Chess Masterclass

Thank you to Úna O'Boyle who visited Scoil Thomáis today to deliver a chess masterclass to some lucky pupils!

Christmas Art Competition 2018

Take a look at the video below to see some of our fantastic Christmas themed art on display in the school hall this week.

Well done to all of the pupils who entered our annual Christmas Art Competition.

As you can see the standard was so high this year so congratulations to the winners and the runners up!

Thank you to Ms O'Leary for organising the competition this year!

Christmas Schedule 2018

Click on the image below to view the schedule for events in Scoil Thomáis next week. 

Room 23's visit to Clontarf Nursing Home

On Thursday the 13th of December, Room 23, Mr Kelly, Ms Steen, Ms O’Keeffe and I packed up the keyboard, clarinet, guitars and Santa hats and we jumped on a bus. We drove to Clontarf Nursing Home. When we got there, Rimas and I set up the keyboard and the stand and then the children from Room 23 got ready to perform for the residents. They read poems and sang songs accompanied by the wonderful Mr Kelly and fantastic Ms Steen on the keyboard. Mr Kelly sang ‘Oh Holy Night’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. After the performance, we had sweets, crisps and a drink. We spoke to the residents and talked to them about soccer teams and what school was like long ago. We got back on the bus and we sang the whole way back to school. It was a great day.

Ana played 'Christmas Bells' on the keyboard

Hugh played 'The First Nowell' on the keyboard

Rachel, Caitriona, Naoise and Katherine read ‘Advent’ by Patrick Kavanagh

Daria, Erin, Siobhán, Duane, Maanas, Matthew and Conor told the Christmas story.

Roisin, Younis James and Rachel played 'Silent Night' while the class sang.

Cathal read his own poem.

Alan and Dexter read ‘The Present’ by Christy Kenneally

Dylan, Naoise and Caitriona performed Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer while the pupils sang.

Danyal thanked the staff on behalf of the school for allowing us to visit

written by Darragh Boyle

Food Appeal 2018

Thank you so much to all of the families who so generously donated to our St Vincent dePaul food appeal this morning. Because of you many households struggling at the moment will have a brighter Christmas.

Thank you to the Parents' Association for coordinating and organising the appeal. 

Our Current Newsletter

As part of our ongoing efforts to be a Green School, we make our school newsletter available online only.

You can read the December issue of the newsletter by clicking here or the picture above. 

Room 27 Science Lesson

Ms. Moran’s Second Class did an amazing Science activity at school recently. We were very lucky to have Calum’s Mom and Dad come in to our class and show us some really interesting things about biology.

We chatted and discussed different parts of the eye and how we see.  We also talked about blindness and diseases which can affect eyesight. All of us got to feel what it would be like to be blind by wearing a mask over our eyes.

We looked at a monkey’s eye and a mouse’s eye.

We then got to dissect the eye of a cow!!  It was SO cool and interesting!

We looked at a mouse’s eye through a microscope too.

Lots of us want to be scientists when we grow up.

Comics in Room 17

In Room 17 we made comics, inspired by super heroes. Most groups started out ruling out the A3 pages in all shapes and sizes. Then we put our drawing into action. After the drawing, we coloured them in bright colours and then some outlined. In addition we added text. We tried to use words such as BOOM, POW, ZOOM, POOF and BANG. We all had a great time reading and admiring each other drawings.  

Read more: Comics in Room 17

Fractions in Room 24

Ms. Boland’s class have been learning all about fractions this week. Today, we had lots of extra fun in Maths, when Lucy brought in some lovely home baked cookies. We worked in groups and divided the cookies into halves, quarters, thirds, fifths and lots of other fractions. The best part – we got to eat the cookies! A memorable Maths lesson!

3rd Class Construction Project

Ms O’Reilly’s 3rd class had great fun designing and constructing well-known buildings in our locality as part of the Geography curriculum. We all put in a huge amount of work and we had great fun making our buildings as well as making a big mess!! How many of our buildings can you recognise?

SESE Projects in Room 25

Ms. de Barra's class have been learning about Ancient Greece. They made some fantastic board games about life in Ancient Greece. They brought the games to school for 'Ancient Greek' day. They had lots of fun playing each other’s games, dressing up as Greeks and even tasting some Greek Food.

Read more: SESE Projects in Room 25

Enrolment for Junior Infants 2019

preschool clipart

Enrolment for Junior Infants September 2019 will take place on Monday 14th JanuaryTuesday 15th January, and Wednesday 16th January 2019 between 9.15am and 10.30am in the school. 

Children who are due to start school in September 2019 must be aged 4 by the 30th of April 2019 as per current enrolment policy which can be found here.

On the day, please bring original:

- Child's Birth Certificate

- Child's PPS Number

- A recent utility bill and one other listed document as proof of residence (mobile phone/waste bills are not accepted)

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 2019.

Room 21 Science Experiments

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