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Fit Kids Dance

Junior and Senior infants and First and Second classes had a special P.E. class during Active School Week. Dance teachers from 'Fit Kids Dance' came to teach the children some dances. The children had an amazing time learning some dance steps to their favourite songs. The children even had the opportunity to share some of their own dance moves. All children thoroughly enjoyed this and it brought them lots of laughter and fun.

Sports Day

To conclude our Active School Week, we had Sports Day on Friday. Sports Day is a great annual event that focuses on participation and fun rather than competing. This child-centred day ensures each child has lots of fun and has an enjoyable day.

We had a range of activities this year for Sports Day. Each class participated in the following events:

1) sports stations ranging from target throwing to trampolining,

2) outdoor team games such as football, basketball, tennis and croquet,

3) playground and parachute time and

Fun Day

As part of our Active School Week, we had a Fabulous Fun Day last Thursday. This Fun Day was decided upon by the students themselves. The Student Council decided on the events that were to be held on the day. We had bouncy castles, an obstacle course, use of the playground and student vs. teacher dodgeball. Take a look through the website to see the other posts about the other events that were held during Active Week. Have a look at the photos below to see how fun Fun Day really was!

Gymnastics Lessons and After-School Gymnastics

Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class had some exciting P.E. lessons this year. They had a gymnastics teacher, Rachel, visit them for 8 weeks to teach them a number of different gymnastics skills. The children had the opportunity to explore a range of balances and movements. They thoroughly enjoyed this, so much so that we began gymnastics as an after-school activity.

Football

Well done to all the children who participated in afterschool football this school year. Children made excellent progress in their skills, made new friends and had lots of fun. We had a wonderful team of children this year and we hope that all the children will make sure to go outside during the summer and use their skills and play some football.

Karen and Edel

Swimming

Each class, from 1st to 4th class attends 8 weeks of swimming lessons every year. The children have made great improvements in their swimming and confidence in the water this year. Well done to all the children on another great year of swimming lessons! Keep up the swimming over summer and we will begin a new term of swimming lessons in September. 

Playground

We are so lucky to have our playground for use everyday in school.

Junior and Senior Infants have the opportunity to use the playground during yard every lunch time. They follow a rota for this and the children have enjoyed playing together. They have been so good all year at playing fairly, taking turns and following the playground rules.

From 1st - 6th class, the children have a chance to attend the playground as part of their weekly P.E. Children in all classes love going to the playground!

Language of the Month for May - Arabic

This month our language of the month was Arabic. The Arabic speaking children in the school had a great time getting to meet one another. We also had parents visit to speak with the children in Arabic, teach them about the Arabic alphabet, read stories to the children in Arabic and even bring special traditional treats! Take a look at the pictures below to see what we have been up to this month!

If you wish to learn more about Arabic, take a look here:

Irish Birds of Prey Visit Second Class

We had a fantastic visit from Ian and his birds. Second class got to learn about the barn owl, the spotted owl, the kestrel and the common buzzard. 

Operation Transformation 10 for 10

Today the staff and children in classes 3rd to 6th went to Willsbrook Park and joined groups/schools all over the country in the '10 for 10' fitness initiative marking 10th anniversary of Operation Transformation while staff and children in Junior to second classes  took part in a variety of fun activities in the school grounds.

It was a lovely crisp morning for the event. Children loved the event as can be seen from the attached photos and many wondered if we could do it very Friday morning. !!

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