Welcome to our new Junior Infants

We welcome our new junior infants and wish them many happy days at school.

JI 2016

 

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Sixth Class End Of Year Mass

Sixth Class had their end of year mass today and many were sad to say goodbye to friends and teachers. We wish them the very best for the future.

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Aistear in the Junior Infants classroom

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First Class Tour to Stone Hall

First class visited Stone Hall Farm for their school tour. A great day was had by all.

 

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Musical Performance by Celia’s Students

The girls attending music lessons with Celia treated the school to a wonderful afternoon of music.

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Goodbye and Thanks Fundraiser

Goodbye and Thanks Fundraiser was organised by 6th Class with help from the Parents Council. Both groups worked extremely hard to make this day a fantastic success. Well Done to all involved.

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3rd Class win National Farm Safety Poster Competition

Congratulations to Third Class  who won the Farm Safety Poster competition organised by thatsfarming.com & Corrib Oil – Promoting Farm Safety in School. They won €250 and received  a plaque from Dan Doonan of Corrib Oil.  Their slogan was 

 Life can change in a glance, it’s not worth taking the chance. 

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Special Olympics participants from our school

Congratulations to Rebekah Keane and Laura Dillane who qualified in the Munster Heat of the Special Olympics.  Rebekah got medals for running, javelin throwing and gymnastics. Laura Dillane  got a medal for running.

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CPS reached the final!!

On  the 8th 0f June and the convent football team was in the The  Cumann na mBunscol Division one final.  The team had won all their matches to reach the final. They were up against Kenmare who have also won all their games. The team  have been training very hard for the past couple of weeks. The team coach, Ms Carmody , has been organizing all the matches. The teams joint captains Kelli McGrath and Nora Keane have been great motivators. The  5th and 6th class  made lovely posters for the game.  There was a supporters bus to take everyone to the game.  Congratulations to Kenmare who beat us – they played a great game. We would like to thank Ms Carmody for her hard work in training us and our supporters who travelled on the day.IMG_1066 IMG_1060 IMG_1057 IMG_1058 IMG_1055 IMG_1051

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Our 2016 School Tour

IMG_4597On the 16th of May fourth fifth and sixth class went on their school tour.  This is an account of what Lily Harte in fourth class thought of the day.

Last Monday the fun began ! It was that time of the year again, our  school tour. The bus departed at 6:00 am. The engine roared up the M50 all the way to Dublin. We stopped off at the Obama Plaza to go to the toilet and get a drink and something to eat to keep us going. Finally we reached the the capital of Ireland, Dublin. The whole bus rushed into McDonalds.  The staff did not know what hit them. When everyone was finished we went to the GPO museum. Everyone got a headset so we could hear what our tour guide was saying. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot of new facts about the 1916.

Then we walked down to a park next to St Patrick’s Cathedral ( the biggest cathedral in Ireland) and waited for my fellow class members.

Next we got on a big yellow bus. This was called The Viking Splashed  Tour. I think our class got the best bus driver. His name was Anto. Anto was hilariously funny. He told us all about Dublin. He even mentioned the Healy Rea’s in the Dail Eireann .We pulled into Charlotte’s Quay. The staff gave us all life jackets and they also added floaters to the sides of the bus .We entered the Grand Canal and Anto showed us where the headquarters of Google were and a famous 5 star hotel called the Marker. Then we disembarked from our lovely yellow and we said goodbye to our new friend Anto.

Next we got on our buses and we drove to Liffey Valley Shopinng Centre.  When we arrived we got into our shopping groups. We had a really fun time shopping.

Finally we got on the bus for the last time and we headed back to Kerry. On the way down we stopped at the Obama Plaza again. A few hours later at 10:50pm we came back to lovely Listowel. I really enjoyed our 2016 school tour.

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Shorts For Summer

IMG_0722 IMG_0714 IMG_0716 IMG_0718As the weather  has been so beautiful everyone in the school  was  allowed to wear shorts instead of tracksuit pants. There was a lot of colour in the school, everyone was overjoyed and soaked in the sun. Lets hope this splendid weather stays for a little longer. Here are some pictures of some children wearing their shorts,hats and sunglasses.

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John B.Keane League

This is a picture of Caitlyn Shine and her team mates Greta Keane, Lily Hillard and Aoibhin McCarthy. After winning the John B. Keane League football competition. The A football team competed on Friday the 3rd of June 2016. Congratulations !IMG_0768

 

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Cumann Na mBunscoil Chiarrai – Peil na gCailiní

The school football team played Scoil Eoin in the league –  Cumann Na mBunscoil Chiarraí – Peil na gCailiní on Friday. The end result was 2-2  2-1 to Listowel. It was a very exciting game with a draw at half time. Well done to the team on their win and for reaching the top of their group. They have won all their matches so far. IMG_1749

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Junior Infants proudly show their community games medals

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Sixth Class make cards for Holy Communion Class

IMG_4533IMG_4526On Friday 13th the whole school assembled in the hall to wish 2nd class a Happy and Holy Communion Day. The girls from 6th Class made card for all the  girls and Ms.  Mulvihill presented each girl with a gift. IMG_4528IMG_4532IMG_4529IMG_4531

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JEP Showcase Day

Junior Entrepreneur Programme Showcase Day at the Malton Hotel

This is our second year participating in Junior Entrepreneur programme showscase Day in Killarney. There was great excitement as the girls travelled from Listowel by bus to Killarney. The world famous dancer Michael Flatley appeared on stage with Jerry Kennelly to congratulate all the students, much to the delight of 6th class.

6th class decided on Hair Flair which consists of beautiful floral hair products. They set up their showcase and sold some of their products to the other participants. They also went around the hall and had a look at the wonderful products that the other schools had made.

Before they went home there was a disco and everyone danced,  including  some of the teachers from other schools. Finally a group photo was taken outside. To read more about JEP click on the link http://www.juniorentrepreneur.ie/

 

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Swiss Teachers visit

Last Week we had teachers and teacher trainers visiting from Switzerland. They visited the Junior Infant classes where they enjoyed seeing how things are done in Ireland and were fascinated with the Irish Language. They also  participated in a Scratch class with 6th and 2nd Class gave them a recital of the tin whistle accompanied by Mrs Brosnan on the accordion. They also visited Nano Nagle School next door and St Michael’s Boys school where teachers exchanged ideas on the use of tablets in schools. IMG_4447 IMG_4446 IMG_4450

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Tech Week

Sixth Class took part in Tech Week  2016 and programmed  squares and triangles using Scratch  programming blocks. Tech Week - Learning to code with ScratchIMG_2337 IMG_2315 (1)

 

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Proclamation Day

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Proclamation written by By Fourth class

Proclamation 2016 Convent Primary Listowel

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The school bands 20th anniversary!

This year is the school band’s 20th  anniversary. Mrs.Brosnan has been running the school band since day 1 and we are very grateful for her dedication to the band. Mrs.Brosnan received a bouquet of flowers from the Parents Council on Tuesday to thank her for running it.We as a school hope to be celebrating lots more of these anniversaries. The staff also had a spimageecial cake made to commemorate the occasion.IMG_0438 IMG_2154

 

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Parents Council Bake Sale and Raffle

image image image image image imageThe Parents Council held a bake sale and raffle on Tuesday  the 15th of March. It was held to raise money for our basketball term and for our gymnastics programme. It was a great day.  A big thank you to the parents from juniors up to second class for providing the wonderful selection of cakes and buns. There was great excitement when the raffle was held. image

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Happy Mothers Day

FullSizeRender (1) IMG_0553 IMG_0559Happy Mothers Day to all the pupils’ moms. Hope you have a great day:) The classes have been busy creating beautiful cards and book marks.

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Sixth class J.E.P. project !

As it appears sixth class are taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Project . Their idea was a lovely cool hair flair.(Which is a hair  clip or boodle a flower on the top).They spent all week making them and will be showcased on Wednesday the 9th of March . They have worked hard and their product is very well done .Wishing the very best of look to sixth class and their product.

PRICE=bobble 8Oc. clips 7Oc

WHERE=sixth class room 4

hope you can make it !!!!

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Confirmation 2016

This year there are 64 candidates for confirmation in  Listowel.  The Confirmation will take place on the 11th of March 2016. There  will be four schools participating in this year’s confirmation . All of the candidates are extremely excited and have been working very hard.  confirmationWe wish all the candidates our best wishes and hope they have a great day!

 

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Open Day

On the 10th of February our school had an open day.We had a great turn out.The school band went out in the yard and played a couple of tunes.Then the kids went into the infant classrooms and played with the toys and played games on the interactive whiteboard. At twenty five past two the kids went to the hall to do gymnastics with Seamus and the sixth class girls.The sixth class girls had great fun helping out with them.We did sculptures and most of them were tricky for some of us.The parents faces were hilarious when we were doing the sculptures they looked really scared. We hope you have an idea of what our school is like and would consider sending your child/children to our school.

