On the 14th of February (Valentines Day!), Ms McGrath’s class did some de-icing! What they did was they they put fish, whales, penguins and sharks into a glass with water inside and they froze it. When they took out the animals they were frozen into the frozen water! Then, they put it into a towel and tried to de-ice it using their fingers. It was great fun!
To all in “Ollies” he is Mr. Fortune, but in Dublin Hurling circles he is Mr. Incredible. Such has been his success with under-age teams, Dublin County Board has decided to show how much confidence it has in his leadership and has appointerd him Manager for the Dublin U 21 Hurling Team for the next three years. Previously Mr Fortune has worked with various Dublin teams and, in addition, he is presently managing DIT Hurlers in the Fitzgibbon Cup.
Over the years our school has seen his great ability to train and guide our school teams and he has enjoyed great success in various competitions. Many will know his other skills in the area of music and will have seen him perform at local events. Is there no end to his talents – watch out Anthony Daly, this Wexford man may be looking for your position.
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On Tuesday the 11th of February our school had a huge cake sale in the hall. There was bread, rice crispy buns, cakes, cupcakes, flap jacks and marshmallows on a stick. Mmmmmmmmmmm cakes!!!!!!!!!!!!! The junior infants went out first with their buddies. The senior infants went out second with their buddies. Then first class went out. Then the second classes, then third class, then sixth then fifth and then last bur not least fourth class went out. Everybody got loads of cakes. Many people made cakes for the cake competition. The competition had 21 winners. There were three third places three, second places, three first places. This year there was a bit of the competition called split cakes. There was one first place, one second place and one third place. We would like to say thanks to the children, parents and judges.
Cad atá cearr leat? What’s the matter with you?
Tá slaghdán orm. I have a cold.
Tá scornach thinn orm. I have a sore throat.
Ghortaigh mé mo láimh. I hurt my hand.
Bhris mé mo chos. I broke my foot.
Tá mo shrón ag cur fola. My nose is bleeding.
Tá pian i mo cheann. I have a headache.
Tá pian i mo bholg. My tummy is sore.
Tá tinneas fiacaile agam. I have a toothache.
Ní hé lá na báistí, lá na bpáistí. A wet day is no fun for children.
Remembering Former Principal, Mr. Ray Cunnigham RIP
The school is sad to note the passing of former principal, Mr. Ray Cunningham at the great age of 97. Ray, or Cunnier as he was know among the pupils back then, served in the school from 1956
and was Principal from 1960 to his resignation in 1979. He will be remembered for his kindness and dedication to duty, not only in school but throught the parish. It was during his stewardship the school grew from a three teacher school to 16 teachers and the main building was built. This was a huge achievement back then, given the cost involved and the fact that the school had to find one fifth of the cost.
Many of our present parents were in school during those years or will remember his wife, Rose, who was Principal in St. Sylvester’s Infant School. Ray will be remembered at 10.00 mass in St. Sylvester’s Church on Sunday next, February 9th.
Ar dheis Dé go raigh a anam dílis.