4th, 5th and 6th class pupils were visited by a musician during last week who gave some workshops on percussion instruments. The children were shown many instruments that are part of an orchestra. The children were given the opportunity to try out drums and symbols. The musician, Paul Maher, was also involved with creating sound effects for films and showed the children examples from films such as ‘War of the Buttons’. He demonstrated which instruments were used to create the amazing sounds. The children also created music to accompany the song ‘I Gotta Feeling’ which they really enjoyed.
I hope you are all keeping well. We fully appreciate that the past few months have been incredibly challenging and we are looking forward to getting back to some sense of normality as the school sets to reopen on Thursday 27th of August. We are currently putting plans in place for the safe reopening of our school and we will be sharing all the relevant information with you over the coming weeks. We will be using this Aladdin platform to communicate this important information. There will need to be significant changes to the way we usually operate in terms of movement around the school building and in terms of the delivery of the curriculum but we plan to take all the necessary steps to ensure the safe and successful reintegration of every child in our school.
In other news, after almost 8 years as Principal of Scoil Ghráinne CNS the time has come for me to move on. I have really enjoyed my time as the Principal of Scoil Ghráinne and I am very proud of our collective achievements over the years. Scoil Ghráinne is a great school and I wish my successor the very best of luck in their new role. I have been appointed as the Director of Schools within Kildare and Wicklow ETB (KWETB) and I am really looking forward to this new and exciting challenge. I will remain in the school until mid-September and I will let you all know when my replacement has been appointed.
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