Author Archives: Anne Gilmartin Ryan
What a wonderful time we had last Friday, celebrating Grandparents’ Day! We deferred the date so that travelling grandparents could avail of the Bank Holiday time with their families. The day started with a beautiful Mass concelebrated by Fr. John and Fr. David. 6th class played tin whistle and there was beautiful music throughout. Many children read prayers and brought gifts. Thank you to Ms. Byrne for her hard work. After the Mass, our wonderful Parents’ Association provided a lovely reception with treats donated by our families. The reception area was beautifully decorated in appreciation of our special guests, our grandparents. Each class performed their festival piece for grandparents which … Continue reading
Check out the cuteness of this buddy rehearsal for our céilí this Thursday for Seachtain na Gaeilge! Many thanks to 3rd/4th class for teaching their younger counterparts the steps! We hope it stays fine for Thursday!! 3ba94c6f-30bb-4a50-a818-ac37cda9c336
Wow – what a week we had performing in various competitions at Arklow Music Festival. Each class entered and I was immensely proud of all their performances! A special word of congratulations must go to Mr. Breen and Ms. ní Shuileabháin who won first prize for their rendition of ‘There’s a Monster in the Garden’, by David Harmer. Below is a breakdown of winners: Ms. Whittle (jnr and snr infants) – 2nd in Action Poem Ms. Carroll (1st and 2nd class) – Very Highly Commended in Action Song Mr. Breen and Ms. ní Shuilleabháin (3rd and 4th class) – 1st Place in Action Poem Ms. Byrne (6th class) – Very … Continue reading
Today we launched our literacy competition for this term. Our genre this time is Recount and all children will write their recount based on their experience of Arklow Music Festival, thus combining English, Art, Music, Drama and SPHE. Good luck to all!
Happy Pancake Tuesday to all! Thanks to our wonderful parents who came in to serve up these delightful treats to our hungry students! Nutella came out tops once again!!
We had an amazing Skipathon on Valentines day! Our themes were ‘Healthy Hearts,’ and ‘Skip a Beat.’ We skipped to music, rhymes, solo, in groups with long ropes, in pairs, had races, knock out challenges. But most importantly we had fun exercising and raised much needed funds for P.E equipment. Huge thanks to the continuously, great support from parents and the students as well as our principal and staff. It was not only a one day challenge this month our students are also ‘Climbing the Heights!’ whereby each class chose different mountains around Europe to climb for example Mount Olympus in Greece is 2919 metres high and one skip = … Continue reading
Great fun was had at the arena yesterday when our lunchtime league winners went on to represent Scoil Ghormáin Naofa. We were thrilled that they got to the final! Congratulations to Tara Hill NS who were victorious. Many thanks to Mr. Breen for organising.
Congratulations to Oisín, Niall and Conor who were first across the line in their respective categories at the St. Stephen’s Day run in Castletown! We love their active spirit! I’m sure they worked up a great appetite for the selection boxes! Ms. D’Arcy has begun the process of applying for the renewal of our Active Flag. She has some great ideas! Our Run Around Europe has been a huge success. Mr. Breen’s class has almost reached Rome! Stay tuned for further exciting Active Updates!
Look who popped by! Our Mini 7s Champs plan to lift him again in a few years! Farewell to Jésus, our foreign exchange student – Feliz Navidad, Jésus! Thank you to all who have supported our lovely school. We wish you all a peaceful and happy Christmas!
We had Santa himself to present prizes to our Procedural Writing winners! Ms. Gilmartin Ryan and Ms. D’Arcy had the tough task of adjudicating. The task: Junior and Senior Infants drew a picture of Mrs. Claus following a mice pies recipe or Santa’s elves following instructions on how to make a toy. 1st-4th class wrote a set of reindeer rules to be followed on Christmas Eve 5th and 6th class wrote the procedure for the Perfect Christmas Day Overall winners: Emma O’Brien, Millie Ryan, Oisín White, Robyn Prendergast, Rosie Bea Howard, Conor Treacy, Kitt Kavanagh,Sam Proctor, EJ O’Toole, Jesus Reyes and Louise Foley. Well doneto all. Ms. Gilmartin Ryan commended … Continue reading