Excitement is Growing and the Sense of Anticipation

Green-Flag-700-It still quiet in and around Grove Road but the sense of anticipation is at an all time high as we await the arrival back of all our pupils, well rested after the summer and, no doubt, eager to get stuck in to another year.  We look forward to meeting all our newbies, especially the Junior Infants.  There will be lots happening all year and we invite you to keep visiting our Blog and web page to keep up to speed.  No doubt, the biggest story this year will be the start of our eagerly awaited new school.  We’ll keep you posted on how that is developingContiguous North Elevation

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And the Winner is…..

closeupMembers of the Building Subcommittee were delighted with the response from our pupils for the Entrance Design Competition.  There were many and varied suggestions from our pupils. Some of these are already planned and some, sadly, fell outside the scope of what is possible.

DesignEntrancThe Committee had a difficult task deciding, but they have chosen four entries which show great promise.  They would like to keep the suggestions as a surprise until the building stage but can announce who the the four entries are from.  The design that was chosen as winner and will be forwarded to the Architects for inclusion came from Isabelle Oppermann(5th class).  Elements of the other three entries will be incorporated into the design and these entries were from Ellie Brady(6th), Sophia Boisse(3rd) and Noah Moore (JI).

The winning designers were announced by Ms O’Connor at the recent Assembly.  She said how great it was to see so many budding architects among the pupils and how exciting it was that our pupils had some input into the final design of the new school.  Who knows what great things lie in store for them.  We look forward to seeing their work when the school is built.

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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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