Third and Fourth 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


Some children from Rooms 19,9,7 come up to read their friendship acrostic poems.

Mr Kearins

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.

Quiz Team                                                                                                                                         

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                                                                                                                                

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