We were delighted to be able to have an in person Graduation for the first time in 3 years. We bid a fond farewell to a marvellous class! Go n-eirí an bothar libh!
3rd to 6th class went on their school tour to Cork. They toured City Gaol where they learned about its history and the stories of former prisoners. They enjoyed lunch in Fitzgerald’s Park. The day finished in Airtastic where they had great fun in the game zone and played mini golf.
Great fun was had by all !
On Monday, 13th June we held a very successful Funday. There were lots of activities arranged for the children such as egg & spoon races, 3 legged races, tug of war, an obstacle course, skipping activities and wellie throwing to mention a few ! There were also a variety of art activities. Many thanks to the PA and the parents who volunteered to help. There was wonderful excitement when the ice-cream van arrived. It was a well earned treat for all ! We also took the opportunity on Monday to raise our Water Flag which we recently received.
Friendship Week was celebrated from 9th – 13th May.
There were lots of different activities planned during the week. All classes explore the qualities of good friends. Each child designed their own fish to add to our Friendship Wall.
The Junior & Senior Infants made Friendship Headbands.
The Senior Classes learned how to make Friendship bracelets.
On Tuesday, the Infants brought in their favourite books and the 3rd & 4th Class pupils read to them in the yard.
On Friday, we all enjoyed a dance along to friendship songs with Tara and The Student Council.
A big thank you to Mr. O’ Callaghan and 5th & 6th Class for designing and organising the obstacle course. All the children were divided into mixed class groups and the older children helped and guided the Infants through the course.
Over the last number of weeks, Ms. Linehan has been teaching Spanish to 3rd & 4th Class. After their final class today, they shared a Paella dish which they prepared together. There was a delicious smell of fresh spices wafting through the school making everyone hungry.
Though we only had two weeks in school this month, it was certainly a very busy April!
Our Green School Committee organised an amazing World Water Day, jam-packed with fun activities. Thank you to our Committee and Ms O’ Riordan for all your effort and hard work!
The school looked wonderful as we prepared for Easter, and we played St. Lachteen’s in very competitive games of hurling and Camogie, thank you for coming! Thank you to Mr O Callaghan and Mr McElroy for all of your training. 6th Class pupil Chris lined out for Cork in the Primary Games and Sarah will be playing at half-time of the Cork v Waterford game on the 15th May, go n-éirí an t-adh leat!
Congratulations to 5th and 6th Class who celebrated their Confirmation on a beautiful sunny day. It was wonderful to celebrate all together with friends and family. Well done to all of the pupils and Mr O’ Callaghan for their hard work in preparing for their Sacrament.
The infant classes were very excited with their brand-new, high-tech smart boards!! They’re wonderful tools for supporting their learning; whether for the children to prepare their own videos for the class to watch, research, interactive games, or zoom calls with experts. This is in addition to 16 iPads for whole-school use. Thank you Ms Purcell for all of the research and time you invested to make this happen!
The younger classes also started the Food Dudes Programme. Food Dudes is an award-winning curriculum-linked evidence-based healthy eating programme, developed to encourage children to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. It is based on repeated tastings of fresh fruit and vegetables, rewards and positive role models. The children are wonderful to try new fruits and vegetables every day.