Student Teacher Basketball Match
The annual Teacher/Student Basketball match was held on Thursday 22nd of June. Well done to Kelly’s Kangaroos who took home the cup after well fought final against Gurhy’s Gazelles. Fitzgerald's Flamingoes and Ryan's Roosters deserve an honourable mention too! Many thanks to all the referees, score keepers, time keepers and of course to all who supported the teams.
Dublin 15 GAA Blitz for Girls
The girl’s GAA senior team of Scoil Thomáis did very well at Dublin 15 Blitz today. They worked very hard and all players did their very best. The Blitz was organised by Mary Mother of Hope, Littlepace and all matches were played on their pitches. We played Ladyswell, Mary Mother of Hope, Scoil Oilibhéir and Castaheany Educate together. Lots of goals and points were scored by a variety of players. Our best score line was Scoil Thomáis 3-14 to 1 point. Lots of sun-cream and water was needed on the day as well as a snack break with some ice-cream to cool us all down! Well done to all the girls who played today and thank you to the teachers who came with us. Thank you also to parents and supporters who turned up on the day, particularly our 3rd class supporters and reporters!
Written by 3rd Class reporters Amy B, Lily, Lucy, Aideen and Amy S.
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Scoil Thomáis Chess Tournament 2017
After eight exciting weeks, the Scoil Thomáis Chess Tournament ended with an outstanding final between Arnas Birbalas and Patrick Langan. For both players it was an amazing achievement to reach the final as the number of entrants was higher than ever before. The match itself was intense but, after some canny thinking and great moves, Arnas emerged the winner and received the tournament trophy. Each of the year group finalists were presented with medals for their hard work. All winners from each year participated in a master class with chess master and teacher, Úna O’Boyle. Thanks to teachers Ms Steen and Ms Farragher and to students Michelle Pemberton, Conor Martin and Fiachra Barry for putting so much time into organising and overseeing the event. Congratulations to everyone who participated and we look forward to next year’s tournament.
~ written by Michelle Pemberton
Google Trip – Room 26
On the 14th of June our class went to the Google European HQ in Grand Canal Dock. We had to get two trains to get there. When we got to Google we were greeted by Jennifer Kelly (Grace’s Mom). She gave us guest passes so people would know we were visiting. We took an elevator up to the 11th floor and they let us admire the view of Dublin for a few minutes. Jen gave us an introduction about Google and shared some interesting facts. In 2016, 420,000 oranges were consumed in the Dublin offices.
The class was then split into two groups and got a well guided tour of the buildings. We went on the Hyperlink Bridge that joined the three Google buildings. We got our picture taken in the auditorium where they hold big events. Then our class went back to the 11th floor and the leader of the Google security team came to talk with us. Alex the Alligator came to say hi and make sure we had our badges. Next we met two engineers who told us how they got into engineering and how we should work hard at our maths.
After that the class had lunch which included chicken, chips, sliders, fruit salad and fruit juices. For dessert we had doughnuts which we hung on a special wall! After lunch there were some questions on the board for Mr Freeman. We each were given a ‘goodie bag’ with some Google merchandise. We were exhausted on the train back to school but really enjoyed the day. We want to say a special thanks to Jen for inviting us to visit and organising such a fun day.
By Enya, Charlie and Oisín
First Class Tour 2017 to Tayto Park
Pupils in First Class had an exciting trip to Tayto Park for their school tour. We had a fantastic tour guide called Lauren who told us lots about the animals. We saw crisps being made in the factory and had a yummy lunch together. We had lots of fun on rides and in the playground. We really enjoyed our steam train ride around the park. We had an amazing day!!
A Whole School Photo
There was great excitement in the school today as Philip our school photographer took a commemorative photograph to mark 100 years since the 1916 Rising. Every pupil and teacher was included - and here is the final picture...
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