There was huge excitement at school this week when 5 chicks hatched in both 6th clases! These 10 feathery and chirpy little birds were taken around the school to visit all the classrooms. Everyone fell in love with them!!
First Class had great fun learning facts about echidnas and making their own echidnas out of clay. They concentrated very carefully whilst listening to calming and inspiring didgeridoo music.
They also listened to some dreaming stories, including how echidnas got spikes (or spears) on their backs. There are lots of stories about echidnas and their spines and First Class have some excellent Dreamtime suggestions of their own.
Taney entered three teams in the Camel Cup Tournament which took place in St. Killian’s Deutsche Schule. The children all played their hearts out and at the end of the day the Boys A and Girls A teams came home victorious! Well done to all who took part, to their coaches and parents too.
The extra-curricular drama club, for 2nd and 3rd class children, had yet another successful term. Throughout the term the children practised the basics of stagecraft including imagination and creativity through expression and articulation. The children’s self-confidence and self-discipline thrived throughout the term and their hard work paid off in their end of term performance.
The children performed “Hoodwinked”- a Swashbuckling Robin Hood Musical for 1st-6th Classes and again for their families at the grand Finale on Thursday 11th April. All of the children who participated should be very proud of themselves – it was a fantastic performance!
On Thursday our Under 12 Boys team played against Whitechurch National School in the Leinster Hockey Legal Final, played in Wesley College. In a thrilling match Taney’s team emerged the victors, winning 2-1! Many thanks to our coaches, Jenny and Avril, and to all the parents and children who came along to cheer in the sunshine.
Taney Girls’ A hockey team played in the Leinster Junior & Primary School Girls Hockey League, Division 1 final yesterday in Three Rock Rovers. Taney beat Castlepark 1-0 in a very exciting final! Huge thanks for all the coaches, in particular Jenny McNulty, and all supporters who came along to cheer the team on yesterday. We even have a video of the winning goal!
Sixth Class pupils continued our long running tradition of helping with Daffodil Day. They manned the gates at opening and closing times, selling daffodils and pins to parents, staff and children at school last Friday.
Various classes about the school teamed up on World Book Day and shared their stories. The children really enjoyed the exercise of writing their own stories and then reading them with children from other classes! Author Carmel Uí Cheallaigh spoke in some classes about her books and the writing process, and read to the children also.