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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What a day! – Historic 3/4 BB in OP

IMG_0630What a day!
May 7th will go down in History, not only in our school but in the history of the North Area Basketball League.  It was a first for Ollies to have 3 teams qualify for the Finals, but it was also a first for the the League. It was history in the making as our school became the first to have teams in three of the four Finals.     The atmosphere in Ollies was electric in the lead up to this day of days and the teams lived up to all that was expected from them with two of the three bringing home the silverware and the third team narrowly missing victory by the slimmest of margins.
Congratulations to all involved.  We are so proud of what you have achieved,  For a full report and oodles of pictures, visit A Historic Day in Ollies.
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Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust came to our school to talk to us about dogs.

They told us how to approach a dog.

All the classes came from all over the school to learn about Dogs Trust.

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Basketball Hat Trick

20140410_104140Congratulations to the Junior Girls, Junior Boys and Senior Girls teams who have reached
the league finals this week.  Already the excitement is felt as we look forward to a great day out in May when all 3 finals will be played on the same day in Clontarf.  This is a day you won’t want to miss.  This is one of those “where were you the day Ollies….”.

This is a first for the school.  We’ve had one team to the Finals, we’ve had two teams
through, but to get three through in one year is certainly a Hat Trick of enormous proportions.  We thought things couldn’t get better back in Nov when the great work of the school was recognised nationally and the 6th class were asked to take part in the making of a video to teach the teachers.  But that was only the start…..

For all the news and photos visit Great Year for Basketball in Ollies


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