Highlights

The Staff for 2017/2018 is as follows:

 Principal: Cathy Lyons

Junior Infants: Rebecca Quigley ( Deputy Principal )

Senior Infants: Tara O’ Brien

1st  Class: Caitríona Nolan

2nd  Class: Fionnuala Bradley

3rd  Class: Katie Smeaton

4th  Class: James McGrath

5th  Class: Shauna McEneff

6th  Class: Aisling Minnock (for Breda Goulding)

The Arc: Michelle Cleary

Barbara Mellsop

Support Teachers:

Sinéad Moylan : Junior Infants and 5th Class

Fionnuala Morgan: 2nd Class and 3rd  Class

Ciarán Brady: Senior Infants and 6th Class

Laura Garry:1st  Class and 4th Class

SNAs: Breda Grennan, Lynne McNiece, Massi Carni, Olivia Dunican and Olivia Delaney

Admin Office: Richard Brennan

Caretaker: Stephen Coyle

Cleaner: Katarzyna Baczaj

Bus Escort: Charlotte Feery

 

June 2017

Assembly

 We had our end of year assembly on June 23rd . Rebecca and the Junior Infants explored the core value, kindness. The Arc Classes read a story and sang a song on the same theme. Matthew Coyle spoke eloquently on behalf of the Student Council. Tara presented the handwriting awards for May. Shauna and James presented medals to the Cumann na mBunscol boys’ team..

 GAA Round UP

 Shauna and James presented medals to the Cumann na mBunscol boys’ team.. Congratulations to Shannan ( 4th Class) who was chosen by the GAA to play in the mini sevens at half time in the Offaly Westmeath Game in O’ Connor Park. Also we won a joint award for “ Best School Supporters” at the Cumann na mBunscol finals in May. We received two Offaly jerseys to raffle amongst the students. We will do this in September. We also took part in the jersey day fundraiser for the Faithful Fields and raised €200.

Sports Day

We had a great day for sports day last Wednesday with all staff doing a terrific job with activity stations. In the afternoon we carried on our tradition of 6th class playing the staff. The 6th Class played their hearts out but were narrowly beaten by the staff team. 6th Class were magnanimous in defeat. The 6th Class went rowing with Ciarán and Aisling.

 Attendance Awards

As part of our attendance strategy we had our annual attendance awards. Cathy presented attendance awards to the 52 children who missed 5 days or less. Congratulations to all of these children. I would like to give a special mention to Anna Maria from 5th Class who had 100% attendance for the school year. Well done Anna Maria.

6th Class Leaving Ceremony

On June 14th we had a ceremony for those children who are moving on to secondary school. Well done to all those who participated in it. Thank you to Rebecca and the choir.  Aisling did a great job. The children were great. We wish the 6th Class pupils well, as they prepare for the second leg of their journey in formal education. 6th Class also had a workshop on transitioning to secondary school earlier this month.

 School Tours

All Classes went on school tours and they went off without a hitch. Here are some photos from the Infant tour to Tearaways Pet Farm in Rathcabbin.

May 2017

Green School

We were delighted to find out that we were successful with our Green Flag for Energy application. Breda, Cathy and two representatives from the committee, Tauti and Farheen , attended an awards ceremony in the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone. Independent TD, Denis Naughten presented schools from Offaly and Westmeath with their flags.

Student Council

The Student Council had two meetings in May. €130 was raised from the homework pass initiative. It was very popular!

Cumann na mBunscol

As you are aware this was our first year to enter into Cumann na mBunscol, the inter-schools GAA competition. We entered a girls’ team and a boys’ team and both teams did us proud. The boys made it to the final of their group – D. The match was held in O’ Connor Park on May 17th last and we played Rashina NS. There was great excitement all that day and the school was awash with blue and white. Some 5th Class girls were extremely busy with face painting. The turnout from the school was terrific- from parents, staff and pupils alike. We had an excellent first half with captain, Rio Osumah, showing great leadership. Although, defeated in the end, somehow we felt we had won. Perhaps it was because we had made history for our school and for the county. We had a home-coming event for the boys the following morning in the yard.

