And so the curtain comes down on an historic second school term of the year. Will we ever forget Easter 2020? I doubt it. We certainly are living through history but I am always more excited about the future and what is ahead of us. As our Taoiseach said recently, ‘Our best generations are yet to come’.

For now I hope you and your family have a safe and happy Easter. Thank you for all the work you have done since we were forced to close on the 12th March. I have really enjoyed sharing your work with the world on this website and I hope after Easter you will continue to send me emails with photos of what you are doing.

Here are a few more pictures that have come in since my last post.

Michael made this lovely Easter Art….
…and he made butter too as part of learning all about Farm Animals!
Well done!
Ryan made this lovely Easter Egg.
Caitlin did this Time Capsule to remember the whole Covid-19 experience.
This is a super idea and one which others could try.
Saoirse Carey created this using Hama Beads – beautiful work!
Aoife Connors has been busy sketching and painting – purrfect!
Emma Jane Healy created this lovely Easter basket.
Alicia made these beautiful Easter flowers.
Sarah Broderick wrote and illustrated this story called ‘Stay Home Heroes’.
It’s hard to see it all here but perhaps you will see it on a bookshelf in
Bookworm some day soon!

Finally I would like to take a moment to remember our friend and colleague Sr. Mary Paul Quigley who died recently.

Sr. Mary Paul at Presentation Day 2018

Sr. Mary Paul was a gentle soul. Always compassionate, always considerate and always there for us if we needed her. For those of us lucky enough to have worked alongside her, we will remember her warm smile whenever a child said something funny, those soft footsteps that exuded a sense of calm and those reassuring words that all will be fine in the end.

Because of the Covid-19 crisis and the national restrictions, we did not have an opportunity to honour her in a funeral mass. However we have been informed by the convent that a special mass and service will be held in her memory at some point in the future.

In this Easter season, it is fitting that we spare a thought and a prayer for our dearest Sr. Mary Paul and without doubt she will share in the Easter message that there is life after death in our eternal heaven. God Bless you Sr. Mary Paul and thank you for all you have done for our school, our pupils past and present and indeed for each of us.

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