Happy Christmas!
Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2015.  The school re-opens on Monday 5th January.  (Photo below is of the Crib in Tubberclair Church)
Christmas in Ms. Dillon's Class

Children in Ms. Dillon's class have been busy preparing for Christmas over the past few weeks.  They created a range of lovely Christmas art, like the pieces below.  Click HERE to view more.

Storyteller visits school

Storyteller, Paul Timoney, spent two days in the school this week entertaining children from all classes.  Earlier today, Thursday, Ms. O'Connor's and Ms. Molloy's class listened to Paul.  Click HERE for photos.

6th Class trip to Dáil Éireann & National Museum

Ms. Dervin's 6th class travelled to Dublin on Wednesday to visit Dáil Éireann and the National Museum.  Ms. Wilson and Ms. Kelly also accompanied the children.  They had a very enjoyable day.  The class are pictured below on the steps of Leinster House.  Click HERE for more photos from the day.

€750 and toys for St. Vincent de Paul

The proceeds from the school Christmas Concert (€750) and toys were presented to the local branch of the society of St. Vincent de Paul earlier today.  Ms. Bridie Egan expressed the society's appreciation and sincere thanks to the children and staff for their terrific efforts.  Well done again to all.

Christmas in Ms. Mac Donagh's class

Click HERE (and then the play button) for a clip of Ms. Mac Donagh's class performing "When Christmas comes to town" from the polar express. Beautiful solo singing and watch out for the wonderful waltz at the instrumental!  Click HERE for a clip of Ms. Mac Donagh's class getting into the festive spirit while also keeping fit. Enjoy their groovy dance to "Santa Claus is coming" from a Hi5 Christmas.

Christmas Concert

The school's Christmas Concert took place earlier today, Tuesday, in the Church.  Children from 6th class narrated the nativity story while each class put on a special performance.  The carol service was followed by a recital from the school band under the guidance of Ms. Lenehan.  The children and staff deserve great praise and thanks for their input into today's concert.  To round off a great afternoon, a collection was taken up with the proceeds going to the local branch of the society of St. Vincent de Paul.  €750 was donated (many thanks) and this will be presented to the society tomorrow.  Photos from the concert can be viewed and downloaded by clicking HERE.  Ms. Molloy's Junior Infants are pictured below.

Christmastime in Ms. Dervin's 6th class

Children in Ms. Dervin's 6th class have been busy preparing for Christmas.  The knitting needles have been out since Halloween and the children have created lovely Christmas characters.  Last Friday, they made the annual trip to Ballymahon Nursing Home for carol singing.  A number of the children also made lovely Christmas wreaths with the assistance of Ms. Finn.  To view photos of these activities, click HERE.  The children are also very busy this week.  They are narrating the school carol service on Tuesday, travelling to Dáil Éireann on Wednesday, and storyteller Paul Timoney is visiting on Thursday.

Ms. O'Connor's Nativity Play

Ms. O'Connor's Junior Infants (pictured below) put on their Nativity Play for the parents last Wednesday in the General Purpose room.  It was a very enjoyable play.  Click HERE for a slideshow of photos from the peformance.  Photos can also be viewed and downloaded by clicking HERE.

St. Vincent de Paul Toy Appeal

Children representing all the classes are pictured with the toys purchased with the proceeds from the "no uniform" day last Friday.  The toys will be collected by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul on Wednesday.


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