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2nd Class (2016-2017)

 

Our First Holy Communion

Our First Holy Communion was on Saturday the 13th of May 2017. Our Communion was held in St Michael’s Church in Blackrock. We had to go the church with the boys to practice a lot before hand. We used to get a double-decker bus down and back. It was great fun. The Holy bread tasted like a wafer. We all had a lot of fun. On Monday we wore our dresses to school and had our Communion photographs!

By Órla Mc Carthy – 2nd Class

 

Our School Tour

On the 18th of May we went on our school tour. We went to the Mardyke Sports Arena. We did a lot of different activities. We were running on the track, dancing, and climbing on the climbing wall. We had to wear harnesses and helmets and we were tied on by a rope while on the climbing wall. We also went on the bouncy castle. After lunch we did more activities. My favourite activity was the climbing wall. Our school tour was lots of fun!

By Orlaith James – 2nd Class

 

 

First Communion Class 2017

 

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Please quote group photo number 289 if ordering from Quaid Photographers. It is also availaible to view from Mrs O Rourke

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Fit for February!!!

 We are planning on getting fit and healthy for February! Along with promoting healthy eating we are hoping to get plenty of exercise and increase our fitness levels! After all a healthy body = a healthy mind! We are going to try to do Operation Transformations "10 at 10" every day! Here is the link if you want to join in at home! 

 

https://ot.rte.ie/get-involved/10-at-10/

 

Remember ten minutes of exercise each day will result in over one hours exercise in a week!! 

 

 

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"Do this in Memory of Me"

 Upcoming Mass - Update

 

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Our next "Do this in Memory of Me" mass will take place on Sunday February 12th at 11am in St Michaels Church, Blackrock. 

We are delighted to be joining with the Blackrock Folk Group for our "Do this in Memory of Me" masses in March and April. We will be busy preparing music to sing with them during mass.

Please note the date of the April - "Do this in Memory of Me" mass has been changed to Sunday April 16th (Easter Sunday). 

 

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Look what we received today!!!

 

We were delighted to receive this card from St Vincent De Paul today as a "Thank You" for our food appeal donation before Christmas!

 

 

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First Confession

 

We will be making our "First Confession" on Thursday 16th of February at 7.30 p.m

in St Michaels Church, Blackrock.

 

 

 Welcome back!!

 

Happy new year! Welcome back to school after our long Christmas break! For the next few weeks we welcome Ms O'Connor to our class! Ms O'Connor is joining us for the next four weeks on her final teaching practice placement from Hibernia College. We look forward to learning a lot of new and exciting things with her this month.

 

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

See you all in 2017!!

 

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2nd Class - Making a difference!

 

This Christmas we did our bit to help out those who are less fortunate than ourselves. We organised a food appeal in our school, along with Mrs Devines 6th class. We decided to help two very worthy Cork charities : Cork Penny Dinners and St Vincent de Paul. We distributed a wish list from both of the charities and we were delighted with the response. We divided the collection between both charities. Mr Keane and Mrs O' Rourke dropped our donation into Cork Penny Dinners and St Vincent de Paul collected their donation from the school. Both charities were delighted with them! Well done girls!!!

 

 

 

 Halloween Fun

 

We had a lot of fun this Halloween. Dressing up on the last day of school was very exciting. Mrs O' Rourke got quite a surprise when her class of lovely young girls were transformed into scary school girls, zombies, cats and scary brides. We had so much fun!


 

Carving Pumpkins

It wouldn't be Halloween without pumkin carving! We were lucky to have Catherine join us to help us out that day. We were divided into three groups. Catherine, Caroline and Mrs O Rourke each had a group. We had great fun scooping out all of the flesh and seeds. Some girls did not like the gooey flesh. We designed, decorated and carved their features. We were really proud of them!

 

 

The Great Beaumont Bake Off!!

 

It was finally our turn to host the cake sale! We decided to have a Halloween themed cake sale. All of the girls brought in beautiful cakes! Mary Berry would have been really impressed! Mia made a gorgeous but gruesome Halloween raffle cake! Caoimhe in Junior Infants was the lucky girl who won it. A huge thank you to all of the bakers!!

 

 Special Seniors Day

 

Special Seniors Day is one of our favourite days of the school year. We were delighted to welcome our special seniors to our school. We learned The Beatles song "I wanna hold your hand" to sing to them. After that our special seniors visited our class where they answered questions and told us stories from their childhood. It was a great day!

 

 

Crazy about Cricket!!

On Tuesdays we have been learning to play cricket with our cricket coach Ted. We are having so much fun. There are lots of different positions; bowler, batter, wicket keeper and fielders. It is very important to communicate with your running partner to make sure you get back before the fielders touch the wicket with the ball. Some of us are brilliant at hitting the ball really far! Even Mrs O' Rourke had a go! We can't wait for next week! 

 

 

 

"Every child is an artist" ~ Pablo Picasso

Have a look at some of the amazing art work we have created so far this term.

 

 

 

Save the date!!!!

Special Seniors Day ~ Thursday October 27th

 

Exploring our school garden!

 

In Science this month we have been busy learning about all things in our school environment. We focused on plants and animals in our environment and the different materials you see. We are so lucky to have such a fantastic school garden. Our garden has a huge variety of different trees, plants, flowers, shrubs, fruit and vegetables growing. As we have such a great facility on our grounds it was also the perfect place for a "Minibeast" hunt. Even Kay our garden expert was on hand to help us seek out lots of interesting bugs and insects. While we were there we collected many different types of leaves to leave rubbings as part of our Autumn art.

 

 

Do this in Memory of Me - First Communion Masses

Enrolment Mass - Sunday October 16th

 

The first of our "Do this in Memory of Me" masses will take place on Sunday October 16th at 11am in St Michaels Church, Blackrock. The children will sit with their parents in the reseved area of the church. The children will need to bring their baptism candles with them. Please label the base of your daughters candle. The parents group will light these during mass and return them to the children after mass. Please try to attend these masses with your daughter as they form an integral part to the First Holy Communion program. 

 

 

First Holy Communion 2017

 

The First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday May 13th in St Michaels Church, Blackrock.

 

Busy times in Rang 2

As we enter our third week of school, all of Second class have settled back into the school routine. We have even begun our Friday tests. We are working hard at our spellings and tables every day and all of the hard work is paying off! 

A few things to remember:

  • Tracksuit days are Tuesday and Fridays only.
  • Cake sales resume this Friday 16th September. 
  • Irish Dancing will take place every Friday.
  • Don't forget about our healthy lunch policy. 
  • Please check and sign the homework journal every night.
  • All absences must be recorded in writing (See absence section at the back of the journal)

 

New school year, New class teacher, New friends and fun times!

 

On Friday we played a board game that helped us all to learn more about each other. Every space you landed on had a different question about you. Some of these included, What is your favourite food? Where would you like to visit? What is your favourite colour? We learned so much about each other!

 

                   

 

             All smiles for the camera!                          

 

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A few funny faces too!!!

 

 

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We have had a great few days getting settled into Second Class, catching up after the summer break, making new friends and getting to know each other. We even managed to do a little bit of work too while also having fun!

 

 

 

2nd Class 2016 - 2017

Welcome to our class webpage!

I’m really looking forward to welcoming all my new girls to Rang 2 on Thursday. We have a busy year ahead with a lot of nice things to look forward to.

Just remember....

As the wise Roald Dahl once said....

 

"She believed she could so she did"

"There are no strangers in here, just friends you haven't met"

"Tremendous things are in store for you! Wonderous surprises await you!"

 

Enjoy your last few days off, 

Mrs O'Rourke