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The school is closed for the midterm break on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th February.
Please note that the school will also be closed on Thursday 16th March for teacher in-service training.

Active Schools

We are all continuing to be very active in school everyday. We took part in Operation Transformation's 10@10 initiative.

All classes are using Go Noodle to help them keep active. Families should join up and give it a go as it's great fun!

Homework on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st of February will be all about keeping active.

3rd and 4th Classes

In Science we designed and made carts. Take a look at how we got on.

Killeigh Community Games

We had a visit from some All Ireland Medal winners from Killeigh Community Games on Friday 10th of February. They were here to encourage the children to take part in some of the wide variety of activities the Community Games offer. We had a special welcome for three of our past pupils who were part of the U-14 Quiz team that won the All-Ireland Community Games gold medal in August 2016.

Catholic Schools' Week

Thanks to all the children who attended Mass on Saturday 4th February in Raheen Church and sang so well as part of the choir. We did this to celebrate Catholic Schools' Week.

Credit Union Quiz

Well done to the ten children who took part in the Tullamore Credit Union Quiz held recently. Both teams did us proud but unfortunately no prizes this year.

Geashill Tidy Towns

Thanks to Pat Foley and Geashill Tidy Towns for making this beautiful gate. It is part of a garden they are creating for us.

Active School

All classes have been more active since the begining of 2017. We have been running more doing a variety of different exercises as well as playing the usual games at break times. All children brought home a Super Trooper journal which gives daily ideas for all the family to become more active. Swimming and tag rugby have also started for the senior classes and Mr. Clinton is running a lunch time league in crab-soccer.

Green School

WEE Recycling called to the school last week and collected lots of batteries from all the classes.

Scríobh Leabhar

All classes took part in the Scríobh leabhar project last week. Children wrote books in Irish for a competition organised by the Laois Education Centre. Teachers from other schools will read these and will choose prize winners.

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 th