Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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Before half term, James and Kathy Malseed came to tell all the children about the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox appeal.  These colourful shoeboxes full of gifts to “Wash, Wear, Write and Wow!” are sent to thousands of children across Africa … Continued

Hallowe’en Parade

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Excitement was high among staff and children on the last day of school before the Hallowe’en break.  We all came to school dressed up in all sorts of weird and wonderful costumes.  Luckily the weather held – it was a … Continued

Ireland’s Fittest Family

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Check out Ireland’s Fittest Family on Sunday evening, RTE1 at 6.30pm, to support past pupils, Luke and Evan Caddow, and their Mum and Dad.  During their time here, both boys represented Taney on our hockey and football teams and enjoyed … Continued

Sports Day Medals

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The children on the Red 🥇, Green 🥈 and Blue 🥉 teams were presented with their Sports Days medals in their Assemblies over the last week.  The yard was filled with lots of clapping and happy faces during the ceremonies.  

Sports Day 2022

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On Friday, 10th of June, we were thrilled to be back in Marlay Park for our first sports day since 2019 – to put that in context, the current 6th class were in 3rd class.  Everyone had great fun and … Continued

DLR Libraries School Quiz

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After making it to the final of the Dún Laoighaire-Rathdown Libraries School Quiz, our two teams from Sixth Class had a superb performance.  With 43 teams competing, we had both groups securing spots in the Top 10.  We had one … Continued

The Morton Cup

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The pitches at Wayside Celtic were awash with colour last Thursday at the long-awaited and hotly-anticipated soccer spectacle, our beloved Morton Cup.  Country teams comprising 90 boys and 71 girls from 2nd through 6th Class battled each other and the … Continued

Libraries Challenge Quiz

We have two teams, one from each Sixth Class, representing Taney in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries Challenge Quiz.  Four children from each class were selected to take part in the first heat in Dundrum Library, competing against 13 other local … Continued

Active Break Challenge

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All classes have spent the past four weeks completing our active break challenge.   They have focused on being active for at least one hour a day, and spending less time sitting, especially during the school day.  When it rained … Continued

Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

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Senior Infants have been reading the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.   We painted the setting of the story and the characters in the story.  We also drew pictures of lighthouses and then we made our own light houses.

Morton Cup preparation

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On the morning of the Morton Cup the 12 girls and 12 boys teams got together in the yard to meet their fellow team mates and have preparation chats for that afternoon’s tournament.  Many of the children were taking part … Continued

Back together again for Assembly

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For the first time in over two years the children were all back together again for Assembly.  On Tuesday Senior Assembly took place out in the yard, and again on Friday morning Junior Assembly had there turn outside! How nice … Continued

Active breaktimes

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In the last month our classes have been given some new skipping ropes and elastics to play with in the yard.  We have individual ropes and larger ropes for groups to play together.  Classes have taken some time to learn … Continued

Senior Hockey

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Another great term of 64 boys and girls from 5th and 6th class.  The start back was rocky as we had to postpone for a couple of weeks due to Covid however with smiles on faces for the return on … Continued

Taney Readathon

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The PTA are running a Readathon to raise money for new books in our school and one of the challenges was to send a picture of yourself reading in an unusual place!

World Book Day in Taney

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Thursday 3rd March was World Book Day and we were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day to celebrate, adding to the bright colours of the childrens’ costumes.  Aside from the various activities that took place in each classroom, the … Continued

Courtyard revamp

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Our school courtyards have had a facelift and are now transformed into bright Aistear play areas for the Infants and a really great space for senior classes to do their messy science experiments and art activities.

Winter Wonderland

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Our school hall has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland featuring the artistic creations of all of our pupils!  From Christmas trees to winter scenes, robins to gnomes the hall is now awash with colour and is a wonderful testament … Continued

Santa’s back!

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We can’t believe it’s December already but it must be because Santa and his very long beard are back on the office door!  Day by day the children will cut Santa’s beard until the end of term, then we will … Continued

Science Week trips to Airfield

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This week all the classes visited Airfield as part of Science Week.  The children took part in lots of different activities while there. Junior Infants had lots of fun looking for bugs both on the ground and in the trees.  … Continued

Shoebox Collection

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Over the last week children delivered their shoeboxes down to the hall to create a wall of colourful shoeboxes.  On Thursday the Team Hope van arrived at school to collect the boxes.  Sixth class formed a long human chain and … Continued

Giving Day

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Our Wellbeing Week ended today on the theme of giving and forming connections.  We focused on giving compliments and forming connections within our classes, and giving and forming connections with the wider community by organising donations for Cross Care and … Continued

National Tree Day

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As part of National Tree Day the children of 2nd to 6th Classes to visited Airfield to look at the beautiful trees in the grounds. National Tree Day has inspired all the classes to learn about different trees and to draw and … Continued

International Dot Day

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Celebrating creativity, collaboration and persistence.  As a whole school we celebrated International Dot Day where every pupil in the whole school created their own dot and together the dots form a sea of colour.  With a myriad of shapes, sizes, … Continued

Surprise visitors in School today!

