Thursday Note 14th March 2019

March 19th, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are well this week as we head towards St. Patrick’s Day. Our news this week is as follows

  • The Board of Management of St. Tola’s N.S. completed its annual review of the Child’s Safeguarding Statement at the Board meeting of Tuesday 12th March. The review was conducted in accordance with the “Checklist for Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement “ published on the Department’s website www.education.ie.

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Listening and Responding to Music

March 11th, 2019

Over the past month, 5th class have been working on integrating music, art and ICT class together.

They listened to various pieces of music from around the world and had to quickly draw an animation of a scene that they imagined while listening to the music.

Photos were then taken of each drawing and the class created a movie together, adding in the music itself and commentary from every child in the class describing their work.

We hope you enjoy watching it and that you can take some time to imagine a scene for yourself!!


Spelling Bee 2019

March 8th, 2019

Ms. Fitzgerald recently brought 5th and 6th classes together to participate in our local heat of the Spelling Bee. Every child in both classes were asked to spell a word. If they answered correctly, they qualified to the next round and this continued until there was only one person standing!!

The standard was really high from an early stage, which was clear when nobody got knocked out in the 1st round. The words got harder and harder as the rounds progressed. Children could ask for a definition of the word or to put it in a sentence.

Maneet, Simona and Evan were neck and neck in the final round and it came down to the wire, with Maneet being declared our Spelling Bee champion.

Congrats to Maneet who now qualifies for the county final!!

Well done everyone!!


Tables Tests with a Twist

March 8th, 2019


5th class enjoyed having a Tables competition on the interactive whiteboard, by playing ‘Hit the Button’. Everybody got a go and worked really well under the added pressure of a one minute timer….and an excited audience!!

Matthew had an amazing score of 34 so the challenge has been set to better it!!

Check out https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and see how you get on yourself. You can practise addition, subtraction, multiplication and division so there’s something there for everyone!!


Sportshall Athletics March 2019

March 7th, 2019

Following a successful run of lunchtime training with Ms O’Neill, our athletics team from 3rd to 6th Classes enjoyed a fun-filled and active day in Corofin for the annual Sportshall Athletics Tournament.

Our athletes were great sportspeople and represented the school so well. They performed well in all events and impressed us with all their skills. We look forward to developing these skills over the remainder of the year in our PE lessons and during Active Schools Week.