Author: Caroline Senior (page 1 of 2)

New Chicks

 

We undertook a new project at Rathmichael School. Six eggs arrived in an incubator. We watched over a few days and marked the arrival of five new chicks. This was an amazing experience for the school. To witness the new birth at such close quarters was very exciting. Each morning we watched as more hatched and each chick became stronger. We kept the chickens for two weeks marking their growth, feeding and changing them daily. This is definitely something we will repeat in the future. The education in that surpasses any books in my opinion.

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GAA

Junior Infants to 2nd Class inclusive have started to play gaelic football during school hours once a week. This initiative by the Shankill GAA club gives half hour coaching sessions to each of the four classes. The children are really enjoying the sessions which are excellent for their hand eye co-ordination and team participation.

  

Veggies and Fete

The Rathmichael School and Parish Fete took place on 5th September. The sun shone, the people came, fun was had and all in all a very successful day yet again. It comes around every year. We all look forward to it. It really is a marked event in the calendar for the Shankill Community. Well done to all who took part, their hard work and for creating such a great atmosphere.

   
  
 

The children have returned to school and are working hard. We collected our vegetables grown in the school garden. Potatoes, cabbages and peas were particularly successful this year. The Rhubarb was collected to make chutneys for the fete. The strawberries were delicious. We will continue to work in our garden and try new ideas.

 

The days and weeks are passing quickly. Each year comes with more and more ideas to include in the timetables which are already jam packed. Overall the staff do a terrific job in finding a balance with them all.

 

Fete 5th Sept 2015

  

June News

Wig Night
The PTA held an event in Old Conna Golf Club on 8th June. This was well attended by parents. There were many wigs of various shapes and sizes. Sam Stott was our DJ and played well recognisable music throughout the night with the result that the dance floor was always full. Rathmichael let its hair down!

Music from Broadway
3rd class performed a musical evening for their parents in May. Many thanks to Naomi Clarkson and Vonla Griffin, the class teacher, for all their hard work. The children respond very well to Naomi and she has a great way of getting the best from the children.

Ice Cream Day
We raised €582 for Nepal. Many thanks to GINOs for supplying ice cream and Supervalu for supplying cones. The PTA again helped to run this event. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed this.

Carlingford
5th and 6th Classes went to Carlingford for two days and two nights. This is an adventure centre. They did all sorts including Zorbing, canoeing, climbing, hiking, archery and lazar combat. It was an exhausting few days but very memorable.

Cricket
The girls cricket team came second in a blitz held in Kilboggit Park. Well done to you all.

May News 2015

Irish Dancing

Clare Dowling comes in in the summer term for a six week period to cover Irish Dancing with 1st to 6th Classes. I feel this is important as it is part of our heritage and culture. Unless this is carried out at Primary School level the children very rarely get the opportunity to learn Irish dances. When I am in the hall I see happy smiling faces doing a lot of very healthy exercise. This can only be of benefit to the children. It is good to see especially as Rathmichael is an Active School.

 

French

Our French classes are taken by Catherine McGovern. She teaches both 5th and 6th Classes. As part of this they have conversations, sing, do drama and learn grammar and vocabulary. This week we had a French Assembly led by their teacher. Both classes were involved. It was wonderful to see the language in action and such lovely accents!

 

Cricket

Cricket has been taking place in the school for a period of approximately six weeks. Caoilfhionn Rowen has been leading this on behalf of the Leinster Cricket Union. This is free to the school. 5th and 6th Classes have been taking part. A team was selected and they are currently playing in the Leprechaun Cup. So far we have been doing very well. For those interested Cabinteely Cricket Club has been recommended. They play in Castle Park at the moment but hope to move back to Killboggit Park.Cricket pic.JPG 2

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