June 22 2018

End of Year Award Ceremony 2018

The End of Year Award Ceremony is taking place on the last day of term, Friday June  29th at 11:00 am. The principal of Saint Attracta’s Senior National School, Iníon Uí Mháirtín, is delighted to include our awards in the ceremony. I have applied for official CoderDojo Certificates for the occasion. It is a special day for 3 of our ninjas as they will be moving onto post-primary and leaving our dojo.

 

June 20 2018

Award Badges coming soon

10 Sessions Attendance CoderDojo Badge

Award badges are coming soon. They will be awarded according to your progress and attendance record. An email will be sent to your parent / guardian with an award code and instructions on how to claim it for your profile.

One of the tasks assigned to the dojo champion is the awarding of badges. Of course, it is said the easiest award to earn is the attendance badge.  Not so! Joining a dojo is a commitment to attend as many sessions as possible, to make friends and to share ideas and know-how with your fellow ninjas. Cooperation and inclusion are the binding blocks of the dojo.

We had 27 sessions in this school year, 10 – 9 – 8 according to the length of each school term. Some of you never missed a day and will be awarded the 25 sessions badge, others joined the dojo in January and are only eligible for the 10 sessions badge and finally those of you who joined after Easter will receive the 5 sessions badge. There are no 15 or 20 sessions badges. Ninjas will get a chance to earn the the 25 sessions badge starting next September.

June 7 2018

Dazed Gold Crest

This little fellow crashed into one of the school windows back in 2008. It is a male Gold Crest, Ireland’s smallest bird. You can tell it is a male from the orange (gold) feathers at the back of his crest. You will have to watch the video closely to catch a glimpse.

After his video debut he was placed in a shoe box in a warm dark room to relax and recover from his accident.  The club members fed him flies for the rest of the school day.

He made a full recovery and was released back into the school tree line that evening.  He immediately flew up into a tree and began to sing to let everyone know he was still around!

Here is a similar story from YouTube. (You may not be able to watch this video on the Irish School Broadband Service depending on your schools filter settings.)

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