Active Week – Day 1!

Wow, what a start to Active Week! We began this morning with Wake up, Shake up led by Ms McDevitt who taught us all Zumba!! It was so much fun! What a way to kick start a Monday. It was great to have some parents take part too! Check out our video!


We then had a tug of war demo which was organised by Ms. D’Arcy and today it was the turn of 3rd and 4th class to pull with all their might! We think these pictures are just great!!


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Active School Week

Active School week takes place next week in our school and what an action packed week we have in store! Each day there will be a succession of fun and interactive games and activities to get our students (and staff!!) moving! There will be active homework too! Watch this space and our Twitter account for up to the minute reports!

Many thanks to Ms D’Arcy, the Active School Committee and all their recruits!

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Moos on the Mall

Check out our Party Animal having a pamper day! Well for some!  A girl’s got to look her best!

Please vote for our lovely pink moo @


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Child Protection- online safety

We have updated our Child Protection section of the website to include a link that parents may find useful in the area of online safety. Webwise is a wonderful resource and I’m sure that parents will find it most useful. It is under the Publications tab, then click policies, then Child Protection.

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Aistear – an insight

Here is an insight to the wonderful world of Aistear. Aistear promotes the importance of learning through play. Junior and Senior infants have this week been engrossed in the theme of farming. We had wonderful donations of astro turf and farming apparel from our parents – thank you! Donal O’Shaughnessy (pictured below) gave a super talk about farming which really engaged the little learners. Well done Donal, it’s great to see peer tutoring in action!

The pictures above show the socio-dramatic area (pretend play!), the construction area, small world area and junk art. The thematic approach has proven to be very successful.

Thank you to Ms Whittle for the pictures and all the work that goes into creating a really meaningful Aistear experience.


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Standardised testing

Standardised testing: Later this month, we will carry out standardised testing. If you would like to know more about what this means for your child, here is a link. Thanks, Emer

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An Apple a Day…..

Many thanks to Graeme and Robyn’s dad Shane and his colleague Amy of Sprint College who gave of their time to do a healthy eating workshop with each class today! The children enjoyed a crunchy fresh apple whilst they learned about the food pyramid! The level of questioning was great from the children and Shane and Amy had put together a really interesting presentation for each level!

We are so lucky to have such interested parents among us. Just another example of our wonderful relationship with parents.

Thanks to Ms D’Arcy who coordinated this experience as part of our Active School work.

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Mini 7s hurling

Congratulations to our boys’ Mini 7s hurlign team who have progressed to the semi final having won all three of their matches today. Well done boys! Thanks to the opposition for three great games.

We are very grateful to Mr Breen, Michael and Carmel for all their coaching, support and encouragement.

Our girls’ game had to be called off today due to weather conditions but we are hopeful that they will get to play next week!!

Bring on the next round!

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Moos on the Mall!

Today we finished working on our Moo – The Party Animal! 5th class had so much fun bringing this project to life! Our creation will be on display in Bridgewater Shopping Centre soon and we need your votes!!

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Arklow Music Festival! Memories are made of this!

What a week we have had! It started on Sunday, where Ms D’Arcy’s speech and drama students excelled in the duologue and monologue competitions. Sofia Church came first in her monologue competition. Louise Foley and Síofra Higgins were placed very highly commended. Well done to all!

On Tuesday, Ms. Russell’s 5th class were awarded second place and 90 marks for their rendition of Macavity the Mystery Cat in the Choral Verse competition. On Wednesday, Mr. Breen’s class,supported by Ms. D’Arcy, won their Action Poem competition – they brought the house down with their entertaining performance. Ms. Byrne’s 6th class came second in their competition having put on an amazing performance of The Three Pigs by Roald Dahl. Great credit also goes to Ms. Murphy’s class who received a very highly commended placement for their recital of Finn and the Salmon of Knowledge.

I am bursting with pride at how well each class both performed and represented our school. I am extremely grateful to our teachers for all the work they have put in. Thanks to Carmel and Finola for all the prop work and preparation. Thanks to Siobhan for the coordination. Thanks to the parents for organising lifts, making and transporting props. This week, wonderful memories have been made that will last a long time!

While the academic work may be in second place this week, the children have had an opportunity to perform and speak on a public stage. They have learned to both be winners and  gracious in defeat. These are invaluable experiences.

I hope everyone has a well deserved rest this evening!

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