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We had two young surprise visitors today when Mrs. Carpenter brought two lambs, Patrick and Patricia, in from her farm to school.  This caused quite a stir and lots of excitement!  The children came to visit them class by class, … Continued

Earth Day

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Junior Infants are learning all about the environment. The children have learned about recycling both in the classroom and at home. The children sorted items into the correct categories. We also looked at how we can help animals by: – … Continued

Summer Term

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It’s great to have everyone back in school for what we hope will be a lovely sunny Summer Term.  Already this week the children have been outside lots taking part in outdoor classes in the yards.

Active Challenge 2021 Update

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In the final week of the Active Challenge, the pupils of Taney Parish Primary School travelled an impressive 2,416.635 km!  This brings our total over four weeks to an astounding 8,912.585 km!  Altogether, we travelled just beyond Brazil.  Brazil is located … Continued

Halloween Dress Up Day

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School looked so colourful today with all the children and staff dressed up for Halloween. We hope you all have a lovely mid term break and stay safe!

What’s going on Inside School

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As parents cannot see inside the school building these days, we thought you would like to take a peep at all the lovely, colourful work that is adorning the noticeboards in the classrooms and corridors.

Boys Hockey Update

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Although the season sadly came to a premature end the boys made fantastic progress working with their coaches to develop new skills and push their game on.  We had lots of kids trying out new tricks and some even braved … Continued

Players of the Year

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There are many different aspects of Taney Sports Committee that provides the reward which makes up for all the dedication and hard work of being a member.  Watching kids faces light up when they score their first goal, seeing kids … Continued

Message from all the Staff!

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Hi everyone, We just wanted to let you all know that we miss you all and are sending you our smiles!  Just click here to see our video 🙂 from All the Taney Staff  

Active School Week

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Active School Week is a really enjoyable part of the school year for the school community.  This year, because of COVID-19, it was not possible for it go ahead.  Instead, we invited families to participate in the national “Active Home … Continued

Epiphany Assembly

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We were delighted to welcome our Patron, Archbishop Michael Jackson, to lead our school assemblies on the Feast of the Epiphany.  His Grace gave the children an overview of his role as Patron of the school and his role in … Continued

Learning to bell ring

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We were very lucky to have two of the Taney Bell Ringers visit this week.  They came to teach the children of 4th, 5th and 6th classes to ring some Christmas carols on a set of hand bells that have … Continued

Shoebox Appeal

Team Hope came back to school yesterday in a double-decker bus to collect the Christmas shoeboxes which Taney children kindly filled over the last few weeks.  Sixth Class pupils helped carry out and load the boxes into the Team Hope … Continued

School Fair

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The Taney Fair was great fun for everyone last Saturday! Sixth Class worked very hard all week preparing and setting up their stalls. There were many Sixth Class Stalls to visit with lots to see and do including: Soccer Shots, … Continued

TaneyVision 2019

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Taney Vision was a great success this year with a variety of singing, dancing and comedy acts.  Everyone who took part was very entertaining and all the children in the school enjoyed the show.  Well done to all!

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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, … Continued

Wesley Music Festival

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Our prize winners from the Wesley Music Festival were presented with their awards in Assembly this morning.  Some of them played their beautiful pieces to us.  Well done to all!

Girls Hockey

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Taney Girls A Team played a thrilling match last Friday against KPS, winning 2-1, which now brings them through their section to play in the semi finals of the League.  

Christmas Ready!!!

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The school is beautifully decorated for Christmas with all the childrens’ and teachers’ fabulous art work.  Everyone is getting very excited about their holidays and all the fun that comes at this time of the year! Wishing you all a … Continued

School Social & Retirement Evening

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Parents and staff, both past and present, came together in the Radisson Blu Stillorgan last Friday night to celebrate the careers of two amazing ladies.  Mrs. Roslyn Christie and Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, who both recently retired, had served an impressive combined total … Continued

Taney Fair Prize Winners

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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!!    

School Fair

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 … Continued

Bon Voyage!

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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 … Continued

All the hard work is done!

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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 secretary@taneyschool.ie Julie Maloney and Lynn Hanley  

TaneyVision

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The hotly anticipated extravaganza that is TaneyVision took place in the Robert Smyth Hall this Tuesday.  The excitement had been building for several weeks as 6th class conducted auditions – children from 4th, 5th and 6th classes eligible to enter.  … Continued

Active Flag Award

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During an accreditation visit on 12th June, the Junior Active School Committee, spearheaded by Ms. Audrey Coe, delivered a powerpoint presentation about the team effort from pupils, parents and staff along with the numerous events organised to promote activity in … Continued

Credit Union

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Credit Union took in its final lodgments for the school year last week.  We had a visit from Pauline from Dundrum CU, who gave 6th class tellers lots of goodies for all their help this year.  They also presented Joan … Continued

Piano Maestros

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A massive well done to all the boys and girls who have been working so hard at piano with Mrs. Farrell this year.  A large number of pupils sat exams and achieved fantastic results.  Mrs. Farrell spoke to assembly about … Continued

Sunny Smiles at Parish Fête

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The annual Taney Parish Fête took place on one of the sunniest days of the year and there were plenty of smiles all round as the children and parents tried their luck at the games, giggled at the clown, browsed the … Continued

Irish Dancing Display

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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 … Continued

Sports Day

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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Fun/Sponsored Walk

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The Fun/Sponsored Walk will take place in Marlay Park on Thursday 19th April.  The children have been busy in school designing sponsorship cards.  There were two winners, one from the junior end and one from senior end of the school.  … Continued