Open House

A Monastic SettlementOn Friday, the 25th of June all the parents were invited to come into the school to view the children’s work for the year. There was a slideshow of pictures from the year in Miss. McGrath’s room.

In Eleanor’s room, the parents got a chance to view the amazing creations the children in 5th and 6th class constructed in response to a unit of work on bridges as part of a Science initiative.

In Mrs. Bowens room, the parents looked at their children’s wonderfully presented work and also got to look at the fabulous displays on view.

Tea and refreshments were served in the Staff room.

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Junior School Tour

School Tour Westport

On Thursday the 3rd of June, the children in Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First and Second classes arrived at school at 9 a.m. to board the bus for the exciting journey to Westport.

On arrival, we all got wristbands which gave us entry to all the rides and attractions. We went into the Pirate’s Den playhouse first where we got to play and run about. It had a big slide, ladders and balls.

We then walked through a lovely garden to get to the slippery dip slide where we each took a rug and got to slide down the bumpy slide.

All Aboard!

 

Next, we went on the train that takes you on a lovely scenic trip around the gardens. It was lovely and relaxing.

A tour of the house was next on the agenda. We went into the dungeons which are the ruins of an ancient castle built by the pirate queen Grace O’Malley. I saw a mouse in there! We saw a statue of Grace O’Malley and got a photo taken with her.

We had our lunch in Pirate’s Haven. Then we went on the swinging pirate ship, the bouncy castle and the log flume ride. Some of us got soaked on the log ride as there was a big splash when you came down the ramp.

All in all, we had a fantastic day, one we will never forget!!

By Ciarán Devlin

Senior School Tour

Senior School Tour

 Craggaunowen

On the 2nd of June 2010, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes went on the school tour to Craggaunowen and Bunratty.

Craggaunowen was our first stop. It is a historical site in Co. Clare. We saw crannogs, a soutterain and a castle there. We got a guided tour which was great. We visited St. Brendan’s boat house, where we saw a replica boat. It was similar to the boat he sailed to America on.

Bunratty was our next stop. First, we got a guided tour. Then we were allowed to go around the folk park by ourselves and look at the old houses and outhouses. We also walked around the shops and bought presents for our families.

We also went to Supermacs to get food. It was 7 o’clock by the time we arrivesd back at the school. It was a really interesting and fun day out!

By Rebecca Ronan

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