May
22
Filed Under (3rd class, Mrs. Lawless) by Audrey Lynch on 22-05-2015

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Our 3rd class girls are currently attending swimming lessons. For some avid swimmers it’s a chance to practise and improve their skill. For others it’s their first experience of the pool. After 4 weeks, our swimming instructors are delighted with the progress to date. With only 2 weeks left, we will miss our weekly trip to the pool but we hope that the girls continue to swim and become strong and able swimmers.

An important part of learning to swim is using the pool safely and general water safety. Here are some safety posters designed by room 4.
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May
21
Filed Under (4th class, Ms. Bradley) by Audrey Lynch on 21-05-2015

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One of the winners this year in the Louth and Meath poetry competition was Alex Smyth, a 4th class student from Room 6. Her poem was selected from an adjudicating panel from all over Ireland and chosen to be published in the book ”Into the Future”. This year children in Louth and Meath unleashed their vision of things to come in the future and competed to have their poem published. Alex’s creative poem will surely put a smile on anyone’s face.

May
20
Filed Under (3rd class, Mrs. Mohan) by Audrey Lynch on 20-05-2015

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The 3rd class girls in Mrs Mohan’s class made these colourful snails from clay. We hope you like them.
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May
14
Filed Under (5th class, Ms. Benton, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 14-05-2015

imageA big well done to Ms. Benton and her class who appeared on Swipe TV on Monday. The two girls who played on behalf of the class Chidiebere and Leila did extremely well and were in the lead for most of the show. It was only Ms. Benton’s speedy ability at making sandwiches that saved her from getting gunged in the end. If you missed the show and would like to see it you can catch it on rte player, it’ll only be available for 19 days, so watch it soon. Click on the link to watch: http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/10417916/

May
13
Filed Under (4th class, Mrs. White, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 13-05-2015

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The girls in Mrs.White’s class enjoyed making hand puppets last week. They all learnt how to thread a needle and then they chose which type of stitching they were going to use. A big thank you to all the parents who helped out! It was very much appreciated. The girls had great fun decorating their puppets with buttons, feathers, ribbon and felt pieces. We hope you enjoy the photos of their wonderful creations!
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May
12
Filed Under (4th class, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 12-05-2015

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Last month each of the 4th classes took a trip to Newgrange. They started their visit in the Interpretative Centre where they enjoyed the exhibition and the audio-visual presentation. At Newgrange they learnt many new facts about this ancient site from their tour guides. Their favourite part was when they saw the re-enactment of the sunlight illuminating the passageway. They also enjoyed counting the 97 kerbstones that surround the base of Newgrange and searching for those with carvings.
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May
11
Filed Under (Health Promoting School, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 11-05-2015

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Last week we took part Active Schools Week. We started each morning with ‘Wake Up, Shake Up’ where the children copied dance moves on the interactive whiteboard. During the day they had a busy break where they did aerobic moves to various dance tunes. The numbers of pupils that walked or cycled to school each day was recorded as Scores on the Doors. The children were delighted to have some physical activities to complete as part of their homework! On Friday afternoon the whole school took part in different physical activities such as skipping and rounders. Well done to the teachers who organised this successful event.
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May
11
Filed Under (Green School, Mrs. White, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 11-05-2015

walk to school weekThis week is National Walk to School Week. Students from Green-Schools all over Ireland will come together during National Walk to School Week: May 11th to 15th 2015 to show their support for a greener, healthier environment by encouraging pupils, parents and teachers to walk to school wherever possible. Join in Green-Schools’ National WOW day on Wednesday 13th May 2015 and help us reach the target of 20,000 people walking to school all over Ireland! To celebrate National WOW day on Wednesday pupils can wear welly boots with their uniform if they wish.

May
08
Filed Under (4th class, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 08-05-2015

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Today we had a wonderful visit from the author of The Secrets of Grindlewood series of books, Jackie Burke. The children really enjoyed listening to Jackie talk about what inspired her to write the Grindlewood series. Jackie read an extract from her latest book. She spoke to the girls about the importance of reading lots of different types of books to help them come up with their own ideas for writing. The children got an opportunity to ask lots of interesting questions and were thrilled to receive a specially autographed bookmark from Jackie.

May
01
Filed Under (Mrs. Costello, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 01-05-2015

Spelling Bee 2015 022Presentation has two Spelling Bee champions! In our recent school competition Tara from 5th class Room 12 was the winner followed by Emma (6th class Room 18) as runner-up. Unfortunately, Tara was unable to represent the school in the Louth competition in Dundalk Grammar School on April 28th but Emma proved to be a worthy substitute. It was a nail-biting experience for both participants and audience alike! Emma came joint 2nd in the competition and was only knocked out by a word that may not be familiar to too many people….. “facetious” Well done, Emma. We are very proud of your achievement.Spelling Bee 2015 017