Our student council met today in a socially distanced way – out in the yard. They discussed what it is like to be back at school and why we all seem so glad to be back. They will work with their classes to create an accurate reflection of what school means to us, what elements make us happy and what we can do to make sure we continue to enjoy our school at its best.
The infant boys were delighted to welcome back our GAA coach from our local partner football club – Templeogue Synge St. The classes had some great fun in the sun – racing, taking turns and practising ball skills. Thanks Kevin!
2 Week Walking/Running Active Challenge:
As the great news hit that some of our boys were returning to school in early March and the rest of us would be mid-March, we created an active walking/running challenge for them over two weeks. The Spring weather was in our favour! Our boys love being active, and they love a competition. Our focus over the two weeks, starting on 22nd of February and finishing on the 5th of March, was to get our boys outside walking/running on a daily basis.
Our older boys aimed for 5km a day and our younger boys aimed for 2-3.5km a day. Many children tracked their distance on devices and apps such as Strava. The boys sent in their stats to their teacher at the end of each week.
Here are some pictures of our fantastic boys outside walking and getting their exercise in!!
Our boys celebrated Engineers week both at home and at school with the help of RTE School Hub. The boys had access to Virtual Shows and enjoyed challenges daily. Our infants loved their construction class where they made some creative 3D structures and tricky mazes.
World Book Day 2021 fell on March 4th – celebrating everything to do with literature and reading. We had a fun day in school encouraging love of reading and dressing up as our favourite characters at home and at school,
We had a great first week back – hopefully we won’t have empty desks like these again! It’s so much nicer when they are filled with our wonderful boys!
Archbishop Dermot Farrell sent this message to parents of pupils who are to make their First Holy Communion and Confirmation. He hopes that this gives some clarity and detail on how this might happen this year.
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