6th Class began their Science for the year with a critical thinking activity! They had to save Fred the snake/worm using only 4 paperclips and team work!!
After many many happy years working in Taney, both Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Christie (previously known as Miss Swanton and Miss Durham!) hung up their teaching boots and skipped off to begin their retirements in June. The staff and pupils arranged a special assembly for each teacher, with memories shared, poems, songs and presents. Both teachers were delighted with their moving send-offs. A special leaving breakfast was also held in the Staff Room where they were presented with gifts from their colleagues.
Generations of pupils have been taught by these two exceptional ladies and the stories they could tell would fill several books! Parents and PTA will have an opportunity to celebrate their achievements at an evening in the Radisson Blu in Stillorgan in November (details to follow).
Pupils (both past and present), parents and staff would all like to wish Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Christie every happiness in their retirements!
Have a great holiday, everyone. The office will be officially closed until 30th August – emails will be checked periodically over the summer, if you need to contact us, do so at firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Maloney and Lynn Hanley
Fourth Class spin into summer!
Senior Infants had a great time on their class tour to Imaginosity this week, dressing up, putting on a puppet show, doing a news broadcast and much more!
The hotly anticipated extravaganza that is TaneyVision took place in the Robert Smyth Hall this Tuesday. The excitement had been building for several weeks as 6th class conducted auditions – children from 4th, 5th and 6th classes eligible to enter. An enthusiastic audience of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class children and their teachers thoroughly enjoyed the show! The standard was exceptional and the judges had an incredibly difficult task in choosing the winners. Our worthy winners were a 6th class musical trio who played piano, french horn and glockenspiel, and second place went to a 4th class boy who sang so beautifully that the audience gave him a spontaneous standing ovation!
Junior Infants enjoyed lovely sunny weather when they visited Glenroe Farm this week. They saw lots of different farm animals, got to hold baby bunnies and play in the playground.
During an accreditation visit on 12th June, the Junior Active School Committee, spearheaded by Ms. Audrey Coe, delivered a powerpoint presentation about the team effort from pupils, parents and staff along with the numerous events organised to promote activity in the school. The inspector visited the PE hall and store room, Active Display Board and several classrooms, where she was delighted to observe a 1st Class orienteering lesson, 2nd Class bouncing tables and Irish games and the 3rd Class “well done wall”. She also commented positively about the volume of activity on view at break time and the impressive playground markings. At this week’s senior assembly, Ms. Coe revealed that the concerted effort over the past three years has earned Taney the Active School Flag. She and the Committee received a very warm and well-deserved round of applause for this fantastic achievement and well done to everyone who contributed to this endeavour.