Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 will linger long in the memories of pupils, parents and staff of Scoil Naomh Cualán, Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary following their Proclamation Day 1916 Commemoration ceremony.
Having read the 1916 Proclamation and presented their Proclamation for a New Generation, all present were treated to the premiere of a unique film depicting the events of 1916 which was compiled by the pupils and featured every child in the school from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. All classes participated in a feast of music, poetry, song, visual arts and drama which celebrated the stories of Tipperary’s Thomas Mc Donagh, Padraig Pearse, Joseph Mary Plunkett and Con Colbert who has a direct connection with our school.
A moving highlight of the day was the reading of Con Colbert’s letters from Kilmainham Gaol to his aunt, Mary O’ Donnell, and cousin, Máire, who were grandmother and aunt, respectively, of local woman, Mary Kenny. Following a presentation of a copy of the original letters to Mary and a Roll of Remembrance for ancestors of our school community and all who have lost their lives in the pursuit of freedom and justice, all present united in a prayer for peace.
The raising of our National Flag, singing of Amhrán na bhFiann and compilation of the very special school photograph enclosed with this article proved a proud finale to a very special day.
All at Scoil Naomh Cualán would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Oisín,
John , Nicky and Patrick who made this unique photo of our special day possible.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.
Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís!
The week of the Easter holidays was so much fun in Scoil Naomh Cualan. Children in fourth class enjoyed a cookery lesson. The children baked Easter marble cakes and then got the opportunity to decorate their cake in groups. The efforts were wonderful. Second class were also very busy in the kitchen. They cooked delicious rocky road.
Children from many classes in the school enjoyed Easter trails. The fun and excitement searching for eggs/ cards was fantastic. There was a treat for all children at the end of the trail.
Seachtain na Gaeilge was celebrated in the school recently. Everyone made an effort to speak more Gaeilge during the week. The annual tráth na gceist took place in the school. Children dressed up in their green wigs, glasses, t-shirts etc. Well done to Colm, Lisa, Taylor and Anna who were overall winners on the day in the senior school.
Mrs. Murray organised a draughts tournament in the senior school much to the delight of the pupils. It was run over the course of four weeks. The semi finals and final were held the week of the Easter break. The class winners were as follows: Tom (3rd class), Cian (4th class), Emer (5th class) and Daniel (6th class). Daniel was crowned the 2016 overall draughts champion of the school.
All classes were extremely busy over the last few months learning about the 1916 Rising. The senior classes did beautiful art work and project work based on the theme of 1916.
Fr. Everard visited our school the week of the Easter holiday and heard our confessions.