Evie Hone inspired
Working on the school garden
We collect batteries for Barrettstown
We are positive pupils!
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1st class
Senior Infants
6th Class

MORE MODEL PUPILS!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE SUPER CHILDREN – AWARDS WERE GIVEN FOR LOTS OF REASONS INCLUDING FABULOUS WORK, MAKING A GREAT IMPROVEMENT IN DIFFERENT SUBJECTS, FOR MAKING GREAT EFFORT, FOR TRYING THEIR BEST, FOR BEAUTIFUL HANDWRITING AND FOR BEING KIND, CARING AND HELPFUL. TAKE A BOW!! 





JUNIOR INFANTS PRODUCED SOME FABULOUS WRITING AND ARTWORK BASED ON A STORY CALLED “THE RAINBOW FISH.”  HERE ARE SOME LOVELY EXAMPLES 

Cormac, Freya and Lily Rose

 

3RD CLASS CONTINUE TO IMPROVE IN LEAPS AND BOUNDS WITH HANDWRITING. LOOK WHO GOT THEIR PEN LICENCE! 

Well done Abbie, Liam, Keegan, Katie and Tallia

WE RECENTLY PARTICIPATED IN OUR LOCAL SPRING CLEAN. MR. MOORE’S CLASS AND OUR GSSC WENT OUT AND ABOUT AROUND THE VILLAGE. DUNLEER TIDY TOWNS HELPED AND COLLECTED OUR LITTER BAGS AFTER THE CLEAN UP. 

DUNLEER TIDY TOWNS ALSO HELPED US TO CLEAN UP OUR WILD FLOWER AND COMPOST AREA. THE USED ELECTRICAL TOOLS TO CUT DOWN BRANCHES AND CLEAR OUT PLANTS WITH DEEP ROOTS. 

OUR BUDDY BENCHES AND PLANTERS WERE FINALLY READY TO PUT INTO THE SCHOOL YARD. WE MADE THE PLANTERS FROM RECYCLED CABLE REELS AND PADDY HOLDCROFT AND DAVID FROM DUNLEER COMMUNITY HUB HELPED US TO PAINT THEM AND PUT PLANTS IN THEM.

WE HAVE BEEN BUSY LOOKING AFTER OUR SCHOOL GROUNDS, DOING LOTS OF WORK TO MAKE IT LITTER FREE AND COLOURFUL. DUNLEER TIDY TOWNS AND DUNLEER COMMUNITY HUB HAVE PLAYED A HUGE PART IN THIS. THEY ARE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERS!









THIS TIME OF YEAR IS A BUSY ONE. WE HAVE JUST FINISHED OUR ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN AND WE ARE CURRENTLY PLANTING FLOWERS IN THE SCHOOL GROUNDS AND IN THE WINDOW BOXES. WE PLANTED GARLIC AND ONIONS RECENTLY AND HAVE JUST SOWN PEAS AND DID SOME WEEDING. 

CAN YOU SPOT A HEADBOARD AND A MIRROR IN OUR GARDEN?! IT’S AMAZING WHAT YOU CAN UPCYCLE AND RECYCLE! 

WHAT’S NEXT??

WE ARE CONSTANTLY COMING UP WITH IDEAS TO ADD TO THE BEAUTY OF OUR SCHOOL. WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN PALLETS FROM SOME OF OUR PARENTS AND FROM GLEN DIMPLEX.

OUR NEXT PROJECT IS TO UPCYCLE THE PALLETS BY CREATING “HANGING GARDENS” FOR THE SCHOOL WALLS LIKE THESE:

MARY IN 5TH CLASS SURPRISED ALL HER CLASSMATES WHEN SHE BROUGHT IN SOME BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED BUNS SHE BAKED AT HOME. THANK YOU MARY FOR BEING SO KIND AND THOUGHTFUL…..YUMMY!! 

 

ONE OF OUR 5TH CLASS PUPILS DEREK IS DOING A LOT OF CREATIVE WORK. LOOK AT HIS FABULOUS CREATIONS! DEREK HAS ALSO PAINTED STONES FOR OUR NEW VEGETABLE GARDEN. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 6TH CLASS WHO RECEIVED THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION ON MAY 8TH. TWO OF OUR 5TH CLASS PUPILS SANG “SEINN ALLELUIA”  AND PHILIPSTOWN CHILDREN’S CHOIR SANG THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE CEREMONY.

WELL DONE TO ALL THE CHILDREN IN 3RD, 4TH, 5TH & 6TH CLASS WHO TOOK PART IN THE RECENT CROSS-COUNTRY CHALLENGE IN TULLYALLEN. THE WEATHER WAS SUNNY AND EVERY ONE ENJOYED THE DAY AND WE HAD SOME WINNERS TOO!