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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 have learnt about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. They have learnt 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!

 

DCC Cross Country Event

Well done to all the boys, especially Ms. Molloy’s class, who represented the school so well at today’s DCC cross country event in Sundrive Park. Josh won the 6th class race and we had several medalists in the other races.

 

Gardening News

What a busy term we had in the garden! We harvested our rhubarb and from ‘Farm to fork’ the boys in 3rd and 4th class used their cooperative skills and  Maths’ skills to cook rhubarb crumble.

6th class did a great job cutting back old growth to make way for the  new.

Spring is well and truly here! Third classes were busy planting potatoes and tomatoes. Mr Kelly’s 1st class got help from Mr O’Doherty’s 6th class  to plant their lettuce seeds.

Hoping for a bumper harvest later as courgettes and chard seeds were also  planted in 4th class.

Infants planted onions and sunflower seeds and enjoyed getting handling the soil and getting grounded.  All calming rewarding activities.  We hope you all try these at home too.

Enjoy this little video of our endeavours!

Enjoying After School Sports Again!

The senior boys played their first soccer match in the schools’ soccer league for 2022 yesterday and came home with a win. They played against St Pat’s and had a comfortable win. We want to thank Larkview FC for the use of their all-weather pitch. It was great to see the smiling faces – supporters included.

Also we are very proud and happy with the performances and dedication of the boys during the Cumann na mBunscol Gaelic football season which finished this week. We wish to thank the teachers, Mr. Kelly, Mr. O’Doherty, Mr. O Brien, Ms. Byrne and Ms. Hahesy who have helped with the training and supervision.
Many thanks to the parents for their co-operation with drives to matches and training.

Hurling and athletics will take place after the Easter holiday.