March Newsletter 2013
Pupils in the senior room are busy preparing songs for confirmation.
They are busy creating biodiversity trails for visitors to our school. We are busy practicing our informal Irish, gaeilge neamhfhoirmiúil, for Seachtain na Gaeilge. “Is fearr gaeilge briste ná bearla cliste”-it’s better to have broken Irish than clever English! We are looking forward to the table quizzes, games, ceilé dancing and school concert!
The junior room have been busy investigating 2D & 3D shapes all around the school! They worked in groups identifying 2D & 3D shapes in the playground.
The children created beautiful sunflower paintings, inspired by the painting “Sunflowers” by Vincent Van Gogh.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Seachtain na Gaeilge will take place during the week of 11th March. The speaking of Irish will be greatly encouraged in the school. Pupils will participate in a table quiz, treasure hunt, play games “as gaeilge”, learn some ceilé dancing and participate in a school concert. A “Gaelageoir na Seachtaine” will be chosen from each room and a prize will be awarded.
Lá Glas/ Green Day
There will be a non-uniform day on Wednesday 13th March. Pupils must wear as many green items as possible to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge.
Fr. Milton & Fr. Cullen will hear confessions in the school on Friday 8th March.
The pupils from 6th class will travel to Knock on Thursday 14th March to participate in a confirmation retreat. The cost of the retreat is €10. The bus will depart @ 9am from Knockcroghery NS and return @ 4pm to Knockcroghery NS. Rory Silke will travel with the pupils along with teachers from Ballymurray, Knockcroghery & Glanduff schools.
A Commitment Ceremony will take place on Tuesday 19th March @ 6pm in St. John’s Church. All 6th class pupils, parents and/or sponsors must attend.
Green Flag Biodiversity
Our Green Flag inspector will visit the school on 20th March to assess our knowledge of Biodiversity with the Green Flag committee and pupils. We wish the pupils all the best with the inspection and hope we are successful in achieving our 5th Green Flag!
An Easter raffle will take place this month. Raffle cards will be distributed in the coming days. It will be €2 per line. The raffle of the Easter egg will take place on Friday 22nd March. The Easter egg is sponsored by Hi-Line Motors, Dublin and Splash Graphics, Athlone.
World Book Day
We will celebrate World Book Day in school on Thursday 7th March. Children are invited to bring their favourite book(s) to school.
National Spring Clean Day
National Spring Clean Day will take place on Friday 8th March in Rahara NS. All pupils will get involved in cleaning up our local area.