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Green Schools

As we take part in Green schools Ireland again this year the theme is National Citizenship Litter and Waste. Sixth class have made projects on some of the nationalities in the school, the projects are displayed on the green schools notice board along with some more information in the school.

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Ceremony of Commitment

On Thursday the 11th of March 2016, the 6th class pupils had their ceremony of committment. It was a great success. The singing was very good with Daisy and Grace  singing Do not be afraid  and Ariceyda  singing Alleluia.

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FOOD DUDES 🍎

On the 12th of February our school started participating in a program called Food Dudes. Food Dudes is a program where for eight days we will try different fruit and vegetables. Then once we try them we will get prizes.

There are episodes to watch  such as We’re the Food Dudes and Stop General Junk’s team from taking away all of the fruit and vegetables of the world. This program is a fun way to get children to try new fruits and vegetables. We hope this program encouragesIMG_0535 IMG_0539 IMG_0537 kids to bring more fruit and vegetables to school. We got food like peppers , oranges , bananas , cucumbers , apples , grapes , carrot sticks and sugar snaps.

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Credit union quiz 2016

IMG_1077On the 29th of January 2016, Convent Primary School took part in the Credit Union quiz. The teams were working very hard and studying most days. 6th class stayed at school to study some days, and all the quiz teams did very well.

Congratulations to fourth  class who came third. On the team was Casey McCormach, Ellie Ava Liston, Mackenzie Mulvihil, and Lily Anna Towmey and their teacher  was Mrs Hennessy. The other teams included Lily Harte, Fiona O’Connor, Bae Stack,

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Halloween Fun Day

The parent’s council organised a Fun Day today to raise much needed funds for football IMG_1571and Gymnastics. A BIG thank you to everyone involved for such a successful day. Many parents baked and arrived at school to give a hand and Seamus Slemon was brilliant at the Disco which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Sixth Class organised games in the hall and in the prefabs and had a variety of Halloween Games. The draw as usual had great appeal and there were some lovely prizes.

 

 

 

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Flags for Schools Initiative

By Aoife O Sullivan and Eve Kennelly

On 8th of October 2015, two soldiers came to our school to  celebrate 100 years of the 1916 rising. Our school band played to welcome the soldiers. The tunes we played were “God Save Ireland” and our National Anthem. The two soldiers talked about the proclamation and presented us with the flag.  They spoke about respecting the flag and how to appreciate our flag.

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We learned about the men and the women who played a role in the 1916 rising.

To read more about the Flags for school initiative click HERE 

 

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Listowel wins Tidy Town Competition.

The Tidy Town’s Committee arrived in the school today with the trophy they received for winning the Tidy Town’s Competition. It takes a huge effort and commitment to win Tidy Towns. Well Done to all involved and especially to the girls who helped with the clean up. Listowel Tidy Towns Win IMG_1462 IMG_1458

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Students wore RED on Friday for Charity

IMG_1387-2On Friday, we took part in a fundraising event for the hospital for sick children in Crumlin. One of our parents, Tena Griffin, is running 20 marathons this year to raise much needed funds.

A big thank you to all the children who wore Red on Friday and gave €2 to support this great cause.

 

 

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Welcome

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new children, especially children from other countries and we welcome the opportunity to learn about their traditions and customs. This week  second class were entertained by the new girl from China who played the traditional Chinese instrument called the ocarina for them. We look forward to hearing more in the future.IMG_0379IMG_0378 (1)

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Welcome to our new Junior Infants

We have two junior infant classes which started last Thursday. We wish all our juniors many happy years in our school. This is Mrs Sheehy’s class. IMG_0307

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Opening and Closing dates for Convent Primary School

School is out!

horray 2Closing Date: Tuesday 30th of June 2015.

School re-opening: Thursday 27th August 2015.summer holidays

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Sports Day!!

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On the 13th of June we had our Sports Day. It was during school hours so everyone from Juniors up to Sixth came to Tanavalla Pitch. Juniors and Seniors ran the 20 metre, 1st class ran the 40 metre, 2nd … Continue reading

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End of Year Mass

6th Class 2015

Sadly on the 25th  of June we will have to say goodbye to 6th class as they are moving on to the secondary school. They are having their end of year mass on the 25th of June at 1pm. They will be singing a lovely song and reading out some poems. I am in 6th class and I will really miss the school. All the teachers have been so nice and kind to us from Juniors all the way up to 6th. If we ever had a problem you could always come to them and they would sort it out for you, you could really trust them. So on behalf of all of 6th class I would like to say thank you to all the teachers. How we have grown during our time at the Convent Primary:).

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JI 2007

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Fun Day

Convent Primary School’s Fun Day took place on the 22nd of June 2015. At the Fun Day there were activities such as doing make-up, nails, hair, face painting, obstacle courses, a skipping challenge, sponge throwing and hook a duck. There was also a raffle and a baking sale.Prices for all of the activities ranged from 10c to €1.The pupils spent all day having fun at the Fun Day and everyone enjoyed it.Thanks to the parents council, Mrs. Murphy and her class for all the great and hard work they put into the Fun Day.

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2nd class First Holy Communion

The second  class first Holy Communion is on 16th May. We wish them all a Happy and Holy Communion. Have a great time from all the girls at Convent Primary Schoolimage

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Communion Cards!!

On the 15th of May the 6th made lovely Communion cards for the 2nd class wishing them a Happy Communion from all the school.  The whole  school came into the hall to give them their Communion cards. After the 6th gave the cards to 2nd class they sang a lovely song. From all the school we wish the 2nd class a lovely Communion Day with great weather!! 🙂image image image image image image

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Standardised Tests are Here!!!!

The standardised tests are here again!! 

The Drumcondra took place on the 12th of May for most classes, but Second haven’t done it yet. Don’t worry though, it’s coming up soon!! The Sigma-T will take place on the 26th and 27th of this month (May). The tests are taken by every class from senior infants to sixth. They’re  basically a test to see how much a certain girl has learnt in a year. 

Good Luck Everyone!!!!! 🙂 🙂

 

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Cyberbullying

On the 7 th of May, Ger Brick came in to talk with 3rd , 4th and 5th class about cyberbullying. It was very interesting. He showed 3rd class the video of Joe’s story. He showed 4th and 5th class the video of Joe’s story and the video of Becky’s story. He also asked a question that took a while to figure out. That question was, what do your toothbrush and your password have in common? The answer was, you do not share your toothbrush with anyone and you do not share your password with anyone. On the following Thursday, he came in and talked with the parents. He talked to the parents about cyberbullying and making sure that the sons and daughters of the parents that came are always safe on the internet.

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Cumann na mBunscol By Aimee and Hannah

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The name of the team we played was Moyderwell National School. The score was 1 goal to 5 goals and 9 points .

Tomorrow the 8-5-15  we are playing a game against the Presentation Tralee and we hope for the best . There are two groups and whoever wins out of each group goes through to the final.    🙂

 

 

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Sixth Class Junior Entrepreneur Project

imageThe sixth class have been working on a Junior  Entrepreneur Project for the last few months. Their idea was postcards and greeting cards of Listowel. We had an open day on the 26th of March. It went very well!! We sold most of our postcards and greeting cards. They were so popular we had to order more and they are on sale now in Flavin’s Bookshop Listowel, Woulfe’s Bookshop, Listowel and they will hopefully be on sale in The Arms Hotel Listowel as well!

We would really appreciate your help in selling our postcards and greeting cards. We have learned a lot from our project and now know how to work in the business industry!

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Sixth Class Confirmation 2015

Sixth Class made their confirmation on the 24th March 2015. Every girl came to the ‘Saint Mary’s Church Listowel’ at 3:30PM.

They made their confirmation alongside the following schools,

  • Scoil Rèalta na Maidine
  • Kilacrim
  • Gael Scoil  &
  • Nano Nagle

There were prayers and hymns and the day turned out great. Bishop Ray Browne was present on the day and said a few words.

Canon Declan was a great in helping practice for the big day.

Everybody was fantastic during the mass and we hope everybody had a great day!!

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2015 School Tour for 4th ,5th and 6th class.

The 2015 school tour for fourth class, fifth class and sixth class will be happening on the 18th of June. The bus will be leaving the school at 7:3o sharp. We will be going straight to Cobh in Cork to go to the Titanic  Experience. After that we will be going to Super Macs to eat. Then we will be going to Fota Wildlife Park on Fota Island. Next we will be going to the Mahon Point Shopping Centre. We will be arriving back at the school around 9:oopm  . This will be a great day for fourth class, fifth class and sixth class!

