Sacred Heart N.S. forges new links

Members of Roscrea Beavers
Pupils and staff returned to the Sacred Heart Primary School Roscrea on a high note, with the news they had achieved a 5th Green Flag.

Pupils and staff returned to the Sacred Heart Primary School Roscrea on a high note, with the news they had achieved a 5th Green Flag.

This flag was awarded for studies about and efforts in encouraging Biodiversity. There was much praise and congratulations for Mrs Mary Kelly, the Green Schools Co-ordinator. Much praise for the Green School Committee also. The school community is very proud of its Green credentials.

The school community was delighted to welcome ambassadors from fellow Sacred Heart Schools during the first week back. These international visitors form an important link between the school in Roscrea and those in Scotland, Malta, Spain and Northern Ireland with whom they are networking as part of the Erasmus+ project. This international project is funded by the EU and seeks to provide opportunities for schools, their staff and their pupils to learn from each other and promote best practice. The Erasmus+ project is the second phase of this networking and follows on from Comenius which was a very successful venture for the school. During this second phase the school will seek to achieve further confidence in regular e-Learning and seek to develop a healthy and more robust European attitude regarding technology. The Ecole La Perverie in Nantes, France and Kilgraston School in Perth, Scotland will be welcome additions to the networking group in this new phase. The common Goals of Character and Intellect which form part of the Sacred Heart Ethos, common to all the schools, will be promoted during Erasmus+.

On Friday, May 16th the school will present a celebration in music, song and dance in St Cronan’s Parish Church at 7.30pm. The presentation Young at Heart will showcase talent from the school itself as well as past pupils, pupils from Coláiste Phobal and the Cistercian College Roscrea. Tickets are on sale for the event at the school or Rosemary Pharmacy. All are welcome and it’s hoped that as many friends and neighbours will support the event.