Thursday, December 18, 2008

Carol Service

We had our Carol Service last night (Wednesday, 17th of December). It was just lovely. The children sang so well, the junior infants looked gorgeous dressed up as people and animals from the Nativity Story and the "Amen" dance at the end was spectacular. Well done to all the children, teachers and parents who put so much time and effort into making the night a really special one.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Book Fair

Book FairMonday 1st December to Friday 5th 2008

This week is Book Fair week in our school. We had an author and poet Pete Mollinaux visit our school today. He did some interesting drama with us, told us stories, showed us a rainmaker, sang a song on a guitar and told us always to use our imaginations. He was great! All this week we can visit the hall and see the books in the fair (with our parents if we like). We can buy the books. Money raised goes towards buying books for the school. Such a great cause!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Beauty and the Beast

Today our school had a visit from a Theatre Group. They performed the pantomime "Beauty and the Beast".It was a marvellous show and we really enjoyed it. Some of us will be in the Renmore version of Beauty and the Beast and will be performing in the Town Hall Theatre in Galway at the start of January 2009.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Protest Rally

How do you feel about the edudational changes in the budget?
Did you know that :

  • Class sizes will be increased. This will mean that thousands of children will be in classes of over 30

  • Each shool will only be allowed two English as an Additional Language Teachers irrespective of the number of non English speaking students in the school

  • From Jan 1st there will be no substitute cover for teachers on uncertified sick leave. This will lead to serious disruption in schools as the class(es) of the absent teacher(s) will have to be divided.

  • The free book grant for families with financial difficulties is abolished.
  • Funding for special equipment and library books will not now be given to schools.

  • The Plan for Students with Special Educational Needs has been delayed. This will delay improvements for children with special needs in our school.

In order to voice our disapproval of these changes, parents and teachers in Galway are attending a Protest Rally on Saturday 8th November. We will assemble in Eyre Square at 1:45pm. In the interests of your children, we strongly urge you to attend. Be your child's voice.

There was a great turnout for the protest on Saturday. And a big Thank you to those who attended to support us on this important cause. We were all wrapped up for the march as the weather was awful but that did not lessen the crowd. Lets hope it makes a difference!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Witches Walk

Friday, 24th October, 2008 The weather was windy, but dry and sunny (weren't we lucky). Witches, vampires, princesses, ghosts and many other assorted people arrived at school to take part in our annual "Witches Walk".
It was a thoroughly enjoyable walk, and we made lots of money for the school and for charity. (Total to be announced when all the money is in). Well done to all the children, parents and teachers for the huge effort involved in getting everyone dressed up, and for the money raised.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Witches Walk

If you live in Renmore watch out for witches, ghosts, monsters, princesses, fairies and mummies at the end of October.......because at the end of October Scoil Chaitríona Junior pupils (and teachers) will be out on our Witches Walk. It is a chance for all to dress up, to go for a short walk, and to help raise some much needed funds for our school and for charity. We are all looking forward to our sponsored walk, it is one of the fun highlights of our school year. Please support us if you can. Thank you.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Congratulations again to Room 5!

We have just heard that Sleeping Beauty (Codladh Céad Bliain) is heading to Mullingar! Well done to Ms. McLoughlin's senior infants for their great teamwork in getting to the All Ireland Drama finals in Mullingar on Friday, April 25th at 12:30! Go néirí an t-adh libh.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Féile Scoildrámaíochta Congratulations

  • Scoil Chaitríona Junior is taking part (for the first time) in the Féile Scoildrámaíochta. Well done to the two classes who took to the stage in the Temperance Hall in Loughrea on March 4th. Here are the terrific results:
  • Ms. Lavery's class (1st) came 1st in their group with their drama Na Trí Mhuc (The Three Little Pigs)

  • Ms. McLoughlin's class (senior infants) are through to the Connacht finals in Castlebar at the start of April with their play Codladh Céad Bliain (Sleeping Beauty)

  • Victory Adebayo from Ms. McLoughlin's class won a Best Actress Award for her part as the evil fairy in Sleeping Beauty

  • Scoil Chaitríona Junior won the award for the best newcomers to the Féile

A very hearty CONGRATULATIONS to all who were involved in both plays, and especially to Mr. Len Wright for his help with the wonderful sets and props, and to Anne Power for her expertise with all our make-up.