May Free Events at Athy Library
All of our events are free of charge and open to everyone
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Free WiFi for all our members in Athy Library
Coping with an Anxious Child and Panic Attacks with Michael Ryan
Tuesday 2nd May at 7pm
Michael will talk about skills parents can develop to cope with children who are anxious. He will give practical tips on managing their anxiety, how to deal with panic attacks when they happen and how to stop them from happening in the first place. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the talk.
Helping to ‘Bullyproof’ your Child with Special Needs
Tuesday 9th May at 7pm
It is important to do as much as we can to prevent bullying in our society, this can include working to ‘bullyproof’ our children. Dr. Dorothy Armstrong will host an evening that is aimed at parents, teachers and those who work with children with special needs. Topics covered will include:
- What is bullying?
- What are the signs that a child is being bullied?
- How to respond rapidly, effectively and responsibly
- How can we ‘bullyproof’ our children with special needs.
OWL Programme (Older Wiser Laughter) Age Friendly Programme 2017
A Trip to the Flicks with Mario Corrigan & James Durney
Wednesday 10th May at 11am
Memories of going to the cinema in Co. Kildare. Do you remember your first visit to the cinema or do you have fond memories of visits to the ‘picture house’ when you were a child? Come and share those memories with us as we take a casual stroll down memory lane through some of Kildare’s classic cinemas.
Kildare Age Friendly Day
Friday 12th May at 9:30am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm
Come along to the library for a chat, learn about our collections, services & events that are provided by Kildare Libraries.
OWL Programme (Older Wiser Laughter) Age Friendly Programme 2017
Nutritional Toolkit with Rina Whyte of Eat Your Greens Nutrition
Wednesday 31st May at 11am
This talk will focus on therapeutic nutrition. Learn how to eat to help improve age related ailments such as elevated blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, osteoporosis, join pain etc. Bring your notepad, you’ll leave with plenty of practical tips!
Storytelling in Bradbury’s with Caoimhe
Saturday 3rd June at 11am
Suitable for under 6’s
Sensory Processing and your child – Sunflower Clinic
Tuesday 6th June at 7pm
This talk deals with the concept of Sensory Processing and how important it is in a child’s typical development. Sensory Processing Disorder is a recognised condition which can have a very profound effect on a child’s ability to deal and mage a wide variety of sensory input which can result in quite significant changes in a child’s ability to learn, concentrate and also their overall behaviour and ability to participate to their full potential in school and in the home.
Meet each Monday at 10:30 – 12:30
Meet each Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm
New Members are always welcome
Adult Book Clubs
Tuesday evening book club meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6:45pm
Sunday Book Club meet the first Sunday of each month in Bradbury’s BookStop at 11am
Children’s Book Club
Suitable for 8 – 11 year olds The Children’s book club meet the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.
If you are interested in joining any of these Book Clubs please contact Athy Library for further details.
Friday the 24th March marked the beginning of our weekly walk, cycle, scoot or carpool to school day! We started off the day with some music and welcomed everyone with a cheer. With the sun shining and big smiles from children and adults alike, it was a fantastic start to the day.
Karen Moore, our travel officer, joined us shortly after to begin our scooter safety workshops. The children loved scooting around the yard through obstacle courses, racing each other and learning how to do an emergency stop!
After lunch, we had a short assembly to announce which class had won the competition. Well done to first and second class who had the highest percentage of children that traveled to school an environmentally friendly way! It was a tight competition and the other classes were very close behind!
A huge thank you to all of you who made this day a success! All pupils and staff were delighted with the amount of families that participated. A special thank you to those brought in and shared their scooters with others for the day – the workshops couldn’t have gone ahead without you!
We look forward to your continued support with Feet First Friday! If you would like more information on Green Schools, please see the Green Flag section on this site or go to https://greenschoolsireland.org/
Congratulations to the winners of our Green Schools Poster competition! The children created beautiful pieces of work to promote ‘Feet First Friday’. The travel committee had a difficult job choosing a winner from each class level – well done to everybody for fantastic entries!
Our u13 Football League got underway on Tuesday as we played Athgarvan in the first round in Rheban pitch. We are very fortunate in Kilberry N.S. to have a hugely supportive club nearby that allows our school access to their pitch and facilities for our home games. We are very appreciative of the support we receive.
Our u13′s team put in a tremendous team performance to run out one point victors over a strong and determined Athgarvan side. The game came right down to the wire as Athgarvan kept the pressure on but some excellent saves from goalkeeper, TJ Moran, combined with our strong and determined backline, our experienced mid fielders and forward line ensured victory in the end. Well done to all!
The team now play Scoil Mhicil Naofa in the next round.
New Kindness ambassadors were chosen by each class teacher and well done to all who achieved this special award. Congratulations Jack, Jessica, Luke, Ciara, Simon, Lauren, Hannah and Lee.
To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick’s Day, each class participated in a spirited damhsa gaelach as the Walls of Limerick was performed, with our Senior pupils partnering Junior and Senior Infants….Luascadh!!
Move over Van Gogh…….!
A huge congratulations to Mrs. McLernon’s Fifth and Sixth Class students on their winning entries in the Community Games Art Competition. We are extremely proud of our budding artists as many of our pupils placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the competition. Well done everyone!
Ms. Brennan’s class led a whole school assembly on Friday, 1st March. The theme for the assembly was ‘Friendship’. We spoke about kindness and two pupils from each class were nominated for a ‘Kindness Award’. Well done to Robyn, Kareem, Cayden, Sophie, Leah, James, Aoife and Lila Ann who were the first recipients of the awards.
The Active Committee closed the assembly by getting everyone up on their feet and leading the school in some exercises.
Super Troopers is a new programme that aims to incorporate a minimum of 10 minutes exercise into every child’s daily routine. Here in Kilberry N.S. we will be following the programme over the next few months. Active homework will be part of each child’s homework every night!
How it works:
Each child will receive an activity journal which is divided into 4 week blocks. Each week there are daily activities to complete at home. Each activity should take 10-15 minutes.
Each night simply tick the box to show that you have completed a daily activity. You can change the activity to suit your own child/environment to e.g. jumping jacks/frog jumps/ jogging on the spot etc. Whatever works for you! There is also a box to fill in any additional exercise your child completes each day e.g. football, basketball club, swimming etc.
It’s easy….Simply sign the journal each week to show your child has followed the programme.
Our Active Committee will record the progress of each class.
Those who complete the programme successfully will receive their certificates and prize during Active Week .
Families can join in the Active fun with the Super Trooper Wallchart… Simply record each family member’s exercise and active activities each week and find out who will be your family’s Fittest Member! (Don’t Worry wallcharts are for home use only!)
“Now we have our Active Flag ,
Do not let your Effort Sag,
Up You Get, Do your Bit,
Help Kilberry to Stay Fit!”
Some come on Kilberry…. Who will be Kilberry’s Fittest Class come June!!!!!
The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year is Catholic Schools: Learning with Pope Francis to Care for Our Common Home. Here in Kilberry N.S. we have been celebrating Catholic Schools Week through art, song and prayer.
Fr. Hannon joined in our whole school Prayer Service on Wednesday in celebration of St. Brigid’s Day and Catholic Schools Week.
The children, led by Mrs. Prendergast, read and sang beautifully and the Senior Classes collaborated to provide the music on tin whistle.