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VISIT OF ELLEN KEANE PARALYMPIAN: MAY 2017


On Monday 8th May, Edmondstown National School was delighted to welcome Ellen Keane to speak to the children. Ellen brought in the bronze medal that she won in the Rio 2016 Olympics. The children were fascinated to learn that the medal made a noise and also that it had braille on it. Ellen showed us the video of her winning her swimming race and explained how proud she felt. She told us never to give up on our dreams. With hard work, anything is possible.

 

 


Ellen showing us her video and explaining how her arm is like Nemo's little fin.

 

WORLD BOOK DAY 2017


We were so delighted to celebrate World Book Day once again. The children brought in their favourite books from home and spoke about their favourite authors. We were thrilled to welcome an author to our school – Ms Amanda Kehoe and her son Tadhg and her husband Greg. Amanda wrote the book “TJ and his Wheelable Chair” all about her son Tadhg who cannot speak and is confined to a wheelchair for a lot of the time. Amanda read her beautiful book to each of the classes and then the children asked questions about Tadhg and his life and also about being a writer and a published author. Amanda inspired the children and advised them always to persevere and never give up on their dreams. She gave us two copies of the book for our school library. The children in Junior and Senior Infants really enjoyed pushing Tadhg around in his wheelchair and Amanda and Greg said that Tadhg really enjoyed himself.

 

 


Tadhg enjoyed being wheeled around the classroom Amanda said :“the faster the better!”.


PROCLAMATION DAY: MARCH 15TH 2016


What a memorable and historic day it was on Tuesday, March 15th 2016. On this day we raised our National Flag with pride. This was the flag that had been delivered to our school the previous November. Every school in the country flew the National flag on this day and sang Amhrain na bhFiann. The youngest child in our school – Aoife, and the oldest child – Rachel, raised the flag with the help of Valerie our caretaker. Each class group then read out their “Proclamation For A New Generation”. The classes had discussed the original 1916 Proclamation and decided what elements of it were still relevant to today’s citizens and whether any new elements were needed. We were also treated to a performance of the play “An Filleadh” by fifth and sixth class and they were fantastic. Laura read “The Wayfarer” by Padraig Pearse to remind us that war is never the answer and brings a lot of sorrow. Parents and visitors were free to view the project work that the children had worked on during the year. We were all proud to be Irish on this special day.


Check out the lovely photos taken by Claire and Mick Behan.

 

SCIENCE WEEK - 8TH NOVEMBER – 14TH NOVEMBER 2015


This week the children had great fun with science and everyone tried to do some extra science activities. On Wednesday 11th, November, 3rd class up to 6th attended a science event with “Professor Mess-a-lot” in Whitechurch library. Here they experimented with building solid structures and with making rockets, as well as investigating the colour spectrum.
We were so lucky that some of our parents accompanied us on the walk down and even the rain stayed away!

 

 

 

 
MATHS WEEK 2015


The children had great fun using their “Maths Eyes” during Maths week. We had lots of different mathematical activities going on each day. The children from third and fourth enjoyed surveying the rest of the school on their favourite colours, treats and school subjects. This information was then displayed using pictograms, block graphs and bar charts. On Friday, fifth and sixth class helped the children carry out Maths’ Trails around the school grounds. Everyone had great fun.

 

 

 

 

 

FRIENDSHIP WEEK


VISIT OF ELLEN KEANE – PARALYMPIAN: MAY 2017 On Monday 8th May, Edmondstown National School was delighted to welcome Ellen Keane to speak to the children. Ellen brought in the bronze medal that she won in the Rio 2016 Olympics. The children were fascinated to learn that the medal made a noise and also that it had braille on it. Ellen showed us the video of her winning her swimming race and explained how proud she felt. She told us never to give up on our dreams. With hard work, anything is possible.

Ellen showing us her video and explaining how her arm is like Nemo’s little fin. WORLD BOOK DAY 2017 We were so delighted to celebrate World Book Day once again. The children brought in their favourite books from home and spoke about their favourite authors. We were thrilled to welcome an author to our school – Ms Amanda Kehoe and her son Tadhg and her husband Greg. Amanda wrote the book “TJ and his Wheelable Chair” all about her son Tadhg who cannot speak and is confined to a wheelchair for a lot of the time. Amanda read her beautiful book to each of the classes and then the children asked questions about Tadhg and his life and also about being a writer and a published author. Amanda inspired the children and advised them always to persevere and never give up on their dreams. She gave us two copies of the book for our school library. The children in Junior and Senior Infants really enjoyed pushing Tadhg around in his wheelchair and Amanda and Greg said that Tadhg really enjoyed himself.

Tadhg enjoyed being wheeled around the classroom – Amanda said :“the faster the better!”.

 


We celebrated Friendship week during the Month of May 2015. It was a great opportunity to remind ourselves of the various strategies we need for making and sustaining friendships and of course what to do when people are being unkind and unfriendly towards us. Some lovely work was created on this theme. Check out the photos in our photo gallery!!

 


SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE:


We had a great week during Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015. Lots of children won golden stars for speaking as much Irish as possible. On Friday 13th March, we dressed up in green, white and orange and we enjoyed a lovely ceolchoirm in the halla. See our Photo Gallery for lots of photos.

 


EASTER EGG HUNT:


The children had great fun on their recent Easter Egg hunt on 27th March 2015. The senior children enjoyed hiding the eggs and the juniors had great fun trying to find them. Some eggs were pretty hard to find!