Archive for May, 2016

Shopping and Money in Senior Infants

PhotoStory2 pet farm We are learning all about money this week. We love filling up our piggy bank s. We had  fun shopping. We did a photo story all about our school tour to Glendeer Pet Farm. We invited some classes to our room to watch it. We all had a fabulous day at the […]

Park and Stride Launch

Some of the Green School’s Committee attended the launch of Birr Active Travel Park and Stride initiative.

Grandparents’ Day

We had a wonderful day on Friday 27th May. 2nd and 6th classes invited their grandparents in foe Grandparents’ Day. The girls sang for them, said poems and played the tin whistle. It was a lovely celebration of some very important people in the girls’ lives. We look forward to it every year.     […]

Cycle Safety Talk

4th, 5th and 6th classes had a very informative talk on cycle safety with Mieke Scholte from An Taisce.                        


Well done to 2 of our 6th class girls who played at half-time in the Offaly/Kerry match last Sunday in O’Connor Park. Great to see them representing Offaly.   

Birr Active Travel Launch

On Wednesday 18th May some of our Green School Committee attended the launch of the Birr Active Travel plan. The girls enjoyed themselves.         

National Walk to School Day

A great crowd gathered this morning to celebrate National Walk to School Day on Wednesday 18th May. We walked to school together from Emmett Square.     We were delighted with the turn-out, despite the rain!

May news – Senior infants

May has been busy here in Senior Infants. The girls planted sunflowers.Now we have a few sprouting . We had a visit from author George Dempsey who read us his new book- ask your child all about it. In our Grow in Love class our theme is “The Church”- and we made lovely churches. The […]

Origami in Second Class

Local artist and author George Dempsey Flanagan visited our school on Friday. First he read his new book entitled ‘Swimsy the Goldfish’ to the girls in Second Class. Next the girls looked at the beautiful illustrations in the book. Then George showed them how to make some of the characters using the art of origami. The children […]

Tennis in Second Class

Second Class have just completed five weeks of tennis with coach Kieran Galvin. During these lessons the girls learned  and practised the basic skills and shots used in tennis ie. the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. They even had some rallies with  their friends.  They really enjoyed it. Wimbledon here we come …        […]

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