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Enrolment for Junior Infants 2018

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Enrolment for Junior Infants September 2018 will take place on Monday 22nd JanuaryTuesday 23rd January, and Wednesday 24th January 2018 between 9.15am and 10.30am in the school. 

Children who are due to start school in September 2017 must be aged 4 by the 30th of April 2018 as per current enrolment policy which can be found here.

On the day, please bring original:

- Child's Birth Certificate

- Child's Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)

- Child's PPS Number

- A recent utility bill and one other listed document as proof of residence (mobile phone/waste bills are not accepted)

Parents must come in person to enrol their child. Applications for Junior Infant enrolment will be dealt with strictly in accordance with Scoil Thomáis enrolment policy for 2018.

1st Class made Beautiful Cribs

Room 10 really enjoyed making Christmas Cribs this week. The children created beautiful Nativity scenes and had lots of fun making them. 


Room 18 visit the National Gallery

On Thursday 14th December our class went on a school tour to the National Gallery. Everyone was really excited about it! First, when we got there, we put our bags into a huge drawer, which was really cool! The gallery was huge! A woman called Mags guided us around the gallery. She showed us some wonderful art pieces. First, we saw a rather strange painting called “Morning in the City”, which was a painting of a town. There were many busy people on the streets, but you could not see their faces clearly. Secondly, she brought us to a beautiful painting by Claude Monet, which was a painting of the sea with a boat floating on the water. To the right of the sea were trees which had many beautiful colours, such as orange and green. We also were showed paintings by Jack B. Yeats and Caravaggio, as well as an amazing stained glass window by Harry Clarke and a magnificent new wooden sculpture recently added to the gallery after it was refurbished.

After our trip to the gallery, we made our way to St. Stephen’s Green. We had a little walk and we played in the playground for a few minutes, it was really fun. Then, on our way to the bus stop, we saw the Mansion House, and we got to see the live crib. There were two sheep, a donkey and a goat. We got to pet them, and they were really cute. Then, we got the bus back home from Dawson Street.

We had an amazing time, and we are all very grateful for our day out. Thank you to Mr. Doherty for arranging this trip. Ms O’Sullivan who came along with us to help out and the parents of some children in our class who helped out too.

Christmas Art Competition Entries

We hope you enjoy a selection of our students wonderful work!

Scratch in Room 17

The pupils in Mr Ryan's 3rd Class have spent the last few weeks working on creating stories using Scratch. They planned which backdrops and sprites they were going to use in their stories and, working in pairs, spent time creating them using the school laptops. They included sounds and motion in their projects too. When the pupils were finished their stories, they showcased their projects for their classmates in the computer room. Great work boys and girls!

Making Cribs in Room 7

The boys and girls in Room 7 have been making beautiful cribs in the run up to Christmas. They used recycled cereal boxes, crepe paper, cotton wool and other materials to decorate the cribs.

The children can bring their cribs to any of the masses in St Thomas the Apostle Church this weekend (the 3rd weekend of Advent) to have them blessed. Lovely work - well done boys and girls!

Food Appeal

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. 

The Tragic Fate of Christmas!


Santa wants to deliver his presents....but there's just one problem! Read on to find out more!

We hope you enjoy the Christmas comic book we have created.

by Asher Oziegbe, Ciaran McLoone, & Jason Omodayo in Room 20. 

A Special Visit to Scoil Thomáis


Thank you to Ms Egan who was involved in coordinating the visit, as well as Ms Lenihan who acted as MC for Ciarán's visit in the school hall.

Many thanks to our teachers - Ms Fitzgerald, Mr J. Gurhy, Mr N.Gurhy, Mr O'Mahony, and Mr Ryan - who work with our pupils to develop GAA skills in the school.


‘Great Global Citizens’ projects in 5th Class

The pupils in 5th Class recently took part in a project on global citizenship, learning about what it means to be a good citizen for the world. Working alone or in groups, the children chose someone whom they admired and described what he/she had done to make the world a better place. The variety of figures chosen was very interesting, including politicians, activists, musicians and ordinary people who stood up for themselves and others in difficult situations.

Well done to all the pupils for their excellent work on these projects, and a special congratulations to the overall winners of the competition; Sheila, Amélie and Robyn in Room 18, Sarah, Goda and Charlie from Room 19, and Ciaran, Áine and Charlotte in Room 20.

Thanks also to Jennifer and Lauren from Trócaire who visited the 5th Classes to tell them about Trócaire’s work to improve the lives of people less fortunate than us.

Read more: ‘Great Global Citizens’ projects in 5th Class

Lego WeDo in Room 19

We tried out the new Lego© WeDo kits in Room 19 this week. Lego© WeDo is a fun way of learning about engineering and coding.

First, we split into groups and worked together to build racing cars. Then, we had to connect the motors to the iPad app and programme them to move. We had quite a few ‘technical difficulties’ that required a bit of patience to solve, but we got there in the end!

We then investigated some of the factors that influence the speed of the car - by using different sized wheels, changing the power of the motor, and adding a weight to the car. We looked at some pictures of fast cars like Lamborghinis to see if we could spot some of those features.

We learned a lot working with the Lego© kits, and we can’t wait to use them in class again!


Intel Mini-Scientist Exhibition 2017

On Thursday 16th November, three classes from Scoil Thomáis participated in the Intel Mini-Scientist Exhibition which took place in the school hall. Mr Doherty's, Mr. O’Connor’s, Ms. Flynn’s and Ms. Glynn’s 5th Classes worked extremely hard both at home and in school over the past few weeks preparing for the event.

All the boys and girls as well as their teachers were very proud of their final projects and displays. Intel, who judged the event, provided a goody bag and certificate to every student. All the visiting classes and Intel judges were blown away with the standard of work.

Congratulations to everyone who took part, but especially to Aoife Kenny, Hannah De Leon and Rebecca Tansey, from Ms.Flynn and Ms.Glynn’s class who won first prize with their project ‘Ready, Set, Grow’. Congratulations also to Conor Hughes, Michael Kelly and Ryan Habibi, from Mr.Doherty’s class, who won second prize and to Claudia Hanrahan and Robyn Reilly, also from Mr.Doherty’s class, who won Third place.

Aoife, Hannah and Rebecca now go on to represent Scoil Thomáis in the Mini Scientist Regional Finals which will be held on December 8th in IT Blanchardstown. Wishing them the best of luck!

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