First and Second Class March Assembly

Opening Prayer
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Welcome to our March assembly. It has been a very busy month in St Declan’s for the month of March.

First Penance
Congratulations to all the boys and girls from Room 16,18 11 who made their First Confessions on Thursday the 7th of March in the church in Ashbourne. It was a very special evening for them and their families. Thank you to Ms O’Halloran, Ms Curran and Mr Mc Loughlin who prepared the children for the ceremony and to Mrs O’Rourke for teaching the songs. We look forward to seeing all of you make your First Communion in May.

Science Week
Science week took place in St. Declan’s from the 4th to the 8th of March. It was a fantastic week filled with lots of activities. We are very lucky in our school to have lots of science equipment that we can use to carry out experiments. First classes were visited by Farmer Ann and Lucy the lamb, chickens and tadpoles.The science demonstration in the hall by all the classes was a super day. I really enjoyed talking to all of you about your experiments. Well done to all the classes and your teachers for working so hard to prepare your experiments. Thank you to Ms Mc Enroy for co-ordinating the event.

Seachtain na Gaeilge
Seachtain na Gaeilge was another great week in St Declan’s. We all made a big effort to speak as much Irish as we could for the week. Well done for participating in the puc fada and the poster competition. Thank you to Ms Lydon for organising the event.

We had a very special treat during Seachtain Na Gaeilge as our very talented staff took to the stage for a trad session. We had Mr Mc Keown on guitar and banjo, Ms Jenkinson on bodhran, Ms Geaghegan and Ms Lydon on button accordian, Mrs Mc Cormack, Myself and Ms Kelly on flute and Ms Crowley on violin. We spoke to the children about our instruments and showed the audience how to play them. We were treated to an array of reels and jigs and Ms Jenkinson took to the stage to show us some of her Irish dancing. A special thanks to Fionn, Liam, Katie and Jorja who sang for us during the show. Thanks to all the teachers involved.

La Glas
I was really impressed with all the colourful outfits on Green Day. What an array of green we had.

School Marathon
The School Marathon Relay is a very unique event that involves getting everyone in our school to combine our efforts to run the distance of a marathon; 42,195 meters. This is done in a relay format. The relay is set out in a 100m circle. Each child will run 200m but infants might run 100m depending on how fit they are. Thank you to our PA for organising this event to raise money for our school. Sponsorship cards will be given out soon and I hope you will all try your best to raise money for the event as it will benefit everyone. We can all start training soon !!


Pupil of the month trophy

Room 14 Kurts

Room 17 Tristan

Room 15 Luke

Room 16 Chris

Room 11 Reegan

Room 18 Kornel

Gaelgeoir Na Miosa

Room 15 Szyman

Room 17 Eva

Room 14 Anthony

Room 18 Konstance

Room 16 Anastasia

Room 11 Caoimhe

Best Dressed Class- Room 16
Best Behaviour on Yard- Rom 11
Best Attendance Award 1st Class Room 1
Best Attendance Award 2nd Class Room 11

Performance Room 11 – Mr Mc Loughlin 2nd Class