Fifth and Sixth Class Assembly

Our assembly today is about bullying.The definition of bullying is when an individual or a group of people with more power, repeatedly and intentionally cause hurt or harm to another person or group of people who feel helpless to respond. Bullying can continue over time, is often hidden from adults, and will probably continue if no action is taken. Bullying is not single episodes of aggression or intimidation or a once off fight. We are going to looked at a power point about bullying.

Bullying is repeated unkind behaviour towards another person.                   Bullying has negative effect on people. Bullying can be making threats, spreading rumours, attacking someone physically or verbally, excluding someone from a group on purpose.

If bullying happens you need to ……………….

1.Tell the person to stop, that it is not OK and that you will tell an adult

2.Tell someone (a friend, a teacher or your parents)

3.Keep the evidence and keep a record 

Cyberbullying is when people bully others using an electronic device (e.g. phones, computers, through online gaming. It can be:abusive /hurtful messages , unwanted content, impersonation or exclusion.Ask an adult or friend that you can trust for advice. If cyber bullying occur….use the report button for the social media it’s happening on and speak to someone you trust about the situation. We spoke about different examples of bullying and how we can help St Declan’s be a bully free zone.

Prizes /Awards                                                                                              Communion                                                                                                  

Thank you to the choir who were fantastic on the day of the Communion . It made the day extra special with all the beautiful singing. Thank you to Mrs O’Rourke, Ms Lydon, Mr Mc Keown and Ms Kelly for their hard work. Well done to Jamie Fennelly and Amy Richardson who served mass with Father Ciaran.

Football Final- Well done to the Boys Senior Football team won won the Fingal Final and the Shield Cup at the weekend. It is a credit to the school and we are all very proud of them. Thank you to Mr Farrell, Mr Lydon and Mr Ryan for training them. 




Walking/Cycling to school- Please be careful when walking, cycling or scooting to school and always wear your helmet.                                   

Cycling – Our three 6th classes are doing cycling at the moment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pupil of the month trophy                                                                         

Room 2- Daragh

Room 3- Adrians Z

Room 4 – Grace

Room 5- Adam

Room 6- Leon


Room 7- Faderera



Gaeilgeoir Na Miosa

Room 2- Aoife

Room 3- Tristan

Room 4 – Steven

Room 5- Marius

Room 6- Senan

Room 7- Faye

Best Line Award- Room 2                                                                            Best Dressed Class-Room 4                                                                     Best behaviour on yard-Room 6                                                                Best Attendance Award – 5th Class Room 3 and 6th Class Room 6

Performance Mr Farrell Room 2 and Mr Mc Keown Room 7



End Poem                                                                                                  

I am the person you bullied at school,
I am the person who didn’t know how to be cool,
I am the person you alienated,
I am the person you ridiculed and hated.

I am the person who sat on my own,
I am the person who walked home alone,
I am the person you scared every day,
I am the person who had nothing to say.

I am the person with hurt in my eyes,
I am the person you never saw cry,
I am the person living alone with my fears,
I am the person destroyed by my peers.

I am the person who drowned in your scorn,
I am the person who wished I hadn’t been born,
I am the person you destroyed for ‘fun’,
I am the person, but not the only one.

I am the person whose name you don’t know,
I am the person who just can’t let go,
I am the person who has feelings too,
And I am a person, just like you.