Junior Infant Induction

We had our induction day for the incoming Junior Infants on May 31st. Deirdre Dowling from MAPP gave a talk.

Swimming

We had four swimming sessions for the 3rd-6th Classes in Aura during May. Thanks to Fionnuala Bradley for organising this. We also had hurling for the 1st-6th Classes this term and an outdoor athletics programme for all classes.

Aistear

The Aistear theme for May was the Garden Centre.  The children took great care of the plants by keeping them well watered. They made lovely crepe paper flowers and colourful garden creatures at the art table.  We also investigated how flowers ‘drink’ water by putting some white carnations in a vase of water mixed with food colouring. A big thanks to Massi for supplying real-life herbs, flowers and seedlings which really enhanced the learning opportunities in the role-play area.

 

 

April  2017

 Aistear

The Aistear theme for February was The Home. The boys and girls had great fun role-playing family life. We hope the children are as good at vacuuming, cooking and hanging out clothes at home as they were in school! They also learned about some of the dangers of electricity in the home. The children designed some fantastic 3D houses at the art table.

 

Enterprising Student 2017

Congratulations to Karolina in 5th  Class who received our Enterprising Student for 2017. Karolina was presented with her award on April 4th in the Tullamore Court Hotel by Geraldine Beirne from the Local Enterprise Office. Karolina is very talented in the area of crafts particularly with paper and card. She regularly marks occasions in the school with some of her creations.

 

GAA

The boys played Rashina NS in the 3rd game of their group. Unfortunately they were beaten but have made it to the final as they won the other games in their group. They will play Rashina NS for a second time in the final!

 

March 2017

Seachtain na Gaeilge

 Seachtain na Gaeilge was a great success. Thank you for the fantastic contribution of cakes and buns to the Siopa. Aisling and the children from 6th class ran the Siopa in the Aistear room. 6th class were excellent as siopadóirí. The children really enjoyed it. €160 was raised.

 Céilí:

All classes participated in the céilí. Each class did a different dance and all classes did Shoe the Donkey.

 Gaeilgeoirí na Seactaine:

The prizes for making the best effort to speak Irish throughout the week went to  Amelia (Junior Infants), Amel (Senior Infants),  Katrina (1st Class) Mark (2nd  Class), Gavin (3rd  Class) Ally (4th class), Auguste( 5th  Class) and Harijs( 6th Class) .

 The winners of Trath na gCeist (Quiz) were 1st Place: Aicha, Karolina, Nojus and Denise;  2nd Place: Farheen, Rochelle, Daniel S and Jashu and 3rd Place: Shannan, Sean K, Khalid and Veronika S.

 Approximately fifty children took part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The entry was organized by Niamh and Helena (PTA). The theme was waterways of Offaly and our entry was themed on The Wind in the Willows. Niamh and Helena put in huge work making the costumes. Thanks to Sinead for helping out with tin whistles and for walking with us on the day. Thanks,too, to all those who accompanied us on the day. Niamh and Helena picked up our award for best school entry and a cheque for €100.

 Cumann na mBunscol

This is our first year to enter Cumann na mBunscol – the inter-schools GAA competition. The girls played two games so far against Geashill NS and Brachna NS. The boys have played one game against Lumcloon NS. The teams played really well and it’s hard to believe they only started playing Gaelic Football in September. It is another first for our young school. A huge thanks to Shauna and James for volunteering to train the teams and for their dedication.

 Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair was a great success. We raised €1005 worth of free books. Thanks to Helena and Sinead for organizing it. Thanks to those who helped to man it. World Book Day tokens were allowed to be used at the Fair. The following children received a free book for having the best costumes for World Book Day: Junior Infants: Alan; Senior Infants: Druva;  1st Class: Jada Beau; 2nd Class: Aoife; 3rd Class: Christianne, The Arc: Lola; 4th Class: Ben 5th Class: Amy and 6th Class: Anastasia

 

Assembly

 Prizes were given out for the best speakers for Seachtaine na Gaeilge and Tráth na gCeist. Cathy acknowledged the Cumann na mBunscol teams and the commitment of Shauna and James. She also commended the work of Johanna, Breda and the Green School Committee.

 Rebecca explored the core value of the month which was ‘Responsibility’and Senior Infants recited a lovely poem with actions on the topic.

 Tara gave out handwriting certificates to the hand writers of the month from each class.

 Green Schools Committee

 On Friday, March 10th we had a low energy day where we did our best to use as little energy as possible in the school. The 4th, 5th and 6th Classes displayed projects  in the hall and presented them to the other classes. Orla Fogarty from Offaly County Council was there on the day to check out our progress for our second Green Flag. She commended the classes on their projects and their knowledge of energy. We wore orange and yellow clothing on the day. Breda Goulding did a lovely job decorating the hall with bunting.

 Student Council

 The Student Council has been very busy and they are going to do some fundraising on the week of the holidays. They will be selling homework passes at €1 for each of the four days of the week from April 3rd-7th . Thanks to the teachers for supporting the idea!

 Aistear

The Aistear theme for March was The Farm. The children learned about farm animals. They made butter and they sowed some cress.

 Chris Glennon

 We wish to acknowledge the passing of Chris Glennon on March 12th. Chris served on the Board of Management for the last six years. For the first four years he served as a community representative and for the last two years he was a Patron’s nominee. Chris made a great contribution to our school through his role on the Board of Management. Chris, a Meath man, was retired from Offaly County Council. He was an avid follower of rugby and made a huge contribution to Tullamore Rugby Club. He will be greatly missed.

 

February  2017

 

Windfarm Visit

On February 15th and 16th the Infant Classes and members of the Green Team visited Mount Lucas Wind Farm. They had a great time and were treated to food from Supermac’s.

 

Credit Union Quiz

Well done to the teams that were involved in the Credit Union Quiz. They represented the school admirably. The members of the Junior Team were Lyla, Ben, Jamila, Shannan and Simon. The members of the senior team were Aicha, Farheen, Matthew, Hayley and Nathan. Thanks to Breda G for coaching the Senior Team.

Aistear

The Aistear theme for February was The Clothes Shop.  The children had great fun trying on different outfits, much of which they went on to purchase!  We are sure we have a few future shopaholics in our midst! Thanks to Massi for his generous donation of clothes and jewellery. The children were fashion designers at the Art Station where they designed outfits for cardboard dolls and woolly winter hats using pieces of fabric.  The children became scientists at the Investigation Station by inspecting which materials are waterproof.  They developed their vocabulary at the Games Station when playing clothes bingo and a game of Guess Who based on clothing.

 

Assembly

At assembly 1st  Class sang “You’ve got a friend in me” as February was Friendship month. We raised €240 for Amnesty International by selling Friendship bracelets. Thanks to Rebecca for organising them. Tara presented the handwriting awards for February.

 

Green Schools Committee

The Green Schools Committee was busy assessing our use of energy at the moment. On Friday, March 10th we will be having a low energy day where we do our best to use as little energy as possible in the school. The 4th,5th and 6th Classes will have projects on display in the hall and they will be showing different experiments to the other classes. Orla Fogarty from Offaly County Council will be here on the day to check out our progress for our second Green Flag.

January 2017

Friendship Week

Friendship week was from February 13th -17th  : Rebecca sold colourful friendship bracelets.  Thee proceeds went to Amnesty International.

P.E.

All classes are having extra PE time on a Friday. Thanks to Jean from Sports Hall Athletics  Partnership for this. We also had an extra PE slot on Tuesday January 31st which was provided by Tullamore College TY students.

