By Fiona O’ Connor 5th Class
The 5th class made confirmation cards for the sixth class girls. The whole school came to the hall and one by one the fifth class gave out the cards. The principal gave each girl from sixth class a necklace also.
By Fiona O’ Connor 5th Class
The 5th class made confirmation cards for the sixth class girls. The whole school came to the hall and one by one the fifth class gave out the cards. The principal gave each girl from sixth class a necklace also.
On Thursday the 6th of April, we had a Book ‘n Bun Sale as a fundraiser for our school. We also held a raffle. 3rd class to 6th class baked for the bake sale. All the classes brought in books. The books were priced from 20c to 2 euro. After lunch we held the raffle. There were 15 prizes including Easter Eggs, chocolate bunnies, cakes and buns. One of the winners was our principal Ms. Mulvihill. Some of the parents of pupils came in to help out. We would all like to give a huge thank you to the Parent’s Council, who handled the money and priced the books. Also a big thank you to the pupils and parents who baked.
By Megan and Eve
Every Monday and Thursday we go over to Senior Infants to read them a book of their choice. We go over from 12:15 to 12:30. Each girl from Seniors sits with a girl from our class and they read to them. After we have read them the story, they have to fill out a sheet about the book. It would say things like, “what was the name of the book?” “Where was it set?” “Give a summary” and they would also have to rate it out of five stars. A different group goes over every week. There are five groups.
Over in their classroom they set up blankets and cushions for us to sit down on and read to them. This is benificial for the children and it is also fun for us.
By Laura Purcell and Lauren Shine
On the 8th of February 2017 , we had our Ceremony of Commitment in St. Mary’s Church Listowel at 8pm. There were 4 schools: Killocrim, Scoil Réalta Na Maidine, the Gaelscoil, our school and one girl from Coolard. All the schools had a part to do in the ceremony, there were a few girls singing, reading and holding up the letters of CONFIRMATION. Elma Walsh came to speak to us about life and that we should appreciate it . She spoke to us about her son, the late Donal Walsh,who had cancer three times . Unfortunately he died the third time he got cancer, but he wanted young people to understand that he was dying and had no choice. It upset him that young people who were going through troubled times could not see any value in their own lives.They think they have no choice but there is help out there. It was very inspiring. Sr. Aileen Murphy was also speaking to us. Sr. Consolata played the keyboard , Rev. Sean lead us in the singing .We got a wristband with Donal’s quote on it and a bookmark in memory of Donal from Elma Walsh .
We are now very excited for our Confirmation day on the 28th of April.
We do French with Ms Regan.She comes every Tuesday at 12:00 while Mrs.Murphy goes up to 1st class.She has taught us so much like the colours, types of food, the alphabet and the numbers in French. She starts off the lesson by teaching us new French words. She also plays loads of fun games. Our favourite game is when someone has a word in French and we have to guess what it is.Sometimes she gives us sheets which we have to colour in.Here are some French phrases we have learned.”Salut” and ”au revoir” they both mean goodbye, you would say salut if you were saying goodbye to a friend and ”au revoir ”to any other person.We have also learned ”ca va”? which means how are you? And you reply ”ca va bien merci”!We hope when we go onto secondary school our French vocabulary will be better.Au revoir!
By Hannah,Kerrie and Stephanie.
By Aisling McAuliffe
Kieran Moloney and a group of other people raised money to build a school in Tanzania. He approached the 6th class and asked if a few girls in the class could do a project that showed what a day in an Irish school would be like. He will be going to Tanzania on the 9th of March and he will show the 6th class project to the staff and pupils of the Tanzanian school. On his return he will show us pictures of the Tanzanian school and tell us what it was like. We are looking forward to his return and hearing about his journey to the Tanzanian school.
Aisling O Carroll and Isobelle Enright
Spring is one of the best seasons of the year, it is like the earth is starting to come to life . Everywhere you go, you see buds appearing on trees, flowers starting to bloom and young animals running around. In spring the clock goes foward one hour giving us longer evenings. In spring there is a lot of rain, this is because we need rain to nourish the flowers and make them grow. We have noticed the flowers in our school are starting to bloom. There are many flowers in our school but we have noticed that the purple and yellow crocuses and the daffodils have already started to bloom. Spring is a wonderful time, the days get longer and the evenings get brighter. We really love spring. Pancake Tuesday is coming up on the 28th of February and the following day is Ash Wednesday.
