Wednesday, 27 April 2016

St Clare's Credits

Two more girls have filled their St Clare's Credits booklets, and collected their prizes and certificates from the principal last Friday. Stamps are awarded for excellent behaviour, great work, correct uniform, and for being helpful and kind in the class and in the yard.  Congratulations Klaudia and Tangazo!!


We have started ukulele lessons with Therese, from the Cavan Academy of Music. We have a lesson every Wednesday, and we are doing great. We are learning lots of chords, including F, C, G and A minor. We have learned a few songs already, including Rocky Mountain High and You Are My Sunshine.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

St Clare's Credits

Congratulations to the following girls who have filled their St Clare's Credits booklets, and collected their prizes from Ms Leonard: Kayleigh, Tanya, Kelsie, Erika and Kaitlyn.

Well done girls!

Monday, 11 April 2016

Art Exhibition- Anamnesis

We went to the town hall to see Marilyn Gaffney's art exhibition, entitled Anamnesis. Marilyn was the artist who worked with us on our Arts project, and it was brilliant to go see her works. She gave us our own guided tour of her artwork, and told us all about how she created her art. We got to ask lots of questions. Thank you Marilyn!
Waiting to go inside

Admiring the pictures

Marilyn explains how the pictures are created

Asking lots of questions

Friday, 8 April 2016

1916 Centenary Celebrations

We celebrated the centenary of the 1916 Rising. The whole school went to the hall, and 4th and 6th class led the celebrations. Our class sang the song 'Grace', which is a beautiful song about Joseph Plunkett, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising, and Grace Gifford, his fiancé. They were engaged, but he was taken prisoner after the Easter Rising. Grace visited him in Kilmainham Jail, they were married there, and spent 15 minutes together before she had to leave. Joseph was executed later that day. We also played the tune on our tin whistles.
After the 6th class Drama, we all sang Amhrán na bhFiann, and went outside to raise the flag. It was a great celebration.
Raising the flag

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Attendance Awards

Congratulations to the following girls who won attendance awards for the second term, for their excellent attendance between Christmas and Easter: Wiktoria, Vanessa, Rachel, Maureen, Tangazo and Kayla.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

St Clare's Credits

Just before Easter, Nika, Sarah S, Wiktoria, Vanessa, Petra, Sabrina B, Rachel, Sorcha and Nina filled their St Clare's Credits booklets. Stamps are awarded for good behaviour, good attendance, good work, being helpful and co-operative, and these girls have their books filled already. Well done girls!

Monday, 4 April 2016

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge was from March 7th - 11th. There were lots of activities as gaeilge in St Clare's. We did our 4th class Irish Assembly on the Monday, where we recited our poem Mo Bhreithlá, and sang our Irish song Trup Trup a Chapaillín. We were go hiontach.
On Friday we had our big Trá na gCeist, a big quiz in Irish for the senior classes. We were all mixed up on different teams, and two girls from our class, Sorcha and Sarah S, were on the winning team! Comhghairdeas cailíní.

Waiting to perform our poem and song
Finally, our Gaelgóirí na Seachtaine were chosen. These were the two pupils who made the most effort to speak Irish all  week. Our winners were Kayleigh and Tanya. Comghairdeas cailíní.
Tanya agus Kayleigh
Sorcha agus Sarah S