Easter Bonnets 2016

March 16th, 2016

We had a great selection of Easter bonnets and ties in the school today. Many families went to huge efforts to create their masterpieces. They looked fantastic in our fashion show earlier today.  It’s amazing what you can do with recyclable materials. Congratulations to all the raffle winners in each class today…Easter has come early for you!! Many thanks to all parents who supported the raffle and huge thanks to our Parents Association who organised the prizes and also provided a little treat for every child in the school. Wishing you all a lovely Easter break and see you all on April 4th again. Lá Fhéile Pádraig daoibh go léir. 🍀🍀🍀

Lemon Volcanoes

March 16th, 2016

The children in 6th class have been learning about Volcanoes and today we created our very own Lemon Volcanoes.
This was created by using a lemon, baking soda, washing-up liquid and food dye.
The science behind our experiment is that lemon juice contains citric acid which when mixed with baking soda reacts to form carbon dioxide and sodium citrate, which causes the liquid to fizz and bubble. An exciting and MESSY experiment 🙂

Proclamation Day Easter 2016

March 15th, 2016

Today we celebrated Proclamation Day in our school. The idea behind this special day was to remember our history and in particular the events of 1916, to reflect on our achievements as a Republic over the past century and to re-imagine our future for coming generations. All the children of St. Tolas, the staff, many parents and members of our Board of Management gathered in the halla at 11am.

Our celebrations began with 4th class re-enacting the events of the 1916 Rising. 1st and 2nd classes sang Beidh Aonach Amárach. Junior Infants did an awesome rap called A haon, dó, trí. 5th class informed us on the origins and history of our national flag. 3rd class sang Trasna na dTonnta and Óró sé do Bheatha Bhaile, which was sang by Irish rebels during the Easter Rising. Senior Infants performed an Irish poem called Rólo ar Strae. Finally, 6th class gave us a sequenced summary of the events of 1916 and then they read out their own proclamation which they composed themselves. This proclamation highlighted areas in Irish society that they felt need to be improved in order to help future generations of our proud country.

The entire school then went out to the front yard. 5th class played Amhráin na bhFiann on the tinwhistles as John Quinlivan hoisted the Irish tricolour, with the assistance of Aoibhin, Cian and Kevin our caretaker. To finish off our days events, the entire school sang Amhráin na bhFiann. We really enjoyed preparing for this special day and it makes us really proud of the country in which we live. Well done to all classes for their hard work and for making this day a memorable one in our school’s history.

3rd Class Lego

March 15th, 2016

We have been doing Lego for the past few weeks. We have made a crocodile that opens and closes his mouth, we also did spinning birds that can spin in the same direction or spin in the opposite direction! We constructed a boat that goes up and down as if it’s in a storm! Last week, we made a lion that roared and lifted itself up. It’s great fun! We always count the pieces before and after, so they don’t get lost. I think it’s very cool! It’s cool when you plug it in to the computer, press start and watch it go! I love Lego and technology, so this is perfect!     By Simona, 3rd class.

Thursday Note 10th March

March 10th, 2016

Dear Parents/guardians,

We hope you are well today as hopefully we will have some Spring like weather coming our way! Our news this week is as follows

  • Well done to 5th and 6th class who took part in a Junior Achievement event entitled Work it Out on Tuesday last in St. Patrick’s Comprehensive organised by the transition year pupils. Our pupils had to complete physical activities and then use their mathematical skills to solve problems based on these activities.

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