May
13

Four classes took part in this year’s Challenge to Change project – Mrs.Lawless, Mrs.White/Ms.Smyth, Ms.Malone and Ms.Kilcoyne. Ten pupils travelled to Portlaoise to display the project and share their work with others. The pupils had the opportunity to take part in a workshop. They enjoyed meeting pupils from other schools and hearing about their projects.

May
02

The girls in 4th class put on a wonderful performance of Annie before Easter. 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. Mullins, Ms McNamara, Mrs. White  and Ms. Kilcoyne. The show featured all the unforgettable songs from the hit film including ‘It’s a hard knock life’, ‘Maybe’, ‘Little Girls’ and many more. The show ended with all ninety students on stage singing ‘Tomorrow’ and a massive round of applause.

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.

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.

The girls from rooms 11, 13, 15 and 18 spent time this week in the Droichead Arts Centre at an exhibition by artist Claire Halpin. While they were there they viewed her work and also spent time creating their own artwork with Claire’s help.