School Newsletter – March 2019

  • The Mini-Sevens hurling blitz took place in the Centre of Excellence in Bekan.  The boys won three of their four games, claiming victory over Claremorris, Castlebar and Tooreen but were unlucky to lose their final game against Aghamore.  A big thank you, to Coach Mike Raleigh for his preparation of the team.
  • World Book Day was celebrated at the school.  Each child was given a voucher to put towards the cost of a book.
  • The Under-Eleven Quiz team competed at Chapter Level of the Credit Union Quiz in Westport.
  • Art-Teacher Ms. Debbie Hills returned to the school for four weeks, during which time children had the opportunity to engage for a sustained period with the construction and clay strands.  We are indebted to Debbie for the work she undertook with the pupils and her sharing of expertise with staff members.
  • Aoibhínn Duffy represented the school at East Mayo Scór na bhPáistí in the solo-singing section.  Aoibhínn did herself and her school proud with a beautiful rendition of ‘Grace’.
  • The senior boys and girls took part in the FAI SPAR Primary School 5s competition for East Mayo.  This was held in the Knock/Kiltimagh pitch and was confined to small schools.  The boys won each of their games which qualified them to compete at County Level next month in Milebush.
  • The Cermony of Light took place at the Vigil Mass in Urlaur Church for Fifth and Sixth Class pupils of the parish.  This is a pre-Confirmation ceremony and an important event in preparing children for Confirmation.  At the Mass, parents promised to help and support their children to keep the light of faith burning in their lives.  Fr Sherlock presented each of the Confirmation candidates with certificates to mark this important step in their journey towards the sacrament.
  • The Aistear theme in Mrs Shevlin’s classroom was; The Jungle.  During engagement with this theme, children were involved in many different activities.  In the socio-dramatic area, pupils got in character as Little Red Riding Hood who wandered from the wood into the jungle and became lost.  She met jungle animals who guided her home without speaking!  In art, learners made jungle trees from toilet roll inserts and green crepe-paper.  These were based on the scribbly gum trees found on Fraser Island.  The children also used sand to make a rainforest like the one on Fraser Island in Australia and had lots of fun making a tent for jungle travellers.  They used bed covers and classroom furniture to make the tents!  The children’s imagination ran wild in the Small World station where they used coloured rice as the base of the jungle.  The colours represented the little bugs that live there.  The pupils also used play-doh to make jungle animals and played snakes and ladders together.  Simultaneously and tying in with the Aistear theme, pupils in Third and Fourth Classes undertook a project on various aspects of the Rainforest, for example – location, animals, plantation, human habitation, tree felling and the importance of its protection!
This entry was posted in School News. Bookmark the permalink.