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
Month: January 2019
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.
Catholic Schools Week 2019
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.
Summer Holidays 2019
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.
Art Winners in 4th Class
Exciting news from Ms Murray’s class today…. Some time ago the children in her class entered an Art Competition. Their task was to design a cover for the School Kit Catalogue. This catalogue is distributed to all the schools in Ireland.
Eleanor was the winner and her prize was a beautiful Art Kit. All theother pupils in the class got a huge surprise when Emma Lynch from School Kit gave a pack of twistables to each of them. We look forward to seeing the new catalogue cover soon. Congratulations to Eleanor and thank you to Emma and School Kit.
We are inviting the parents /guardians of pupils in 5th and 6th class to attend a talk given by Accord. The Accord team will visit the 6th classes on Friday February 15th and 5th classes on Monday 13th May. The talk will explain to parents how important issues are explained and discussed with the children and also give parents/guardians a chance to ask questions and get advice.
€3000 Sports Equipment ???
We saw a competition on facebook from FBD Insurance for adults over 18. The prize is €3000 worth of Sports Equipment for your local school. Woudn’t we love that !!
The link is https://www.facebook.com/FBDinsurance/app/190076381016644/?app_data=%7B%7D
The more that enter for our school, the better the chances of winning so if anyone uses facebook we would be delighted if you would enter on our behalf.
Local History and Geography
6th class are busy this week explaining local history to other classes in the school and conducting online Kahoot quizzes in the Stem room. Here are a few pics from today.
A letter found in the 1944 roll books by Mr. Mac Cann’s class
Debating Club continues
Ms Ní Fhearghail is continuing lunchtime debating with the 4th classes . The pictures below feature Ms Mc Gann’s class as they get ready to debate.