Congrats to our brilliant U11 and U13 Quiz Teams. Our U13’s (Eoghan, Emma, Harry and Shane) came 4th and U11’s (Conor, Lisa, Razuk and Tara), came 1st in Credit Union Chapter Final on Friday, 3rd March. U11’s qualified for All-Ireland Final in RDS on April 2nd 2017
Fourth class were very fortunate to have been asked down to the Circle of Life Garden in the park on 1st of March. Delia, Liam, Rhona and Biddy provided the children with a fantastic opportunity to plant apple, pear and plum trees in the garden. The boys and girls also got to explore the new willow huts and learn some fascinating facts about nature and the environment. After working very hard in the garden, the children enjoyed the Fairy Trail which features a fairy schoolhouse and the the smallest fairy village in Ireland. It was an extremely memorable day for all the children. We thank Liam, Delia, Rhona and Biddy for such an interesting morning.
There was great excitement in the school during the first week of March when we received notification that our school was successful in its application for the Water Green Flag. A huge thanks to the Green School Committee who played a vital role in attaining the third flag. Four members from the school community will get the opportunity to travel to the Awards Ceremony in May. Well done to all concerned and remember
‘Saving water is the way to go, Save me I’m H2O’.
Children from third to sixth class travelled to U, 5th Match 2017 to Peace Proms 2017.It promised to be a spectacular, entertaining and fun filled show for all the family – young and old and it did not disappoint.This epic choral and orchestral production featured the Children’s Peace Choir the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and a host of stellar soloists.The Children’s Peace Choir has been specially formed for this concert. The choir, made up of over 900 voices of children from primary schools in the Limerick/Tipperary area sang alongside the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (CBOI) – Ireland’s most celebrated and award winning youth orchestra.Peace Proms 2017 was conducted by internationally acclaimed UK music educator Greg Beardsell who is renowned for his extraordinary ability to lead powerful and exhilarating performances. The programme had something for everyone from ‘Star Wars’, to 90’s House Dance Club Mixes, to ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Purple Rain’. The Peace Choir sang family favourites and showstoppers from Disney and Pop Medleys to powerful peace anthems like Michael Jackson’s ‘Heal the World’. The sensational line up of performers including a spectacular array of champion dancers as well as Highland and Uilleann pipers whose powerful renditions of ‘King of the Highlands’, ‘Highland Cathedral’, were breathtaking. To top it all, we were blown away by power-house vocalists Zena Donnelly and Lauren Murphy; dazzled by rock-violinist Patricia Treacy, and captivated by tenor Eoin Hynes. From start to finish, the show was outstanding. Huge congratulations, to our brilliant boys and girls who were a credit to their families and their school.
Children in fifth and sixth class received their Confirmation on the 21st of March. It was such a special day for our whole school community. Archbishop O’ Reilly made the day very memorable and gave a special tree to the Confirmation children to plant in the school.He was really impressed with all the hard work that everybody put in for Confirmation day. This year the children performed ‘Heal the World’ as a reflection song and the beautiful banner specially made for the occasion was unveiled. We thank Fr. Everard for all his help in preparing the children so well for the sacrament of Confirmation.
We were delighted to receive news from the National Council of Special Education that our school has been selected as the site for a new ASD Special Class, commencing in September 2017. We all look forward to welcoming new friends to our happy school community.
Sincere thanks to all who helped with our Parents’ Association Bag-Packing Days in Thurles. We were delighted to have raised 1,444.51 which will be put to good use in purchasing equipment and subsidising trips and activities for all the pupils.
Well done to our fifth class pupil, Razuk Atik, who was the declared the overall spelling champion in our school and qualified for the County Final of the Spelling Bee Competition in Cashel. Razuk did himself, his family and his school very proud in Cashel, coming in fourth place. Razuk has a very bright future ahead of him! Well done Razuk!
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 on Friday 24th March. Children dressed up in their green wigs, glasses, t-shirts etc. Well done to Shane, Emma, Aisling, Will and Chloe who were the overall winners on the day. All children from juniors to sixth class also enjoyed a céilí in the school yard. All classes have been practicing the ‘Siege of Ennis’ for the last number of weeks.