Science Week & Projects

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Sixth class learnt about Australia in October. The children create a range of posters and projects as part of this combined History and Geography theme.  They have also created other great projects and artwork.

To celebrate Science Week children from 6th class got into groups and picked some experiments to show the Junior Infants. They picked a mixture of experiments; ones that they learnt in previous years and new experiments that they had researched.


Team Hope Shoeboxes

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Great excitement here in school today, Friday 10th November.  A Dublin Bus double-decker arrived, with driver Paul and his team of Transition Year helpers. The bus was parked outside the school gates, which was very exciting for the Infants on their break!  After break, our 6th Classes carried all the shoeboxes from the hall out to load onto the bus.  A grand total of 361 boxes were donated – which is a big jump from last year’s number – thank you to all.

Annual Dublin & Glendalough Diocesan Service

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Ten pupils from 4th and 5th Classes, accompanied by Mrs. Carpenter and Mrs. Quill, attended the Annual Dublin & Glendalough Diocesan Service for primary school children, held in Christchurch Cathedral on Thursday 19th October.  One of our pupils had been chosen to deliver a scripture reading – Ephesian 4:32 – she did a great job!

School Fair Outcomes & Photos

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Despite Storm Brian threatening to put a dampener on proceedings, the School Fair on 21st October saw an estimated 150 families brave the rain to attend the children’s favourite annual event. Your generous contributions produced a grand total of €5,447, which will initially go towards funding €3,300 in classroom expenses for every teacher to buy items such as games, arts and crafts supplies and other sundries.

The 4th and 5th Class pupils should be very proud, as they raised €424 from their eager baking and selling of colourful culinary delights such as buns, biscuits, traybakes and cakes. The 6th Class Stalls also managed to pull in an impressive €622 with their ingenious games, fun activities and tasty food offerings. Congratulations to Cilla Stockil who correctly guessed the 142 balloons in the Bluebell Motors car and to Hugh Archer who won the main raffle prize of the iPad.

Finally, a huge thank you to the 63 parent volunteers and 17 teachers who helped make the Fair happen, and a special shout out to Nigel and Sinead Macken along with Nicola Darley for their invaluable behind-the-scenes input.

The Fair 2017 – All you Need to Know

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With only a few days to go until our annual School Fair, preparations are in full flow. The teachers are selling raffle tickets this week at €1 each and we have over 40 prizes including an iPad, headphones, toys, games and numerous passes and vouchers to days out, fun venues, after-school activities, restaurants, shops, and more thanks to our generous sponsors. You’re in with a chance to win a €100 Dundrum voucher in the Bluebell Motors’ Balloon-Guessing Competition, as well as hopefully enjoying the busy programme of activities. Please bring your bottles (soft drinks big or small, personal care products, etc.) to your child’s classroom this week to populate our Bottle Stall. If you’ve kindly volunteered to be on a stall on Saturday, please allow some extra time to get parking as we anticipate that it will be quite busy at the School and Parish Centre. A sincere thank you to those who offered to bake and we look forward to receiving your baked goods on the day.

Leinster Cricket Coaching for 6th Class

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Leinster Cricket Club is providing complementary coaching for the two 6th Classes over the next 4 weeks through half-hour slots during school hours. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the introductory session with Patrick, the instructor. This coaching follows a successful summer sports programme earlier this year which saw cricket feature as a popular sport among the older children.

Pupils versus Teachers on National Fitness Day

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Taney School marked National Fitness Day, 29th September 2017, with a host of initiatives. Many physical activities were organised both in classrooms and outdoors throughout the day to celebrate physical activity. All of the children were encouraged to be active by wearing their favourite sports gear to school that day and prizes from #Be Active were distributed to all classes.

We registered on the Ireland Active website for the “Take on the Teachers” challenge as part of National Fitness Day. Eight teams of pupils and two teams of teachers took part in a dodgeball contest characterised by plenty of fun, fitness and friendly competition.

As part of the #Be Active Schools Campaign “European Week of Sport” (23rd-30th October), we commenced the “Run Around Europe” initiative. Our progress tracker, designed by 5th Class, is beside the Active School Board.



Welcome to the new Junior Infant Parents

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On Friday, 8th September, we welcomed the parents of the new Junior Infants to the school community. Over 50 parents met and mingled over coffee, with many new parents getting to know those with children in the school already. We were oversubscribed for the Class Rep roles and delighted to announce that Anne-Maria Hamilton, Jean Bothwell, and Michelle Keane along with Kerry-Jane Morgan, Jill Thorn and Caleb Parrow have assumed these roles for Ms Leahy and Mrs Christie’s classes respectively. Welcome everyone!

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