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June 11th 2021

First Confession

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Congratulations to the boys and girls from our first classes, who made their First Confession this morning in St Paul's Church. I'm sure they're all pleased to have taken the first step on the road to making their First Holy Communion. Thank you to Fr. Conor, Fr. Derek and Fr. Vincent for making it such a special occasion for the children.


May 24th 2021

Fun making Butter!

Have you ever made butter? Last week, the boys and girls in Mrs Deane's/Mrs Slevin's First Class did, and all they needed was cream and some clean glass jars! 

Each pod was given a glass jar, which they filled half way with cream. Then for the fun part! Every child took it in turns to shake the jar as vigorously as possible. Cream is made of tiny drops of water mixed with fat droplets and protein. By shaking the cream, the fat droplets stick together. After about ten minutes of shaking, the butter is formed. Some leftover liquid from the cream, called buttermilk, is also in the jar and this can be used to make bread.

Mrs Slevin separated the butter from the buttermilk. The children then tasted their end product on some crackers. The consensus among the children was that they loved their homemade butter!

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May 17th 2021

Loving Poetry!

The poet Percy Bysshe Shelly said that poetry is the 'Expression of the Imagination'. One student who loves to use her imagination to create wonderful poems is Aoife Irvine from Ms Mulcair's Fourth Class. Aoife also loves acting and is a member of the Mullingar Arts Centre Stage School. Recently, Aoife and eight of her stage school classmates decided to take part in a poetry competition. Aoife was asked to use the alien statue, which is near the Arts Centre, as her inspiration. She included many familiar landmarks around the town. The end result was terrific! Yesterday, Gerry and Luke from the Arts Centre team recorded Aoife reading her poem aloud beside the alien statue and soon the recording will be sent off to enter the competition. Aoife really enjoyed writing the poem but the icing on the cake would be if she won a prize for her stage school. We hope you win too Aoife. Best of luck!

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April 26th 2021

Sunshine Smiles


Glorious sunshine brings smiles to all our faces, so there were an abundance of smiles around the school today! Many classes took the opportunity to go outside and enjoy the wonderful weather.

The boys and girls in Ms Clarke's Third Class decided to take a walk along the canal. They met dog walkers and cyclists on their journey. They also saw two graceful swans gliding along the water before they took flight. A majestic sight! What a wonderful way to start the week!

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April 23rd 2021

3D Shapes


The boys and girls in Ms Molloy's Second Class have been learning all about 3D shapes in their Maths lessons. A 3D or three dimensional shape is a solid figure, object or shape that has three dimensions - length, width and height. They have thickness and depth, unlike 2D shapes.

During their Art lesson this week, the young students enjoyed making their own 3D shapes using cocktail sticks and marshmallows. They were very inventive and managed to make many of the 3D shapes they've learned about.

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