It was great to see the senior room helping the junior room making their St. Bridget's Day Crosses. Fr. Houlihan came out and blessed our crosses. We made 70 extra crosses which Fr. gave out to the sick and at Mass.
The children in the junior room have been busy learning all about different types of circuits. It is fantastic to see these young boys and girls using skills such as predicting and questioning in the process of carrying out experiments.
On Thursday the 13th of December we had a great day performing our show for grandparents, siblings and members of the community. That evening we performed again for parents and siblings, the concert went so well that we had a party afterwards while parents relaxed and had a cup of tea. All the pupils hard work paid off as they were super on the night. Well done to all.
We would like to extend a big thank you to Alan Feighery for giving each pupil in the school a pumpkin. Each pupil went out to Feighery’s field where they saw where pumpkins are grown. The pupils then picked out their own pumpkin and returned into school. The pupils had lots of fun carving out their pumpkins. It was great to see all the older children helping the younger ones. All children were very proud of their finished pumpkins. We are very grateful to Feighery’s for supplying each pupil with a pumpkin.
Autumn is such a fun time to play outside. Children love to play with all the fallen leaves scattered upon the ground. In school we looked to enhance this playtime and got the children four new wheelbarrow sets along with shovels, rakes and buckets. It’s great to see the children so happy and having great fun playing together.
To take part in 'Maths Week' we went to the local woods to complete our maths trail. It was a great way to bring maths outdoors and to see the pupils engaging in maths in such a fun way. It was also a great opportunity to take a closer look at nature and to see how beautiful our Irish woodland is.
We are so proud our boys and girls football teams who have reached the Cumann na mBunscol football finals. The boys final Kilcormac/Broughall v's Clonlisk will be played on Thursday the 18th of October in St. Brendan's Park, Birr at 3:15pm. The girls final will be in O'Connor Park the following week.
This morning as we prepared for the Easter holidays we all headed off on an Easter egg hunt. The Senior pupils each worked with a Junior pupil to find the hidden eggs. Everyone found a delicious egg. It was great fun.
Well done to the boys and girls who were presented medals. The team won the Cumann na mBunscol football final last October. We were very fortunate to have Stephen Byrne come to present the medals. We are very proud of all the boys and girls who took part.
Thank you to all who attended our open day. The pupils of the school presented different subjects to parents. They also sang, danced and played the tin whistle. Parents and children were then invited to visit the Junior Room. It was wonderful day for all involved.
Over the past five weeks, the pupils of St. Kieran's N.S. have participated in dance lessons. Lisa from Dance It Out Ireland came to teach the pupils movement and dance. It was fantastic and was enjoyed by all. Lisa presented all the pupils with certificates. We even performed one of our dances on our St. Patrick's Day Float.
Thank you to all the pupils who took part in the St. Patrick's Day Parade. It was a wonderful day and the float looked great. Thank you to all the parents who helped to assemble the float. Our 'Get Up, Get Out, Get Active' float impressed the judges that we won the 'Exceptional Entry' prize. Well done everyone.
This year the school will begin working on its fifth Green school flag, Biodiversity. Biodiversity looks at steps which can be taken to increase awareness of the importance of native plants, animals and habitats, and to increase species-richness in a locality. Our new Green school committee has been formed.
This month in school we are all learning about the importance of healthy eating. As part of this we learned how important it is to start our day off with a healthy nutritious breakfast. All pupils enjoyed sitting down together and eating a different breakfast each day of ‘Healthy Breakfast Week’. Children tried everything from healthy cereal, fruit, porridge, beans on toast and scrambled eggs.
On Thursday 14th December the school held its annual Christmas concert. This year’s show was full of singing and dancing. It was a great performance. Well done to all the pupils who put so much effort into preparing for the show.