The boys in fifth class are delighted with our new ukeleles! Ms McWeeney and Ms Milne report great interest in practising with some boys practising for thirty minutes a day or more at home!
Of course keeping the ukeleles in tune can be an issue so the teachers recommend the free version of the app Guitar Tuna-just make sure to select ukelele when the app opens! Alternatively, you can access tuning on youtube
Thank you to our great Parents' Association for keeping us in tune!
Futsal is a team ball sport, very similar to soccer. Today, our futsal team travelled to the MDL all weather pitch in Navan to participate. They had put in a lot of lunch time training session with their coaches Mr Ryan and Mr Arthur and are a competitive, determined bunch.
Luckily, all the work paid off. With stamina, grit and skill they took on their opposing teams and ended up facing Whitecross Primary School in the final.
They put up a spirited performance but, coming to the end of the match, Whitecross seemed to be likely winners. However, a goal levelled up the teams and, in the closing minutes, a fine goal delivered the killer blow to the Julianstown team and the Donacarney lads were declared winners!
Well done lads! Well done to your parents and coaches too!
The skies cleared and the sun even shone for our Parents' Association's Annual Beach Walk today! This is an important fundraiser for the association but, it's also a terrific community event, drawing all elements-including the canine variety-to the beach for the afternoon. There was a superb turn out for the occasion. And the PA were perfectly organized with refreshments for all at the mid way point and homework passes at the end for those who completed the course.
A reminder to all to collect their sponsorship money over the coming week and drop it to the teachers in school. Even if you haven't been able to participate in today's walk, you can still contribute, with every single euro guaranteed to help our school.
Our thanks to Chairperson Eimear Donnelly and her merry band in the PA committee who were out in force today to keep us all on our toes!
Ms Gerrard’s Fifth Class and Mr Lynch’s Third Class are learning how to play the ukelele and tin whistle, respectively.The boys are really enthusiastic, as are their music teachers Ms Milne, Ms McWeeney and Mrs Quinn. Practice makes perfect, boys!
Did you know that just 9% of our plastics are recycled? Or that sea creatures such as dolphins and turtles injest microscopic plastics as well as larger pieces of plastic that fill our oceans? These, and other facts, motivated Ms McBride's Sixth class to collaborate on their own projects on the subject. After all their hard work, the boys are really happy to discuss their findings. Crucially, they report that they are more careful now to recycle, to avoid single use plastic containers and straws. We are looking forward to their project presentations at our next assembly!
Don`t forget our Parents`Association Annual Beach Walk is on this coming Sunday 13th October at 3pm! This is a terrific community day and fun gathering for all. We gather on the beach at the Bettystown entrance and walk towards the River Nanny in Laytown where refreshments are served. There will be prizes on offer for the most money raised, 2nd and 3rd prizes too and also a prize for the best family effort!
Dig deep in your son's school bag for his sponsorship form! Last year the Parents' Association raised funds for our handball walls(indoor and outdoor) and instruments for our new music department. We are so grateful for the work that this beach walk does in bringing us together, in raising funds and in enjoying that great amenity on our doorstep!
More dates for your diary to follow!
Tennis lessons continue with David Black, Laytown & Bettystown's Tennis Club coach. David has been involved with our school for several years now and his sessions are a real treat for the boys. And it's not just about tennis games of course. As you`ll see from the photos, the boys get lots of opportunities to improve their co-ordination and skills through a variety of games and drills. This is Ms Egan's First Class and as you can see, they're having great fun!
Baineann Rang A Cúig an-taitneamh as dramaíocht Gaeilge. D`foghlaim siad an foclóir agus na frásanna faoin téama An Bialann agus chruthaigh siad drama beag faoi.
Fifth Class really enjoy drama as Gaeilge. They had learnt the vocabulary and phrases associated with dining out and created a drama on the theme of the restaurant.
Junior Infants started out on their six week yoga course this week. Looks like they had lots of fun! Take a look at our pics and look at all those great poses!