top of page

Hollypark At Home

A very happy summer to all our Hollypark girls and their families!​

Make sure to keep up to date with us on our school Twitter account @Hollyparkgns. You can also tweet us and show us your learning using the hashtag #HollyparkAtHome.

Virtual Sports Day - Wednesday 17th June!
Please check Seesaw and Aladdin for more information!
We have been awarded the Green Flag for

Thank you to Ms. deFréin and The Green-Schools Committee and Ms. Codd, Ms. Foy and The Science Blast Team for all their dedicated work throughout the year. We received the news from Carol Baxter, the Green-Schools Manager from An Taisce, that we have been awarded our Green Flag for GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AND ENERGY! 

I am delighted to inform you that your application for the renewal of your Green Flag has been successful. The team at Green-Schools were very impressed with your application, congratulations! Please pass on all our thanks to all the hard-working members of your Green-Schools committees, and everyone in the school.


You all deserve a huge amount of credit for your efforts. The work that you are doing is really having a positive impact, and when the work of all schools is combined it’s truly amazing!

We all hold this planet in our hands, let's hold hands together!!


Our BOOKLISTS for the 2023/2024

Academic Year

can be accessed on our website here: 


External Links Disclaimer

Throughout our site you will find links to external websites. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, St Patrick’s GNS Hollypark cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers. If you come across any external links that do not work, we would be grateful if you could report them to

Week beginning 22nd June 2020 

Please find links below to our suggested work for distance learning for Junior Infants - 6th Class

(Term 3 Week 10)



A huge thank you to all of the girls in Hollypark who participated in our Active Home Week in April!


Parents, please take this short survey linked below. Your participation is very much appreciated and will help shape our work going forwards here in Hollypark.

To Our 2nd Class Girls

16th May 2020


A special video message from

Ms. Gunning to our 2nd Class girls .

We are so proud of all the girls in 2nd Class, especially at this time when they were expecting to make their First Holy Communion. 

We look forward to celebrating your special day with you in the future!

Ms. Healy and Ms. Lamont

Deansgrange Library

A huge thank you to Helen the Librarian in Deansgrange Library for sending us this list of recommended books for all ages. She has also sent us their summer stars recommended reads based on different genres. Click the links below!

Information for Parents

Barnardos - Online Safety Programme

A message from Barnardos :


"We’re aware that children may be spending longer online as they are not in school due to Covid 19 restrictions. We can’t do our normal face to face workshops about online safety and so, we’ve developed a number videos for parents with the support of"

​Watch these Online Safety videos here:

RTÉ Home School Hub & Cúla4 Ar Scoil

Producers of RTÉ Home School Hub and TG4 Cúla4 Ar Scoil are providing their weekly programme scheduling. 

RTÉ Home School Hub:

Cúla Ar Scoil:

Please find attached a guide for parents from the Department of Education and Skills on supporting children and young people with daily routines while schools are closed. There is also a great article developed by the DES National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) on advice for young people during school closures. Click the links below. 


CTYI Online Summer Courses 2020

This summer The Centre for Talented Youth are running online courses for students from June 22 to July 31. No assessment is necessary this year. 1 week classes for primary & 1 or 2 week options for secondary. Have a look at their website for details of what's on offer!



Coronavirus - A Book for Children

A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.


Online Creative Writing Pack.

This is a pack containing ideas for creative writing activities for parents and teachers of primary school age children.


David Walliams is doing live readings of his books at 11am each day

RTÉ2 is broadcasting daily ‘school’ on TV to support parents and kids at home. These broadcasts are on Monday to Fridays from 11am to 12pm.

Children’s book author Chris Haughton is doing online readings of his book with art activities

Amazon have cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students while the schools are closed. All of the stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link

Diary Entries - Encourage your girls to write a diary entry every day about what they are getting up to, what’s happening in the world around them, how they are feeling. They can record this in their homework journals or in a notebook of their choice. Remember to tell them to write the date of every new entry! Encourage them to stick in newspaper snippets or draw pictures or perhaps they would like to use technology and create a little book using


Duolingo is a fantastic app to practise Irish phrases, grammar and sentence structure. Specially designed to slowly introduce the user to the language through listening, reading and writing, the app is easy to use and adapts to the pace of the learner. The daily progress chart allows you to keep an eye on how you're doing and the app also offers an option to practise your weak skills so you can work on the areas you need to.


