Letters to Santa

The senior infants in room 8 wrote letters to Santa today. They told him that they would leave something nice out for him when he calls to them on Christmas Eve. 

After they wrote their letters they went outside and posted them.  They  wonder if Santa will have time to write back! 

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Christmas Food Appeal

We are currently accepting donations for our annual Christmas  Food Appeal.  This food will be distributed by the St. Vincent De Paul to local families in need.

Some suggested items:

Seasonal items (selection box, mince pies, sweets etc.)

Cereal, tea bags / coffee, soup, tinned vegetables, tinned fish / meats, pasta / spaghetti, rice / noodles, red / brown sauce, juices / minerals, tinned fruit, custard  / jelly, creamed rice, biscuits, jam etc.

Food can be dropped into school at any time by December 19th.

Please ensure that all items are non-perishable and that expiry dates are well into next year.

Many thanks for your support of this very worthy cause.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Have a look at some of our Christmas arts and crafts. Our school looks very festive! 

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception

We had a special ceremony in the halla this morning to mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Some of our pupils told us the story of Christmas, others helped to put the figures in our school crib and we also sang some Christmas carols. It was a lovely way to mark this holy day. 

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Christmas Concert Running Order

Ho! Ho! Ho!

We’re delighted to inform you that our annual Christmas Concert will take place on Thursday the 21st of December.

Should you wish to, a voluntary contribution can be made on the day to our chosen charity, the Sacred Heart  “Touching Hearts” charity.

We look forward to seeing you all on this special day. 

Revised Christmas Concert Running Order 2017

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News from Room 12, Junior Infants

Junior Infants Room 12 had a busy first half term, settling into big school. We had visits from the fire engine, started Aistear (which we LOVE!) and learned how to hold our pencil properly.

Our Halloween party was great fun. We all had great costumes and they were even a little scary! At the party we played lots of fun games. We wrapped each other up as mummies, played bowling with pumpkins and toilet rolls, fished for spiders in the sand using tweezers and played pin the wart on the witch’s nose!

Aistear – The Three Little Pigs

For the last two weeks we’ve been busy with Aistear, all about the three little pigs…we tried to build houses from straw, sticks and bricks- it was tricky! We had the puppet theatre where the big bad wolf made an appearance!  We painted the big bad wolf’s hairy face with forks and we had a great chat about the different rooms in houses and all the different uses of objects in our home. We had great fun!

History – Digging for photos

November is history month in Holy Cross and Ms. Cully brought in lots of artefacts that belonged to her Nanny.  She brought in her favourite toys from when she was a little girl and even brought in a photo of her as a baby to put with our photos!!

Ms. Glynn allowed us to go on an artefact hunt, digging in sand for pieces of a photo that we had to create, like a jigsaw. We had so much fun and made a BRILLIANT mess!!!! 

Science & Aistear–The Hospital

This week we began learning all about the hospital, what happens when you visit there and how the secretaries, nurses and doctors help the patients. We even pretended to have a hospital in school with Ms. Glynn. We also built a hospital and had many emergencies with Miss. O’ Connor.  Mr. Beglin and Mrs. Briggs taught us new games and all about healthy and unhealthy food. We had lots of fun.

We also drew around each other’s bodies and saw that we are all different shapes and sizes!

History – Artefacts

On the way into school this morning, Ms. Glynn found an abandoned suitcase with a message from Grandad Joe telling us that Granny Kitty had confused all the new and old things in the suitcase and asked us to sort them out! We learned that Granny Kitty and Grandad Joe didn’t have cds or lights like we have. Things were very different . 

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Debating News

This morning we welcomed the debating team from Glór Na Mara school. Our school team proposed the motion “Bullying in schools can be stopped,” and we won. Congratulations to all on the team.

The winning team will face Killea Boys NS in two weeks time. 

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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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