As a small token of our appreciation, we presented Niall from the AmmA Centre with a hamper of goodies made in school to thank him for all his hard work and expertise in putting together our virtual Nativity which will be launched this week on the website.
In having to be creative in how we could hold a Nativity this year, Niall came to the rescue with his Green Screen expertise.
Thanks again Niall.
On Thursday 10th December we had a Christmas Play Day in Lisanally!! All the boys and girls from EYP up to Class 13 had lots of fun engaging in a range of activities which included messy play, art, construction, fine motor, cookery and water play. The Christmas music played, as did all of the pupils (and staff!!).
This term has seen the retirement of three members of staff: September saw the end of lengthy service for Classroom Assistant sisters, Bebe and Ann, affectionately referred to individually as 'one of the twins'. It is indeed the end of an era to say 'goodbye' to both ladies and we would like to thank them for all their work, care, friendship and support over the years. We wish them good health and happiness in the years ahead.
In November we said 'goodbye' to Hugh who has been with us for a number of years as Building Supervisor, Supervisory Assistant and Cleaner. Hugh is a man of many talents and we already miss being able to call on his services to help fix something. We would like to thank Hugh for all his hard work and repertoire of jokes over the years. We wish him good health and happiness in the years ahead.
As part of our commitment to Health & Wellbeing, staff recently donated over £405 , raised as a result of a Staff Raffle, towards PIPS/ PIETA House. During Men's Mental Health Week, Ms Sandra Flynn presented a cheque to recently retired Bebe and her daughter Ciarraí , who will forward the money to these very worthy causes.
Recently a member of staff, Alison, celebrated a 'Big Birthday'. Alison generously decided that she would like donations in lieu of presents to be made to a very worthy cause. Consequently, staff donated £131.98 towards Chest, Heart and Stroke. Thank you Alison for collecting the cheque on behalf of the organization.
In September we held a Macmillan Coffee Morning with a difference- each class had a Coffee Morning within their own class bubble. We wanted to celebrate the memory of Marta, mum of Maia, who sadly passed away in February 2020. It was nice to take time to relax and be together even though we are in some ways still apart. We would like to thank staff and parents for their generous contributions to this worthy cause. A total of £889.51 was raised- amazing!!! Last week Maia handed over the cheque to a representative from Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you everyone.
Lisanally celebrated Maths week from the 12th to 16th October. The theme was 'Outer Space' this year and the boys and girls in all the classes really enjoyed the variety of activities on offer. They provided pupils with the opportunity to practise their counting, knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes, use of measure and data handling skills. Pupils also engaged in sensory activities. At the end of the week each pupil received a certificate of participation. Going by the photos, plenty of learning took place during Maths Week 2020 as well as lots of fun.
Hill Croft School has been chosen as a cause for the Co-op Local Community Fund. We are very excited about raising some much needed funds. See the information below to see how you can help!
Recently we held a slightly different Macmillan Coffee morning here in school. Instead of our annual coffee morning of being able to bring parents and friends together, this year each class held their own coffee morning.
This year we held our coffee morning in memory of Marta Maghery, who sadly passed away earlier this year.
An amazing effort was made and a superb £879.51 was raised thanks to donations from staff, parents and friends.
Thank you, as always for your amazing support. Hopefully next year we'll be able to welcome you all back in at this time of year.