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School News

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Some dates to remember:

Photographer coming to the school on Monday 16th January.
Swimming beginning for 3rd to 6th Classes on Friday 20th January.
School closed for mid-term break on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th February.
School closed on Thursday March 16th for teacher in-service on Language Curriculum.

Thanks on behalf of the Parents' Council for your recent contributions to our clothes collection and non-uniform day.

Also, thanks to everyone who supported the Tesco blue token collection in Tullamore before Christmas. Our Cairdeas classes were nominated as part of the Tesco Community Fund.

Active Schools:

All classes have been very active since we started our new term. We are all taking part in the Super Troopers programme.

2nd Class

1st to 3rd class took part in the Fastest Feet challenge in Portarlington last week. Well done to everybody for taking part. Certificates will be issued to all in the coming weeks.

2nd class held a liturgy for the school recently. Ms. Murphy helped them to prepare prayers, songs and stories all about friendship.

Our theme for November is "Being Thankful." We made thankful turkeys and listed the many things we are grateful for.

We collected lots of bottle caps and used them to make the first letter in our name. We also made fairy doors using clay and paint. They look great!

For Science we made musical instruments using recycled materials.

The next few weeks we will be very busy in drama rehearsing for our Nativity Play.

Active Flag

This year we signed up to the Active Flag Schools initiative. Its aim is to increase the levels of activity of all the children in the school. A committee of children has been formed and it will be organising lots of different activities as the year progresses. If everything goes to plan we hope to be awarded a flag in recognition of our achievements in May or June. Already 1st to 3rd classes have taken part in the Fastest Feet challenge in Portarlington last week and of course 3rd to 6th classes had great fun taking part in our Lunchtime Football League earlier this term.

Prayer Service

2nd class organised a prayer service on the theme of Friendship for the whole school. It took place on Friday 18th November. Well done to all the class for their hard work. Thanks also to class teacher Ms. Leonard and Teaching Practice student Ms. Murphy for all their work.

Visit by Father Dempsey

Past pupil Fr. Dempsey paid us a visit on Tuesday 15th November. He has worked in Africa all his life. He told 3rd to 6th classes all about his life and work in Uganda.

5th and 6th classes

We have been working on Fractions and Decimals in Maths. We made loop games to help us. They were good fun.

We have also been enjoying our yoga classes. Thanks to Ms. Murphy for all her help.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Thanks to all the parents and children who filled shoeboxes. We had a great response again this year.

5th and 6th classes

In History we have learned about Nelson Madela. In Art we created his portrait using contrasting colours.

In Geography we have been learning about France. We are creating fact files using our tablets.

Green School News
3rd to 6th classes had a visit from Michelle Castiaux. She held a workshop on Global Citizenship and waste. We learned about the lifecycle of a plastic bottle.

The new Green School Committee met for the first time this week. They will lead us in working towards our 6th Green Flag. The theme is Global Citizenship and Litter and Waste.

3rd and 4th classes

In History we are learning about The Wooden Horse of Troy. We listened to the story and designed our own cartoon strips telling the tale.

14 and U-16

There was a great feeling of celebration in the school on Friday 14th October when some of the victorious members and trainers of the U-14 and U16 Na Fianna football teams came to visit. There was a special welcome given to the past pupils who were on the teams. Na Fianna club presented a football to the school. Well done to all involved of such an historic occasion.

Junior Infants

Our Aistear theme this month is "The Pet Shop". We got a class goldfish that the children named Goldie and we learned about lots of animals.

The children also got to meet "Tootle" and "Koopa" the tortoises who were kindly brought into school.

Junior Infants went on a nature walk where they collected lots of Autumn leaves, berries and nuts for our nature table.