Music GenerationFebruary 24th, 2015
Bhí ceolcoirm iontach ag Rang a 4, 5 agus a 6 le ‘Music Generation’ Dé Céadaoin an 3ú lá Mí Meitheamh.
Bhí an canadh agus an ceol go hálainn agus bhain chuile duine taitneamh as!
Gaelscoil Donncha Rua is taking part in the programme since September 2014. Rang a 4, 5 agus a 6 are all involved and have the opportunity to work with a trained musician once a week.
They took part in a Christmas performance and on Wednesday the 3rd of June held a Summer concert with two other schools in Clare.
What is Music Generation?
Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme. It helps children and young people access music education in their own locality.
Music Generation provides funding and support to Local Music Education Partnerships throughout Ireland to develop music education services.
How is it funded?
Music Generation is funded by U2 and The Ireland Funds together withLocal Music Education Partnerships.
Accelerated Reader ProgrammeFebruary 24th, 2015
To promote reading in Gaelscoil Donncha Rua, pupils from second to sixth class are taking part in the Accelerated Reader Programme. Pupils read books at their appropriate reading level, and then take quizzes online which help motivate the pupils as well as monitoring their reading performance. Each book is assigned a book level and an amount of points that the pupil can obtain by passing a quiz based on that book. Each pupil has been given a unique password and user name by their teacher, which they use to log into the Accelerated Reader website, where they can take the quizzes. The target for passing a quiz is a score of 60%. Throughout the course of the year, teachers and parents can easily monitor the progress a pupil is making.
Our Local Library is currently organising books to facilitate this programme. They will colour code all the books that we will use and categorize them into the appropriate reading age. We are extremely gratetful for all the libraians help and dedication to this programme and our school is delighted to work closely with our local library to encouage and promote a love of books and the joy of reading.
Artist in Schools SchemeFebruary 24th, 2015
Artists in Schools Scheme
Aim of the Scheme The Arts Office of Clare County Council invites submissions for this scheme. The aim of the scheme is to give pupils the opportunity to work with a professional atist on a once-off project to be planned between artists and the school. The scheme is open to any artistic discipline including visual arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, literature, film, architecture, photography and new media. The scheme will be offered in two strand: Arts Space and Arts Days.
Arts Space: the project will fund artist contact time in the school for 30 hours.
Arts days: the project will fund a one day specific workshop in the school. Our school is taking part in this Artists in the School Scheme that is run by The Arts Office of Clare County Council. We are delighted to have a professional Artist Mark Cronin coming in on Friday the 27th to deliver a specific workshop to each class (Arts days). We hope to receive approval for the Arts Space project once the Arts days has been completed. This would mean that the artist would work on a specific project over 30 hours.
Artist’s visit 27th of March 2015
Mark ag obair leis na Naíonáin ar an Aoine.
Ar ais ar an Luain leis an píosa críochnaithe.