Ollies choir in ‘Peace Proms Practice’

Yesterday the senior choir had the great experience of  rehearsing for Peace Proms in the National Show Centre. They will perform in the Peace Proms on Feb 6th in the RDS with over 2000 other children from choirs around Leinster. Yesterday excitement was obvious as they boarded the bus at 9.30am for the National Show Centre. They practised such hits as Imagine by John Lennon  and Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars in what was a great days practice for the Peace Proms. They are really looking forward to a great day in February.

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Curtains Come Down on Amazing School Concert

Just when we thought it could never get any better – it did.  The Senior School Concert this year surpassed anything we had ever done before, as class after class appeared on stage with music, song and dance, with stories and poems and bling, with charm and with fun.


a599It was all there and the filler Acts – what can we say.  They were just fantastic – unreal – a joy to be hold.  They had the audience captivated from start to finish.

Everyone who attended was bowled over by the talent of the children involved and the huge variety of the class acts.  The a501children really got into the swing of things and, in true St. Oliver Plunkett style, the parents supported 110% with costumes and especially their attendance.  Our thanks to all the staff involved in preparing the classes. We would also like to thank everyone who very kindly donated raffle prizes.  No production could be a success without the production crew.  Take a bow everyone.

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Sam Maguire comes to Grove Road


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Yesterday was a very special day in our school as Sam Maguire came to visit us. It is the 25th time that the Dublin senior football team have won the All Ireland Foot ball Championship. Dublin’s super corner forward Dean Rock came to our school with the trophy along with Panner our club coach and Eimear from the Dublin County Board. Dean played all twenty one games for the Dubs this year. He was the only player on the squad to play every game in every competition for his manager Jim Gavin.


All of the children in the school got to meet Dean and the famous trophy. We sang Dublin songs for Dean and we got lots of photographs taken also. We are so lucky in our school to get a visit form this famous trophy and we asked Dean to make sure and win it again next year so we can cover Malahide with the ‘blue of the Dubs’ again.


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Ollies weather forcasting

And now for the weather………….

IMG_4730IMG_4731On Tuesday last all our Third class pupils got a taste of what it is like to be a national weather forecaster.  One of our parents, Joanna Donnelly, is a meteorologist with MET Eireann and she came in to share her expertise with our pupils.

In an exciting hands-on workshop to mark national Science Week, Joanna showed our Third class pupils some of the key elements of measuring the weather and predicting future weather patterns.  The pupils got to see and use special equipment for measuring rainfall, wind and air temperature.  Joanna showed them how all these measurements are used to produce the daily weather forecasts on RTE.  The pupils were very interested in all the equipment and to see how a professional meteorologist works.  Our Third class pupils are now trying to figure out if they can get the current mild Winter temperatures to continue.

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Halloween feeling in Ollies

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Today is very spooky around the school as lots of the boys and girls are dressed up in Halloween costumes. Even some of the teachers have evolved into minions, witches, eggs, rashers and scarecrows over night. This week we have all been really looking forward to our Midterm Break and the Halloween fun as we play the family games at home or go on ‘trick or treat’ in our area.

Safety is really important around Halloween and we all hope that the older boys and girls in our school keep a good close eye out for the ‘younger ones’ over the next week. We wish everybody a nice, relaxing and spooky midterm and look forward to seeing everybody back safe and sound after the break.

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“Oíche shamhna shona daoibh”

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