Our senior girls played 3 matches in a football blitz which took place in Eire Og GAA club, Loughglynn on 3rd April 2019. They played against teams from Granlahan NS, Cloonbonniffe NS and Loughlynn NS. They played really well in very difficult cold, wet and windy weather conditions. They put in a huge effort even when they were cold and wet. Well done to all involved and thanks to the parents who came to support the girls.
We were lucky to have a morning of GAA training from two enthusiastic GAA coaches. All students from the school participated in learning new ball techniques and practicing fundamental movement skills, as well as having lots of fun and getting exercise. They learned some new games and skills which they really enjoyed.
Our students donated very generously to the work of Missionaries in Brazil, South Africa and India.
Sr. Breege visited the school with hand-made knitted chicks filled with mini Easter eggs. The children were delighted to hear about the work abroad and were happy to buy the eggs and chicks to support this worthy cause.
We dressed in green gear for St. Patrick’s Day! Everyone made a great effort to wear green clothes and we even had a special treat of green and orange jelly and ice-cream! Students from 1st- 6th class participated in a Trath na gCeist as as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge.
We engaged in lots of fun events to celebrate World book Day. Students worked in pairs to participate in a book themed quiz in which they had to use all their knowledge of reading, characters, authors and settings to answer the questions.
We also did some Buddy Shared Reading. The children from the junior room chose their favourite book, which the students from the senior room read to them. It was a very enjoyable activity. Well done to all the readers. They got the chance to encourage the younger children, spend time with them and also share the magic of stories with them!
It was amazing to see how creative and innovative our students were dressing up as characters from their favourite books. Well done to all the students who made a huge effort to be creative and thanks to all the parents who helped with the costumes. It made the day very enjoyable and special indeed!