There are many different shows available online on the TG4 player. Encourage the girls to watch one show a day

There are audio resources for every story in Bun go Barr and Léigh sa Bhaile available online at CJ Fallon. Just choose your class level.

Frásaí Úsáideacha!

Glan suas i do dhiaidh, le do thoil (Clean up after yourself please)

Ar mhaith leat tuilleadh? (Would you like some more?)

An bhfuil cabhair ag teastáil uait? (Would you like some help?)

Téigh amach ag spraoi (Go out to play).


An Fáinne Questions

Please click on the interactive link to download An Fáinne Ceisteanna for 5th & 6th Class.



8am Targetboards open
9am Activity of the Day
12pm Maths Challenge
1pm & 1:30pm Daily Maths Puzzle
5pm Maths at Home info

Maths Week Ireland will have daily activities that pupils and parents/ guardians can easily manage. These resources will be available on their website and offer a fun way for students to engage with each other while also practising mathematical proficiency.  These recreational maths activities are a great way to keep the brain sharp, learn and have fun.

Problem solving –  Check out the following link for many different types of puzzles.


There is a daily maths challenge posted to our school twitter account (@hollyparkgns) is a fantastic website developed by educators at Cambridge University.  It provides opportunities for children to apply their mathematical learning in a fun and meaningful way. It also includes answers so children can self-correct.

contains useful web tutorials on all elements of the primary curriculum. 


Sixth Class Busy At Maths 6 online Book and answers available on the Sixth Class News page here:


​​Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation. They send children’s books to the International Space Station. While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website- look under the heading ” Story Time Videos”. 


Science With Me is an excellent fun website designed by two Galway pharmacists

Dublin Zoo have a lovely resource available where children can watch the animals being fed throughout the day through a special zoo webcam!

National Geographic Kids is an excellent resource for children. It is a fun, educational and interactive place where children can learn all about the world around them.

BBC History for kids -Students can walk through ancient history, or choose specific countries for more deep learning. BBC History for Kids is an adventure through time.


ZEEKO is an Irish company based at Nova UCD whose mission is to teach Internet Safety to Children, Parents, Teachers and Corporate Ireland, creating a world where young people can safely benefit from Technology and the Internet. As we begin our Seesaw online learning this week here in Hollypark,

Their message is simple:

Do not post anything online that you would not wear on your t-shirt!

Ms. Scally has created a padlet online for a Hollypark At Home Yoga Kit! In her yoga classes you can practise different ways of noticing your breath, how you can move your body in weird and wonderful ways and how you can make connections with yourself and others. You can relax your mind and body but most importantly you can have FUN!!  

Headspace is a wonderful app to help you take some time to yourself and meditate. They are offering free trials at the moment. According to their website, 'A study with students found that just 10 days of Headspace increased positivity and well-being.' Try it out here:


Have a look at the attached ‘Action Calendar' for the month of June.

It has lots of useful ways to keep calm, stay wise and be kind.

Physical Education


Mr. Hughes has uploaded some helpful videos for parents and children about physical literacy. You can find them here in our sports section.

GAA Primary Challenges

The GAA has announced that it is providing a series of learning and physical activities for children in primary schools.  The #GAAPrimary Challenges are designed to help teachers and parents to work on cross-curricular lesson plans with children to meet their learning needs. Gaelic games-themed lessons are across all curriculum subjects and are for children at every class level, based on the GAA Céim ar Aghaidh/Step Ahead resource.

RTÉ Junior daily 10 minute exercise 


Diversity Dance Troupe have given everyone full access to their dance classes and tutorials until May 1st.

You can find them here

Daily Exercise with Joe Wicks -


The 6th class girls have been learning An Dreoilín.

Perhaps they could teach their siblings (and parents too!)


Active Schools Irish Heart Foundation


Go Noodle

Cosmic Yoga

The Arts 


Environmental Awareness- Activities to do at home booklet

This booklet has a range of ideas for all ages and promotes activities such as upcycling which prevents waste, reduces our carbon footprint and is good for the environment.

The Glucksman Gallery in Cork have amazing online art projects called 'Creativity At Home'

Daily Art Challenge - Irish artist Will Sliney from Cork has come to the rescue! He has worked on Marvel's Star Wars, Spider-Man, and artwork for Everton Football Club. Last week he came up with an idea to set a daily art challenge for everyone who is stuck at home. You can find his challenges following this link to his Twitter page: 

Keep learning your songs and dances for Mary Poppins! 

Follow the link to Mary Poppins Junior songs:  

bottom of page