Seachtain na Gaeilge Celebrations 2015

Bhí go leor rudaí ar súil againn i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015!

We had a very busy time in our school during Seachtain na Gaeilge. Our 1st and 2nd classes enjoyed wonderful tales from a Scéalaí who visited us after we enjoyed our annual Céilí on the yard. We also were excited to hear the announcement of the school wide art competition. Well done to all the girls for their beautiful entries. The winning pieces are displayed in the school PE hall with all winning artists receiving a prize. Our 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes participated in a closely contested Tráth na gCeist. Well done to the winning team!

Our annual Ceolchorim again allowed the girls to display the wonderful talent we have in our school. All classes recited poems and sang songs as Gaeilge. We were also treated to terrific tunes from Ms. Mc Monagle’s tin whistle class. Ms. Fox again amazed the audience with her Irish dancing skills followed by a fantastic arrangement of dancing involving girls from various classes. We also listened to a selection of toe-tapping traditional tunes from Ms. Lineen, Ms. Mc Monagle and Ms. Grealis. Well done to all the girls! Maith sibh cailíní! Thanks also to Ms. Downey, Ms. Fox, Ms. Daly, Ms. Lineen, Ms. Mc Monagle and Ms. Grealis for all their hard work for Seachtain na Gaeilge. We are looking forward to next year already!

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Céilí ar an gClós!

Bhí an-spórt againn ar an gclós nuair a bhí an Céilí Mór ar siúl! Tháinig gach rang amuigh agus bhí an t-ádh orainn mar bhí an grian ag taitneamh go hard sa spéir. Rinne gach rang damhsa Gaelach agus bhí na páistí go léir go hiontach. Maith sibh cailíní!

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World Book Day Celebrations!

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We enjoyed a very successful World Book Day in our school with lots of fun book centered activities! The infant classes had a very relaxing time in their classrooms with their teddy bears, pillows and favourite bedtime stories. The first and second classes (and their teachers!) dressed up as book characters and paraded their costumes around the school. The third and fourth classes had great fun doing book speed dating where they got to talk about their favourite book and hear about what others books they may want to read. The fifth and sixth classes had the tough task of matching up the teachers and staff with their favourite books in Staffroom Shelfie. The fifth and sixth classes also wrote a review of their favourite books. The winning book review was written by Jenny in Ms. Lineen’s class who then read her fantastic review out to the whole school via the intercom. Well done to all the girls who participated so well in all of the activities. A special mention of thanks to Ms.Moloney who organised the day. We hope all the girls continue to be avid readers!

We have received lots of super entries for our Extreme Reading competition! Results coming soon……

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World Book Day 2015!

Literacy plays a crucial role in the lives of our children on a daily basis, both within the school and as part of  home life, and so this year for World Book Day, which is being held on March 5th we have decided to celebrate this special day in new and exciting ways.  In order to recognise and promote reading for pleasure, we as a school have decided to mark this day both within our individual class levels along with a whole school activity for anybody who would like to partake.

Each grouping has been assigned a literacy related topic/theme for the day and with the help of their class teacher will carry out these activities during school time.

Junior & Senior Infants: Bedtime Story:  (pillow and teddy brought to school on that particular day for story-time)First & Second Class: Dress up day:  (Dress up as a character from a well known book)

Third & Fourth Class: Book Speed Dating:  (1 minute to talk about the best book they’ve read recently, with the aim of having met a book you would now like to read by the end of the session)

Fifth & Sixth Class: Staffroom Shelfie: (By looking at the book covers and blurbs of a number of staff members favourite books the children will have to match the correct book to the correct teacher). There will also be a book review competition running next week for these particular classes with the winner reading out their review on the intercom for the rest of the school to hear.

We are also challenging you and your child with an EXTREME READING CONTEST in order to add an extra element of fun to the days leading up to March 5th. Where is the most extreme place you can photograph your child reading their book? – the top of a tree, standing on their head……you choose (if you are struggling for inspiration lots of fun and different ideas can be found on Google). You can email your efforts to stcolmcillesgns@eircom.net or bring the images into school by Wednesday March 4th. Obviously we encourage you to keep safe (I wouldn’t recommend you reading in the jaws of a crocodile) but we are really looking forward to seeing who in our school has such a passion for reading that they have to do it anywhere and everywhere.

Happy World Book Day!