9am and off we went on the bus to Gormanston for our end of the year school tour. We had a great day taking part in lots of activities. We did rock climbing, ipad orienteering, went on bouncy castles, wrecking ball castles and Xorbing. Ms Geraghty and Ms Long even gave the Xorbing a go!
The sun was out all day and we were absolutely exhausted after a fantastic day out. It was a great start to a sunny weekend!
On Friday 18th May, 5th Class visited the National Gallery and National History Museum. It was a lovely day out and we really enjoyed it.
We had a guided tour in the National Gallery and saw paintings from artists such as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Jack B Yeats. We were also lucky enough to be some of the first people to see a newly installed piece by Joe Caslin called “Finding Power”.
We loved the National History Museum and learned a lot about native animals and international animals.
Climbing walls, archery, orienteering, active games…. The fun in Ardgillan was endless! We were very lucky to have such great weather to enjoy our outdoor activities and have a picnic under the sun!
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We were climbing on the climbing wall, having lots of fun!
Chuaigh Rang a Cúig ar thuras scoile. Chuaigh muid go dtí Ardgillan. Bhí muid ar bís. Tháinig an bus ar a leathuair tar éis a naoi. Bhí muid ag caint agus ag canadh ar an mbus. Tar éis tamaill, shroich an bus Ardgillan. Bhuail muid múinteoirí. Bhí muid ag dreapadh suas balla. Bhí muid ag boghdóireacht agus ag millín péinte. Bhí muid ag sleamhnú ar an bhféar. Bhí muid ag siúl ar rópaí. Bhí muid ag imirt cluichí foirne. D’ith muid an lón ar a dó dhéag a chlog. Chuaigh muid abhaile ar a leathuair tar éis a dó. Bhí an-spórt againn.
We had a terrific time on our activity day.
On Monday the 25th of April we got to go to Glasnevin Cemetery which was really interesting. We had an excellent tour guide who told us loads of stories about all the famous people buried in the graveyard. It was a great way to finish off the 1916 Centenary Celebrations.
Re: 6th Class Confirmation and School Tours
We are all very busy in class with our Confirmation preparations and are looking forward to the day of Confirmation. We ask that you talk with your child about these preparations and what the sacrament of Confirmation means to them.
Each year after confirmation we ask the children to donate money to a local charity. This year we have chosen the Irish Guide Dogs as the charity. On Friday 26th April, we ask that your child bring into school a donation, sealed in an envelope. (The photographer will be in the school that day also).
The 6th classes will be going on two school outings. On Friday 17th May we are going to the site of the Battle of the Boyne. There is no cost for this tour, but the bus will cost €5 each.
On Monday 24th June, we are going to the Cavan Crystal Maze. The cost of this tour (including bus fare) is approximately €30. We ask that the children pay for this tour themselves from their own money.
The graduation ceremony will be on Tuesday 25th June at 11am in the school hall.
Finally, we have been asked by the Parish Priest, Fr. Eugene, to remind you that photography/video cameras are not allowed during the Confirmation Ceremony and that professional photographers are not allowed to take pictures in the church at any time.
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Ms. J. Leonard Mr. F. Gorman Mr. M, Harrington
Ms. A. McNicholas Ms. C. Brennock
On our tour of Leinster house we saw an original framed copy of the Easter 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic. It was read out at the GPO by Pádraig Pearse and posted up around Dublin. This copy was presented to the Nation by a former President of Ireland, Seán T Ó Ceallaigh. During Easter Week 1916 he was one of the volunteers who undertook to paste up the proclamation in public areas. This copy was preserved by his mother amongst her papers.