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.
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. Third and fourth classes attended a Junior Einstein workshop.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.
I was really impressed with all the colourful outfits on Green Day. What an array of green we had.
Well done to the children from 4th and 5th classes who went to Navan racecourse last week to represent St Declan’s in athletics. They were all fantastic. The children from 4th class were Ava Smith, Aine Lambe, Amy Hickey, Fayomade Owoade, Emma Finnerty, Matthew Cowley, Dylan Mc Connell, Max Larkin, Thomas Conlon, Thomas Toth and Corey Tynan. Thank you to Ms Kelly who trained the children for the event and to Mr Mc Keown and Theresa for accompanying the children.
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 19 Deividas
Room 9 Daire
Room 7 Maya
Room 20 Addison
Room 21 Evelyn
Room 5 Addison
Gaelgeoir Na Miosa
Room 19 Stella
Room 9 Sophie
Room 7 Finn
Room 20 Andreea
Room 21 Molly
Room 5 Amy
Draughts Winners 3rd Class
Well done to Jake Pollard, Room 9 who won the draughts competition for 3rd class and to Ioan Anev, Room 9 who came runner up.
Best Dressed Class- Room 7
Best Behaviour on Yard- Room 9
Best Attendance Award 3rd Class Room 9
Best Attendance Award 4th Class Room 21
Performance Room 20 Ms Mooney 4th Class