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SID: Safer Internet Day 2018

February 1st, 2018 by Ms Wynne

The theme of this year’s SID is Create, Connect and Share respect: A better internet starts with you.

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Friendship Poster Competition

October 16th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

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Data in 6th Class

October 1st, 2017 by Ms Wynne

Graphs Report

We used graphs to show our eye colour and the average rainfall in Mayo, Dublin and Clare. We used a trend graph for the rainfall and a pie chart for eye colour. For the eye colour we did tallies to see who had blue, brown and green eyes. Then we put them into percentages. After we had all of our information we drew our pie chart.

For our trend graph we looked up the information in meteireann.ie  website and it showed us the rain for every month in millimetres. We converted the mm to centimetres. We also used rounding of numbers. Then we drew the graph on special paper for graphs.

I had lots of fun drawing graphs and you will too.

By Augusta.


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This is Healthy Lifestyle Week

September 12th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

Monday 11th to Friday 15th September is Healthy Lifestyle Week in Talbot. Thank you to Valerie and Dylan and all in Mr Coleman’s class for creating a lovely banner for the school reception to let everyone know what’s going on in our school this week. The focus of healthy lifestyle week this year is healthy eating and all children are getting a chance to taste a wide variety of fruits and vegetables every day through the Food Dudes Programme. Also at Assembly on Thursday (9.10 3rds and 4ths and 9:45 5ths and 6ths) Ms Skelly’s class will do a presentation on Healthy Eating. We are not forgetting fitness and we encourage all our students to make good use of our new running track. Keep an eye on the website for up to date photos of fitness in action on the track.

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Operation Transformation 10@10

January 26th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

Mr Gordon recently told us all about Operation Transformation and what we can do in school to improve our fitness, health and general well being. One idea for primary schools across the country is called ’10@10′, which encourages all primary school children to take part in 10 minutes of physical activity at 10.am each day. Here is the link to ‘classroom workout’. There will be 2 versions of this video, one in English and one as Gaeilge.


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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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Healthy Lifestyle Poster Competition Winners

November 18th, 2016 by Ms Wynne


The title of our poster competition was “What a healthy lifestyle means to me?”. Well done to all participants for handing in such well-thought out entries. The winners were Aaliyah, Robyn, German, Meliha, Amy, Aoife, Aimee, Jemma Lei, Warren and Kayleigh.

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Healthy Lifestyle Fortnight

October 25th, 2016 by Ms Wynne

Healthy Lifestyle fortnight in Talbot Senior was great fun. The children enjoyed healthy fruit kebabs and healthy fruit smoothies. Ms Skelly’s class made soup for a whole class for 2.31 euro, have a look at their shopping list. They also did an interesting project on actual sugar content of common foods. The poster competition winners “What a Healthy Lifestyle Means to Me” will be announced at our November assembly. Have a sneak preview of one of our creative entries. Our new running track and improved field surface are well on their way to completion.


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Healthy Lifestyle Fortnight 10th- 21st October

October 5th, 2016 by Ms Wynne

In Talbot Senior we think it’s very important to be healthy, so during Healthy Lifestyle Fortnight we encourage everyone to do something to make their lives healthier — so keep active and eat healthily.

Talbot’s Healthy Lifestyle Poster Competition: Create a poster showing what a healthy lifestyle means to you.

Closing date is Friday 21st October. Winners will receive prizes at our November assembly.Eat Healthily 33

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Active School Week May 9th-13th

April 29th, 2016 by Ms Wynne

Get Active

Our school closes from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th May. Enjoy the May break!

On return we will have Active School week. Make sure to wear your school tracksuit each day from 9th -13th May, so that you can fully participate in the activities.

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