Evening Study Jan-May 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are offering your son/daughter the opportunity to take part in our after school Homework Club.  The Club runs from 4pm Monday/Tuesday and 3.25pm Wednesday/Thursday. Each centre will be supervised at all times by a teacher. All year groups are eligible to attend and this is an invaluable opportunity for your son/daughter to keep on top of their workload.  Places in Homework Club are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The cost of study is €2.50 Monday/Tuesday and €3 Wednesday/Thursday.  This term will run from 14th January to 11th April 2019 inclusive.  Each student will receive a snack and refreshment before each study session begin. 

Study will not take place on the following dates:

  • Monday 21st January 4th/5th Year PTM
  • Tuesday 29th JC CPD
  • Thursday 6th February CPD
  • Tuesday 26th February JC CPD
  • Thursday 14th March 6th Year PTM
  • Monday 18th March Bank Holiday
  • Monday 1st April 1st Year PTM

Weekday

Cost per student

Monday (9 sessions till Easter)

€22.50

Tuesday (10 sessions till Easter)

€25

Wednesday (11 sessions till Easter)

€33

Thursday (11 sessions till Easter)

€33

All monies must be paid via Wisepay by 31st January.  We cannot accept single day/week payments.  Study will only run if numbers are viable.

We endeavour to make this facility as effective as possible, giving all students the opportunity to benefit from a calm working environment.  The school Code of Behaviour applies at all times and failure to comply will result in removal from Homework Club.  The school diary will be used as a form of communication between supervisors and home.

Finally it is essential that students are collected from Homework Club on time, as the school will close at 5.30pm sharp.  Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me through the school office. 

Kind Regards,

Nicola Fee - Bush Post Primary School Homework Club

 

Click here for the Application Form

Click here for the Information Letter

 

Bush Post Primary School BT Young Scientist Projects 2019

Another Great Year for Bush Post Primary School in qualifying 4 projects for the finals of the BT Young Scientist Competition 2019, the highest number from any school in County Louth. The students and their teachers Ms Kerr and Mr Galvin have been working extremely hard during the past number of months and while everyone else were enjoying the Christmas break, they will back in school in early January putting the finishing touches to their projects.

TY students Joey Gillen and Declan Crilly are investigating the affect that different amounts of caffeine have on cognitive performance using various hand-eye reflex tests and memory tests.

Project 2 investigates the Economic effect of Brexit on businesses on both sides of the border and TY students Mary Ryan, Rónán McBride and James McDonald have been busy surveying business owners on both sides of the border to predict the economic backlash on their businesses that might happen after Brexit.

James Savage and Thomas McCarragher are carrying out a research project looking at years of data on weather patterns and crop yields to find out if there is a link between climate change and crop yields and finally Daniel Tumilty, Luke O’Hanlon and Darren Connor are tackling the challenging question of whether the Catholic Church in Ireland is on the decline – and if so, whether this decline is predicted to continue.

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L to R: Mary Ryan, Robin Barnett (UK Ambassador to Ireland) Rónán McBride and James McDonald at the 2019 BT Young Scientist Competition where they discussed the implications of Brexit if a hard border is introduced.

 

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L-R: James Savage, Thomas McCarragher

 

YS3L-R: Declan Crilly, Joey Gillen

 

YS4

L-R: Darren Connor, Daniel Tumilty, Luke O’Hanlon

Friendship Anti-bullying Week: November 26th to November 30th 2018

Bush Post Primary School’s ‘Friendship Week’ took place from 26th-30th November, 2018. The school’s Anti-bullying Team organised a number of events across the week.  External speakers from the ‘Bully 4 U’ organisation addressed the issue of bullying and in particular, cyber bullying and cyber safety with all first and second year students.

In our Digital Media Literacy classes, two members of the school’s Anti-bullying team, Mr Brennan and Mr Malone, spoke to all first and second year students about staying extra safe on line. In SPHE lessons, the school’s anti-bullying programme was taught to all students in years 1-3.

Another member of our Anti-bullying Team, Mr Bellew, co-ordinated the completion of a whole school, on-line, anti-bullying survey to give every Bush Post Primary School student the opportunity to report bullying of themselves or of other students. All ‘yes to bullying’ responses were followed up by the relevant Year heads and all matters arising were addressed. The week’s activities were excellent and were very well received by students.

Bellurgan Precision Engineering Ltd. Visit In

On Thursday, December 13th, the senior one Link Modules class had a visit in from Paul Kelly, Bellurgan Precision Engineering Ltd.
Bellurgan Precision Engineering is a hugely successful business located at Bellurgan Point. The company manufactures competitive and innovative precision machined components and provides a world class service to customers in the medical device, aircraft interior, electronics and industrial sectors.
Paul spoke to the class about the challenges faced by the company during the recession and its fast growing expansion ever since. He also showed the students some innovative machine components manufactured by the company. He spoke to the students about a career in engineering and gave some sound advice when deciding on their own career choice. Paul’s presentation was captivating and enjoyed by everyone.

The visit in was organised by Patrick Johnston, Aoife Ferguson and Deirbhile O’Doherty.  

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