3rd and 4th Class Assembly

We had our Friendship Assembly today.

Opening Prayer
Dear God, thank you for our friends. Thank you for the fun we can have with them and the happy times we spend together. Please help me to be a good friend. Please help me not to be selfish but to think always of other people and their needs. Amen.

Mr Reidy
The theme of this assembly is friendship. Friendships are among the most important relationships you’ll have in your life. Many of your favourite memories probably include times you’ve spent with friends. But having friends can be hard work sometimes, when they get on your nerves or when they’re going through a tough time. Not knowing what to do or say to help them can be frustrating and emotionally challenging. However, doing your best to make them feel better shows you care about being a good friend. The only way to have a good friend is to be a good friend.
A friend is someone………………….
you can trust and won’t judge you
won’t deliberately hurt your feelings, but will show kindness and respect
will love you not because they feel they have to, but because they choose to
you can depend on, who is loyal and whose company you enjoy
will be there no matter what your situation isis trustworthy and not afraid to tell you the truth, no matter how hard it is sometimes
accepts you for who you are, and lend you an ear when you need advice

Ms Curran’s 3rd class came up to read their Friends acrostic poem.

We then looked at a Friendship Power Point read by Mr Reidy

Mr Reidy spoke about Mr Keohane who was the principal here for 36 years in St. Declan’s and was a well respected member of the community. We had a picture of him on our altar and we said the Our Father together as a sign of respect. We thought about his wife Catriona who was also a teacher here in St. Declan’s and their son Daniel.

Prizes /Awards
Well done to everyone and to Ms Lydon for a fantastic bio-diversity day last Friday. The Green Schools committee did a great job preparing for the day and we will know soon if we got the flag.

Well done to all the chidren from 4th and 5th who recently participated in the Corfheile in Tallaght. Thank you to Ms Lydon , Ms Mc Gowan and to Mr Mc Keown for preparing the children.

Quiz Team
Well done to Eoin Byrne Room 20, Matthew King Room 21, Stephen Raftery Room 25 and Faye Eager Room 3 who are on the Junior quiz team. The team came 2nd in the last round and now go on to represent St. Declan’s in the All Ireland final in the RDS on the 2nd of April. We hope they get on well.

Pupil of the month trophy
Room 9-Lucy
Room 7-Jorja
Room 24-Ben L
Room 20-Karlo
Room 21-Tristan T
Room 25-Tierna Lee

Best Line Award- Room 9
Best Dressed Class-Room 21
Best Attendance Award – 3rd Class Room 9, 4th Class Room 21

Friendship Bracelets
We ordered bracelets for the whole school for friendship week Here in St. Declan’s friendship is very important and we always look out for one another. To have a good friend you have to be a good friend. The bracelets read St Declan’s Friendship Week 2017. I hope you all like them.

Friend Poem (Read by Mr Reidy)
A friend is a person to laugh and cry with,
An inspiration,
Someone who lends a helping hand, though friends may not be forever,
And they may not end up together,
the memories of a true friendship will last forever.
A friend is not a shadow nor a servant
But someone who hold a piece of a person in their heart.
Someone who shares a smile, Someone who brightens up your day
What makes a person a friend? Is by saying your love will stay.

Performance – Ms Carey Room 20

End Song (everyone) You’ve got a friend in me