On the last Wednesday before mid-term, October 23rd, boys and girls from our 3rd and 4th classes took part in the annual FAI Schools Futsal/Respect Cup in Corduff Sports Centre. There had been weeks of training put in by lots of dedicated boys and girls after school. Before the tournament, we also had to design posters for the tournament under the title of “Respect” and our fantastic artists produced lots of great artwork. On the day of the tournament, the girls were pitted against 9 other teams from the Dublin 15 area, while the boys were pitted against 14 other teams. Both teams had a shaky start, with the nerves getting the best of the players during the first matches. However, after getting into their stride, both teams really improved throughout the day and they grew stronger and stronger as the day went on. The girls team, none of whom had played in a real football match before, performed brilliantly on the day and got better and better with each game. After losing their first game by only 1 goal, they started to grow in confidence with every goal they scored and managed to win 3 of the rest of their matches coming 2nd in their group. Unfortunately only the top team went through though, so we just missed out. The girls gained valuable experience in teamwork and playing with and for each other. The excitement and success of the day will hopefully encourage these girls to join their local soccer club and keep improving their skills. The boys team also had a shaky start losing our first...
This week in 4th class we have been learning about advances in technology, especially about Electricity. We talked about 2 different types of electricity, current and static. Current electricity comes from a source, like a battery or a plug (mains), while static electricity builds up on the surface of a material. We conducted a small experiment about static electricity where we rubbed our pens on our jumpers. The pen was then able to pick up little bit of paper because of the static electricity that built up. Some children found they got even more static electricity by rubbing the pens in their hair! In Maths, we have been learning all about fractions. It has been tricky work, but with persistence and lots of practice using our fraction walls, we are improving every day. This week was the start of our Cycling Safety Training. Our instructor came into class this week and told us all about the checks we have to do before we start go cycling. Those checks are: Helmet Check Clothes Check Bike Check We can’t wait to get out practising on our bikes next week! This week we were very lucky to attend a musical that was staged in Scoil Setanta. The musical was called “High School Musical” and we really loved the songs and dances in it. Some of us hope that we can be in the musical when we get to Scoil Setanta……although we’re not sure about being involved in any of the kissing scenes…ewww!!!! ...
The Department of Education and Skills have issued a statement for all schools to close from 6pm today (Thursday 12th March 2020) and remain closed until Monday 30th of March 2020 in an effort to suppress the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid – 19) – please see statement here
The school will continue to keep the school community informed of any updates in relation to this matter.
The main channel of communication we will use is the Aladdin Connect App. If you have not downloaded the App to date please follow the directions attached and please do so as soon as possible. We will also use our Facebook page and school website but the most efficient way to support families and children in terms of their continued learning will be through the Aladdin App. If you are experiencing any difficulties downloading the App please contact the school immediately.
There will be an Easter camp running in Scoil Ghráinne from Monday 6th April to Thursday 9th April (first week of Easter holidays). They have been busy planning lots of fun games & activities. To book your child’s place, please return the application form with a €20 deposit to Ms. Dooling or Ms Scott before Friday 20th March. Application forms have been sent home places are limited.