Room 4 and Room 10 went on a nature walk this week. The boys and girls enjoyed spotting the signs of Summer which were very evident in the Glen Park. The children collected samples of the blooming colourful flowers and leavy green trees to bring back to school. Everyone had fun counting the ducks and ducklings in the pond; some children even spotted some frog spawn. Take a look at the photos to see what you can find?!
At assembly this Friday, we awarded certificates to boys and girls for their awesome attendance in term 2. Those who got Full Attendance Certificates (orange) didn't miss a single day while those who received Excellent Attendance (green) Certificates missed just 1 or 2 days. We also awarded Improved Attendance Certificates (yellow). We extend a huge thanks to the parents for their continued efforts in getting children to school each and everyday regardless of the weather. Maith Sibh!
Last Thursday was a very memorable evening for our super Senior Infants, who took part in the annual Cór Féile na Scol in City Hall, Cork. Their energetic and cool showcase of ‘The Barnyard Moosical’ went down a treat with the audience. The boys and girls, colourfully dressed as farmers, cows, pigs and chickens, performed 4 lively action songs- ‘Is mise an Feirmeoir’, ‘When Pigs Fly’ ‘Cows' Chorus Line’ and ‘Funky Chikcken’. Teachers, staff and parents couldn't be prouder of them. We, at St. Patrick’s Infants’ NS, extend a warm thanks to all the organisers and volunteers of Cór Féile na Scol, for without whom our children wouldn’t experience this confidence building tradition.
The children celebrated world book day in style by dressing up as their favourite character from a story. We had a lovely assembly and Mrs Hogan read 'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?'. Throughout the day boys and girls from each class went to the office to read out quotes from popular fairytales and stories while the other children guessed the title. As well as that, children designed their own book mark. Take a look at some of the pictures- can you see Charlie/ Red riding hood/ Peter Pan etc?
The children received a lovely a surprise when story teller Paddy O'Brien came to visit our school. Paddy was a huge hit with the children because of his funny twists on very popular nursery rhymes. Try this at home: ''Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a box of pizza an ogre brown came running down and said buzz off or I’ll eat ya'..’'
Thanks so much to dentist Sinéad McGrath for visiting our school today. Sinéad showed us the correct way to brush our teeth. She told us how important it is to brush our teeth twice a day and for two minutes. We also talked about food and drinks that have lots of sugar in them.
Wow!! Wow!!Wow!! A very warm thank you to all the parents, guardians, relatives and particularly the grandparents' for coming to our school to celebrate Grandparents' Day. This day was part of our Catholic Schools' week in which we thanked God and our grandparents for helping create the wonderful world around us. We started the celebrations with a lovely assembly: Ms Hogan read a very special prayer and Ms Sjaellaender read a beautiful story called 'Heaven is having you'; The children performed 'Thank you God for everything', 'We sing a song to Brigid', to celebrate St Brigid and Spring, and closed with our school anthem that brought tears to many eyes. Grandparents and relatives were invited back to the classrooms to play games. Also, children asked the grandparents about life in the 'olden days' and show them what school is like today. The chocolate biscuits and juices were a tasty sweetener shared by everyone. It truly was a remarkable and very special day to be remembered. The staff at our school were duly humbled and extremely grateful for the praise extended by grandparents- complimenting the warm, colourful, child friendly and special atmosphere evident in all parts of the school. We would like to extend our warmest thank you the Irish Examiner for the publicity. Take a look at the amazing article. http://www.irishexaminer.com/video/lifestyle/video-these-cork-students-put-on-an-adorable-show-to-celebrate-their-grandparents-442073.html
We were so delighted to start our Irish dancing lessons today with the amazing Nicky Hayes. We love going to the halla and practicing every Tuesday. We get better each and every week. Take a look at some of the pictures. We cannot wait to perform for our parent during Seachtain Na Gaeilge.
Today, at assembly, we celebrated and congratulated the boys and girls who had excellent attendance in term 1. Well done especially to those who had full attendance. We would like to extend our thanks to the parents for making such an effort to get their children to school each and everyday. Keep it up!
The story of Christmas was retold in a special way by Senior Infants' for the Annual Nativity performance. The boys and girls worked really hard over December- singing songs, learning lines and performing. The children really enjoyed playing the important roles such as Angel Gabriel, the angels, the stars, Mary and Joseph, the 3 wise men and the shepherds. It was a truly great way to end term one.