We are having fun using Tangrams in our Maths this week. Tangrams is a traditional Chinese puzzle made of a square divided into seven pieces (one parallelogram, one square and five triangles) that can be arranged to match particular designs.
The village and school featured on the RTE 1 programme Eco Eye on Monday evening. The programme was about the plight of the bumblebee and what we can do to help it. A crew visited the village and school in the summer to record a segment for the progamme. Well done to Pat and Karen from the Geashill Tidy Towns’ Committee who spoke so well about all the work going on in the village to promote pollination. Well done to the children who featured also.
Take a look at the programme at the link below. The part on Geashill can be seen in the second half of the programme.
The school will be closing for the Christmas holidays on Friday 21st December and will reopen on Monday 7th January.
We wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.
There was great excitement and a wonderful festive feeling on Tuesday 18th December when we held our Christmas Play in St. Mary’s Church, Raheen. In front of a huge crowd the children from all classes put on a spectacular show of music, song and dance. The weeks of practice and rehearsal certainly paid off as everyone really enjoyed a variety of performances which included Gospel Angels, Disco Stars and Curious Sheep as well as the traditional nativity characters. The show concluded with all the pupils singing together and wishing everyone a Happy Christmas.
Past pupil and Chasing Abbey star Jonathan “Bee” Byrne visited Geashill School on Wednesday 19th December to present medals to the girls’ football team. The girls won their Cumann na mBunscol final in October.
Principal Mícheál Hyland welcomed Jonathan back to the school and congratulated him on his success with Chasing Abbey. He recalled Jonathan won a Cumann na mBunscol competition back in 2007 when he was in 6th Class. Jonathan was delighted to present the girls with their winning medals.
After posing for many photographs Jonathan, with the help of the team, sang a chorus of the hit song Talk to Me. He then took part in a lunchtime game of soccer much to the excitement of all pupils before signing lots of autographs. A day to remember for the whole school.
Geashill National School recently held its annual Bring & Buy sale in aid of St. Vincent de Paul. All classes had great fun spending their money on a variety of toys, books, cakes, biscuits and buns. In total an amazing €687 was raised.
On Tuesday 18th December representatives from Daingean St. Vincent de Paul came to the school where they were presented with a cheque by some of the children from 6th Class who had helped organise the sale. Everyone in the school is delighted to know that the money is going to such a worthy cause.
The switching on of the Christmas tree lights in the village has been moved to Sunday evening at 5pm due to the bad weather forecast for Saturday evening.
The last Board of Management meeting of 2018 took place on Monday 10th December. Read a report of the meeting here.
We held our annual Bring & Buy Sale in aid of St. Vincent de Paul on Friday December 7th. The children had been busy all week bringing in items for the sale as well as baking some lovely buns, biscuits and cakes.
There was great excitement on the day and a brisk trade was reported!
Nearly €700 was raised for a really worthy cause. Thanks to everyone for their contribution.