We were weighing using a balance.
Once again this year to mark Catholic Schools’ Week, children from 1st to 6th Classes will be singing in the choir at 7.30 Mass in Raheen Church on Saturday February 2nd.
We are looking forward to welcoming as many grandparents as possible to our Grandparents’ Day on Wednesday 30th January. There will be a prayer service in the school hall at 11.15am. Then grandparents can visit their grandchildren in their classrooms. Tea and coffee will follow. We would love any grandparent who plays music, sings or has another talent to share them with the children on the day.
We are now taking enrolment applications for the 2019/20 school year. Application forms are available from the office or at the link below. Completed applications along with the child’s birth certificate should be returned to the office on or before Wednesday January 30th.
The school will be closed for children on Monday 4th of March to facilitate an in-service training day for teachers on the new Primary Language Curriculum.
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.