A huge well done to all the children and families who supported the Shoebox Appeal for Team Hope this year. The shoeboxes were collected today by Helen Canny and will be brought to the warehouse in Ennis to be sorted and shipped.
Thank you to the children in 4th class who helped Helen load the boxes. A total of 73 boxes were collected.
We were delighted to receive the Accelerated Reader award for Top Performing School in the Republic of Ireland from the people at Renaissance Learning. Watch our video which was on display at the recent award ceremony in London.
You can also listen to the Podcast on Clare FM when the teacher and pupils were interviewed about the prize.
The class worked together to research and design a project on what they felt made Clare a unique county. They suggested and researched areas such as the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher, Biddy Early, traditional Irish music and dance, and of course Clare GAA. (more…)
Last week was European Active Week. For the last two weeks all children in the school ran laps of the pitch every day. The infant and middle room ran, walked or jogged two laps every day. Children in 5th and 6th class ran for at least ten minutes each day. Last week the weather unfortunately was not on our side so the children didn’t get out on Wednesday or Friday. Instead the children did some Go Noodle activities in their classrooms to ensure that they all got moving.
Over the course of the two weeks all the children together ran a combined total of 1,731 laps of the field. Remember it is so important to get out and active every day!
Well done to all the children who took part in Lees Road athletics in Ennis. They did the school proud and came away with a number of medals. An excellent achievement. Thank you to Mrs Conlon who helped prepare the children, to Ms O’Loughlin and all the parents who helped and gave support on the day.
This year the senior room (4th,5th,6th)participated the junior entrepreneur programme(JEP).The dragon’s came who were Mrs mc Mahon,Ted Harrington,Marie Touhy.We presented our ideas and they decided on crazy cookies and we changed the name to crackin cookies.They were jars with dry cookie ingredients and you added the wet ingredients yourself at home . it was our big idea. we raised over €500 and we are putting it towards our school tour.
The 4th, 5th and 6th classes read a novel based around 1846 – 1847 in the eyes of a 12 year old girl named Eily. The book was ‘ Under the Hawthorn Tree ‘ by Marita Conlon McKenna.
Eily and her younger siblings, Peggy and Michael, live in a small, thatched cottage until disaster strikes and blight affects their crop. Mother goes in search of their beloved father. They are forced to travel to the workhouse, but they decide to take a detour in search of their grand-aunts of whom they have only heard of in Mother’s tales.
We thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone fascinated in the Great famine.
We are now reading ‘ Kensuke’s Kingdom ‘ by Michael Morpurgo and we are looking forward to what exhilarating story Michael Morpurgo has in store for us.
– Aileen McNamara, Ethan Punch and Lia Crilly.