Spelling Bee 2019

March 8th, 2019

Ms. Fitzgerald recently brought 5th and 6th classes together to participate in our local heat of the Spelling Bee. Every child in both classes were asked to spell a word. If they answered correctly, they qualified to the next round and this continued until there was only one person standing!!

The standard was really high from an early stage, which was clear when nobody got knocked out in the 1st round. The words got harder and harder as the rounds progressed. Children could ask for a definition of the word or to put it in a sentence.

Maneet, Simona and Evan were neck and neck in the final round and it came down to the wire, with Maneet being declared our Spelling Bee champion.

Congrats to Maneet who now qualifies for the county final!!

Well done everyone!!

Tables Tests with a Twist

March 8th, 2019

5th class enjoyed having a Tables competition on the interactive whiteboard, by playing ‘Hit the Button’. Everybody got a go and worked really well under the added pressure of a one minute timer….and an excited audience!!

Matthew had an amazing score of 34 so the challenge has been set to better it!!

Check out https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and see how you get on yourself. You can practise addition, subtraction, multiplication and division so there’s something there for everyone!!

Sportshall Athletics March 2019

March 7th, 2019

Following a successful run of lunchtime training with Ms O’Neill, our athletics team from 3rd to 6th Classes enjoyed a fun-filled and active day in Corofin for the annual Sportshall Athletics Tournament.

Our athletes were great sportspeople and represented the school so well. They performed well in all events and impressed us with all their skills. We look forward to developing these skills over the remainder of the year in our PE lessons and during Active Schools Week. 

World Book Day 2019

March 7th, 2019

To celebrate World Book Day, 4th and 5th classes joined forces to take part in a quiz all about books!

Each team had to come up with their own team name, with a connection to books. The judges are busy tonight discussing which team gets the bonus points for creativity. It’s a tough task to choose between The Book Worms, Diary of the Best Ones, Busy Book Bees, The Bibles, The Posh Potters, The Gryffindor Group, The School of Magic, The Fantastic Four, The Gangsta Grannies, The Best Bookworms, Hogwarts or the Magic Finger Kids. 

Great fun was had and we look forward to the announcement at Cruinniú tomorrow to see which team was victorious!!

Thursday Note 7th March 2019

March 7th, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are well. Our news this week is as follows

  • Well done to the pupils from 3rd-6th classes who represented St. Tola’s last Saturday night at the Peace Proms Concert in UL. It was a fantastic opportunity to sing with other schools from all around the Mid West and the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. The pupils also got to hear some amazing and talented soloists. Thank you to Ms. Halliday for all her hard work since the start of the year on co-ordinating this event and in teaching the pupils the songs to such a high standard. Thank you to Ms. Amanda Corry, Ms. Diana Fleming, Ms.  Mary O’ Shaughnessy Ms. Clare Fitzsimons, Ms. Ciara Cleary, and Ms. Hazel Park for accompanying the children on the night. Well done to all.

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