May
28
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 28-05-2012

This Wednesday, 30th. May is school Tour Day.  Children to be in at 9.10a.m. as usual and assemble in the big yard.

The bus will depart from New Road side and will return to Thomas Street, side at 1.50p.m.

Children to bring a packed lunch as no school lunch will be provided on that day.   Children can wear ordinary clothes and no spending money please.

May
28
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 28-05-2012

Second Class girls made their First Holy Communion on Saturday, 19th. May in St. Mary’s Church, Rathkeale.  There was a beautiful ceremony performed by Fr. Cullinan and Fr. Russell and beautiful singing performed by St. Anne’ School Choir under the guidance of Mrs. Hilliard and Lisa Murphy.  The following are some comments from the children.

Our First Communion

…I can’t wait until our Communion on the 19/5/12 it is a Saturday. For my Communion we are having a party and we are having food before the party.

…I am soooo excited for my Communion. My favourite part is taking the Communion. I am a bit scared. I love my dress it is all swirly at the bottom. I hope I am not sick for my Communion.

On Saturday I got up and went to the hairdresser then we went to the Church. I said a prayer. I took a picture with Ashling and teacher and lots of pictures, it was good fun. Then we went to the school….

On Saturday it was my First Holy Communion. I wore my Holy Communion dress, it was beautiful. We went to school then we went to the Church. I brough up the gifts. I sang a psalm. After that I went to get my photos taken….

 

May
23
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 23-05-2012

The senior school tour to U.L takes place next Wednesday 30th May.  The bus will leave the Thomas street side of the school at 9.00a.m.sharp and will return home at 4.30p.m.   Each child is asked to wear a tracksuit. Each child is also asked to bring swimming gear for the pool (swim suit, towel, swim cap). For canoeing each child needs an old long t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops (tracksuit bottoms are not allowed in the canoe area).

Children will need to bring a healthy packed lunch with plenty of  drinks.  As per our healthy eating policy, chewing gum, nuts and nuts poducts are not allowed.

Finally, just a quick reminder that children will not need any pocket money as we  will not be going to any shops on the day.

May
10
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 10-05-2012

Our 10th and final chick greeted us this morning when we arrived to school. We could hear him cheeping  out in the corridor before we even got into the classroom. That is why we called him Cheepers.  Unfortunately one chicken didn’t make it out of its egg and we had 3 empty eggs.

Pupils reviews

“It was a really exciting experience and breathtaking to see the chicks hatch out and to play with them on the  table. We even got to name a chick of our own .”

“It was an amazing experience. It was really cool to see the chicks hatch. I will miss them terribly. I wish them the best in their new home.”

“It was wonderful to see a chick break out of its egg. I had never seen anything like it before”

“It was a bit boring at the start when the eggs were doing nothing, but as they started to hatch it was amazing.It was hard to believe that a chick could come out of those eggs”

“It was nice to see the chickens hatch and it was nice to hold them”

“It was a magnificient experience to watch eggs hatch. The waiting was very tense but it was wonderful to see them out at the end”

“It was nice. The chickens were lovely and cute. We took photos of them when they came out of their shells.”

“It was an amazing experience for me to see them hatch.They are ugly when they come out first but then they got fluffy and cute”

“It was a wonderful experience that I will never forget. To see them hatch was lifechanging.”

“It was an extraordinary experience. I have never seen anything like it before. The chicks are so cute. It was just amazing”

May
10
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 10-05-2012

May
10
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 10-05-2012

May
09
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 09-05-2012

When we arrived at school this morning there were 8 chickens (including Theador) waiting in the incubator. There were 3 black, 4 yellow and a brown stripy chick. At lunchtime today number 9 arrived, another stripy chick. We called her Hope as she was much smaller and weaker than the others. She is a survivor and is getting stronger every minute. At the moment there are 2 more eggs hatching. Log on tomorrow for the final update…..

 

May
09
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 09-05-2012

May
08
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 08-05-2012

On Wednesday the 18th April 2012, 6th class put 14 hen eggs into an incubator, in the hopes that in 21 days we would have chickens. Every morning and evening someone had to check the humidity and temperature of the incubator. The humidity had to be between 40% and 50% and the temperature had to be 37.5 degrees. If the humidity was greater than 50% our teacher opened the vent on top of the incubator. Every 4 to 5 days our teacher filled the bottom of the incubator with water.
On day 15 Mrs. Mc Mahon brought in a light which was called a candler. A candler is a light which you put up against the egg to see if there is life inside. If there is life, you would see veins, the outline of the chicken and sometimes some movement.
On Tuesday 8th May at 8.55 our first chicken hatched (a day early!!) and we named it Theodor. Log in tomorrow for further updates………..

May
03
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 03-05-2012

Please note the school will be closed on Monday, 7th. May for Bank Holiday.

As part of our “First Steps” literacy programme and our commitment to integrate the Maths curriculum classes we will undertake baking activities where appropriate.

 We would be grateful for donations of any of the following items should they be spare at home, all items should be in good and usable condition.

  • Mixing bowls (plastic and/or metal)
  • Wooden spoons
  • Sieves
  • Silicone baking trays
  • Silicone bun/muffin trays
  • Glass/ceramic bowls (suitable for melting chocolate) no cereal   bowls please
  • Electric whisks
  • Measuring jugs (plastic only please)
  • Saucepans
  • Tablespoons/measuring spoons
  • Weighing scales
  • Portable ring hobs.

 Please send any donated items to room 14.