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.
We have had a busy few weeks since our Spring break. 3 classes were grounded due to positive COVID tests. Thank you again for adhering to our protocols because it’s really important that we don’t get complaisant at this stage. Children should say at home if they have fever, sore throat or a new cough and advice sought from GP or HSE website. Remind them to sanitise as often as possible and to keep social distancing.
We would encourage you to keep a very close eye on your children’s interaction with social media. This has caused a number of problems in the last few weeks and the dangers cannot be underestimated. Remember mobile phones are not permitted in school and they will be confiscated if found.
There are lots of coats etc. unclaimed in our lost property department if you are missing anything. School life continues as normal as possible Intercultural Day is scheduled for Friday May 28th, details to follow. School tours will be on site this year or virtual (details to follow). We are planning for 6th class graduation at the moment, so if you wish to share ideas please let us know. It is a very important milestone for our 6th classes and students in Croí who are all going on to Post Primary. We are still looking for volunteers to help with gardening and painting, if you have time to spare. Creative Week is planned for the end of the month so we can indulge in developing our ”creative brains”. Active Week is also planned for June. Our return to school date for next year will be Thursday August 26th.