It is April now and we are all refreshed after the Easter break.
On Wednesday 16th of March we raised our National flag at 12 noon like other schools in Ireland to commemorate the 1916 Rising and all the brave people who died then. We read the Proclamation and CarolAnn (our oldest pupil) and Penny (our youngest) raised the flag.
The sun shone and we all had icecreams.
There was a large crowd in attendance and we will all remember this historic day.
We thank all the parents especially Karen and Katia for their great assistance in adding greatly to both the front and back of the school outdoors. This week the Junior Classroom children planted lettuces, peas and herbs with Karen and next week the children in the senior classroom will plant strawberries. Mrs. Brennan is delighted with Karen’s kind assistance in the junior classroom this week.
Katia and other parents are doing a great job in clearing the space at the front and now working on making it a beautiful space for all to enjoy as the spring/summer weather improves hopefully. Thank you to our caretaker John who is also involved in this task.
We were a lot of hard work towards applying for our Green Flag for Travel before Easter and we thank Karen Conlon and Mieke Brosnan for their assistance with this project and for joining our Green Flag Committee. We completed our assessment before Easter and we are confident that we will soon receive our four Green Flag for Travel.
The Childrens’ Services take place in Old St. Mary’s Church every 6 weeks approx. depending on school terms. The children in the school take part in the Service by reading as they get older.
Everyone is welcome to the Childrens’ Services.
All extra classes including MADA (Tom and Hazel) are being enjoyed in the senior classroom. Amy Hill comes for Drama every Wednesday in the Junior classroom which they really look forward to. Sigrid Engela also comes on Wednesdays for German lessons and the seniors have started French lessons this week also.
Maggie Davis has returned to teach us recorder, guitar and ukulele as she been sick recently. We are learning new tunes e.g. ‘We all live in a Yellow Submarine’ on the ukuleles and guitars at the moment.
This picture is of the Junior Room children enjoying drama class recently with Amy Hill.
The children will be going swimming every Thursday for ten weeks commencing on the 21st of April.
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