Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019
Is í Seachtain na Gaeilge an fhéile Ghaeilge agus chultúrtha is mó a bhíonn in Éirinn gach bliain. Tá sé mar aidhm ag Seachtain na Gaeilge úsáid na Gaeilge a spreagadh sa bhaile agus i gcéin i rith féile coicíse gach Márta. Is é mana na féile ná "Bain Triail Aisti - Surprise Yourself!" chun a léiriú gur féidir le gach duine, cibé aois atá sé nó sí nó cibé tír ina bhfuil cónaí uirthi nó air, a bheith lárnach in athbheochan na Gaeilge!
Táimid ag ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge i Scoil Thomáis le linn na laethanta seo. Tá na páistí uilig ag obair go dian ag foghlaim damhsaí, amhráin agus dánta as Gaeilge. Tá gach duine ag déanamh sár-iarracht agus táimid go léir ag úsáid Gaeilge ar fud na scoile. Tá na páistí ag ullmhú ealaín le haghaidh comórtas ealaíne agus tá gach duine ag tnúth leis an gceoilchoirm mhór.Tá súil againn go mbéidh craic agus caint againn go léir le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge.
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Trip to the Dáil - Ms. Boyce’s Class Room 17
On the 6th of March our class (Room 17), accompanied by Ms. Boyce and Pauline, went to Dáil Éireann. We got the chance to watch TDs debating important topics and we also got to meet local TD Jack Chambers.
After the Dáil we each ate our packed lunches before going into The National Museum of Ireland. Inside we saw many old artefacts and had fun looking at different exhibits such as the famous Cross of Cong, ancient mummies from Egypt, the Tara Broach and Ireland’s famous Bog Bodies.
It was a very interesting day and we learned so much!
By Charlotte & Safa
World Book Day 2019 Room 11 and Room 21
4th class room 21 and 1st class room 11 had great fun reading together for World Book Day 2019.
We chose some of our favourite books to read to each other!
World Book Day Shared Reading
Ms Moran’s 2nd Class and Mr. Gurhy’s 3rd Class really enjoyed doing some shared reading this week. They read stories and listened to each other reading. Well done!
Read more: World Book Day Shared Reading
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 March 2019 issue of the newsletter by clicking here or the picture above.
World Book Day 2019
On the 7th of March it was Word Book Day. To celebrate Senior Infants and Sixth Class took part in shared reading in our library. Senior Infants loved listening to their Sixth Class buddy read lots of wonderful stories.
Save the Date! March 1st!
The Scoil Thomáis Parents’ Association Quiz in the Carpenter has been postponed and will not take place this evening.
We will let you know the rearranged date when it has been set.
School Closed for February Midterm
Scoil Thomáis will be closed for midterm break from Monday, 18th of February until Friday, the 22nd February 2019.
We look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday 25th February at 9am.
We hope everyone has a really lovely midterm break!
Art in Room 23
In Room 23, we were studying the work of Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian abstract artist who spent a lot of his life in Berlin. We decided to make a whole-class 3-D piece.
To design this project everyone brought in lids from bottles and jars. We then each painted 3 different sized lids in various colours and stuck them together. It was important to be able to see the various colours and then to ensure we had a contrasting coloured square to frame each set of lids. It took us 2 days to arrange and complete. We hope you like the finished display!
Scoil Thomáis had great success at the first round of the Credit Union Quiz 2019 in the Carlton Hotel last night. There were 45 teams taking part with over 180 pupils there answering 12 rounds of 6 questions. We are delighted to report that our two teams came in third and first place!
It was a massive achievement when you consider the number of schools taking part, and when you see just how hard the questions were too. For example, the children were asked who was the Prime Minister of Britain during the Irish Famine. They were also asked to name the Australian term for a pool of stagnant water.
We are so very proud of our pupils and it's such a pity that one of the teams missed out on the second place tiebreaker by only one point. Both teams worked so hard to prepare for the quiz with practices taking place during lunch time. Their hard work, determination and dedication really paid off! Thank you so much to the pupils' parents who came along and were a great support to the pupils (and teachers) on the night!
We look forward to the regional finals at the beginning of March.
A big WELL DONE to the following 6th class pupils: Amelie, David, Daire, Eoin, Grace, Laoise, Maia and Mustafa.