European schools sports day ☀️
Today, Friday 29th of September we celebrated European schools sports day, we joined lots of schools all across Europe completing an hour of physical activity and an hour of well-being! The junior end of the school completed dance, games and parachute activities, while the Senior end of the school had an athletics session with Shane from athletics Ireland as well as lots of fun interclass activities. We had a competition for our new Active School motto & this years Active School Committee was elected. We will have our first meeting next week & the motto winner will be announced on Monday, stay tuned!!
Reading stations in senior infants 📖
Shining bright on our word hunt in senior infants!
World book week 📚
We celebrated World Book Week 2023, on Monday 27th of feb to Friday March 3rd. We had a wonderful week of activities from buddy reading, visits to our local library, stories from Debbie our school librarian, book quizzes in class, daily DEAR time, riddles & book questions of the day compiled by 6th class, online lessons from authors who will visit us for writing workshops in the coming weeks, book tokens, bookmarks, beautiful art based on our favourite stories and MOST IMPORTANTLY our highly anticipated annual Book Character Parade!
World book day 🎈
We certainly had some interesting new pupils in school on Friday as we celebrated World Book Day. The children had the most wonderful day wearing costumes and describing their favourite book characters. Well done to all of the girls and everyone who helped them get into character on Friday! A fantastic effort was made and it really sparked the children’s interest and love of books!
Book Art 🖼️
Paired reading 📚
Our trip to coolock library 🎒
Story time with debbie
Catholic schools week
5th Class opened Catholic Schools Week this week with a lovely prayer service to explain the theme of Catholic Schools week 2023 ‘Walking together in Faith and Love’
Wednesday, walking together to celebrate Grandparents Day. Today our grandparents will visit our school. 3rd Class will host a prayer service followed by a visit to classrooms where our grandparents can see some of our lovely work and help us with some activities.
On Friday 28th of October all the girls in the school had a brilliant day of Halloween dress up and our annual céilí in our costumes. We all had great fun learning our dances and performing them in front of the whole school. It was great to be back in the hall together again. Take a look at some of the fabulous costumes that the girls dressed up in. Thank you to all the parents who helped them all get ready!
Today we are celebrating ESSD, getting our school to #BeActive for at least 120 minutes. Run or walk the distance of the given year (e.g. 2022 meters in 2022). Running, hopping, skipping, dancing: any kind of physical activity counts. Take a look at what we've been up to. We also incorporated some mindfulness and art activities into our day!
World Book day 2022
World book day is Thursday 3rd March. We have started to get organised. The girls all took part in a World book day competition and their beautiful pieces are hanging in our hall for all classes to see.
Junior- 2nd- Designed a book cover for their favourite book.
3rd and 4th- Wrote a poem
5th and 6th- wrote a six word story.
The winner from each class will be announced after the midterm.
On World Book day(Thursday 3rd March) the children will all dress up as their favourite book character and we will have a parade in the yard to show off our designs.
We also have an author, our school librarian and 2 librarians from Coolock coming in to do some stories and activities with the girls. Plus the teachers will also be marking the day with some of their own nice ideas.
Today the school are singing Christmas carols for the parents in the school yard. The class teachers will upload a video of the performance on Seesaw for any parent that misses it. The children all look so festive. We hope everyone enjoys the day
The school is looking very christmassy at the moment and the children and staff are loving it.
The girls had a ball dressing up in their amazing costumes and we held our annual Céilí outside.
This week in Maths week in our school. Each class have lots of lovely maths activities to work on- Shape art, maths trails, Sudoka puzzles, PE linked with maths, etc. Everyday there is a variety of problems displayed in the hall for the girls to figure out. Keep your maths eyes open this week- look out for numbers on doors, car regs, bus stop timetables, shapes we can see in the environment.
Sports day is always a big hit in our school.
The Junior classes were playing parachute games, running races, jumping hurdles, penalty shoot out, dance party and musical statues.
The Senior classes were playing foot tennis, obstacle course, traditional sports day games and the limbo, football drills and penalty shoot out.
What a fabulous week Ms. Shaughnessy and Ms. Sherwin have planned for the whole school. Hopefully the sun continues to shine.
Mon~ Rubgy for the Senior classes
Traditional playground games for Junior classes
Tue~ Cricket for the Senior Classes
Dance for the Junior classes
Teachers vs 6th class game of rounders
Wed~ 1st-6th ~athletics
Infants ~cooperative games
Fri~ Sports Day
The children and teachers of Junior and Senior Infants would like to say a huge 'Thank You' to Barry, Margaret and Daisy Hurley who donated a beautiful doll's house and furniture to the school which has been placed in the Aistear room. It will be enjoyed and appreciated by the children for many years to come.
To end a fabulous week all the children dressed up for an Inside out day raising money for Pieta House. The children wore their clothes inside out representing our appearance may not always match how we feel on the inside. The whole school took part in the Cha Cha Slide. It is so lovely to celebrate occasions as a school.
It is Well-Being Week in our school! We are having lots of fun doing mindfulness activities, meditations and yoga and on Friday we are having an Inside Out Day to raise money for Pieta House! We are wearing our clothes inside out to represent that someone might look ok on the outside but they might not be feeling ok on the inside! Thank you to the girls on the Amber Flag Committee for helping to organize the week!