Green Schools- Bio diversity Project

Thanks to Anne Kennedy who brought shrubs for the Green School to plant in the Bio Diversity area beside the school. The pupils are undertaking projects to identify and learn about the plant, insect and bird life in the natural area beside the school. They will document the  variety of wildlife including plants, invertebrates, bats, birds and small mammals living in this area. They will learn about the workings of this natural environment and about the plants which help this area to thrive both as shelter and food for the animal life.

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Finals of Handball Tournament

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The Finals of the Handball Tournament took place today on the courts. They were very competitive games. The  skill of our handballers is of a very high standard. All the school came out to watch the finals and they were very tense and competitive matches. Congratulations to Conor Ward to Ava Mc Caul who were both winners in the tournament. Thanks to Mrs. Cunningham for organising the tournament. Everyone had great fun.

Active Week in Junior Infants.

Junior Infants were very busy during active week this week. We learned new skipping skills in our skipping workshop with Mark. Throughout the week, children enjoyed various activities at school and at home and also watched the thrilling handball final which took place at school today. Children illustrated wonderful pictures of their favourite activity/exercise. A very enjoyable week had by all.DSCN4699 DSCN4627 DSCN4628 DSCN4629 DSCN4630 DSCN4631 DSCN4632 DSCN4633 DSCN4634 DSCN4635 DSCN4636 DSCN4637 DSCN4638 DSCN4657 DSCN4658 DSCN4659 DSCN4660 DSCN4661 DSCN4662 DSCN4663 DSCN4664 DSCN4665 DSCN4666 DSCN4667 DSCN4668 DSCN4669 DSCN4670 DSCN4671 DSCN4672 DSCN4673 DSCN4674 DSCN4675 DSCN4676 DSCN4677 DSCN4678 DSCN4679 DSCN4680 DSCN4681 DSCN4682 DSCN4683 DSCN4684 DSCN4685 DSCN4686 DSCN4687 DSCN4688 DSCN4689 DSCN4690 DSCN4691 DSCN4692 DSCN4693 DSCN4694 DSCN4695 DSCN4696 DSCN4697 DSCN4698

1916 Poetry

The 6th class took part in a creative writing workshop with Heather Brett as part of the commemorations of 1916. The fruits of their poetry was printed in a beautifully presented 1916 poster of Cavan’s Centenary Celebrarions. Congratulations to our 6th class pupils for  their tremendous work. Their teacher Ms.O’ Connor is very proud of their work. Her favourite poem written by 6th class is

Proclamation by 6th Class- St. Joseph’s N.S.

Smoke from the oil lamp wafts

through the room.

We sat, anxiously waiting for

the dawn.

All we could hear was pen

scratching on paper.

All of us are tired, days spent

Thinking and planning

and silently praying.

 

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Handball Tournament- Active School Week

Our pupils in the senior classes enjoyed a very competitive Handball tournament on our handball walls. Thanks to Mrs.Cunningham for organising the handball today. We had a very enjoyable day.

Winners in the Garden Restoration Competition

Congratulations to Seán Owens who won 1st prize in the Nursery Rhyme Competition in aid of  the Walled Garden Restoration project. Congratulations to Mrs. Norton who was a winner in the “Name the Flower” competition . Thanks to all who entered the competitions. The purpose was to raise money for this very interesting restoration work in Dun a Rí Forest Park. We look forward to viewing the Walled Gardens on our Sponsored Walk to Dun a Ri Forest Park.

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Skipping Workshop Day 2

Our skipping workshop Day 2 took place on Tuesday. We had another great day.

 

Ready Set Go Maths – Junior Infants

We had great fun learning more about number in Ready Set GO Maths this week. Thanks to our resource teachers for their help and time.

Skipping Workshop

We had our first day of our Skipping Workshops today for 8 of our classes. Tomorrow the other 7 classes will enjoy skipping with tutor Mark Mc Cabe. Skipping is a terrific form of exercise that helps a child’s agility, balance, hand-eye co-ordination, and can increase speed through footwork. It teaches children about rhythm and when put into team routines it provides them with team work skills and encourages them to have confidence in their sporting ability. It is a great way to keep fit and have fun!