Thursday, 22 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Wishing all our families and friends a very happy Christmas, and a peaceful New Year. See you all back at school on 9th January!!!

Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to the following girls, who have not missed a day since school started in September.

Also congratulations to Abby, who won a big hamper in the draw!!!!!

Attendance Awards

Congratulations to the following girls, who missed 2 or less days this term. Well done girls!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Shoe Box Appeal

St Clare's took part in the Shoe Box Appeal this Christmas. Pupils sent in almost 200 shoe boxes, packed with essentials and gifts for homeless people in Ireland. Here we are, helping to load the shoe boxes into the charity van, to be taken away to homeless shelters in Dublin and distributed to the people who need them. Thank you very much to all the parents who packed a shoe box for this appeal.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Singing Star

Congratulations to Caragh, who was chosen to sing in the Christmas Carol Service in the Cathedral, which took place on Tuesday. The Cavan Singers, Symphonia Orchestra, and choirs from St Pats, Loreto College, Breifne College and the Royal School, all took part in this wonderful concert. The cathedral was full to capacity. Caragh sang 'Silent Night' accompanied by the organist, and she was absolutely brilliant. Well done Caragh.

Swimming Gala

Congratulations to Nancy and Darani, who represented St Clare's in the Schools Swimming Gala on Wednesday. The girls were brilliant, swam their very best, and Nancy won a silver medal in back crawl.

Christmas Carols

On Monday 12th we went to the Post Office to sing carols on the town square. We were fundraising for St Vincent de Paul, to raise money to help the less fortunate in our community. 3rd 4th 5th and 6th classes all  took part, and altogether we raised over 900euro. Lots of our parents came along to support us. A big thank you to everyone who stood to watch us, and to everyone who put money in our buckets.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Tin Whistle

We have been learning tin whistle with Padraig Lynch since September. We have a lesson every Wednesday. Some of the tunes we have been learning are: Mo Ghile Meár, Oró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile, Scarborough Fair, It's a Long Way to Tipperary and Ireland's Call. We have now started our Christmas tunes, which are Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Winter Wonderland and Fairy Tale of New York. Don't forget to PRACTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

FAI Futsal Soccer Tournament

Congratulations to the girls who represented our class in the FAI Futsal Soccer Tournament in Cavan Astro Park this week. Well done girls!!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Vocabulary Development Workshop

Today the author Gerry Boland came to our class to do a creative writing workshop as part of our Vocabulary Development work. He has written many books for children, including books about Marco the bear. We worked on a story today about a rabbit and a hedgehog. We came up with so many great ideas. Gerry will be coming back to us soon for two more workshops.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Darani, who won 2nd prize in the Cavan Credit Union Art Competition. Darani was presented with her prize at an awards ceremony in the Hotel Kilmore on Thursday 17th November. She was the only winner from St Clare's. Well done Darani!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, 28 October 2016

Happy Halloween!

Wishing all our family and friends a very happy Halloween! Stay safe around bonfires and fireworks. Stay well back from bonfires, and don't hold fireworks in your hand. Be careful when out trick or treating, stay together and watch out for traffic. Have fun!!!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Cross Country Running

Congratulations to the athletes who have been selected on the St Clare's Cross Country Team. The girls have been training hard after school on Mondays, and during PE class. They will be taking part in the Schools Cross Country Championship in Killinkere on Wednesday October 26th. Good luck girls!!!!!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Story Time

On Fridays we have Storytime with Ann in the story room. Ann tells us all sorts of brilliant stories!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Children of Lir

We have been learning about the Children of Lir in SESE. The Children of Lir is an old Irish legend, about a king called Lir. He had 4 children, Fionnuala, Con, Fiachra and Aodh. Their wicked stepmother Aoife turned them into swans, and they lived on the lakes for nine hundred years.
Here we are, working on our Children of Lir artwork.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Back to School!!!

It is September, and we are back to school. We are now in 4th class.

The summer has flown by, and it is time to get back to the books!

Friday, 24 June 2016

And finally...!

