Winter Weather

Junior and Senior Infants have been learning all about Winter weather. We talked about how we keep ourselves cosy wearing lovely warm clothes. We learned some Winter rhymes about cold weather and snowflakes. We made some beautiful snowflakes and have them on display. We sing a song called “snowflakes, snowflakes falling down.”

Here is a slideshow of  our snowflakes display.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Christmas Disco Fun

We had a lot of fun the day we got the Christmas holidays, take a moment to have a look at Christmas Disco slideshow.

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Fr Paddy and Arba Minch Prison

On Friday last 9th December we had a visit from Fr. Paddy Moran who has worked extensively in the Arba Minch prison in Ethiopia.

This is a mixed prison and women inmates are allowed keep their children with them until the age of 14.

Fr. Paddy is a big man – to quote Harry from Senior Infants “You go all the way up to the sky.” He also has a big smile, a big presence and most of all a big heart.

He spoke to all our pupils from junior infants to 6th class and he managed to communicate effectively with each group – his word of the day was “EMPATHY.” He got the children to imagine living in squalor with no toys, minimal opportunities to play and limited access to education.

They are locked up every evening at 6 pm in tiny cramped dormitories.

There is a policy in the prison of teaching the men skills they can use to fund themselves and their families – painting being one – John Galvin from Moate has gone over three times to give art lessons, Fr. Paddy showed us some samples of the work produced, lots of the paintings  being based on images from the Bible.

As you will know, we try every year to support a charity with the funds raised at our Carol Service. This year we hope to be able to make a sizable donation to Fr. Paddy. His is a one-man operation aided by volunteers – no admin fees, no CEO’s on inflated salaries and so we can be assured that every euro will be spent on improving these childrens’ lives. So please come along with your extended families on Tuesday 20th December at 7 pm and dig deep!!

Have a look at our photos below and we have also provided a link to the ‘Nationwide’ programme focussing on the work done in Arba Minch prison.

Nollaig faoi shéan ‘s faoi mhaise agus athbhliain shuaimhneach daoibh go léir!

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Light and Dark

Junior and Senior infants have been talking about “Day and Night” and “Light and Dark.” Some of us even stayed up to see the “Supermoon.”

We talked about the things we do and see in the daylight and we chatted about what happens when it gets dark. We read a lovely story about “Oscar and the Moth” and we sang a little song called “I see the moon, the moon sees me.”

Last of all we made our very own shadows, look at our pictures!

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Fantastic French Knitting on a Foggy Friday

Our pupils continue having fun with the results of their French Knitting lessons.

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Halloween

Halloween fun throughout the school. 

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Autumn 2016

Autumn is an exciting time in Kilcleagh N.S. We look at the trees and their beautiful coloured leavers.

We gather nuts and lovely red berries. We sing Autumn songs, listen to Autumn stories, learn Autumn rhymes. We go on Nature walks. Best of all we do wonderful Autumn art in every classroom

We are proud of our lovely displays………..take a look!

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Moate Show Prizewinners

The school entered 104 pieces in Moate Show this year. These included paintings, collage, handwriting and poetry.

Here are our prizewinners!

  1. Rachel – 6th class, Eli – 3rd class & Ella – 6th class
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  3. Sean – 4th class, Skyla – 4th class & Eoin – 3rd classsdc19149Well done everyone.

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New Infants 1st Day

On Thursday September 1st we welcomed 13 new junior infants to our school. We are delighted to have Daniel, Harry, Joe, Nathan, Tomás, Eoin, Tylor, Keira, Florence, Georgia, Áine, Sophie & Rachel as new pupils.

Here are some photos of them getting to know the senior infants and exploring our classroom.

We are going to have a great year. Keep an eye on our page and see what we do!

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Infant Certificates.

Junior & Senior Infants got their special certificates today. They are very proud and so cute …………..

Here are some lovely photos.

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