We had our last Assembly of the school year on Friday, 20th of June. Well done to the pupils who received full attendance certificates. The pupils presented Ms. Carpenter with a hamper for all her hard work throughout the year. We would like to wish sixth class pupils every success in all their future endeavours. We keep them in our thoughts and prayers as they begin an exciting new chapter in their lives. We would like to wish all pupils and their families a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Our Fifth Green Flag was raised on Thursday 19th June. The flag was raised by Mr. Neville Caldbeck following a short ceremony and prayers.
Thank you to the Green School Committee and Ms. McAssey who leads our Green School camapign with great enthusiasm and energy.
Congratulations to our Fifth Class girls who recently entered the IPC National Mimimus Championships 2014.
Our annual Sports for All Day was held on Tuesday. Our day began with stations where we sampled different types of sports. After a short break, we ran our races. It was a glorious day. Thank you to Ms. Bryan who organised Sports Day. Thank you to all of the parents for their support. We are looking forward to Sports for All 2015 already!
Congratulations to our runners who were placed in the Éigse Mile Relay. Well done!
We went on our school our tour to Well’s house and Gardens. The weather was beautiful. It was hot and sunny. It really made our day. We were greeted by Lady Frances who brought us to archery first. We had time to practise our shooting and aiming skills at target boards. Afterwards we went on an adventure into the woods to shoot arrows at animal targets. We really enjoyed this.
We then went on a trip back in time to the Victorian era. We were brought around Lady Frances’ house. We saw her shell room where she wrote her letters. She had 12 servants to help her around the house. We saw her dining room and her ladies room. The ladies room was she retired to in the evening. Her children had to make an appointment to see her because she was such a busy lady. It was really fun to travel back in time to the Victorian times but we would not like to be a child during that time.
We then had a lovely picnic outside enjoying the sunshine and we played in the playground for a while. Lady Frances then came back to join us and we played team games. We had a relay race; running with an egg and spoon then a sack race followed by skipping and then doing the limbo. It was so much fun. Ms. Bryan and Ms Hunter-Garland then brought us on a magical walk through the woods. We saw many fairy doors and hidden creatures in the wood. We found the wishing well and then we found this strange creature. He was really big and he had purple wart of his nose. Do you know who we found?
When we returned from our walk we went back to the playground until it was time to leave. We thoroughly enjoyed the day but we were exhausted coming home. It was a fantastic school tour.
The pupils in fourth, fifth and sixth classes went on a field trip to Carlow today. They visited the Browneshill Dolmen which dates back to 3000 BC. The pupils learned that the capstone is the oldest in Europe and weighs 150 tonnes. They enjoyed a picnic in Oak Park and had fun in the playground. After lunch, the pupils visited the Carlow County Museum. They enjoyed the many exhibits on display. It was fascinating to explore the many artifacts and exhibits. The pupils also visited Carlow Military Museum. The museum displays a wide variety of military artifacts and uniforms linked to County Carlow. It was really interesting. The field trip was a thoroughly enjoyable day out. Many thanks to the adults who helped out on the day.
We were delighted to welcome our incoming Junior Infants to school for their Induction Day today. We got to know each other, played games, read books and had lots of fun.
Congratulations to one of our fourth class girls who won a medal over the weekend at the Athletics Association of Ireland Team Event in the Under 12s Hurdles and High Jump. We are very proud of her. Well done.