Apr
21
Filed Under (5th class, 6th class, Mrs. Costello, Ms. Keenan, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 21-04-2013

5th and 6th class pupils took part in our first Eason Spelling Bee competition recently. Each class held their own internal Spelling Bee and the six overall winners went forward to the ‘Grand School Final’. A tense and anxious audience eagerly supported and cheered the extremely focussed spellers. The two finalists, Alison G and Zoha K, brought the audience to the edge of their seats when they battled through a series of tie-breaker rounds until one pupil emerged victorious, Zoha K.
We look forward to supporting Zoha as she will now represent our school in the upcoming county finals in Dundalk on May 2nd.Congratulations to Zoha and well done to all the spellers for making our Eason Spelling Bee competition an extremely enjoyable event.

Oct
20
Filed Under (GAA, Ms. Keenan, Ms. Smyth, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 20-10-2012

Our Gaelic team played in the Corn Oriel league recently, the first competition of the school year. We won our first game against ‘Scoil Aonghusa’ but were unfortunately defeated in our second game against ‘Scoil Mhuire na Trócaire’ Ardee, who are now through to the next round. The girls played extremely well and scored some great points.

The following girls were on the team:
Emma, Megan, Lauren, Gráinne, Aoife (Room 14)
Órlaith, Sally, Abygail, Rachel (Room 15)
Aoife, Ellen, Caoimhe, Julieanne, Aislinn (Room 18)

Well done to all involved!

Jun
29
Filed Under (GAA, Ms. Keenan, Ms. Smyth, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 29-06-2012

All the girls who attended training for the whole school year were rewarded with a medal for their hard work and dedication to the school Gaelic team at our end of year ‘Awards Ceremony’. The girls improved their skills and played some fantastic football throughout the year. However, some girls deserved special recognition and were rewarded with a trophy for their contributions.

Most improved player: Clara (Rm 14)

Player of the League: Olivia (Rm 12)

Player of the Year: Melissa (Rm 15)

Congratulations to all the members of the 2011-2012 Gaelic team!

Jun
15
Filed Under (6th class, Ms. Keenan, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 15-06-2012

6th class (Room 12) were members of a captivated audience who enjoyed a talk recently in the library given by Irish author, Nicola Pierce, about her book ‘The Spirit of the Titanic’. Nicola gave a fascinating talk into the research behind her book, the plot and the setting. She brought the characters to life through her storytelling and even told us that the first victim of the Titanic tragically lost his life two years before the Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage.
Many thanks to Nicola and library staff. A great afternoon was experienced by all!

Jun
14
Filed Under (GAA, Ms. Keenan, Ms. Smyth, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 14-06-2012

Our Gaelic team played in the ‘Urban Summer League’ final in Darver last Saturday against Scoil Mhuire na Trócaire, Ardee. Unfortunately, we were beaten by a very skilful team. The girls played their best and displayed great spirit. Hard luck to the girls but well done on reaching the final!

The following girls were on the team:
Megan, Christine, Emma McC, Olivia, Shannon, Ysabela (Rm12), Reda, Katie M, Kate, Lauren, Jamie-Lee, Bronagh (Rm 14), Katie, Melissa (Rm 15) & Olivia (Rm 18)

Well done to all involved!

Jun
08
Filed Under (GAA, Ms. Keenan, Ms. Smyth, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 08-06-2012

Congratulations to our Gaelic team who were overall winners in their group in the Urban Summer League recently.
They beat Scoil Mhuire Fatima 2-5 to 2-0 and St. Paul’s 0-4 to 0-2. All girls played great football and scored some terrific points.
They are now through to the final against Scoil Mhuire na Trócaire, Ardee, which will be held in Darver on Saturday, June 9th.

The following girls were on the team.
Room 12: Shannon, Megan, Ysabela, Christine, Emma McC & Olivia S
Room 14: Reda, Katie M, Bronagh, Kate & Jamie-Lee
Room 15: Katie & Melissa
Room 18: Olivia M

Congratulations to the girls and all involved. We wish them well in the final!

Congratulations to all the girls in 6th class who made their Confirmation on Friday.

