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St. Patricks Day Celebrations 2024

Bhí alán sport agus spraoi againn í rith na seachtaine!
The week leading up to St. Patricks Day was a week of fun activities. Everyone embraced Seachtain na Gaeilge and it was a pleasure to hear so much Gaeilge being spoken by the children. We celebrated the overall Gaelgeoirí na Seachtaine during our Tionól on Thursday. All of the classes sang Irish songs. Our many Irish dancers from Junior Infants to Sixth Class performed during the Tionól.
There was also a whole school Irish Bingo competition, art activities and a themed classroom door competition which was won by First Class. Junior and Senior Infants even had their own parade together with the Boys' School.

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World Book Day 2024

World Book Day took place on March 7th. Many of the children dressed up as their favourite character. Some of the girls from Room 9, Second Class are pictured here.

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Grandparents' Day 2024

On January 24th, we were delighted to host our second Grandparents' Day as part of Catholic Schools Week.  Approximately, 120 grandparents attended our celebration. After a get together for refreshments in the hall, they visited the children in their classrooms. The children had lots of questions for them and loved hearing about their experiences in school and when they were young. It was a lovely day for all as you can see from the photos below!

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Arts Week - January 2024

Arts Week took place in January and the theme was 'Bring Some Colour into Your Life'!

A variety of events took place during the week including sessions with a Storyteller, Niall De Burc, music and drumming sessions and Zumba classes.

All children in the school drew a self-portrait. These were collated into a fabulous rainbow display.

We finished the week with an Assembly in which the classes performed a song related to the theme. It was a fun week for all.

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Christmas Plays  2023

The Junior half of the school performed their Christmas plays during the last week of term, for both the pupils of the school and separately for their families.
Congratulations to all students and their teachers on their fabulous plays. The gorgeous singing and cute performances made for an emotional experience for all.

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First Class performing 'Santa's Hat:

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Second Class performing 'It's a Party!':

Movie Madness Fundraiser

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Representatives of our two Sixth Classes were delighted to present a cheque for € 3,100 to our local VDP Society on December 21st. We are very proud of the pupils in our school who worked together to raise money for this worthy cause.

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Santa arrived to distribute the treat bags for the Movie Madness event, helped by some elves!

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Sixth Class Santa Dash 

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Both of our 6th Classes took part in a 'Santa Dash' on December 8th to fundraise for the expenses involved in running their Movie Madness event. This is a fundraising event for the Vincent DePaul Society to support local families at Christmas Time. All pupils in the school are involved in this and it culminates in a fun movie day on December 15.

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Recycled Christmas Decoration Competition 2023

As with every year, we had some fabulous entries in our Recycled Decoration Competition. It was very difficult to choose a winner from each class.
Congratulations to all of our winners!

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Science Week Art Winners 2023

Each class level completed a project on a native Irish animal or bird, while Sixth Class did theirs on whales.
These are the winning entries, from each class from the associated art competition.

School Christmas Fair

Our annual Christmas Fair took place on December 2. It was opened with Santa's arrival, under Garda escort! As always, it was very well attended by pupils and their families and the wider local community. We appreciate your support for this important fundraiser for both Johnstown schools.

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Diwali Celebration - November 2023

On November  9th, the whole school came together in a Junior and Senior assmbly, to learn about and celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. A number of students from the school told us all about the traditions surrounding the celebration of Diwali. The assembly ended with a traditional dance, which all students enjoyed participating in. (See the Gallery page for more photos.)

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Marathon Kids

Our 5th and 6th classes participated in the Marathon Kids fitness initiative run by South Dublin County Council. They trained four times a week to prepare and ran their final run in Kilbogget Park on November 10th. They were supported by some very enthusiastic teachers as demonstrated by the photo!

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Halloween Fun October 27, 2023.

Everyone got involved in our annual Halloween dress-up day. There were some amazing costumes. The Halloween Cake Sale took place on the same day, so it was an exciting fun-filled day. (See the Gallery page for more photos.) 

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Sponsored Walk  September 2023

Our annual sponsored walk took place on September 29th. This event is a very important fundraiser for our school. All participants were in great spirits and we had a beautiful morning for our walk.  Afterwards, we enjoyed a little picnic in Kilbogget Park. Thanks to all who supported our very successful fundraiser. The money raised will go directly towards purchasing IT and sports equipment for the school. 

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