Whole school Christmas writing competition

Genre: Narrative

Ms. Gilmartin Ryan has organised a lovely Christmas writing competition. As a school, we are looking at the genre of Narrative this term. We look forward to all the lovely entries!

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Christmas in our corridors!


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Santa Dash – Friday!

Hello everyone,

*Santa Dash week is here! We hope everyone can get behind the sponsorship of our very kind 6th class as they fundraise for St. Vincent de Paul. At assembly last week, we talked about children maybe giving a coin from their piggy banks (with parents’ permission) as we think it is a great lesson in selflessness. Any sponsorship can be given to class teachers. Thank you!
* Thank you to all the parents who are stewarding. Huge thanks to Donal Molloy who is bringing hot food and Fiona Blackwell who is supplying hot chocolate! It should be a lovely experience.


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Advent 2020

In our bubble assemblies today, we had a special Advent prayer service. We reflected on waiting patiently and giving instead of being greedy. Carmel made a beautiful wreath, a circular shape representing God’s unending love for us.

Click on the video link for a lovely Advent prayer recited by Aodán and Anna


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A message from the Parents’ Association

As you all know, we were unable to run our Halloween Disco event this year due to Covid 19, so the PA are looking to run “Christmas Themed Dress Up Fridays” throughout December for the children. So essentially, no school uniforms on Fridays (win win all round for both kids and parents!)….. This will start on Friday 4th December 2020. We are looking for donations of €10 euro per family, however, no pressure to donate and we would be glad of any contributions large or small. Donations will not be sought until the second week of the dress up. With our parent support, we will continue to fund fun based activities for our children during the school year. This year we are looking to fund some very special Christmas treats – more to be revealed shortly. In addition, we will continue to support Ukulele lessons which were so popular last year – so hopefully we will be able to continue with this activity again after Christmas.

So – what to wear on Fridays….it can be a jumper, headgear, crazy socks, earnings or even a hat – but it must have a Christmas Theme.

The donations can be given to the Teachers.

Thanks to all of our Parents, Teachers and School staff for your continued support.

Parents Association Committee

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Aistear – The Hospital – a visit from Dr. Kennedy!

As part of our Aistear theme of The Hospital, jnr infants- 1st class had a lovely visit from Dr. Tom Kennedy today!  It was exciting to test the equipment in our pods and investigate how they work. We learned about stethoscopes, how to take temperatures and heart rates. There were many interesting questions answered, I think we may have some budding medics in our midst!

Thank you Dr. Kennedy for your time!

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6th class Santa Dash!

We are so proud of our athletic 6th class who will be undertaking a fun run in aid of St. Vincent de Paul on Friday 4th December. They are training with Fiona and Ms. ní Shuilleabháin each day for this 5km run. If you wish to sponsor them, please contact school on 0402 37596.

On the day we will give them a great send off with Christmas music in the yard! I believe one of our very kind Mums has arranged a nice warm treat for their return!

Here is the link to our risk assessment: risk assessment 4th Dec (1)

We just LOVE Kitt’s design for the 6th class sponsorship card! The jogging Christmas tree!  Please observe Covid distancing, perhaps pledges can be made over the phone?

Stay posted for updates!

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Science Week 9th November 2020

We have enjoyed a Covid Friendly Science week! Thank you to SFI for the really interesting webinars we enjoyed each day. We investigated electricity, optical illusions, forensics and dinosaurs!

Pictured: Ms. Byrne’s students investigated the Water Cycle and studied penguins!

The water cycle in a bag. We hope to see the sun evaporate some of the water. Then the hot air rises to meet cold air. This should form condensation on the inside of the bag. 🤞Stay tuned!



Ms. DArcy’s/Ms. McDevitt’s 2nd/3rd class experiments! Well done to Bord Gorm who invented a game about animals and their young. Bord Oráiste undertook an experiment about rain and made a rain gauge!


Click on the link for timed helicopters!


A narration of the human life cycle. Great drama!

Check out this amazing Play Dough life cycle of a butterfly! So creative !

Mr. Breen’s class’ lava lamps! 

Click the link for an active lava lamp!


Check out this amazingly strong paper structure in Ms. Gilmartin Ryan’s class!! Well done Hugo and Nathaniel!

Ms. ní Shuilleabháin’s 6th class: ”Picnic in Space”
We really enjoyed Science Week and had great fun investigating the role that the 5 senses play when tasting food! There were some very interesting findings… who knew that hot- chocolate could taste like mouthwash without the sense of smell?! We also investigated how factors such as environment and temperature effects how you enjoy food.


Our students were so interested in this week’s webinars that I have posted them below for them to enjoy again at home:

Dinos Down Under:


That’s non- sense!


The Forensics show!


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Suggested reading for mental well being in our children

This guide is a wonderful index of books that can support children experiencing loss, anxiety , low mood etc.

We hope you find it useful.


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Patronage of new post primary school in Gorey- have your say

Information on the process:


The link to the Zoom meeting is here:





The link (to vote) from the image is here: https://checkbox.education.gov.ie/checkbox/gorey.aspx

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