Fr James kindly came to our school to celebrate the start of a new school year.
All smiles on the first day of school!
The pupils of Feakle National School celebrated Europe Day with a huge handshake for Europe. Our local Councillors; Joe Cooney, Pat Hayes & Tony O’Brien joined in our celebrations and came to see the project work 3rd & 4th Class did for our Blue Star Programme this year.
We were delighted to receive a 5 year Blue Star Award for participation in the Blue Star Programme. The pupils of 3rd & 4th Class travelled to Dublin to accept the award for all our pupils, past and present, who have worked on projects about the history, geography and culture of countries in the European Union since 2012.
The Minister for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, presented the award in Iveagh House, Dublin and we displayed our project work for Ministers and Ambassadors who were there to see our project work.
Well done to all the children who came out and marched with the school float. The theme chosen for this year’s float was the Blue Star Programme. The school has participated in this programme for the last five years and whilst doing so learn about different aspects of the European Union.
Each child dressed up in the colours of the country and we had two flag bearers. Hope you all had a lovely St. Patrick’s weekend.
Some of our activities (so far!) this year.
All week our classes were involved in different activities to mark World Book Day. The pupils created their own bookmarks. Prizes were given to first, second and third place in each class. A senior and junior table quiz was held on Friday. The winning teams were delighted to receive a second book token and a homework pass. Pupils who wished to engage in a ‘book swap’ received a friend’s book. Enjoy redeeming your book tokens!
Six pupils in 2nd Class made their first confession in Kilclaren Church on Tuesday 5th March with Fr Joe McMahon. It was a very special night for them and their families. We are very proud of them and look forward to helping them prepare for their Holy Communion on 11th May.
We have learned a lot about plants. Hopefully our grass and cress seeds with germinate so our heads grow some fun hair! 2nd 3rd 4th