Senior Infants Make Bird Feeders

The children in senior infants room 8 have been learning about winter. They found out that sometimes the birds find it hard to get food when the weather is very cold.

They decided to help the birds by making bird feeders in school. They hung the bird feeders on  trees outside their classroom. They hope that the birds will pay them a visit soon! 

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History Month in Holy Cross

Today in senior infants room 9, Ben’s Grandad Tommy Weldon spoke to the class about the wonders of Ancient Egypt.

The children were fascinated by the pictures of Tutankhamun and the old writing in Egypt called hieroglyphics. He left artefacts for the children to look at. A big thank you to Tommy.

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Christmas Shoeboxes Update

Representatives from Team Hope visited us today to collect the shoeboxes we had gathered for them.

We’re delighted to let you know that we collected 400 shoeboxes this year, and would like to thank everyone who participated in this very worthy appeal. 

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Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Just a reminder that the closing date for receipt of Team Hope Christmas Shoeboxes is this Thursday, November 16th.

Sincere thanks for your continued support of this worthy project.

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Assembly News

During assembly this week we congratulated all of the pupils who received their “Holy Cross School Spirit” and handwriting awards for the month of October. Maith sibh, a pháistí. 

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Science Week 2017

Our 5th classes attended the very first event of Science Week 2017. It was called ‘The Real Science of the Circus’ and took place this morning in Ardscoil na Mara. It was presented and performed by James Soper. 
James taught us about forces and how they are used to perform all kinds of circus tricks. He was interesting and funny and explained things really well. We helped him with magnets, gravity, spinning and skateboards. He is a really good juggler and unicyclist and can spin a football on a drill!
Thanks to Ardscoil na Mara for hosting the event and to Calmast at W.I.T. for bringing it to Tramore. 

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Green Flag News

We were delighted to welcome back Mrs. Brennan to school today. She was here to raise our Green Flag, which was awarded for the theme of Transport. Fr. Shane was also in attendance. 

The Green Schools Committee worked very hard to make this a very special ceremony. Our school choir sang magnificently!

Holy Cross School was also awarded a Euro250 voucher for having the highest number of children walking, cycling, scooting or car pooling to school. 

The survey was carried out by Mrs. Brennan and the Green School Committee.

The equipment purchased and members of the committee are included in some of the photos below. 

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Room 8 Hallowe’en Fun

The children in senior infants, room8 had a busy morning making chocolate apples. They had great fun! 

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Senior Infants have Green Fingers!

The senior infants in room 8 had great fun this morning planting bulbs. They planted daffodils, tulips, crocuses and snowdrops. They planted them in window boxes. They can’t wait to see them grow in the spring. 

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Room 9 Witches & Wizards

Well done to all the witches and wizards in Ms. Allen’s senior infants class. They helped the witch by preparing  the dragon’s brew with their magic spell and secret  ingredients! They saved the day! 

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