To celebrate Positive Ageing Week, 20 of our girls and boys visited St Michael's Nursing Home. In recent years a special friendship has developed between the young and the less young in our community. 10 girls joined some of the lady residents to complete some wonderful art and crafts. They chatted and enjoyed each other's company as they worked together to create teapot holders, jewellery boxes and crucifixes. The boys had a super time in the men's shed, working with some of the male residents. From our video on our Facebook Page you can see that they even had a little sing song as they worked. Together they created stools and painted benches, but most of all they just spent time together laughing, singing and chatting. The boys returned to school telling stories, with big smiles on their faces of Tom, the man from Doon, he was "great craic". As a school we want to thank Sharon, the staff and especially the residents of St. Michaels Nursing home, for inviting us into their home. They passed on the knowledge and skills they have learned over the years to our pupils. It was a wonderful day and we feel it contains a valuable lesson for everyone.
Super news!! Our school won a free set of jerseys today. Sincere thanks to Optima Training and Consulting for their very generous sponsorship. Thanks to all that put our name forward to win the set of Jerseys, especially Catherine O' Sullivan. Well done to Mr Heffernan for bringing the competition to our schools attention
Fantastic News: James Ryan the Limerick Senior hurling captain and who works as a Games Development Administrator for Limerick GAA has agreed to coach all children in all classes for the next 6 weeks. We are extremely lucky to have a great role-model and experienced coach coming to our school.
It has been decided that 6th class will form our Active School Flag committee this year. 6th class can’t wait to get involved and to come up with interesting and exciting ideas for the Active Flag campaign. 6th class are aware that they have a lot of work to complete in order for our school to be successful and are looking forward to the leading the challenge.