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February/ March 2015

Bord Gais Student Theatre Awards

In mid- February we got the exciting news we had been shortlisted in the “Best Overall School Play” category of the Bord Gais Student Theatre Awards for our Christmas Play “Stable Manners”.  Third – Sixth classes were invited to the Bord Gais Theatre for the award ceremony which was held on March 4th 2015.  We set off for Dublin bright & early on Wednesday 4th March with a very excited group of students, parents and staff.  Unfortunately we were not so lucky on the day, however we were delighted to have been nominated as finalist out of over 3,000 entries.  We got lots of goodies and a beautiful plaque to display in our school…

Barack Obama Centre

While on the road home from Dublin we stopped off at the Barack Obama Centre where we had the privilege of being shown around the centre and told the history of some of the American Presidents, along with their close links to Ireland, by Henry Healy.

Pancake Tuesday – MasterChef

MasterChef 2015 was a huge success again on Pancake Tuesday.  The children made Pancakes with Eileen Kelliher and decorated their own individual pancakes in an attempt to become this year’s MasterChef.  They used various fruits and sauces to decorate their pancakes and displayed them in the school hall for the judging. Firstly, the children engaged in some Procedure Writing – A recipe for pancakes – in order to successfully create pancakes.  In a very closely contested competition the winners were finally announced and presented with their prizes…

Junior MasterChef – Caoimhe Cronin

Senior MasterChef – Tommy Bowler

To see our delicious creations check out our photo gallery here…

 Math’s Games

Our Math’s Games were a huge success this year, the children thoroughly enjoyed them every week.  A big thank you to all the parents that came into the school on Fridays to help with this initiative, without their constant support and assistance these games would not have been possible!

“Virtually There”

During the week we received a package from Ruby which contained various paper types – patterned paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, corrugated card etc. The children looked at the different materials available to them – wool, paper, card, string, felt, marker, pencil, colours, paint and so on, and using their own interpretations of their photo, they tried to recreate their image focusing on texture, pattern, colour etc. The children worked individually, in pairs and in larger groups to recreate their photograph. They used the session as an opportunity to look for advice from their peers and from Ruby.

Check out our dedicated “Virtually There” Page or Kids’ Own