4th Class Wins Habitat for Humanity Hockey

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34 girls and boys from 4th Class played in a 6-a-side hockey tournament in Wesley College today. 28 teams from 11 primary schools entered, of which 5 were from Taney School.  The teams were ably managed by their coaches and some parents – Louise Callen, Jack McGrath, Scott Furlong, Kathryn Jones and Oonagh Fox.

The tournament was organised by a 4th Year student, Hannah McGrane, as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. She is part of a team of 22 students and 5 teachers who are travelling to Romania in June to build an apartment for an orphan who has turned 18 and will be leaving the orphanage and starting out on their own.

The children had an absolute ball and all the teams did really well. Team Oonagh won their group and went on to defeat Rathgar in the semi-finals and St Brigid’s in the final, cheered on by all the other Taney teams.

Many thanks to the coaches and parents who bared the freezing conditions and many congratulations to all the children who participated and especially to Team Oonagh who lifted the trophy at the end of the day!



Parent Information Evening – 14th March @ 7.45 p.m.

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We hope you can join us for what promises to be an interesting and informative talk on the topic of overcoming bullying and helping your child to get along with others, as well as guidelines for dealing with cyberbullying and technology. Addressing this issue for us is renowned family psychotherapist and social worker, Dr John Sharry.

With over 27 years experience as a child and adolescent mental health professional, John is co-developer of the award winning Parents Plus Programmes. He is a best selling author of 14 positive psychology and self-help books for families including Positive Parenting, and Counselling Children, Adolescents and Families, that have been translated into nine languages.

John is the weekly parenting columnist for The Irish Times and a regular contributor to national media. He is well known for his engaging, inspirational yet informative and practical presentation style. You can read more on his website.

There will be a Q&A session as part of the evening and we’re also collating questions in advance. If you would like to submit one, please email us or pop a print-out into the dedicated box in the office.

The charge is €5 per person or €7 per couple – please put your name(s) on an envelope with the money and leave it into the office by Monday, 12th March.

We would appreciate if you could be there to sign in at 7.45 p.m. so that we can start promptly at 8, and we will be serving some light refreshments afterwards. The talk is being held in the Robert Smyth Hall.

Looking forward to hopefully seeing lots of you there.


Please note that while school will be closed for the children on the 14th, due to teacher training in the Primary Language Curriculum, the information evening will go ahead as arranged.


Senior Girls Soccer Team Compete in the Cup

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On Thursday, 22nd February, the recently established senior girls soccer team played their first cup match against a team of boys from Delgany. Although the final score was 5-1 against them, it was a case of cup half full as they showed massive determination, great teamwork and true grit, doing the school very proud with their performance. Well done girls!


Table Quiz Results

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72 parents and friends of Taney made up the 18 teams that contested the Taney Table Quiz 2018. Resident quiz maestro Eoin Pearson tested the knowledge limits with questions of current affairs, sport, literature, geography, entertainment, history, general knowledge and the sensory music and picture rounds.

The ‘A-team’ emerged victorious, with Ross Gillanders, Matt Jones, Rob Fox and Julian Hinds, while the other winners to be congratulated were:

2nd place – The Slippery Slopes with John Armstrong, Patrick Passmore, Heather Strong & Mervyn Ellis

3rd place – AKEA with Andrew & Elaine Bowers & Karl & Alan Stewart

4th place – 4 Guinness Please with Peter Squires, Colin Woods, Patsy McCaughey & Philip Beattie

The table sales and raffle raised just shy of €1,500 and we’re extremely grateful to all those who attended and gave so generously. Our thanks also goes to parents Conor Lloyd, Elaine Platt, Ana Kerr and Colin Woods for sponsoring some of the raffle prizes. The signed Ireland rugby jersey was won by Joshua Ellis from Ms Warren’s 3rd Class, and our gratitude extends to her for organising this amazing prize.

After 4 years behind the microphone and with his son’s departure from school, Eoin is passing the baton to Ross Gillanders who has very kindly offered to be next year’s quiz connoisseur.


1st Class & The Case of Mr. W. Wolf

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We have been very busy.  Firstly we convicted Mr. Wolf of his crimes and sent him to prison!  On his escape we created posters to warn everyone!  We also helped with the recapture of this fugitive by collecting evidence.  We even wrote letters to Mrs. Carpenter to let her know the good news.  Mr. W. Wolf is now safely back in Fairytale jail!!!

The Digestive System

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Sixth class have completed a delightful experiment to model the process of Digestion!

They used a ziploc bag to represent the stomach, tights which were the small intestine, a metal tray or tupperware box which was the body, and a paper cup with a hole in it which represented both the large intestine and the rectum.

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