Congratulations to all our girls, who won prizes and certificates in the end of year Assembly.

HAVE A FABULOUS SUMMER EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Goodbye to 4th class!

We have come to the end of 4th class!!!!! Our summer holidays begin tomorrow, and when we return to St Clare's, we will be in 5th class.

A message from Ms Doyle:
I would like to wish all the girls and their families a wonderful summer holiday. We have had a super year together, and I wish you all every success in 5th class.

St Clare's Credits

Congratulations to Sabrina P, who has filled her St Clare's Credits book, and collected her prize from the principal yesterday.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Sports Day

On Tuesday 21st we had our school Sports Day. We took part in skipping, yoga, traditional games, running races, egg and spoon races, sack races, 3-legged races, dance, and we had ice-cream too. It was a super day!
Congratulations to the following, and to everyone for all their brilliant running:

Tangazo and Alana, 1st and 2nd in the 4th class sprint, and Kayleigh, Sorcha, Rachel and Kaitlin were finalists.
Kelsie and Nika, 1st and 2nd in the egg and spoon, and Sorcha was a  finalist.
Sabrina P, 1st in the sack race, and Sorcha was a finalist.
Rachel and Kaitlin 2nd, Nika and Alana 3rd, in the 3-legged race.
Wiktoria and Petra 1st, and Kayleigh and Tanya 3rd in wheelbarrow.
Skipping games

Traditional yard games

Chair yoga

Lining up for the 3-legged race

The ice-cream race!!!

And the prize for the best class goes to......!

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Campa Samhraidh 2016

Congratulations to the girls who have been offered a place on the Campa Samhraidh in July. Comhghairdeas, cailíní!!

Gratitude art competition winners

Congratulations to Klaudia, the winner of the Gratitude Book Cover art competition, and to Rachel and Sorcha, who were runners-up. Well done girls.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Homework Club Bowling Trip

On Friday 3rd, the girls who have had very good attendance at Homework Club will go bowling after school.
 Enjoy yourselves, Nina, Wiktoria, Sabrina P, Erika, Kayleigh, Sorcha, Maureen, Sabrina B and Sarah C!!

Tayto Park

On Wednesday June 1st we went on our school tour to Tayto Park. It was FANTASTIC!!!!! The weather was beautiful so we all needed suncream. We did the tour of the zoo and the tayto factory. They make 2 million packets of crisps per day!! That's a lot of crisps. We saw beautiful animals, including meerkats, otters, snowy owl, llamas, emus, leopards and peacocks. We had our lunch in the picnic area, and then went on all the rides. Some of us went on the rollercoaster, the rotator, zipline, air race, 5D cinema and lots more. It was a brilliant day.
LET US IN!!!!!!!

Tayto Factory tour

Sky Walk

the CúChulainn Rollercoaster

Sunbathing otters

Friday, 27 May 2016

Royal Irish Academy of Music Theory exam

In May, 5 girls from our class sat the Royal Irish Academy of Music Theory Exam. Well done Wiktoria, Sorcha, Sarah S, Sabrina B and Kayleigh, we are sure you all did great!

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Vanessa, who won 3rd prize in the Cavan Gaels Lá na gClub Art Competition. Pupils from all the primary schools in Cavan town area entered this competition, and Vanessa won a beautiful hoodie and a gum shield. Well done!!!!!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Dance Class

On Tuesdays we do dancing with Edel. It takes place in the hall if it's wet, or outside if it's dry. It is great fun! Don't forget PE uniform on Tuesdays.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Sportathon 2016

On Friday 29th April we had our Sportathon. It was fantastic! We took part in a huge range of fun activities, including orienteering, skipping, athletics, co-operative games, gymnastics, ball skills, circuit, yoga and dance, and there was an ice-cream van too! We got bottles of water and fruit pots to help keep our energy levels up. It was a brilliant day. Here are the photos:
Ready for orienteering

Introduction to skipping


Co-operative games


This sportathon is fun!!



Ball skills

Making a rollercoaster
Ice-cream time

Circuit training