Class of 2020 – Graduation

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We were very sad that this year’s 6th Class pupils did not finish Taney with their usual fun-packed final term in primary school.  Mrs. Carpenter, the 6th Class teachers and secretaries put our heads together to plan something different to mark the end of the children’s primary schooling.

With the help of Reverend Nigel Pierpoint, the usual Graduation Service was pre-recorded in the school and church for 6th Classes and their families to watch on Friday 19th June.  Packs containing personalised certificates, candles, reflection books, slideshows and letters were put together for each pupil and hand delivered to their doorsteps on Wednesday 17th June by Mrs. Maloney and Mrs. Hanley.  We really enjoyed seeing everyone “in real life” and chatting to parents and pupils.

Ms. Coe and Ms. Dolan and all the staff wish our 6th Class pupils well as they head off to secondary school after the summer holidays!

Here’s a message to you all from your teachers:


“Congratulations class of 2020!  We are so proud of you and we are excited for the adventure which you are about to embark on!  This time of year is always bittersweet.  You are such a credit to your school and families.  We have grown so fond of all of you throughout the year.  We had such a fantastic year together from school tours, to sports activities, Taney Fair, dramas and Junior Infant buddies to name but a few!  Over the past year we’ve had the honour of teaching you – you are all truly amazing, talented and inspiring young people.

To the parents of 6th class, thank you for your kind words and support throughout the year, we really appreciate it!

Thank you for all the happy memories and we wish you the very best!”

Space week

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The children in Mr. Ross’s 5th Class have been learning about Space from home.  They completed fantastic and informative projects and also listened to David Bowie’s famous song Space Oddity.  The children responded to the song with some creative and talented responses!

“Dublin’s Outdoor” competition

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Congratulations to one of my Junior Infants who entered her boat into “Dublin’s Outdoor” competition (see top middle photo).  She won the “runner up” prize.  We are very impressed with her lovely colouring and fantastic cutting and sticking!  A great job – Well done!

Mrs. Ruddock

Boys Hockey Update

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Although the season sadly came to a premature end the boys made fantastic progress working with their coaches to develop new skills and push their game on.  We had lots of kids trying out new tricks and some even braved putting on the goalie gear….and stayed upright!

Due to the high standard and numbers of boys playing senior hockey this season we had two 11-a-side teams this year playing in Senior School Leagues U13A and U13C.  Our A team, after playing at the highest level in 1st year hockey, qualified for the U13B semi-final; narrowly losing 1-0 to Sutton Park.  Taney B team topped their section of the U13C league winning a semi-final place with a potential final place!

Our 8-a-side teams were at the top of their leagues and had qualified for finals day.  The A’s were beaten by Whitechurch 2-1 in a nail-biting match.  As both teams were on equal points after the match Whitechurch were deemed league winners but the A’s were due to have a final v’s Whitechurch for another bite at cherry playing for a gold medal.  The B’s 8-a-side won league outright and were also due to play on finals day; they were doing really well before the season had to be halted.  Avril met some of the boys in Marlay to hand them their Leinster Hockey medals!  The 8-a-side C team gained fantastic experience competing against top 6th class teams in their league, the coaches were delighted with their gain in confidence and maturity.

Two of the boys were jointly awarded Player of the Year trophies this year, in recognition of all their hard work and team spirit.  Well done to them both.  Our A team goalie also had a fantastic season in goals and saved our skin many times.  We will miss all our graduating sixth classers and we’re so sorry we didn’t get to give you a good send off in person, please keep up your hockey and we wish you all the very best for your future!

Butterflies & Grassheads!

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Well, the caterpillars were really well looked after and turned into butterflies!  Can you can see their empty cocoons?  Then the butterflies were fed on flowers and fruit with sugar sprinkled on.  At last they were ready to fly away.  They are all released back into nature now.  Can you find out what type of butterfly they are?

Bald for now!  Will Mr. Grasshead have hair the next time you see him?

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