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Junior Entrepeneur Showcase Day 2015

On the 29th of April 2015, fifth and sixth class went to Killarney. Both classes went for a JEP showcase day.  Over 1000 children were there. While we were there we saw a lot of JEP projects. We were given food and had a disco.We had a dance offbut sadly no one in our school won. We left at 20 past 1 at got back at half past 2. The showcase day was great fun and I hope we do it again.

Madison Carter

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New members of the web committee

The  new members are:

Rebecca Houlihan,

Chalsea Gallagher,

Gabi Tamosauskaite,

Madison Carter

Daisy Walsh

We look forward to reading all the stories  they  have to write about.

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R.S.A.

A member of the R.S.A. came to our school to talk to us about road safety. Safety on the roads is vital. We learned to wear our helmets when cycling, cross the roads at zebra crossings and at traffic lights, wear our seatbelts when in a car etc. She showed us pictures and clips on the whiteboard.

Everyone should be safe on the roads. 

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Tech Week

Last week forth class took part in tech week at school. Some girls  took pictures while using their technology at home. Mrs Hennessy, the forth class teacher took pictures of the girls while they were using the school’s technology. The girls had great fun and learned a lot about technology. We are very happy that we will be doing it again next year.

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First Friday Mass

imageLast Friday the 1st  of May first class hosted the mass. It was lovely! They had some really nice hymns and there were some lovely singers and great speakers. Well done first class!! 

 

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Sixth Class Day in the Convent

Sixth Class spent a day in the Convent Secondary School on the 20th of November last week. We met in the cafeteria and the principal talked to us and put us in our groups. I was in the luminous yellow group. Our leader was Kiera O’Brien. When it was time for us to go, we went to Computers first. We did lots of fun stuff on the computers with the help of the third years. Some of our other classes were history and art.

We all had a great day and can’t wait for September!!!

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Bag and Bun Sale

On Friday the 8th 2015, the Convent Primary School will be having a bag and bun sale. Fourth class and down wards will be baking and all the classes will be bringing in small little bags. Fifth class and sixth class will be helping out by selling the bags and the buns. So far we have some fabulous bags.

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Please Support Our Project

imageThe sixth class Junior Entrepreneur Programme is still running!! Our beautiful post and greeting cards are available in shops around Listowel, namely

  • Woulfe’s Bookshop
  • Flavins Newsagent

We are also trying to get a once of stall in the farmers market to sell our lovely cards. Please support us as we have worked very hard and would really love to see our work pay off. Here is a photo off our beautiful products(!!!):

 

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Eason’s Spelling Bee

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The Eason’s Spelling County Finals was on the 14th of April, 2015. It was held in Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, Tralee. There were 24 students participating and the winner was from Waterville. Towards the end, there were some incredibly difficult words an the students were amazing!! Some of the words were

  • Abysmal
  • Hieroglyphics
  • Tsunami

There were many very intelligent students there and the competition was very stiff!!!! It was a great experience all around!!!!

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Primary School Sports!!

All primary school children from infants to sixth class are very welcome to come long and enjoy an evening of fun at the Primary School Sports. Admission two euro per person.

DATE: TUESDAY 12th OF MAY

TIME: 6:00pm

VENUE: LISTOWEL EMMETS FOOTBALL FIELD

ENTRY: TWO EURO

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Congratulations to sixth class girls for taking part in the national competition

Click on the links below to see what the girls did

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/49714254/

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/49715926/

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/49892632/

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/49866844/

 

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Grandparents Day

The junior classes were 2015-02-101very busy last week as the grandparents were invited to a prayer service lead by Fr Declan. The hall was decorated with the beautiful art work from juniors, seniors first , second and third. Each class was represented during the prayer service. Afterwards the grandparents were treated to songs and poems from the classes involved.

The parents council provided teas and coffee before the service. Thank you Grandparents for attending and making this such a special day for your grandchild.IMG_0180 IMG_0179 IMG_0178 IMG_0170 IMG_0181

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Credit Union Quiz Update

The Credit Union Quiz took place on the 31st of January, 2015. All of our teams worked very hard. Sadly, none of our teams were placed in the top three, but many did quite well. Here are the final names of our 7 teams!!

 

FOURTH

1. Katie, Ella, Megan, Jennifer (Kelly)

2. Aisling (McAuliffe), Aisling (O Carroll), Caitlyn, Emily

FIFTH

1.Saoirse, Aoife, Nora, Eve

2.Gabija, Hannah, Madison, Rosie

SIXTH

1. Niamh, Cliona, Clodagh, Rllen (Godfrey)

2. Siome, Croí, Elise, Regan

3. Veronica, Gosia, Leilani, Ellen (Keane)

 

Congratulations to everyone who took part. The night was so much fun and everyone definitely enjoyed themselves!!!!! A big thank you to the teachers who were involved.

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Confirmation Ceremony of Commitment

Yesconfirmation imageterday sixth class had their Ceremony of Commitment  to take the pledge for their Confirmation. It was beautiful. We sang lovely hymns. We took the pledge to abstain from any intoxicating drink and to never take illegal drugs. Father Brick came to talk to us and he was lovely. He explained the meaning of the word commitment to us and told us how to act in our house and in our school. It was lovely and everyone really enjoyed it. And we cant wait for our Confirmation!! 

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Cumann na mBunscol is back bigger and better!!!!! by Aimee Mason and Elise Harris :)

Cumann na mBunscol is starting in April.  Classes from 4th , 5th and 6th can participate.
We usually travel on a bus to different places and sometimes the teams travel to us .
We generally play against :
St. Oliver’s School, Killarney
Balloonagh Primary, Tralee
Killorglin School,
Presentation Primary, Tralee
Moyderwell Primary, Tralee
Last year we lost in the semi-finals against Balloonagh. This year we are hoping to win and take home the trophy. Our coaches are Mrs Quinn and Mrs Carmody. We have 20 on a panel. We with usually take 5 subs . We play matches during school hours and we travel with our team and coaches. We have blue school jerseys to represent our school team.

Wish us luck !! 🙂

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FAI 5 A Side Futsal By Ava Grimes 6th Class

In the last few years Ms Carmody (the Third Class teacher)  entered us in the FAI 5 A SIDE FUTSAL competition. It was in April  of 2014 at the Dynamos Pitch, Tralee. It was called the Big School Divison. We played Balloonagh Tralee , Mercy  Killarney, Presenation Tralee and St Olivers Killarney.  St Olivers got through to the next round.

This year in 2015 we are entering the FAI FUTSAL again so watch out  all the other teams – we at Convent Primary School are going to win this year 🙂

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Mini 7`s By Hannah Healy 6th class

In the last few years Ms. Carmody, the third class teacher, has entered our school in a Football Tournament called the Mini 7`s. The Mini 7`s is a football tournament  with 7 pupils from each school participating on the pitch. Pupils from 5th and 6th class can enter. It usually starts around April. Our school usually enters 10 pupils ,but only seven pupils play. Usually the teams enter in the first round are:

  • Coolard N.S.
  •  Beale N.S
  •  Killocrim N.S.
  • Duagh  N.S.
  • Listowel C.P.S.

Last year we won all our matches and got to the next round. In the next round we didn`t get through because we didn`t win all of the matches. If you do win all your matches you get to the next round and if you all of those matches you have won the Mini 7`s Tournament.
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But everyone that plays should try out for the team!!

That is our mini 7`s team from last year!!

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School Band plays at International Game

By Regan O Connnor (6th Class)

On  Sunday 25th of January Ireland is playing Scotland in an U16 friendly match. Our school band is playing before the match starts. Mrs Brosnan organised the band to play at the match. Mr Liam Kennedy, who is Pat Kennedy’s brother, asked Mrs Brosnan for the band to play. Pat Kennedy is the main committee person in the soccer club.

The match starts at 12:oopm Tanavalla A.F.C.

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School closed due to Red Alert Weather warning from Met Eireann

Convent Primary Listowel is closed today due to Storm Rachel. Hopefully parents and friends didn’t suffer too  much storm damage. Department of Education advised all schools in Kerry to close today due to the Red Weather Alert from Met Eireann.

School reopens tomorrow as normal.

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Quiz Update

The Fourth Class quiz teams have finally been decided on !! The teams are

  1. Katie, Megan, Ella-Louise and Jennifer (Kelly)
  2. Aisling (McAuliffe), Aisling (O Carroll) Emily and Caitlyn

Good Luck to all the girls on the teams. Here are some questions to get everyone’s brains working!!!

 

  1. Who invented the printing press?
  2. What did curiosity kill?
  3. Finish the saying ‘A stitch in time?’
  4. What is the name for the middle of a storm?
  5. What is the name for the Greek goddess of Agriculture?

