On Friday 14 February, the boys and girls in Rang 6 enjoyed a 'Poetry Slam'. It was organised by Ms O'Connor and supported by the class teachers. The students came together to create, share and appreciate poems. We are always amazed by the talent and creativity of our boys and girls. They never fail to impress.
On Tuesday last, we celebrated the last day before Lent begins. Shrove Tuesday was traditionally an opportunity for people to use up their store of sugar and luscious foods as they prepared for the forty days of fasting that begin on Ash Wednesday. We take this opportunity to remind ourselves to be more reflective, thoughtful and considerate in all that we do. We try to consider taking on a positive habit or a positive action for the season of Lent. Perhaps we could help out at home. Perhaps we might try to show greater kindness to someone who in our class who needs a friend. Perhaps we will try to work harder at something which we find challenging. The season of Lent is like a new broom sweeping the house clean; we take time to reflect and look forward. As we do, we enjoy some pancakes with our teachers and friends and say thanks for all the wonderful joys we share together.
Our annual book fair is being held in the Atrium from March 2nd until 6th. All classes in the school will visit the fair where they will be afforded the opportunity to peruse and perhaps purchase some books. We are indebted to the parents who help to coordinate the fair. It is a wonderful opportunity to expand our libraries and re-energise our love for reading.
Thank you to Ms Mullany for organising the book fair each year.
It is difficult to fully appreciate the transformation that has happened in our school over the past week. It has become a most magical place where teapots and candlesticks talk and interact and spoons, napkins and dishes perform stunning dance sequences. We are so thrilled with the positive response to Beauty and the Beast. This is the sixth musical production undertaken by our school and the first to be staged on site. It has been an amazing coming together of students, parents, teachers and the wider community. Our Atrium has been tastefully decorated and leads the visitor to the theatre - or what once was a P.E. hall.
Every one of the five shows has sold out and we couldn't be happier. It is a true testament to the support and enthusiasm of our school community. The cast has been on top form throughout. School work each day, followed by a performance each night. The boys and girls are a credit to their families and we are enormously proud of each and every one of them.
A sincere thank you to Ms Dixon, Ms Donohoe and Ms Lee for their sterling effort in bringing the show to the stage. We are also indebted to the parents who coordinate front of house, parking, ticket sales and so much more. We couldn't possibly achieve what we have achieved without the support of one another. Beir bua gach duine.
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