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Enrolment for Junior Infants 2017

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Enrolment for Junior Infants September 2017 will take place on Monday 23rd January, Tuesday 24th January, and Wednesday 25th January 2017 between 9.15am and 10.30am in the school. 

Children who are due to start school in September 2017 must be aged 4 by April 2017.

On the day, please bring original:

- Child's Birth Certificate

- Child's Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)

- Child's PPS Number

- Two recent utility bills showing current address (as proof of residence)

Parents must come in person to enrol their child. Applications for Junior Infant enrolment will be dealt with strictly in accordance with Scoil Thomáis enrolment policy for 2017. The updated enrolment policy for 2017 can be read here.

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Food Dudes

Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme

The Food Dudes Programme begins in Scoil Thomáis on Wednesday, 18th of January. This is a programme designed to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables both in school and at home. It is based on positive role models (the Food Dudes characters), repeated tastings and rewards. The duration of the programme is 16 days for junior classes and 8 days for senior classes. The Food Dudes Programme is ultimately designed to enable children to enjoy a healthy diet and to create a healthy eating culture within schools.

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What fruit and vegetables will the children be tasting in school?

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Who are the Food Dudes?

The Food Dudes are four young super-heroes: Charlie, Tom, Raz and Rocco. By eating their favourite fruit or vegetables, the Food Dudes gain special powers which enable them to save the world and the Life Force from a gang of baddies: The Junk Punks. General Junk and his side-kicks, Miss Demeanour and Master Disaster, are trying to drain the energy of the world by depriving it of nutritious fruit and veg. With their special powers, given to them by carrots, tomatoes, raspberries and broccoli, the Food Dudes feed the Life Force and foil the Junk Punks. If you keep feeding your Life Force, you can be a Food Dude too.

Keep eating those fruit and veg at home and school and help the Food Dudes rule! It’s up to all of us to keep the Life Force strong.

LET’S DO IT DUDES!!

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The Food Dudes programme is managed by Bord Bia and receives financial support from the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine and the European Union through the School Fruit Scheme.

Find out more at www.fooddudes.ie

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3rd Class Room 17 Winter Poems

Talented student's poetry writing
Winter Poems on website sighting
Future wordsmith's phrases rhyming
Splendid poems with fabulous timing

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Room 19 3rd Class County Project

Before Christmas the boys and girls in 3rd Class Room 19 did a lot of research on some of the counties in Ireland. Each child had their own county to investigate, which they then brilliantly presented to the whole class after the holidays.  Well done to all the researchers!

 

 

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New Gymnastic Equipment

Before the Christmas holidays, Scoil Thomáis played host to a fundraising raffle to raise money for new gymnastic equipment. The equipment, including a new climbing frame, vault, climbing horse, benches and mats, has been improved massively. The climbing frame, built into the wall, has changed in many different ways. There are lots of different ways to climb it and also different formations to take on your way up. The fall onto the crashmat from the new vault is great fun for everyone, especially the little children because of how soft the landing is! I think the school made the right choice in improving the gymnastic equipment because it lets the children have a fun time while doing PE. 

written by Ethan Flynn in Room 22

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Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh!

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Happy New Year to everyone in Laurel Lodge!

Welcome back to all of the students and staff in Scoil Thomáis - we wish you all a great term and year ahead in 2017!

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Christmas in Scoil Thomáis

We hope you enjoy our video which captures some of the Christmas magic here in Scoil Thomáis!

 

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Christmas Candle Creations

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The boys and girls in Seomra 4 have been very busy making their Christmas Candle Creations. We really hope that you enjoy them. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Health and Happiness for 2017.

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Christmas Carol Service

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Scoil Thomáis' Christmas Carol Service recently took place in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle. It was a beautiful service and a very special way of celebrating Christmas. 

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Class sang and took part in the service and the pupils in 1st and 2nd class came to watch and join in the singing on Tuesday, 20th December. The service was repeated on Wednesday, 21st December with many of our parents, pupils and members of the local community in attendance.

The service ran seamlessly and we would like to thank everyone for their participation. 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes performed a number of lovely Christmas carols that they had prepared in school with their teachers. We would like to say a big 'thank you' to Ms Kerrigan , who co-ordinated and organised the service from start to finish. It was a fantastic event!

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Winter Art in Room 19

Take a look at some of the fantastic Winter Art that we have done here in Room 19 over the past few weeks

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Room 14 showing kindness

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Christmas Art Competition

There was an incredibly high standard of work submitted for the Christmas Art competition this year. Ms O'Leary had the difficult job of choosing the winners, who were all awarded prizes at a ceremony on Tuesday, 20th of December.

Well done to all the winners and runners up too!

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Tin Whistle in 3rd Class

The boys and girls in Ms.Egan’s 3rd class have been busy learning to play the tin whistle. We made a short video of some the songs we have been learning for Christmas. We hope you enjoy it!