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We wish everyone a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and look forward to seeing you all back on Monday January 5th, 2015.
On Thursday 18th December the whole school took part in our annual Nativity Play in Raheen Church. In front of a large audience the children performed wonderfully.
On Wednesday 17th December the Parents' Council organised the Christmas Party for all the children. Santa Claus was a very welcome visitor!
All classes have been very busy creating festive pieces of art.
Board of Management Meeting
Our latest meeting took place on Monday December 1st.
Click here to view a report of the meeting.
Our Nativity Play takes place in Raheen Church on Thursday 18th December at 7pm
School will be closed from Monday 27th to Friday 31st October inclusive.
Our Hallowe'en dress-up day was full of colour and fun! Over €100 was raised for our Parents' Council. Many thanks for your generosity. A big thank you to those parents and children who brought in some festive treats for us all to share! They were certainly appreciated by us all. Take a look at some photos from the day.
Congratulations to the Raheen football team who were crowned Offaly Intermediate Champions on Saturday October 18th. We welcomed some of the team and officials into the school on Wednesday 22nd.
We wish them the very best of luck as they represent Offaly in the Leinster Intermediate Championship.
5th and 6th Classes.
We have been continuing to learn about Ancient Greece. We wrote recount stories about a day in the life of a citizen of Athens.
We have been getting into the Hallowe'en spirit. We painted silhouettes.
We also wrote poems based on Shakespeare's Witches' Song from Macbeth.
Mrs. Kearns' Class.
We planted a conker in a milk carton. We put it in a shady spot in our garden. we will wait for it to grow in the Spring.
We got dressed up for Hallowe'en. We made a Jack O'Lantern too.
3rd and 4th Classes.
We have been learning about Gandhi in History. We wrote recount stories telling about his life.
We wrote Irish stories about Oíche Shamhna.
We wrote Hallowe'en poems and we decorated our windows with spooky art!
1st and 2nd Classes.
We have been working hard learning about recount writing.
We have been busy for Hallowe'en too. Look at our lovely art work.
We also played some traditional Hallowe'en games.
In Maths we have been learning about shape.
In Art we made lovely hedgehogs.
In English we wrote recount stories.
For Hallowe'en we played some games. We especially enjoyed dunking for apples!
We have been very busy in Junior Infants.
We used marla to make our sounds.
We practised cutting along the lines.
We went on a nature walk to the Glebe Walk and collected some leaves. We used them to make hedgehogs.
We learned the Safe Cross Code.
We have created lots of lovely art work.
For Hallowe'en we made pumpkins. We also carved a pumpkin!
Well done to our boys' and girls' football teams who have completed their round of matches in Cumann na mBunscol competitions. They showed great determination in all their matches. A special mention for the girls who won three of their five matches and narrowly missed a place in the final. Thanks to all the parents who supported the teams and helped bring the boys and girls to the matches.
3rd & 4th Classes
During Fire Safety Week firemen visited our class. They spoke about fire safety in the home. The children really enjoyed seeing their special equipment.
We have been monitoring the weather over the last few weeks. We have enjoyed using the weather vane and the anemometer. The anemometer measures wind speed.
We have been composing music with percussion instruments to accompany the story of Hansel and Gretel.
The class have been learning about Pablo Picasso. We have tried to paint in his style.
In Drama we represented the story of the Wooden Horse of Troy in frozen pictures.
5th & 6th Classes
We have been learning about recount writing. We have written stories in this style.
In History we have studied Ancient Greece. We even learned about Greek architecture.
In Art we drew three styles of Greek columns.
In Science we have learned that sound travels in waves. We proved this in experiments!
We have enjoyed playing chess and learning the many rules.
It's been a very busy start to the new year. A special welcome to all our new entrants.
We have all been working very hard in our classes.
We had a visit from the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Denis Nulty. We played our tin whistles for him.
