Hansfield Basketball Teams in the National Arena

Our basketball teams were in action this Friday 22nd November in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. Our girls’ team, who proved very strong in their league matches, were up against very strong opponents in their final game of the … Continue reading

Mental Health Week 2019

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In HETNS this week, all classes were actively engaging in World Mental Health Week activities, particularly on Thursday 10/10, on World Mental Health Day. All classes practised their deep breathing exercises and in senior classes, there were insightful and deep discussions about how we can help our minds stay as healthy as our bodies. Some of the suggestions were restful nights’ sleep, in fact Poppy from Roseanne’s class told us between the ages of 9 and 13, children’s bodies are rapidly developing and 8 to 10 hours sleep is encouraged for optimum functioning. Others suggested exercise (running, walking and sports), reading, jigsaws and maths activities as a way of switching off our thoughts and focusing on something else. We would encourage everyone to find five or ten minutes a day to stop and breathe, breathe deeply, feel it in your belly, switch off your mind and relax in the middle of a busy day. Here’s some of Bernadine’s 5th class posters, telling us all to think of our minds and help each other.

“Whoah…” almost at the end of the first half term of the school year. Eight weeks in the blink of an eye!

In Bernadine’s class, we have been very busy settling into 5th class life. Learning is a little bit trickier, homework is a little more effort, which makes “Golden Time” a little bit sweeter! Learning in Maths has been both fun … Continue reading