Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Christmas .
From all our crafty kids and staff.
Many thanks to our Parents Association for organizing this year’s Christmas Draw to raise much needed funds for the school. The draw was conducted by 6th class on Friday and the lucky winners were announced. A huge thank you to everyone for their generosity to this fundraiser.
Head over to the Parents Association page to see photos and details of the winners.
Please click here to read the latest report from our Board of Management.
We would like to express our gratitude to Patrick Miller (Miller’s Hardware, Portlaoise) for his very kind donation of Christmas trees to our school. They are adding hugely to the sense of festive spirit in the run up to Christmas.
Following on from the theme of houses in 2nd, 1st class got in on the act and decided to make gingerbread houses. Their teamwork and enthusiasm ensured that the houses they created were definitely good enough to eat!
Second Class explored the theme of Homes in recent weeks. The children have been busy researching, gathering and constructing, with the end product being some very impressive igloos, tribal homes and floating homes amongst others. A comment was made by one of the children that “Each house is so different”, as our selection of photos certainly proves true.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions the Parent’s Association decided to host their first ever virtual AGM on Thursday last, Nov. 19th.
All classes celebrated Science Week with a very varied range of discussion, video calls and experiments. All strands of the Science Curriculum were explored and experiments were researched, planned and collaborated on by pupils in all classes from Juniors right up to 6th.
Rang 5 and Rang 6 also tuned in to a Science Week Special Zoom chat with Dr Caitriona Jackman from DIAS. They heard about her amazing research using I-LOFAR to study planets in our Solar System, what makes them different to Earth, and they had an opportunity to ask questions about what they learned!
Click on the picture below to see velocity in action and click here to go to our Gallery page to see lots of action and excitement!
Fifth and Sixth Classes attended a virtual Green Flag celebration ceremony on Thursday last. The children enjoyed hearing about and seeing the work of other schools around the country and the travel projects they undertook. We are delighted to have been awarded our 4th Green Flag based on our work on the theme of Travel. We are now looking forward to working on the theme of Biodiversity over the coming two years.