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Harvest gifts for the Shankill Active Retired Centre for the Old Folks Association

We are blown away by the generosity of our families who gave an incredible amount of goodies for the Old Folks in Shankill. Some of our pupils delivered the bounty with Mrs Senior and had a lovely chat with the old folks while they were there!

Fifth Class clean up!

Fifth class undertook a cleanup of our locality from our school, down to the beach and back!

Leinster Under 16 hockey- Rathmichael Representing!

We are very proud of our past pupils Sam Hickmott and Christopher Knatchbull who received their first Leinster caps at the weekend! Both boys are standing, Christopher second from left and Sam fourth from right.

Good luck to our past pupils!

Lee Cole and Alan Sothern, our past pupils and past hockey coaches, will be representing Ireland at the Hockey World Cup in India, starting with playing Australia today! We are proud of you guys and can’t wait to see you in action! Go n-éirí on bóthar libh!

Spot our school!

Look at our school featuring on the Late Late Toy show trailer!

Mrs Senior’s blog for June

As part of our Mí na Gaeilge, or month of Irish, the children made books which were entered into a competition, Scríobhleabhar Awards. We had various types of books from paired books, individual books to class books. I attended the awards in Tallaght with 16 children. They were presented with certificates, medals and pencil cases. Well done to Ms McMurdock for all her hard work and the encouragement she gave us all.

The Setanta Book Fair took place I our school on 23rd April for a week. This was run by Ms Armstrong. I saw a lot of eagerness and enthusiasm from parents and pupils who wanted to buy books. A percentage of the books sold goes back into the school in the form of books. This is our year for concentrating on books with our new library so new stock is always welcome. The Fair made over €1700 which was a great success. Thanks to all who got involved especially parents who regularly helped.

We have a lovely Tree of Hope which was put up by Gillian Bourne who is in charge of our Green Schools Programme. Every child had a hope to share with the school. A lovely sight and worth a look.

Two teams were entered into the Spar FAI Primary School’s 5 a side soccer competition. The qualifiers took place in March and the boys’ team played in atrocious weather conditions, winning their section and being narrowly beaten on penalties in the decider. The girls’ team, pictured with coach, Garry Zambra, won its qualifying matches and went through to the Dublin Finals. The girls won their section and were narrowly beaten for a place in the Leinster finals – this was a brilliant achievement.  Well done to both teams for all their efforts – we are all very proud of them for the way they played and the exemplary manner in which they represented the school. Thanks also to Garry for giving his time and expertise so generously.

The school football A team, which is mixed, has one more match to play in its league and is in the quarter-final of the cup. The B team were narrowly beaten in the Junior cup.

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