Well done to Angie Sewell from 4th Class who was selected to be part of the Science Apprentice Wonder Panel. Angie had to travel to UCD where she joined a group of curious and inventive children, who enjoy figuring things out. They helped to create a series of Science Apprentice books. Angie met scientists and helped them to make the best books possible. We were delighted to receive our first set of books today.
We had our Kindness Mass to mark the end of Kindness Week on September 28th. Afterwards we went to the Parish Centre where we celebrated our Deputy Principal Ms. Corrigan's retirement. Ms. Corrigan has worked in St. Philomena's for 34 years and we thanked her for all the great work she did for our school. We presented her with a memory book, a school jersey and flowers. The teachers, the Parents' Association and the Board of Management also gave her gifts. Ms. Gaffey had helped the girls write a poem for Ms. Corrigan and they read it out to her. Thank you Ms. Corrigan. We wish you the very best for the future.
The Parents Association organised an initiative where they asked the Sixth Class what they would like to leave behind as they move on from St. Philomena’s. They decided on equipment for the yard, a night off homework and vouchers towards school books and school uniform. The vouchers were presented to Teagan and Kaitlyn by Jo Bergin-Dwyer. Thanks to the Parents’ Association for their support throughout the year.
We were delighted to receive the news that our 6th Class girls are the fittest in their category in Offaly. Eamonn Henry, Miriam O' Callaghan and Olivia Murphy from Offaly Sports Partnership presented the 6th Class with a certificate for their wonderful achievement. Eimear Evans accepted the certificate on behalf of the 6th Class. Well done girls!
We all had a brilliant day at our Sports Day in the Harriers last week.
For the first half of the day we took part in fun activities such as soccer, penalty shootouts, games and bouncy castle races.
In the afternoon each class took part in running races and relays.
A huge thank you to Mrs. O'Meara and her helpers for organising the activities and medals. Thank you to the Parents' Council for arranging the bouncy castle.
Well done to all of the girls who took part and a special congratulations to the winning teams!
Today some 5th and 6th class girls and staff took part in a promotional video to help Beaumont Hospital (Dublin) raise funds for some of the great work it does with very sick patients.
Last Christmas some girls knitted elves and donated them to the hospital. As we were the only school in the country to get involved in this project and because Beaumont was so impressed with the girls, we were asked to make a video to help promote the project in other schools for Christmas 2018.
Here are some photos of the Knitting Club in action and the videographer and interviewer "shooting" the video : (click on the thumbnails)
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