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.
Huge congrats to Bobby Quirke and Jamie Keating on getting their prize winning ball wall design painted by graffiti artist Joanne Murphy onto our local Faugh’s Hurling Club ball wall. What a fabulous design!
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!
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.
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!
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!