Scroll down to get the answers

 

 

1. Johannes Guttenberg

2. The cat

3. Saves nine

4. The Eye

5. Demeter

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Credit Union Quiz

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The Credit Union Quiz has rolled around again and everyone is busy preparing for it. Sixth class have had their teams unofficialy since October, and Fourth Class is very busy testing to look for their teams, as are Fifth. The … Continue reading

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Christmas Holiday Dates

We will be taking our break from school on the 19th of December for Christmas. We will be opening the school again on the 5th of January and we will be closed on the 6th as it is a Holy day. On behalf of the Convent Primary we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!!!!!

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Christmas Cards

Every year our school do a Christmas Draw but since we did a draw for Halloween, this year the whole school will be making Christmas cards. Every student has the opportunity to draw their own Christmasy picture to make their own cards. Their picture will be printed onto proper paper and in the inside there will be a nice message. You can order 10 cards for €8.00 . The Parents Council will be collecting the money and all the funds will go towards our gymnastic program and towards the  school.

 

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Christmas Mass

On Sunday, the 12th of December, the school had a Christmas Mass in the Church. The first reading was read by Victoria (5th) and the psalm was sung by Anna and Eve (4th). The second reading was read as Gaeilge by Clíona (6th) and Hannah (5th) performed the Gospel Acclamation. The prayers of the faithful were read by Chloe (Juniors), Kate (Seniors), Anna-Laoise (1st) Nicola (2nd), Megan (4th), Alisha (5th) and Grace (6th). A solo was sung by Ellen (6th) and Niamh (6th).We sang lots of carols during and after the Mass. The third class acted out the nativity for the Gospel and were excellent. Everyone did an amazing job and tried so hard. Well done to everyone taking part.

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Carol Singing

Carol singing in the town was cancelled due to the bad weather but the day was saved. Parents were invited to the school to hear the children sing. The junior classes performed for the parents in Nano Nagle and the senior classes sang in the school hall. They were accompanied by Ms Mulvihill on the guitar and Mrs Brosnan on the accordian. IMG_0109

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Junior Classes visit Santa in his Grotto at Nano Nagle

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5th and 6th Class participated in the Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Last Week Our school participated in the Hour of Code. Fifth  and sixth class  made animated Christmas cards. Click Here to see their cards.

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A Visit From Santa Claus


On the 4th of December 2014, Santa Claus came to visit our school! The school pupils went in groups.We all sang songs like We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Jingle Bells, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer and You Better Watch Out. The groups that we went in all took individual photos. When we all took the photos, Santa told us to say Santa’s Smelly Boots! A great day was had by all.IMG_0093 IMG_0094

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Sam’s visit

The Sam Maguire Cup came to our school on the 4th of November. Sean Enright and the Kerry phsiotherapist  came with The Sam. The band played some lovely tunes for them out in the front yard. A photographer came to take pictures of the school and The Sam. All the school turned out. We got homework off that night which was a bonus!! We had a great day and we can’t wait for when they win next year 🙂

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Halloween WOW in the Park

On the 24th of October, our school went on a sponsored walk around the town park. The transition year students from the Convent Secondary School gave us plenty of frights along the way :-)!! The Junior and Senior Infants went for a walk, and then they played in the playground for a while. First, Second, Third and Fourth did a scavenger hunt for things around the park, like leaves and acorns. Fifth and Sixth did a treasure hunt. They were given a sheet with clues on it, and they had to figure out the clues and find the letters that in the end spelt “Witch Craft”. After that all the classes went back to the school and a great day was had by all.

By Ella-Louise McGlynn, Fourth Class

 

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WOW a fantastic Success

IMG_0056 IMG_0055 IMG_0054 IMG_0053 IMG_0052Well done to all involved in organising our Witches on Walkabout fundraiser.  A big thank you to the transition year students and parents who helped make it such a fabulous day. We raised €7,050.72. IMG_0077 IMG_0076 IMG_0075 IMG_0074 IMG_0072 IMG_0067 IMG_0066 IMG_0065 IMG_0064IMG_0040IMG_0046 IMG_0045 IMG_0044 IMG_0043 IMG_0039 IMG_0038 IMG_0030 IMG_0032 IMG_0026 IMG_0025 IMG_0023 IMG_0018 IMG_0017 IMG_0015 IMG_0033 IMG_0018 IMG_0051

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Sixth class hold mass!

Sixth class hosted the First Friday Mass on the 10th of October.Our theme for our mass was ” friendship is a gift”.Our opening hymn was Bind Us Together. Juniors sang a lovely song ( they were so cute!) Then we ended the mass with the hymn : Give me Joy in my Heart. I really enjoyed it and I think everyone else did too!

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Our Visit to the Tech

On Wednesday, the 15th of October, the 6th Class went on a trip to the Community College (The Tech). They organised a bus that we took there and back. The Boys School arrived at the same time as us, but … Continue reading

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Witches On Walkabout Information Post

This year for Halloween our school will be having a draw. This draw will help raise funds to help fix our school computers and our interactive whiteboards. The prize for the junior infants classes is a €20.00 Milan voucher. And for the senior classes is a €20.00 Penneys voucher. The closing date to bring in your draw card is 21st of October.

Other than a draw to help raise funds,but our school will be having a sponsored walk around the town park,dressed up in costumes (teachers and students)!!!!!!

Have fun dressing up! (And selling lines)!!!!!

 

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Sixth Class Coding as part of EU Code week

This is European Code Week and Convent Primary are participating by introducing Scratch to  sixth class. They will continue to have a lesson once a week.

We are on the EU Code map 🙂

http://events.codeweek.eu/view/1681/getting-started-with-scratch/

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Students participate in Special Olympics Parade in Limerick

Special OlympicsCongratulations to Kate McNamara, Rebekah Keane and former pupil Anna O’ Keffee who took part in the special olympics parade in Limerick on Friday. The girls are participating in the gymnastics and athletics events in the olympics.

Click HERE  to read all about this wonderful event

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s day was a big success! Everybody took part in either dressing up or playing in the band! Our team this year was Ireland throughout the ages. There was vikings,nuns etc. Our school won a big cup for the most entertaining school, and we earned two plaques for taking part. Everybody got an Easter egg as a reward 🙂IMG_5561 IMG_5500 IMG_5492

 

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Mini 7’s

The school Mini 7’s team consists of Aimee Mason, Hannah Healey, Grace Guiney, Aoife Murphy, Ava Grimes and Cliona Pierse, all from 5th Class, and Sally O Flynn, Kacy Joe, Niamh Canty and Valerie Guiney from 6th Class. Niamh is the team captain. There is a panal of Ten, and seven play at a time. Last Friday, the team played a blitz in in Coolard and won all their matches, They played many other teams, including Coolard. They had another another blitz on Tuesday. Both the blitz’s were supposed to be played on Friday, but due to bad weather, they had to abandon ship,and postpone the match. We got a call at 12:00 to say that they had won their matches so far and were in the final for North Kerry!!! They won the final. Congratulations to all the team!! On Wednesday, they played the Kerry Final. The whole school is extremely proud of the football team.

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What Are You Giving Up For Lent???

Lent is the time when Jesus went into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights to pray. He ate nothing during this time. This is where the idea for Lent came from. God does not expect us to eat nothing, but it is traditional to give up something you like. Here are some tips on how to keep your fast: 

  1. Keep your resolution reasonable. If you don’t think you’ll be able to do it, don’t try!!!!
  2. If you are giving up something like sweets, ask your parents not to buy them. It’s easier to do if you don’t have to resist a temptation.
  3. Try your best, but remember, if you break it, don’t just think ‘Oh, I’ve broken it now, I can’t just keep going like nothing happened.’ You can!!!! It’s better to have a resolution your broke 2 or 3 times than not have a resolution at all!!!!

          Good Luck!!!!!!!!

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St. Patrick’s Day is Coming!!!

Yes, that’s right, St. Paddy’s Day is on it’s way to join us!!!!! St Patrick is Ireland’s patron saint, but his feast day is celebrated all over the world. The band will be playing in the parade, and the rest of the school will be marching too. Also, the Friday before, we will have a Green Day. This is a day where, instead of our school uniform, we will wear Green clothes. I can’t wait!!!!!  Continue reading

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Fifth Class Swimming.

🙂 🙂 🙂 Fifth Class are going Swimming. We are going every Thursday between the 27th February and the 3rd of April (inclusive). We go to Ballybunion Health and Leisure Centre (see Third Class Swimming). There are three instructors, Dermot for the smaller group, Kieran for the middle group and Winnie for the big group. We really love swimming and are delighted to be going again. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Peace Proms!

