Great Excitement on First Day

IMG_0989Welcome back everybody.  Biggest welcome to our new Junior Infants.  They were in early this morning chomping at the bit and they lost no time settling into school.  A great welcome also to pupils joining the school in other classes.  We hope your time withIMG_0958 us will be enjoyable and productive.

Everybody settled in very quickly and by 9.30 it was like as if we had never been away.  Well done everybody and good luck in the year ahead.  There will be lots to do and lots to learn.  For more pictures click here.

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First Holy Communion Day

(197)First Holy Communion is always a special day in St. Oliver Plunkett School, and this year was no exception.  The beautiful day added to the sense of occasion as the Girls and boys met Jesus, their friend, in a very special way.

The children were so well prepared, everything was perfect on the day.1a  The readers, singers and the choir were magnificent.  One Grandparent said it was like being in heaven, seeing and listening to the angels.  Well done to all involved and our thanks to the school Team and the Parish Team who worked so hard to ensure it will be a day to remember for many years to come.

All the pictures from the day can be seen here



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Comenius visitors arrive in Ollies

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We are delighted to welcome our Comenius visitors to our school this morning. There is a great buzz of excitement around as we welcome teachers and pupils from schools in France, Wales, Denmark and Sweden.

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The Comenius Programme is a European Union educational project. It concerns school-level education, and is part of the EU’s Lifelong Learning Prgramme. It aims “to help young people and educational staff better understand the range of European cultures, languages and values”.

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The goal of the program is to have participation of more than three million students and teachers in international activities, thus improving mobility of students and teachers in the EU. We are delighted to welcome all the adults and boys and girls into our school and we look forward to showing them all about Ireland, Dublin and Malahide.

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‘Ollies girls’ triumph in Listowel

Seven ‘Ollies’ girls played on a Malahide club team in an invitational tournament in Listowel last week.
IMG-20150413-WA0000They played really well and won the plate competition, beating teams from Offaly and Limerick as well as three Kerry teams.
Their names are Amy Farrell, Allie McSwiggan, Dearbhla Reid, Elouise Goodman, Mia Symes, Maia Kuzman, and Molly Quinn.
Mia was also named MVP (most valuable player).
We are really proud of all the girls.
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Ollies hurlers to play in Croker on Saturday night!

Seven of the schools senior hurling team have been selected to represent Dublin on Saturday night as part of the Spring Series of games and Dublin’s vital Hurling League Quarter final VS Limerick. They received tickets this morning and will be playing at half time in the senior game with kids from other schools in Dublin against a Limerick side.hurlers

Well done boys and have a great time. It is a proud day to represent Dublin in Croke park. Missing from the photo is Matthew. We will update with a live one after Easter.


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