December 2014

The Army Band performed in the school hall on December 17th last and the rousing rendition of many popular pieces was enjoyed by all. Some of the children even got a chance to join the Band.

Many thanks to the Parents’ Association who provided refreshments for the Band members afterwards.


–Christmas Plays—

Well done to all the Junior Classes who staged Nativity Plays for the School and their families in the weeks
leading up to Christmas. They were all wonderful productions and were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.


On the last day before the Halloween holidays, we dressed up and walked around the town. When we got back we got goodie bags and colouring competitions. Teacher played Halloween songs while we coloured our colouring competition. After about one month, we got the results. I had won the competition for the class to go to Supermacs to make pizzas. The whole class was so excited.
We had to wait for about a week before going because we were so busy practising for the carol service. When the time came, we went. When we arrived we went upstairs and sat on chairs we were placed into groups Nadia, Ella, Ivy and Faith were all on my team I was so happy. We wrote our names on labels and stuck them to a box we put on aprons and washed our hands, we made the shape of the pizza, put tomato sauce and cheese on it I put sweet corn ham and chicken on my Pizza. It was Yummy. As we left Supermacs we got a goodie bag it had a Christmas Mug, 3 sweets, 3 vouchers and a hat in the Westmeath colours in it. It was one of my favourite days ever 10th December 2014
by Ellen O’Connor

Christmas Carol Service

The school Carol service took place in St Patricks Church on the 9th of December. Most of the school participated in the service. It was all possible with the help and generosity of the Teachers. The children worked their best in rehearsals to master the songs and actions.

One of our songs was recorded on the night “Do you have room” and was sent to the woman who wrote it in America by request. Everyone agreed it was a performance to remember. We would like to thank Fr Farrell for letting us use the Church. We would like to thank the readers and soloists for doing their best.

We would also like to thank everyone who participated, The Violinists were great. We hope they continue to play after Christmas. A big thank you to their teacher, Natalia. We hope the parents, friends and family enjoyed the experience.

By Alice Ryan and Danielle Moran

Order Of Malta

One day the Order of Malta came to our school. They went class by class. Starting at second class but because they we’re running out of time they decided to take third up to sixth class down to the hall and taught us C.P.R. which stands for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. Everyone got a chance to do compressions on the dummies. The dummies were called John and Bill. At break we asked the juniors how they got on. They said it was great day with the nee –naw as they called the sirens and they got to put on the helmets. So we had a great day. We all would like to sincerely thank Philip, Ger, Leanne, and Edel for coming.

By Muireann Cooper

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