Around thirty children from 3rd to 6th classes took part in the Offaly Cross Country Athletics for Primary Schools. Well done to all for taking part and for representing the school so well. A special congratulations to Kevin Sweeney in 3rd class who came second in his race and won a silver medal
On Wednesday 25th June the best attenders were acknowledged at our school assembly. Each child was awarded a certificate to recognise this great achievement.
The Junior classes went on their school tour to Glendeer Pet Farm near Athlone on Friday 20th June. The Senior classes visited Croke Park and experienced the Viking Splash Tour on Tuesday June 24th . All the children had a wonderful day.
Our annual Open Day took place on Wednesday 18th of June in glorious sunshine. A large crowd of parents, grandparents, past and future pupils enjoyed watching all the classes perform a variety of dances, songs, music and poems. Examples of the children's work from throughout the year was also on display. There was extra reason to celebrate as we raised our fourth Green Flag. Afterwards refreshments were enjoyed by all thanks to our Parents' Council.
Board of Management
Click here to view report from the last board meeting.
Children from 2nd class received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 24th May in a lovely ceremony in Raheen Church. A big thank you to all the children who came to sing in the choir.
Mr. Hyland's Class
In English the children have been enjoying reading 'The Spirit of the Titanic'. They have done lots of work based on it.
Mrs. Hyland's Class
3rd and 4th classes have learned about bones and skeletons. They have also tested the strength of their muscles.
They have also experimented with magnets.
In English we sequenced the story of 'The Hungry Caterpillar'.
In Art, we made a class display of 'The Hungry Caterpillar'.
We planted lettuce seeds with Mrs. Kearns.
In Maths we solved puzzles together.
National Walk to School Day
On Wednesday 14th May we took part in National Walk to School Day. Lots of us walked from the pitch or from our homes to school. Altogether 87 children walked to school on Wednesday. Thanks to everyone for taking part on Wednesday and for helping with all our walking this year.
Congratulations! We have been awarded our fourth Green Flag.
Congratulations to all the children from 6th class who celebrated their Confirmation on Friday 9th May. The children fom 2nd to 5th classes took part in the choir and performed brilliantly. A big thank you to all the parents who volunteered to drive the children to the church for the choir.
In English we are doing the story 'Goldilocks and the three bears'. We made puppets in Art of Goldilocksand the three bears. We used them in dance Drama to role-play the story.
We did great on our first day. We learned our 1,2,3's and the circle dance.
In football this week we learned the solo and hand pass.
We can make things using our shapes. Look at our designs!
English- We can find the sentence to match the picture!
Drama- We performed our Nursery Rhymes. We drew pictures of our mime work.
Geography- We drew plans of our journey around Geashill.
Science- We made Spring bokks. We know that lambs, daffodils and claves are all signs of new life in Spring!
Playtime- We can match words and pictures. We made designs using our lego and blocks.
In Art, we made Mothers Day Teapot Cards. we put a teabag inside for Mum to enjoy on Sunday.
In Music, we can sing the song Five Little Ducks. We have been learning about middle, high and low notes. We used instruments to shake and beat for the song 'Five Little Ducks'.
We are learning to partition. We can sort objects using two groups.
We can sort shapes. We have been learning all about circle, square, triangle and rectangle.
We are very good at our writing now. Look at our wonderful writing!
We have been drawing simple journeys on our way to and from school. We went out and about Geashill and made a journey to school, to the shop, to the Glebe walk and the Post Office.
Mrs Hyland's Class
In Art, the children made some Mothers Day Card they were quilling flowers and stuck them on. They also made some Mothers Day coupons.
The children have been very busy completing their 'Write a Book'.
Mrs. Hyland’s Class
In Science we have studied the effects of friction. Using a Newton meter and a brick we recorded the friction caused by different surfaces.
In Maths we have been looking at weight. We have estimated, measured and recorded the weight of many items around the classroom.
Miss. Cosgrove’s Class
We were busy making leprechauns for St. Patrick’s Day.
Look at these delicious tasty green buns that the boys made for their class.