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Congratulations to the 6th Class pupils in Geashill and Ballinagar Schools who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Friday March 24th. Thanks to Msgr. Coonan for the lovely ceremony. A big thanks also to the choir which was made up of 3rd to 5th Classes from both schools. (Photo coming soon!)

School Garden

5th and 6th Classes enjoyed helping Pat Foley from Geashill Tidy Towns paint pallettes for our new school garden. We are looking forward to seeing the finished product.

3rd and 4th Classes

In Art we have been working on the Printing strand. Take a look at some of our work inspired by cultures from around the world.

In English we had to use our imaginations to help us write poems while listening to music.

5th and 6th Classes

We are looking forward to going on a retreat on Thursday 2nd March as we continue our preparations for Confirmation.

In History we have been learning about the Renaissance. We looked closely at Leonardo da Vinci and learned about his life. In Art we drew two of his famous works: The Mona Lisa and The Lady with an Ermine. Take a look at our masterpieces.

Also in Art we continued on the theme of Portraits. Our caretaker Eddie kindly sat for his portrait to be drawn by the class. Here is how they turned out.

In Geography and Maths we have been learning about scale and drawing plans. Look at the plans of our classroom drawn to scale.

In Gaeilge we have been working on the theme of weather - An Aimsir. We wrote some weather forecasts. Féach ar ár réamhaisnéis na haimsire.

Active Schools

We are all continuing to be very active in school everyday. We took part in Operation Transformation's 10@10 initiative.

All classes are using Go Noodle to help them keep active. Families should join up and give it a go as it's great fun!

Homework on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st of February will be all about keeping active.

3rd and 4th Classes

In Science we designed and made carts. Take a look at how we got on.

Killeigh Community Games

We had a visit from some All Ireland Medal winners from Killeigh Community Games on Friday 10th of February. They were here to encourage the children to take part in some of the wide variety of activities the Community Games offer. We had a special welcome for three of our past pupils who were part of the U-14 Quiz team that won the All-Ireland Community Games gold medal in August 2016.

Catholic Schools' Week

Thanks to all the children who attended Mass on Saturday 4th February in Raheen Church and sang so well as part of the choir. We did this to celebrate Catholic Schools' Week.

Credit Union Quiz

Well done to the ten children who took part in the Tullamore Credit Union Quiz held recently. Both teams did us proud but unfortunately no prizes this year.

Geashill Tidy Towns

Thanks to Pat Foley and Geashill Tidy Towns for making this beautiful gate. It is part of a garden they are creating for us.

Active School

All classes have been more active since the begining of 2017. We have been running more doing a variety of different exercises as well as playing the usual games at break times. All children brought home a Super Trooper journal which gives daily ideas for all the family to become more active. Swimming and tag rugby have also started for the senior classes and Mr. Clinton is running a lunch time league in crab-soccer.

Green School

WEE Recycling called to the school last week and collected lots of batteries from all the classes.

Scríobh Leabhar

All classes took part in the Scríobh leabhar project last week. Children wrote books in Irish for a competition organised by the Laois Education Centre. Teachers from other schools will read these and will choose prize winners.

Some dates to remember:

Photographer coming to the school on Monday 16th January.
Swimming beginning for 3rd to 6th Classes on Friday 20th January.
School closed for mid-term break on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th February.
School closed on Thursday March 16th for teacher in-service on Language Curriculum.

Thanks on behalf of the Parents' Council for your recent contributions to our clothes collection and non-uniform day.

Also, thanks to everyone who supported the Tesco blue token collection in Tullamore before Christmas. Our Cairdeas classes were nominated as part of the Tesco Community Fund.

Active Schools:

All classes have been very active since we started our new term. We are all taking part in the Super Troopers programme.

2nd Class

1st to 3rd class took part in the Fastest Feet challenge in Portarlington last week. Well done to everybody for taking part. Certificates will be issued to all in the coming weeks.

2nd class held a liturgy for the school recently. Ms. Murphy helped them to prepare prayers, songs and stories all about friendship.

Our theme for November is "Being Thankful." We made thankful turkeys and listed the many things we are grateful for.

We collected lots of bottle caps and used them to make the first letter in our name. We also made fairy doors using clay and paint. They look great!

For Science we made musical instruments using recycled materials.

The next few weeks we will be very busy in drama rehearsing for our Nativity Play.

Active Flag

This year we signed up to the Active Flag Schools initiative. Its aim is to increase the levels of activity of all the children in the school. A committee of children has been formed and it will be organising lots of different activities as the year progresses. If e