 

Aistear

The theme for January was the Veterinary Clinic. The children took great care of the sick animals in the clinic by taking their temperatures and administering medication and injections.  They even performed a few operations!  At the games table, the children demonstrated their knowledge of all types of animals and their characteristics when playing ‘Headbands’.  Each child had to ask very clever questions to figure out which animal was on his/her headband.  The children also enjoyed playing animal themed dominoes and matching games and made some very convincing animals at the playdough station.  The standard of vet centres built in the construction area was second to none!

 

 

 

Green School

The Green School Committee was very busy. The members  put up lovely posters about energy saving to remind us to switch off the lights and keep the doors closed. The Committee held an art competition- Jedrzej (1st Class) won the ‘design a logo competition’ and Lyla ( 4th Class ) won best ‘ energy saving poster’. Well done to all involved.

 

Student Council

At the January meeting the following representatives were elected as office holders:

·         Chairperson: Matthew Coyle

·         Secretary: Ashley Coyle

·         IT Officer: Ervin Krusniczky

·         Notice Board Officer: Anna Maria Gavrilenko

 

Shauna is the teacher co-opted to the Council. A very good meeting was held with lots on the agenda for the next meeting to include a Technology Day in February.

 

Assembly

The core value for January was cooperation and Second Class sang a lovely song for us accompanied by Sinéad on the guitar.

Tara gave out handwriting certificates to the hand writers of the month. These children were Paula (Junior Infants), Rayan, (Senior Infants), Jedrzej (1st Class) Megan (2nd  Class), Robert (The Arc), Daniel L. (3rd Class), Norbert (4th Class), Veronika (5th Class) and Julia (6th Class).

 

 

December 2016

Calendar

We had the launch of the school calendar on December 16th last and it was a great success. Well done to the PTA on the calendar.  Well done to all the children who took part on the day. It was very enjoyable. Thanks to all teachers and staff who prepared the children for the day. Well done to Rebecca and the choir.

Credit Union Art Competition

Congratulations to Matthew in 2nd Class who came first in his age category in the Credit Union Art Competition. Matthew was presented with his prize on Tuesday. The school also received a €100 voucher.

 

Assembly

At our assembly this month Tara gave out handwriting certificates to the hand writers of the month.

 3rd  Class talked to us about communication. Rebecca gave out certificates to children nominated for their good communication skills throughout the month of November. These children were Paula (Junior Infants), Kaja, (Senior Infants), Hannah (1st Class) Santana (2nd  Class), Ali (The Arc), Maurice (3rd Class), Jamila (4th Class), Maria(5th Class) and Tauti (6th Class).

 

Aistear

The Aistear theme for December was Polar Explorer.  The children learned all about animals that live in polar areas and the life of Inuit people.  They designed their own unique paper penguins at the Art Station.  They played ‘Pop N Drop Penguins’ and polar themed I-Spy at the Games Station.  We were very impressed with the skills the children demonstrated when building modern igloos at the Construction Station.

 Green Team

Core Value

Our core value of the month was Communication.

Communication is how we share our news and stories with our friends.

You can communicate by speaking or writing a note .Your body can even show how you are feeling.

The most important communication skill is listening.

We listen using our eyes, ears, mouth, hands, body, brain and heart. When someone listens to me I feel happy, respected, special, important and loved.

 

Speaking is also a very important communication skill.

When speaking to your friends always remember to

1)                  Look at the person

2)                  Speak slowly and clearly

3)                  Speak with expression

We can also communicate by using our body. This is known as body language.

Sometimes I am too shy to say how I am feeling. If you look at my body I can give you clues as to how I am feeling.

 

November 2016

Science Week

The 6th Class children visited Tullamore College for Science Week where they took part in experiments with the Transition Year Students.

