County Finals Day

Our group-winning team from the previous FAI tournament were in action again today in the county finals. Everyone put in great performances and there were plenty of skills on show. Our team won two games out of three in the league but unfortunately lost out on a place in the final by goal difference. Well done to everyone who took part in both tournaments and special thanks to Graham Mills for his support at the event.


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FAI Soccer Blitz

On Tuesday some of the boys and girls in 5th and 6th class competed in the FAI soccer blitz in Cootehill. We had two teams entered in what was a very competitive tournament. Both of our teams performed very well with one of them qualifying for the county finals on April 25th. Everyone enjoyed the day and there were numerous excellent performances on both teams. Many thanks to Graham Mills for helping out on the day.

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Annual Clothes Collection

Welcome back for the final school term. We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Easter break. Hopefully we have left winter firmly behind us and can look forward to better weather!

If you managed to do a spring clean over the holidays and have some bags of clothes/shoes/bed linen/handbags/shoes/towels etc to get rid of, please drop them into school any day this week. If you have a lot of bags please come into Bridget in the office and she will open the main gate so that you can drive up to the door, to save carrying them across the yard!

The bags will be collected early on Monday 16th April.

The proceeds will be divided between Ms Doughty’s fund-raising to teach in Uganda for 3 weeks during August and resources for the school’s sensory garden/green schools/active-health promoting school initiative. 

Many thanks for your support.

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Down Syndrome Awareness Day

On Wednesday the whole school celebrated Down Syndrome Awareness Day by wearing odd socks. Some of the very funky sock pairings can be seen in the pictures below. Many thanks to the Mills family for sending in treats for all the children on the day.

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Cookery Demonstration

A huge thank you to the Parents’ Association for organising and funding a very interesting and worthwhile cookery demonstration. The children had great fun taking part. They made delicious, healthy brown bread and salmon fish fingers. Thank you also to Pauric  and Irene from the Forge restaurant for providing a very engaging and interactive cookery demonstration for the children. (More photos to follow!)

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Notes for March 2018

As Easter holidays approach, we have a few reminders for you:

  • School closes on Friday 23rd March for Easter  (at the usual time of 1:40pm for Infants and 2:40pm for everyone else
  • School reopens on Monday 9th April. 
  • We are having our annual clothes collection after Easter. All bags should be dropped into school by Monday 16th April. Please ask friends and family to contribute.
  • Ms Doughty is going to Uganda to teach for 3 weeks during the summer. She has to raise money to fund her trip. The Board of Management have generously agreed to give half the proceeds of the clothes collection towards this very worthwhile venture. The remaining half will go towards our green schools/health promoting schools activities.
  • The Parents’ Association have arranged a cookery demonstration for each class tomorrow, Wed 14th March.  Thank you to them for arranging and funding this. We are really looking forward to it. Hopefully the children will be able to tell you all about it tomorrow and maybe even cook something for you! 
  • Wed 21st March is Down Syndrome Awareness day. Children may wear odd-socks to school that day, to raise awareness.
  • The 3rd installment of the annual voluntary contribution is now due for those who have opted to pay by installments. 

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Wellbeing Posters

3rd -6th class pupils created posters in groups based on the Mental Health ‘Little Things’ slogans. The following slogans were used as stimuli for the posters:

-Problems feel smaller when you share them!

-The more you move the better your mood!

-Boost your mood with healthy food!

-Do things with others there’s strength in numbers!

-Add friends to your tea!

-If a friend seems distant catch up with them!

-8 hours sleep make the other 16 easier!


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Procedures and Planting

First and second class have been working on procedural writing and oral language for the past few weeks and today they took to planting a variety of seeds in the outdoor classroom. They had written the procedure for this activity earlier in the week but today they had the chance to put it into action. Have a look at some of the pictures below.

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GAA Training

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World Book Day

Our World Book Day dress up was a great success with lots of colourful and creative outfits on show! Well done to all the pupils and parents for putting such great effort into all the outfits! We presented prizes on the day to pupils in each classroom! However, you are ALL winners for having fun and taking part!!!


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