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December 19th 2020

Hot Chocolate Treat


When the days get shorter and the temperature drops, what could be better to warm you up than a steaming cup of hot chocolate! The lucky boys and girls in Mrs Gilligan's Fourth Class enjoyed that very treat this week, courtesy of classmate Alfie Rock's dad Colin. After donning their hi-vis jackets, the children walked to Cosgrove's and savoured the delicious hot drink. In return, the children sang some festive tunes for Colin. Many thanks to Colin for this very generous pre-Christmas gift, by all accounts it was top notch-


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December 11th 2020

Schooltime Shoutout


20201211 115209 - copyFor those of you who travel to school by car in the mornings, you might listen to the radio on the way. If you listen to Breakfast with Doireann and Eoghan on 2FM, you'll have heard the Schooltime Shoutout. Children from all over the country are asked to sing a small tune about themselves and their school, to the melody of the 'Can-Can'. On Tuesday this week, Cian Gavin from Mrs Byrne's First Class was delighted to be one of the lucky boys and girls to be chosen! Cian sang...


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    And I'm 7 years old

      And I go to school in

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Well done Cian, it's great to have one of our students represent the school on 2FM! 

 

November 27th 2020

Save Dublin Zoo!


save dublin zooOn November 18th, you may have heard the news that Dublin Zoo was in danger of closing after being hit badly by the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions that came with it. The popular tourist attraction launched the 'Save Dublin Zoo' fundraising campaign, appealing to the Irish public for help! The campaign hopes to raise vital funds needed to cover the cost of caring for over 400 animals. It costs over €500,000 each month to feed, house and provide the animals the highest standard of care they deserve. thanks for donatingAs a registered charity, Dublin Zoo relies on ticket sales for almost 90% of their funding so having to close their gates due to the restrictions results in a huge loss of income.



The animal-loving students in Mrs Connaughton's Second Class were devastated when they heard that the zoo might close. They immediately decided to raise some money to help! Every day, the children arrived in with donations big and small. One student, Jamie Ella emptied her piggy bank and brought in a very generous sum! Bit by bit, over the course of the week, the boys and girls arrived in with whatever they could donate. Mrs Connaughton is so proud of the children and you can imagine her delight when she counted the donations today and realised that €150 was collected. What a great achievement! Well done guys.





The children are pictured below holding the 'Save Dublin Zoo' posters that they designed.



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November 12th 2020

Creative Writing

 

The boys and girls in Mrs Walters'/Mrs Deane's First Class have been covering the topic of creative writing during their English lessons. After exploring all the ways to develop their writing skills last week, one student, Faye Harte, caught the writing bug and decided to write a story of her own over the weekend, called 'Bob the Good and Vicious Fat Red Cat'. She drew pictures to illustrate her story and on Monday, she read it aloud to her classmates.

Some of her classmates also caught the writing bug and today, Danny Joyce, Noah Devlin, Conor Harte and sisters Kacey and Amy Colgan all read self-penned stories to the class. Topics included Christmas, animals, and robots. Well done guys, keep up this good work!



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November 10th 2020

Women in Harmony

Christmas Single

 

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Congratulations to Chloe Cahill from Ms Murphy's Sixth Class who made it through to the final of the recent Women in Harmony online competition. Chloe, who attends singing lessons, decided to apply for the competition to sing in the Christmas single and sent along a tape of her singing. Out of thousands of applicants, Chloe made it through to the final 50. Sadly, Chloe was not chosen to be one of the eighteen winners but I'm sure there will be many more opportunities in the future to showcase her musical talents. Well done Chloe!