Another busy week has drawn to a close and the students are most likely exhausted! Ms. Fahy’s 4th Class spent an adventurous time in Tullamore Library on Tuesday marking Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. If you have a Roald Dahl fan in your house http://www.roalddahl.com is a website packed with plenty of ideas including reading lists, quizzes and games.
Meanwhile football training kicked off at lunchtime with a great gang of pupils showing off their skills – so we can expect an exciting year ahead on the football field.
Computer Club is up and running again with 1st and 6th getting stuck into learning all about how to code. The pupils really enjoy creating their very own games using Scratch – and this coding package is free to download through http://www.scratch.mit.edu.
Ms. McCormack’s Junior Infants showed off their artistic talent with some beautiful self portraits and great use of colour in their name. While Ms.Cantwell’s Senior Infants are now seasoned professionals when it comes to art classes!
Today Ms. Murray’s 6th Class took part in Culture Night (albeit at 11am this morning) 2016 by experiencing some early animation with Zoetrope by Caroline Conway in Tullamore’s Community Arts Centre. The girls had a super time and thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the movement exercises.
Just another great week here at Soil Mhuire!!
Autumn is truly here – but this rainy/ windy weather isn’t dampening our artistic spirit. Ms. Martin’s students sequenced pictures from their big book ‘Once There Were Giants’.
The students designed new shoes to help them remember their poem!
The Native Americans carved wooden poles that represented friendship, family and stories. Sixth Class studied all about the many tribes in North America over the past fortnight and were inspired by these beautiful artifacts.
Ms. Lee’s Junior Infants did a superb job of painting self portraits – can you spot your child’s picture??
Self Portraits in Ms. Lee’s
Over a week into school life and it is like we never left! Everyone is happy to be back into a routine and the students of Scoil Mhuire are delighted to see their friends after a long summer apart. Our junior infants are settling in well and for a little peak into their first few days in “Big School” here is a look at Ms. McCormack’s class.
Junior infants will be remaining in school until 2pm tomorrow – so expect tired children when they get home!
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.
Well done to all the students who made a valiant effort to attend school every day this year. Some only missed one day and we are very proud of all of you. Well done…..now enjoy the holidays!!!
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.
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.
The infant classes (and teachers!!) enjoyed a Teddy Bears Picnic this week. The weather played it’s part and everyone and every teddy had a wonderful time! Here are some photos of the fun that was had!