News Updates from: 2017-2018

FEBRUARY 2018

AS USUAL WE HAD ANOTHER BUSY AND EVENTFUL MONTH. HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF FEBRUARY 

DALTAÍ NA MÍOSA AND SPECIAL COMMENDATIONS – CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:

MORE 3RD CLASS CHILDREN GRADUATE TO PEN – ALL THE CHILDREN ARE WORKING REALLY HARD AT THEIR CURSIVE WRITING AND ARE PRODUCING BEAUTIFUL WORK.

 

THE BRIGÍNS AND GIRL GUIDES WORE THEIR UNIFORMS TO SCHOOL AS PART OF INTERNATIONAL GIRL GUIDES WOLD THINKING DAY.

 

WELL DONE TO ALL GIRLS AND BOYS FROM 5TH AND 6TH CLASS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE BLITZ IN DKIT ON MARCH 7TH AND 8TH. A SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 6TH CLASS BOYS TEAM WHO QUALIFIED FOR THE NEXT ROUND. A SPECIAL THANKS TO MS. BOLTON FOR GIVING UP HER TIME TO TRAIN THE BOYS AND GIRLS.

 

WE DRESSED UP FOR WORLD BOOK DAY. LOOK AT ALL THE FABULOUS CHARACTERS WE DRESSED AS:

 

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JANUARY 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS FOR THEIR STUDENT OF THE MONTH AND SPECIAL COMMENDATION AWARDS:

 

WELL DONE TO THESE 3RD CLASS PUPILS WHO WORKED VERY HARD TO GRADUATE TO PEN!

JUNIOR INFANTS INVITED THEIR GRANDPARENTS TO VISIT THE SCHOOL. THEY SANG SONGS, RECITED A POEM AND HAD THEIR PHOTOS TAKEN WITH THEIR GRANNIES AND GRANDADS. THIS LOVELY VISIT INCLUDED A NICE CUP OF TEA/COFFEE AND TREATS FOR THESE VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE.

WE CELEBRATED ST. BRIGID’S DAY BY ATTENDING MASS, DOING ART WORK ABOUT ST. BRIGID AND BY MAKING ST. BRIGID’S CROSSES.

 

WELL DONE TO ALL THE PUPILS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS YEAR’S CREDIT UNION SCHOOLS QUIZ. WE HAD THIRTEEN TEAMS PARTICIPATING THIS YEAR WITH ONE TEAM COMING FIRST PLACE AND ANOTHER COMING 2ND PLACE IN THE UNDER 12S SECTION:






WE ARE BUSY PREPARING FOR FRIENDSHIP WEEK (FEBRUARY 5TH TO 9TH). HERE ARE PHOTOS OF PUPILS PAINTING OUR NEW BUDDY BENCHES WHICH WILL BE FINISHED VERY SOON. WE HOPE TO HAVE ONE IN EACH YARD. YOU SIT ON THE BENCH IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO PLAY WITH OR IF YOU ARE FREE TO PLAY WITH SOMEONE. WE ARE ALSO CREATING A PIECE OF ART CALLED “OUR FRIENDSHIP TREE”. EVERY PUPIL’S HAND PRINT WILL BE ON THE TREE AND THE FINISHED PIECE WILL BE HUNG

PLEASE VISIT THE LECTERN AT THE LIBRARY TO SEE THE FABULOUS DISPLAY BY STEPHANIE, LUCY AND LEAH. ALL THREE GIRLS RECEIVED AWARDS FOR DESIGNING GREEN SCHOOLS MASCOTS WITH THE THEME OF SUSTAINABILITY. CONGRATULATIONS TO LUCY WHO WON 1ST PRIZE IN COUNTY LOUTH FOR HER MASCOT “SOLAR PANEL SID”. THIS WILL BE A NEW MASCOT FOR COUNTY LOUTH WHICH WILL BE USED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY SO KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED! 

 

 

 

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DECEMBER 2017

We have had a very eventful month with lots of activities and events to enjoy and celebrate!

A VERY IMPORTANT VISITOR CAME TO THE SCHOOL TODAY, CAN YOU GUESS WHO HE IS?!! WE SANG SONGS FOR HIM AND HE GAVE US A PRESENT FOR OUR CLASSES. THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO VISIT US SANTA, WE KNOW YOU ARE VERY, VERY BUSY GETTING READY TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD TO DELIVER PRESENTS TO ALL THE BOYS AND GIRLS. HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND MRS. CLAUS AND TO RUDOLF, THE ELVES AND ALL THE REINDEER! 

We held our annual Christmas Celebration in the church with prayers, song, tin whistle and The Story of Christmas performed by  Junior Infants.

DECEMBER’S DALTAÍ NA MÍOSA AND SPECIAL COMMENDATIONS.






CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE PUPILS WHO WON PRIZES FOR DESIGNING DECORATIONS FOR THE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS TREE USING RECYCLED MATERIALS: 

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS

Congratulations to Leah, Stephanie & Lucy from Mr. Moore’s 5th class who won awards for designing a mascot with the theme of sustainability. Lucy won 1st prize in County Louth for her mascot “Solar Panel Sid.” All mascots will appear on Louth County Council’s 2018 calendar. Well done girls, a fantastic achievement. 

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OCTOBER 2017

October was a very busy month.  Check out the individual class posts to see what activities were taking place.  After our mid-term break and Halloween madness we had assembly and the following students were awarded Student of the Month and who received Special Commendations.





Children in third class were very working hard on their handwriting and the following children graduated to pen! Well to these students, all other children in third class are getting better and better and there will be more graduates next month!

Everyone is making a super effort to bring healthy snacks and lunches to school. First class proudly display their healthy choices.

 

Fifth class were very busy planting garlic and onion bulbs in the school garden. Hopefully we will have a nice crop before end of the school term. 

Paddy Holdcroft and David  from Dunleer Community Hub and some of our GSSC members have  been working hard with Derek creating new beds in the garden and transferring the shrubs up to one of our Tree Tribes Garden.

Our GSSC created a display to encourage all pupils to be positive and to be the best that they can be! They also showed short videos about composting to all the pupils at assembly. 




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September 2017

We can’t believe that we are already back to school one month! We’ve had a very enjoyable and busy September. Everyone has settled in really well and at assembly today Ms. Moran praised everyone for super work, neat handwriting, great healthy eating and for  dressing smartly in our school uniforms. This is going to be a great year. Below you’ll find some of the events and activities that took  place during September. Please check our website regularly for updates, especially your child’s class posts. 

 

Junior Infants

We would like to extend a very special welcome to Junior Infants. They have settled into school life really well and are having lots of fun learning.

Just some of the children in 3rd class who had healthy lunches in September!  

HEALTHY LUNCHES

 

Congratulations to all the students who were named Dálta na Míosa and who received Special Commentations for September. 





GREEN SCHOOLS STUDENT COUNCIL

We have combined our Green Schools Committee and Student Council and now have a GREEN SCHOOLS STUDENT COUNCIL which will be known as the GSSC. We had our first meeting last week and will be meeting regularly to talk about how to work together to continue to create a happy, healthy, safe and environmentally friendly place for everyone. We hope that all students and their parents will support us in our work this year. We welcome new ideas that will inspire everyone. We are currently waiting for the deliver of four “buddy benches” which The Mens Shed is making for us. We will be painting these when they arrive before putting them in the yard to enjoy.

We are currently in the process of removing the plants from the bed beside the teacher’s car park and will be transplanting the shrubs in the Tree Tribe’s Garden. Our yellow courgettes and sweet corn  grew continuously throughout the summer and they are now ready for harvest. We will be expanding the growing area to enable more teachers to participate with their classes and will try to have something of interest all year round in the existing beds. Working with Dunleer Community Hub.

 

SCHOOL CHOIR

Ms. McHugh has established a school choir for this year. We hope all the members enjoy singing at Mass and at the various school events during the year. Male members welcome to join!!!

 

JAMES AND SAM CELEBRATING A WIN FOR THE LANN LÉIRE UNDER 14 TEAM. WELL DONE BOYS! 

6th CLASS

6th Class recently visited Glen Dimplex for a tour of the factory. It was very interesting and informative and we were lucky enough to meet Mr. Naughton. We did a project on our visit afterwards.



 

AUTUMN ART & POETRY IN 4TH CLASS

4th class artwork inspired by Evie Hone

 

DATES TO NOTE: 

Here are some important dates for Parents & Guardians to note (details of individual events will be provided nearer the time): 

  • October 20th – Sponsored Walk for pupils and their families
  • October 26th – Parent-Teacher meetings from 1pm to 5 pm (school closing at 12.30 pm)
  • December 7th: Jumble Sale in school hall
  • December 20th: Christmas service in church 
  • Tuesday May 8th: Confirmation 
  • May 19th: First Holy Communion
  • June 7th: Cake Sale & Plant Sale
  • June 21st: 6th class mass in church

2nd Class:

These photos show all the work being done in Ms. Connolly’s class, with a little help from Tinkerbella the class fairy. 




 

1st Class

We are all happy to be back together again in school.

Now that we are in 1st Class we are going home at 3 o’clock. Our favourite things to do in 1st Class are: Tables Champ, Heads down Thumbs Up, P.E, Art, Golden Time, Spelling Test, Station Teaching, News every day, Maths, Handwriting, playing with our friends in the yard, getting smiley faces for our groups and some of us even love doing Home Work!!

Last Friday we went for a walk with our new high-vis jackets to the playground. We played with our friends and had good fun.

We are looking forward to a busy and fun year together:-)

Senior Infants

Ms. Hodgins is so happy with her class. They are all working really hard and also having lots of fun learning.



5th Class

5th class went on a field trip to Barmeath Castle in September. It was very interesting and they learned a lot about the history of the castle and its beautiful gardens.

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