News Updates from: 2017-2018

Friendship Week

Friendship Week

We will celebrate Friendship Week in the school from the 8th to the 12th of October. The children will take part in various Creative Writing, Art and SPHE activities during the week.

The children will also celebrate friendship in a variety of ways and will be recognised for being kind and friendly throughout the week!

 

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MAY & JUNE NEWS

6TH CLASS

WE SAID GOODBYE AND GOOD LUCK TO 6TH CLASS. WE WISH THEM HAPPINESS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL AND HOPE THEY HAVE A LOVELY SUMMER. 

ASSEMBLY

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING SUPER STUDENTS FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS IN JUNE:




ATTENDANCE

WELL DONE TO ALL THESE STUDENTS FOR SUPER ATTENDANCE DURING THE YEAR! 




GSSC – GROW AWARDS

WE HAD A GREAT RESULT AT THE GROW AWARDS. WE RECEIVED OUR FIRST 5 STAR AWARD MOVING US FROM GOLD TO PLATINUM. WELL DONE TO JESSICA ON HER ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD, SHE HAS CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO THE GREEN SCHOOLS. THANK YOU JESSICA & THANKS TO THE GSSC AND ALL THE PUPILS AND STAFF FOR ALL THE HARD WORK AND SUPPORT GIVEN TO THE SCHOOL’S ENVIRONMENTAL WORK THIS YEAR.

 

ANNUAL FUN DAY AND ICE-CREAM PARTY

We had another fabulous  day on June 19th. Junior & Senior Infants had their fun day in the school yard with a big bouncy castle as a special treat. All other classes had their fun day at Lann Léire and they also had a bouncy castle and obstacle course as a special treat. 

And the best part of the day was raising €534 for THE MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION, the charity chosen by 6th class. 

The day was topped off by Paddy Holdcroft and his crew who provided ice-cream for everyone and Alan from “Long time Coming” who played an hour of fantastic music that made us all get up and dance our socks off! Even some of the parents joined in.

The children gave a gift to Paddy & David for all their help  with our school garden and they will be looking after the grounds for us during the school holidays. 

WELL DONE EVERYONE! LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR’S FUN DAY AND ICE CREAM PARTY! 

MAY AWARDS – Congratulations to the following students who received Dalta na Míosa & Special Commendations. 





2nd class have been writing to their pen pals in Mt. Hanover NS this year. Today (June 18th) the children from Mt. Hanover, along with their teacher Ms. Clayton,  came to meet their 2nd class pen pals for the first time. It was a very exciting day and all the children had a great time getting to know each other. 

JUNIOR INFANTS MADE LADYBIRDS FROM CLAY FOR THE INFANT FLOWER BED!

OUR ANNUAL BAKE SALE, PLANT SALE & RAFFLE TOOK PLACE ON JUNE 14TH. WE RAISED €1,309 FROM THE BAKE SALE AND RAFFLE WHICH WILL BE  USED  TO BY RESOURCES FOR CLASSES. THE PLANT SALE RAISED €278 WHICH WILL BE USED TOWARDS GREEN SCHOOLS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS ENJOYABLE EVENT.

THIRD CLASS CREATED THIS BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY ABOUT BEES FOR THE LECTERN AT THE LIBRARY. THIS WILL BE ON DISPLAY OVER THE SUMMER. 

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Attendance Awards June 2018

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who received Attendance Awards for unbroken attendance, consistent attendance and improved attendance throughout the school year. Well done!




 

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Dalta na Míosa June 2018

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who received Pupil of the Month Awards and Special Commendations for the month of June. We hope everyone enjoys the Summer holidays! 




 

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Bake and Plant Sale

Bake and Plant Sale

 

Our annual Bake and Plant Sale will take place on Thursday June 14th.

Please help us to raise funds for school resources by: 

 

  • Baking something for the Bake Sale
  • Donating plants
  • Buying raffle tickets 

 

Thank you for your support.

 

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Dalta na Míosa May 2018

Congratulations to the winners for the month of May!

Well done!

 





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May 2018

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. 

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! 

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MARCH 2018

NEW DATES TO NOTE (ADDED APRIL 6TH, 2018)

Closures:

  • May 24th:  Inservice for teachers 
  • May 25th: Referendum

Other:

May 8th: Confirmation

May 19th: First Holy Communion

May 22nd: Standardised Testing in English (1st to 6th class)

June 6th: Standardised Testing in Maths (1st to 6th class)

June 7th: School tour for 4th, 5th & 6th classes

June 14th: Bake and plant sale

June 21st: Graduation mass in the church

 

MARK FROM SKIPnROPE CAME TO TEACH SKIPPING AND TO DEVELOP SKIPPING SKILLS TO EVERY PUPIL. WE HAD A GREAT DAY WHICH ENDED WITH A DEMONSTRATION. IT’S A GREAT IDEA IF CHILDREN BRING IN THEIR SKIPPING ROPES TO ENJOY DURING BREAK TIMES. WHO DID MS. MORAN CATCH ON CAMERA??!!

For St. Patrick’s Day we dressed in green! We had a great day!

WE CELEBRATED SEACHTÁIN NA GAEILGE WITH LOTS OF ACTIVITIES. 3RD TO 6TH CLASS PARTICIPATED IN A TRÁTH NA gCÉIST. THEY HAD TO ANSWER CEISTEANNA AS GAEILGE. WELL DONE TO THE WINNING TEAMS BELOW, BHÍ SIAD AR FHEABHAS!



AS PART OF SEACHTÁIN NA GAEILGE WE HAD A SEÓ GAEILGE. EVERY CLASS PERFORMED. HERE ARE LOTS OF PHOTOS OF OUR SUPER PERFORMANCES! 

 

 

6TH CLASS CREATED THESE LOVELY EASTER EGGS USING FABRIC & FIBRE

LOOK AT ALL WHAT’S GOING TO BE DISPLAYED IN THE LECTERN AT THE LIBRARY VERY SOON! WELL DONE TO 4TH CLASS FOR A WONDERFUL PIECE OF WORK. 

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OUR PUPILS AND THEIR FAMILIES. ENJOY THIS LOVELY SPRING BREAK  WITH BRIGHTER EVENINGS AND SEE YOU ALL ON APRIL 9TH. 

 

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