5th Class Geography Walk

Last week, fifth class went for a walk along the Royal Canal. It was not the best day (in fact it was raining the whole time!), but we still had a lot of fun. Before we left the classroom, we learned all about the locks and how they work. We also had a sheet with questions to answer along the way.

 

We saw some cool boats parked beside the Twelfth Lock – one of them even had some cute dogs looking out the window! It took about an hour to walk to Ashtown, and we stopped there for something to eat. On the way back, we saw a frog hanging from a telephone pole! We had a good day and learned a lot about our local area!

By Amy and Lilly, Room 26

 

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

School Journal 2019/20

Well done to the pupils who entered the competition to design the cover of this year’s school journal. You can see some of the incredible entries in the slideshow above.

Congratulations to Andreea, Amy & Lucy in Ms Boland's Room 24 who are the winners for this year!

Success in Santry!

Tuesday 28th May was an important day for the forty Scoil Thomáis athletes in our ‘Santry squad’ who travelled to Morton Stadium to compete in this year’s sprints and relays. After months of training hard, our eight relay teams and eight sprinters were excited but also nervous in anticipation of their races. As always, the competition was intense, as only 2 of 8 sprinters and relay teams are selected from their heats to compete in the finals. Nevertheless, both of our Under 14 sprinters, Oisin and Leya, secured places in their respective finals, and narrowly missed out on medals. Junior Jacob from our Under 11 boys’ team also reached his final but just missed out on a medal. Mia Brett, representing the Under 10 girls, won her heat and went on to win gold in her final – a massive achievement, well done to Mia!

When it came to the relays, the U 14 boys and U 14 girls, along with the U12 boys’ team, finished in 3rd place in their heats, just missing out on places in the finals. The U10 boys’ team of Arann, Woyentarila, Patrick, Liam and Abdullah finished first in their heat and went to win bronze in their final – well done boys.

The U11 boys’ team of Cillian, Junior, Euan, Johnathan and Finn also secured a third place finish, and best of all, the U 10 girls’ team of Mia, Ekaterna, Lucy, Elodie and Siobhan won silver by finishing in second place in their final. Well done to all of fantastic runners, and a big thank you to their trainers; Mr. Gurhy, Mr. Doherty, Ms. Goulding, Mr. Bracken, Ms. Fitzgerald and Mr.  Brooks.

 

Best wishes to Maura on her retirement!

Best wishes to our wonderful Lollipop lady Maura O’Reilly who retired at the end of May!!

Maura has given dedicated service as a school warden to the pupils and parents of Scoil Thomáis for the past seven years. Her kindness and care for all the children is much appreciated.

The school community wishes Maura well for her retirement!

An Invitation from Castleknock GAA Club...

Everyone is invited to the Calum Farrell Memorial Cup in Castleknock GAA Grounds, Somerton on Sunday the 9th of June from 1pm - 5pm. There will be garden games, a magician, face painting, DJ, music and the very first competitive GAA matches of all the 2012 boys and girls in Dublin 15.

There will be a raffle on the day in aid of defibrillators for the nurseries at each of the participating clubs and for Temple St. & Crumlin Children's Hospitals. You can check out the Castleknock GAA Instagram page @castleknockgaa on Instagram for a full list of prizes and for details on how to purchase tickets.

First Class Sports Day

First Class had lots of fun on their School Sports Day, Wednesday 22nd May!

6th Class Trip to Kilmainham Gaol

 

Ms Sloyan and Ms Flynn brought their classes to visit Kilmainham Gaol today, Monday 27th of May. The classes had a fantastic tour around the prison led by guides Adam and Oisín. After the tour, they visited the museum where they were able to learn more about the jail, the prisoners and the 1916 Rising. The classes then headed to the Phoenix Park playground for a well deserved break!

Well done to all of the pupils on their excellent behaviour throughout the day!

4th Class Sports Day

 

4th Class had a fantastic Sports Day on Thursday, the 23rd of May!

 

Room 25 – Trócaire Game Changer Winners.

On Wednesday 15th May, 6 girls travelled to The Helix in DCU, to the National Final of the Trócaire Game Changers Competition. There were over 80 entries in the primary category from all over Ireland and two groups from Ms. De Barra’s 5th Class made it to the top 10 finalists!!! The girls had to show-case their games to the judges and other finalists on the day. Congratulations to both groups: the ‘Global Warning’ group and the ‘Planet Anti-Pollution’ group. It was a fantastic achievement to represent Scoil Thomáis at the final!

Read more: Room 25 – Trócaire Game Changer Winners.

Science fun in Room 4!

Recently, the pupils in Room 4 had a visit from scientists Matthew and Sarah. The pupils learned all about DNA and looked at their own DNA and the DNA of a monkey using a microscope! Each student then made a model of DNA using sweets! Yum! 

To finish the workshop, the children also saw a dry ice reaction! A big thank you to Matthew and Sarah for the excellent workshop!

Junior Infant Sports Day

Junior Infants had loads of fun on their Sports Day - check out the video to see what some of them got up to!

A Visit from the Storyteller

The children from Junior Infants to 6th class all really enjoyed a cuairt from storyteller Niall de Búrca today!

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