The boys and girls of RETNS had another fantastic day at the annual Santry Athletics competition. This is always a highlight of the year for many children and they once again showed true sportsmanship and camaraderie towards each other. On Monday, Jude and Claire picked up gold medals in their respective races. On Wednesday, many of the relay teams and sprinters qualified for their respective finals with the Under 14 Boys team of Sami, Rowan, Sam, Ethan and Chris securing third place. Well done to all the children who took part.
Two representatives of our Green Team joined Anne and Patricia at the Green Schools Award Ceremony to collect our 6th Green Flag for Global Citizenship -Litter and Waste.
Proudly displaying the flag back at school.
On Monday we were delighted to welcome the student council of Firhouse ETNS, who made the trip to visit RETNS and have a sharing of ideas between the two student councils. The students wasted no time in getting the discussion going and RETNS student council was delighted to have an opportunity to show our visitors around their school.
Our visitors had a look at our lovely shed wall and admired our new veg garden
They visited the library where they were shown some of our story sacks and they had their photo taken together in the wildlife garden.
On Friday, May 18th, we held our annual sponsored walk to St. Enda’s. The sun shone as we made our way from the school and we arrived in the park after a leisurely half hour walk. Here are some photos giving a flavour of the day.
Walking and talking
Fun and games
A little bit of construction work…. and of course the marathon!
Thanks to all the parents who came along to help and make it a great school community day out…and we had three special visitors!
Today we went on the Viking Splash tour. First we got a bus from our school to town. After we were all out of the bus we got into the Viking Splash tour boat. The Viking Splash tour boats were made by women in America during the second World War. They called it the DUKW (pronounced duck). We got into seats, put on our helmets and off we went. Real Viking helmets didn’t have horns but on the Viking splash tour the helmets did have horns. We passed some really old houses that were made in the Georgian times. We drove through town until we reached a ramp with water. We put on our life jackets then the boat went into the water. We saw some divers and the Google offices.
Thanks to the great efforts of our student council and sixth class pupils, who organised and ran a very successful bake sale and games day, we have raised €1003.67 for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. On Friday Siobhán Broughan came to our assembly to accept the cheque on behalf of Crumlin Hospital.
Siobhán told the children about some of the ways in which their money would be put to use.