Third and Fourth Class Friendship 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 Reidy
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

The children from Room 9 came up to read their friendship poems- Fayomade, Leon, Lee and Ella.

Prizes /Awards
Draughts- Congratulations to Leon Callaghan Room 9 who was the overall winner for 3rd class and Michael Muntean from Room 20 who was the winner from 4th class. They got a voucher from Easons as a prize. Well done.

Well done to all the children from 4th and 5th classes who were at the church last Saturday and sang at our Confirmation ceremony. You were all excellent. I have a homework pass here that I’m going to give to your teachers to be used a night of your choice. I also want to say well done to Rachel Richardson Room 9 and Frances Smith, Kate Moss, Katie O’Connell and Eleanor Whelan who did a fantastic job at serving mass at the confirmation. I have homework passes to give out to the children involved.
Well done to Orestas from Room 25 who won a bronze medal in Taekwondo in Italy and to Afric Murray Room 20 who won a bronze medal at gymnastics and also to Tadhgh Wearen Doran who won five medals at gymnastics.
Pupil of the month trophy-
Room 19 Katelyn
Room 9 Caoimhe
Room 21 Nathan
Room 20 Brooke
Room 24 Aberto
Room 25 Gabrielle

Best Line Award- extra 10 minutes on yard Room 19
Best Dressed Class- night off homework Room 9
Best Behaviour on Yard- prize to be decided by teacher Room 20
Best Attendance Award 3rd Class Room 21 and 4th Class Room 24- extra golden time
Gaelgoir Na Miosa
Room 19 Thomas
Room 9 Mikey
Room 21 Corey
Room 20 Jubril
Room 24 Christina
Room 25 Josh

Here in St. Declan’s friendship is very important and we always look out for one another. To have a good friend you have to be a good friend. I want you to think about the friends you have at school, at home and in different activities you do outside of school. It is important to have good friends in your lives.

Friends Poem
The Best of Friends
The best of friends, Can change a frown,
Into a smile, when you feel down.
The best of friends, Will understand,
Your little trials, And lend a hand.
The best of friends, Will always share,
Your secret dreams, Because they care.
The best of friends, Worth more than gold,
Give all the love, A heart can hold.

Performance – Room 25 Ms Curran. The children have been earning the ukulule for the past six weeks. They performed a song for us.

End Song (everyone) You’ve got a friend in me song.