Well done to all our sixth class students for taking part in the Schools Mile Challenge in association with Athletics Ireland. Over the past number of months our boys and girls could be found jogging the school playground. Upon hearing the school bell after lunch, the students would jog a marked area within the playground, building up their stamina, fitness and overall health. On Thursday 30 November, they took part in the final part of the activity with a number of schools in Santry. It is a great achievement. Well done everyone and thank you to the teachers for coordinating this important event.
The FÍS awards are held each year in the Helix theatre at DCU. They celebrate schools that have entered short films in the awards, offering prizes for best cinematography, best costumes, best original story and best overall film among others. Our school had the distinction of having two films produced to incredibly high standards this year, both of which were nominated in several categories. Mr. Doyle and Mr. Herity produced the films 'Last Laugh' and 'Frozen Fortune' with their classes at the end of the last academic year. The films can be viewed by visiting the FÍS website http://www.fisfilmproject.ie/
On Thursday 16 November, the students travelled to DCU with their teachers and were overwhelmed by the high standard of application this year. The students and their teachers can take great pride in securing two awards for Original Storytelling and Cinematography. It was a wonderful day and one which the students will remember for many years to come. We are so proud of everyone for their involvement. Máith sibh go léir.
Ms Murray and her sixth class students led the school in the 'Christmas Shoe box appeal' organised by the Team Hope charity. This is an incredible example of the kindness, decency and altruism of our community. The students in Huntstown managed to prepare well over 100 gift boxes for children across the globe, many of whom would have a less than bright and cheerful festive period, were it not for the generosity of our community. In each box the children included practical gifts such as hats, gloves and socks as well as an inspiring or 'wow' inducing toy that will gladden the heart of the little boy or girl who opens it on Christmas day. We are so proud of our students for taking part and we thank everyone for their generosity.
Huntstown Energy Reduction is hosting a kW Watchers meeting in Huntstown Community Centre on Wednesday 8th November at 7.30p.m.
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