Halloween

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Many thanks to sixth class students for organising and judging the Dress-Up Competition for Halloween. With every character from Harry Potter to skeletons to werewolves to witches, they had a really difficult job choosing the winners, as can be seen from the photos above.

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School League

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The School Football League began in September and culminated with the final, on a sunny October day. Students from first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth took part. With the talent displayed in third class, the future looks bright. It was great fun for the players and all those who helped time keepers, referees, umpires, those who kept the score and those who took the pictures. Looking forward to the hurling league.

The Two Captains

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Scríobh Leabhar

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Anuraidh ghlacamar páirt i “Scríobh Leabhar”. Bhí orainn ár leabhar féin a dhearadh agus a scríobh agus a chur le chéile. Fuaireamar teastas mar aitheantas ar ár n-iarrachtaí agus táimid an bhródúil asainn féin. I mbliana beimid ag tosnú ar “Scríobh Leabhar” i ndiaidh an meán-téarma.

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Talent Show

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Today our school St Brendan’s N.S. had a talent show. Sixth class organised it and they were the judges. As always, a wide variety of talent was displayed including singing, telling jokes, magic tricks and playing the ukulele. In the senior room Jessica was the winner and her prize was a can of pringles. Emily won in the middle room and it was a special day for Emily as it was her birthday as well. Páidí and William were popular winners in the junior room. It’s always a great event. Looking forward to acting as a judge next year.

Matthew (5th Class)

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Debating

Yesterday I did my first debate. I loved it as it was like a duel of words, in my opinion the best sport. St Brendan’s were debating against St Aidan’s Kilmanagh. The motion was ” People should be Fined for not Recycling ” and we opposed the motion. Morette, Sean and I were on the team for St Brendan’s. The third speaker for St Aidan’s said “Green is the new black”  I disagree as the new black is actually leopard spots this season. Sadly  it ended in a tie. Looking forward to the first round after mid-term.

Matthew

 

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Our Trip to Castlecomer Discovery Park

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Today we went to Castlecomer Discovery Park.First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class all went together with Ms Carroll, Mrs Dunphy and Jackie. We learned about fresh water ecology and we found lots of interesting creatures in the river.  There were freshwater shrimp, caddis flies, mayfly nymphs and pond skaters. We also caught little fish and returned them to the water quickly so they could get oxygen. Niamh our guide told us not to touch the creatures with our hands as we would make them too hot. After collecting the creatures in water trays we identified them using a key. All creatures were returned to the river. It was a nice experience and we enjoyed it a lot though our feet were freezing from standing in the cold water and some of us got wet feet. However we soon warmed up when we got to the Water Shed for swimming.

SoF and AK (6th Class)

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Jnr Room School Tour 2018

 

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Jnr Infants, Snr Infants and First Class went to Suir Valley Railway and Activate play centre in Waterford on their school tour. The weather was lovely and we had a great train journey along the Suir and waved at everyone walking the Greenway. We enjoyed bowling, quazar and playing in the soft play area. There was even time for the shop at the end before we went home.

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