Healthy Eating Initiative starting next Monday, 2nd February
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Enrolment Week: Monday 26th - Saturday 31st January

Enrolment Week 2015: Monday 26th - Saturday 31st January

The school is currently taking enrolments for the school year 2015/2016.  If your child is scheduled to start school in September 2015 or if you are contemplating changing schools, please come and visit us before making your decision.  We have a lot to offer!  To get a better insight into life in our school, scroll down through the posts in this section (over 200 of them!).

School Band preparing for 50th Féile Ceoil na Scoileanna

The school band, under the guidance of Ms. Lenehan, is busy preparing for the upcoming Féile Ceoil na Scoileanna.  This is a special year for the Féile as it is the 50th year of the festival.  The Féile will take place, as usual, in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone, from Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd April.  There will be further details closer to the time.  Many thanks again to Ms. Lenehan who gives freely of her time to prepare the school band.

Healthy Chocolate!!
On Friday, children in Ms. Mc Ardle's class sampled dark chocolate as they learned that it is much better for us than sugary milk chocolate. The children had mixed reviews as it is an acquired taste! But all children agreed they would definitely try it again. A couple of squares of dark chocolate would be an excellent option for a treat on a Friday/weekend.  Benefits of dark chocolate - Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health.  Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet.  Studies show that dark chocolate can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease.  Click HERE to view more photos from the 'tasting' session.


Catholic Schools' Week - Thoughts for each Day
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Well done Stephen!
Well done to past pupil, Stephen Mc Veigh, who has been selected for the Ireland Under 20 rugby squad for the upcoming 6 Nations Championship.  Stephen was captain of the school football team that won the schools' championship in 2008.  Stephen's brothers, Joseph, Conor and Paul also attended Tubberclare.  We wish Stephen the best of luck over the coming weeks.
Plenty of activity!

We might be in the middle of a cold spell but it didn't stop the children being active at lunch time today (Thursday).  In particular, boys from 5th and 6th classes were busy practising their shooting skills.

Smoothies in Ms. Mc Ardle's
Ms. Mc Ardle brought in her nutri bullet today and they made 3 different smoothies. The children tasted all 3 and the verdict? Their favourite was the banana, apple, orange, strawberry and yogurt smoothie.  More photos to follow.
Healthy diet and exercise - Graham talks to Ms. Mc Ardle's class

Graham Whittaker (father of Matthew, Sean & Christina) spoke to children in Ms. Mc Ardle's fifth class earlier today about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise.  Graham had plenty of information to share with the children.  He is currently training for a marathon (he has completed 30 to date!) and is also hoping to complete another 24 hour non-stop run in Belfast later this year.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the talk.  Many thanks to Graham for visiting and we wish him well with his upcoming challenges.

Brat Bán Sneachta!
Click HERE for a slideshow of photos from today's fall of snow!


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