Back at home:

We had an excellent biodiversity workshop on the canal given by Nuala Madigan. The children were very interested in the newts!

bio-d-5

biod-4

biod-3

biod-2

biod-1

Observing Offaly

Offaly County Council commissioned a photographer, Veronica Nicholson, to publish a book of photography featuring Offaly one hundred years after the 1916 Rising. Veronica, attended our commemoration on March 15th last and our school is featured in her book Observing Offaly which was launched this month. Our school is featured on pages 120-127.

obs-off-1

obs-off-2

Tullamore Lions Club

Tullamore Lions Club has published its annual again this year. It features an article on two parents from the school community- Vincent Devine ( Annalie’s Dad) and Michelle Flynn ( Paige and Shannan’s Mum).It costs €15 and the proceeds (after costs) will go directly back into the community, via Tullamore Lions Club. It is for sale in local bookshops and some businesses.

Assembly

At our assembly this month Tara gave out handwriting certificates to the hand writers of the month.

hand-nov

 

4th Class talked to us about empathy and read out some excellent poetry.  Rebecca gave out certificates to children nominated for their empathic nature throughout the month of November. These children were Paula (Junior Infants), Kaja, (Senior Infants), Hannah (1st Class) Santana (2nd  Class), Ali (The Arc), Maurice (3rd Class), Jamila (4th Class), Maria(5th Class) and Tauti (6th Class).

 

Aistear

The Aistear theme for the month was The Restaurant. The children learned the necessary language about all aspects a restaurant through play. Rice Krispie Buns were big on the menu!

rest-6

rest-5

rest-4

rest-3rest-2

October 2016


Handwriters of the month

img_1147

 

Maths Week

Maths week took place from October 17th to 21st . We focused on time this year. The children had a great time finding out about how we use time in our environment.

maths-week-1maths-week-2maths-week-3maths-week

 

 

Fire Safety Week

Stephen Coyle and Joe Dunne gave a talk to 3rd Class on Fire Safety for Fire Prevention Week.

  Assembly

At our assembly this month Tara gave out handwriting certificates to the hand writers of the month.

 5th Class talked to us about the core value of the month which was respect. Cathy gave out Respect Badges to children nominated for their respectful behaviour throughout the month of October. These children were Imran (Junior Infants), Safia, (Senior Infants), Adam (1st Class) Vladimirs (2nd  Class), Ali (The Arc), Uma (3rd Class), Syiana (4th Class), Taylor (5th Class) and Harijs (6th Class).

 

Aistear

 The Aistear theme for the month was School. The children learned the necessary language about all aspects of school life through play. We have a few teachers in the making!!

aistear-octaistear-oct-3aistear-oct-2aistear-oct-1

 

 

 International Food Day

Thanks to all of you who sent in food for our International Food Day. It was a great success. Thanks to Rebecca for organising it. The children really loved it.

 

One Day Together

 On Friday October 28th  we had our annual dress up day. It is the annual One Day Together day when we mark being an Educate Together School. The money donated is given to Educate Together and put towards up-skilling teachers and Board members on relevant areas. Prizes went to Alan, Rayan, Eridas, Maya, Robert, Kira, Lyla, Daniel, Carolina and Erik for the best home- made costumes. Well done to all!

one-day-together

one-day-tog

1-day-tog

1-day-togeth

 

 

September 2016

Junior Infants

The Junior Infants and The Arc children have settled in very well. The process was very smooth and Rebecca, Michelle and Barbara would like to thank you for your support.

jinf-pic

the-arc-pic

the-arc-pic-2

jinf

jinf-2

jinf-3jinf-5

 

Learn Together Programme

 This year in the Learn Together Programme we are going to explore core values. This month’s core value was loyalty.

Loyalty stays the same, whether your favourite team wins, loses or draws.

Loyalty is the courage to stay by someone’s side even when everyone else has run away.

Loyalty is believing in someone even when no one else does.

