On Monday, Team Hope came back to school to collect the Christmas shoe boxes which the children had been busily packing over the mid-term break. Every child carried their shoe box down to the Robert Smyth Hall and built them up against the back wall to make a very colourful mountain! Sixth Class helped carry out and load the boxes into the Team Hope van. Well done to all the children who took part! Taney children sent off an amazing 359 boxes to surprise and thrill the lucky boys and girls who receive them; what a fabulous Christmas present to get!!
Mrs. Wilson’s Senior Infants were very busy in class this week getting ready for Halloween!
Congratulations to our Senior Active School Basketball Challenge and Quiz winners! The Taney Fair record of 26 baskets was scored by our Basketball Challenge winner. 100% from our Quiz winner was also most impressive. Well done!!
The school is looking very colourful and everyone is excited about the School Fair this Saturday 20th October from 10am till 1pm! Come and see the scary monsters that Ms. Leahy’s class made…..they are on display on the corridor near the hall. We used bendy pipeclears, googly eyes and all sorts of accessories so that each monster looked completely different!
On Thursday 18th October Mrs. Carpenter and Mr. Salter, accompanied by ten pupils, represented the school at the Annual Diocesan Schools Service in Christchurch Cathedral.
3rd Class found it really hard to paint a picture using only one colour, along with black and while to create different tones and shades!
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 email@example.com
Julie Maloney and Lynn Hanley