Another Great “Green” Day in the Grove

There was great excitement today as all the pupils gathered to Green-Flag-700-see our Sixth, yes you read that correctly, our Sixth Green Flag being raised.  There was a great hush on the green as our very own green lady, Ms Dixon, thanked all who made this possible and praised especially the work of the Green team who “just cannot do enough for the Green School”.

Ms O’Raise13_tnConnor told all the boys and girls, and the many parents whoRaise3_tn had come along, that it was a great day for the school and a great achievement and one of which we should all be proud.  She said that every little helped the environment and especially now as we see at first hand the effects of global warming.

It was a closely guarded secret as to who was coming to raise the flag and there were great cheers when Ms Dixon said that it was one of the Green Team.  Emi Kapetangiannis was chosen by the Green Team Leaders because of her interest and dedication andl above all, her hard work.

All the boys and girls then joined in the singing of our school Anthem – Learn Help Share.  Come back tomorrow to see our Gallery for lots more picture.

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Leinster Tennis Champions

Is there no stopping the winning streak that Ollies is having in all areas of sport and now we say a big hip hip hooray for our Tennis Stars recently crowned after a resounding victory over arch rivals St. Fintan’s Sutton.
This girls team having been playing together for a number of years at different grades and they were anxious to bring the cup home as many of them are off to Secondary School in September.  The team consists of Aoife Paul, Dearbhail Devally, Eimear Reilly, Fiona Ryan, Nikki Lynch and Sarah O Connor. These girls have been so dedicated  training  4-5 times a week in tennis and have put in huge effort over the past two years and this great effort has paid off.
This is third year reaching the Leinster Division 1 Final having won in 2012 and Runners-up in 2013. They are delighted to bring the Leinster Cup back to Ollies after their brilliant win in the final in Lansdowne recently.  It is great to be the best  team in Leinster and we were all proud to represent our school especially since five of us are leaving for Secondary School. Our team consists of three sets of Doubles, Eimear & Sarah, Fiona & Aoife and Nikki & Dearbhail.
The girls tell us that they love tennis and, as a team, they play great together and they say they are a class one team!  And girls, we heartily agree.  Take a bow –  you are stars in our eyes and we are proud of you all.

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Champions of Fingal

soccer2Great excitement in all our classrooms as the Champions of Fingal visit to let everyone see the silverware and sign autographs for their loyal fans.  Yes Ollies continues on its winning way as the Boy’s Senior Soccer Team are crowned champions of Fingal.  Just a normal occurrence, some might think, but they achieved this honour on Monday last without blemish.  They went through their entire league programme without losing or drawing a match and without a single player being booked or needing to be spoken to by a Referee.

The group, under their manager Mr. Molloy, were very proud soccer1as they visited all the classes in school.  It was a very busy day on them and one of the team remarked at the end of the day, that being a sports celeb was much more tiring than playing all their games on the one day.

Congratulations boys, in the Ollies tradition, ye did us proud.

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Our Claudia is Tops!!

claudiaFew will be surprised that our Secretary, Claudia, has been voted one of the top school Secretaries in Ireland.  In a national poll she came out head and shoulders above all other contenders.

Does that surprise us – no way.  She is efficiency personified but she gets the job done with a great sense of humour and a caring sharing approach.  Visitors to the school are quick to notice that she is truly the face of “Ollies” and she always has time for parents and pupils alike. Parents really appreciate how much time she is prepared to give, even over the most trivial matters.  The children adore her and feel very comfortable in her presence.  The little ones love going on messages to her or for her.

She was narrowly pipped for the top position and we think that she should have the crown because she is a star.  Take a bow Claudia and thank you for all you do for us.

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Announcing a Fabulous Design Competition

An amazing opportunity to be a part of the process of designing our new school.closeup

Our school is running a design competition to find a way to enhance the entrance to our new school so that the entrance would be an obvious feature and would draw the visitors towards it. Visitors shouldn’t need to ask where the entrance was. It should stand out.

At St. Oliver Plunkett School we pride ourselves on our friendly faces and welcoming smiles. In our wonderful new school all visitors and pupils will enter the building through the main door. As you can see from the plans this door is located in the front of the building. We would like to make this a child friendly welcoming entrance, and are inviting ideas or designs from the children on ways to achieve this.

So children, we need your ideas. Put on the thinking caps. Have a look at the plan for the new building. What would you design to make the entrance fun and inviting? It may be inspired by something you have seen before, perhaps on your travels, or in a book or a movie, or just like you, it may be a true original!  If you would like to see more of the plans or download them,  visit Building Log.

Please draw your design and return to the school office by Monday 10th of June.

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