The boys and girls in Senior Infants have worked hard at home with school work, garden explorations and science experiments over the past few weeks. They now are very much looking forward to relaxing over the Easter break. We wish you all a Safe and Happy Easter and below are some lovely Easter cards the Senior Infant children made for their classmates .
We celebrated World Book Day today by having a paired reading session across all classes. The children brought in a book of their own to read to their assigned partner and they discussed what they enjoyed most from the story.
Farmer Vincent came to visit Junior and Senior Infants today and he brought one of his lambs with him. The lamb was only 1 week old. We had fun petting the lamb and we had some great name suggestions for him. Vincent explained to us how he can tell if a lamb is feeling unwell, why he needs to shear sheep but not lambs in the summer, why all farm animals need ear tags, why sometimes farmers put paint (brand) on the backs of the sheep and lots lots more. We had a lovely afternoon and you can take a look at all of us with the lamb, VJ Popcorn.
We had a super pancake filled day in school today to raise money for the Tang Lip Sync competition. Every class had the opportunity to purchase a pancake. There were lots of delicious toppings to choose from so the decision was a difficult one! Thank you to all the mums and dads for organising the event, for donating supplies and for cooking all the pancakes for us all day. We raised total of €514.90. It was no mean feat but a great success!
The children have had a great time learning hip hop dance with their teacher Ms Mary Drummond for the past 6 weeks. The final week finished with a wonderful show- each class showcasing their new dance moves. The finale saw all pupils and teachers take part in a group dance! Great fun was had by all.
We congratulate our 6th class pupils on receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation during a lovely ceremony from Bishop Thomas Deenihan today. They celebrated the special occasion in Ballymore Church along with pupils from Ardnagrath, Forgney, Ballymore and Boher NS. Well done to everyone and we hope it was a memorable day for you.
Thank you to everyone who sponsored and supported our Christmas Raffle this year. Congratulations to our winners and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
See below for the list of prizes and winners.
1st Prize….€150 cash – Amy Behan
2nd Prize…€100 Voucher Donal Murtagh Mobility – P Duffy
3rd Prize…€100 voucher- Nally’s Forecourt – Breda English
4th Prize…€100 voucher- Tormey Motors -Therese Bannon
5th Prize……Voucher- Damien Donoghue Motors – Peter Sloyan
6th Prize … Hamper-Lennon heating & Plumbing – Annette Burke
7th Prize…Hamper- Moran’s Coaches- Éireann McBride
8th Prize…Hamper- Seery’s of Athlone –Maura O'Shea
9th Prize…Hamper ... Murrays of Maghera – Laura Glancy
10th Prize…Hamper.. O'Hanlon's Pharmacy – Sarah Dooley
11th Prize…€50 voucher- Finn’s/Centra –Shannon Brady
12th Prize…€50 voucher- Finn’s/Centra –James Mulvihill
13th Prize…€50 voucher- EllieAnn Boutique –Holly Fahy
14th Prize…€60 voucher for Katie Gallagher School of Music–Jack, Ben & Muireann Driver
15th Prize €50 voucher.. Alliance Insurance- –Kevin Johnston
16th Prize €50 voucher- Lovell Bros –Bernie Sherlock
17th Prize €50 voucher- Skelly's Restaurant – John Salmon
18th Prize…€50 voucher – Groarke Bros –Pat Nestor
19th Prize…€40 Voucher - Claffey's Ballymahon- John Ward
20th Prize…€50 Voucher Cormican School Supplies – Agnes Cuskelly
21st Prize…€50 Gift card -Corrib Oil – Dylan Nugent
22nd Prize...€50 voucher- Macs Shack –Brendan Flanagan
Sellers Prizes: €25 - Hannah Russell & James Maynard
The children from 3rd to 6th Class went to visit Thomond Lodge residents this week. The children brought great cheer to all, with their wonderful singing, dancing and instrumental recitals. The children spent some time talking to the residents after their performance and thoroughly enjoyed their visit.
The children in 3rd and 4th class participated in paired reading with Junior and Senior Infants. We heard so many wonderful stories that the children wrote themselves. Well done children!
It was an absolute joy to watch and listen to the children of 1st to 6th classes in Tang church performing 'Off to Bethlehem' last night. No doubt everyone in the audience blown away by the beautiful singing and also the terrific miming by the 1st and 2nd class children, who truly were were captivating. And to the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes, well done on the beautiful tunes you played on the tin whistles, guitars and violins. They were a real treat to listen to. Finally, a big congratulations to the 6th class readers on your excellent loud, clear reading voices, narrating us through the play. Our children have such an array of talents in our school and it was great to see some of these talents shine so brightly last night. Well done children.