Our Irish Dancing Display was held on Thursday evening last week and the children from 1st to 6th classes gave us a great show of all the wonderful dances they have learned this year. We had a special presentation at the end of the evening for Mrs. Meadhbh McEvoy who is retiring after 40 years teaching dancing here in Taney…..thank you Mrs. McEvoy!
Active School Week culminated with our annual Sports Day which took place in Marlay Park on Friday morning. A big thank you to the dozens of parents and teachers who helped to organise and coordinate the event, and to Paul Finlay, Liam Neary, Nigel Macken and Manfred Davies who helped with set-up and transport. We were lucky to have the bulk of the races take place in dry weather and sunshine. The brave boys and girls of 3rd to 6th classes ran their relay races in a tropical downpour which was a wet end to an otherwise lovely day!! Special thanks to all teachers and PTA members who helped with a very wet tidy up at the end of the day.
Active School week took place last week, 28th May to 1st June. Everyone was encouraged to wear their favourite active gear in order to take part fully in Active School Week. Coaches from Olympian Gymnastics and Irish Ultimate Frisbee provided taster sessions for all classes throughout the week. We also had 10@10 Movement Breaks, Active Diaries, County Colours Day, Whole School Macarena, Active Travel, Active Homework and much much more.
6th Class devised and guided their Junior Infant buddies round a circuit of 8 different bases! All the more enjoyable in glorious sunshine! 6th class and Junior Infants also enjoyed 10@10 together during Active School Week.
Welcome to Sports Day 2018!
Here’s all the info including the programme, various maps and other logistical details…….
Timing & Programme
The first races will take place at 11.00 a.m. sharp and we would recommend that you arrive by 10:40 a.m. to find your child(ren)’s class/teacher and settle everyone in. See the full Programme of Events 2018.
Sports Day is held on the soccer pitches close to the tennis courts and adjacent to the large playground in Marlay Park (see sitemap) and you can park in the car park off College Road (see area map). Please note that there have been a number of recent attempted break-ins so we advise you to take the necessary security precautions with your car.
What To Bring
Remember to bring some sun cream and old ties/dressing gown rope etc. for those in 3rd Class upwards (for the three-legged race) as well as extra refreshments and perhaps a post-race picnic for you and your family. Please do not bring your dogs.
In support of our Green Flag, we are very conscious of reducing and recycling our rubbish so we ask all parents and children to be responsible for their own rubbish and bring it home.
In the event of poor weather/ground conditions, the final decision to cancel the event will be taken by the School Principal by 7.30 a.m. that morning. Under these circumstances, please consult the newsflash section. In the event of a cancellation, the school day will go ahead as normal and Sports Day will take place on Thursday, 7th June.
We had a fantastic celebrating in Assembly last week of all our sporting activities! Here are some photos of the winners of the Taney School hockey competition.
We maintained our close links with our parish church when the children from first to sixth classes walked across to take part in a special Ascension Day Service. Our Assembly Band accompanied us as we sang the hymns. Mrs. Carpenter was so impressed with our singing!
On Thursday, 19th April, 272 pupils along with their parents, younger siblings, grandparents and canine companions replaced the recently-required snowboots for shades as they participated in the Fun / Sponsored Walk at Marlay Park. It was a great turnout and Ms Blain’s 1st Class was particularly impressive, with 26 children present. Such was the positive energy that it was impossible to judge best class spirit so the good news is that all of the classes are being rewarded with homework passes. Thanks so much to all of the parent and teacher volunteers who helped with registrations and ensured that everyone was kept in tow and on track along the route. The completed sponsorship card and monies can be returned to your child’s teacher by Friday, 4th May.
Children from 2nd and 3rd Classes participated in an after school Drama Club last term. Over the course of the term the boys and girls were hard at work learning lines from the play “Dragon Days”, which they performed for parents just before the Easter break. Ms. Warren and Ms. Lawrence were so impressed by how well they could sing, dance and deliver their lines in front of such a big audience. Well done!