Speckled Hen

Last week we had a very exciting visit from the Boardman family’s speckled hen ‘Shakira’ and her baby chickens.  It was great to see the hen and the chicks in school and some of the children even got to hold some of the chicks.  

Music Concert

On Wednesday we had our annual music concert. Michael has been taking the 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class on Wednesdays for music lessons so it was a nice way to finish off the music term. It was a special occasion as it was our first time hosting an event in our new large room and it was great to see so many parents able to make it. Well done to all participants.

Active Schools week

Last week was ‘Active Schools Week’. We took part in lots of extra activities during the week and even got to walk to mass twice. We introduced a new initiative in every class, it was sent to us by Laya healthcare and is called ‘Super Troopers’, as part of our homework every night there is different activities to complete. Roscommon swimming pool sent us family passes and they were distributed to all families. Some classes took part in athletics, movement, gymnastics, dancing and other sporting activities during the week. It was great fun. 

 

Write a book/story project

Our school has taken part in the ‘Write a book/story’ project through Carrick Education centre.  Mrs. Dervin’s class wrote a class book for Junior and Senior infants.  Ms. Stenson’s class wrote a book each. Ms. Casserly’s and Ms. Fallons class wrote a story each.  

Mrs. Dervin brought them to the Education Centre and swapped books and stories with other schools.  We have really enjoyed reading the other stories and books from the other schools.  All of the books have now been returned to the Education Centre.  There will be a prize giving ceremony at the end of May and there will be prize winners from every class. It was a really enjoyable project.