On Sunday the 9th we went to the INEC to sing. We had a great time! Our 4th and 5th class represented our school. We were singing with a professional orchestra that went to Carneige  Hall. We also sang with a beautiful opera singer, a amazing violinist, bagpipes, a brilliant conductor and some dancers! It was a great day out! We would like to thank everyone who came to support us! If you missed it , it would be worth your while going (if you can) come in 2016! A special thank you to our teachers Mrs Sheehy, Mrs Quinn and Mrs Hennessy for all their hard work. IMG_0193.JPG IMG_0197.JPG

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Our plans for Biodiversity!

The Green School is a committee in our school that supports the environment. There are five people in the committee – Sally, Hannah, Clodagh, Eve, Caitlyn and Hannah ( From fourth to sixth class)

biodiversity200.jpg_Thumbnail0The Green School are now working on their fifth green flag. Click Here to read more about it. This flag is to encourage biodiversity. They are going on a trip to an organic farm to help with the flag. They also set a bird feeder in the school yard to feed birds in this cold weather. A woman called Phyllis is coming to show the classes that you can  grow something anywhere. She is going to make an action plan to grow veggies, plants, herbs etc on the school grounds. From all the vegetables we grow are going towards making a beautiful chutney! They  will also be making a bug hotel for the bugs to sleep in.

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Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!!!!!! Hope Santa brings everything you want and more!!!!!! The school re-opens on the 7th of January, 2014.

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School Mass this Sunday 15th December 2013

School Christmas Mass – St. Mary’s Church – Sunday 15th December  Time 11am

We have been busy practising for the mass – please come and join us to celebrate Christmas. The fourth, fifth and sixth classes will be on the alter, the juniors to third will be singing from the pews, and the third class will be doing ‘The Nativity’. Please come and support us. It will be a mass to remember!!!!!!!!!

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TARGET ACHIEVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE HAVE 150 PHONES!! WE HAVE 150 PHONES!!!

Yes, that’s right. 🙂 We have finally collected the 150 phones we need.  These phones will get us an IPad for the the school. Other things we have recieved from foundations for collecting phones are:

  • The interactive whiteboard in the fifth class classroom. 🙂
  • A defibrillator for the school 🙂

and much more. Keep bringing in your phones, because there are loads of charities who need phones. Thanks to everyone who brought in phone(s). Keep it coming.

 

 

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Health Promoting Schools Committee :-) :-)

The health promoting schools committee was started a number of years ago. The committee this year is Gabija and Nora from Fourth, Elise and Grace from Fifth, and Finola and Fiona from sixth. Last year, the school got a flag for Health Promoting. It is on the flagpole with our fourth green flag. The Health Promoting Schools Committee have started a new award. it is called the Apple Head Award. The class with the highest number of healthy lunches wins the award. The minders in each class room will check all the lunch boxes everyday, and write down if anybody has an unhealthy lunch. This month, the Apple Head Award went to Junior Infants. They were very glad to get it. The Apple Head Award is a big apple with eyes and a mouth. You can even wear it on your head :-)!!!

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Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

 

This year, the shoe boxes our school collected will go to Moldova. Well done to everybody who gave a shoebox. Your shoebox will make a child very happy. The total number of shoe boxes for our school was 144. The total number for Listowel was 3286. If you gave a shoebox, whatever little thing you contributed that you didn’t want, whether it was a Barbie doll or a teddy bear, will be treasured by a child for maybe their whole life. That box you sent may be the only present that child will ever receive. Imagine the delight on their face when they open that box, and find what you have put inside. It’s Christmas for them too, and some of them may not even know it. Thank you to everyone who gave a box.

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This is where the boxes will go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December Assembly

The December Assembly was held on the 2nd of December, just before big lunch. Mrs. Brosnan presented the Assembly and it was started by an advent prayer out of the Childrens Parish Newsletter. More on that later. After that two representatives of the green schools from sixth class presented the Golden Runner Award, to Third Class A for being the class with the highest number of walkers (see the W.O.W article by Ellen Keane.) Well done third!!! The Health Promoting Schools Committee then went forward with a life sized demonstration of the food pyramid. They also started a new award, the Apple Head Award, for the class with the highest number of healthy lunches that month. It was won by Junior Infants. A big well done to the Juniors!!! Next Hannah and Aimee talked about the phones (see another article by Ellen). Keep bringing in the phones!! Nine left!!! Sixth class then closed the Assembly with an amazing version of Wake Me Up as Gaeilge. They even did their own accompaniment!! there was a Flute, a violin, accordion’s, tin whistles and even a piano!!! Well done to everyone who spoke (or performed) at the Assembly. It was brilliant!!

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Third Class Swimming. :-) :-)

A few weeks ago, Third Class went swimming to Ballybunion Health and Leisure Centre. It was a six week programme. The girls were tested to see what group they would be put into. There was three groups: A group for girls who were not yet comfortable in the water, a group for girls who were comfortable in the water but where not yet fully competent, and a group for experienced swimmers. Well done if you made the top group, but if not, don’t worry, you are a step on the road to getting there. The smaller group was run by Dermot and Winnie :-), the middle one by Kieran :-), and the top group was run by Damien :-). A big thank you to all the instructor’s, who gave up valuable time to be there. The girls all had a great time and are very disappointed that its over. 

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Halloween

Two weeks ago our school celebrated Halloween. We dressed up in our Halloween costumes. We played games such as bob apple , flower and raisins and snap apple .We all went to the hall to show the school our Halloween costumes. Some classes had quizes with jokes in them like :

  1. Who did dracula take to the prom?His ghoul friend!
  2. The ghost told the teacher a lie but she didn’t believe him because ……… she could see right through him!
  3. Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road?He didn’t cross the road because he didn’t have the guts!

It was a brilliant Halloween at school!

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The School Shop

The school shop has been open since the start of the school year and was Ms McCarthy’s idea. It is located in a prehab in the BACK yard and is open Monday to Thursday. Its open for juniors to third from 9:15 to 9:30am and fourth to sixth at small break. 🙂

This is the price list:

Red/Blue pen: 40c

Eraser: 40c

Pritt-Stick: €2:30

Refill Pad: €1:00

88page copy: 40c

120page copy: 60c

Sum copy: 45c

Junior pencil:60c

Wrist band €1:50

Pencil: 30c

Ruler: 60c

Sharpener: 60c

Notepad: 80c

Please buy from our shop as all the funds will go to the school. 🙂

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Parish Mission 12th October

Fr Derek Meskell visited the school today to tell the children about the parish mission. He taught them a song Our God is a great big God which they thoroughly enjoyed. Everyone is invited to the mission and the school band will lead the community groups on Sunday 13th.

The mission starts on Saturday at 7pm with a blessing of babies and young children.Parish Mission 2013 mission

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Sixth Class hosts First Friday Mass

The Mass

On Friday the 6th of September,sixth class hosted the Mass.

The theme was New Beginnings. Father O’Connor welcomed everyone including our new Junior Infants. Mrs Brosnan played the keyboard and accordion for our Mass. We prayed for a good year and that everyone would be safe and happy during the year. We designed flowers to symbolise new beginnings and growing together. Those words were Hope,Prayer,Friends,Fun,Learning and Belonging. The Junior Infants sang a song for us near the end and we finished the Mass with the song “He’s Got the Whole Word in his Hands”.

By Sally and Bena 🙂

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Welcome to the new Junior Infants 2013/2014

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First Communion

Congratulations to all the girls who made their first Communion recently.

You all looked beautiful. A special thank you to Mrs O Connor and Ms McCarthy for all their hard work in making the day such a great success. The 6th class girls make fabulous cards and presented them to the girls before the big event.

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Basketball

We are starting basketball in school. Every Wednesday each class will be practicing their basketball skills from here to June. So hopefully by the end of the term every girl in the school will enjoy playing basketball!

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Fruit Fusion!

Each week we will be focusing on a diffferent fruit. Last week we focused on the kiwi and this week we are focusing on grapes. So bring some grapes everyday but remember to eat them!

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School Fun Day

On May 3rd (this Friday) the school is having a fun day. The sixth class will be running it. It will be LOTS of fun. Here are some of the things that you can do: The bake sale, guess the number of sweets, have your nails painted and much more! Just bring some coins 50c ,20c and 10c, no notes if you can help it! School tracksuit to be worn on the day!

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February News

February was a very busy month with a lot of activities taking place.

Junior Infants had the pleasure of Kate our American Student who helped with the Literacy Numeracy and Aistear  programme.

Second class learnt about China and this is the year of the dragon. 

First of February was St Bridget’s day and third class did the first Friday Mass.

Our Open day was on Tuesday the 19th of February and we had great fun preparing for it. We had a French stand, demonstrating the white board and we also showed our Gymnastics, Choir, Band and the Junior Infants singing. A lot of parents came so we are hoping to get a lot of new girls to come to our school 🙂

If you missed it does not matter we still have a great school!

 

 

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Listowel Tidy Towns!

