Getting back into the swing of things has been tough on everybody. Sticking with the routines and habits which help our bodies and minds needs lots of praise and encouragement. Today in our assemblies we encouraged this with our Mr Motivator awards.
We met outdoors and in three separate sessions. Remembering Cristiano Ronaldo's words: "Talent is nothing without hard work" the Senior end of the school displayed the fruits of their hard work with a rap from Fourth Class, Oisín's phenomenal hurling skills and Owen's wonderful accompaniment to his classmates singing.
Joshua from Junior Infants displayed his reading skills in the Junior Assembly and all of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes joined together in reading about kindness.
It's good to be out in the sunshine, celebrating hard work and encouraging one another. Looking forward to our June assembly already!
The boys in Ms Mullen and Ms Carragher's class had great fun making Puppets last week.
This lesson came all the way from Holice in the Czech Republic. Both classes joined other pupils from Lithuania, Poland, Italy and the Czech school in the lesson as part of our work on the Erasmus project on our shared Heritage.
As you can see from the photos here, great fun was had by all!
Our April Assembly was held outdoors in glorious summer sunshine. We had three separate assemblies for the Infants, Junior and Senior end of the school. We spoke about the importance of really trying hard with our work and with our fitness and also about the importance of encouraging one another.
Two boys from each class received an award, one for Effort and one for Kindness.
Our next Assembly will be at the end of May. And we will have our ever popular Student of the Year awards at the end of June.
Our school chaplain Fr Joseph Apust called in to see our Communion and Confirmation classes on Friday. It's great to have our outdoor classroom space for these visits. The boys had lots of questions of course and were delighted to chat about what they are learning in preparation for receiving the Sacraments.