Lunch Time League 2017 Rounds 1 to 5

The 2017 Lunch Time League began at the start of May. The children from fifth and sixth classes were split into eight teams and then each team drew out a county name and play as that team. Each team will play every other team before the top four compete for the Principal's Cup and the bottom four compete for the Principal's Shield. We have now played five rounds and the league table can be seen below. Group stage after 5 rounds Competitor Pl W D L PF PA +/- Pts 1 Galw...
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Sports

by Iona Finnerty and Robyn Molloy February, March & April 2017  Rugby For 4 weeks, we did tag rugby with Gareth. We did lots of games and drills. There were four different teams each week. Two played against each other while the others watched and supported. There were pink and yellow tags and a Velcro belt that you stuck the tags on. We had lots of fun and it was very enjoyable. Here are some pictures: Soccer Mr. Mansfield set up soccer teams for boys and girls. There ...
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St. Patrick’s Day

by Seán Walsh March 2017 On 16th March, we all wore green into school for St. Patrick’s Day. We all gathered in the hall and paraded around the school. The leaders of the parade had a bodhrán and a tin whistle. We went around the school twice and then back inside. After that, we did Irish dancing in the hall with a woman named Natalie. She taught us dances such as the walls of Limerick. When we were finished we made little green leprechaun hats.  
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Table Quiz

by Evan Gilchrist and James Goulding February 2017 Over the last few years, Mr. O’Leary our teacher has entered our school into a quiz competition in Newbridge. To find out who would represent the school, Mr. O’Leary did a couple of general knowledge quizzes to see who would go to Newbridge for the quiz. The top four highest scoring children got picked out of the many participants to represent the school. The people who were picked were: Daniel Saunders, Evan Gilchrist, James Goulding and ...
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Chess

by Patrick Brophy, Evan Gilchrist and James Goulding February 2017 At the start of this year, our chess teacher, Ms. Killeen entered us into a chess tournament in Kildare. We were put into a group which consisted of schools from Straffan, St. David’s and Staplestown. Our first match was against Straffan, who are known for their chess. Early in December, we travelled to Straffan to play them. When we arrived in their school hall they had their chess boards ready and were ready to play...
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The Christmas Truce

by Jack Caffrey, Anna Donohoe and Síofra Power December 2016 In late November our teacher Mr O’ Leary started discussing a Christmas play with us. We decided to base the play on the Christmas Truce during World War 1, 1914 and brainstormed some ideas. However, it was not easy to do and we are going go tell you how we produced the Christmas Truce play. We divided in groups to do various jobs such as creating the backdrop, making and getting props, finding costumes and writing the s...
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Oh What a Night!

by Thomas Finneran and Cathal Reeves November 2016 In November, we went to see a musical in Salesians called “Oh What a Night!” We spent the day watching the play. The play was about a band called “The Four Seasons.” They’re a band trying to find fame. It was split into two parts, one before lunch and one after lunch. The actors and actresses did all of the vocals and the songs were really good.     They started in the local pub and then they got recognition for their pe...
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Bird Silhouettes

by Susanna Kelly November 2016 In November, we painted bird silhouettes. We painted them by choosing a colour of our choice for the background, for example red, yellow, blue, purple etc. First, we painted the background to look like a sunset affect. When the background was dry we painted on a bird, animal or object in black onto the page. Here are a few examples of our work:  
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Thriller!

by Liam Dempsey and Cathal Reeves October 2016 Before Halloween we began to learn the dance to Michael Jackson’s song “Thriller”. We practised the dance for our P.E over the course of two weeks. On the last day before the Hallowe’en break Mr O’Leary recorded our final performance after our two weeks of hard work. It finally paid off resulting in a flawless performance! It only took one attempt. We all wore our Hallowe’en costumes on the day of the recording. Cue the video!
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Planting Bulbs

by Robyn Molloy & T.J. Knightly October 2016 In October, we planted tulip bulbs outside the gates of the school in the order of the Ardclough flag, red, yellow and black. All the classes including us planted bulbs. We were the second last class to plant our bulbs. They bought them from the Orchard. Many bulbs were planted.                   The bulbs have now flowered and look beautiful.              
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