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 Kearins

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 Rooms 14,15 and 17 came up to show their friendship posters.

Mr Kearins

First Confessions –Good luck to all the boys and girls from Room 16,18 and 11 who are making their confessions next Thursday night the 7th of March in the church in Ashbourne. I know you have been working very hard with Ms O’Halloran, Ms Curran and Mr Mc Loughlin preparing for it. Thank you to Mrs O’Rourke for teaching the songs for the ceremony.

Science Week                                                                                                                     

Science week will take place in St. Declan’s next week, from the 4th to the 8th of March. We have lots of events planned or all the different classes. Keep an eye on our school website for all the news. Thank you to Ms Mc Enroy for  co-ordinating the event.

Aldi Schools Competition                                                                                                                    

Well done to everyone who is helping collect the stickers from Aldi. We have filled one full poster with 300 stickers and we have started another one. This is super work. Keep it up!! Each full poster is entered into a draw to win €50,000 to go towards playing grounds for a school.


I hope you all enjoyed our school disco that was held last Wednesday the 20th of February. We are very grateful to our PA for organising it to help raise funds for our school so we can buy items needed for all the classes. I am happy to report the behaviour was super on the night. It is important to represent St. Declan’s well even outside of school hours. Well done everyone!!



Pupil of the month trophy

Room15 Josh

Room 14 Evan

Room 17 Ethan

Room 11 Enya

Room 18 Iga

Room 16 Anabel

Gaelgeoir Na Miosa

Room 15 Patrick

Room 17 Nicolas

Room 14 Cian

Room 11 Martyna

Room 18 John

Room 16 Sophie

Best Dressed Class- Room 18

Best Behaviour on Yard- Room 16

Best Attendance Award …..1st Class Room 15………….2nd Class Room 18- Well Done !!

Well done to Evan from Room 16 who won a trophy for coming in 2nd place in a go-karting competition.


Room 16 Ms O’Halloran- The ABC Poem of Friendship

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