Winterfest 2018

Winterfest 2018

Winterfest 2018 was a cornacopia of delights from Junior & Senior Infants Lionking, 5th Class’s Rock dance-offs, Mary Poppins visiting us with 3rd Class and 1st class helping Mowgli in The Jungle Book. These were followed by 4th Classes Mathilda, 2nd Class introducing us to The Sound of Music and 6th Class telling their version of The Greatest Showman. The 5th/6th Choir ended our performance with a lovely rendition of Starman, (listen back below). To remind you of these performances we have a selection of pictures taken at the dress rehersal. Enjoy your Winter Break and see you all in the New Year.

Starman

by 5th & 6th Class Choir

4th Class Assembly Performance

4th Class Assembly Performance

4th Class performed their Greatest Showman medley for assembly this week. It is one of the sets of songs they are preparing for Peace Proms 2019 which will be held in February in the RDS. The children have been practicing very hard every week both their singing and their dance moves.

Have a look at some of the photographs we took of the performance. We have some future stars among us! Darren

Gaeilge sa Bhaile Survey

Gaeilge sa Bhaile Survey

 
This year we are focusing on Irish writing in our School Improvement Plan. Prior to implementing our plan, we are assessing the current level of Irish in our school and considering ways to improve our practice. We would be very grateful if you would complete this survey by clicking on the link below. All suggestions will be carefully considered and we welcome any parental support that will improve our practice.
 
Please complete the survey by next Tuesday, 4 December.

The following advice is from the HSE with regard to the latest ‘flu’ season. It is quite useful for parents/guardians of children in our school so we are making it available to you here as a downloadable pdf. 

FAQ for Parents/Guardians on the ‘Flu’

 

 

Third Class Trip to Trinity

Third Class Trip to Trinity

On Tuesday, October 23 Third Class went on a visit to Trinity College to see the Book of Kells.  The children have been learning lots about early Christian Ireland and the Book of Kells in recent weeks and they really impressed their guide, Sinéad, with the amount of knowledge they had at their fingertips.  Sinéad gave them a guided tour of the exhibition, showing them real velum and quills just like the monks used to use.  They saw the book itself in its glass case and learned how important it is that it is kept in a carefully controlled environment.  They went on to visit Trinity’s famous Long Room, with its amazing barrel-vaulted ceiling .  Third Class now know that it is 65 metres long and has over 200,000 books!!  They heard a lovely story about a very famous cat, Pangur Bán.  Before going back to school the children also got to visit the geology building, where they saw the skeletons of giant red deer and the amazing use of stone from all over Ireland throughout the building.  It was a great day and a well-deserved reward for the children’s hard work on their Book of Kells inspired stories.

Aileen