Christmas Number 1

December 11th, 2017

Since we’ve come back from our summer holidays, 4th-6th classes have been very busy practicing for a special project. As you know, Joanne has visited the orphanage in Goradiche, Belarus over the last few years, to help the many special children in need over there. In the past, we have held a number of fundraisers to help purchase supplies for these children. This year, Joanne and her husband Don came up with the novel idea of recording a single which will be available to buy before Christmas…we hope to make it a Number 1 hit. Children from St. Conaires have also been practicing the same song and we met this week in Mary Immaculate Church to record the single. We had to sing without any music which was possible thanks to conductor Don and DJ. We really enjoyed taking part in this project and can’t wait to hear the final version…it will make a marvellous Christmas gift for families in Shannon and Goradiche. We also sang a song of our own to add to the album. See above for some photographs of the recording.

Update: Last Thursday, we officially launched our single in  Insomnia. It was a really special night and we were delighted to have none other than Santa Claus himself come to our launch. If you haven’t written your letters to man himself yet, our CD would make a lovely gift and all proceeds going to a charity close to all our hearts. See http://www.bcp.rineanna.com/ to download our tracks or CDs are also available in Tracey s office.

Thanks for your support!!


4th Class Marble Runs

November 27th, 2017

4th Class were given a task last week of creating marble runs. They used tape, cardboard, kitchen roll holders and sellotape to create them. They had 3 rules to follow when creating their marble runs.

They had to have 3 twists or turns.

They had to be at least 90 cm long from where the marble went in to where it came out.

The marble had to drop into a water container at the end but no part of the run could touch the container.

Most of our groups were very successful at completely the task and they had great fun working as a team.


Holly

November 27th, 2017

4th Class went on a tree hunt recently.

We found 2 Holly’s and a Holly Tree.


Top Attenders

November 22nd, 2017

As part of our attendance strategy, it is an important aim of the school to have children attend as frequently as possible. Every two months, any child who has full attendance for the previous two months will receive a small reward to recognise being fantastic attenders!! As you can see, we had many children who missed no day in September and October. We’re hoping more children can join them for November/December.


Halloween Quiz 2018

October 26th, 2017

We had a fantastic turnout last night for our Halloween Quiz. 32 teams in total battled it out for what was a very enjoyable night. Many thanks to all our sponsors who donated so many raffle prizes on the night. Thanks to all the children in the school who did art over the last couple of weeks which made our hall SPOOKTACULAR looking.  Special thanks to all our staff who helped prepare for and organise the night. They were a particularly colourful bunch this year!! Congratulations to the McKey family who won the best dressed team and to the Marren-O’Callaghan family who won the table quiz.