Tobar an Léinn is a small 6 teacher primary school located in the village of Raheen, Co. Laois, Ireland.
The pupils from 3rd to 6th are currently participating in a debating league. Each team consists of 4-5 pupils, and everyone is working really hard on their research and speeches in order to get to the next round. The standard has been incredibly high so far. Round 2 will start shortly, with the finals taking place in June. All of the children are growing in confidence and becoming very convincing public speakers. Keep it up and best of luck to everyone involved!
Tobar an Léinn had a very exciting Active Schools Week in April. Our committee were busy plotting what we should do before our Easter break. We have a lot of people to thank for giving up their time to help the children become more active for the week. Firstly, thanks to our special guest, laois Ladies Footballer and All Star Goalkeeper Caoimh Dollard who launched our week. We were all very excited to listen to Caoimh speak about her career as a soldier and how important sport is to her in keeping fit and staying healthy. A huge thanks to Neil and Colin from TMG Portlaoise for introducing the children to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Charlotte Delaney for her circuit training, our wonderful committee for setting up a brilliant obstacle course and finally to Loretta Kirwan for her yoga and mindfulness session to finish our week.
Check out all the pictures and news from the week here.
Active Schools Week
We finally submitted our JEP Project today. After months of work Camán Tobar's business will now be reviewed by the experts. We hope everyone enjoyed our Showcase Day on April 7th. We wish to thank everyone for their kind support and belief in our company. At the moment we are in the process of manufacturing the hurls that were ordered at the show case day.
We are determined to make Tobar an Léinn a Bully Free Zone.
The pupils from 3rd to 6th Class were surveyed recently about Bullying in Tobar an Léinn. Unfortunately, as you can see from the results below, a lot of pupils felt that bullying was an issue in our school.
During Anti-Bullying Week we have improved our understanding of Bullying - what it is, what to do and what not to do.
We had assembly every morning and each class had the opportunity to put on a short drama on the topic of bullying. As a whole school we discussed the issued raised in each drama.
Each day in our classroom we also learned more about bullying through the Stay Safe Programme.
There was also an information night for parents to help the whole school community to deal with Bullying.
Anti-Bullying Week was a great success. Pupils, parents and teachers are all now better informed and we would this will have a very positive impact in our school environment.