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Sunday, April 3, 2011

March @ St. Mary’s Parochial School (Model School) –

Hello everybody and welcome! We are had our assessment for our second Green Flag for Energy on Wednesday 16th of March and we passed!!!
We made posters with Energy mottos and have found that since we moved to Airtricity for our electricity we have saved nearly €2,000.
For the assessment in the senior classroom we are in groups as we will be answering different set questions about our heating system, draughts, and water usage and saving energy in our school.

Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth classes went to Golden to play in a hurling tournament organised by John Cummins (our GAA coach that comes in every second Monday). There were teams from Golden and Newtown Anner schools.
Everybody played and we enjoyed it and John said ‘everyone’s a winner’ so we got a lovely plaque to take home.

David Lenane and Declan from the FAI came on the same day and started soccer coaching for six weeks.

Canon Fryday was teaching us about Lent this week. She brought in a purple stole that she wears during Lent and for funerals. We talked about the troubles in Libya and how people are giving up sweets and chocolate for Lent. On Pancake Tuesday we learned how to make pancakes in Irish class ‘as gaeilge’ and then Joan made Pancakes for all of us. They were delicious!!!!!!!!

In French class, we revised the numbers and are enjoying the games on the projector screen which makes learning more fun.

In the Junior classroom we have great news! Ewan has a new baby brother and his name is Reece. Congratulations to you all.

Also the junior classroom have planted carrot and lettuce seeds in biodegradable pots and they are sprouting nicely.

Ellen is did her scholarship exams in Kilkenny College this Thursday and we wish her well in them.

David is busy preparing for his confirmation and the Ceremony of Light was on on Wednesday night.

Maggie Davis taught us how to play ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ for Seachtain na Gaeilge and Ms. Wallace is teaching us the words of our national anthem.

Unfortunately Mrs. Brennan’s mother, Sara died. We are very sorry to hear it. We send our sympathy to her.

Marine came in and we learned lots more and played games in French.

Michael Murphy from Clonmel Allotment Society came on Thursday and showed us how to plant lettuce, spring onions, beetroot and carrots in our new planters.

Newsletter prepared by: Meghan, Ellen & David