December 2020

There have been lots of events and activities going on this month. We had a great fund raising and fun event on Christmas Jumper Day on December 11th. €800 was raised for Down Syndrome Ireland, Kilkenny Branch. A big thank you to everybody for their generosity. Thank you also for all your donations for the Christmas hampers. It was a great success.

Sporting Activities: we have had cycling lessons for 5th and 6th classes and Gaelic Football for 3rd class. The Health Promoting Committee organised  laps on the basketball court with an aim of  100 km before Christmas! A lot of classes made posters in support of the Kilkenny Camogie team. Congratulations to them on their fantastic All Ireland win!

Congratulations to Ms Laura Mc Carthy on the birth of her lovely daughter last November. We send her and her family all our best wishes.

Congratulations also to Ms Mairéad Cummins on her new  role as principal of Churchtown Primary School in Kildare. We wish her all the best in the future.

Congratulations to the third class girls who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday December 19th.

We have some amazing art work on display all around the school. There is great variety to be seen in work done by all classes.

 

 A Christmas Cracker

Due to Covid 19 restrictions the  Christmas concert is now online for you to enjoy! Follow the link below!

You can see all the classes preparing for the Christmas Cracker if you scroll to the end of December news.

 

Christmas cracker

 

December Art

Junior Infants Reindeer
Fourth Class  Unique Advent Calendar
Out of this world outstanding octopuses from Room 15.
Senior Infant Faces

Amazing Faces!

Great decorations
Wonderful Snowmen
Super Santas
Yummy Gingerbread Men!
Gingerbread Girls and Boys!
Delicious Cones!
More Colourful Cones!
Ho Ho Ho !
Santas Are Everywhere!
Look Good Enough to Eat!

Senior Infants have been learning all about different homes.

Different Homes
All our homes are different.
Great variety of homes are all around us.
Beautiful Robins
Gorgeous Winter Scenes

 

Christmas Collage
Lovely Christmas Tree and Decorations
Santa is at the door of Room 4!
Winter Poems
Look at us!
Christmas Trees
More lovely Christmas Trees
Christmas Windows From Rooms 21 and 22.
Beautiful Sailing Boats
Trees in Winter
War Scene -Sixth Class Art work
Creative Christmas Stockings are to be seen all over the 5th and 6th class corridor.

We have a Positive Post Its Poster with some wonderful suggestions.

We hope you enjoyed viewing an amazing selection of art work from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.

First Holy Communion-third class girls and their teachers were very busy preparing for their First Holy Communion.  Everybody had  a lovely day with their families on Saturday 19th. It was a long wait! Thanks to Ms Kelly and Ms Murphy for all their work in preparing the girls for the sacrament.

Third Class Group 1

Third Class Group 2

Celebrating Christmas 2020 in The Pres -Christmas Cracker Preparations

All the classes were busy preparing their Christmas item to entertain you , as we couldn’t  have our usual Christmas Concerts this year. Their hard work paid off as you can see from The Christmas Cracker!

Second Class from the library practicing their song
Third and Fourth Classes were in the shape of a star. Thank you very much Benny Power for your amazing capture of the event with the drone. The girls were really impressed!

Ranganna a sé , ag canadh go binn

Fifth Classes get ready for their event
Room 4 are looking very happy and cheerful!
Nollaig Shona ó Seomra a hAon. They sang O’Christmas Tree
Happy Christmas from Junior Infants Room 3! Great noses!
Junior Infants Room 2 know Santa is coming soon! Maybe he is behind you !
Happy Christmas from Room 5! ThumbsUp For Santa!
Happy girls in Room 16, Secnd Class reciting Christmas poems.
Merry Christmas from all in Room 6
All Senior infant Classes got together for their event and did lots of singing and dancing!

We hope you enjoyed viewing all our Christmas art, poems, songs and dancing. We had a lovely zoom Prayer service on December 22nd.

We wish everybody a happy and safe Christmas with their families. Bain taitneamh as laethanta saoire na Nollag. Feicimíd gach éinne arís  i 2021.

 

 

November 2020

We have been very busy this month. We celebrated World Kindness Day on Friday November 13th.

Friday November 20th is the day we celebrated Presentation Day, which is also International Children’s Day.

