First and Second Class Assembly

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 is
is 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

The children from Room 14, 15 and 16 came up to show their friendship posters.

We looked at a friendship powerpoint

Mr Reidy
Prizes /Awards
Well done to Holly Lynch Room 14 who won a gold trophy for her Irish dancing in a recent Feis.

Well done to Abigail Borland Room 16 who won a gold medal at Taekwondo.

First Confessions –Good luck to all the boys and girls from Room 17,18 and 11 who are making their confessions next Wednesday night the 7th of February in the church in Ashbourne. I know you have been working very hard with Ms Mc Enroy, Ms Downes and Ms Crowley preparing for it. Thank you to Mrs O’Rouke for teaching the songs for the ceremony.

Pupil of the month trophy-
Room 14- Sophie
Room 15-Iga
Room 16-Martyna
Room 17-Shane
Room 18-Daisy
Room 11-Grace (Grace was out sick so Ms Crowley accepted her award for her)

Best Line Award- extra 10 minutes on yard Room 16
Best Dressed Class- night off homework Room 18
Best Behaviour on Yard- prize to be decided by teacher Room 17
Best Attendance Award 1st Class Room 17 and 2nd Class Room 11- extra golden time
Gaelgoir Na Miosa
Room 14- Evan
Room 15-Kaia
Room 16-Caoimhe
Room 17-Robert
Room 18-Mikolaj
Room 11-Daniel G

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. I want you to think about the friends you have at school, at home and in different activities you do outside of school. It is important to have good friends in your lives.

Friend Poem
The Best of Friends
The best of friends, Can change a frown,
Into a smile, when you feel down.
The best of friends, Will understand,
Your little trials, And lend a hand.
The best of friends, Will always share,
Your secret dreams, Because they care.
The best of friends, Worth more than gold,
Give all the love, A heart can hold.

Performance – Room 18- Ireland’s Call

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