April Evening of Music,Drama and Dance!

This year St Colmcille’s GNS are very happy to announce that we will hold an evening of music, drama and dance from Second Class upwards. This will take place in April, over two evenings, and will showcase the fabulous talent of our students (exact dates/venue and further information closer to the schedule).

This will be our main drama event this year. It will require huge in-class preparation by teachers and students. Therefore, please note the changes to our regular Christmas concert schedule below.

  • Junior Infants to First Class inclusive will hold a Christmas Concert for the parents as normal.
  • Children taking part in our April Drama Evening (i.e those from Second Class upwards) will hold a low key in-school Christmas concert. Please note that this concert is for students only.

I thank you for your cooperation and look forward to welcoming you to our first ever evening drama extravaganza in April!

Thank You!

A huge thank you to all our lovely parents who sent in donations to our Aistear Equipment Drive!

We are happy to say that your generosity has had an immediate effect as our Junior and Senior Infants are getting stuck in learning through play.

Thank you from all of us!

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Gym Week

It’s gym week at St.Colmcille’s GNS and under the watchful eyes of our teachers, children have been stretching, rolling, twisting and exercising and enjoying every minute of their class!

Throughout the week students learn to control their bodies while moving in many different ways.

Children learn that the strength, flexibility and balance that they  gain from working on gymnastics skills will transfer easily to every other sport they might want to pursue.  

 

Parent/Teacher Meetings

This year Parent Teacher Meetings will take place on the 15th and 22nd of November to discuss children’s progress. These take place before or after the school day by prearranged appointment at a time that is mutually convenient.

Positive parent-teacher relationships and open two way communication between teachers and parents contribute to the positive attitudes and high standards of our pupils in St. Colmcille’s GNS.

At any stage during the school year, parents may make an appointment if they need to speak to a teacher. An appointment can also be made to see the Principal at a mutually convenient time.

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Food Dudes

Image result for food dudes imagesHere in St.Colmcille’s GNS we are taking part in the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme starting next Monday, November 13th.

Food Dudes is a programme developed to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables both in school and at home. It is based on positive role models,repeated tasting and rewards and being offered a wide range of fruit and vegetables each day. After these 16 days of fruit and veg. tasting the children will be encouraged to bring at least 1 fruit and 1 vegetable to school with them everyday from home, please continue to encourage your child to eat healthily and their bodies will reap the rewards.

Hallowe’en Dress up, chocolate apples and visit of our friendly Witch

St.Colmcille’s GNS was the place to be this Hallowe’en!

Witches, wizards, goblins, Donald Trump, a giant emoji and not a few minions were to be seen around St.Colmcille’s GNS on October 27th.  The occasion was the last day of the term before mid-term break.  Instead of pupils waiting to come into the school on Friday morning, there were lots of different characters in costume.  The children had spent the week learning about Oíche Shamhna, Hallowe’en traditions and doing a wide variety of art based around the Halloween Festival and Samhain. They had also made lots of chocolate apples with our lovely parent volunteers. They were ready for fun….

But much to everyone’s surprise we had an unexpected visitor – our Hallowe’en Witch. We had run her out of the school last year so we were a little surprised that she still came back. Her usual trickery was discovered again and she was sent on her merry way by some 5th class girls who bravely chased her out of the school. We are sure she won’t be back next year …

Many thanks to all the parents who helped out with the chocolate apples and the costumes and many thanks to the school staff who worked hard to make the day enjoyable and memorable.Image result for halloween