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End of Year Assemblies

We had a number of end of year events in the school this week. We marked the retirement of teacher Ellen McKiernan on Wednesday with a school mass in our hall which was celebrated by Fr. Rooney. It also marked the graduation of our 6th class who began with a lovely procession of lights. 

On Thursday, the victorious Sligo Hurling team, who won the Lory Meagher Cup in Croke Park last Sunday, came back to visit. Keith Raymond, their captain fantastic and a proud past pupil of our school, spoke passionately about the importance of following your dream, working hard and taking care of your body. He recalled a visit by Mark Scanlon to the school back in 1998 as World Junior Cycling Champion when Keith was a pupil here and the impact that had on him and his love of playing sport. 

 

Friday was our final day. At the prize-giving assembly, the children who had very good attendance received a prize. Special mention to Kian and Melanie who did not miss even a single day! Each week, children who have not missed a day get a green slip to enter this draw and, as well as a monthly draw in each class, there is a big draw at the end of each term. Congratulations to Leon in Junior Infants whose name came out of the big draw! Team Poland won the big team prize for Sports Day and they collected their prizes from Ms Kivlehan. This was the first time that any Sports Day team had received a perfect score in all areas of co-operation and teamwork! The rounders tournament came to an exciting finale on Sports Day and the children who took part also received their medals.

 

Sizzling Hot Sports Day!

On the hottest day of the year so far, we held our sports day! There were no rain jackets or ducking in and out between showers or warm jumpers for the cold. Just buckets of sunscreen and water, shorts and t-shirts, games, fun and happy people!

Hazelwood in May

On Friday morning, May 18th, Senior Infants and 1st Class set off on a big bus to nearby Hazelwood. As we arrived, many of us were amazed by the amount of bluebells all around. We quickly got into groups and were led by Shailagh (otherwise known as Miss Squirrel). She showed us many plants and trees and explained to us why they looked the way they did. We learned lots and even got to taste some wood sorrel which looked like shamrock! It tasted bitter like lemon.

Some trees we came across included: oak, beech, hazel, ash, sycamore, yew, ivy, holly and hawthorn. We finished up with a picnic by the lake and the sun even came out for us! Back at school, Miss Squirrel put us into groups to make posters showing some trees we had discovered in Hazelwood. What a fun day it was!

Active School Week

We had great fun last week for Active School Week.

On Thursday, we played gaelic and learned lots of drills including how to pass and solo the ball. We played games which were great fun and helped improve our ball handling skills.

Friday was a very busy day with swimming in the Clayton Hotel, a soccer league in the Sligo IT and the juniors took part in Athletics on the Running Track over in Sligo IT.

Throughout the week we had our Walking Lap Challenge on our School Track. Every time we walked or ran a lap we ticked it on our board. At the end of each day we counted to see how many laps we completed for the day.  On Thursday we completed over 350 laps!!!

Every morning we started the day with our Shake up and Wake up dance. I think our favourite dance had to be the ‘Cha Cha Slide’ which got everyone moving.

Some of the classes took on the 60 minute a day Physical Activity Challenge as part of their Active Homework.

We really enjoyed our Active Week this year.

 

Active School Week

Active School Week has gotten off to a great start.

Even with a windy start to the week, the children from Junior Infants to Second class visited the Astro Turf in Sligo IT.  They took part in fun relays and running games.

While the senior children from third to sixth class enjoyed soccer training with Darragh Healy from FAI.

On Wednesday, we started the day with Shake up and Wake up, with Ms. Quigley leading us in the Macarena dance.

Gerry Ferguson , Tug-O-War National Coach came in and the seniors learned the best skills on how to compete in Tug-O-War.

The Juniors had great fun climbing and jumping on the Gymnastic frames.

Looking forward to more activities tomorrow.

Active School Week April 17th to 20th.

Next week is Active School Week. Get ready for lots of fun and games.

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Remember our Active Slogan from last year.

Stay Active, Stay Fit, Stay Healthy!!!

Soccer Blitz at the Showgrounds

Today some of our children got to display their super soccer skills. Our girls played 3 games in the morning. While our boys got to play 4 games in the afternoon. There were some great goals scored throughout the day. There were also some great saves by both Oliwia and Mikey in goals.

We had a great day out and no doubt Sligo Rovers have  a few stars in the making!

Lyrical Dancing Champion

Congratulations to Mirolla in second class on winning this wonderful trophy and medal for the u-8 lyrical dancing competition at the weekend. A fantastic achievement!

Well done Mirolla.

Santa Mile Dash

On Thursday 21st December, we went over to the Sligo IT running track to take part in our first Santa Mile Dash. Everyone from Junior Infants to 6th and including the staff got dressed up as Santa Claus or reindeers and even some elves.

Our aim was to try and walk or run a mile. It was great fun and we really got into the Christmas spirit with Christmas music in the background.

We estimated that we ran over 180 miles. That is the same distance as it is from Sligo to Cork!!

Well done everyone and a special well done to Tommy from Room 1 who ran the fastest mile on the day.

Festive fun

Excitement is building in Room 9 as we count down the number of sleeps until the BIG day. During Advent, we have coloured in a candle each week in preparation for Christmas Day. We have been learning Christmas poems and songs, making Christmas cards and decorations, and even taking part in a ‘Santa Dash’ on the I.T track!

We also had a visit from Santa himself and he really enjoyed our poems about him. Wishing all the children and their families a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. See you all in 2018!

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