Filed Under (3rd class, Ms. Bonner, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 25-02-2013

Well done to everyone in Room 1 who took part in the ‘Mini Stage’ Art competition. They were excellent this year. Congratulations also to our three winners, Drishti, Reine and Wanessa.

Filed Under (3rd class, Ms. Bonner, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 24-02-2013

On Tuesday 19th February 3rd class girls from Room 1 went to ‘Fighting Words’ in Dublin. With the help of real-life writers and an illustrator at hand, the girls got to publish their own books for the first time. You can see their story online at http://www.fightingwords.ie/

Filed Under (Parents' Association, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 19-02-2013

The next Parents’ Association meeting will take place in the school on Wednesday 20th February at 8pm. All are welcome.

Despite being a cold morning our first WOW and COW day was a huge success. In total 180 girls walked or cycled to school. This is 52% of our school population. A total of 340 travelled to school by sustainable modes of transport. This is a whopping 92% of our pupils! The first winners of the Golden Boot Award are Ms.Whelan’s 5th class and the first winners of the Golden Globe Award are Ms.Kilcoyne’s 4th class. Well done to all pupils who participated in the event and we hope to see continued success with our new initiative.

Filed Under (Digital School, Ms. A. Lynch, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 05-02-2013

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.

Safer Internet Day 2013 will be the tenth edition of the event, and will take place on Tuesday 5 February 2013. The theme for the day is ‘Online rights and responsibilities’, when we will encourage users to ‘Connect with respect’

Click here to view practical tips about how you can keep your children safe online


Filed Under (Green School, Mrs. White, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 05-02-2013

 As part of our school’s Green-Schools Programme, we are actively encouraging students to travel ‘Green’. We are launching our first WOW day (Walk On Wednesdays) and COW day (Cycle on Wednesday) on Wednesday, February 6th. Students are encouraged to walk, cycle, park & stride or carpool if they can.

Walking or cycling to school has numerous benefits ranging from increased concentration in class, less traffic outside the school gate, improved air quality, increased physical activity and an opportunity for students to develop personal safety skills.

Please click here for tips on how to travel to school safely.

The class with the highest number of pupils walking and cycling to school will be awarded the Golden Boot Award for their efforts. We will award the Golden Globe Award to the class who used any sustainable mode of transport. Let’s see which class will be the first to receive these awards!

Filed Under (Mrs. Costello, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 04-02-2013

On Friday Feb 1st last Presentation was proudly represented by five teams ( three Senior and two Junior) in the annual Credit Union Quiz in D.I.F.E. A lot of preparation was done by the girls under the guidance of Mrs Costello with Practice Quiz Sheets completed for homework and Practice quiz rounds done during the weeks before the big night. On the night itself all teams performed well but one of our Junior teams excelled by coming first in the competition. We are extremely proud of Chantelle Gallagher, Ezra Evangelista, Megan Swift and Erin Mc Donagh for this great achievement. The girls were awarded an individual trophy and a generous cash prize while the school also got an award and a beautiful Genesis Perpetual Trophy. Next step is the Chapter final which will be held in Ashbourne on March 1st. We wish the team every success in the next round of the competition and thank Drogheda Credit Union for their generous sponsorship.

Well done to the other four teams from our school:

Junior: Erin Browne, Emmanuella Ogbanga, Rebecca Gerulyte, Jemma Farrell

Senior: Shauna Lynch, Gráinne Brady, Aoife Martin, Marea Kirwan
Angelica Quines, Serena Matthews, Abigail Dennis, Jude O’Brien
Sandra Costa, Rachel Coffey, Evie Martin, Ciara Mc Grattan