The 5th and 6th went on a little walk to see could we spot some signs of spring. We were pleasantly surprised by what we found! We explored our school yard and the road outside. We worked in groups and documented everything we found including, buds, leaves, trees and lots of different wildlife! Here we are in action!
1916 Flag Ceremony
Last Thursday the 11th of February the boys and girls experienced a little piece of history. Three members of the Irish Naval Service & Army Service came to the school to present us with our national flag and a copy of the 1916 Proclamation. We all wore green, white and orange to mark this special occasion.
They explained to us that they had come to present the flag, and that it was a part of the government’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of 1916, and that next year every school in Ireland will raise the flag on March 15th. This day will be known as Proclamation Day.
The proclamation was then read aloud by Kara from the Naval Service and Kaitlyn Ahern from 5th class.
The flag & a copy of the proclamation was then presented to the oldest and youngest pupils in our school – Jack O’ Leary (6th class) and Sarah Laffan (Junior Infants).
The ceremony finished with everybody standing and singing our national anthem, “Amhrán na bhFiann”.
Here are some pictures of the ceremony!
Reminder of Upcoming School Closures
Reminder: Staff meeting on Wednesday January 13th . All children go home at 12.45pm.
On Wednesday February 17th all children will go home at 12.45pm to facilitate in-service in the new language curriculum for teachers.
School closed for midterm on February 18th and 19th.
In the interest of people planning their summer holidays the school will reopen next year on Tuesday August 30th for all children.
Parent Teacher Meetings
Reminder: Parent Teacher meetings for Junior and Senior Infant parents will take place on Tuesday February 2nd and Wednesday February 3rd.