Credit Union Quiz

Many congratulations to our two quiz teams who took part in the Tullamore Credit Union Quiz on Tuesday evening.  Over twenty schools from the Tullamore area took part in a very tense and exciting competition.  The junior team made up of children from 3rd and 4th Classes finished 5th which was a very good performance.

Our senior team did even better and came in 2nd place which was a really wonderful achievement.  They now move on to the All-Ireland Final which takes place in Blanchardstown on Saturday March 3rd.

Well done to everyone for all the great work over the last couple of weeks.



3rd & 4th Classes

In Science 3rd & 4th Classes learned about the digestive system.  They enjoyed playing a matching game in groups.

In Drama and History they went back in time to the marketplace in Ancient Egypt where they bartered different items.

In SPHE they have been learning about the power of advertising.  In pairs, they designed posters advertising a new product they invented themselves.


5th and 6th Classes

The senior classes have been learning about perimeter and area over the last couple of weeks. They have been calculating the area and perimeter of different parts of the classroom.

They have also been learning about the 1916 Rising in History.  In English they have been reading the novel The Guns of Easter.  They wrote letters based on this work.

French Lessons

3rd and 4th Classes started French lessons with Alex on Thursday.  They will continue for the next ten weeks.  The lessons are taking place as part of the twinning project between Jaux, a town near Paris, and Geashill, Ballinagar and Ballycommon.  See more information about the twinning on this flier.


Active January

3rd to 6th Classes have been very active already this January.

Tag rugby began on Wednesday morning.  It may have been cold but there was lots of skilful play on show and the children had good fun too.

On Friday, swimming lessons started in Portarlington Leisure Centre.  They will continue for the next six weeks.