Our Trip to Dublin Castle!

Last week on 16th January, Room 24 took a trip to Dublin Castle. Before we visited the Castle, we had our lunch in the Dubhlinn Gardens. Next, our class got a private tour of the Dublin Castle and the grounds from our lovely tour guide Noreen. Firstly, she brought us to see the underground Powder Tower. Noreen showed us where the Normans would have stored their gunpowder. When we saw, it looked like a small cave. After that, she brought us to see the Chapel Royal, which was directly across from the Powder Tower. The Chapel had many beautiful paintings and sculptures. There was a big fancy organ on the wall of the Chapel. After we left the Chapel we headed over to the State Apartments and we continued on with our tour. We saw Queen Victoria’s tiny chair and St Patrick's Hall where Michael D Higgins got inaugurated last year. One interesting fact that we learned is that blue is Ireland’s National colour, most of us thought it was green! We saw the Throne Room, The Drawing Room and the bedroom that had lots of nice jewellery on show. After we finished the tour, we went to the Chester Beatty library, where we met our new tour guide Jesse. He told us lots of interesting facts about Chester Beatty and all of his collectibles. We ended the trip with a run around at the playground beside St Patrick's Cathedral. All of our class really enjoyed our trip to Dublin Castle. A special thanks to Ms Boland and Ms Steen for organising and bringing us on the trip.

Written by Lucy, Andreea, Rosalyn and Ellen. J!!!smile

A Doctor's Visit to Room 6

We are learning all about the doctor’s surgery in Aistear. Rory’s mam Denise came to visit Room 6 and told us about her job as a nurse in Temple Street Hospital. We were so excited to hear a heart beating using a stethoscope. Denise showed us lots of other things like her uniform, bandages, syringes and how to put on a sling!

Read more: A Doctor's Visit to Room 6

Our Current Newsletter

As part of our ongoing efforts to be a Green School, we make our school newsletter available online only.

You can read the January 2019 issue of the newsletter by clicking here or the picture above.

 

Science in Room 4

Room 4 are learning all about their senses in Science. We took part in experiments like pin tail on the donkey, what’s that sound, what’s that smell and what’s that taste to test our five sense. We had so much fun!

Read more: Science in Room 4

After School Activities

Click the image above to view a list of available after school activities in Scoil Thomáis this term. 

TV Appearance

Huge congratulations and well done to Hugo Turley from Room 27 who was on TV recently.

Hugo and his Mom spoke to news2day about a big operation Hugo had when he was younger.

He and his Mom were very brave and we are very proud of him!

Watch it here:

https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/news2day-30001385/10985103/

Peace Proms Choir Workshop

Before the Christmas holidays our Peace Proms Choir attended a workshop in the National Sports Arena ahead of our concert in the RDS. We will be busy practicing over the next few weeks and can’t wait to give it our all in the RDS on the 2nd of February!

Christmas Carol Service 2018

 

Scoil Thomáis' Christmas Carol Service recently took place in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle. It was a beautiful service and a very special way of celebrating Christmas. 

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Class sang and took part in the service and the pupils in 1st and 2nd class came to watch and join in the singing on Wednesday, 19th of December. The service was repeated on Thursday, 20th of December with many of our parents, pupils and members of the local community in attendance.

The service ran seamlessly and we would like to thank everyone for their participation. 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes performed a number of lovely Christmas carols that they had prepared in school with their teachers. Thank you to the children who played musical instruments for the service as well as the pupils from Room 23 who sang 'Oh Holy Night' with their teacher, Mr Kelly. It was truly a special performance!

We would like to say a big 'thank you' to Ms O'Boyle, who co-ordinated and organised the service from start to finish.

It was a fantastic event!

Room 22 Christmas Decorations

Ms O'Leary's pupils have been busy making beautiful decorations for Christmas.

Great work boys and girls!

Chess Masterclass

Thank you to Úna O'Boyle who visited Scoil Thomáis today to deliver a chess masterclass to some lucky pupils!

Christmas Art Competition 2018

Take a look at the video below to see some of our fantastic Christmas themed art on display in the school hall this week.

Well done to all of the pupils who entered our annual Christmas Art Competition.

As you can see the standard was so high this year so congratulations to the winners and the runners up!

Thank you to Ms O'Leary for organising the competition this year!

Room 23's visit to Clontarf Nursing Home

On Thursday the 13th of December, Room 23, Mr Kelly, Ms Steen, Ms O’Keeffe and I packed up the keyboard, clarinet, guitars and Santa hats and we jumped on a bus. We drove to Clontarf Nursing Home. When we got there, Rimas and I set up the keyboard and the stand and then the children from Room 23 got ready to perform for the residents. They read poems and sang songs accompanied by the wonderful Mr Kelly and fantastic Ms Steen on the keyboard. Mr Kelly sang ‘Oh Holy Night’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. After the performance, we had sweets, crisps and a drink. We spoke to the residents and talked to them about soccer teams and what school was like long ago. We got back on the bus and we sang the whole way back to school. It was a great day.

Ana played 'Christmas Bells' on the keyboard

Hugh played 'The First Nowell' on the keyboard

Rachel, Caitriona, Naoise and Katherine read ‘Advent’ by Patrick Kavanagh

Daria, Erin, Siobhán, Duane, Maanas, Matthew and Conor told the Christmas story.

Roisin, Younis James and Rachel played 'Silent Night' while the class sang.

Cathal read his own poem.

Alan and Dexter read ‘The Present’ by Christy Kenneally

Dylan, Naoise and Caitriona performed Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer while the pupils sang.

Danyal thanked the staff on behalf of the school for allowing us to visit

written by Darragh Boyle

Food Appeal 2018

Thank you so much to all of the families who so generously donated to our St Vincent dePaul food appeal this morning. Because of you many households struggling at the moment will have a brighter Christmas.

Thank you to the Parents' Association for coordinating and organising the appeal. 

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