Easter Newsletter 2018

Scoil Naomh Abbain,

Easter Newsletter:

Mrs. Tierney’s Third Class:
It has been a very exciting term for us in 3rd class. We had the pleasure of having Ms. Walsh on her teaching practice with us for the past four weeks. During Ms. Walsh’s time with us she taught third class all about the Solar System, with all the class completing great Milky Way art and learning all about the planets. With a very sporty class, Ms. Walsh also covered the history of the GAA in Ireland for her final two weeks.
There has been many sporting achievements this term. Congratulations to Luke, Callum, Bobby who represented Adamstown at the Sportshall Athletics in Athlone on Wednesday last. Well done to the 3rd girls Áine, Emma, Shóna, Eva, Sinead, Myia who also represented Adamstown in Athlone.
We have enjoyed Maths stations every Wednesday. We have learned many logic Maths games, and made really good use of the ipads. The children have really improved on their research skills by using the ipads as a research tool.
Third class are really looking forward to an all-in-school workshop with Bricks 4 Kids on 11th April.
This exciting workshop will teach the principles of science, technology, engineering and maths through LEGO.
We’ve had G.A.A. coaching and our GAA skills are improving all the time.

Green School Flag Update:
The Green School Committee have been very busy learning about Marine Litter.
They have designed and created surveys for both junior and senior level. As a result of the survey, the committee created PowerPoint presentations to highlight the dangers of marine litter and how everyone can help to improve our awareness of marine litter.
The children showed their presentations to each class and concluded with a question and answer session. Congratulations to the committee members for all their hard work and dedication.
Philip, Daniel, Sarah, Faye, Tosia, Jack, Imogen, Daniel, Katelyn, Cian, Orlaith. Mrs Tierney and the Green School’s Committee will be taking part in a “Spring Clean” after the Easter holidays.
I would like to wish the boys and girls in 3rd class and their families a very Happy Easter.

Mrs. Carroll’s Fourth & Fifth Class:
Work is ongoing in Mrs Carroll’s class this term. We are making great progress in all of our subjects, as we are now more than half way through the year. We have enjoyed swimming lessons, as well as a return to GAA coaching, and during the month of March we have welcomed Mr. Kelly into our classroom.
Ms. Carmel Walsh came to talk to fifth & sixth class about internet safety and the dangers of cyberbullyhing, and we found this talk to be very informative.
Fifth class have been working hard, as Confirmation preparations have stepped up a gear. Fourth class have been very supportive and most have volunteered for Choir duty on the big day.
Well done to the children in our class who recently competed in the Sportshall indoor Athletics in Enniscorthy and a special congratulations to fourth class boys and fifth class girls who qualified to compete in Athlone.
We would like to wish everyone a Very Happy Easter as we look forward to a warmer, sunnier term in April.

Ms Rea’s First & Second Class:

This term we were very lucky to have had two teachers. Ms. Kehoe was with us for four weeks and taught us lots of amazing things. We learned about all things Spring and did some great experiments. We really enjoyed the ‘Book & Bake’ sale, we got loads of yummy goodies and some great reads!
Second class made their First Confession and everyone had a lovely evening. The art and singing was beautiful. Second class now have put in lots of work to learn their prayers for the Communion on Saturday 19th May.
We’ve finished off the term with fancy dress and an Easter Egg hunt. We hope everyone enjoys the holidays.

Ms. Lyng’s Junior & Senior Infant

We have had such a busy term in Junior and Senior Infants and we can’t believe it’s Easter already!
We have been working really hard in our phonics, Gaeilge and Maths. We have improved our hurling and football skills with Kevin, who played lots of fun games with us. We had some special fluffy visitors from Coláiste Abbain this week – first & second year students brought baby chicks and baby ducks for a visit, they had just hatched out.
They were very cute and friendly!
We had green fingers in Infants recently when we sowed our own cress seeds. We watched them grow every day and watered them carefully. We used our baking skills to make tasty Easter nests, complete with yummy chocolate eggs. We were all delighted with Ireland’s Grand Slam win and sang out Ireland’s Call with pride.
We are now looking forward to our Easter holidays after this busy term1
Well done to the boys and girls from 4th, 5th 6th class who represented our school in Mini 7’s this week. Both our hurling and camogie teams were narrowly defeated in their final match.
Rackard League training will begin after Easter. Happy Easter everyone!

Ms Delaney’s Fifth & Sixth Class
We have been working very hard this term. At the moment we are learning about the sea shore as part of our Green Flag on Marine Environment. We have completed all of our Easter Tests. We have been doing hurling skills in GAA and we have been practising rounders for our up and coming Rackard League competition. We are also taking part in the Next Step programme organised by Coláiste Abbáin and Raheen Resource Centre. We enjoyed our talk on cyber bullying.
Congratulations to Niamh who has a place on the Wexford County Under 13s team. Well done to Philip Conway who represented the school in the Eason’s Spelling Bee in Gorey yesterday. He was placed in the top 20! Well done to all who took part in the Sportshall Athletics in Athlone IT recently. Also well done to the boys and girls who took part in the hurling mini-7s this week.

School News:
A huge thanks to all who supported our ‘Book & Bake’ sale, with fantastic donations of books and cakes, raising €675 in the process. This money is going towards the purchase an Engage Literacy Programme.
These have now been purchases and are currently being covered so that they will be in good condition for many years to come.
Book Fair: Again there was huge support for our Annual Book Fair with takings amounting to €1010 and the school received 60% of this, enabling each class room to purchase €120 worth of books. Well done.

Dance will be begin after Easter on Tuesdays for all classes, gymnastics are starting on 16th May for 3 weeks.

Friday 1st June – Junior & Senior Infants to Kia Ora Mini Farm, Gorey
Wednesday 13th June – 4th, 5th & 6th classes to Kilkenny Activity Centre.
Thursday 14th June – 1st, 2nd & 3rd classes to IOAC Activity Centre, Tagoat, Co. Wexford.

Confirmation will take place in St. Abban’s Church on Wednesday 18th April at 11.00am.
Fr. Nolan has organized for a Retreat for Confirmation class children on Friday 13th April taking place in Clonard Community Centre, the children pay €5 towards the cost of the day. The school will pay Bus hire and hire of venue. Fr. Nolan, Ms. Delaney and Mrs Carroll will travel with the group.

First Holy Communion will take place in St. Abban’s Church on Saturday 19th May at 11.00am.

Thanks to the Parents Association for their continued support and help to the school.

The school is running a “Family Fun Evening” provisional date 31st May 2018.
This will be in the school grounds and we will be looking for help from Parents Association and parents to make this evening a success, the money raised will go towards purchasing extra goals for the school grounds.
We purchased a set of goals recently at a cost in excess of €700.

School Closures:
May – Monday 7th to Friday 11th.
May – Primary Language Curriculum Day – In Service for teachers – school closed all day.
June – Monday 4th Bank Holiday
June – Friday 29th – Summer Holidays (12 noon)