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Apr 07 2017

Easter Egg Raffle

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We wish to thank the Parents Association for organising a fun Easter Egg Raffle today. Thanks also to the parents for sending in the money for it. (1 euro per child) At 10 0′ Clock this morning, there was a raffle in each classroom. There were two winners per room. (2 Easter eggs per class) Every child got a treat.  Have a look at these photos of the winners! Ava (Junior Infants) was absent. She will collect her Easter egg after the holidays.

We hope that you all have a lovely Easter Break. We will see you all on Monday 24th April!



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Apr 05 2017


Published by under Infants,School News

Ms Finn arranged for the three Infant classes to visit the ISPCA in Keena, Co. Longford last week. Ms O’Connell and her Junior Infants  went there last Thursday 30th March. Some of the Senior Infants went with them. Mrs Fitzgerald went too. Kelly was their tour guide. The rest of the Senior Infants went there on Friday 31st March. Ms Finn, Ms Egan and Ms Browne went with these children. Denise was their tour guide.

All of the children really enjoyed the trip. Kelly and Denise told the children about the appalling conditions the animals were in when they first came to the centre. The animals sometimes have to be treated for eye infections and injuries. Most of the animals are suffering from starvation when they come in. All of the animals get regular check ups and  exercise at the centre .

The children got to hold two lovely puppies. These pups are called Blue and Paddington. Ms Finn nearly brought them home! Families are allowed to come to the ISPCA and bring a dog for a walk. Thanks to the parents for sending in the 6 euro for the trip. This covered the cost of the bus and a small donation for the ISPCA. Take a look at our movie!


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Apr 04 2017

Go raibh míle maith agaibh!

The Parents Association Committee wish to acknowledge all the parents and school community who donated to the recycling collection held in January 2017. It was a huge success!!!

We received €1200 which will be given back to the school through school supplies and equipment that is needed in the school. We appreciate everyone  who contributed and hope to repeat the collection again next year!!



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Mar 31 2017

Féile Ceoil

Last night first class and the school band took part in Féile Ceoil in the Dean Crowe Hall. We sang songs, recited poems and played music. We were very excited and a little nervous, but we really enjoyed it! 

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Mar 30 2017

Battery Collection

Well done to all the children and parents for collecting 12 boxes of batteries for recycling, in aid of the “Laura Lynn Foundation.” This is a very worthy cause as it helps terminally ill children. Remember, our battery collection is ongoing throughout the year, so keep filling your blue boxes. 

Thank You,

Ms Rigney and the Green Committee

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Mar 16 2017

Lá Glas

We really enjoyed “Lá Glas” today. 

Ms  Rigney’s 5th class read a novel as Gaeilge a few weeks ago. 

Mrs  Conway wrote a drama based on the book, and we performed it today. It was called  “An nathair agus Na Spéaclaí.” We really enjoyed it! It was great fun. 

Each class performed a “cluiche clós” or a “playground game.” 


Mr . Glennon : Caith agus Síos 

Ms . Dooley : A Gharda , A Gharda 

Mr . Keller : Chuaigh Mamó chun an tsiopa 

Ms . Egan & Mrs .Finn : Teidí  Béar      

Mrs.Dunne :  Ceann, gulalainn, glúin is cos

Mrs. O Connell : Isteach is amach trí na cloginí gorma

Ms . Quigley : Taobh le chéile 

Ms. Payne : Míonna na Bliana 

Mr . Dolan : Téigh abhaile 

                      Míonna na Bliana


Then our school band, “Banna Ceoil “,  played some traditional Irish tunes . They were excellent ! 

Five girls did some Irish dancing.

We would like to wish you all a very “Happy St . Patricks Day ”

“Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig daoibh go léir” 

Slán libh!

By Ava Warby and Saoirse Murphy, 5th Class



















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Mar 13 2017

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017

Published by under Infants,School News

Ms Finn’s Senior Infants and Ms Egan’s Senior Infants are practising the skipping rhyme “Teidí Béar” from the new pack “Cluichí Clóis” that Mrs Conway purchased for the school recently. On Thursday, the Senior Infants will sing this rhyme and do the actions for it in front of everybody in the gym. Every Senior Infant will be holding a teddy bear. These are the words of this rhyme.


                              Teidí Béar

“A Theidí Béar, a Theidí Béar, buail an talamh.

A Theidí Béar, a Theidí Béar, cas timpeall.

A Theidí Béar, a Theidí Béar, taispeáin do bhróg.

Is leor sin, a Theidí bhig óig.


A Theidí Béar, a Theidí Béar, rith suas an staighre.

A Theidí Béar, a Theidí Béar, abair do phaidreacha.

A Theidí Béar, a Theidí Béar, múch an solas.

A Theidí Béar, a Theidí Béar, téigh a chodladh.

A Theidí Béar, a Theidí Béar, abair “Oíche mhaith”,


Oíche mhaith agus amach leat.”

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Mar 08 2017

Irish Dancing

Caitlin Gavin came 1st  in Irish dancing in Prelim Cup and 2nd in Championship last Friday. This all took place in the Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe. Well done Caitlin!

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Mar 01 2017

An Engineer For A Day

An engineer for a day!


In school we were being engineer’s .We had to construct a tower that would be stable during an earthquake. We had to make the tower out of marshmallows and spaghetti .We were put into groups to see who would make the tallest structure.It was more difficult than we thought it would be.The tallest was 56 centimetres tall and it’s stayed standing during the earthquake.After making the structures we got to eat all the marshmallows. It was a very fun subject to do.

Have a look at us in action!


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Feb 22 2017

Musical Performance

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Silver Lining Productions came to our school this afternoon. All of the students and staff thoroughly enjoyed this musical performance. We got to see and listen to unusual instruments such as the digeridoo and the french horn. There was a charge of 2 euro per child. Thanks to the parents for sending this money in. The performance was very entertaining. Some students got very involved in the show. Well done to these boys and girls! Take a look at our photostory!

We have our Enrolment Evening this evening. (6.30 pm – 8 pm) We are looking forward to meeting the new Junior Infants and their parents.

Enjoy the long weekend! See you all on Monday 27th February!



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