1st and 2nd Class December Assembly

Introduction ; Welcome from Mr Kearins

There are many wonderful things about Christmas. There are the Christmas trees; there are Christmas lights, wonderful carols, gifts, etc. However, what is most important about Christmas is Jesus; the greatest gift of all. If you received a gift it would be sad if you only enjoyed the paper, the bow and the ribbon and forgot the present inside. At Christmas it would be even worse if you enjoyed the hymns, the lights and the songs and forgot about Jesus! This Christmas let’s remember that Jesus is the greatest gift of all. He was born in a manger many years ago and he is alive today. Although we can’t see him right now we know he is the greatest King of all and that he loves us and leads us into the wonderful life of God. We don’t want to forget that. Help us to enjoy the season of Christmas but also to remember Jesus at this very special time.


Christmas Poem (Room 16)

C – is for the Christ child born upon this day

H – is for the holly to make our mantle gay.

R – is for red ribbon to wrap the parcels tight

I – is for the icicles on the cold winter night.

S – is for dear Santa Please leave him a treat

T – is for the turkey that is so good to eat.

M – is for the manger where Baby Jesus lay,

A – is for the angels on that first Christmas Day.

S – is for the stockings hanging in a row with candy canes out of the top

      Merry Christmas Everyone !!!


The story of Christmas Video



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Christmas Concert– I want to congratulate all the children and teachers on your performances last week What a great shows they were. I can’t believe how good everyone was .Myself and Mrs Collier are really proud of all of you. Give yourselves a big round of applause.

St Vincent De Paul– Thank you to all the children who helped donate food for St. Vincent De Paul. Every little bit helps. It’s good to help people less fortunate than ourselves

Christmas Jumper Day– I can’t wait to see you all tomorrow in your Christmas jumpers. Rumour has a very special visitor from the North Pole might be calling to St Declan’s.

Christmas Eve Mass

On Christmas Eve the RTE mass is going to be from the church in Ashbourne. As part of the programme a TV crew visited our school and filmed Ms Jenkinson’s 4th class and Ms O’Halloran’s 2nd class. We look forward to waatching it on Christmas Eve. 


Student of the Month Trophy

Room 14 Erik

Room 15 Ashton

Room 17 Aaron

Room 16 Liam

Room 18 Nicole

Room 11 Alex

Gaelgeoir Na Miosa

Room 14 Lily

Room 15 Elise

Room 17 Sarah

Room 16 Nicola

Room 18 Leo

Room 11 Lee

Best Line Award- Room 16

Best Dressed Class-Room 11

Behaviour on the yard award-Room 15

Attendance Award 1st – Room 14

Attendance Award 2nd  Room 18


Mr Kearins

Can I wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas. We return to school on Monday the 7th of January.


Performance – Ms Crowley and Ms Kelly- Born in Bethlehem