On Wednesday, 7th of October all children from first to sixth class travelled to Our Lady’s Secondary School in Templemore to see their production of Camp Rock. The Musical was a classic story of rivalry  and power. The show promised to be an extravaganza of fantastic music and choreography and it achieved that and more! Congratulations to all the wonderful singers, musicians, dancers  and team involved in this production. Well done to Shane Maher, Emma Galvin, Luke Ryan, Lisa Ryan and Eamon Groome  who all won prizes in the Art competition.

Our School Savings Scheme has resumed again. A staff member from the Credit Union in Templemore will be calling to the school every Monday to allow children the opportunity to lodge money into their account. Forms will be available every Monday for any child who wishes to commence this very worthwhile habit.

On Tuesday the 6th and Wednesday the 7th of October the U13 boys and girls played in a football blitz. The boys travelled to Toomevara on the Tuesday while the girls had their matches in Upperchurch on the Wednesday. Although we did not have success and progress to the next stage of the competition all children who took part in the blitzes gave excellent performances and did themselves, their school and their families very proud.

A very tasty savoury dish was cooked by the children in fourth class  during the first week of October. This month children got the opportunity to cook spaghetti carbonara. They were delighted with their end product and all agreed it was a ‘feast fit for a king’.

Excitement spread through the school on Tuesday morning, the 13th of October when we heard that Michael Atik was bringing one of the piglets from his litter into all classrooms. Since the birth of the piglets over one month ago, the children have been asking on a regular basis for a visit from the little pigs. We thank Michael and Razuk most sincerely for making the trip to Scoil Naomh Cualán. It’s something which the children will never forget.

Children in the older classes really enjoyed pumpkin carving before the Halloween break. They came up with fantastic designs for their pumpkins. Children in third class made their own Pumpkin Minions. The end results were truly amazing!

Scoil Naomh Cualán was a really scary place the day of the Halloween holidays. Children dressed up in their Halloween costumes. We had ghosts, vampires, witches and pumpkins to name but a few. Our annual sale of work took place in the school hall and was a tremendous success thanks to the Parent’s Council and all our sponsors. A big thanks also to the sixth class children who sold tickets in the lead up to the day. We are sincerely grateful to all the parents who supported us in any way for this years Sale of Work. We managed to raise over 1,000 euro in total.