The children have been engaging in lots of GAA again this term. County board coaches have been with us on Tuesdays and Jim and Jim have continued with weekly coaching on Thursdays.
Our lunchtime football league concluded this week with a day of finals held on Wednesday afternoon. All 6 teams contested a final on the day. Congratulations to all pupils from 3rd – 6th class who took part. The league was a great success and players showed good sportsmanship throughout. Well done to 6th class who were in charge of running the league. Huge congratulations to out overall winners Tyrone, who beat Donegal in the thrilling “A” Final. Jim Cooper and Jim Hanrahan were on hand to present medals at out assembly on Thursday.
The group stages of Rackard League have concluded. The Rackard League Camogie Team have been going extremely well to date, emerging from our group to earn a place in the top division. The girls put in a very strong performance to win comfortably against Horeswood on Thursday in the Roinn A quarter final. They will contest the semi-final after the Easter break. This is a great achievement for our girls. Congratulations to all involved and many thanks to Jim Cooper and Jim Hanrahan for giving up their time to coach this team alongside Ms. Duff.
The boys put in a great effort in the group stages of the Rackard League Hurling. Unfortunately, they did not qualify for quarter finals. Well done to all involved.
Thank you to all parents for getting the players to and from the games.
Well done to the boys and girls who received handwriting certificates for the month of March. Keep up the great work!
Well done to the boys and girls from 1st to 6th class who participated in swimming lessons this year in the Water Front in Enniscorthy. Each child was presented with a certificate. Well done!
Thank you to all pupils and staff who have contributed in any way to our Green Schools Initiative over the past 2 years. We are thrilled today as we have just received a letter of confirmation by post to inform us that we have been successful in our application for the Green Flag Award. The award will be presented at a ceremony in Kilkenny in May. We have learned lots about water, its uses, its need, water conservation, water contamination and the struggle faced by children in other countries who don’t have easy access to water. We had a visit from Green Schools County Council Team who were very impressed with the work carried out by our Green Schools Committee and the whole school in general. Well done everyone!
Creative Schools – Mosaic Project
Children from 3rd to 6th Class have been working vert hard in over the past few weeks creating beautiful images through the art form of mosaics. Each piece will be joined together to form a larger piece of art which will be on display in our outdoor garden. Some of the younger children in 1st and 2nd class added to the mosaic too! Well done to everybody. We can’t wait to see the end product!
April Artwork Around the School
Creative School – Living Willow
As you know, as part of creative schools we created a dome house made out of living willow. On investigation out 1st and 2nd class spotted some buds and leaves starting to grow on it!
The boys and girls had a very busy month filled with lots of exciting activities!
As part of our Creative Schools Initiative, we have added a willow dome to our outdoor classroom. All the boys and girls in the school helped Terry the weaver to weave a beautiful dome that will be enjoyed for years to come in our school. A special thank you to Jim Cooper and Jim Hanrahan who helped us make the dome.
Bricks 4 Kids
As part of Engineers Week we had a fun filled visit from Bricks 4 Kids. All the classes had great fun building different things with the lego.
All our hard work made us very hungry and on Pancake Tuesday the classes were treated to a delicious snack.
World Book Day
World Book day was lots of fun this year and we really enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters. Well done to all the boys and girls you all looked fantastic.
We are all working very hard on improving our handwriting in Kiltealy N.S. Here are this months handwriting winners. It was very hard to pick one winner from each class. Keep up the good work.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Bhaineamar an spraoi as Seachtain na Gaeilge. Bhí an spóirt againn, bhíomar ag caint as Gaeilge i rith an lae agus ar an Aoine bhí Céilí mór againn agus sheinn Dónal O’ Connor na píb mála . Bhí gach duine ar fheabhas.
Both our hurlers and camogie players competed in Mini 7s in February. They put in a great effort but failed to advance from Round 1 in the competition.
The focus has now turned to Rackard League with matches starting the 2nd week in March.
As always we wish our players every success in this years leagues and look forward to some great battles on the field.
Grandparents Day Mass was cancelled this year due to snowy and icy conditions which made it too dangerous to travel to the church.
The children had worked really hard on their grandparents art/gift which were displayed around the school.
3rd & 4th class created some beautiful poems and lovely portrayals of their grandparents.
3rd & 4th Class created some lovely mosaic hearts using paper