Author Archives: Anne Gilmartin Ryan

Playground leaders

Pictured is our team of playground leaders who recently completed training with Ms. D’Arcy and are now active leaders on yard! Leadership takes many forms in our school and we are delighted to see it in our students! Playground leadership is part of our Active Flag portfolio of activities. It has been warmly received by teachers, students and leaders!

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School Debating

We are tremendously proud of our inaugural debating team who were victorious in a closely contested debate in Bunscoil Loreto, Gorey. They opposed the motion that non-voters should have a fine imposed on them and were hugely convincing. The debate was ably adjudicated by Theresa Hughes who congratulated both sides saying that it was the most difficult debate that she had adjudicated. Next debate takes place in St. Kevin’s, Tara Hill on Nov 27th! Thanks to Ms. ní Shuilleabháin for leading and coordinating, Ms Byrne and Ms D’Arcy and Carmel for their coaching and support and to Ms. Gilmartin Ryan for her adjudication in the dress rehearsal. We welcome debating … Continue reading

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Shoebox Appeal for Team Hope

A message from our Student Council: We would like to thank everyone who brought in a shoebox this year. In total we got 85 boxes! We would like to thank everyone for supporting Team Hope and helping children in Eastern Europe and Africa. The children who receive your shoebox will be delighted with it! It is very important to look after the children who are less fortunate than we are, especially at Christmas time because they deserve a nice Christmas too. We are delighted to have sent all the shoeboxes over and we hope to do it all again next year! Jennifer Allen and Sophia White

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Our mobile phone policy

Many thanks to our parents, staff and students who were involved in the consultation process for the drafting of our Mobile Phone and Electronic Device policy. We are committed to positive mental health and the creation of a bully free zone. We invite parents to review the final draft before ratification at our board meeting on Monday 12th November. Thank you for your continued interest in our school and the welfare of our students. Click the link to view the final draft: mobile phone policy

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Hallowe’en fun!

We had a great morning on the last day of our first half term. Everyone came to school dressed up and we had a Hallowe’en Wake up Shake up on yard to get the juices flowing! We love being an active school!! Those who moved really well were tapped on the shoulder to indicate that they had won a homework pass! We also had the pleasure of awarding our literacy narrative story writing competition winners. The standard was so high which reflected all the work the teachers had done around the genre. Ms. Gilmartin Ryan and Ms. D’Arcy had tough decisions to make when adjudicating! We will run another writing … Continue reading

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GAA Updates

Boys GAA: Straight from the first week back our football teams were right in the thick ofit. The Mini 7s team got through their first round with great wins over Loreto, Gorey and Gaelscoil, Gorey. They are now hoping to go a step further in the second round of the competition. The Rackard League team is also progressing very well with fantastic wins over St. Josephs of Gorey and Bunclody. These wins put them through to an A quarter final against Ballindaggin. The Teams are showing great interest, discipline, work rate and team work during each and every day they take to the field. The school also ran our own All Ireland series during lunch, which proved very popular and … Continue reading

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A visit from our feathered friends!

Today was such a fun and memorable day for our students as they got to experience a bird workshop with Colin Travis. We saw owls and hawks and even got to hold them using a special bird glove! Colin was so patient and kind towards our pupils, giving each one enough time to enjoy their experience. One reminded us of Hedwig from Harry Potter! This experience falls under the SESE umbrella as we investigate the habits and lifestyles of these beautiful birds. It also comes under the Green Flag heading as it is part of biodiversity. It’s a thumbs up from Cian! Autumn fun! We are loving the abundance of … Continue reading

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Maths Week 2018!

There is a buzz about school this week with lots of activities being planned for Maths Week. * 6th class are out in the fresh air this morning using the ipads to uncover QR codes which set Maths challenges for them! We love this integration of Maths and Digital Literacy! * 1st and 2nd class will take a trip to Gorey library for their Mathsweek Lego event. On the way, they will complete Maths surveys about what they see * There will be Maths trails around school this week * There will be a lunchtime activity each day Thank you to Ms. Carroll for all her hard work! * I … Continue reading

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The Big Sing for Mental Health!

We are beyond proud of our students today. They sang beautifully, Aaron and Joseph played wonderfully. Their behaviour was excellent and they all looked so smart! I am very grateful to Ms. ní Shuilleabháin and Ms. Byrne for all the work and to Ms. McDevitt and Mr. Breen for their help. Enjoy!

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World Mental Health Day

Happy #WorldMentalHealthDay to all! Today we will have an extra mindfulness session. Our 3rd-6th class students will be looking at the Headbomz programme by @ISPCCChildline They will also perform at The Big Sing for Mental Health on Friday. #itsgoodtotalk

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