Loyalty is disagreeing with a friend’s choice but supporting them in their decision anyway.

Athletics

 On September 30th children from 3rd-6th Classes attended cross country running in the Harriers. Well done to all involved.

harriers

Aistear

The Aistear room is up and running and the theme for September was the Doctor’s Surgery. The children learned the relevant vocabulary through play.

role-play-measuring

aistearaistear-2

aistear-3

Assembly

We had our first assembly of the year. 6th Class spoke to us about the core value of loyalty. Cathy welcomed everyone back to school and introduced all the new faces on staff to the children. Tara presented the September Hand Writer of the Month Certificates.

handwriting

 

 

June 2016

We were awarded our second Primary Maths and Science Excellence Award last month. This was a whole school effort coordinated by Caroline. This is a great achievement and we are delighted!

Maths award

On June 10th we had a ceremony for those children who are moving on to secondary school. Well done to all those who participated. Thank you to Rebecca and the choir. Ciaran and Katie did a wonderful job. The children were great. We wish the 6th class well as they embark on the second leg of their educational journey. Thanks to Taras’s Mum for the photographs.

6th class6th class (2)6th class 36th class 46th class 5

May  2016

Active School Week

As part of Active School Week the children from 1st -6th Classes participated in fitness tests carried out by Offaly Sports Partnership. Michelle Flynn did yoga with every class and they really enjoyed it. Ciarán had the 6th class children working out on rowing machines.

IMG_1789

IMG_1788

Swimming

Swimming has started this month in Aura Swimming Pool. We will be having six sessions this year.

 Junior Infant Induction

Our incoming Junior Infants had their first official visit to the school us with their parents on May 25th . They met Rebecca their new teacher.

March

Peace Proms

4th Class took part in the Peace Proms in Kilkenny on March 5th. Peace Proms is a choral education programme which involves 20,000 primary school pupils in Ireland and Northern Ireland as part of a peace initiative of The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland established in 1995. Our 4th Class joined up with several other schools to form a large choir which performed with a live orchestra. It was a fantastic night. Well done to Rebecca and Laura.

IMG_0184

IMG_1727 IMG_1728

IMG_1726

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge was a great success. Thank you for the fantastic contribution of cakes and buns to the Siopa. The 6th class children were very good as siopadóirí. The children really enjoyed it. €180 was raised.

IMG_0185 IMG_0186

IMG_1739

The prizes for making the best effort to speak Irish throughout the week went to  (Junior Infants), Oscar (Senior Infants),  Matthew (1st Class) Ally (2nd  Class), Damian (3rd  Class)  Haley  (4th class), Matthew ( 5th  Class) and Hind ( 6th Class) .

Proclamation Day

Proclamation  Day was March 15th. We congregated around the flagpoles in front of the school. The Reimagined Proclamation was read out by Patricia and Eric in 6th Class and  signed by one child from each class. Daniel and Victorija M helped Cathy raise the flag. Nonso, Victorija, Mitchell, Farheen ,Ilyass and Haris from Katie’s Class presented an excellent timeline of the events of Easter week 1916. We ended the day with Tráth na gCeist (quiz) for 1st-6th Classes.

IMG_1699 IMG_1708 IMG_1711 IMG_1705

Assembly

We had our first official whole school assembly in the hall on March 16th. Rebecca and Laura led the Peace Proms Choir in an opening song. Prizes were given out for the best speakers for Seachtaine na Gaeilge and Tráth na gCeist. Eoghan Kavanagh was presented with a trophy for being the school’s winner of the Spelling Bee competition.

 

Bicycle Safety

 

Garda Fergus Collins and a colleague of his gave a talk to the 5th and 6th Classes on bike safety.

 

Family Fun Quiz

 

The Family Fun Quiz was the first PTA event to be held in our new hall. It was a great night with sixteen teams taking part. The winning team was ‘Team Lyla’ and Kate Sigel was quizmaster on the night. Well done to Kate, Helena and Rebecca. Thanks also to Caroline who helped out on the night. €205 was raised on the night.

