Last night we were treated to two incredible displays of musical talent by the boys, girls and staff of our school. 'Applause' was a showcase of the N.C.C, School Musical and Workplace choir. It was a great treat for our parents and extended family members to witness the deep well of talent in our school. Scoil an Chroí Ró Naofa Íosa is truly a wonderful place to learn, grow and excel. Our boys and girls are fortunate to be guided and supported by a dedicated staff who give willingly of their time, effort and energy. Last night was proof, if proof were needed, that our school is a place where everyone can flourish. Mól an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.
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We are very excited about our upcoming end of year concerts. There will be one performance at 6 p.m. and another at 8 p.m. Both will be held in the school P.E. hall, where patrons will enjoy some incredible music from the National Children's Choir, The Workplace Choir of the Year champions and the cast of our school musical. While the 8 p.m. show is sold out, there are some tickets still available for the 6 p.m. performance. Tickets can be purchased from the school. They cost €3 and are available through your child's class teacher.
On Wednesday 21 June, the boys and girls from Rang 6 (Mr. Hanley), took part in the Bizworld final in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Leaving the school early that morning, the students boarded the bus with banners, decorations and their incredible project. They were so excited to have qualified for the final and had worked hard over the previous months to create a business pitch which might impress the judges. There were several schools from all over the country in attendance. The students were awarded a prize for best project with a social justice focus. It is a great honour for the school and we are enormously proud of the students and their teachers, Mr Hanley and Ms O'Connor. Well done to everyone who took part.
We are always inspired by the support we receive in Huntstown from willing parents, staff, former students and community activists. We are in deep gratitude to Ms Ciara Jones, a parent in our school, who has worked tirelessly to raise funds for the school and awareness of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Her son Gavin is a student in Rebecca's Coisceim class. This year she spearheaded a number of campaigns. At Christmas she organised a 'Sparkle ball' which realised €18,000 for the charity 'As I am' and our school. This was a most successful evening of entertainment. It helped to draw greater attention to the needs of students with A.S.D and was an inspiring and emotional experience for all involved.
A parachute jump was organised which went on to raise €12,954. It was incredible to see a former student, Niamh Devine donning her parachute and taking to the skies. She was joined by our special needs assistant Laura Dempsey, a number of parents and members of the 'Eir Graduate Programme'. On a bright, dry Saturday, the team of brave jumpers headed to Clonbullogue in Offaly, determined to suit up and jump fearlessly through the open skies of the midlands. It is a true testament to the valour of these incredible people that they managed to set nerves aside and leap with abandon, all in the name of our school. We are immensely proud of them all and we would like to sincerely thank Ms Jones for using her boundless energy and enthusiasm to support our school community. Our photograph shows Ms Jones presenting Mr Lyons with the cheque for €12,954. Sincerest thanks.
Fifth classes visited the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown on 12 June to see a Science show by the W5 group from Belfast. It was very interesting and exciting. The boys and girls learned all about centripetal force, the power of CO2 and the impact of gravity. We always love to learn new things and our enquiring minds were certainly satisfied during the demonstrations. Thank you to ITB and our teachers for organising this wonderful event.
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