Mr. Philip Shine teaches the tin-whistle to children from Junior Infants to Sixth class. The children showcase their music at school masses, Confirmation and First Holy Communion Sacraments.
Meelin N.S. is a Green school. We have a number of flags received, this is a whole school effort which includes recycling and reducing our energy by having the children as Green School monitors ensuring lights in classrooms are out. Our motto is ”Last out, lights out!”.
Our classrooms have interactive whiteboards. We have a suite of chromebooks, laptops and iPads in our school. Our school uses the Gsuite and the children have email accounts to share their work with their peers and teachers. The children develop their literacy while working with peers and reducing the use of paper.
Sport is a key aspect under the Physical Education curriculum. The children attend games during the year playing hurling, football and basketball . Each year we attend swimming lessons in the last term. The children also participate in cycling workshops. In the last term we hold our yearly sports day.
The student council gives the children a representation within the school. This gives the children a voice on ideas within the school. The children can give feedback and opinions on tours, healthy eating and school rules.
Our school has a healthy eating policy in place. We have taken part in ”Food Dudes” which gives the children fresh fruit and vegetables. It teaches the children the nutritional value of eating healthy.
Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP)
The children with the primary school curriculum in mind develop a business. They learn how goods and services work in the real world. Every pupil gets a chance to uncover their own strengths and play a key role in one of five distinct teams – Finance, Marketing, Design & Production, Sales and Storytelling. Local business people tell the children about the life of a business. The children get to invest in the business in the hope of the return of a profit. Family and friends are invited to the showcase of the business. The steps include:
WEEK 1 – DISCOVER, WEEK 2 – IDEAS, WEEK 3 – INSPIRE, WEEK 4 – RESEARCH, WEEK 5 – TEAMS, WEEK 6-11 CREATE and WEEK 12 – SHOWCASE
The Amber Flag is a Well-being Initiative.
The Amber Flag is a Well-being Initiative. Its aim is to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental well-being. In Meelin N.S., we place a huge emphasis on well-being and we want to celebrate this by flying the Amber flag at the front of our school. This will enable us to raise everyone’s awareness of the importance of looking after your mental health, especially our students and that they feel more comfortable seeking help and advice should they experience any difficulties. Indeed, our main aim is to give them the knowledge how to safe-guard their mental health.
The Active School Flag is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland. The Active School Flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often. Our challenge will be to find interesting and exciting ways to stimulate the school day because active children are happy learners!