 

GAA

 

1st and 2nd Classes have started Gaelic Football in P.E.

Parent Visit

Thanks to the parents who took us up on our invitation to have a tour of our new extension. It was great to see you all.

January

Enrolment for 2016

Offers of places for September 2016 were posted out and the closing date was January 29th . If a place hasn’t been accepted it will be offered on a first come first served basis to any new applicants after January 30th.

Entrance Exams

The Sixth class children did their entrance exams for secondary school.

The Green Team

The Green Schools Committee has begun working towards its second green flag- the energy flag.

The 2015-2016 Committee members are:

3rd-Adam Chalouche, Jamila Mokrani

4th-Séan Hewitt, Hayley Case

5th- Matthew Coyle, Haris Pocepko

6th- Patricia Cieleva, Kaleb Stanley, Oisin Dunne

Katie Smeaton – 5th/6th  Class teacher

Steven Coyle: Caretaker Rebecca Quigley: Teacher, Deputy Principal,

IMG_0182

Homework Club

Laura started a homework club on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3.00pm -4.00pm. It costs €2 per evening and €5 for three.

November 2015

Parent/Teacher Meetings

Science Week

The 6th Class children visited Tullamore College for Science Week where they took part in experiments with the Transition Year Students.

Back at home:

  • 6th class carried out tests for starch in products.
  • 4th class worked out if something can be a solid and a liquid at the same time.
  • 4th class tested how the force of compressed air can move weights.

IMG_1183 IMG_1188 IMG_1193 IMG_1453 IMG_1456 IMG_1457 IMG_1458 IMG_1459

Calendar

Richard and Helena Wyman were around to all classes taking photographs for our 10th anniversary calendar.

October 2015

Photos

On October 2nd  County Photos took  photographs of the Junior Infants, Sixth Class and their siblings.

PTA

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) AGM was held on October 7th and it was well attended. The members of this year’s committee are Helena Wyman , Anna de Siún, Jacqueline Healy, Psemik Druks and Pamela Cullen. The teacher is Rebecca Quigley.

Maths Week

Maths week took place from October 10th to 18th . We focused on puzzles games and maths trails this year. The children had a great time finding out about how we use maths in our environment.

IMG_1004 IMG_1008 IMG_1017 IMG_1025 IMG_1030

Fire Safety Week

Stephen Coyle and Kevin Lloyd gave a talk to 3rd Class on Fire Safety for Fire Prevention Week.

ASD Class

It has been confirmed that our Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) class will be opening in September 2016. Pre- admission applications will be taken from November 2nd onwards. The new designated area of our extension for the class will be called The Arc.

Food Dudes

Food Dudes started this month. The children enjoyed sampling a variety of fruit and vegetables. Studies show that Food Dudes increases children’s consumption of fruit and vegetables in the long term. Thanks to Tara for organising it, and thanks to Katie for helping out.

IMG_1769 IMG_1770 IMG_1771 IMG_1772

One Day Together

On Friday October 23rd  had our annual dress up day. It was the annual One Day Together day when we marked being an Educate Together School. The money donated was given to Educate Together and put towards up-skilling teachers and Board members on relevant areas.

IMG_1066 IMG_1070 IMG_1078 IMG_1086 IMG_1088 IMG_1093 IMG_1102 IMG_1109 IMG_1114 IMG_1130

September 2015

Junior Infants

The Junior Infants have settled in very well. The process was very smooth and Rebecca and Tara would like to thank you for your support.

Hygiene Packs For Syria

Tullamore ETNS took part in the Tullamore to Calais Refugee Support whereby we asked the children to help the children of Syria by donating a hygiene pack with toilet essentials. Thanks to all who contributed so generously.

IMG_0974 IMG_0976 IMG_0979 IMG_0983 IMG_0987