We will be running two competitions during the week. Children can enter either individually or in pairs. Entries need to be sent in for both competitions by Tuesday 28th March so that we can announce the winners promptly.
The first competition is to design an invention and tell us what it can do. The template for this has been handed to the children in class ( please request another from teacher if you mislaid yours)
The second competition is to make that very invention and to bring it to school where it will be displayed in the maths room. All classes will have a chance to view the works and there will be a school vote on the winner.
There will be three fun prizes in each category both at junior ( J.I to 2nd) and Senior (3rd to 6th) level.
Once again our Parents’ Association have organised a fantastic free talk for tomorrow evening – Supporting parents to support their children’s mental health and wellbeing
This talk supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. It explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur.
Parents who attend this session will:
1. Explore the factors that influence mental health and well being in their child.
2. Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child.
3. Be given tips on how best to support their child’s positive mental health and wellbeing.
This is guaranteed to be an interesting evening for parents.
I strongly urge parents to make every effort for at least one parent to attend this seminar. It will be time well-spent!
Which class will get the Golden Ticket?
That was the question on everyone’s lips on Thursday 9th March when we celebrated St. Colmcille’s Book Day! Lots of events took place to celebrate this wonderful day. The Junior Infants and Senior Infants were very comfy in their classrooms! The girls brought in their own pillows and teddies to snuggle up and enjoy some bedtime stories. 1st and 2nd Classes were unrecognisable in their wonderful book character costumes! 3rd and 4th Classes had a great time telling one another about their favourite books during Speed Book Dating! 5th and 6th Classes had a tough task in matching the teacher to their favourite book during Staffroom Shelfie!
But the excitement reached a crescendo at midday when Ms Burke Logue, over the intercom, instructed the classes to open their envelopes that had been delivered earlier. Inside one envelope was the Golden Ticket that would win a fabulous Roald Dahl themed hamper for the class. After much anticipated searching the ticket was discovered by Ms. O’Beirne’s Senior Infants! The class were then presented their hamper by Willy Wonka himself! Congratulations girls!
Huge thanks to Ms. Moloney, Ms O’Beirne and Ms Burke Logue who organised the day. It was a huge success!
Special thanks to Maria and her super assistant Emilia who had the special task of delivering the envelopes.
We were very fortunate to have a guest engineer from Engineer’s Ireland come and talk to 6th class about engineering and its’ many varieties and uses. Engineers take ideas and turn them into reality, using science, technology and ingenuity. Engineering offers a chance to make a difference to people’s lives. The girls asked many interested questions! Many thanks to Stephen from the Parent’s Association for organising!
The girls in Senior Infants and 2nd Class took part in a handwriting competition organised by Ms. O’Beirne. Lots of fantastic entries made the judges’ decision very difficult indeed but there has to be one winner in each class. Congratulations to Alannah in Ms O’Beirne’s class, Zeenat in Mrs Quinn’s class, Irene in Ms Keenan’s class and Gabriella in Ms O’Brien’s class. The winners received prizes of notebooks, markers and pencils. Well done to all for taking part!
The 5th Class girls have been very busy over the past few months preparing for their variety show. During their drama lessons the girls scripted many of the sketches that were included in the show. Performance day was on Monday 6th March when the girls entertained not only the whole school but their families also.
The show contained comedy sketches written by the girls, solo singing, group singing, poetry recitation and a dance that was choreographed by the girls themselves. The girls performed fantastically on the day and their teachers Ms McEneaney and Ms Cushen were very proud of them!
Huge thanks to our drama teacher Gerry Herbert for all his hard work with the girls and his dedication to the show. Thanks also to Ms Moyne for providing musical accompaniment