March was really and truly an action packed month in Scoil Naomh Cualan.

Children in fifth and sixth class received their Confirmation on the 24th of March. It was such a special day for our whole school as it was the first group confirmed from our newly amalgamated school. Our new Archbishop O’ Reilly made the day very memorable. He was really impressed with all the hard work that we had put in  for our Confirmation day. Everybody commented at how beautiful the singing was. Our rendition of ‘Something Inside So Strong’ was a real hit. It brought a tear to many an eye in the congregation. We thank Fr. Everard for all his help in preparing us for our Confirmation Day. Our Deacon Vincent gave up his time to do a retreat with all the fifth and sixth class children which was super. It was a day which will never be forgotten. We also thank our teachers and staff for their efforts in helping us prepare for our special day.

The week of the Easter holidays was so much fun in Scoil Naomh Cualan. Children in third and fourth class enjoyed cookery lessons. The children baked cupcakes and then every boy and girl got the opportunity to decorate their own bun. The efforts were truly amazing. On this occasion Kian in fourth class was crowned ‘Junior Masterchef ‘ winner.

Children from all classes 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.

Children were busy decorating their classrooms with St. Patrick’s Day art. No matter what class children are in and no matter how many times they have heard it, children always love hearing the story of St. Patrick. The boys and girls in third and fourth class got to act out scenes from the story of St. Patrick which was good fun.

Children from the older classes learned about solar eclipses and got to go outside and try and view it. As the weather was very cloudy we didn’t get to see too much but when we got back into the classroom we got to see the eclipse live on the internet. It was really amazing watching it.

Seachtain na Gaeilge was celebrated in the school recently. Everyone made an effort to speak more Gaeilge during the week. Trath na gCeist took place in the school.  Children dressed up in their green wigs, glasses, t-shirts etc. Well done to Aaron, Emma D. and Robert  who were overall winners on the day.