Third and Fourth Class January Assembly

The theme for our January assembly was Catholc Schools Week, living in harmony with God’s creation. We spoke about living in harmony with God, your neighbours, the earth and in our school. We are all children of God, called to live like Jesus asked us. This year, we will continue to make our school a loving place where everyone feels, safe, welcome and cared for. We will all try to treat each other as we would like to be treated.

Opening Prayer


God we know that you are always with us. May we always carry the light of Christ in our hearts, in our minds and in our action ,and may our school continue to be a place where we work as a community to help to love one another as you have loved us. Amen

Mr Mc Loughlin’s 3rd class read the prayers of the faithful.


We live in harmony with God’s creation by using kind words, kind thoughts and kind actions. Lord Hear Us.

We live in harmony with God’s creation when we care for our environment around us. Lord Hear Us.

We live in harmony with God’s creation when we care for our families and all the important people in our lives. Lord Her Us .

Well done to all the boys and girls in fourth class who were busy working on art pictures for their art exhibition next Thursday. The pictures have been sent off and are being framed at the moment and will be displayed in our hall next Thursday the 6th of February. Parents will be invited in to see the display and will have the opportunity to purchase the framed photographs. We can’t wait to see them. Thank you to Ms Coote for organising the exhibition.

Pantomime Dick Whittington

Well done to everyone on their behaviour during the pantomime Dick Whittington. Everyone was very well behaved

Sarah Kelly

Congratuations to Sarah Kelly from 4th class Room 9 who got her hair cut Wednesday for the Little Blue Heroes Foundation. This charity helps families who have children undergoing long-term medical treatment for serious illness. Sarah got 16 inches cut off her hair and she raised 400 euro for the charity. Well done Sarah, what a lovely thing to do.

Good luck to our quiz teams who will be representing St Declan’s in the Credit Union quiz.We have Chloe Doherty, Rob Kelly, Alex Kelly and Darragh Donnelly on the Junior Quiz team. On the Senior Quiz team we have Joe Robertson, Ella Murphy, Conor Jones and Liam O’Connor. We know they will do St. Declan’s proud. Thank you to Ms Mc Nulty who has been helping to prepare the children and is co-ordinating the event.


School Rules

We spoke again about the importance of remembering our school rules in order to keepeveryone safe.

  1. We play safely (kind hands, feet and words)
  2. We are respectful to staff and pupils.
  3. We line up quietly and safely.
  4. We only leave yard with permission.
  5. We help keep St. Declan’s NS a Bully Free Zone.

 Ash 2020

Ash 2020 is a celebration that Ashbourne is hosting to mark it’s 200th year anniversary. It is a very special celebration and our school will be marking it in some way. We will be looking for ideas from the pupils.

Grandparents Day

 We had a lovely day in St. Declan’s on Wednesday when we celebrated Grandparents Day as part of Catholic Schools Week. We really enjoyed having lots of grandparents visit our school. We also took the time to remember all those Grandparents who couldn’t be with us for various reasons. Thanks to Ms. O’Malley who coordinated the day. Well done to everyone for your excellent behaviour. We heard lots of positive feedback from grandparents when they came back into the hall.

Student Of The Month Trophy

Room 7 Gabby

Room 5 Ellie

Room 21 Abbie

Room 20 David

Room 9 Jessica

Room 11 Ruby

Gaeilgeoir Na Miosa

Room 7 Ellie

Room 5 Chloe

Room 21 Donnacha

Room 20 Sadhbh

Room 9 Jake

Room 11 Cian

Best dressed class– Room 20

Behaviour on yard– Room 7

Attendance Award 3rd Class Room 21

Attendance Award 4th Class Room 5

Performance -Mr O’Sullivan 2nd Class Room 7

Mr O’Sullivan’s class have been working hard learning the fundamental skill of balancing through gymnastics. They put together a gymnastics performance for us.

End Blesing

Bless all gathered here today. Bless those who cannot be with us today.   Bless all our grandparents with love and good health. Amen.