part in an Art Competition and a winner was picked from each classroom. It was a very tough decision but a winner was eventually picked from each class and the winners are *drum roll*….

Chan na daltaí agus na múinteoirí amhráin agus sheinn siad an fhéadóg stain chomh maith.   Bhí deis ag gach seomra píosa beag Gaeilge a dhéanamh os comhair na scoile. Bhí sé iontach amhráin, filíocht agus comhrá a chloisteáil as Gaeilge. (The children and teachers sang songs and played the tin whistle.  Every class had a chance to perform a poem or song in Irish.   It was wonderful to hear all of the Irish songs and conversations)

Today was an extra special day for all of us.  The Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan, came to our school.  She was able to do  W.O.W. (Walk on Wednesday) because her office is really close to our school.  She presented us with the

Digital School of Distinction Award  

First class told her about Twitter and she said she got the tweet from  Ms Wimsey. They also played their tin whistles beautifully and did a superb “Beebots” demonstration. Ms Martyn dressed as a Beebot and Ms Rafferty said there was a great buzz (do you get it?) in the hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Senior Infants explained how we use Ipads in our learning, even for Gaeilge.  Maith an cailín Ellen!   

The Minister loved our Digital Happy song. And happy days…..Daithí, our Chairperson, decided we all should have golden time and a treat today.

Tá áthas an domhain orainn!

We are really happy and proud of this award!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Active School

Visit the Active Schools WebsiteWe are an Active School, dedicated to promoting health and fitness among the school community, encouraging participation for all members.  We promote fitness and health through our physical education programme, healthy eating policy, school yard activities and our after school Be Active Club among other initiatives. We are currently working towards earning an Active School Flag.

 The Be Active Club is organised by teachers with the help of parents.  You can keep up to date with our activities by clicking the link below.

 

 School Calendar 2014/2015

Click on the calendar icon to see the school school calendar for 2014/2015 and the new Junior Infants’ times.  Parents, please visit the Parents’ Page to view school information and policies.

Pupil of the Week

At Assembly each Friday where we celebrate learning, sing songs and children are awarded certificates for their outstanding achievements during the week.  Click on the Stars to see our Star Pupils.   

 

School Policies

Please click here to view our Policies, or select the ‘Parents’ page to the left of this screen.

 

School Newsletter

View or latest newsletter here, or select the ‘Newsletter’ page to the left of this screen to see more newsletters.  Look out for our Summer Newsletter coming soon!

 

Walk to School

Please show your support for a greener,healthier Central Model Infants’ School by leaving the car at home and walking to school.  There are lots of reasons to walk to school! Read more…

 

Follow Ms Wimsey’s class on twitter.

 

We post regularly about the fun learning we are doing! Click here to visit our profile.

What a wonderful week we had in Room One, now to enjoy our Easter holidays!

We had such fun in Room One this week; between making our own clay Easter baskets and filling them with bunnies and treats, to putting our new maths skills to the test and going on an Easter egg hunt. Now to enjoy our chocolate eggs and Easter holidays. Cáisc Shona Daoibh!!

 

Active Schools Committee Meeting

The Active Schools Committee had their latest meeting on Thursday the 26th of March. The committee members discussed how each of their classes are doing at their ‘run a lap’ and shared how many laps each class can now jog consecutively. Most classes can now do more than 5 laps in a row! Neilas from room 5 reported that his class have done 2 laps consecutively and will try and work towards increasing this after Easter. We are planning on showing off our jogging and fitness in Mountjoy Square Park in April and would be delighted if some parents could join us and perhaps join in!
We also chatted about how we can stay active on a rainy day and reminded ourselves of a few options. Holly suggested we could try Mindfullness in the classroom, Donncha suggested Bizzy Breaks and Lara suggested going to the hall if it was available.
The last topic we discussed was out ‘active lines’. We decided it would be great if we could get our active lines up and running again but identified a few problems we had been having with them. We decided that each class must be in their line before they start their activity and that they will wait for the teacher on the yard to get them started with their marching or twisting, depending on the day.
The Committee are happy with the progress so far and are looking forward to the weather improving in the next term so we can get out more and continue being active. Don’t forget our motto ‘run, skip, hop and play we are active every day’!