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Dog Poop Art Competition  
As the notorious crime of dog fouling continues to spread among the streets, some schools in Cork are undertaking a big mission to encourage dog owners to dispose of their dog’s poop PROPERLY!!!!
Anyway, to get to more of the arty side of it, one of the classes that are taking on the mighty task of bringing down these terrible criminals to justice (not the dogs) is Mr. Foley’s 5th class. We must create our own poster that must clearly state that you’re NOT suppose to leave your dog’s poop unattended.
We started with the pencil, then the colours and then the finishing touches and decorations. Also, don’t forget that this is a competition; the main prize is a €100 Smyth’s toys gift voucher. and everyone else that gets through will get a €25 voucher.
                   So Get Creating!!!
By Corey Brooks

''Is fearr an tsláinte ná an táinte- Health is better than wealth.''
Thank you to all parents who recently returned the survey questionnaires on Health Promoting Schools. One of the main areas highlighted to make a school healthy was healthy eating , including healthy lunches, diet, and awareness of longterm consequences of unhealthy diet. Physical activity was also a major area highlighted. Several requests were made for an increase in P.E curriculum time. The official Department of Education allocation is one hour per week. In St. Patrick’s Boys’ School a certain amount of extra discretionary time has also already been given in addition to this one hour. Personal hygiene and mental health were also areas highlighted. Personal hygiene is an area which is addressed by individual teachers in classes and also at whole school assembly time. Zippy’s Friends and Friends for Life are two programmes being implemented in the school which promote mental health well-being. We thank you for highlighting the importance of these areas, so as to give them an added focus for the coming year.
A heightened awareness and emphasis will be put on healthy eating and physical activity in January. A Fit-kid Card Programme is to be introduced where parents will be encouraged to log and record a minimum of 30 minutes physicla activity daily with their child.
- Mr. Tim O’Driscoll

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