Happy Holidays!!

Looking through the blog, we are reminded of the busy, yet exciting year that we had here at Scoil Mhuire. From commemorating 1916 to raising our 6th Green Flag. From winning our awards for Science and Technology to the turning of the sod. From welcoming in the builders to bidding farewell to our Sixth Class girls – it has certainly been a year to remember.

We closed the doors on some very empty halls today and handed our building over to the builders for the summer. We hope to keep you updated through the blog on the progress that is being made. In the mean time – enjoy your summer and thank you for making this academic year a wonderful one.

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Another Busy Day!!

St Vincent de Paul received a cheque for €200 from daltaí Scoil Mhuire. The donation was the profits from our cake sale of this year’s and St. Vincent de Paul were delighted to receive such a generous gift.

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Today the boys of 1st class were presented with their certs and some goodies as a little goodbye treat before they head into the next stage of their education adventure! We will miss you all!

Ms. Cantwell’s class created some lovely pieces of art including gifts for Father’s Day and Dream Catchers to keep any of those nasty dreams at bay!

The Green Team had one more job to do before they retire for the summer – they had to pick the delicious greens that they have been busy cultivating all year.

 

Excursion to Ericsson

*****Breaking News from reporters Alice and Esra*****

On Tuesday all of 6th Class went to Ericsson in Athlone. First we listened to a talk about Ericsson in the Lecture Theatre. They have companies all over the world. We were then served a delicious lunch in the canteen. After lunch we were put into three groups. We saw a film about technology in the home of the future and we had to imagine what schools might be like. Some people had very interesting ideas. We were also shown all around the company and even had a live chat on T.V. with someone in Sweden!

Ericsson is a cool company and I hope to work somewhere like it in the future.

Editor’s Note: Ericsson is a Swedish multinational corporation that provides communication technology and services. The company offers services, software and infrastructure in information and communications technology (ICT) for telecommunications operators, traditional telecommunications and Internet Protocol (IP) networking equipment, mobile and fixed broadband, operations and business support services, cable television, IPTV, video systems, and an extensive services operation. Ericsson had 35% market share in the 2G/3G/4G mobile network infrastructure market in 2012.[3]

The company was founded in 1876 by Lars Magnus Ericsson; as of 2016 it is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The company employs around 110,000 people and operates in around 180 countries.Ericsson holds over 37,000 granted patents as of May 2015, including many in wireless communications.

Books, Dolls and lots of Prizes

Junior Infants had very special authors come and read their own work to them in the park. 3rd Class boys from Mr. McCann’s (Scoil Bhríde) presented and read their own books to Junior Infants in the park. Both classes thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Ms Daly’s 3rd class received a certificate from Tullamore Library for taking part in the
Read Anything Anytime Anywhere programme they ran this year. The girls had a great time taking part in this project.

1st class finally have their ‘Bendy Dolls’ dressed and ready for display! Now we just need to name them! We also hope you like our ‘Blow Creatures’ that we created with no brushes, just straws and imagination!

6th class student Eva had a very busy weekend at the Ferbane Feis Ceoil coming away with a plethora of prizes for singing, playing the cello, grúpa ceoil and much more. Well done Eva.

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