November Art and Projects

All around the school from Junior Infants to Sixth classes, there is wonderful art work on display. We had a competition to celebrate the life of Nano Nagle through art and we got some great entries. We had poems for Nano and a letter to her too. Congratulations to the winners , in every class, choosing the winner was a difficult task, as the standard was very high. Some classes even had two winners! Projects on Science, History and Geography are also on display, they are amazing!

Project work on The Celts

Winter scenes

Project work on The Romans

Science Week Art and imagination!

Classy Creative Craftwork

Thought provoking !

 Op Art

Beautiful Winter Scenes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project on The Normans

Amazing Art work ! Fabulous Shapes and Colours and Creations !

Very creative work on the story of Nano Nagle
The old and the new, a science experiment and Nano is remembered in art!

Beautiful scenes

Wise old owls

Owl paintings
Junior Infants love owls, and know all about them!
Great facial expressions!

Mona Lisa looks amazing!

Experimental fashion!

Energy Saving Ideas

Titanic 1912

Project on The Titanic

Very creative work

Sea Sights

Pointillism technique paintings inspired by The Cliffs of Moher

Great portraits

Leaf Collages created from Autumn leaves , so lovely!

Nano Nagle

Beautiful lanterns
Lovely lanterns

More great Nano Art work
Wonderful Work
Poem to Nano
Poem and letter to Nano

 

We celebrated the life and work of Nano Nagle, the founder of the Presentation order on the week beginning November 16th. Everyone listened to her amazing story on the intercom and all classes took part in the  art competition. We had a Zoom Prayer Service on Friday Morning and Ms Deasy announced the names of all the winners of the competition . Well Done everybody!  Presentation day November 21st was celebrated with a half day on Friday November 20th.

Safe Cycling

Sixth classes have completed their course with Cycle Right training. Fifth class have now just started their 6-week cycling course. They will spend five weeks on the yard learning all about safe cycling. Their last lesson is then on the road, putting into practice all they have learned. We wish them the best of luck and safe cycling in the future.

Kilkenny By Bike

All the girls are enjoying these lessons and will have made great progress by the end of their six weeks training. it is a great way to exercise in a safe way.

October 2017

Autumn Art: there is some wonderful art to be seen all around the school this Autumn.

Beautiful work
Very artistic
Very creative!
How uplifting!
Wonderful self portraits
Great shape and colours
Halloween Art

Halloween Fun Fundraisor: Scary Siúlóid Scoile

This year fifth and sixth classes are organising a great school fundraiser. We would like everybody to dress up in a Halloween costume without a mask. We hope to raise much needed school funds by charging €2 per person to go on the walk. The scary siúlóid  will take place between 11.15 and 12.15 on Friday October 27th, weather permitting.

Junior Infants:our new Junior Infants are well settled in school now, and they are working and playing happily.

Happy people at Aistear time
Look at us at work!
The smiles say it all!
We love Junior Infants.
School is great, but sometimes we can get a little tired. Is it nearly lunchtime?!

 

 

Art

Spring Art and Projects 2016

There is a wonderful range of art and project work to be seen all around the school.

Here are some examples.

Junior Infants have learned all about the farm.
Junior Infants have learned all about the farm.

 

 

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Summer Art 2014

Artists at work
Artists at work
Beautiful Butterflies
Beautiful Butterflies
Wall hanging to remember them by
Wall hanging to remember them by
Delightful jewellery
Delightful jewellery

 

Spring Art 2014

 

 

A talented artist
A talented artist
A great work of art
A great work of art
Wonderful Colours
Wonderful Colours
Fabulous
Fabulous
Beautiful!
Beautiful!

 

 

 

 

 

Pottery with Shona Flood

 

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learning the skills

 

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We are very happy with our creations.

 

Here we have a selection of the very

interesting art to be seen in the classrooms and corridors around our school.

Room 18 Third Class created mice after reading The School Mouse
Winter Scenes
lovely work
Interesting Art

 

Mixed Media
Sixth class art inspired by Tony O’ Malley Exhibition

 

 Summer Art

Some of the art that is to be seen around the school.
More lovely work

ART DECEMBER

There was some beautiful art work to be seen around the school in December.

See here some of the art work on display around our school.

Artists in Schools Programme

Deirdre Mc Carthy worked for 20 hours with our 6th. class pupils and teacher. The project was D.N.A.

Girls display their work.
Live size portraits on display for exhibition in the hall.

JUNE

Here are some examples of art work done in the school.