We had a busy term and we've lots of news to update you on. Please see our newsletter attached. Thank you for your continued support, the school sincerely appreciates it- Ní neart go cur le chéile!!!
Mr. Horan's 4th and 5th class had a very spooky and fun day with Mr. Horan on the last day before Halloween break. Mr. Horan decorated his classroom, the senior hall and even the front door of the school, creating a wonderfully spooky and festive atmosphere. The day began with a thrilling zombie walk around the pitch, where the children had a blast participating in this ghoulish and fun activity. Additionally, they had a special candlelight reading session, adding an eerie and captivating ambiance to the day's events.
One of the most enthralling parts of the day was when the children discovered a letter written by an Ancient Roman, sparking an adventure to find the lost Roman treasure buried somewhere in Tang. To unveil this treasure's location, the students needed to crack a code that tested their knowledge across all subject areas covered in the last two months. They embarked on a hunt, searching for hidden clues scattered around the school.
Fourth and Fifth class also courageously engaged in the "trick bag" activity, where they had to put their hands into bags labeled with intriguing and spooky contents such as vampire teeth, witch warts, ghost poop, Frankie's teeth, mummy skin, spiders web, skeleton bones, pumpkin guts, zombie hand, and monster toes. They showed great enthusiasm and bravery throughout this activity.
The enthusiasm and engagement from 4th and 5th class were incredible. They truly embraced the Halloween spirit and enjoyed every moment of the day.
Happy Halloween from 4th and 5th class!!!
Mr. Horan took some fantastic photos on the day! To share these memorable facial expressions and exciting moments with you, I've created a slideshow. You can access the 122 photos by clicking on this slideshow!! Enjoy these wonderful memories of the day!!!
This week we did an experiment to see what would happen if we added vinegar to baking soda. We discovered that when you add an acid (vinegar) to a base (baking soda), together with some fairy liquid and green food colouring for added effect, that you create a gas; Carbon Dioxide. Also we learned that a pumpkin puking green foam is very cool, if a bit stinky.
The final day of a fantastic half term was filled with plenty of spooky fun for us all in Tang NS. The children and staff went all out with their costumes and it was definitely a tough task to pick winners in all the classrooms! Happy Halloween!!!!
As the final of the Lip Sync Heroes is fast approaching on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of October 2023 in the Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule, we want to encourage all our friends and families to get voting for our Tang NS Act - Act 7 St Mary's Sisters!
We wish our brave mammies and friends the very best of luck with both shows and will be cheering for them all the way! Vote Act 7: www.willwego.com/tang
Under previous iterations of school improvement planning, we looked at improving the teaching and learning in Science in our school. One of our targets was to use our local habitats (the Woods, the Canal and the Bog) more in the teaching and learning of Science. We visit these habitats twice a year to learn about them during different seasons. On Thursday 26th October, our junior classes visited Newcastle Woods and our senior classes visited Corlea Bog and the Royal Canal Greenway. The children enjoyed exploring their habitats now that Autumn is truly upon us!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please note that we have received notification that our school closure for Primary Maths Curriculum training day is scheduled for the Tuesday 21st November 2023.
School will remain closed on this day as all teachers will attend training in Athlone Education Centre.
Mr. Horan's class and Mrs. Seery's class decided to do some buddy gardening with their two classes today. The children from Juniors and Seniors were aided by the children from 4th and 5th to plant the crocus bulbs. The planting of the crocus bulbs is part of the Crocus Project. The project was designed to commemorate the lives of young people lost during the Holocaust. The crocuses should emerge by the end of January in time for Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27th of January. Well done to both classes for all their hard work in our school garden today.
Well done to all the children of 4th and 5th class who took part in the Crocus project. The project is an Irish initiative run by Holocaust Education Ireland designed to commemorate the lives of young people lost during the Holocaust. The children from Juniors and Seniors were aided by the children from 4th and 5th to plant the crocus bulbs. The crocuses should emerge by the end of January in time for Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27th of January.
The children have enjoyed a six week gymnastics programme this term. Thank you to Damien from School Fitness Ireland for implementing the programme.