Activities

Music

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.  

 

Green School

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!”.  

Information Technology and iPads

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

Sport is a key aspect under the Physical Education curriculum.  The children attend games during the year playing hurling and football.  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.

 

Student Council 

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.

Healthy Eating

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