This week's assembly coincided with Ash Wednesday and, of course, the start of Lent. So it proved an irresistible opportunity to refresh some really good habits such as running, eating healthily, helping out at home and being kind to one another.
March of course also is a great month to remind us to bain usáid as cúpla focail-use the Irish language. The boys were reminded of the benefits of being bilingual and classes were praised for their use of Irish on a regular basis. Buachaillí from every class lined up for an interview with our Roving Reporter, Cian, from Rang 6. He proved a master interviewer with a ceist as Gaeilge for every boy, which they eagerly answered.
Our Skipping Workshops and our commitment to fitness were recalled with mesmerizing skipping demonstrations from Patrick, Kyle and Keith.
Mrs Quinn called out the names of our award winners of the month with one boys from each class chosen to receive the Respect award. Line awards went to Mrs Martin`s Junior Infants and Ms Mullen`s Sixth Class, while the On the Spot awards were given to Ms Mullen and Ms Gerrard's classes.
Meanwhile, Ms Smith's First Class and Ms McBride's Fourth Class received the Principal`s Awards for their efforts with homework, tidiness, caint as Gaeilge and healthy eating.
The assembly ended with a fine rendition of the poem "An Coinín" from Rang 1 agus Rang 2.
Our next Assembly is due to take place on March 27th and will see boys awarded for their efforts to speak as Gaeilge.