The Road Safety Authority (RSA) visited all the classes today to speak about the dangers associated with travelling on the road (car travel, walking/cycling) and provided some great road safety tips. Many thanks to Fiona from the RSA who gave a very informative talk to all the classes.
A reminder to all that the school will be closed on Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th for Mid Term Break. The school will re-open as normal on Monday, February 27th.
Well done to Ciaran who has been awarded a scholarship to Rockwell College when he begins First Year in September. Ninety one pupils from around the country sat the Rockwell College Scholarship Exam and Ciaran finished third overall. Congratulations on such a fantastic achievement!
Well done to the latest group of pupils in 5th and 6th Class who have reached their Food Dudes target.
Congratulations to a number of our past pupils who have excelled in different sporting fields recently. Well done to Christopher Farrell, Jake Flannery and Alex Ryan who were on the Rockwell College Senior Cup rugby team and to Alan Flannery who was captain of the Rockwell College Junior Cup rugby team.
Well done to Eimear Heffernan who won the Munster Junior A Camogie Post Primary Schools' Final with Ursuline Thurles. Finally, congratulations to Emer McCarthy and Fiona Tuohy who are part of the Cashel Town Schoolgirls FC team who made history recently when they reached the semi final of the FAI National Under 14 Cup for the first time ever. The girls will face Kilmore Celtic FC from Dublin in the final four. There is no date fixed for the game yet but with the Cashel girls having secured a home venue for the semi final, hopefully a big crowd will make their way to Palmer's Hill to cheer on the team.
Wearing slippers in class is good for you - according to research undertaken in Bournemouth University in England, wearing slippers helps pupils engage better in class. Click on the link below to read more about the research findings:
To mark St. Valentine's Day, there were cards, cakes and chocolate truffles aplenty around the school today!
The 3rd and 4th Class pupils completed their projects recently on Italy. They learned about the geography of the country, famous buildings and landmarks and different types of food and drink associated with the country.
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