Easter bonnets bring end to term!

There was great excitement in the school this morning with the ‘Easter Bonnet’ parade.

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Lots of boys and girls had created Easter themed hats and they were so proud of all their efforts as they ‘paraded’ around the school. It ends our term as we now look forward to the Easter holidays. We wish everybody a happy, safe and holy Easter and we look forward to seeing all the boys and girls for the Summer term in two weeks time.

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Easter chicks hatch in Ollies Room 8

chick1The First class children in Room 8 have been carefully watching over chick eggs in an incubator for the last 21 days. On Friday 20/03/15, five little chicks hatched from the eggs. It was a very exciting day. While the eggs were in the incubator, the children recorded the number of times the eggs rotated in the incubator throughout the school day. The children also ensured that the water level was correct in the incubator as the eggs must be in a humid environment.

The children carefully monitored the temperature in the  incubator which remained constant at 37.5 Degrees Celsius .chick2 On Wednesday 18/03/15, the children noticed the eggs rolling independently in the incubator, the chicks inside the eggs were getting into the hatching position.

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On Friday 20/03/15, five little chicks hatched. When the children came into the classroom on Friday morning, three little chicks were staring at them through the incubator, the chicks hatched earlier that morning. The fourth chick hatched at 12.55pm and the fifth chick hatched at 13.40pm. The children were so delighted to see the chicks hatching from the eggs.  chick4On Thursday 19/03/15, the children noticed tiny cracks in the eggs. The chicks were preparing to hatch. The children named the chicks, Tiny, Marshmallow, Fluffy, Draco and Honey. The chicks now enjoy playing with one another and are getting bigger by the day!

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Girls are 5-a-side Dublin champs!

On Tuesday 24th March the girls 5-a-side soccer team competed in the Dublin finals in Irishtown.  Twenty six photoschools took part in the competition and the first stage was a league section where we won four matches and drew one.  No goals were conceded during this league section and some cracking goals were scored! We then moved on to the knock-out stages winning our quarter-final against Rathcoole to qualify for a semi-final against St Annes Shankill.  This was the team that we had drawn with in the group stages and, once again, it was a tough close match with the score being nil all at the end of normal time.  On to the dreaded penalties and the first penalty for Shankill was superbly saved by Aoife McLoughney.  This gave us a great boost and we went on to win the shoot-out. Our opponents in the final were Presentation Terenure and another great performance saw us win 2-1 to be crowned Dublin champions.  We look forward to representing Dublin in the Leinster finals in Meath at the end of April.
Big congratulations to all the girls involved; Aoife McLoughney, Emma Brady, Kirsten Hall, Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, Katie O’Sullivan, Erica Egan and Sophie Law.
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PA Newsletter

Please click on the link below to view/print the current PA newsletter full of news about the Easter parade on Friday, parents running club, photography and other parent/school related issues.pa

 

PA NEWS March 2015

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Fáilte for Comenius visitors

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After Easter the school will be welcoming a group of teachers and students from our Comenius partner schools in Europe.  Plans are at an advanced stage for the week long visit to Malahide.  The group will be visiting our classes and enjoying cultural visits in the afternoon.
We are hoping to give them a chance  to experience our music and games as well.  There is a colourful display highlighting the four visiting countries – Wales, Denmark, Sweden and France – in the main lobby of the school.  We are looking forward to giving our European friends a real Céad Míle Fáilte.
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