The Organisers waited with bated breath at registration and first rehearsal for “Hairpray”. It’s always hard to know how many will turn up because it takes a huge commitment on the part of the children. But the organisers could hardly believe their eyes (or their ears) with the volume of the group which presented on the day.
Over 150 boys and girls, all committed and eager. So now its definitely all systems go.
So watch out for news of tickets – they’ll be hard to come. Bruce Springsteen will be in the halfpenny place – watch this space – we can do 3 nights in less than half hour!!
Today is the 1st of February and St. Brigid’s day. In our school today there were lots of stories, information, construction and games based on our Patron saint St. Brigid. She lived during the time of St.Patrick and was inspired by his preachings and she became a Christian. Brigid decided that she would spend her life working for God by looking after poor, sick and elderly people. Legend says that she prayed that her beauty would be taken away from her so no one would seek her hand in marriage; her prayer was granted. News of Brigid’s good works spread and soon many young girls from all over the country joined her in the convent. Brigid founded many convents all over Ireland; the most famous one was in Co. Kildare. Making a St. Brigid’s cross is one of the traditional rituals in Ireland to celebrate the beginning of early spring, 1st February. St. Brigid died in AD 525 at the age of 75 and was buried in a tomb before the High Altar of her Abbey church.
When 4th, 5th and 6th class were called to the hall on Fri last for a special Assembly they didn’t know what to expect. All sorts of rumours were spreading. No one expected the exciting news that greeted them – there is going to be a school Musical this year. What excitement followed this announcement. And the Musical chosen for this year’s production is:-
“Teenager Tracy Turnblad, not the most popular in her class, has a big dream – to dance on the popular TV Corny Collins Show. It seems an impossible dream but grit and determination sees her get an invite. When she finally gets her shot, she turns from social outcast to sudden star. But Tracy has not forgotten her earlier days and tries to help others like her reach the top – the rhythm of Tracy’s new beat just might prove unstoppable”
Dates for Show have been set, so mark it in your Diary – June 22-24. You won’t want to miss out. It promises to be a cracker.
Start learning the songs – start with the all time favourites: Good Morning Baltimore You can’t stop the beat
The school Community is buzzing after the exciting briefing document issued by the school outlining the road map for the new school building. At last there is certainty about the time-frame for construction and occupation of the new building. There will be some little inconvenience during the build, that is inevitable in any construction job. But it will be very small pain for what will be a massive gain for the school community, particularly the pupils in the portacabins.
Roll on September 2018 and our state-of-the-art building.
To read the full handout click here.
To keep up to date with the progress of project click here
Yesterday the senior choir had the great experience of rehearsing for Peace Proms in the National Show Centre. They will perform in the Peace Proms on Feb 6th in the RDS with over 2000 other children from choirs around Leinster. Yesterday excitement was obvious as they boarded the bus at 9.30am for the National Show Centre. They practised such hits as Imagine by John Lennon and Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars in what was a great days practice for the Peace Proms. They are really looking forward to a great day in February.