Third and Fourth Class June Assembly

Mr Kearins  

Welcome here today to our last assembly for the year. First of all I want to say thank you to everyone in St. Declan’s ….. the staff, the parents and of course all of you for making me feel so welcome during my first year here as principal. I’m so happy to be a part of St. Declan’s school community and I hope we have lots of good years ahead. We remember all the good times we had this year with our teachers and friends in St. Declan’s. We look forward to our Summer holidays spent with our families and to coming back refreshed and relaxed for a new school year in September.

Prayers of the faithful           (Room  9)- Sophie Bob, Grace

  1. We thank you God for all the friends we have in school. We have formed some new friendships this year and we hope they stay strong in years to come. Lord Hear Us

Response ; Lord graciously hear us.

  1. We thank you God for all our teachers and staff of St. Declan’s who have been with us every step of our journey this year. We thank them for their guidance and support throughout the year.                                                                                                                    Lord Hear Us.

Response ; Lord graciously hear us.

  1. We thank you God for our parents who have helped us all year with our homework, listened to our problems and been there for us in every way possible. We are very lucky to have such good parents.

Lord Hear Us

Response ; Lord graciously hear us

Active School’s Week


Active School’s Week was really successful. Well done to all children who were involved in different activities during the week. I hope you all enjoyed Sports Day. You were all very well behaved on the day and were a credit to your teachers. Our skipping workshop was a huge success last week with Mark from SkipNrope. I hope you will all be practising your skills over the Summer. Well done to Shane, Ruby, Carmen, and Ava who showcased their skills during the workshop. Even Mr Melia, Mr Ryan and Mr Mulroe managed to pull off a few tricks. Thank you to Mr Farrell for organising the week of events for us.

Dec’s Got Talent

We were all very impressed with the talent at our show last week. I really enjoyed being involved and judging the competition. Everyone who took part was excellent and I want to say a huge well done to them for putting in so much work preparing for the event. In particular well done to Arian and Sophie from Room 9 and Hannah, Molly and Ava from Room21 and Vaela from Room 5 who represented 3rd and 4th classes in the show. They were fantastic. We are so lucky to have so many talented children in St. Declan’s.

Huge congratulations to Vaela from Mr Mulroe’s class on winning the show. Thank you to Ms O’Halloran and Mr Farrell for organising the show.

Fingal Final  


Congratulations to our Junior Boys team who were successful in the final against Scoil an Duininigh on the 30th of May in Parnell Park. They couldn’t have got their without the hard work and determination of their two coaches Mr Melia and Mr Ryan. Thank you to all the children who came to support the team on the day. It was great to see so many there and so well behaved. The boys from 4th class who were on the winning team were………

Evan Burdock, Thomas Toth, Alex Jones, Conor Jones, Matthew Cowley, Max Larkin, Logan Maloney & Rob Kelly

Good Luck


Good luck to Alex Jones from Mr Mulroe’s class who will be leaving St. Declan’s on Friday the 28th of June.  Alex and his brother Sean will be starting school in Portmarnock in September. We would like to wish them all the best and they will always be welcome in St. Declan’s. Mr Mulroe presented Alex’s  brother Sean with a football from his class mates as Alex was out sick today. 

Also good luck to Amelia Tobiasz from Ms Jenkinson’s 4th class who is moving school as well. Ms Jenkinson presented a card for Amelia on behalf of the class.

Pupil of the month trophies 


We aren’t doing pupil of the month or gaeilgeoir na miosa this month but I want to say well done to all the boys and girls who won the awards this year. Next year our current 4th classes will be moving to the 5th / 6th class assembly while our current 3rd classes will be joined by the new 3rd classes in September. 


I want to thank you all and your teachers-Ms O’Malley, Mr Melia, Mr Ryan, Ms Jenkinson, Ms Mooney and Mr Mulroe and your SNA’S Patricia, Maura, Theresa and Lila for all the hard work this year. Good luck too Mr Melia who will be leaving us for next year. We will miss him in St. Declan’s and wish him all the best. We have some great memories from this year…….,active schools week, book week, science week, goal jersey day, quiz team, Christmas concerts, Christmas jumper day, PA school disco, friendship week , school relay marathon,  skipping workshop and winning the Fingal League but to mention a few. I hope you all have a very happy and relaxing July and August with your families here in Ireland or wherever you may be.  I look forward to another exciting year in St. Declan’s

End Prayer

We give thanks for all the teaching and learning that have taken place in our school,

For the talents that have been shared and the challenges that have been faced

For the burdens that have been lifted and the hurts that have been healed

We give thanks for the friendships that have just begun and for those that have grown

For the hope that has lifted our hearts on the dark days

Bless our families as we take our holidays, may our time together be fun

May we return renewed and refreshed to continue our journey together .

We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen