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Some dates to remember:

Bring 'n' Buy Sale: Friday 9th December
Nativity Play- Wednesday 21st December in Raheen Church at 7pm.

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

Also, remember if you are shopping in Tesco in Tullamore to put as many blue tokens as you can into the Cairdeas container. Our Special Classes have been nominated as part of the Tesco Community Fund.

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.

In Art we had fun making leaf hedgehogs and rainbow fish.

Second Class

It has been a busy few weeks here in second class.
We had our First Enrolment Mass in preparation for our First Holy Communion. One of the gifts we brought up was a picture of the family tree we made during history.

In English we learned all about adjectives and how