Here are the winners of this months ‘Gaeilgeoir na Míosa’ prize, which acknowledges the huge effort that these children have put into speaking Gaeilge this month.
Buaiteoirí Eanáir 2017
Aaron, Cian, Kevin, Udit, Danielle
Aqeebah, Kirstie, Evierose, Amber
Dulcie, Matthew, Elisa, Diarmuid
Eva from Simon’s Class was also a winner!
The school’s December 2016 newsletter is now available to read online.
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The Gaeilgeoir na Míosa prize is awarded to children who have made a special effort to speak Irish during the school month. Here are the lucky winners from the past couple of months!
Huge thanks to all the boys and girls and parents for bringing in their coppers before the holidays. We managed to raised €426.58 for St. Vincent de Paul!
On the 21st of December, the senior classes went to the hall for an assembly. Before it officially began, we watched a video of Newgrange during the solstice. At the first part, we had a lecture about winter holidays for people of all different religions. The next chunk of time in the hall was not as serious. Various classes sang songs and recited poems and one class put on a play for us, starring our old mascot, Sillias Sock. Some of the lucky winners of the raffle were announced, and if they were in one of the junior classes, we had to collect them from their classes to choose their prize. After the assembly, the yard schedule was all messed up. However, it was all worth it to hear so many uplifting songs and powerful poetry and of course, the puppet show. It was a great day!
By Emma Gleeson, age 9, Simon’s 3rd Class
Junior infants, senior infants, first classes and second classes put on a performance in the hall for parents at the end of December. Classes sang songs and said poems for a packed audience of parents and siblings. It was a great event and a super way to end 2016!
Sam Maguire returned to our school for another visit, after Dublin beat Mayo this year to become All-Ireland Champions for the 4th time in six years. What an amazing achievement!!! Con O’Callaghan came along to the school to show off the trophy and answer some questions that the GAA team had prepared for him. Well done Con, best of luck next season. Can we do it three times in a row?!?!
Just before Halloween, we had a “Crazy Clothes/Hair Day” . Everyone brought in €2 for charity. It was great fun. We had a march around the school yard and danced to some music! Check out the crazy pics below!!
The World’s Largest Lesson
On Friday 7th October, all classes in our school watched and learned about the World’s Largest Lesson. The World’s Largest Lesson is an animated video which teaches children (and their teachers and parents) about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The Global Goals were agreed on by the UN in 2015. There are 17 of them and it is envisaged that they be achieved by the year 2030.
The goals aim to end extreme poverty and to make the world a fairer and more sustainable place. If these goals are to be realised, each global citizen must take action, however small, and we hope to play our part in RaLET.
On Wednesday 12th October, reporters from RTE’s ‘news2day’ programme came to our school to find out what we were learning and doing about the Global Goals. They visited Fifth Class and asked us some questions. We explained to them that the first step in our action on the Global Goals would be to spread the word about them throughout the school and ask others to do the same. We thought that it was hugely important as a first step because in order for the goals to be achieved, everybody must know about them. RTE recorded footage of us travelling to second class on horseback, spreading the message.
The “news2day” report was broadcast on Monday 17th October, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The episode is still available on RTE player if you have not seen it already.
On Friday 30th September, the school had a “Harvest Day”. We used food which we have been growing in the garden to feed the whole school. Everyone, from junior infants to 6th class, got to sample some pasta with homegrown tomato sauce and some tasty apple crumble made from the apple trees which we have growing around the school.