The Christmas Shoebox Appeal

As a school we decided to participate in the “Christmas Shoebox Appeal”. All of Sixth class became involved. Our motives were driven by the fact that hundreds of poor vulnerable children would be getting a Christmas gift. We saw the Christmas Shoebox Appeal  video, seeing all those children’s faces light up with joy, as they saw their gift. We hope to bring the same joy to other children this Christmas. All we want from the shoe box appeal is to bring joy to an otherwise sad or vulnerable child and that they have an amazing Christmas.

written by Claudia.H

Room 19

Daffodil Planting in Junior Infants!


Junior Infants have been busy planting daffodil bulbs. We are looking forward to seeing the flowers in the spring!

Oíche Shamhna faoi mhaise daoibh!

We hope everyone had a fun-filled Halloween and a relaxing midterm break!

Scoil Thomáis re-opened at 9am on Monday 5th of November. 

We look forward to a busy few weeks ahead!

Halloween Decorating Competition Winners!

A big WELL DONE to everyone who entered the Parents Association Cake Decorating Competition!

Winner - Charolette Kennedy RM 17

Gold Merit - Aoife Kenny Rm 17

Silver Merit -Oliver O’Reilly Rm 8 

Bronze Merit - Sam Dennehey Rm18

Halloween in Room 16


This week in room 16 we learnt about Halloween and Día de los Muertos. Here are some of the masks the children designed and painted.

Happy Halloween!

Read more: Halloween in Room 16

Lego Workshop


To celebrate Maths Week, second class enjoyed an amazing Lego workshop with Brickz for Kidz. We created clock towers.  We all really enjoyed it!

2018 Visit of the Sam Maguire and Brendan Martin Cups

There was great excitement in Scoil Thomáis today when All Ireland Senior Football Champion Ciarán Kilkenny visited with the Sam Maguire cup. We were also lucky enough to be visited by a member of the All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Champion team and the Brendan Martin cup too! Pupils from Junior Infants and Senior Infants formed a guard of honour welcoming our special guests to the school. When Ciarán and the Sam Maguire arrived to the hall, there was a great reception from pupils and staff. Some pupils from 6th Class got the chance to ask Ciarán some questions like "Have you any advice for younger players?" and "Who is the hardest player you've ever marked?". Everyone sung "Sam is Coming Home" while Ciarán Kilkenny walked around the pupils with the Sam Maguire. 

Thank you to the organisers of the visit - we hope to see Sam back again next year after the 5-in-a-row win!


Amhrán i Seomra 21

Bhíomar ag cleachtadh amhrán i Seomra 21. Bain taitneamh as!

We have been practicing a song as Gaeilge in Room 21 as part of “RTÉ 2fm’s Ceol 2018”. We chose to sing Bear Claws by The Academic.

We hope you enjoy!

Maths Week in Scoil Thomáis

Pupils in all classes were involved in various extra Maths activities during the week to promote awareness and appreciation of mathematics in our world. These included Estimation and Puzzle Design competitions, Maths Trails, daily Problem Solving/Puzzle Time, IZAK 9, and the online maths website Mangahigh. Pupils from 2nd class also enjoyed participating in the curriculum-based Bricks4kidz Lego and Technic workshops. There were lots of maths posters and maths puzzles dotted around the school for pupils to challenge their numeracy skills. Well done to all the pupils who took part in the ‘Estimation’ and Puzzle Design Competitions. Results will be announced after Halloween.

Thanks to teacher Ms Deirdre Travers who organised Maths Week activities


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 Halloween issue of the newsletter by clicking here or the picture above. 

Data Collection in Room 20

This week in Room 20 we started to learn about ‘Data’. We carried out surveys in the other 4th classes. The surveys were based on ‘Favourite Food’, ‘Favourite Countries’, ‘Favourite Video Games’, ‘Favourite Sports’, ‘Favourite Celebrations’ and ‘Favourite Breeds of Dogs’. We used tally sheets to collect our data. We then presented the data in bar charts and pie charts. We also learned about pictograms and bar line graphs in class. We had lots of fun completing these activities.

Read more: Data Collection in Room 20

Fighting Words in Room 22

On Tuesday 9th October, the children from 4th class, room 22 went on a writing workshop. The children had a fantastic morning creating and then writing their own stories which were printed in book form. The whole class created a story called,’ The Messed Up Match’, in which Joey the toilet wanted to become a professional football player. The story are now displayed in room 22 for all to read!

Read more: Fighting Words in Room 22

Sock Puppets in Room 27!

Just for fun, Ms. Moran’s second class made sock puppets last Friday. We had amazing puppets such as people, snakes, cats, penguins and even monsters!! Well done everyone!

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