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Junior Infant Sports Day

On Friday, 20th May, the Junior Infant boys and girls had great fun on their Sports Day. The weather was nice and dry. The boys and girls played lots of different games in the yards, on the grass and on the all-weather pitch. They had a great day! 

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Senior Infants are enjoying GAA

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Senior Infants are really enjoying learning new hurling skills with Paul from Castleknock GAA club. The children played games last week and this week they enjoyed lots of stations. We look forward to learning more next Thursday!

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Proposed New Secondary School

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PROPOSED NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL

The Dept. of Education has announced that a new Secondary School for Castleknock/Carpenterstown will open in September 2017. The site for the school has not been finalised at this stage. The Dept. of Education & Skills invites expressions of interest from Patron Bodies seeking to take charge of the new school.

Parents who wish to support an application by CEIST (Patron Body for Catholic Second Level Schools) for a co-educational Catholic Secondary School are invited to an Information Meeting next Monday 23rd May at 8.15pmin the Community Centre attached to St Patrick’s Primary School, Diswellstown.  The meeting will last approx. 1 hour. 

For information on the proposed school see http://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2016-Press-Releases/PR2016-04-26.html

For information on CEIST Catholic Patron Body log onto www.ceist.ie

FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL PARENTS

Parents with children in Classes 1st – 5th will be invited to complete an expression of interest form to nominate the patronage options that they would like to see in charge of the new school and submit online or in hard copy. The Department of Education and Skills will consider factors such as parental preferences when deciding on the patronage of the new school.

A link to the expression of interest form (from various patron bodies) will be posted on the school website shortly.

 

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1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

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On Friday the 13th of May, Room 20 went on a 1916 walking tour around town. We left school at around 9:15am and took the No.37 bus to Trinity College.

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At the college we waited for our tour guide, Malachy. When Malachy came he brought us to the Bank of Ireland which used to be the British Parliament.

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Outside was a cannon that was owned by the British and inside, we went into a room and learned about the House of Lords. Afterwards we headed to O’Connell Street and saw the Daniel O’Connell monument.

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On it were bullet holes from the rebellion. We continued on to the GPO and since we got there at 12 we got to see the flag being raised by two soldiers. While it was being raised we sung the national anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann.

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Next we walked to Moore Street and Aoibhinn read out Padraig Pearse’s surrender letter.

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We also read the letter ‘The O’Rahilly’ wrote to his wife before he died. We headed for Dublin Castle, and the Chester Beatty Garden to have lunch and took the No.37 bus back to school.

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Overall the tour was great and having the lovely weather all day was a big bonus!

        by Lauren Woodyatt

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Senior Infants Tour

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Senior Infants had a wonderful day in Newgrange Farm on Monday 16th of May. The children jumped on the bus at 9.15am and made their way down the M50 and N2 towards Newgrange. They sung songs on the bus and spotted lots of animals in fields along the way.

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When they got to the farm, the children fed lambs, petted rabbits, held chicks and kittens, fed goats and made wishes.

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They played in the sand pit, the water area and even helped push a tractor up the hill. They had a brilliant day and were exhausted by the time they got back to school. Here is a video of some of the highlights of the day. We hope you enjoy it! 

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1st Class Sports Day

First Class had a fantastic Sports Day on Friday 13th May! We were so lucky to have such amazing weather! We all had a great day!

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Thank You!

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A huge thank you to all families who donated to our Green schools collecting collection day! Remember think Green...Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!!

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Holy Communion

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Children from 2nd class will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday 14th of May.

We hope it is a very special occasion for the children, their families, their teachers and the parish. 

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May is the month of Mary

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Mary, Queen of May.

May is the month to remember Mary in a special way.

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Although we worship only God the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit, we can also pray to Mary, the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, and to the other saints, asking them to pray for us.

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Children from Ms. Smith Junior Infants class visited the Sacred Space this week, lit a candle and said prayers to Mary at the May altar there.

Infants are all learning the hymn “When Creation was Begun”.

A big thanks to Sharon Stratford who painted a beautiful sign on the wall to mark our School Sacred Space recently.

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Room 17 are busy!

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Third class have been working on projects about Vikings. A lot of hard work was put in by all the boys and girls and we had tons of fun doing it. We have also been planting in the garden as part the Incredible Edibles programme. We planted potatoes, strawberry, carrot, turnip, basil and lettuce. We will continue to look after our fruit and veg until it is time to harvest them in June. We will keep you updated!

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Staff Inservice Day

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No Classes for pupils on Tuesday 7th June 2016.: There will be no classes for pupils on Tuesday 7th June ( day after Bank Holiday) as teachers will be involved in whole school in-service for the implementation of the new Primary Language Curriculum as directed by the Department of Education. Classes will resume as normal on Wednesday 8th June.