Category Archives: 4th, 5th & 6th Class Blog

Mental Health Awareness Week

The children in 4th, 5th and 6th class have participated in mindfulness activities this week to acknowledge the importance of positive mental health in their daily lives. Mindfulness colouring, yoga & meditation and online guided dance activities (‘brain break’ time) … Continue reading

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End of Year Assembly

Friday June 30th was the last day of the 2016-2017 school year.
All of the classes gathered together at 11.30 for our final assembly.
The children in each class were presented with their PAWS swim certificates following their swimming sessions in Graiguecullen … Continue reading

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Graduation 2017

On Thursday the 29th of June at 7pm we held a Graduation Service in the school for the 6th class children who are moving to secondary school in September.
The children chose the reading and reflections for the night themselves. One … Continue reading

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Pizza Party

To celebrate completing the Friends for Life Programme the children from 3rd-6th class enjoyed a yummy pizza party this week. Friends For Life is a ten week long programme designed to help children to build resilience skills and prevent anxiety.

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Environmental Singing Workshop with Green Schools

Enda  O’ Reilly a geologist and musician came to visit the school today for a workshop funded by the Green School Programme.
Bringing his guitar and inflatable globe, Enda fully entertained the children with his topical, interactive songs. They were bopping … Continue reading

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Sports Day 2017 – Green and Amber Flags- Visit of Carlow Rose, Ciara Dooley

What a day!
Today was our annual sports day and it was jam packed with fun!
We started with swimming races at Graiguecullen pool, where family and friends cheered the children on. The children have progressed greatly at swimming with their block … Continue reading

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Land Paws – Water Safety Lessons

Uisce the Bear visited our school today along with Hannah and Ryan.
This team of water safety instructors from Kildare Water Safety came to the school to teach the Primary Aquatics Water Programme, also known as Land PAWS.
The children had a … Continue reading

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Walk in My Shoes – Mental Health Talk

Imelda from ‘Walk in my Shoes’ visited the school today to talk to the senior room 4th-6th about positive mental health. She has visited 5th and 6th class across the country this year to spread the word about how to … Continue reading

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Senior School Tour 2017

Today our Senior classes enjoyed their school tour.
Our first stop was St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. Here Andrew, Niamh, Ciara and Riley treated us to a tour of this 800-year-old building, built in Norman times. Over 600 people are buried … Continue reading

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Confirmation 2017

Congratulations to Seán, Conall, Kenny, Lewis, Fionn and Mateusz who received the Sacrament of Confirmation today in the Church of the Assumption, Castledermot.

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May Assembly

On Thursday we held our end of month assembly. Junior and Senior Infants showed us their mindfulness colouring and talked to us about how much they enjoyed this activity.
Conall, Kenny and Lewis showed us the Senior Boys’ Cumann na mBunscol … Continue reading

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Champions!!!

Huge congratulations to the Senior Boys GAA team who are the division champions!
The team played against Kildangan today at Moorefield GAA club in blistering heat. It was an intense match with only three points separating the team at full time.
Well … Continue reading

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Tag Rugby Blitz and Rugby World Cup Trophy

Thank you to Killeen NS and Mr Lynch who organised a fantastic tag rugby blitz today for the senior classes in several local schools.
The children played alongside pupils from Killeen, Arles, Ballylinan and Barrowhouse as they were sorted into teams … Continue reading

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Archaeologist – Donna Gilligan working with the children.

We were delighted to have Donna Gilligan, an archaeologist who works with the Heritage Council, working with the children in our school today.
         
Donna spoke to them about how archaeology works, answering many questions.
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Road Safety Officer – Sarah visits the school.

We were delighted to have Sarah from the Road Safety Authority visit the school today.
Sarah worked with all of the classes, reminding them about the important role they have to play in staying safe on our roads.
Three key messages were:

Helmets
Seat … Continue reading

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