This week we completed the election of our new Student Council. Nine children from 3rd to 6th class were elected following a wonderful campaign. The children will now provide a voice for all the pupils in our school with the aim of making our school the best it can be!
Well done to all the candidates who put their name forward for election. There were some wonderful posters on display and the presentations were innovative and considered.
The newly elected members of the student council held their first meeting on Friday. They will now focus on gathering ideas to make our Active Week one of the best ever before meeting again in two weeks time.
This week the infant classes were learning all about The Zoo in Aistear. The animals were treated by the zoo vets and children designed and built their very own zoos.
Over the past three years, we have been working together to introduce cursive writing throughout the school. This has been incredibly successful and the children’s writing has improved immensely. Part of this process is granting a Pen Licence to pupils when they have successfully mastered writing with pencil. This week the children in 3rd class were presented with their Pen Licences by Ms. Walsh and Mr. Healy. The girls also got a new pen to use from now on!
Our After School Activities continue each day with the children enjoying Cookery, Speech & Drama, Funday Monday Club, Chess Club, Basketball and the newest additional is Games Club with Ms. Bohan and Ms. Ralph.
This month we focused on Gaeilge for our Star Pupil Awards. The pupils made a great effort to speak more Irish throughout the day, especially during Seachtaine na Gaeilge. Here are this month’s winners. 🌟
Our camogie team have been busy training for the past number of weeks in preparation for the County U13 Camogie Blitz which took place in Rosegreen last Thursday.
The girls played four games on the day and showed great determination throughout. The first game was against Grange NS. Laila Mulhaire, playing in goals made three wonderful saves in this game while Aoife Ryan and Robyn Carroll worked tirelessly in the middle of the field. Grange, however, proved too strong in the end and won the game.
Next up for Presentation was a game against Upperchurch NS. Patricia Dyl Phillips and Ghina Aljonwani proved stern in defence throughout this game but Upperchurch, who would eventually top the group at the end of the day, carved out an impressive win. A great goal from Nicole Egan was the highlight of the game for the girls in wine.
The hosts, Rosegreen NS, were next up. Lily Purcell and Amelie Nuvoloni were dominant at midfield but scores were hard to find in this tight game. Eve Barrett created a great chance for a goal only to see the Rosegreen ‘keeper make a wonderful save. Heartbreakingly, a last minute point snatched victory for Rosegreen but there were many positives to take from the game, not least the great displays from some of our 4th class girls, Emma Griffin, Sophie Tobin and Rachel Fitzgibbon.
Our final game produced the girl’s best performance of the day. Ballylooby got off to a great start with two early goals but the second half belonged solely to the Thurles girls. Goals from Eva Barrett and Robyn Carroll as well as a point from Amelie Nuvoloni meant the day ended on a high.
We say a very sincere thank you to the coaches, Ms. Paula Ralph, Ms. Karen Bohan and Ms. Laura Ralph, for the commitment they have shown to training the girls each Monday after school for the past few months. We now look forward to the School Camogie League which we hope will take place in May.