Every day this week Listowel Tidy Towns are meeting  at seven o clock to help clean up Listowel and you can help too! Every day there is a new meeting point. There is a poster up on the front door of the school saying where the Tidy Towns are meeting. You don’t need to bring a litter picker or platic bag. They will supply all  of that. Will you be there?

Here are the meeting points

Monday April 15th
Town Park car park
Tuesday April 16th
College Cross (Near Garage)
Wednesday April 17th
Convent Cross (near car park)
Thursday April 18th
Fitness Centre car park (near Cinema)
Friday April 19th
Carroll’s Yard Car Park
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The Chefs Arrived!

Two chefs came to show every class how to become healthier and make some healthy snacks! They arrived just before the Easter holidays.  So lets start cooking during the holidays!

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100 phones

Our school needs 100 phones.Mrs Quinn is giving no homework as a treat to the person that’s brings the most phones.We need the phones to get €350 off of the defibrillator. So ask every one do they have old phones.:) 🙂

 

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March News

Beal Beo

The Beal Beo was on the 9th of March in the Community College in Listowel. Lots of classes participated in this event. All you do was go inside a room and say a poem, story or have a conversation with someone [in Irish of course!].

St Patrick’s Day

Thank you and well done to all the girls who participated in the St. Patrick’s Day parade with the school or with the band. The school’s parade theme was Céad Míle Fáilte and we could not have done it without everybody’s hard work. Our school won two prizes one for the band and one for the school parade. To thank you for all your hard work you were awarded with an Easter egg and no homework for one night!

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Open Day February 19th

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Grandparents’ Day

Last Thursday we had grandparents’s day at the school. Junior infants to 3rd class took part and each class decorated a part of the school hall as well as having a song prepared for the grandparents.

The afternoon started with a welcoming cup of tea and biscuits. A prayer service was held in the hall and some grandparents had to travel quite a distance to join their grandchildren on this special day.

A special thanks to all the teachers involved who put in tremendous work in organising this wonderful event.

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W.O.W.! 6th Class wins award

Well done to 6th Class who won the golden runner award this week . Also try to walk to school every Wednesday, weather depending! Who will win this week?

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First Friday Mass

Third class are doing the first Friday mass this Friday. Fr. Declan will be there and you can go if you want to. They have been busy making St Bridget Crosses for the mass.

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Listowel Taekwondo Club gives demonstration

By Lisa McCarthy and Shannon Sheehy

On Friday Listowel Taekwondo club came to the hall to show us how to do taekwondo. There were girls and boys from Listowel. There was a girl called Bena  – she is in our class and she is on her black and red stripped belt. She was really good. There was also a past pupil Triona O Donnell who was part of the demonstration and has her black belt.

The coach was very good and he broke four boards with his hands and legs.  In the  group was a boy called David who had a black belt.

They  were demonstrating how to do  solid low kicks and solid high kicks. Then they were showing us how to tackle.It was very good.

They gave us leaflets to see if we wanted to come and join. Most people from 5th class wanted to join !

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Lee Strand Cash for Schools Project

As reported by  Elise Sheehy and Meave Gallagher

We started collecting the tokens in October. As the weeks went by we encouraged all the classes to collect as many tokens as they could. Evereyone started asking neighbours and family to collect for them also. The classes got very competitive. On the 11th January we reached our target of 5000. 

Our school will now receive €500 from Lee Strand. On behalf of the school we would like to thank everyone who collected the tokens.

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Mrs Brosnan’s 2nd Class gets Golden Runner Award

Congratulations to Mrs Brosnan’s second class who achieved a 100% participation in the first WOW (Walk On Wednesday) for 2013.  They received the golden runner award, having narrowly missed it on two previous occasions. Well Done Everyone !

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6th class create an animated Christmas greeting – click on picture to begin

Scratch Project

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Christmas Draw

On Friday the 14th of  December,our school had a Christmas Draw.Everyone in the school got a card.You had a week to sell all your lines.  Well done to all the girls who sold all there lines. Also to the people who won a prize. All the classes sang songs. Both of the 2nd classes did the Nativity.All the classes were brilliant.Well done!.

 

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First Friday Mass

5th class are doing the First Friday mass  on the 7th of December. The whole school will be there. They will be talking about the Advent Wreath, how to make Christmas more special and how to make someone happy. I hope to see you there!

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Junior infants preparing for the season

Miss O’ Connor’s Junior Infants created a wonderful starry Christmas tree.

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The Safer Cycling Course

On Tuesday the 20th of November,5th and 6th did a safer cycling course.

First they got there helmets fitted and got there bikes. They did lots of  training

courses on their  bikes.  One of the courses was limbo on a bike!

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W.O.W

Dont forget to walk to school on Wednesday to earn your class more cubes to win the golden shoe!!!!!!!!!

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The School Band

Today me and Kaci-Jo interviewed 3 girls from 3rd class about the school band. All of the girls had positive feedback. Nora said : I love band it is really fun and the tunes are easy to learn. Ellen said : I think band is really fun and the tunes aren’t too hard. Last but not least Daisy said : Band is fun and the tunes are easy. There will be more interviews being put up so keep watching the website!
By Enya in 5th class.

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Christmas Draw!

Thank you to all the girls who gave two euro for the Christmas draw. All the money that was made is going towards the Chernobyl Childrens Project. Also congratulations to the kelsey in 3rd Calss who won the Santa.  Fiona 5th class

 

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Aistear

Junior Infants are doing the Aistear programme. Aistear  is all about learning through play. They have been doing Aistear since September. They’ re having great fun doing Aistear and they will  be continue throughout the year. 

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Science Week

5th Class were celebrating Science week by bringing in simple science experiments and demonstrating them to the rest of the class. Some of the experiments were Chemical Reaction, Runaway Pepper, Air Compression, Capillary Action, Volcano’s and Loads more. Four Girls went to first class to show their experiments and they really enjoyed it 🙂             By Adrianna !!

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Planting The Primroses

Miss Regan’s class planted beautiful primroses out the front. The Primroses will blossom and  bloom next spring. Keep an eye out next  February and for the next few months to watch  them grow!!  By Enya 5th class.

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Christmas Countdown

On Friday of next week our school band will be performing just before the lights on the Christmas tree will be switched on  in The Square. The band always performs  well so wish them luck and wish them that they will play as well as always!!! 😀

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E-Twinning Project Receives European Quality Label

Congratulations to the girls who received a certificate for doing the E- Twinning project. Well done girls! Last years third class e-twinned with Sweden and Germany . Each school sent 2 pictures of their legend and tried to guess the story of the other school’s legend before the actual legend was revealed to them.  Third class did the story of the Children of Lir (see Here) which they animated using scratch programming. Germany sent us the story of  The Piped Piper of Hamelin and Sweden sent us the story of Stalo and Kauras a legend about a boy and a one-eyed giant. 

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Ceremony Of Light

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Spooky Stories from 4th Class

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Witches On Walkabout!

On wednesday  the  24th  we had a w.o.w day. Witches On Walkabout!.Everybody dressed up and the costumes were amazing.We walked from supervalue  carpark to Mckennas corner and back to the school. Loads of people came out to see us in our costumes.We had loads of fun.

By Adrianna,Enya,Fiona and Kaci-jo.

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W.O.W.

Wednesday the 24th of October was a Witches On Walkabout Day better known as W.O.W. day. Everyone was dressed in great costumes! Even the teachers joined in the fun. The classes made posters for the event. For example they did witches hats, shoes, wands and carried balloons and skeletons and witches!!! All of the posters were beautifully coloured and designed. The classes walked from the Super Value car park to Mckenna’s corner and back up to school. Everyone (including the teachers and S.N.A’s) were in costumes and had a great day!!!!!

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Witches on Walkabout!!

On Wednesday 24th of October we had another W. O. W day,  instead of doing Walk On Wednesday we did Witches On Walkabout. Everybody either dressed up, put on a mask or painted their face! We walked down to Mckennas corner and back up to the school. Loads of people came out to watch our mini parade. There were banners, balloons and posters! It was a wonderful experience!

By Fiona Kelly 5th class

Witches On Walkabout

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New Reporters

Hi my name is Adrianna and I’m  one of the new reporters for the Website!!!!!

We’re are going to be reporting all about what’s going on in the school.

Fiona and I are going to be working on a page for the Health School

Committee And The Green School.

I’m working with Mrs.Walsh, Fiona, Kaci-Jo and Enya 🙂

We will  all really be doing all this….Our names will be displayed  on this page…We are going to be quite a lot on this Page

So thats not the last time you will hear about us 🙂

Thank You…. Adrianna B 🙂

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New Reporters

Hi! My name is Enya. I am in 5th class. I am a new reporter for the site. I will write

something about the school and what is happening. At the moment there is a lot of things

there are healthy lunch boxes, Lee Strand cut outs and Witches on Walkabout. I cant wait

to write  about them!!! I am working with Adrianna, Fiona and Kaci-jo. Keep updated for

interesting new things!!!! by Enya O’Sullivan.     17/10/2012.

