3rd/4h Class G.A.A. Blitz

On Monday 20th June the boys and girls of 3rd/4th class played the G.A.A. blitz finals. It was a great afternoon where the eight teams had a chance to pit themselves against their classmates over four finals. Ultimately there could only be FOUR winners. Waterford, Limerick, Dublin and Meath reigned supreme on the day! Afterwards the boys and girl were lucky enough to have medal presented by Dublin U21 hurlers Paul O’Dea and AJ Muphy with every child receiving one as a memento for all their hard work. The Championship plaque was presented to Dari  and the names of the Meath team (and management! will be inscribed to join previous winners Monaghan and Limerick. A word of praise must also go to the individual winners. From 3rd class, Emily and Oliver and 4th class, Catharcie and Bogban.   Hopefully all the boys and girls will play G.A.A. over the Summer and come back in September ready t o go for another big year of...

Scoil Ghráinne enters Yellow Flag Art Competition

As part of Scoil Ghráinne’s efforts to earn a Yellow Flag, Mr Condon’s 3rd class has written and performed an original song entitled ‘The Getting Along Song’. Original means that the song has never been heard before, and was written specially by the boys and girls in Seomra Aengus (with a little help from Mr. Condon’s guitar!). The Yellow Flag Programme is an initiative designed to promote equality and diversity in primary and secondary schools. A Yellow Flag is awarded to schools that seek to create an environment that promotes and celebrates interculturalism. Our song is going to be submitted to the Yellow Flag Art Competition. In order to submit our song, Ms. Gallagher had to video all the boys and girls from our class performing the song on stage. It was a little nerve wracking at first, but after a few ‘takes’, we had our recording. Ms. O’Connor’s 2nd class and Mr. McCarthy’s 4th class also recorded entries for the competition. We wish everyone who’s participating the best luck with their entries! For more information about the Yellow Flag initiative you can click the following link:...

Wascally Wabbits!

Elmur Fudd might have said it, but as we found out in third class this week, he wasn’t far wrong. There’s certainly a lot more to rabbits than meets the eye! As part of our English lessons, Seomra Aengus have been looking at reports on rabbits. Before we could begin our work, we needed to brainstorm everything we knew about rabbits. In our groups we recalled everything we knew. For example, we have two rabbits in our school, June and Mark. Some people in our class were able to tell us that a rabbit’s home is called a burrow. Next, we learned that rabbits are herbivores. Rabbits don’t eat meat, but prefer to eat plants and grass. Unfortunately, many animals (who aren’t herbivores) hunt rabbits for food. Foxes and stoats prey on unsuspecting rabbits. These animals are called predators. Finally, we read a report about rabbits, noting anything that we didn’t know before. We learned lots of fun facts. Did you know that baby rabbits are called kittens? Also, rabbits aren’t as fond as carrots as you might think. In fact, too many carrots can actually make them sick. We hope you enjoyed reading our post and watch out for more posts from our class. As a famous rabbit once said, ‘That’s All Folks!’....

Wave Your Flag!

In preparation for our Intercultural Evening, Third Class have been learning the song ‘Wavin’ Flag’ by K’naan. Boys and girls from Ms. O’Connors, Ms. Murphy’s and Mr Condon’s classes have been learning the song for the past two weeks and are very excited about performing it. Wavin’ Flag was originally a hit in 2008 but received worldwide popularity when it was chosen as one of the official anthems of the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa. Check out the originally song below....

Our Native Countries

As you have probably guessed, our school is made up of children and staff from around the world- a fact we are very proud of! So, as a class we decided to represent our diversity by creating a display on our class noticeboard. Each child in our class had to complete a personal fact-file under the following headings; My family, My Native Language, My Interests and Me, myself and I. This proved to be very interesting as our section entitled “My Native Language” gave us over 16 different languages including; Italian, Yoruba, French, Iranian, Romanian, Telugu, Malalyalam, Bosnian, Bonguer, Ghanian, Filipino, Russian, German, Irish, Polish, Urdu and English. We then connected each of our fact-files to our countries of origin on the world map. We had lots of fun learning about each member of our class and the places we have all come from. We hope you enjoy our display and have fun finding your own country of origin on our map! 🙂  ...

Swimming for 3rd, 4th & 5th Classes!

What a great way to come back to school after the mid-term break! All the children in 3rd, 4th and 5th classes began swimming lessons last Monday and will run over five weeks in total. There was great excitement when our bus parked up at the National Aquatic Centre for Lesson One. All of the children represented the school in an excellent manner and from general feed-back, had LOTS of fun! We hope you enjoy the rest of your swimming lessons...