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On 27th September 2018 HFNS celebrated Erasmus day in school. We had a junior assembly and a senior assembly. We had all the projects on display from each mobility – Porquerolles, Cyprus and Galway. We also had a presentation based on Paris where Ms McKelvey and Mr Boggins went for the transnational meeting recently. We are half way through our project now and the next stop is Poland in October. The focus of our project in Poland and the work we do in our schools in preparation for the project is science, with a focus on the geography, flora and fauna of our islands. We’ll share our experience on the school website when we’re back. Here are a few memories of Erasmus day:




Mr Hill, Ms Dempsey, Mr Byrne and Mr Boggins had a thoroughly enjoyable trip to Cyprus. We learned all about the music and literature of the partner countries, Poland, Sicily, France, Galway and Cyprus. The pupils welcomed the Irish teachers onto the stage in their school with a rendition of Molly Malone which was lovely. The workshops that took place enabled teachers to build technical skills in the use of online digital story making software. This learning was passed onto the other teachers of Holy Family a few weeks later during a school training workshop. There was also huge amounts of history taught to all teachers about the island of Cyprus. Visits to castles, tombs and an outdoor ancient theatre enriched the trip. The next destination for the Erasmus project is Mountbellew in Galway. The theme for this mobility is mental health on our islands. We are preparing projects and video for the exhibition in Mountbellew and we look forward to sharing all that we learn with our colleagues and pupils once the mobility has ended.  



The visit to Porquerolles, France was a wonderful opportunity for teachers to gain experience in using technology and to learn about the statistics of the other islands involved in our Erasmus + STEAMM project. Teachers showcased the work which our pupils created and explored using maths and data prior to the presentation. The next mobility will have our pupils focus on literature and music from our islands. The work which we prepare will be showcased in Cyprus in March 2018. The continuing professional development of all teachers involved in the Erasmus + project enriches the teaching and learning that takes place in our school. 

Photos of the Porquerolles trip which will showcase the work of the pupils from Galway, Dublin, Cyprus, Sicily, France and Poland will be uploaded here soon. 


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Some of the work being completed on Island life in preparation for the trip to Porquerolles Island off the South of France.

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Our school welcomed eleven teachers to HFNS from around Europe on Friday 22nd September. There were teachers from Sicily, Cyprus, France, Poland and Galway. We received many compliments about the pupils and our lovely school.

We are beginning our project based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths and Mental health now. More information about the Erasmus + project will be coming soon.

Parents, teachers and pupils will all be completing a short survey to help us track the results of the project. We thank you in advance for this.


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