Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

We had a very exciting Halloween in All Saints’. Well done to our staff and pupils who looked spooktacular in their costumes! There was great excitement and lots of creativity on display. Thank you to all involved in making it an occasion to remember. The pupils enjoyed a Halloween party with games and a disco. We created spooky illustrations and engaged in a live drawing webinar. We decorated Halloween inflatable monsters and shared our amazing costumes. We also enjoyed some Halloween treats. Many thanks to the senior classroom for decorating and setting up the party. The highlight of the day was the Halloween mystery box. It was very exciting and lots of fun. Many thanks to all involved in planning the celebrations.

Wishing you have a safe and enjoyable mid-term after a fantastic start to the school year. Well done everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pottery Workshop 2

Pottery Workshop 2

Many thanks to Christien van Bussel who returned to school recently for a painting workshop to decorate our pottery tiles. They are fabulous and really showcase the talent and creativity of our pupils. We are delighted to participate in the Creative Arts project through the Arts Council. Christien worked with the children last year to create beautiful tiles using clay. We can’t wait to see the finished project on display in the school garden. Many thanks to Christien for her guidance and creativity. We thoroughly enjoyed working on the project.

Fire Brigade Visit

Fire Brigade Visit

The children were very excited to have our local fire station visit our school. We had great fun learning about how to respond to a fire, how to prevent fires from happening and how to keep ourselves safe. Some students and teachers got to try on the fire suits, which are not easy to wear.

We would like to thank everyone at Carnew Fire Brigade for a lovely, fun educational morning.

Baking Fun

Baking Fun

We had great fun baking apple crumble with tasty apples grown in our school garden. Thank you very much to Mrs. O’Driscoll and the senior pupils who planned and prepared the tasty treats. The apple crumble was delicious. What a wonderful treat to celebrate Well-being Wednesday!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations to our pupils who were awarded prizes in an art competition at the Carnew & District Agricultural Show. We are very proud of the boys who designed fabulous pictures for the show. Well done!

Friendship Week

Friendship Week

This week we celebrate ‘Friendship Week’. The pupils will participate in a variety of projects to learn about the importance of friendship. It has been a busy and enjoyable start to the week. On Monday we enjoyed interviewing our friends and reporting to the school. On Tuesday we designed posters on the theme, and identified the ingredients for friendship. We listened to an interesting assembly about apples. We explored how apples are a great example of friendship and remind us how we can grow and develop. On Wednesday we played lego together with our friends and we wrote fantastic acrostic poetry.

Well done to the staff and pupils on their amazing work. We are very proud of our school. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pottery Workshop

Pottery Workshop

We were delighted to welcome Christien van Bussel to All Saints’ on Monday 19th September. Christien created and designed beautiful pottery tiles with the pupils. The pottery workshop is part of our Creative Arts project funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. We are delighted to participate in the project. Christien will return to school next month to paint the tiles. We look forward to seeing the finished project on the walls of our playground.

Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day

We celebrated the life of Roald Dahl on Wednesday 13th September.

Mrs. Kenny organised an interesting assembly to teach us about the famous author.

The children learned some interesting Roald Dahl facts.
– Roald Dahl was a fighter pilot in World War II.
– Quentin Blake illustrated his stories for publication.
– He wrote many of his stories from a shed in his garden.
– He was born in Wales on 13th September 1916.
– Roald Dahl wrote 49 books for publication in his lifetime.

We read some of Roald Dahl’s stories together and designed a new character for his books.

Well-being Wednesdays

Well-being Wednesdays

We were delighted to receive an ‘Amber Flag’ from Pieta House in recognition of our collaborative efforts to promote positive mental health. Last year, we introduced Well-being Wednesdays. Following on from the success of the initiative, we look forward to continuing this wonderful work this year.

The pupils in the junior and senior classrooms joined together to play board games. It was great fun. We decided to create our own board games with a focus on well-being.

We also enjoyed buddy reading. The pupils selected stories to read together. They spoke about characters and identified the setting of the stories.

The children also created their own dream jars. It was great fun. It has been a really enjoyable start to the school year.