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. 🙂
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.
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.
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.
We are really looking forward to welcoming our pupils and families when school reopens on Wednesday 24th of August. We are delighted to welcome our new Junior Infant pupils and their families to All Saints’ National School. We wish them every happiness and success as they commence their primary school education. Our thoughts are with our 6th Class of 2021-2022 as they prepare to start secondary school in the coming days. We look forward to an exciting year of fun and learning.
Today we celebrated our summer holidays with a visit to Carnew playground. We enjoyed an ice-cream cone on our way back to school. It was a lovely way to end the school year. We welcomed families and friends to join with us to celebrate a fantastic year of learning, initiatives and fun along the way. We raised our Amber Flag in acknowledgement of the wonderful work undertaken in recent years to promote and highlight positive mental health and wellbeing.
Today we said goodbye to our wonderful 6th Class pupils. We are incredibly proud of the talented and kind young people they are today. It has been a pleasure to watch them grow and flourish over the years. They should be proud of all they have accomplished during their time in primary school. We wish to thank our 6th Class pupils and families for their support and kindness throughout their time in All Saints’ National School. Our thoughts and prayers are with the pupils as they prepare to commence an exciting new chapter. Wishing you every success and happiness.
Many thanks to the pupils and staff on their fantastic achievements and learning this year. Thank you to our families for your support and cooperation. We also wish to thank the Parent Teacher Association and Board of Management for their commitment, generosity and assistance.
Wishing our school community an enjoyable and safe summer holiday. We are looking forward to welcoming our pupils and families when school reopens at 9am on Wednesday 24th August 2022.
It has been a very enjoyable summer term developing our school garden. The pupils designed, created, and painted their designs on our garden wall. It was great fun! Well done to everyone on your lovely designs. The garden is so bright and colourful. It is a lovely space to enjoy. We are looking forward to continuing this project next year.
We had a wonderful day visiting Kilkenny. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed a trip to Castlecomer Discovery Park. The pupils participated in the Woodland Adventure Walk, bouncing net and Water Scientist workshop. We had lots of fun! We also explored the fairy and elf village. We saw some beautiful metal craft pieces on display in the National Craft & Design Gallery. We finished off a busy day with a trip to Kilkenny Castle. The children had great fun in the playground. It was a super school tour.
We had a great day visiting Tinahely. The children viewed their art on display in Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre. We extend our thanks to Barbara and Cressida for inviting us to participate in the Freedom Project along with other local schools. We viisited Tomnafinnoge Woods for a picnic and walk. We thoroughly enjoyed the outing.