The girls that had very good attendance at St Philomena's Homework Club were treated to a trip to VR Party where they enjoyed playing virtual reality games. On the way back to school they visited an ice-cream party in aid of Downs Syndrome which was organised by Garda Fergus Collins. They had a lovely time.
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St. Philomena's soccer team travelled to Portlaoise Leisure Centre to participate in the Mid-Leinster soccer finals. They played against teams from Laois, Kilkenny and Kildare. Every player played extremely well and we are so proud of them. Thanks to the parents and grandparents that came along to support the team. Well done girls!
The Parents' Association organised a Fun Run on Friday May 3rd. The girls walked to the Town Park where they split into runners, walkers and joggers groups. Each girl completed 5 laps of the park. Well done to everyone for taking part. Thanks to the parents for helping out and to everyone that sponsored the girls. It was a really great day.
The 6th Class girls received cycle training. They learned how to keep safe when cycling and the importance of looking and signalling. They also learned how to look after their bikes. On the final day, the girls put everything they had learned into practice out on the road.
The girls in 5th and 6th Class have been very busy working with straw craft expert Melanie Lorien. They have learned many different knots. Here are some photos of the girls from Ms. Gaffey's class making Armagh favours.
Reading month started on March 19th and we were very excited as the author Marita Conlon-McKenna came to visit 5th and 6th Class. She told us about growing up in Goatstown and Greystones and how she became a writer. She was very interesting and has inspired many girls to write their own stories.
Last week, we celebrated our own 'Lá Gaeilge' in the school. The cailíní took part in all kinds of Irish activities - damhsa, spórt, amhráin, scéalta agus ceol! In the afternoon, we held a 'Tráth na gCeist' where the girls put their Gaeilge and their general knowledge to the test!
Comhghairdeas to the winning teams!
Go raibh maith agaibh to the teachers and to Ms. Brennan's dad, Frank, for helping out and to the cailíní for their enthusiasm on the day!
Bhaineamar an-thaitneamh as Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019!
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