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Coding in 4th, 5th and 6th Class

December 12th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

All of our 4th, 5th and 6th classes participated in a coding session with Microsoft Ireland volunteers last Thursday. Ten sessions in total took place with amazing volunteers guiding our students. Since then, students are keen to use their computer time to continue to learn more about coding as they are finding it so interesting. A big thank you to the visiting volunteer group.

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Voice Volume

November 21st, 2017 by Ms Byrne

Lee and Danny from 6th and 5th class created a video about “Voice Volume”. They hope you enjoy it, it was a lot of fun to make!

Here it is:

Voice Volume Video

Posted in General Fun, ICT, Social | 5 Comments »

Talbot Computer Science Club

June 9th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

Today at assembly Mr. Bannon and Mr. Byrne showcased two projects created at Talbot’s CS club. Well done to the children involved in their creation. They were super cool, with great dialogue, visuals, action and sound effects. Looking forward to seeing more. The CS club runs for two more weeks before we break for summer holidays.

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Talbot Computer Science Club

May 23rd, 2017 by Mr Byrne

Every Monday after school, Mr Bannon and Mr Byrne are helping out 4th and 5th class children in the Talbot CS (Computer Science) club.

Computer Science skills are really important in the world we live in and the children in the club are using IT (Information Technology) skills, creating stories on Scratch, working with others, following instructions, making games and completing IT tasks.

Well done to everyone who is taking part in the club. In the next assembly we will be showcasing some of the projects the children have created.

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February 1st, 2017 by Ms Byrne

We have being using KAHOOT on the ipads to test our knowledge of Area and Perimeter!

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Screen Time: Advice for Parents from Webwise

November 30th, 2016 by Ms Wynne


  1. Agree a clear set of rules with your child on screen time in the home. Talk to your child on when you think it is appropriate and inappropriate to use screens. Agree times when screens are allowed and not allowed in the home. For example dinner time, homework time and bed time.
  2. Do as you say. Modelling behaviour is THE most powerful way you can influence your child’s behaviour.
  3. Restrict the use of computers/devices in the bedroom. Depending on the age of your child you may want to set a curfew or ban devices from the bedroom completely.
  4. Buy an alarm clock for your child’s bedroom and charge their phones in your room at night time. This can be a helpful way of giving them a break from the internet.
  5. Try not to rely on screens too much to keep the kids amused. It can be easy to encourage kids to pick up the tablet or play a game on the computer to keep them occupied. This only confuses rules on screen time, try and stick to the agreed rules with your child and remember to set a good example.
  6. Chat to your child about what they do online and encourage them to use their screen time for learning and education.
  7. Pick one evening a week where you do a family activity together, whether it’s movie night, games night. Doing activities together as a family will help implement screen time guidelines and offer fun alternatives.
  8. Don’t have screens always on in the background. Turn off TVs and Computers when not in use, these can be distracting for kids if they are trying to participate in another activity.
  9. Finally, join in, why not set some time aside to play your child’s favourite computer game and discover the online world together.

Download our Screen Time Advice sheet here:


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Active School and Digital School of Distinction Flag Raising Ceremony

October 25th, 2016 by Ms Wynne

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Last Thursday morning the whole school celebrated our two new flags: Active School and Digital School of Distinction, in a flag raising ceremony.

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Talbot Senior is a Digital School of Distinction

June 29th, 2016 by Ms Wynne

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We recently received our Digital School of Distinction Flag to celebrate our excellent use of ICT in the education of our students. Next September this flag will be raised along side our many green school flags and active school flag.

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Friendship Fortnight 14th- 25th September

September 10th, 2015 by Mr. Stuart

Talbot’s Friendship Fortnight begins this Monday 14th September. During this fortnight, we encourage you all to make an extra effort to be a good friend, by including someone, by sharing, by caring, by being kind, by lending a hand and by looking out for others.

In class you will discuss how Talbot is an Anti-bullying School  and you will learn about our Ten Shield Statements.

To celebrate friendship, Talbot Senior is running an Online Poetry Competition, closing date September 25th. All you need to do to enter is compose a short poem and post it in the comment space below.

The title of your poem is “Friendship.”

If you are one of the winners, we will announce your name our October assembly and present you with your prize!

Take A Stand -- Lend A Hand!

Take A Stand — Lend A Hand!

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Ms Ní Dhúill’s Paired Writing Project

April 22nd, 2015 by dcoleman8062

Mrs Walsh’s 3rd class and Mr Coleman’s 5th class worked together over a period of 7 weeks. Both classes were partnered with each other and learned about adjectives, narrative writing, use of IPads for writing stories which allowed children to write, add images and record their own voices to their stories. On the final Thursday of our work together, each pairing presented their excellent stories. Well done to all involved and Ms Ní Dhúill for organising all resources and activities for us.

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