On March 12th and 13th a couple Dennis and Olivia came to St Brendan’s N.S. Schools all over Kilkenny Carlow and Wexford and some in Waterford take part in the funky kids programme. The last time Dennis and Olivia came to St Brendan’s was in 2016. Dennis and Olivia pick songs and make up dance moves and then teach the children the moves and the words of the song over 10 weeks and then after those 10 weeks Dennis and Olivia set up at Hugginstown hall and put on a show with the moves we learned. The parents come and watch the show this is called the Funky Kids show. The children also make their costumes out of different materials. A raffle is also organised on the night. This year two children each night did a comedy scene. And let me tell you something it blew the crowd away.
Edee 4th class
Silver Lining productions came to Newmarket school on the 19-12-17. The children here in Newmarket loved them and I`m here to tell you why. Kate and Danny were the two entertainers. They were absolutely brilliant. Kate is very talented, in the show Kate did dances and she did a bit of comedy. Danny was great as well. He did things like play the drums and the clarinet. They did a lot more than that but we would be here all day if I named them all. One thing that really added to the show was the laser lights and music. One act I really liked was when Kate put glasses in between platforms and put a metal cylinder on top. Then she put a piece of wood on top and then balanced. I loved the show and I definitely recommend it. Thank you for reading.
Paddy Rohan (Mikey’s grandad) came to Newmarket N.S. on 06/09/2017. He told us about what school was like when he was young. He started school in1949. His first headmaster was Mr. O’ Sullivan . Sometimes he would come to school by pony with his brother Noel. Before he came to school he would milk the cows and then bring the milk to the creamery .And sometimes he would milk Mr. Twomey’s cows too. When his younger brother ,Seamus, started school they had to get a pony and trap . In school they had no electricity or heating so they used tilly lamps for light and a fire for heat. Everyone had to bring in a block of wood the fire and whoever brought in the in the most wood each week would get no homework for the weekend. Each day they would drop the pony and trap into Mrs. Nolan,who lived beside the school . The toilet in school didn’t flush and were only cleaned once a month . There was no toilet paper so you would need to bring newspaper instead . Also there was no sink only a barrel filled with rainwater. For drinking water they had to bring two buckets of water from St. Brendan’s well to the school . His talk was very interesting and it was great to hear about what our school was like in the 1950’s.
On the 14th of September 2017 the Gaelic Football league final was taking place at big lunch with Mikey’s team and Adam’s team battling it out to see who would get the all important free homework and also bragging rights until the hurling starts. The match started with both getting one goal and one point shortly followed by Mikey’s team getting another goal and point. Adam’s team then pulled ahead by one point by getting one goal and two points. Then all of a sudden Mikey’s team gained three goals in quick succession to put them in a wonderful position at half time with the score looking like this. Half Time: Adam 2-3:5-1 Mikey. The second half started with two goals again only this time Mikey’s team had scored both of them. Then Adam rugby tackled Cian as what happens at home I suspect and Cian stepped up to take the penalty. He walked and smashed it into corner but Adam jumped and pulled off a great save. Next came the closest Adam’s team came to scoring when Oisin shot but only to see his shot saved on the line by Aisling. Adam’s team did get a few points back but solid defending from Morette, Aisling and Emma and some great saves by Mikey meant they couldn’t break through for another goal. Mikey’s team got another point to practically seal the deal. The final whistle blew and the celebrations started for Mikey’s team. That was the school league football final, I hope you enjoyed my match report.
Sean 5th class
After spending 8 years in this amazing school I will look back at my time here and smile (: -Aoife Drea
Seeing as its my last full day I’m making the most of it.It is going to be very weird not seeing everyone’s faces. I’m going to miss all my class mates. (; Chantelle Somers
I find it kind of weird that today is the last full day in primary school. I will never finish at three o clock again. (; Edward Dwyer
I find it quite unbelievable that I will be leaving this school . In a way I will be sad leaving this school because I will miss my friends and going to school in my local area. (; Ben Moore.
I will really miss this great school and I will be sad to say ‘good-bye’. I have really enjoyed my time here. -Rebecca-
I can’t believe I’m leaving primary school already! I’ve enjoyed my time here and I think I might actually miss school here too! (; Faye Lanigan
Wow, these eight years have flown by. It is hard to believe that it is all coming to an end now. I have had a brilliant time in this small school. Áine.
Dé Luain seo caite bhí Carraig Seabhac ag imirt i gcluiche ceannais an chontae ag a trí a chlog. Bhí an aimsir uafásach agus bhí sé ag stealladh báistí. Thosaigh Carriaig Seabhac go maith agus fuair siad trí pointí. Ansin fuair Tullogher 1-2. Ag leath ama bhí Tullogher ag buachaint 1-2 go 0-3. Ansin chuaigh Áine go dtí leathtosaí lár agus fuair sí 2-8. Fuair mé cúl gleoite agus nuair a shéid an réiteoir an fheadóg bhí an bua ag Carraig Seabhac. Bhí mé ar muin na muice. Bhí mé ag imirt i lar ná páirce. Chuaigh foireann Carrig Seabhac go dtí Carrolls agus d’ith mé béile blasta. Chuaigh mé agus mó chairde go dtí an siopa agus cheannaigh mé a lán milséan. Níl dhéanfaidh mé dearmad go deo ar an lá seo.
Aoife 6th class