Making Clay Echidnas

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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.

Camel Cup Soccer Tournament

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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.

“Hoodwinked”- a Swashbuckling Robin Hood Musical

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!

Boys’ Leinster champions!

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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.

Girls’ Hockey Champions!

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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!



Daffodil Day 2019

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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.

Sharing Stories

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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.

Taney does World Book Day

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We had Wallys, Wimpy Kids and Willy Wonkas,

Harry Potters, Rons, Hermionies, and Lunas,

Lord Voldermort and Professor Snape,

Matildas, Miss Honey, Sophies and Mary Poppins ,

We had Billionaire Boys, Midnight Gangs and Gangsta Grannies,

Spiders, Little Piggies, bears, birds, wolves and dinosaurs,

Cruellas, Captain Underpants, and Mr. Men,

We had Amelias, Charlottes and Pippi Longstockings,

Pirates, princesses, fairies, ballerinas, spacemen and storm troopers,

We had tin men, tigers, mermaids, monsters and mice,

Hungry Caterpillars, elephants and Witches,

Cats in Hats, Sam I Ams, Thing one and Thing Two,

We had Mad Hatters, Alice in Wonderland and Bunnies,

Bob the Builder and Babe the Pig, Artemis Fowl,

Hippies, James Bond, Highway Men and Mrs Twit,

Dogs, cats, butterflies, unicorns, Vikings and Superheroes,

We had Paddington, Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks,

Flintstones, Minecraft Zombies and Danny, The Champion of the World

……just to mention a few!   Oh My Goodness, I need a lie down now!

What an amazing and colourful collection of book characters – well done to everyone!

The children took part in lots of fun activities this week, including a book swap in their classes, buddy time between JIs and 6th class, making book bunting and book covers.  Their artwork can been seen in the corridors, classrooms and in the hall.

They also created book shelves of all the books they have read – a total of over 890 books were read by the children from 7th February to 7th March!

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