First and Second Class January Assembly

The theme for our January assembly was Catholc Schools Week, living in harmony with God’s creation. We spoke about living in harmony with God, your neighbours, the earth and in our school. We are all children of God, called to live like Jesus asked us. This year, we will continue to make our school a loving place where everyone feels, safe, welcome and cared for. We will all try to treat each other as we would like to be treated.

Opening Prayer


God we know that you are always with us. May we always carry the light of Christ in our hearts, in our minds and in our action ,and may our school continue to be a place where we work as a community to help to love one another as you have loved us. Amen

Ms Crowley’s 2nd class read the prayers of the faithful.

Reader 1- Ashton:                                                                                       

We pray for our families: that God will protect them and keep them safe.  Lord hear us.

Reader 2- Eva:

We pray for our teachers, SNA’s and all who work in our school: that they will continue to help to make our Catholic school a place where everyone is made to feel welcome. Lord hear us.


Reader 3- Kenzo                                                                                             

We pray for people in the world that may be experiencing hard times, that God will give them the strength to stay strong. Lord Hear Us

Well done to all the boys and girls in first class who were busy working on art pictures for their art exhibition next Thursday. The pictures have been sent off and are being framed at the moment and will be displayed in our hall next Thursday the 6th of February. Parents will be invited in to see the display and will have the opportunity to purchase the framed photographs. We can’t wait to see them. Thank you to Ms Coote for organising the exhibition.

Pantomime Dick Whittington

Well done to everyone on their behaviour during the pantomime Dick Whittington. Everyone was very well behaved.

School Rules

We spoke again about the importance of remembering our school rules in order to keepeveryone safe.

  1. We play safely (kind hands, feet and words)
  2. We are respectful to staff and pupils.
  3. We line up quietly and safely.
  4. We only leave yard with permission.
  5. We help keep St. Declan’s NS a Bully Free Zone.

 Ash 2020

Ash 2020 is a celebration that Ashbourne is hosting to mark it’s 200th year anniversary. It is a very special celebration and our school will be marking it in some way. We will be looking for ideas from the pupils.

Grandparents Day

 We had a lovely day in St. Declan’s on Wednesday when we celebrated Grandparents Day as part of Catholic Schools Week. We really enjoyed having lots of grandparents visit our school. We also took the time to remember all those Grandparents who couldn’t be with us for various reasons. Thanks to Ms. O’Malley who coordinated the day. Well done to everyone for your excellent behaviour. We heard lots of positive feedback from grandparents when they came back into the hall.

Student Of The Month Medal

Room 16 Szymon

Room 14 Brooke

Room 15 Aidan

Room 17 Chloe

Room 19 David

Room 18 Rachel

Gaeilgeoir Na Miosa

Room 18 Ethan

Room 19 Estelle

Room 17 Grace

Room 15 Kerris

Room 14 Chloe

Room 16 Fausta


Performance -Mr Lydon 2nd Class Room 17

Mr Lydon’s class read a lovely poem they learnt for Grandparents Day and then they sang Reach for the stars


Best dressed class– Room 15

Behaviour on yard– Room 17

Attendance Award 1st Class Room 16

Attendance Award 2nd Class Room 17

End Blesing

Bless all gathered here today. Bless those who cannot be with us today.   Bless all our grandparents with love and good health. Amen.