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New reporters for school website!

Hi,my name is Fiona I am in fifth class.  I am going to be one of the new writers for the school website! Enya, Kaci-jo and Adrianna are also going to be writing for the school website.

At the minute there are lots of things going on and next  Wednesday  there will be Witches on Walkabout!  We will have lots of stories to tell so come back here every now and then.

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New Reporters

Hi my name is Kaci-jo. I   am a new reporter on the school website!!!

Enya,Fiona,Adrianna and I will be writting to you about what’s being happening around the school.

We will be telling you about what’s been happening in assembly and other events,  so keep

an eye out for new things on the website!!! 🙂

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First Friday Mass

The First Friday mass for October was prepared by Mrs. Murphy’s 6th class. The  theme of the mass was the family. The introduction was read by Rebecca and the readings by Colette and Rachel.  Eire and Shantelle sang the responsorial psalm “Do not be afraid” and Niamh sang the “Alleluia”.

The girls wrote poems based on the family and they were displayed in the hall along with a family tree decorated with painted leaves and family photos.

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Good Luck to the Ladies Senior Football team from all at Convent Primary

Kerry Ladies Senior Football team 2012

Kerry  will be playing Cork in the All Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship Final at Croke  Park this coming Sunday  7th October 2012,We wish them the best of luck.

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Weekly Assembly

Congratulations  to all our winners over the weekend. Olivia sang her winning entry  for the school.

Rebecca was voted Player of the Year by the team’s players – a great achievement – Well Done Rebecca

On a more serious note the principal asked pupils to remember to  cross at the pedestrian crossing and ONLY when the green man is showing and the lights are red. Pupils are not to cross when the orange light is showing.

 

Pupils were reminded to bring their rubblish home and to use the recycling bins at school.

 

 

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Congratulations Olivia on her All Ireland Win

Olivia  won the Under 12 All Ireland Solo Singing at the Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann

Click here to read more about the Fleadh which took place in  Cavan this August.

 

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Welcome to the new Junior Infants

Welcome back everyone and a special welcome to our new junior infants who started yesterday.

We wish them many happy and fruitful years here at the Convent Primary.

 

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Enjoy the holidays

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Third Class used Scratch to create a story of their legend

Click on the link below to see what they created.

 

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/BrendaKerry/2612667

 

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Health Promoting Schools – June 2012

Elaine Mc Carthy, Health Promoting School Officer,  writes what the Health Committee is doing to promote Health in our school

Over the past years we have been doing a lot of work to increase awareness of healthy lifestyles and attitudes.  We have worked mainly in three areas:

  • Healthy eating and nutrition
  • Healthy bodies and active lifestyles
  • Healthy minds and attitudes

These are the main focus of Health Promoting Schools.  We acquired  our Health Promoting Schools FLAG in May of this year and we are arranged an afternoon celebration in the school for the children to celebrate the themes of Health Promoting Schools.  On Friday, the 1st of June, the Health Promoting School Committee invited children and staff to the school hall to celebrate!

There was a wide range of activities for the children to get involved in to celebrate the themes that encapsulate being a Health Promoting School.

1)     Healthy food to sample.  A number of parents/guardians from each class were asked to provide a dish/platter for the celebration and the selection of food that was brought in was astounding!  The aim was to demonstrate that healthy food can be delicious and visually mouth-watering.  Our dishes included quiche, brown bread, sandwiches, jelly, fruit skewers/kebabs, tuna and crackers, home-made chicken nuggets…and much, much more!  There wasn’t a morsel of food left at the end of the afternoon!

2)       Fresh fruit smoothies to taste.  Members of our Parents’ Council gave up their time to come into the school on this afternoon to demonstrate how to make fresh-fruit smoothies.  This are an ideal way for the children to get some (or indeed, all) of their 5-a-day.  The ingredients don’t have to be complicated- we used bananas, kiwis, strawberries, a selection of frozen berries, natural yogurt, juices, honey.

3)        Aerobics with two fitness instructors from our local gym at Listowel Community Centre.  Two local Fitness Instructors voluntarily gave up their time to direct aerobics classes for every class in the school.  Infant classes worked out for 10-15 minutes.  Other classes worked out for up to 25 minutes.  The children loved it and fully felt the benefits of a cardio-workout.

4)         A Quiz based on Health Promoting Schools topics which the children could enter on the day or bring the quiz back to class and return later.

5)       We also set up stations for activities- TWISTER; DON’T FALL DOWN; Skipping; Giant Connect 4; Target practice; Penalty Shoot-out; Swingball; Skittles and MUCH  MUCH  MORE.

6)         The Playground Training Committee assisted in helping younger children to play playground games in the schoolyard for two days this week, as opposed to the normal once a week, to mark the Health Promoting Schools Week.

The children all enjoyed the afternoon of celebrations very much!  We look forward to further celebrations next year!

 

 

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Health Promoting Schools Week

This week is health promoting schools week.

The playground committee will assist classes for 2 days this week.

Our Health Promotion Committee has invited all the classes to the school hall this Friday from 1:10pm.

 

 

 

There will be lots of great things to do and taste.

  • Food Samples
  • Fresh fruit smoothies
  • Aerobics with an instructor from the Community Centre
  • A Quiz which you can enter on the day – either in groups or individually                                                     
  • Activity Stations – TWISTER; DON’T FALL DOWN SKIPPING;  GIANT CONNECT;
  • TARGET PRACTICE; PENALTY SHOOT OUT; SWINGBALL; SKITTLES AND MUCH MORE
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Holy Communion Class 2012

Congratulations to all the girls who made their First Communion last Saturday. You all look beautiful and a big thank you to Mrs Brosnan your Class teacher.

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An unusual visitor to the school in April

There was great excitement one Friday afternoon as Mrs Brosnan

organised for her pet lamb,Cutie Pie, to pay a visit to school.

It brought a whole new take on the nursery rhyme Mary had a little lamb.

 

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Seachtaine Na Gaeilge

Bhí seachtain na gaeilge againn. Bhi trá na gceist agus ceílí ar an Deardaoin. Ar an hAoine bhí lá glas againn. Chaith gach duine eadaí glasa, spéaclaí suaintheas agus rl. Bhí cruinniú sa halla. Rinne gach rang dramaí, daín, amhraín agus rince. Bhí an- spórt ag gach duine. Ar an Satharn, Lá le Padraig, ghlacamar páirt sa pháráid.

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School band getting ready for the St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Parade starts at 12.30 from the Sqaure in Listowel. Pupils walking in the parade or participating are to meet at 12.10 at the Listowel Arms Hotel.

 

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Friendship Week at the school

The school celebrated friendship week from February 27th to  March 2nd. The children bought friendship bracelets to exchange with friends.

Each class reflected on what friendship meant to them.

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Mrs Browne’s Retirement

Mrs Mary Browne retired last week.  Mrs Browne had been in the  school for 32  years. On Monday 27th the parents council made a presentation to Mrs Browne  and thanked her  for all her hard work throughout her  time here. Mrs Browne was in charge of the Green School Committee and was responsible for the school achieving theee Green School flag awards along with her team of helpers. We wish her all the best in her retirement and hope to see her from time to time.

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Credit Union Competition

Enya and Kelly  won prizes in this years Credit Union Art Competition.    

Enya won 1st place in the 8-10year old category at chapter level and a merit at county level.

  Kelly won 3rd  place in the 11-13 year old category at chapter level.

                Well Done Girls!

 

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Grandparents’ Day a huge success

Grandparents Day took place again this year as part of Catholic schools week.

The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2012 was  “Catholic Schools: Faith. Academics. Service.

The theme focuses on three priorities that Catholic schools establish that make them stand out from other educational institutions. Children are taught faith – not just the basics of Christianity, but how to have a relationship with God. Academics, which in Catholic schools are held to very high standards, help each child reach his or her potential. Service, the giving of one’s time and effort to help others, is taught both as an expression of faith and good citizenship. Click here for more details 

Junior Infants to 3rd class were involved in Grandparents’ Day. Invitations were sent out and the preparations began. Each class created beautiful artwork highlighting what grandparents meant to them. Well done to all the teachers who were involved – Ms Regan, Mrs Brosnan, Mrs Dalton, Ms McCarthy,  Mrs Munnelly, Mrs Breen and Ms T. Dalton.  On the day the grandparents attended a prayer service in the hall and Fr. Declan did the blessing of the throats for the feast of St Blaise. Teas and snacks were served and grandparents were invited to the various classes.

