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The Global Learning Programme

 

The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is a new formal education project designed to enhance the global learning taking place in schools throughout Northern Ireland.

 

The GLP enriches the learning process, connects learning and brings an exciting new dimension to existing subjects such as literacy and numeracy. It develops young people's understanding of global issues and empowers them as global citizens to take action for a fair and sustainable world.

 

St. Columba's began the GLP in May 2015 and we have already received our Level 2 certificate. We hope to continue to implement Global Learning across the school curriculum and through whole school initiatives. It is our aim that Global Awareness becomes further embedded in to our school ethos.

 

Global Learning goes hand in hand with the UN Convention on the rights of the child.

 

Article 24 : Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritioius food, and a clean environment and education on health and well - being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

 

Article 27: Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and social needs and support their development. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this.

 

Artcicle 28: Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children's dignity and their rights. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

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Trocaire

Well done to everyone in St.Columba's who altogether

raised £500 for Trocaire during the Lenten period.

Thank you very much to Charlene from the Trocaire

organisation who came to tell us how important it is

that we keep giving to charity to help those less

fortunate than us.

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🍊🍫Fairtrade Fortnight🍌☕️

Fairtrade Fortnight is a very important time at St.Columba's 

as each class learns about the importance of being aware 

of Fairtrade products and why we should buy them if we can.

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The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting).

The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 1
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 2
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 3
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 4
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 5
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 6
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 7
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 8
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 9
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 10
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 11
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 12
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 13
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 14
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 15
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting). 16
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A visit from the Polish Consul General Mr Dariusz Alder and the Honorary Consul of Republic of Poland Mr Jerome Mullan.

 

 

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Rights Respecting Schools

Our journey towards becoming a Rights Respecting School continued with Year 6 presenting Article 28: The right to good health. They inspired us all to become more generous in our donations towards making a difference to the lives of many children across the world who do not enjoy good health.

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Rights Respecting Schools

🇵🇱🇪🇸🇮🇪🇫🇷We had our first official Rights Respecting assembly. The children outlined for everyone Article 30, "Every child has the right to learn about and practise their own culture, language and religion..." We celebrated the great diversity within our school community and enjoyed a sample of our many languages.🇫🇷🇨🇮🇪🇸🇵🇱

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Road of Hope Shoebox Appeal

WOW!! A grand total of 167 shoe boxes donated to 'Road of Hope' and a staggering £509.10 to go with it! A big thank you to everyone who donated so generously for a fantastic cause! I think its safe to say that St Columba's will put a smile on some faces this Christmas!

 

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Celebrating global diversity through European Day of Languages

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International Literacy Day 2017

Year 2 use their Interactive Whiteboard a lot to develop their literacy skills. They looked at a school in Africa where the children had no access to any computers. They realise how fortunate they are to go to a school where they have computers and i-pads available to help them with their learning.

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The World's Largest Lesson 2017

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By 2030 it is hoped that everyone in the world will have access to clean water. Year 2 know how lucky they are that they have clean water to drink and to use. They looked at places in the world where children have to walk very far to reach water. Even then, the water may not be clean.

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Year 1 discussed earthquakes and how to care for our planet. We prayed for the people in Mexico who have been affected by the latest earthquake.

 
 
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