Seachtain na Gaeilge

photo(5)Dia Dhaoibh go léir ó halla na scoile. Bhí an lá againn inniu.Bhí céilí mór ar siúl sa halla i rith an lae agus bhí an craic ann.

You would be forgiven for thinking the leprechauns had taken over today as so many children came in costume to celebrate the end of a wonderful Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick’s day. It was a great week with the children (and parents) photo(7)putting all of their frásaí into practice. It was wonderful to see the Irish language alive and well in St. Oliver Plunkett School. We had quizzes, treasure hunts, PE lessons, art classes, concerts, plays and lots more all trí gaeilge. Thank you to all the mams and dads for all your support and encouragement.

Ní neart go cur le chéile!

Have a great St. Patrick’s Day.

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Seachtain Na Gaeilge 10 – 14 Márta

shamrockSeachtain Na Gaeilge  10 – 14 Márta – Bígí ag caint!

The children are engaged in lots of activities “as Gaeilge” throughout this week. The hall and classrooms have been decorated with children’s artwork illustrating different sean-fhocail.  Can you remember any?

Nuair a bhíonn an cat amuigh, bíonn na lucha ag rince.

Níl aon tinteán ná do thinteán féin.

Ar muin na muice.

Every class will get an opportunity to use the Gaeilge apps on the i-Pads during the week. The teachers will be encouraging the children to use their Frásaí na Seachtaine and Mr Curran will visit  every classroom in a quest to find “An rang is fearr sa scoil”.

During the week the children will get an opportunity to do some of their lessons “as Gaeilge”, subjects like ealaín, corp-oideachas agus ceol.

On Tuesday the classes and choirs that performed so beautifully last week at the Corfhéile na Scoileanna will sing for the school.

The 6th classes are eagerly looking forward to the first ever “Tráth na gCéist” in the hall on Tuesday morning. Go n-éirí libh.

********Lá Glas ar an Aoine agus an Céilí Mór!********

The highlight of the week will be on Friday when the children will wear their “éadaí glas” (green clothes) and there will be a Céilí Mór sa halla.

Beidh a lán cluichí , spóirt agus spraoi ag na páistí i rith na Seachtaine. Tá súil agam go mbainfidh siad go léir an-taithneamh as an tseachtain.

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Handmade Rosettes For Sale

Photo of rosettesWe have a long association with the sisters in the Star of the Sea Convent in Seapark. Our First Holy Communion children meet the sisters as prayer friends and enjoy visiting them in the convent in the lead up to their big day. Our choirs  also love to perform their Christmas Carols in the convent chapel each year.

The sisters have made a selection of rosettes for Confirmation, First Holy Communion and St. Patrick’s Day. They can be ordered with a medal or without, as many families have their own medals. Prices range from €1.50 for the simple badge to €4.00 for the rosette with medal. They may be ordered through the school office.

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Strictly Come Dancing!!

After an amazing week with the children last week, it is strictlynow the turn of the adults to take  to the floor.  13 pairs have lined up at the starting blocks and are ready to go.  Forget Strictly Come Dancing on the TV, forget Dancing on Ice – Saturday Night in The Wright Venue, Swords, is where you want to be.  It promises to be a whole new chapter in the life of the school and remember , this is strictly for fun – loads of fun.

strictly2All proceeds of the night are for SCD Fingal Dyslexia Workshop which serves children from our school and the Fingal area and runs in St. Oliver Plunkett School each Tues night.  The workshop provides a wonderful service for children and teenagers with Dyslexia.  This is a night not to be missed and you will be amazed with the skill of the participants, you will have loads and loads of fun and help a very worthy cause in the process.

Be there and don’t miss the most talked about event this decade, no this millennium.  For a sneak preview visit Strictly for Fun

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Oh what a week – and it’s only starting yet

It’s the end of a perfect day at the end of a perfect week – an amazing week when The Hill came alive with the sound of music.  Not the usual music created by the children as they infants ms.keoghsang but the music of dance.  All week long the classes rehearsed their routines as they prepared for their 30 minutes of glory on the dance floor.  And what was the reason for all of this – yes of course, the Strictly Come Dancing craze!

Next week-end Saturday Night Fever will hit Grove Road as parents, teachers and friends take to the floor in a Strictly Extravaganza in aid of the Fingal Dyslexia Workshop which is closely associated with our school.  And we felt if the adults can do it, so can the kids.  And at the end of this great week we think we proved that we are every bit as good as any of the adults.

We have had a great week and now we wonder how the teachers will do when they take to the floor in The Wright Venue on Saturday Night next.

To see our Picture Gallery for the week visit here.


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