Our 6th class students participate in basketball with Mrs. Dalton every Friday or Monday afternoon .On rainy days we do basketball in our school hall and when it`s dry we do it outside. We haven`t started doing matches yet but we do fitness exercises for example: burpies, push ups, jumping jacks and squats.We are now concentrating on basketball skills. For example: chest passes , dribbling etc and shooting. Then we do races while dribbling the ball, the losing team has to do one lap or do ten sit-ups. We enjoy playing basketball in our school and most importantly it improves our fitness and increases our physical activity.
Every year, we enter a pupil from the school into the annual Eason Spelling Bee. There is a competition between 5th and 6th class to decide who represents the school. The final three pupils were Ella-Louise and Caitlyn from 6th and Fiona from 5th. The last two remaining were Fiona and Ella-Louise. Fiona’s final word was “ imperceptible” and Ella-Louise’s final word was “instinct”. Ella-Louise from 6th class is the pupil representing Presentation Primary School Listowel in the Kerry Eason Spelling Bee 2017.
The Kerry final is on in the CBS Primary School in Tralee on the 21st of March.
Sixth Class have their own blog pages and they will be publishing their work in the next few weeks. We are looking forward to reading what they have to say.
Christmas Draw took place on Friday 16th in the school hall. We thank all the sponsors for their generous donations and to all the students who succeeded and those who tried to fill their cards. This draw is a vital part of school fundraising and the money goes to providing gymnastics for students in the school. Well Done to the Parent’s Council for their hard work and to the teachers and students for the amazing performances they entertained us with on the day.
As we are a Presentation school, there is no school on the 8th of December [Thursday]. There is also no school on Monday [12th of December] as the teachers have a course day.
Every year, the pupils of our school put together shoe boxes of little gifts for children in poor countries.
There are different age groups, 2-6 years , 7-9 years and 10-13 years for both boys and girls in the three age groups. It was a great success this year. Well Done to all who donated a shoe box.
On the 27th of October, girls from 1st, 5th and 6th made some sweet treats for the Halloween bake sale, raffle and disco on Friday the 28th of October. Rebekah, Kiera, Laura and Kelsey from 6th, Laura from 5th and Ellie from 1st made some chocolate apples to sell in the bake sale. Kelsey in 6th also made some marshmallow hats for the bake sale.
We read Peter Pan a few weeks ago in our class. The next day Tinker Bell left us a tiny letter filled with fairy dust and asked us to build her a castle. She also told us her favourite colour was purple so we decided to paint her castle purple. We made our castle out of recycled cardboard boxes. We think we did a pretty good job!
Senior Infants A learned all about how a tiny popcorn kernel turns into yummy popcorn. We had great fun learning about it but even more fun eating it!
An introduction to Animation with sixth class
As part of our Aistear theme for the month of October, vet Susan Quilter very kindly came to visit. She told us all about what she does when an owner brings a pet to her veterinary surgery. She showed us how to perform a check up on a dog and how to splint a broken bone. We have since been practising this in our own veterinary surgery. Some of the girls brought pictures of their pets and Vet Susan explained to them how they should feed them and take care of them. We would like to say a huge thank you to Vet Susan for visiting!
Last Thursday on the 20th of October Brian Sweeney and Niall Collins from the Kerry Minors came to the school with the Tommy Markham Cup. They won the All Ireland Finals against Tipperary . Kerry’s score was 4 goals and 14 points and Tipperary had 6 points. We got no homework that night. Brian’s sister Aoife and his cousin Aisling were in the photo.
For the month of October Senior Infants A have been taking part in Aistear. Our theme for this month is the Vet. We have been very busy running our veterinary surgery. Our areas include the role-play veterinary surgery, the construction area where we build cages for animals of all shapes and sizes, the sand pit where we fill prescriptions for sick pets, the dog groomers we get the pets all shiny and clean, the farm where the vet visits the sick animals and finally the small village. We have learned lots of new words and have picked up some great tips about how to take care of animals.
