This year we are focussing on school attendance and to kick start it we took part in the Every School Day Counts Poster Competition which was run by Tusla and CYPSC. Two of our girls, Saibhín and Sophie won the overall school prize - A Family Pass to the cinema each. There were also 2 winners from each participating class receiving a homework pass each. As a special treat each class that took part also won a box of chocolates. Well done girls! See you in school EVERYDAY!
We had very special visitors in our school today! Our senior girls began training in Tag Rugby and even got to play in Aviva Stadium. A big thank you to our coach Ray for bringing it in to show us.
Today we tasted a range of fruit, vegetables, cheese and even some olives! Watermelon, lemons and limes proved to be the most popular of the day. A huge thank you to Ms. Clarke, Denise and all the parents who came in to school this morning to prepare, chop and serve the food. The children had a great time! Take a look at some of our photos.
Today we had a very special visit from the well known comedy caberet string quartet "Graffiti Classical".
They were amazing and have instilled a new love of classical music in us all.
Take a look at some of the photos from today...
On Sunday 27th May we celebrated 50 years at St. John of God. We had a great day! Thank you so much to the Parent's Association for their trojan effort in organising the whole day.
Check back soon for the photos...
Today we celebrated World Book Day in style. Everyone dressed up as their favourite character and had a chance to visit the Book and Stationary Fair in the hall. Well done to all the girls for their creative and amazing costumes. Most impressively one girl dressed up as a character from her own book! A huge thank you to the Parents' Association for all their hard work in organising the fair. Here are some photos from the day!
For World Book Day each class revamped their classroom library. Here are some of the photos so far.
Which one is your favourite? Let us know by leaving a comment!
A big congratultions to the 6th Class girls who made their Confirmation last Thursday 8th of March. A big thank you to Mrs. Breen for all her hard work in preparing the girls. We also would like to congratulate and thank Ms. O'Dwyer and the choir for all their hard work and beautiful singing. They made the Confirmation extra special.
On Friday, we got to see all the girls in their beautiful outfits when they put on a little fashion show for us. You all looked beautiful girls.
Due to the red alert that has been issued by Met Éireann the school will be closed Thursday 1st March and Friday 2nd March. Stay safe and warm indoors.
World champion Caradh O'Donovan came in to visit us here at St. John of God NS. She coached the girls in a variety of exercises that she says are the key to keeping our bodies strong and healthy. She also spoke to us about how we should never give up on our dreams! We are certainly going to take her advice as Caradh has represented Ireland in 3 sports and is now training really hard to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Have a look at some of our photos from this special training session.
Check out this tweet from Caradh after she came to visit! We are so happy to see she enjoyed being at our school!
We had Grandparents' Day on Thursday 1st February. The 5th Class organised a special prayer service up in the hall and afterwards they came to visit all the children in their classrooms. It was such a special day and we really loved having you all in to visit. Thank you for sharing your stories and playing games with us.
We had a great day on Friday 27th October as the whole school gathered together in the hall for our annual Céilí na Samhna. Each class put a lot of practice into learning their Céilí dance. Paddy decorated the hall and Ms. DeNuinseann was our MC for the day. Have a look at the photos to see some of the creative and spooky Halloween costumes from the day.