Firstly, the junior room explored Africa`s interesting facts and animals. In relation to this they read a book called the hunter by Paul Geretty, painted sunset silhouettes on the Savannah and wrote fact files and reports about interesting wildlife. They learned all about the Masai Tribe of Kenya and practiced Djembe drumming.
The senior room covered “The Boy at the Back of the Class” as their novel and learnt about sustainability.
On the 25th, January we all celebrated Grandparent`s Day in the hall, as part of Catholic Schools Week. Children made art work, wrote poems and said a prayer in harmony, which linked with our Catholic school week. All children and grandparents thoroughly enjoyed the sweet treats and cheerful atmosphere.
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This February we sprung into a month brimming with affairs. Here are some brief examples....
On St Brigid`s Day, the children investigated the history behind St Brigid, and both class rooms completed either drawings or decorated a piece of fabric representing her cloak.
The infants explored the theme of "Spring and New Life" in Aistear.
Mid February, a delightful teacher from Cork visited us named Liz ó Brien. Broadening the children's minds, she displayed picture books in each classroom. Looking past their simplicity, we discovered the meaning of these books in depth.
This month, the school had 2 brand new interactive smart screens installed in both classrooms. We have really enjoyed using these in our lessons.
On the 14th of February, Valentines Day, we held our open evening for prospective pupils. It occurred between 5 and 7 o`clock. An encouraging amount of parents and guardians attended and the young children enjoyed the stations organised by the senior room pupils including, making of slime, animation and games.
We unwound on the 16th -17th for our mid-term break, returning the following Monday.
On Tuesday, 21st of February the children flocked to school in anticipation of a pancake. To give this day recognition we baked a pancake and wrote a procedure as to how. The senior room used a crêpe maker and the juniors, a hotplate and pan. Everyone enjoyed their pancakes and selection of toppings.
The following day we marked Ash Wednesday and greeted Fr. Lazarus who blessed our foreheads with Holy Ash.
We have been privileged as of late because Joe Sheehan from the Munster Development team has been coaching us in tag rugby. All of the children have already flourished and are whole heartedly enjoying the drills and games every Thursday.
The 6th class recently completed their entrance exams. This really exemplifies this school year and the speed it's slipping past. See you soon for another fun filled month!
By Rebecca Dunne