We celebrated Devyn’s birthday on the 5th of June. He had a lovely cake, it was a fox face, beautifully decorated. Inside it had many layers. Yummy! Happy birthday Devyn!
Art : Parachutes
The pupils had to design a parachute and draw it on the page. Then they had to draw their own choosen background. We had some stunning work from the pupils, really unique and beautiful.
We made Father’s Day cards, we decorated a patchwork dog face. They were stunning when they were finished.
We had our annual SESE trip to the beach. We went to Inchydoney Beach just outside Clonakilty. We got a day with good weather: windy but dry and with some sunshine.
Either wellingtons on or shoes and socks off, either way all of them got into the rock pools looking for different sealife.
They found crabs, starfish, sea urchins, mussels and limpets and had a great time showing each other their findings. They also found different types of shells on the beach including razor shells.
We also looked at the different types of seaweed found on the beach.
Later the pupils and staff went for a long walk to work up their appetites before lunch. After lunch they had a game of football rounders.
When we returned to school we all had tea and biscuits, everybody was worn-out but happy.
A Sad Goodbye
On Wednesday we said goodbye to our rector Rev. Stella and her husband Bob, next week they start a new path in their lives, they are retiring and moving to live in Wexford. We presented them with two lovely presents made from Newbridge silver which we hope will remind them of us every time they use them.
We combined a day of sports and physical activities with mental and logical activities. We had four different stations around the school, each station had about 40 minutes and 5-6 events to complete. Some activities were in the hall or outside and involved endurance, balance, control and stamina. Some activities were in the classroom and involved general knowledge, quickness of finger, precision, imagination etc. There was something for everybody and something challenging for everybody. All the pupils got a plaque for participation at the end of the day. Well done everybody and well done to the staff who put the four stations together and over saw the activities.
HB Funday Ice Cream Day
We had an ice cream afternoon where we raise money for Down Syndrome Ireland and enjoyed lots of HB ice cream with different toppings, flakes and wafers. (enjoyed by both pupils and staff).
Last year €275, 348 was raised by everybody hosting ice cream parties and events. There were nearly 700 parties hosted around Ireland and 13,340 blocks of ice cream consumed.
This money raised funds for conferences/seminars for parents, booklets and educational resources to be printed, workshops for parents especially to help from early childhood up to teens.
We finished our school year by having a pizza morning, where each child made their own pizzas and ate them afterwards. it was a great way to end the year, great fun and everyone chatting and eating away.
We wish our 6th class pupils farewell as they leave us and move on to secondary schools in the nearby towns. We wish you the best in your new schools and enjoy all the new academic experiences that second level brings, best of luck form all the staff and pupils.
School closes for the summer on Friday 21st June and re-opens for the new year on Wednesday 28th August.