Halloween Fashion Show
Our Parents' Association organised a Halloween Fashion Show in the school on Friday, 26th October. Well done to everyone who put huge effort into dressing up. We were blown away by the creativity exhibited. Photos of the fashion show will be uploaded here soon, so make sure to check back!
Road Safety Authority
Thank you to Caroline Jordan from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) for visiting our school this week. She spoke to a number of our classes about road safety and ensured that our children are familiar with the rules of the road and how they can best stay safe in the car, when walking and when cycling. The children also learned the Safe Cross Code and a number of volunteers performed the dance for the other children.
Heritage in Schools
Heritage in Schools Expert, David Swift has been involved in Irish historic recreation work for more than 20 years. Our pupils were treated to a powerful presentation on military attire and weaponry used during the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence. Pupils had the opportunity to inspect David's unique and varied collection of artefacts from this important historical period in Irish history. An unforgettable experience for all who were lucky enough to be present! Thank you David and Ms. Mannion for organising this event!
GAA Fundamental Movement Skills (ABC)
The ABC/Have-a-Ball Nursery Programmes are a series of fun-based exercises to develop basic movement and motor skills for children aged 4 to 8 years old. These skills form the basis for the later development of the specific skills of Hurling and Gaelic Football.
Our junior classes have enjoyed taking part in the GAA ABC sports' skills programme over the past number of weeks. We have had a number of fantastic coaches come into the school and work with the children, helping to develop a love of the sport and to develop the basic skills children need to play hurling and gaelic football. Thank you to all involved!
A number of our pupils recently won medals in the County Athletics competition. Well done to all of the children who represented our school on the day!
Football Blitz in Ballyleague
Our Senior Girls' gaelic team attended a L.G.F.A. blitz recently in Ballyleague. They had a great day! Thank you to all involved in organising the day.
Ms McCarrick's class had a busy day recently. In the space of only 3 hours, the children dug potatoes from the school garden, washed them, cooked them and ate them for their lunch!
Rope Making Workshop
On Monday last, some of our senior pupils took part in a rope making workshop. We made skipping ropes and developed an appreciation of the value of natural fabrics. It was great fun! Thank you to Steffi Otto from 'Heritage in Schools' for running the workshop.