Archive for June, 2012

First Class School Tour – Turoe Pet Farm – June 2012

First Class thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Turoe Pet Farm.They got a very informative guide of the farm which has a great variety of animals including goats,sheep, pigs, ponies and ducks. Most  children were delighted with the opportunity to feed the animals. And the animals showed their appreciation by following us closely hoping for more […]

Teddy Bears Picnic ! Junior Infants brought their teddies on a picnic to Birr Castle.


Senior Infants Bear hunt!

                  We finally got to go on our Bear Hunt and guess what, we were successful!!!!  We found our bear but it turned out that it was a really friendly bear.  A BIIIIIIIIIIIIIG thank you to our bear for coming to see us in Birr Castle!!  Senior Infants had a brilliant tour!    

Fifth class Tour to Dublin

On Wednesday the 13th June we set off at nine o’clock on an adventure to Dublin. For some of us it was only our second time to visit our capital city. Driving into Dublin we saw lots of famous sights including The Four Courts, the Ha’penny Bridge, The Spire, Trinity College and much more. Our […]

Titanic in Fifth Class

We did lots of work on the Titanic this month. We did fabulous projects and art work, we looked at old newspapers from 1912 about the Titanic ad examined photographs of differentpassengers. We really enjoyed learing about such a wonderful event in history! .

Junior and Senior Infants go on a maths trail!

           Junior and Senior infants took part in a Maths Trail all around our Church grounds.  We had  a fabulous day.  Thanks to some of the 6th class girls for all your help!


For art this week, second class have been learning about mosaics. After we looked at some examples of mosaics we created our own, using cut out pieces of paper. Each child designed and created their own mosaic.      

Read us a story ! Some of the Junior Infant parents came into class and read us stories and did related activities. We all enjoyed it!


Pottery with Fin O’Hara in 6th class

6th Class Pottery with Fin O’Hara   We’ve been “pottering” for 6 weeks with Fin and he’s really good and helped us a lot. On week one we made faces which turned out amazing. First we made two bowls, keyed them and stuck them together. Fin has them at his workshop ready to go into […]

Gymnastics Spring 2012

We did our final 6 weeks of gymnastics with Ms. Feehan and polished up on our already refined skills.  Rolling, balancing, tumbling, and falling are all part of the fun. London 2012 is a bit too soon but watch out Rio de Janeiro 2016!          

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