On Friday 25th of March we celebrated Daffodil Day in our school. As is tradition, the pupils of 6th class held a bake sale and raffle to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society, a charity that is very close to our hearts. On the morning the school was a hive of excitement and activity as the 6th class prepared their stalls for eager customers. Their tables were adorned with yellow tablecloths and daffodil bunting displaying beautiful and delicious homemade goodies. Pupils from junior infants right up to 5th class, dressed in a sea of yellow, had their pocket money ready. Feelings of joy and happiness filled the air as huge smiles filled our faces. Daffodil Day was a huge success as we raised an amazing €1,295 for the Irish Cancer Society.
We are thankful to all the families in our school who supported Daffodil day in may ways. Also a number of prices for the raffle were donated by local businesses which we greatly appreciate.
Finally, we share this lovely video created by Leona which captures snippets of our celebrations.
Bhí lá glas agus céilí mór ar scoil innú chun Seachtain na Gaeilge agus Lá Fheile Phádraigh a ceiliúradh. Bhí an spraoi ag gach duine ag damhsa, ag séinnim ceol agus ag cannadh. Feach ar an bhfíseán thíos chun chuid dár lá a fheiceáil.
The boys and girls were learning all about St. Patrick this week. On Monday Miss Leacy asked them who they thought St. Patrick was and they had some super answers that are sure to put a smile on your face! Lots of fun was had drawing St. Patrick and creating beautiful green shamrocks.
On Tuesday the children in second class made their First Confession in the church. All of the boys and girls did an excellent job at reading their prayers. Like their beautiful artwork says, they have now washed away all of their sins in preparation for their Fist Holy Communion in May.
St. Patrick, finding pots of gold, story writing and tin whistle were all part of the learning happening in 3rd and 4th class this week. The children used facts they learned to write reports about St. Patrick in English. In art they created glittery green shamrocks and rainbow chains with pots of gold. The boys and girls have also been practicing their tin whistle tunes very hard and preformed for the school during the Céilí Mór!
This week Junior and Senior Infants have been learning all about Spring. In SESE they learned all about the new baby animals that are born during spring such as chickens, lambs and calves. They created these cute lambs using cotton wool during art time.
The boys and girls have been buzzy bees this week as they were learning all about the life cycle of a bee. During art they used bubble wrap and paint to create beehives. Aren't they BEE-autiful!
Lucy joined 3rd and 4th class this week to do some planting. Each child made a grow bag with lollipop sticks to add structure, a wet tissue for moisture and two scoops of compost. Two green bean seeds sit on top of the compost. Now we wait and watch to see if they will grow!
This week we had the long awaited return of Rackard League football. The boys and girls from 3rd-6th class joined with Ballycanew and Ballyoughter for training on Monday and Thursday.