Active School Week - daily walk for parents & children
Active School Week takes place nationwide next week, Monday 27th April to Friday 1st May.  There will be a walk for parents and children around the school field each day from 2.30 p.m.  Children can wear tracksuits all next week.
Kindness Week - Thoughts for the day!
Kindness Week - Being a good classmate
A good classmate is
Nice to everybody
A good classmate 
Helps others
Invites you to play
Looks out for others
Stands up for others
A good classmate says
Thank you
I’m sorry
How are you?
Let me help you
Do you want to join our game?
A good classmate is NOT
A gossiper
A bully
Sow & Grow Schools' Project
Ms. O'Connor's Junior Infants availed of last week's good weather to do a spot of gardening.  They were taking part in the Sow and Grow schools' project.  Click HERE to see how they got on.
Children raise €5100 for Trócaire
A huge well done to the staff and children on raising €5100 for Trócaire.  Over the past few weeks there has been a great range of activities organised - scroll down to see photos.  There has been a great tradition of raising money for Trócaire in the school down through the years but this year's efforts have resulted in the highest amount ever raised.  Everybody should be very proud of themselves - well done!
Ben features in"G.A.A. Around Ireland" video
Sixth class pupil, Ben K, features in a "G.A.A. Around Ireland" video.  Each of the 32 counties passes the ball to each other through a variety of GAA sports.  It's an excellent production, just over 2 minutes in duration, so click HERE to see Ben in action along with children from the other 31 counties.  Well done Ben!  (Ben features at the 1 min 53 sec mark)
Dale Treadwell (ecologist) visits the school

In conjunction with the Easter Forest Walk (this Saturday in Portlick at 1.45 & 3.45) being organised by the Parents' Association, well-known ecologist, Dale Treadwell visited the school last Tuesday.  He spent the day in the school and spoke to all the children.  Click HERE for photos from the day.

Kindness Week launched
The annual Kindness Week in school will take place the week beginning Monday 20th April.  This morning in the G.P. room, the children were told about the week and shown two interesting clips - have a look at them.  "How full is your bucket?" (click HERE); "Powering Kindness" (click HERE)
Talent Show for Trócaire (Ms. Gaynor's & Ms. Mc Ardle's)
Children in Ms. Gaynor's and Ms. Mc Ardle's put on a wonderful Talent Show in aid of Trócaire in the G.P. room earlier today (Wednesday).  There was a great range of performances including card tricks, singing, sketches, gymnastics, art, ball tricks, dancing (traditional & modern), instrumental.  Click HERE for a selection of photos.  Well done - you were terrific!
6th class cycle for Trócaire

Earlier today (Wednesday), children in 6th class undertook a cycle and run for Trócaire.  The weather was ideal for both challenges.  Click HERE for a slideshow of photos from the cycle.  The children will continue cycling after the Easter break on Friday mornings.


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