School Closed for February Midterm

Scoil Thomáis will be closed for midterm break from Monday, 18th of February until Friday, the 22nd February 2019.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday 25th February at 9am.

We hope everyone has a really lovely midterm break!

Save the Date! March 1st!

Scoil Thomáis Parents’ Association is organising a Social Night with a Fun Table Quiz on Friday 1st March at 8pm upstairs in the Carpenter Pub.

Tables of 4 are €40

Parents and friends are invited to come along and support this event and have a social evening.

All funds raised will go towards the Sensory Room and Garden. 

Art in Room 23

In Room 23, we were studying the work of Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian abstract artist who spent a lot of his life in Berlin. We decided to make a whole-class 3-D piece.

To design this project everyone brought in lids from bottles and jars. We then each painted 3 different sized lids in various colours and stuck them together. It was important to be able to see the various colours and then to ensure we had a contrasting coloured square to frame each set of lids. It took us 2 days to arrange and complete. We hope you like the finished display!

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 February 2019 issue of the newsletter by clicking here or the picture above.

 

Quiz Success!

Scoil Thomáis had great success at the first round of the Credit Union Quiz 2019 in the Carlton Hotel last night. There were 45 teams taking part with over 180 pupils there answering 12 rounds of 6 questions. We are delighted to report that our two teams came in third and first place!

It was a massive achievement when you consider the number of schools taking part, and when you see just how hard the questions were too. For example, the children were asked who was the Prime Minister of Britain during the Irish Famine. They were also asked to name the Australian term for a pool of stagnant water.

We are so very proud of our pupils and it's such a pity that one of the teams missed out on the second place tiebreaker by only one point. Both teams worked so hard to prepare for the quiz with practices taking place during lunch time. Their hard work, determination and dedication really paid off! Thank you so much to the pupils' parents who came along and were a great support to the pupils (and teachers) on the night!

We look forward to the regional finals at the beginning of March.

A big WELL DONE to the following 6th class pupils: Amelie, David, Daire, Eoin, Grace, Laoise, Maia and Mustafa. 

Maith sibhse!

Parents ICT Course

You can access the application form by clicking here

Tie Dying in Room 26

 

We were busy making tie-dye shirts in Art last week. They turned out great, and we had a lot of fun making them! We have been learning about procedural writing in class, so we decided to write about how to make your own tie-dye t-shirt! 

 

How to Tie Dye a T-Shirt

 

Ingredients & Materials:

  • Dylon dye (200g each yellow, red, blue – enough for 26 people)
  • 300g of salt
  • Warm Water
  • Large Tub and Jug
  • 12 empty 500ml water bottles
  • Plain white t-shirts, 100% cotton
  • Rubber bands (lots!)
  • Plastic bags e.g. Ikea bags

Method:

  1. First, in your large tub mix 200g of dye, 100g of salt and 5 litres of warm water.
  2. Next, get four 500ml bottles and pour the liquid from your large tub into a jug, then into the water bottles.
  3. Repeat Steps 1 & 2 for each colour.
  4. Get your t-shirt and put it into any shape you want {e.g. spiral} then wrap your rubber bands around the t-shirt to hold the shape in place.
  5. Sprinkle all of your dye onto your t-shirt until you feel it is enough.
  6. When you are finished, adding your dye put it into your plastic bag and let it set for 24 hours.
  7. After that, take your t-shirt out of the bag and squeeze the water out.
  8. Next, put your t-shirt in the dryer or on the radiator and let it dry.
  9. Finally, iron your t-shirt if on radiator and enjoy wearing!

By: Lilly and Amy, Room 26

PA January Newsletter

Click the image below to read the January issue of the Parents Association Newsletter.

Grandparents Day

The Junior Infants in rooms 6, 7 and 8 had a wonderful time with their grandparents, who visited the children in their classrooms this week!

Thank you to all of the grandparents who came in to visit!

Catholic Schools Week 2019

Catholic Schools Week 2019 will run from 27th January to 3rd February 2019. The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year is Catholic Schools: Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools and we are celebrating here in Scoil Thomáis. Each class will engage in a variety of activities as the week progresses.

Our Trip to Dublin Castle!

Last week on 16th January, Room 24 took a trip to Dublin Castle. Before we visited the Castle, we had our lunch in the Dubhlinn Gardens. Next, our class got a private tour of the Dublin Castle and the grounds from our lovely tour guide Noreen. Firstly, she brought us to see the underground Powder Tower. Noreen showed us where the Normans would have stored their gunpowder. When we saw, it looked like a small cave. After that, she brought us to see the Chapel Royal, which was directly across from the Powder Tower. The Chapel had many beautiful paintings and sculptures. There was a big fancy organ on the wall of the Chapel. After we left the Chapel we headed over to the State Apartments and we continued on with our tour. We saw Queen Victoria’s tiny chair and St Patrick's Hall where Michael D Higgins got inaugurated last year. One interesting fact that we learned is that blue is Ireland’s National colour, most of us thought it was green! We saw the Throne Room, The Drawing Room and the bedroom that had lots of nice jewellery on show. After we finished the tour, we went to the Chester Beatty library, where we met our new tour guide Jesse. He told us lots of interesting facts about Chester Beatty and all of his collectibles. We ended the trip with a run around at the playground beside St Patrick's Cathedral. All of our class really enjoyed our trip to Dublin Castle. A special thanks to Ms Boland and Ms Steen for organising and bringing us on the trip.

Written by Lucy, Andreea, Rosalyn and Ellen. J!!!smile

A Doctor's Visit to Room 6

We are learning all about the doctor’s surgery in Aistear. Rory’s mam Denise came to visit Room 6 and told us about her job as a nurse in Temple Street Hospital. We were so excited to hear a heart beating using a stethoscope. Denise showed us lots of other things like her uniform, bandages, syringes and how to put on a sling!

Read more: A Doctor's Visit to Room 6

Science in Room 4

Room 4 are learning all about their senses in Science. We took part in experiments like pin tail on the donkey, what’s that sound, what’s that smell and what’s that taste to test our five sense. We had so much fun!

Read more: Science in Room 4

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primary language curriculum

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