 

 

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Third Class learn how to make St Bridget’s Crosses

Third class made St Bridget’s Crosses for Grandparents’ Day and for their  First Friday Mass on Friday where they celebrated the feast of St Bridget and the coming of Spring.

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Carol Singing

Last Tuesday all the classes went carol singing in Listowel. The junior classes sang at the small square while 4th and 5th were stationed outside Garveys. 3rd and 6th sang

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Retirements

Mrs Ann McCarthy and Mrs Noreen Dalton are retiring today.  Mrs Ann McCarthy has been in the  school for 32  years. Mrs Dalton joined the staff  in 2000 having worked previously in Asdee for  14 years.

On Monday the parents council made a presentation to both staff members and thanked them for all their hard work throughout their time here. We wish them all the best in their retirement and hope to see them from time to time.

 

 

 

The staff were invited to Nano Nagle yesterday where Mrs  McCarthy,Mrs Dalton and Mrs Brown were   presented with a bouquet of flowers. Mrs Brown will be retiring at the end of  February 2012.

Mrs McCarthy's Retirement

Mrs Dalton's Retirement

 

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Christmas Draw

A big thank you to the  parents’ council for organising the christmas draw once again. Last Monday all the  children gathered in the  hall to hear who the lucky winners were.

 

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Junior Classes pay a visit to Santa

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Doogle for Google Entries

4th 5th and 6th took part in the Doogle for Google competition recently. Below are some of the entries.

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First Friday mass was organised by 4th Class

Congratulations to 4th class and Mrs Hennessy on the wonderful Mass last Friday. The art work was beautiful and the school choir sang one of their songs. The theme of the mass was Advent and the children were reminded that Jesus was the reason for the season.

 

 

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Green school committee do a walkability audit

On Friday November 25th Angela Wall from an Taisce came to help with the walkability audit. The pupils involved in the green school committee were given pedometers to see how far it was to Supervalu. The purpose of the audit was to establish the dangers involved in walking from the school to Supervalu and to find out the distance involved.  Each pupil had a task to do along the way.

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School celebrates Presentation day on Monday 21st

At assembly the principal announced that it was a special day at the school as it was Presentation Day. The pupils were told the story of Nano Nagle and treated to homework off to mark the  occasion.  Click on the link to read about Nano Nagle.The story of Nano Nagle

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Eucharistic Congress Bell arrives at the school

Dublin is hosting the  50th International Eucharistic Congress in  2012. The Eucharistic Congress Bell is travelling  on pilgrimage around the Kerry Diocese, as part of the preparations for the  Congress.

It arrived at the  school last Friday and all the classes gathered in the  school hall for prayers. A special thanks to Ms. Carmody and sixth class for doing such a wonderful job.  The prayers opened and closed with the Bells of the Angelus and Mrs Ann O Connor provided the music.  Sixth class girls, who will be making their confirmation this school year,  carried the bell into the school.

The aim of the congress is to  deepen the Church’s understanding and appreciation of the gift of the Eucharist by means of a week of prayer, liturgical celebration, talks, discussions and other religious and cultural events. if you would like to know more about the congress click on the following links Diocese of Kerry and Eucharistic Congress 2012

Fifth class are singing The Bells of the Angelus in the video below.

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Mission V Science project

The school has taken part in a virtual 3D pilot project with MissionV and NCTE(National Centre for Technology in Education.  MissionV is a not-for-profit company specialising in game based learning. There are 20 schools involved in the project and each school was given a virtal island to build their science project based on chemistry. Here in Listowel we selected 5th class to participate in the project. The project was linked to science week click here to read more …

It was wonderful to see the girls  getting involved and they achieved  a great deal. Due to some broadband issues  they mostly worked at home. They built the solar system and tested to see if  different items contained starch. Only 3D shapes are available to create items in the virtual  world and scratch programming was introduced to interact with what they had created. Great fun was had by all involved and it was fantastic to see  team work taking place.

A big thank you to Nano Nagle for allowing us to use their computer room. Without their help the project would not have been possible. Our virtual world was hosted live on Tuesday for other participating schools around the country to view.

 

 

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Look who turned 11 on the 11th day of the 11th month in 2011

Happy Birthday Shannnon

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Halloween at school – All for a good cause

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Sixth class pupil receives gold medal at the under 15 All Ireland indoor soccer finals

Congratulations to Dearbhla Canty on her recent win at the community games.

Dearbhla and her team won the under 15 community games  soccer finals held in Athlone.

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Good luck to the Kerry Team tomorrow

       UP  KERRY !

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Convent girls to play camogie at Croke Park

The Feale Gaels under 10  camogie team have been selected to represent Munster at Croke Park next Sunday 11th September. The All Ireland camogie final is taking place and the Feale Gael under 10 camogie team will play against Mayo at half time. We are so proud of the girls and their coach Ms Tina Enright who was teaching at the school last year. We wish them the best of luck for Sunday.  Below are the Convent girls on the under 10 camogie team.

 

 

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Junior Infants Class of 2011/12

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School reopens Monday 29th August 2011

School reopens tomorrow Monday and we wish everyone a warm welcome back.

A special welcome is extended to our new junior infants and we wish them many happy years ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Third class recite their favourite poems

Poems recited by Mary

the spider and the fly The Spider And The Fly

The Rooks The Rooks

The Caterpillar The Caterpillar

fat old witch Fat Old Witch

Poems  recited by Lisa

The First Tooth The First Tooth

since hannah moved away Since Hannah Moved Away

Once there was a snowman Once there was a Snowman

The Sun is Laughing The Sun Is Laughing

Poems recited by Emilija

the biggest firework The Biggest Firework

new shoes New Shoes

in the rain In The Rain

A Letter to Bee A Letter To Bee

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Junior Classes go to Toby World

Toby World tour proved a great success with participation by all.

 

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WE ARE LEAVING.

On Monday the 27th of June, the sixth class will be holding their leaving mass.We would like to give a special thanks to Ms Carmody for organising our mass and making our last few weeks of school fun. We would also like to thank Ms. Prendiville who helped us this year, Ms. Mulvihill, Ms. Neville, Jimmy Hickey, Steve Sparks, Seamus McCarthy, Ceilia Regan and Mrs. Brosnan for involving us in the band. We would like to thank all the other teachers and SNA’s for helping us over the years. You were all a great help. We will always remember our time here.

The Sixth Class.

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School football team win Cumann na mBunscoil Chiarraí Peil na gCailíní league

Congratulatons to  the girls’ football team on their exciting win last Thursday.

Score: Listowel 1-5   Ardfert 1-4

It was a tense and exciting game right up to the final whistle. Listowel took advantage of the strong breeze in the first half and built up a lead of  1-2 with scores coming from Saoirse Kennedy (1-1) and Leah Henry (1 pt ). Ardfert came into the game in the  second half and with 5 minutes remaining the score was 1-5 to 1-4 in Listowel’s favour.

Ardfert  laid seige to the Listowel goals hitting the post on one occasion, but  the Listowel girls held strong led by Dearbhla Canty.

The urban shield was accepted by Captain Saoirse Kennedy. MVP was Leah Henry.

Thanks to their coaches / teachers  Mairead Carmody and Trish Dalton for all their hard work and it was great to see so many supporters and wonderful banners. Convent Primary Football Team

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Sports Day 2011

A big thank you to Mrs Dalton for her hard work in organising the sports day last week and everyone who made it such a successful day.

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School football team to play in Cumann na mBunscoil Final in Tralee

Congratulatons to  the girls’ football team and their coaches Ms Carmody and Mrs P Dalton.  They are through to the finals of  the Cumann na mBunscoil Chiarraí Peil na gCailíní league.

They will play Ardfert at Austin Stacks,  Tralee this coming Wednesday at 4pm. All supporters welcome.

Buses for supporters will leave the school at 3pm .photo of school football team

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Parents help spraypaint new games on the school yard

A big thank you to all the parents who gave up their time to paint spray the games stencils last week. The pupils are really enjoying the new activities in the yard.

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Mini Film Festival at the school

Sinead O Sullivan and Edwina Neilan from the Kerry Film Festival came out to the school as part of their educational programme funded by the arts council.  Last year they gave workshops to local schools.

This year they wanted to create an awareness of the Kerry Film Festival and an awareness of film.

Each class viewed viewed 3 short movies totalling between 5 and 12 minutes. Afterwards they discussed and rated each of them from zero to five stars.

One of the favourites shorts  was  “Whatever turns you on” which was about a homeless man who goes to Harvey Norman to make a purhase !

The Kerry Film Festival takes place from the October 29th   to November 5th , Read more

Kerry Film Festival

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First Communion Class of 2011

Congratulations – you all looked beautiful 🙂  A Special thanks to Mrs Brosnan and Ms McCarthy for all their hard work in preparing the girls. First Communion Class 2011

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