Click here to read the Parents Association Newsletter - June 2017
Pub Quiz - Thursday 25th May
Cake Sale on Sunday, Feb 12th
Many thanks to all who supported the Guest Speaker evening last Thursday. We had a high attendance and Prof Aidan Moran’s presentation was superb and very well received by all.
Thanks again to Aidan for his time and to note that Aidan has kindly donated his fee of €500 to Carmona Services.
Thursday 2nd February – Aidan Moran
Focusing for Success: Concentration and Effective Learning
“Have you ever had the experience of suddenly discovering that you’ve been reading the same sentence in a book over and over again without any comprehension because your mind was “miles away”? If so, then you have first-hand experience of losing your concentration. But what exactly is ‘concentration’, why do we lose it so easily and how is it related to effective learning? In this lecture, I shall explain what concentration is and why we lose it, explore some useful concentration techniques, and provide practical tips for your children on how to focus effectively while studying”
Aidan Moran is Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Director of the Psychology Research Laboratory in University College Dublin. A Fulbright Scholar, his research team investigates mental/motor imagery, attention (eye-tracking) and the cognitive processes underlying expertise in skilled performance (in sport, learning and surgery).
Aidan has published extensively on these topics in top international journals in psychology, neuroscience, medicine and sport science. He has written 16 books, the most recent of which (co-authored with John Toner) is A Critical Introduction to Sport Psychology, 3rd ed, Routledge, 2017). He has also written a best-selling book on learning (Managing Your Own Learning at University: A Practical Guide, UCD Press) and released a number of e-books (e.g., Learn to Study; Mindcool Productions).
A former psychologist to the Irish Olympic Squad, he has advised many of Ireland’s leading professional athletes and teams (e.g., the Irish rugby team) and is a regular broadcaster in psychology on radio and television
Cheese & Wine Evening
Thanks so much to all who supported our Cheese & Wine evening. It was a successful event both as a great social occasion and also raising a very impressive €4,500 for the school.
We would very much like to thank our Sponsors who generously provided prizes for our raffle.
- Bradley’s Pharmacy
- Dubray Books
- Findlater Wine & Spirits
- Fitzwilliam Hotel
- Flanagan Kerins
- Glenalbyn Village Café
- Grafton Barbers
- James Whelan Butchers
- Jesters Hair Salon
- John O’Reilly Butchers
- Joseph Kramer Hair Salon
- Kilkenny Design Nimble Fingers
- Lloyds Pharmacy
- Merrion Tree
- Midas Hair Salon
- O’Dwyers of Kilmacud
- O’Farrell Sports Opening Minds
- Peter Mark Hair Salon
- Reads Stationery
- The Retreat Express Beauty Salon
- The Rise Barbers
- The Rise Pharmacy
- Rock Jewellers
- Rocket Foods
- Richard Reddin Hairdressers
- Sheridans Cheeses
- Stillorgan Cycles
- Union Café
- Valeo Foods Ltd
- Voltedge Management Ltd
The ‘Christmas Cards for School’ scheme was a great success and we’ve had very positive feedback so far from parents. The scheme raised just over €3,000 for the school – so many thanks to all who purchased the cards.
National Parents Council
The National Parents Council Primary (NPC) will have a meeting with an Information Session for Parents on
'Internet Safety' on 6th December in the Talbot Hotel in Stillorgan. Click HERE for more details.
Cheese and Wine evening – Friday 25th November
Next Friday 25th November we will host our annual and very popular Cheese and Wine evening.
Tickets are now on sale – be sure to pick one up from your class rep soon as they will sell out.
We will also be selling raffle tickets soon – prizes are excellent – see below for a sample of what’s on offer.
Christmas Lotto – 16th December
We will be holding our last Lotto draw of the year on Friday 16th December.
Talk by John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy 25th October
Thanks to all who attended the John Lonergan talk – it was very insightful and entertaining and the feedback so far from attendees has been great. We are hoping to facilitate another talk early in the new year and will keep you informed.
The theme of John's talk was ‘Parenting – The challenges and rewards’.
Family Fun Day
We would like to thank all those who took part in the Family Fun Day – over €3K raised for the school – a great result and a fun day for all who took part.