Junior/Senior Classes

November 29th 2018

Santa's Treat Plates

 

With the St Colman's Christmas Fair just around the corner, many of our classes are getting started on making crafts to sell on the day. Today, local artist Andrina Finch paid a visit to Ms Clarke's and Ms Hamill's Junior Infant classes. She instructed the children on how to paint a ceramic plate. The results were amazing! These 'Santa's Treat Plates' will be perfect to leave out on Christmas Eve for the man himself.


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November 13th 2018

Poetry Reading


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Brothers, Jakub and Kornel Lachowski from Ms Murphy's Third Class and Ms Duffy's Senior Infant Class respectively, attend Polish lessons every week. They entered a competition last Sunday which took place in Carlow. Jakub and Kornel each recited a long poem in Polish. They impressed the judges and both brought home trophies. Well done boys. Keep up the hard work!


 

October 9th 2018

Having Fun with iPads


The boys and girls in Ms Mulcair's Senior Infant Class look forward to Friday mornings because that's when they get to work on the school iPads. Over the past few weeks they have been exploring an app called 'Phonics Garden' to help them with their phonics and letter formation. Ms Mulcair is so proud of the children's hard work and how well they have been at sharing and taking turns with the iPads. The children would like to thank Mrs Jones for helping them use the iPads and making it so much fun!


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October 8th 2018

Summer Star Programme


The importance of reading can never be underestimated. Reading develops the imagination and it's how we discover new things. Reading for pleasure is well known to have long term benefits and children who read regularly have been found to have greater self-esteem and are better at social interaction. 

The Summer Stars reading programme ran in libraries all across the country over the Summer months. The programme encouraged children to keep reading during July and August and to take time to find books that they really enjoy and experience reading as an activity which is fun and a source of entertainment. I'm happy to say that many of our students took part in the Summer Stars programme this year. They all developed a love of reading and they recently received medals to mark their participation. Well done all of you and remember to KEEP READING!

Pictured below are Cian Gavin and Cillian Deane from Ms Hamill's Junior Infant Class and Caoimhe Kevlihan from Mrs Granahan's Senior Infant Class proudly showing us their medals.


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September 14th 2018

Settling In Well

 

The first two weeks of school have passed very quickly and by now, everyone has settled into their new routine. Our junior infants are really enjoying their new experience in 'Big School'. Although their days have ended at noon so far, they have still managed to pack plenty of work, play and fun into each day! From Monday, they will begin their longer days, ending at 1.30pm, but I don't think that this will be a problem for this hard working group. Pictured below are some of the students from Ms Hamill's Class.


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