Learning together through Respect, Integrity,
Learning together through Respect, Integrity,
There was great excitement last Thursday as we all got back to the Tullamore Harriers stadium for our Sports Day. Preparations had been underway for a number of days beforehand with teams getting their county colours and headbands ready. The day was filled with sport, fun, games and races. Well done to all the girls for their participation and enthusiasm. To finish off the day, we all enjoyed a hot dog and ice-cream with thanks to our Parents Association. Thanks to Ms. Clear for organising this years Sports Day and to all our teachers, SNA’s and helpers on the day for making sure we all had lots of fun.
We can’t wait for next years Sports Day!
Congratulations to all of the girls in 5th and 6th Class who received an Activity Awards at this years 'Our World Irish Aid Awards'. Representatives from the class went to the awards ceremony in Farmleigh House, Dublin. The other girls in 5th and 6th Class tuned in via livestream, along with many other classes in the school. They were also treated to a trip to Flip and Whip for ice-cream, and were surprised with a lovely cake thanks to Patricia's mam!
The girls worked very hard before Easter on their project which focused on two of the UN Global Goals: 'Quality Education' and 'Good Health and Wellbeing'. As part of their project, the girls set up five committees:
- The Magazine Committee created an online magazine which was featured on the Global Goal Getters Magazine (click on this link to view, or click on the file below this post to see the whole magazine : online.fliphtml5.com/esdfl/ljgz/)
- The Bake Sale committee ran a bake sale for the whole school which raised over €500! This money was donated to Strong Gens (a charity which provides education for refugee children across the world) and Jigsaw Mental Health charity.
- The Drama Committee wrote, created and edited a drama based on our theme of 'Quality Education'.
- The Wellbeing Committee ran wellbeing poster competitions in our school and created wellbeing flyers for all pupils.
- The Interview Committee planned and ran a Zoom interview with children from Strong Gens who spoke to us about their experiences.
The girls' hard work was well worth it and we are so proud of them all. Well done 5th and 6th Class!
The Parents' Association organised a sponsored fun run in the Town Park on May 20th. The girls ran or walked 5 laps of the park. Despite the weather we all had a great time and were treated to well deserved water and sweets afterwards. Thanks to all the parents that helped on the day and thank you to everyone that sponsored the girls. Over €3000 was raised which will go towards organising fun activities for the girls.
The girls in 5th Class were really busy over the Easter break getting ready to showcase their mini enterprises. There was a fantastic display on the corridors and we were so impressed by how creative the girls were. Well done to Sarah Geraghty and Samantha Malniece who went forward to the Court Hotel to show their crafts.
Our Parents' Association organised an outdoor bake sale and raffle on April 7th. They were helped by Ms. Heaslip and the 6th Class girls. A huge thank you to everyone that donated raffle prizes and baked and bought goodies. Over €1000 was raised on the day.
Our school has been involved with the Creative Schools Project for the past year.
We have set up a 'Creative Schools Focus Committee' and 'Creative Schools Sub Committee'.
When we met as a committee on Monday 25th April, we discussed ideas on how our school could be more creative. We worked with Caroline from Creative Schools and Ms. Marron, then we made some posters on how we can be more creative. We put up sticky notes, so all the girls in the school could write their ideas on our notice board.
Creative schools week is coming up and we have fun activities planned.
Caoimhe (4th Class) and Amaya (3rd Class)
Creative Schools Focus Committee members
During March we celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge in St. Philomena's N.S.
The girls took part in many activities such as tráth na gceist, lá na gcluichí, céilí, lá glas, baking as gaeilge, art and writing competitions, gaeilgeoir an lae, frása an lae and also a school radio.
Well done to all the girls who took part with great enthusiasm.
Míle buíochas also to Frank and Mary Brennan who played some polkas for us to dance to in the yard. We had great fun!
Take a look at our video below of some of the action from Seachtain na Gaeilge.
Thank you to everyone who donated much needed supplies for our Ukraine appeal. Liliana and her mum were very busy sorting all the items and packing them, ready to be shipped off to Poland where they will be distributed to those in need.
We bid a fond farewell to Ms. Buckley before the Christmas holidays. She had been our Home School Liaison teacher for over three years. We would like to thank her for everything she did for the girls and their families in St. Philomena's. We really appreciate it Ms. Buckley and we wish you the very best of luck in your retirement.
St. Philomena's G.N.S.
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