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Classes

Happy Halloween!

What a lovely last day we had! Bhí drama deas againn as Gaeilge. Lee and James got the rings from the barmbrack. We really enjoyed the jazz band especially Afrin and Iffat from our class! Well done girls!!!

Thank you!

Thanks so much to Reece’s Mum Kathy for the beautiful home baking!! We really enjoyed it!

Jack the Guide Dog

Jack the Guide Dog!

Written by Julia and Lisa.

On Friday the 13th, we received a visit from Tony who is part of the Irish Guide Dogs Association. Our school decided to support the Guide Dogs along with a fundraiser with the Barrs Club. They brought in a dog called Jack who was absolutely gorgeous! Tony told us that Jack was too playful and energetic to become a guide dog. Instead he is used to go to different schools and colleges to show what a guide dog is and to relieve stress from students before major exams. We learned that it takes about €40,000 to train a guide dog. The entire business costs about €5 million to run each year and about 85% of this is covered through fundraising. It takes about 3 weeks for a blind person to learn how to use a guide dog in the centre. It takes only one week for the parents of an autistic child to learn. The Association are currently looking for dog walkers to play with the dogs in the evening. Tony asked us to remember a few important points mainly to always keep the path clear of wheelie bins and not to park cars on the footpaths. Being vigilant of our surroundings is really important for blind people and is known as sight saving. We hope to do a fundraiser later in the year to help the Guide Dogs with their amazing work. Remember to visit the Irish Guide Dogs Website for more information.

 

 

Lord Mayor!

Lord Mayors Visit

On a cold Monday morning our school warmly welcomed Tony Fitzgerald, the present Lord Mayor of Cork for his annual visit.

The first thing the school did was sing the National Anthem, as the Lord Mayor requested. He then proceeded to talk about becoming healthier and eating healthy food. The school also learned that the golden chain the Lord Mayor wears is 230 Years old! After that the Lord Mayor began to hand out certificates for the best attendance. Afrin and Iffat from our class both received certificates! The Lord Mayor then announced that we had no homework and we were thrilled!! Lastly we said our goodbyes to the Lord Mayor and lots of people got to shake his hand!

Written by Damian

Elizabeth Fort!!!

Our trip to Elizabeth Fort

On Thursday the 28th of September the two sixth classes went on a historical trip to Elizabeth Fort in Barrack street.We were very lucky that the weather was gorgeous and everyone was very excited. Plunkett Carter a local historian and volunteer in our school showed us around Elizabeth Fort. While we were sauntering down Barrack street, Plunkett told us about the oldest house in Cork which was built in 1698. He also told us about the oldest pub in Ireland which was built in 1609. The first thing we saw was a post-box with a crown on it. Plunkett told us it had a crown because it represented England. The next thing we saw was the guillotine! My favourite part was the view we could see from the bridge. My all-time favourite was the spectacular view of St.Finbarrs Cathedral. Plunkett told us a legend that one day an angel will blow a horn and the whole world will abruptly end. Afterwards we went down to where the cannonballs were made. After having a quick look at the moulded cannonballs we moved on to the guillotine. We took funny pictures with everyone from both classes inside of the guillotine. It was great fun especially as our teachers said there would be a homework pass for the best person who looked most scared!!

 

Written by: Afrin and Niamh x

Hope you enjoy the pictures we took!!!

  

 

 

Autumn Art

We have been exploring the season of Autumn. We have been learning about Autumn colours and watching the leaves change on the trees in our school garden. On Friday we used autumn colours to paint Autumn Trees. First we used our handprints to make the tree trunk. Then we used cotton tips to print Autumn leaves falling off the trees. As you can see, we are really proud of them.

Hands on maths games!

The Senior language class were busy bees this week playing lots of fun games in Maths! This week we were learning all about addition, and the boys and girls even used Lego to help them with their counting!

Happy Birthday Odhran

Odhran is 7! We had so much fun today at Odhran’s birthday. We ate yummy chocolate cake and jellies. Yum yum!

Thank you to Odhran’s mammy for sending in a delicious chocolate cake. We all (including the teachers!) loved it.