Santry Athletics 2022

Well done to our athletics team who came back from Santry yesterday with plenty of medals in the Dublin Primary School Sports Competitions. Individual medals included gold for Tommy and silver for Josh in the sprints while Sam ran a great 600m to finish 3rd on the line. Daire won his race taking home another gold medal for Joeys. Our two relay teams had practiced baton changing for a few weeks and it paid off with a gold for the U12 team and a close silver for the U14 team. Well done everyone!

Our Annual Art Exhibition – Virtual tour for all.

We hosted our annual Art Exhibition on Thursday. Every pupil submitted an art piece for the exhibition and got a chance to come down to the school hall to see all the artistic pieces in a wonderful setting. The boys were impressed with how their art looked when on display and loved looking at the other  art work.

The September 2022 Junior Infant  parent evening  was held in the hall and the new parents were in awe of the creativity of all our boys.

Truth be told, so are we!  Well done to all the young artists, and to all who helped set up the displays and prepared the hall for the exhibition.  A job well done – thank you!

 

Sport’s Day Events have begun!

Our junior and senior infants have kicked off our Sport’s day, week and  month events with a football blitz of coaching and games in the VEC grounds. The football fun was organised by our GAA coach Kevin from Templeogue Synge St, who coaches our boys every Friday in school.   Our 6th class prefects helped to bring the boys safely to the pitches and to referee the matches ensuring everyone had fun!  Thanks to the VEC for allowing us to use their wonderful grounds. The rain kept away and the boys loved playing on a carpet of green grass.

Celebrating First Holy Communion Together

Congratulation to the boys from 2nd and 3rd class and the pupils from Stratford N.S. who celebrated their First Holy Communion at the weekend in St Joseph’s Church.  It was a lovely shared community event with parents, children, teachers and the whole parish working together to make it a special day for the children.

We had a fun party in the Parish Hall after the ceremony, hosted by our parents (and photographs were taken of all who wanted to share in the celebration on Monday and Tuesday.  Thanks to all who were involved in making lovely school memories for us all!

 

 

Entrepreneurial Leadership Excellence Award

Congratulations to the boys from Ms Molloy’s fifth class for receiving an award from Sam’s Business Bus – Driving Expectations.

The boys learned about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. They learned how to write both a mission statement and a vision statement for a business, how to set out a business model, look at a budget and how to set goals using the SMART acronym: (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timed).

Well done to the boys and we look forward to reading about all your entrepreneurial ideas in the Business Post in the years to come.

 

UCC Fossil visit for our 6th classes

Our 6th classes had visits from Jess, Dan and Tiffany from UCC Geology department to speak about fossils and paleontology. They were treated to puppets, experiments, presentations, excavations, art and a spin the wheel of extinction. These activities covered topics from evolution, archaeology, paleontology, dinosaurs, Irish fossils and extinction. They also entered a fossil art competition. We look forward having them again!