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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


  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

After School Activities

Click the image above to view a list of available after school activities in Scoil Thomáis this term. 

TV Appearance

Huge congratulations and well done to Hugo Turley from Room 27 who was on TV recently.

Hugo and his Mom spoke to news2day about a big operation Hugo had when he was younger.

He and his Mom were very brave and we are very proud of him!

Watch it here:

Peace Proms Choir Workshop

Before the Christmas holidays our Peace Proms Choir attended a workshop in the National Sports Arena ahead of our concert in the RDS. We will be busy practicing over the next few weeks and can’t wait to give it our all in the RDS on the 2nd of February!

Christmas Carol Service 2018


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 Wednesday, 19th of December. The service was repeated on Thursday, 20th of 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. Thank you to the children who played musical instruments for the service as well as the pupils from Room 23 who sang 'Oh Holy Night' with their teacher, Mr Kelly. It was truly a special performance!

We would like to say a big 'thank you' to Ms O'Boyle, who co-ordinated and organised the service from start to finish.

It was a fantastic event!

Room 22 Christmas Decorations

Ms O'Leary's pupils have been busy making beautiful decorations for Christmas.

Great work boys and girls!


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