Blackrock Village Annual Spring Clean takes place this Saturday morning, 13th April and we hope you’ll be able to join us. We meet in the lower car park of Centra at 10am and hope to finish soon after 11 with some refreshments. Bring along wellies (a lot of our clean-up will be on the foreshore), and we’ll supply the gloves, litter pickers and bags. Children under 18 must be accompanied.
Congratulations to the pupils of St Francis NS who participated in the Feis Dun Dealgan last weekend. Organised by Patricia Reynolds, our visiting Speech & Drama teacher, this speech & drama festival is a wonderful opportunity for children to participate on a competitive platform through a medium of fun, building their confidence and presentation skills. It is also the only Speech & Drama Festival held for competitors aged 4-18 years in County.
Many thanks to everybody for the overwhelming support for our Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day in school this morning. To the pupils (and their hard working parents) who baked their hearts out with amazing cakes and buns, to the pupils and staff who brought in donations, to the parents who joined us for coffee and (dodgy!) tea, to Elaine Cosgrove for the beautiful flowers, to the parents and pupils who.
Congratulations to the pupils who took part in the MS Readathon at the end of last year. Pupils from 3rd to 6th classes were all invited to participate. In particular, the pupils from Miss Gray’s 3rd class raised a phenomenal sum. Special mention to Cian Cassidy, Conor White and Erin Goss who each raised over €100 for Multiple Sclerosis. VERY WELL DONE!! Today they were awarded with their certificates and.
Don’t forget that World Book Day is on Thursday 7th March. Once again all pupils are asked to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. Various activities are planned in each class to mark the day, and we are delighted to welcome children’s author Olive Mooney who will be storytelling in school on Friday. Pupils can purchase signed copies of her books “Chronicles of Cadaver.
Just a reminder that we shall be celebrating Grandparents Day in school on Friday 1st February. Pupils have been given invitations to take home to grandparents. Please can you ensure the class teachers know who is coming so we have an idea of numbers. Thank you 🙂
Work is due to commence at the end of this week on the installation of a new mobile classroom in the school grounds. The site of the new classroom will be to the right of the pitch, behind the staff car park. The builder’s vehicles and equipment are going to need to have access to the site via the staff car park and staff will park their vehicles in the.
Pupils in Junior Infants A had great fun with their first BeeBot lessons today. Pupils in Junior Infants B and Senior Infants will get their introduction to BeeBots next week. Thank you very much to our Parent’s Association for financing the purchase of the BeeBots out of last years fundraising money. What are BeeBots? Bee-Bots are a wonderful tool to teach pupils the fundamentals of coding and computational thinking. The.