Mr. Byrne and Ms. Kavanagh have just finished working with another group after school doing many different art activities. This time, children from 5th and 6th class were working on creating stuffed animals. They also worked with fabric and fibre to make native American Teepees and paper to make mosaics. This time they also created canvas paintings which will be displayed in the school.
Here we are at the end of a long year. We have been kept very busy since the beginning of the school year last August. 2021 is definitely a year we will all remember…but let’s dwell on the positives… we learned good hand hygiene, coughing etiquette, social distancing , extended our medical vocabularies, embraced ventilation, spent so much time outdoors, increased our fitness levels, survived in our bubbles and pods. Our school tours were a huge success and nobody was “travel sick”. Active week and Creative week were very enjoyable and “did what it said on the tin”. Our Intercultural Week looked a little different this year but the cooking demonstrations were very popular and we may do that again next year. Thank you to all the children for the fashion show and beautiful art work.
This week we celebrated the graduation of our 6th classes and 4 children from Croí. We hope they are leaving Scoil Ghrainne with a good sense of who they are, confidence in their abilities and an awareness of their talent. You can be very proud of your children and we wish them every success on the continuation of their journey.
As a new Principal here in Scoil Ghrainne, I am truly impressed with the dedication and commitment of staff. Thanks to them for all the work and contributions they make every day. Thanks to our Parents Association and to our Board of Management who are volunteering their time to help in the running of this great school. Without them, we would not be able to do what we do.
No doubt 2022 will bring new challenges, but we have built resilience and learned a lot about teamwork this year. We look forward to new beginnings and safer times.
Keep an eye on Aladdin during the summer months and we will keep you posted.
Stay safe and enjoy your holidays,