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.
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
Some children from Rooms 19,9,7 come up to read their friendship acrostic poems.
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.
A huge congratulations to our Junior and Senior quiz teams who both achieved second place in the Pillo Hotel on the 1st of February. There were 10 rounds with 6 questions in each round. We are so proud of Adam Room 20, Kate Room 24, Cillian Room 24 and Rob Room 5 who represented our Junior quiz team. A big thank you to Ms O’Malley for preparing the children for the event. It was a fantastic achievement !!
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.
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
Room 7 Chloe
Room 21 James
Room 21 Shauna
Room 5 Noah
Room 19 Ronan
Room 9 Emma
Gaelgeoir Na Miosa
Room 19 Veronica
Room 9 Dominic
Room 5 Ava
Room 20 Victoria
Room 21 Kaitlyn
Room 7 Sean
Best Dressed Class- Room 21
Best Behaviour on Yard- Room 20
Best Attendance Award …..3rd Class Room 19………….4th Class Room 5- extra golden time
Well done to James Woodruffe from Room 21 who won the draughts competition for 4th class and to Alex Jones who came runner up.
Room 9 Ms O’Malley