Infant Science Day

Last week was Science Week. Junior & Senior infants did some wonderful experiments.

First we did the “Dancing Raisins” test. We put some raisins in still water and some in fizzy water – which water made our raisins dance do you think?

Then we did “Fruity Sweets colour mixing.” We put our Skittles in beautiful patterns on plates. Then we added warm water and waited for the beautiful colours to nix. Each one was different and we were delighted.

Look at our photos.

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A Spooktacular Day

On Friday the children from Ms. O’Connell’s and Ms. O’Neill’s classes got into the Halloween mood.

We had scary witches, fearsome vampires, howling were wolves, killer clowns, sideman and superman, magical cheerleaders and creepy skeletons.

We even had a zombie doctor and nurse (complete with corona virus). The school has been decorated with wonderful Halloween art too.

Have a look at our photographs if you are brave enough.

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Author visit

Sarah Webb

Last Friday 16th October – 5th & 6th class had a zoom call with an Irish author called Sarah Webb. She answered some questions and gave us ideas for Autumn poems.

We got to ask lots of questions; we asked about her dog, who is called Lucky, tips to be a writer, her motto in life and many more. She told us that her book Animal Crackers was one of her favourites as she loves animals. One of the tips she gave to people who wanted to be authors was to read lots of books.

Some people read their autumn poems. At the end she showed us her Halloween costume. She also showed us some of the books she wrote e.g. Blazing A Trail, Irish Women who Changed the World.

 

 

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Autumn and Hibernation

We have been talking about Autumn during the last few weeks. We learned lots of Autumn rhymes about the colourful leaves tumbling down.

We read some wonderful Autumn stories about big trees and little hedgehogs and squirrels.

We sang songs about leaves falling down and we even have one about the big word we learned – Hibernation.

We made our own Autumn landscape – using handprints and we added some hedgehogs and gorgeous red squirrels.

We brought in leaves for our Nature table and we made some little hedgehogs from márla – they are happily hibernating there.

Have a look at our photos and sing along to our favourite Autumn song

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First Holy Communion

On Saturday 3rd October First Holy Communion took place in St. Ciarán’s Church, Castledaly. We were all delighted that 3rd class finally got to celebrate their special day. Everyone had worked so hard to prepare for this very important Sacrament and it certainly showed on the day.

We’d like to say a big thank you to all of the children, parents, teachers, Monsignor Noonan, Patrick & Stephen Heffernan for helping make it such a special day.

Here are some photographs for those of you who could not be with us.

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Retirement – Mary Molloy

After 16 years of taking care of our school, Mary Molloy has retired.

Mary has seen huge changes during her time in Kilcleagh N.S.

She celebrated our joys and mourned our sorrows with us.  She took a personal interest on each and everyone of us and genuinely cared.  She loved the company of the children and always had a kind word for them. We had a little good bye gathering with her on Thursday 19th ( see pictures).

We wish Mary a long, healthy and fulfilled retirement.

Slán agus go raibh m.ile maith agat!

    

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All About Us – Junior Infants

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All About Us – Senior Infants

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Confirmation 2020

Confirmation 2020

At the end of a summer of uncertainty on August 15th the children from 6th class finally received the sacrament of Confirmation in St. Ciaran’s Church.

Mons. Noonan welcomed everybody warmly and told us that this was the first time Confirmation had ever been celebrated in there.

Our 17 wonderful young people also graduated from primary school and were presented with their certificates by Mrs. Bradley.

It was a joy to meet them again and wish them the very best as they move on to the next phase in life. We will miss them!

                     

  

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First morning

We have all settled in wonderfully & are so glad to be back!

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