First Class School Tour

June 22nd, 2017

On Tuesday the 13th of June, First Class travelled to Limerick and went to Dreamland and bowling.
Dreamland was lots of fun and the children were very excited playing in the imaginative area. We travelled to Disneyland Florida and Mexico, we did our weekly shopping, we were firefighters and we created new hair styles. We all had great fun going down the slide.
We went bowling after Dreamland and the children were very good at it. The winner of each group were given a teddy.
Overall it was a great day.

Fun Walk 2017

June 8th, 2017

On Friday, May 26th our entire school went for a mega walk all around Shannon. We had lovely weather for it and had great fun, even trekking up Tullyglass hill!! We were greeted with a welcome surprise when we saw members of the school’s Parents Association greeting us back with a cool refreshing drink each. Thanks to all parents who helped out on the day and to all our fantastic families who helped to raise over €4,000 for the school. Special thanks to all our Junior and Senior Infants who looked after the children in 5th and 6th classes…they wouldn’t have gotten up that hill without the help of our youngest pupils!!

Easter Bonnets 2017

April 25th, 2017

Pupils from all classes were very busy before the Easter holidays making their Easter bonnets and Easter ties from recycled material. There was some very impressive bonnets and ties on display in the hall on the day of our holidays.

Seachtain na Gaeilge – Scéaltaí sa leabharlann

March 29th, 2017

Chuaigh Rang a hAon go dtí an leabharlann chun éisteacht le scéaltaí.  Bhain siad a lán taitneamh as an cuairt agus bhí na scéaltaí griannmhar.

Recycling Centre Visit

February 22nd, 2017

5th class and St. Tola’s Green School’s Committee, along with Green Schools co-ordinator Ms. Connolly, visited Shannon Recycling Centre on Monday, February 20th. We were greeted by Ger and Nora who brought us around the recycling centre and showed us everything that can be brought there. We also learned where these recycled materials go when they leave the depot. The recycling centre accepts batteries, paint, cooking oil, engine oil, green waste, timber, plastic, cardboard, tin, metal, electrical goods, clothes and glass. Nearly all of our recyclable waste is exported to other countries like Germany and China. Ireland does not have the facilities to use our recyclable products for other purposes. Ger congratulated St. Tolas for being a very Green school but he also asked us to think about if we could use recyclable  materials for other purposes or give unwanted toys, clothes and electrical items to people who might have value in them, like the homeless or other charity organisations.

Some very important information that we learned was to make sure we wash out all recyclable materials before we recycle them, or else they can’t be used as they will be contaminated.

Thanks Ger and Nora for having us and for a very interesting tour!!