The 3rd – 6th class summer performances took place this week and a big crowd showed up to the school to see the wonderful talents of the children. 3rd and 4th classes did songs and poems based on the theme of weather. This is very fitting as we have had a lot of crazy weather this year between storms, snow and blistering heat. The children really enjoyed the performances and they did their teachers proud. 5th and 6th class had a great time preparing songs on the theme of ‘Dreams’. They chose songs from the musical ‘The Greatest Showman’ as well as other classics. The confidence shown by all of the children was fantastic. A special mention should go to all of the teachers who put so much effort into the show also: Ms Kavanagh, Ms. O’ Rourke, Ms. McGuire, Ms. Woods, Ms. Moloney, Ms. Winters, Mr. Mulroy, Ms. Carry, Ms. Lynch, Mr. McCarthy, Ms. Greene, Ms. McPartlan – Well done!
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,