The children in Room 2 learned all about Saint Brigid’s NS in the past. They examined the model of the old school and drew sketches of the school. The children were taught a lesson in the old classroom dressed in children’s clothes from the past. They then went on a class trip to the site of the original St. Brigid’s NS. The children in Room 2 loved learning about what school was like for their ancestors.
Our Grandparents Day takes place later in the year in 3rd class but as today is National Grandparents Day, our pupils will be writing prayers and stories about what their Grandparents (or another older adult) means to them
Room 4 were busy this week learning all about the Old School and then drawing it. They also looked at some old artefacts that they brought in to share.
Mr Lowery and his class wrote , acted and recorded a fabulous movie telling three historical tales. Watch their performances below and don’t forget to watch the bloopers at the end !
- The MGM Lion
- Dunsink and a Moon Rock
- Dublin Zoo during the Rising
Rooms 23 and 24 are taking part in the Peace Proms this Saturday. Peace Proms is a music education resource for Primary Schools and it culminates in a large scale performance for choirs and orchestras at iconic venues throughout Ireland and the UK. Over 30,000 children from over 500 schools take part each year. They sing in choirs made up of almost 4000 children and are accompanied by a full youth symphony orchestra. A host of stellar soloists, dancers and Drum and Pipe Corps also perform.
Our pupils have been practicing the songs since September but now the day has finally arrived! On Saturday next they will travel by bus to the RDS . We hope they have a wonderful evening and we know they will represent our school with pride.
Tickets for the performance are now completely sold out.
The children will meet in the Church carpark on Saturday 2nd February at 4:30 pm
A boy in Junior Infants today showed us a HUGE medal he had won in Jujitsu. He explained you are not allowed to kick or punch when taking part. He also got another stripe on his belt.
Mr. Lowery’s 5th class made three short films based on local historical events. They wrote the scripts and then dressed up and acted in each o e. The actors played roles including Dublin zoo keepers in 1916, soldiers during the Rising , news readers, astronauts and even the President of the USA. They used green screen technology to create incredibly real scenes from Dublin Zoo to the moon landings.
They recreated a cinema complete with curtain in their classsroom and invited classes to visit. Everyone was thoroughly entertained with this phenomenal production. We especially enjoyed the blooper scenes at the end ,
Mary Reynolds visited 5th and 6th classes on Thursday last and brought the children on a photo tour of Castleknock in the Olden Days.
Catholic Schools Week 2019 will run from 27th January to 3rd February 2019. The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year is Catholic Schools: Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools.
Monday: Living Tradition
Tuesday: Welcoming Diversity
Wednesday: Grandparents Day
Thursday: In Service of our Community
Friday: Supporting Faith
Also on Thursday 31st the senior classes ( 3rd – 6th ) will be celebrating a Mass for Catholic Schools Week and St Brigid’s Day. The prayers, readings and reflection at our Mass will all be related to our themes for the week.
Thank you Ms Mahon for organising this celebration.
For anyone planning their Summer Holidays , we wanted to make everyone aware that we close on Friday June 28th 2019 at 12 noon and we reopen on Thursday August 29th 2019 for the new school year.