May
01
Filed Under (6th class, Ms. A. Lynch, Ms. Carroll, Ms. Keenan, Ms. Kilcoyne, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 01-05-2012

The girls in 6th class put on a show stopping performance of Grease last Tuesday 24th May. Over ninety girls from four classes took part in the show. The girls practised for a number of weeks with their drama teacher Jamie Mc Carthy and teachers Ms. Keenan, Ms Carroll, Ms. Lynch and Ms. Kilcoyne. The show featured all the unforgettable songs from the hit film including ‘You’re The One That I Want’, ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’, ‘Sandy’, ‘Greased Lightning’ and many more. The show was bursting with leather jackets, slick hairstyles, cheerleaders and even a rock ’n ’roll dance off. The show ended with all ninety students on stage singing ‘We go Together’ and a massive round of applause. Click here to see some more great photos

Today the girls in 6th class took part in a fitness challenge in conjunction with the Physiotherapy Department in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital. It moved from school to school throughout the day and the idea was to keep the relay going all over the town for the whole day. The challenge involved the girls taking part in 30 minutes of continuous exercise to promote the fact that we should do this amount of exercise everyday if we want to stay fit and healthy. The four classes helped to cheer each other on as they swapped ropes every 3 minutes and skipped for a half an hour. The challenge began at 1pm, when we took over from St Ita’s school and at 1.30pm we passed it on the Fatima to continue the relay.Click into the gallery to see more


Last Week the Irish Coast Guard visited the school to talk to the girls in 6th class about water safety. They gave the girls great advice about how to stay safe in the water and also told them what to do in case of an emergency.

Mar
08
Filed Under (6th class, Ms. A. Lynch, Ms. Carroll, Ms. Keenan, Ms. Kilcoyne) by Audrey Lynch on 08-03-2012

Congratulations to all the girls in 6th class who had their Ceremony of Light last night.

Nov
16
Filed Under (6th class, Ms. Keenan, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 16-11-2011

Today Room 12, from 6th class, took part in a science workshop in the library. Scientists from w5, along with the assistance of the pupils, performed many experiments. They launched a ‘teabag rocket’ to show how hot air rises and that by spinning a plastic chicken around and around demonstrates how the force of gravity pulls on the moon and the earth. These were just two of the experiments carried out. Pupils enjoyed experimenting and look forward to doing some of them in the classroom. Everyone enjoyed themselves but also learned new experiments to demonstrate science!

Nov
13
Filed Under (6th class, Ms. Keenan, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 13-11-2011

6th class enjoyed a trip to the Highlanes Gallery recently, to view the winning entries of the Texaco Art Competition. They also viewed the ‘Surrealism in Irish Art’ exhibition. Pupils learned many new ideas and styles that they will be able use in their art lessons. Many thanks to the gallery guides for their expertise. A thoroughly enjoyable trip was experienced by all.

Sep
30
Filed Under (GAA, Ms. Keenan, Ms. Smyth, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 30-09-2011

Girls from the school Gaelic team played in the first competition of the school year yesterday, the Corn Oriel. Unfortunately, we were defeated in our first game against ‘Mercy’ P.S. Ardee but won our second game against Scoil Aonghusa. All players played extremely well and represented our school proudly.
The following girls were on the team:
Shannon, Megan, Christine, Emma, Rachel (Room 12),
Lauren, Reda, Katie (Room 14),
Jodi, Katie, Melissa, Juru, Kara (Room 15)
Amy (Room 18).
Well done to all involved!

May
27
Filed Under (5th class, Ms. Keenan, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 27-05-2011

Room 12 have been learning about Australia.
In groups they researched and created some great Powerpoint presentations.
Click on the links below to see their work

Australia presentation – Stacey’s group
Australia presentation – Katie’s group
Australia presentation – Soso’s group
Australia presentation – Juru’s group
Australia

Apr
12
Filed Under (GAA, Ms. Keenan, Ms. Smyth, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 12-04-2011

Girls from the school GAA team played in the 7 a side Go Games Blitz again today against Callystown N.S and St. Buites in the Dreadnots football pitch in Clogherhead. Our team won both games. The final scores using the Go Games Blitz scoring system was:

Presentation v Callystown
22 – 3

Presentation v St. Buites
18 – 7
The following girls were on the team: Karen, Margaret, and Rachel (room 18) Verity, Lauryn, Shannon, Aimee, and Jessica (room 15) and Nifemi, Shayleen and Emily (room 14). Well done to all involved!

Apr
07
Filed Under (GAA, Ms. Keenan, Ms. Smyth, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 07-04-2011

Girls from the school GAA team played in a 7 a side Go Games Blitz today against Cartown N.S. Our team won and the final score was 8 points to 1 point. The following girls were on the team: Karen, Margaret and Rachel (room 18) Verity, Lauryn, Shannon and Jessica (room 15) and Nifemi, Shayleen and Emily (room 14). Well done to all involved.