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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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Talbot’s Kids Demand Action!

October 23rd, 2015 by Mr. Stuart

Become a Leader imageI want to say well done and thanks to the:

  • 76 children from 3rd class (wow!)
  • 84 children from 4th class (my God!)
  • 81 children from 5th class, (amazing!) and
  • 74 children from 6th class (fair play to ya!)

who chose to sign a letter to all the leaders of all the political parties. You didn’t have to, each one of you chose to. By doing that, you are letting them know what you want. And you are very kind — you are not asking for something for yourselves, you are asking for something for everyone in the whole world.

I have photocopied your letter, other children put them into envelopes, and Natasha is posting them today. Very soon, the leaders of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Green Party, Independents Group, Labour Party, Renua, Sinn Féin, Social Democrats, & United Left will receive your letter.

You wrote to the leaders to ask them to put the UN’s Global Goals for a safer, fairer, better world in their election manifesto. That means to publicly promise to work towards the 17 Goals if they are elected in the election that is going to happen soon.

Well done! You are joining 550 million other children all around the world who are learning about these goals — 550 million!! But you just didn’t learn about them — you took action!

If you haven’t already seen them, here are some good videos about the Global Goals!

  1. Don’t Quit Half-Way!
  2. What it’s all about (3 minute video for younger kids) OR What it’s all about (6 minute video — for older kids)
  3. The Earth is Our Home video




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Friendship Fortnight Poetry Competition Winners

October 23rd, 2015 by Ms Wynne

Congratulations to the following poets on their creative and original poems.


Friendship is being nice,

Friendship is helping others,

Friendship is caring,

Friendship is about inviting kids to play when they are all alone,

Friendship is about helping kids when they are in a situation like bullying,

Friendship is about letting people use your stuff like colours or maybe your pencil or maybe even your rubber!

Friendship is about helping someone up if they fall down.

By Daria


Friendship Poem

Friends never let you down.

Sometimes you’ll even meet them in town.


Friends are the sun on a gloomy day.

Sometimes you just go out to play.


Friends are all unique.

But some fit together like a puzzle.


I know that I have friends,

That I can always trust.


By Nina



Friendship is about caring and loving and being there for him or her

If you are there for them so they will be for you!

If  you are sad they will cheer you up.

Friends are helpful and trustful!

They never let you down when you’re in trouble.

They have trust in you and we have trust in them- they say nice things to you!

Always make you happy- they never say anything mean to you!

They make funny jokes to make you smile!

True friends are the best!

By Hailey


My Friend

Friends are cool,

Rondo is my friend’s name,

Irish we speak,

England he is from,

Narnia is his favourite book,

Doctor he would like to be.

By Robert


A Friend

A friend is a person that you can talk to and tell your secrets to.

I have a friend who knows what to do,

When I am feeling blu,

Her name is Lucy and she is smart and cute,

She knows how to make me laugh and smile.

And I like her just the way she is.

By Jemma Lei



My best friend is William,

My friend is silly,

My friend is cool,

My friend is kind,

My friend is helpful,

My friend is friendly,

My friend is always happy.

By David

Well done to all 140 entries, who had wonderful ideas about friends and friendship.

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Healthy Lifestyle Poster Competition Winning Entries

October 22nd, 2015 by Ms Wynne

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Well done to all who particpated in our whole school art competition. As you can see from the winning entries the stardard of artwork was very high, with both creative use of materials and really good healthy lifestyle ideas. Congratulations to these TALENTED ARTISTS.

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