Second Class School Tour at Seedsavers

June 12th, 2017

Second Class went to Seedsavers in East Clare last Thursday 8th of June. We got to make pizzas. First we rolled out the dough, then we spread the tomato sauce and finally we added our favourite toppings. We put it in an outside oven and it took less than two minutes to bake each pizza. Next, we went on a treasure hunt in groups around the organic Seed Gardens, heritage Orchards and Native Woodland Trails.  We had to smell some amazing herbs and flowers to find some clues. We enjoyed eating the treasure we found!! Pond dipping was great fun. We caught some amazing creatures including newts, pond skaters, tadpoles and a water boatman. We planted marigold seeds and got to bring them  home to look after and watch it grow. 



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!!

Our trip to see the spectacular Irish Coast Guard Helicopter in Shannon!!

May 21st, 2017

Second class were very lucky to be  invited to visit the Irish Coast Guard Helicopter in Shannon on Friday 19th May!!  The children were really excited as were Ms. Mc Guane and Ms. O’Neill who accompanied the children.

A big thank you to the Irish Coast Guards, especially Philip Wrenn who gave us a tour of the operations room and explained to us what happens in an emergency situation.  He also gave us a tour around the exterior and interior of this amazing  helicopter, pointing out the powerful searchlight, hoists, camera etc. Children were also shown some advanced medical equipment on board the helicopter. Philip showed us how to perform an ECG on patients to check their heart.

Inspired by this trip, some children can’t wait to become Paramedics and Pilots of the future!!!




First Holy Communion

May 11th, 2017

Second class made their First Holy Communion last Saturday, the 6th of May. The children worked so hard to learn their prayers and songs for this special day. They also did a fabulous job on the art work displayed for the altar of the church.

A big thanks to Father Arnie for a lovely ceremony and to Ms. Edel Haliday who worked with the choir and the children in 2nd class on their beautiful songs!!!
Special thanks to Ms. O’Neill who has worked so hard with the children since September, preparing them for their big day.
I’m sure everyone is as proud of their child as we are here at St. Tolas!!! They looked fabulous on the day!! Well done 2nd class!!!!

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.