Sports Day Medals

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The children on the Red 🥇, Green 🥈 and Blue 🥉 teams were presented with their Sports Days medals in their Assemblies over the last week.  The yard was filled with lots of clapping and happy faces during the ceremonies.


Sports Day 2022

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On Friday, 10th of June, we were thrilled to be back in Marlay Park for our first sports day since 2019 – to put that in context, the current 6th class were in 3rd class.  Everyone had great fun and the sun stayed out for us!  For the first time the children competed in house teams, with each place in a race gaining points for their team.  They all wore red, blue and green, their team colours, and there was great camaraderie and support for their teammates.  In the end the Red Team came first 🥇, followed by the Green Team in second place 🥈 and then the Blue Team 🥉.

One of the highlights of the day was the 6th class vs staff tug o war.  First, there was the 6th class heat, which Mr Ross’s class won, meaning that they were the team to compete against the staff.  Though the staff tried hard, and at one stage it could have gone either way, 6th class were victorious in the end 🏆🏆🏆.


Thank you to the PTA, sports committee and parents who helped us to make this wonderful day possible.

DLR Libraries School Quiz

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After making it to the final of the Dún Laoighaire-Rathdown Libraries School Quiz, our two teams from Sixth Class had a superb performance.  With 43 teams competing, we had both groups securing spots in the Top 10.  We had one team who came 3rd place and secured a hamper of books for our school library.

Well done to all involved!

Active Break Challenge

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All classes have spent the past four weeks completing our active break challenge.   They have focused on being active for at least one hour a day, and spending less time sitting, especially during the school day.  When it rained at break or lunch time our classes completed indoor activities such as dancing or Go Noodle.  Sixth class also had lots of fun using our walkway with their junior infant buddies.

The Morton Cup

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The pitches at Wayside Celtic were awash with colour last Thursday at the long-awaited and hotly-anticipated soccer spectacle, our beloved Morton Cup.  Country teams comprising 90 boys and 71 girls from 2nd through 6th Class battled each other and the elements to score precious points.  In the boys’ section, the Netherlands, Ghana, Argentina, and Saudi Arabia came through their group stages, with Argentina ultimately claiming victory over the Netherlands by 2 goals to 1 in an exciting final.  In the girls’ section, Croatia won out over Serbia 3-0, with Japan hot on their heels.

Under the guidance of coaches Ken, Conor and Luke, six past pupils who are now in Transition Year in Wesley College happily performed the refereeing honours and did a great job at ensuring fair play.  A massive thank you to Ms Leahy who kept things running like clockwork and yet again demonstrated extraordinary organisational skills in preparing the event.  And our heartfelt gratitude also goes to Carley Minchin-Byrne for her sterling support and efforts as senior soccer coordinator over the past year.

The winning girls and boys teams were presented with their cups and gold medals on Tuesday moring’s Assembly, with silver medals for the runners up, and bronze medals to 3rd & 4th placed teams.

Libraries Challenge Quiz

We have two teams, one from each Sixth Class, representing Taney in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries Challenge Quiz.  Four children from each class were selected to take part in the first heat in Dundrum Library, competing against 13 other local schools.  Both teams performed magnificently securing 1st and 2nd place.

They have now been invited to the Grand Final in the Lexicon in Dun Laoghaire.  What a fantastic achievement!  Well done!

Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

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Senior Infants have been reading the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.   We painted the setting of the story and the characters in the story.  We also drew pictures of lighthouses and then we made our own light houses.

Morton Cup preparation

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On the morning of the Morton Cup the 12 girls and 12 boys teams got together in the yard to meet their fellow team mates and have preparation chats for that afternoon’s tournament.  Many of the children were taking part in their first Morton Cup Tournament this year.  Excitement was high!

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