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. 

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.

Updated Enrolment Policy

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We have recently updated our school enrolment policy. You can view the policy in our school policies section in the 'About Us' menu or you can read it by clicking here

Wellness on Wheels

Wellness On Wheels has been developed by the library team and is designed to help maintain children’s well-being. The trolley is filled with books that cover topics from abuse to losing your favourite toy, from body image to having an unwell parent. “Well-Being In Primary Schools”, published by the Department Of Education And Skills states that “mental health should permeate all aspects of school life and learning” and that “schools should put systems in place to promote mental health and well-being”. The trolley will visit each class about once a month. By using this trolley, we are actively developing a caring culture and climate where a sense of belonging and connectedness is fostered. We are supporting our pupils to experience a wide variety of life experiences in a creative, safe and fun atmosphere. We are hoping to expose our pupils to, and encouraging our pupils to accept, the rich diversity and variety of values in our school!

Thank you to Mr Kelly's 5th Class for allowing us to photograph them as they enjoyed Wellness on Wheels.



primary language curriculum

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