We are one of only 3 junior schools in Ireland to win the award. The senior school also received their award today which makes us the only joint school in the country to have both won!
We held a fun competition where the children had to illustrate/take a photo of some things they counted over the Halloween Break. The response was unbelievable. The children really made a great effort. They counted in 1's, 2's 3's, 4's, 5's and 10's. Some children counted conkers, ghosts, leaves, decorations, spiders, trick or treat collections and much much more. They showed great enthusiasm and creativity. One Junior Infant child counted in 3 languages, Polish, Spanish and English. Others made large poster displays of everything they counted.
It was so difficult to choose a winner from each class that we decided we had to give everyone who partook in the competition a consolation prize for their enthusiasm. Congratulations to the winners and well done to everyone who took part. We would also like to thank the parents for all their support. You are all amazing!
The school will be closed from 27th October to 31st October. We wish you all a great midterm break.
Two teachers in our school, Mary O'Shaughnessy and Paschal Silke, will be running in the Dublin Marathon over the bank holiday weekend and have kindly agreed to raise funds for our school. On Friday, 24th October the children are invited to wear fancy dress to school and to bring in a small donation to support these two teachers. Thank you in advance for your support.
Featuring Mr. Kenney's class.
We're in the final of the Fís Film Project! You can watch our entry here: http://vimeo.com/98942537 It's called "The Fish Who Cried Shark"
You can learn more about the competition and watch previous winners at: http://www.fisfilmproject.ie/