October 4th, 2017
The girls football team went to Wolfe Tones camogie field to take part in a blitz last Monday. The girls played absolutely brilliant on the day. They won a match and lost a match. Congratulations to New Quay and Kilkishen who go through to the next round. Well done to everyone involved.
6th Class Tour 2017
June 23rd, 2017
6th Class visited St. John’s Castle yesterday before going shopping in The Cresent Shopping Centre. We walked through the museum first learning about The Normans and the origins of Limerick City and the castle itself, before touring around the castle enjoying the sights of the city. We listened to monks telling us stories of ancient medicine, a musician playing various types of instruments for us but we all agreed the archery and sword fighting was by far the best!!! We then went to The Cresent Shopping Centre, 6th class stocked up on “Hoodies” for Secondary School and also presents for family at home not to mention the obligatory lunch at KFC!!!
June 12th, 2017
Children’s author, Olive Mooney, came to visit 4th, 5th and 6th classes on Friday last.Olive read a couple of chapters from her book and answered many questions on what the life of an author is like. It took Olive 18 months to write her first book, The Book of Ornis. She bases many of her stories on events and characters that she sees in her own life. It takes a long time for a publishing company to decide whether to publish an author’s book or not. If you want to write your own book, you have to spend a long time editing your story and checking for spelling mistakes, just like we do in St. Tolas. Many thanks to Olive for sharing her time with us. Some of us would like to write our own books!!
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!!
May 24th, 2017
Yesterday 6th class had a lovely afternoon! Gabriellis recently won a colouring competition in Supermacs and as a result we all got to go to Supermacs and make our very own pizza’s. It was great fun, we began by getting prepared with aprons and sanitising our hands. The first station was rolling and slapping the dough to make the base, ensuring there was no air holes left in it. We then put on our tomato base and covered it with mozerella cheese. Finally we chose our favourite toppings before it went into the oven. We then came to the best part – eating them!!! We all want to say a huge “Thank you” to Naomi, Hannah and Darragh for all their help, patience and kindness. In particular we would also like to thank Greg Balicka, the manager for organising the competition and treating us so well on the day. We are unsure who enjoyed it more – the staff or the pupils!!!