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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024.

Bhí damhsa, spórt agus ceol againn le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge. We had great fun throughout the fortnight! On both Mondays the senior children read books ‘as Gaeilge’ to the pupils from the junior room while on Tuesdays we played co-operative board games ‘trí Gaeilge’ and on Wednesdays everyone enjoyed playing cluichí clóis! To finish the fortnight on Thursday we held a tráth na gceist. Friday was a Lá Glas when everyone did their best to dress in green. It was also the day we held a raffle – throughout the two weeks pupils were rewarded with a raffle ticket for speaking as Gaeilge while the pupils in the Junior Room entertained us with the Haka Gaelach and the Seige of Ennis and the pupils in the Senior Room sang cúpla amhráin ‘as Gaeilge’. Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge den scoth againn go léir!

An Haka Gaelach.
Ag léamh leabhair.
Ag imirt cluichí clóis.
Lá Glas.

Check out our Facebook page where we have posted lots of other photos of the fun we had during Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Wonderful Wellbeing Week!

We had a fantastic Wellbeing Week in the school this week. There were lots of fun wellbeing activities for the pupils to enjoy including mindfulness colouring, body scan, Yoga with Natalya, daily wellbeing log and co-operative games. The 6th class Wellbeing Committee did a great job of facilitating many of the activities under the expert guidance of Múinteoir Veronica. Wellbeing is not just for one week in the year. The pupils will get to chose some of their favourite activities and these will be incorporated as part of regular classroom routines in the weeks and months ahead.

Images above of the Wellbeing Committee chatting to the rest of the pupils about mindfulness and some photos of everyone getting ready for their body scan on Monday and Yoga with Natalya on Wednesday.

Below are images of the pupils in the Senior Room playing co-operative games with the pupils in the Junior Room as part of Friendship Friday.

Wellbeing Week

At the end of January we will have a week to celebrate all things related to Wellbeing. Wellbeing Week will take place from Monday the 29th of January to Friday February the 2nd. Múinteoir Veronica and the Wellbeing Team have lots of lovely activities planned.

Straw and Order!

We held our annual Christmas play on Thursday the 14th of December at 7pm and it was a great success. There are many future stars of stage and screen in our midst if the level of acting talent on display was anything to go by. All of the pupils performed brilliantly on the night. As always we were delighted to welcome parents and grandparents and it was especially lovely to see so many of our past pupils back in the school for the occasion. The Christmas atmosphere was enhanced by the addition of Christmas lights to the holly tree in front of the school and we are very grateful to Pamela from the Parents Association for organising them. The Parent’s Association, held a raffle on the night and we would like to thank the following for sponsoring prizes;

Supervalu, Moycullen, Supermacs, Matt O’Flaherty Pharmacy, Sweeny Oil, Wildlands, Galway Cakery, Brigit’s Garden, Moycullen Bookshop, Standúns, Justin Keogh, Henry Keogh and Sullivan’s.

All in all it was a great evening. Well done everyone!

Library Van.

All of the pupils love when the library van arrives at the school. It’s a fantastic service that gives the children the opportunity to browse and choose books for the school library. The library van arrived on Thursday of this week amid the chaos of preparations for the Christmas play later in the evening and just before Múinteoir Peter arrived for the weekly German lesson. However each of the pupils still managed to have a few minutes in the calm of the library van to pick out books that will add to the reading material in the school library for the New Year.

The Book Fair is here!

The Book Fair books were delivered to the school on Thursday amid great excitement. The pupils enjoyed browsing, choosing and buying their favourites. The books will remain in the school until Friday the 8th of September. If anyone would like to purchase books during the week please contact the school.

Under 19 County Champions!

We were thrilled to welcome past pupils Luke and Rory with their team mates Cian, Darragh and Luke of the U19 Killannin team to the school today. Congratulations to them and to the rest of the team on winning the County Championship! We were very grateful that they took the time to visit and to answer questions. They are such wonderful role models for the junior sportspeople in our school and in the club.