Active School Week

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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.

Sports Day 2018 – All You Need to Know

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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.

Cancellation Policy
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.

Ascension Service at Christchurch Taney

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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!



Fun & Sun at the Sponsored Walk

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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.

School Play “Dragon Days”

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!

Fun/Sponsored Walk in Marlay Park

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We ran an art competition to choose two designs for the junior and senior sponsorship cards and our two winners came from Junior Infants and Third Class, both the youngest classes in their respective categories!  It was a really tough to choose winners from all the fantastic artwork entered, some of which you can see in this post.


Our Fun/Sponsored Walk takes place in Marlay this Thursday 19 April and we look forward to seeing you all there – full details below:


Parking: in the two back car parks off College Road (near the large playground).

Meeting/Registration Point: beside the tennis courts and shed across from the field where Sports Day is held. Each child will meet at their Class Flag and register with a PTA member/Class Rep, identified by high-vis jackets.

Arrival/Starting Times

Junior Infants should arrive no later than 5.15 for a 5.30 p.m. start.

Senior Infants should arrive no later than 5.25 for a 5.40 p.m. start.

1st Class should arrive no later than 5.35 for a 5.50 p.m. start.

2nd Class should arrive no later than 5.45 for a 6.00 p.m. start.

3rd Class should arrive no later than 6.30 for a 6.45 p.m. start.

4th Class should arrive no later than 6.35 for a 6.50 p.m. start.

5th Class should arrive no later than 6.40 for a 6.55 p.m. start

6th Class should arrive no later than 6.45 for a 7.00 p.m. start.

Any pupil arriving later than their start time will have to walk with an older class, while any pupil arriving after 6.45 p.m. will not be able to walk or submit a sponsorship card and money unfortunately.

Sponsorship Monies

We would implore you not to bring any sponsorship money to the Walk itself as we will not be able to accept it then. Pupils are asked to place their completed card and money inside an envelope, seal it and return it to their teacher (check that the name and class is on the sponsorship card) by Friday, 4th May.


Please ensure that your child is appropriately dressed (runners etc.) and ideally goes to the toilet before leaving the house. A small snack and drink will be provided on completion of the walk. Younger siblings are very welcome to join, as long as they’re accompanied by a parent.

Funky Feet

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Some Funky Feet ready to Walk for Water on World Water Day as part of the joint Active Flag and Green Flag initiative.  Along with wearing blue clothing for World Water Day the children decorated their shoes, or wore odd ones!

Can you spot any familiar funky feet!!

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