Many of our families have gone through the doors of Crumlin Children's Hospital and their children have benefitted from the treatment and care their children have received there. Parent, Joe Hammel, is expressing his gratitude in a very special way by running 10kilometres every day for a year. Joe hopes to raise €40,000 for the hospital and as his Just Giving Page shows, he's well on his way to meeting that target.
We're delighted to virtually run with Joe by have our classes run ten kilometres around our yard. We're
We are so lucky with our outdoor spaces in and around our school! And our courtyard is one of those spaces getting lots of use nowadays.
Mrs Lohan and Ms Kerr's Senior Infants class enjoyed their Easter party there yesterday. What a happy bunch of party goers they are!
And, later in the afternoon, Ms Gerrard popped in to say hello to her Fifth Class boys. Mrs Deirdre Daly is teaching the class while Ms Gerrard is on maternity leave. We wish Ms Gerrard all the best!
We have been working on a project entitled "Our Best for Heritage" with four other European schools. The project was due to end in summer 2020 but has been extended-thanks to Covid, to lockdowns and to the Erasmus programme!
In our recent Erasmus project meeting we enjoyed a tour of Vilnius, a presentation on amber and a trip to Brú no Boinne-all from the comfort of our own homes! Yes, the was a very special get together with students and teachers from the schools in Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic and our own school getting together via Zoom.
See can you spot some of our Erasmus club members from last year in the presentation on Newgrange!
Our next trip is to the Czech Republic in May. We will have meetings with our own Erasmus club after Easter to prepare for the virtual trip.
Working together with our European friends is now virtually easy!
Did we ever imagine that there would be days like this?
Half of our school are at home, the other half in school. It's been great having the Junior end of our school back in. Gliondar Mara paved the way with their arrival on the 22nd Feb and now we've a week down for our other Junior Classes.
And it was time to meet and greet the Senior end of the school on Friday.
Almost two hundred pupils and staff tuned in to last Friday's Virtual Assembly. The theme of the assembly was our school motto "Ár ndícheall í gcónaí" reflecting our commitment to always try our best.
And the stars of this assembly certainly pulled out all the stops to give of their best!
We met Joseph's pet hamster, Albert Einstein and heard about his Dad's great daily runs for charity.
We were entertained with jokes by Tyler and head of his super February 100 km challenge.
Nathan read his poem about Lockdown. While Anthony inspired us all with his skill with the Rubrik's cube, Arlo read from his book about animal evolution. Piotr told us about his adventures with Rock Art, Ali talked about his amazing art work and Cillian spoke resolutely about his empowering beliefs.
And we ended the Assembly with the very catchy Lockdown Song, composed, sung and strummed on the ukelele by Harry!
It certainly was an amazing assembly and a great way of connecting with all those lads who are working hard on their skills and hobbies at home.