The 6th class of our school have started French with Ms. Regan. We have French every Tuesday at 12:00. We have learned how to say “What is your name?” , “Hello” , “Goodbye” “How are you” and “How many brothers and sisters do you have?”. We have also learned how to count up to thirteen.We play French bingo as well. The whole class really enjoy it. While Ms. Regan is teaching us French, the 6th class teacher, Mrs. Murphy is playing games with the 1st class.
Today the 13th of October , Eamonn Andrews came to our school and took photos of whoever wanted them. We were given forms and whoever wanted their picture taken they signed the forms and handed them in. You could either take your photo with your siblings or on your own. In a few days we will get our photos back and you can choose to purcase it if you like it or if you don’t like it you don’t have to purchase it . Everyone looked stunning today and I am sure they will like their photos.
Don’t forget next week our class photos will be taken . Full uniform!
We are doing reading buddies with senior infants. Reading Buddies is when older kids help the younger ones with their reading. It is not only beneficial for the smaller kids, it gives the older kids a sense of responsibility. At the moment we plan to do this programme three times a week. We hope the young children benefit from the programme and get to know the older kids and to learn to enjoy reading.
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.
First class visited Stone Hall Farm for their school tour. A great day was had by all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As 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.
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 !
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.
On 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.
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/
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.
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 special cake made to commemorate the occasion.
The 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.
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 !!!!
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. We wish all the candidates our best wishes and hope they have a great 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.
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.
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.
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 encourages kids to bring more fruit and vegetables to school. We got food like peppers , oranges , bananas , cucumbers , apples , grapes , carrot sticks and sugar snaps.
On 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,
The parent’s council organised a Fun Day today to raise much needed funds for football and 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.
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.
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
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.
A big thank you to all the children who wore Red on Friday and gave €2 to support this great cause.
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.
School is out!
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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
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:).
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.
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!! 🙂
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. 🙂
The 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!
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,
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!!
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!
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.
The new members are:
We look forward to reading all the stories they have to write about.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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(!!!):
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
There were many very intelligent students there and the competition was very stiff!!!! It was a great experience all around!!!!
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
VENUE: LISTOWEL EMMETS FOOTBALL FIELD
ENTRY: TWO EURO
Click on the links below to see what the girls did
The junior classes were very 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 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!!
1. Katie, Ella, Megan, Jennifer (Kelly)
2. Aisling (McAuliffe), Aisling (O Carroll), Caitlyn, Emily
1.Saoirse, Aoife, Nora, Eve
2.Gabija, Hannah, Madison, Rosie
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.
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Yesterday 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!!
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
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 !! 🙂
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 🙂
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:
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.
But everyone that plays should try out for the team!!
That is our mini 7`s team from last year!!
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.
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.
The Fourth Class quiz teams have finally been decided on !! The teams are
Good Luck to all the girls on the teams. Here are some questions to get everyone’s brains working!!!
Scroll down to get the answers
1. Johannes Guttenberg
2. The cat
3. Saves nine
4. The Eye
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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
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!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 🙂
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
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!
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
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)!!!!!
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 🙂
Congratulations 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
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 🙂
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.
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:
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
🙂 🙂 🙂 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. 🙂 🙂 🙂
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.
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)
The 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.
Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!!!!!! Hope Santa brings everything you want and more!!!!!! The school re-opens on the 7th of January, 2014.
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!!!!!!!!!
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:
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.
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 :-)!!!
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.
This is where the boxes will go.
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!!
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.
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 :
It was a brilliant Halloween at school!
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. 🙂
Red/Blue pen: 40c
Refill Pad: €1:00
88page copy: 40c
120page copy: 60c
Sum copy: 45c
Wrist band €1:50
Please buy from our shop as all the funds will go to the school. 🙂
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 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 🙂
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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.:) 🙂
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!].
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!
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.
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?
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.
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 !
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.
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 !
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!.
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!
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!
Dont forget to walk to school on Wednesday to earn your class more cubes to win the golden shoe!!!!!!!!!
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.
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
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.
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 !!
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!!! 😀
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.
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.
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!!!!!
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
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 🙂
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.
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.
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!!! 🙂
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.
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.
Click on the link below to see what they created.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grandparents Day took place again this year as part of Catholic schools week.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
4th 5th and 6th took part in the Doogle for Google competition recently. Below are some of the entries.