In the Community

Children are involved in helping the community and raising money for different charities. The children run Bake Sales, Pyjama Days and various other fundraisers. There are some events that have now become a tradition and they benefit the children, the school and the wider community.

Montessori and Dementia

The 9-12 Class visit the Orchard Day Care Centre (The Alzheimer’s Society of Irelan) weekly. It is a mutually beneficial experience for all involved. These visits have attracted the attention of RTE Radio 1 and The Independent newspaper.

The TCHP was accompanied on one of its trips to The Orchard Day Care Centre by a journalist from The Independent newspaper – here is the article.

RTE Radio 1 also came along.

TRICK OR TREAT FOR TEMPLE STREET

Every Hallowe’en we raise money at The Children’s House Primary for the Children’s Health Foundation.

The Senior Class children run the event and the whole community of TCHP children and parents, come together to take part in Hallowe’en games and have fun playing, feasting and knowing they are raising money for a good cause.

MS READaTHON

Every year the children avidly read to raise money for this great cause.

The children are very happy to take part in this national reading event in aid of the MS Society of Ireland. Over the years we have raised thousands and enjoyed the visits of MS Society ambassadors including Mary, Mark and his wonderful guide dog Grogan!

OTHER FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Book Fairs

The joy of reading is always nurtured and encouraged at The Children's House Primary.  Book Fairs help build up our library while keeping the joy of reading alive.

VDP Christmas Appeal

This year, the whole school contributed to the VDP food hamper appeal with the 9-12 Class involved in packing them. The 9-12 Class also made and sold handmade cards and books for the local VDP.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL INVOLVEMENT

  • TCHP take part in the AIJS (Association of Irish Junior Schools) events
  • Eason’s Spelling Bee
  • Climbing Walls – Irish Schools Climbing Competition
  • An Taisce Green Schools
  • Pen friends around the world

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  • AIJS Chess Competition – 3rd place, 2024
  • AIJS Handwriting Competition
  • AIJS Photography Competition
  • AIJS Quizzes
  • AIJS Girls’ Basketball Competition - 3rd place, 2022
  • AIJS Debating Competition
  • AIJS Story writing – 3rd place
  • AIJS Music Festival – yearly participation
  • AIJS Art Competition
  • UNESCO Peace Dance – planned participation 2024
  • Eason’s Spelling Bee Final – (came 20th out of 40 participants) 2024
  • Climbing Walls – Irish Schools Climbing Competition – 5th and 20th place out of 70
  • An Taisce Green Schools – flags earned: o Energy o Water o Litter and waste o Travel
  • International pen friend exchanges with Montessori schools in India and Australia and past pupils in Austria
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