Aoibhe, Rang 6
We celebrated World Book Day on Friday 8th March. All of the school dressed up as our favourite characters from books and did book related activities. Sixth class read to the two first classes. Two girls from sixth class went around the school and gave every class book tokens to use in all the major book stores such as Easons. There was a wide variety of characters and all the costumes were very creative. Even a few of the teachers dressed up. Two teachers dressed up as Thing One and Thing Two, while Mrs. Lambert dressed up as Paddington. Some people decided to do group costumes, and some did singular ones, but all of them were excellent. I dressed up as Skulduggery Pleasant from the Skulduggery Pleasant series. He is a skeleton detective, over four hundred years old, quite a trouble maker, a charmer, hilarious, and he wears expensive suits everyday. His best friend, who he calls a combat accessory, helps him save the world, and often saves him from prisons, and once from a world full of dark, evil gods. I would recommend the series to anyone who is looking for a good book to read. Over all, everyone had a wonderful day, and everyone went home feeling happy and elated. I hope everyone used their book tokens!
Aoibhe, Rang 6
Our school had their national Grandparents Day on Wednesday 30th January. Some of the children’s grandparents came to the school. We thank the grandparents that came to our school. We had a great day with all the grandparents. We had lots of fun.
In Rang 3 we started with a song called On Top Of the World. The grandparents loved our song. Even the grandparents were singing. We all sang together. We had great laughter together.
We then asked the grandparents a list of questions that the class had written. The grandparents told us that times were hard back then, when they were our age. We had lots of fun asking them the questions. Some were very interesting. Some were funny. One of the questions was ‘Did you have a car when you were young?’ They replied, ‘No, because only rich people could afford it.’
Soon after that we had a prayer service. We sang three songs. We sang ‘As I kneel before you’, ‘This little light of mine’ and ‘Together as One’. We said prayers for our grandparents and our families. We thanked God for all the love our grandparents show us. The grandparents went for tea together. Everyone was happy with the day.
By Sadhbh, Rang 3
On a Tuesday before our Christmas holidays 6th class went apple tree planting.First Theresia told us about the Clonmel Applefest. We were split into two groups and I was in the second group. We did work while we waited for the first group to finish their half of the planting.
Soon after Mrs.Lambert came up to the classroom to collect us. We went down in pairs. I was with Gráinne. We went down by the river to plant the apple trees.It was a nice and sunny day. The group was split into fours. Theresia and Louise gave out tools to plant the apple trees. There were so many stones while we were digging that it was hard to make the holes. Our shoes were soon all muddy from all the mud on the ground. It was a very dirty job but fun! We added compost and took the young apple trees out of their pots and planted them into the ground.
Soon there will be lovely apple trees for everyone to see. By Sarah Fitzgerald, Rang 6
Carol Singing with 5th and 6th class
On Wednesday the 19th December, Mrs Lambert’s class and Ms. Ryan’s class went carol singing for the residents in Rathkeevin. Andy brought the two classes to Rathkeevin on his bus. Mrs Keane played the flute while Mrs Hyland played the keyboard. Ms Conway played her guitar and everyone sang. The two classes sang popular carols such as O Holy Night and Silent Night. Everyone in Rathkeevin really enjoyed the singing. After the singing the staff gave us chocolate and orange juice.
By Aine McGrath
The Garda Show was so cool! We saw the helicopter land and we saw it take off again. We were taught about the helicopter and we saw two Garda dogs. They were so cute! We were also taught about the guards, what they do and where they go. We heard about the gun unit, the traffic corps, mountain rescue and the cycling unit.
We really enjoyed the day. Thank you to the Garda team for putting on such an interesting day.
Sarah K, Rang 6
When we arrived in school we saw people dressed up in their Hallowe'en costumes. The whole yard was lovely with unique, interesting creations and colours. We saw Cruella de Ville, Pennywise, Pippa Pig, a sumo wrestler , witches, cats and even a shark! We like dress-up day because everyone is so creative and unique. It is a chance to be ourselves and use our imagination.
By Kinga and Zuzanna, Rang 6
Miss Sheehan brought in eggs in a box.
We went to the office to see them every day.
After a while the eggs hatched.
A few days after they hatched Miss Sheehan brought the chicks to our class. She brought them in a box.
We liked the chicks.
Then Miss Sheehan took the chicks to live on the farm.
By Katie and Eilish, Senior Infants (with help from Rang 6)
One day my class and I did Irish dancing with 6th class for P.E. I really liked the music and I really enjoyed being with my friends. We danced in the Lunchroom. I saw Karina and Alexia that come to mind my class. I saw Jagoda and I saw my teacher’s mom. We all clapped to the beat of the song. I had fun dancing with everyone. The music really suited the dance and 6th class were really good dancers. We danced ‘An Damhsa Mór’ together. I can’t wait to have the same P.E lesson again.
Written by Anna Potrska, Rang 1, with help from Leah and Jagoda, Rang 6
On the 12th of April 2018 we celebrated Multi Cultural Day in our school. On that day every class in the school dressed up in the colours of their countries or their traditional outfits. Parents came into different classes to talk about their cultures. Some parents brought in some delicious foods such as Indian beef cutlets (Paleo) and waldolf salad from America.
3rd class baked French croissants in the lunch room, check out their blog post below to read all about it. Other classes sang songs, played games and learned about different countries and traditions. The Traveller community was celebrated. Children spoke about their cultures and a wooden model wagon was brought around to all the classes which was kindly given to us to look after for the day.
Parents and children were invited to speak about their country and cultures. 6th Class taught 1st Class different games from other countries such as 'Am I right?' (India), 'Bang Bang' (Ireland), 'Edible and Inedible' (Russia)and 'Knock Knock Mr. Wolf' (Spain). Parents and children taught the classes about the geography, history, food, clothes and traditions of their own countries. Some classes did quizzes to see what they had learned.
The highlight of Multi Cultural Day was when the whole school gathered in the yard to have a parade. 6th class girls led the parade with painted flags from all around the world. All the different parents and children followed their country flag and marched around the yard. Music was played from different countries and Ms. Conway announced over 20 countries that are in our school. To find out more please enjoy looking though the photo story attached of all the Multi Cultural Day events.
By Rang 6.
Mrs Murphy showed us how to make croissants in the P.E hall.
First we cut the pastry into triangles with a knife.
Next we took turns using the nutella with the knives to spread it on the pastry.
Then we put the croissants on to the baking trays.
After that we put the croissants into the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Finally we ate the French croisssants.
The chocolate melted and they tasted delicious.
By Meggan and Holly.
Presentation Primary School Pupils