FAI Primary 5's Soccer
Well done to the three teams who participated in the regional boys section of the FAI Primary 5's Soccer competition in Cahir Park AFC. There were great performances throughout the day from all three teams. Congratulations to one of our teams who qualified for the County Final of the competition which will take place after the Easter holidays on April 26th in Two Mile Borris.
Peace Proms Workshop 2018
Ahead of Peace Proms in Kilkenny on March 4th, the pupils recently attended a workshop with conductor Greg Beardsell. The pupils rehearsed all their songs and dance actions and received some tips from Greg ahead of March 4th.
School Closure - March 1st and 2nd
Given the disruption to transport and the safety risks arising before blizzard like conditions hit Munster and Leinster, all schools, third level institutions, colleges and centres of further education in red areas will be closed on Thursday and Friday - Department of Education.
Please note that due to the weather conditions forecast over the coming days, the school open night due to take place on Thursday, March 1st has been postponed. It will now take place on Thursday, March 15th instead.
Aistear - Hairdressing Lesson
At Aistear time today, the Infants had the unique experience of Sylvia's freelance hairdressing expertise. After a very informative talk to the children on how to take care of their hair, Sylvia demonstrated how to do a plait and brush hair properly. A question and answer session followed which went for quite a while!
Sylvia, in the comfort of your own home, will do blow drying, cutting, styling, up-styling, colour and highlights at a time to suit you. She can be contacted at 083 8088060
School Half Day Closures
Please note that there will be two mandatory half day school closures for staff training on Child Protection on the following dates:
The Infants made the most of the recent snowfall by spending some of their lunchtime today making snowmen. There was great fun had by all!
An information leaflet for parents regarding the new Primary Language Curriculum for English and Irish (Junior Infants to Second Class) can be found by clicking on the link below:
Dell Vex Robotics Finals
For the past number of weeks, the 5th and 6th Class pupils have been taking part in the Vex Robotics Programme. This is the first time that the school has participated in the programme. The pupils learned about Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM). They had to design, build and program a robot to compete in a competition organised by Dell EMC.
In addition to STEM, the pupils acquired other skills such as project management, presentation skills, teamwork, leadership and PR. Following all of the preparations, 5th and 6th Class travelled to the Dell EMC campus in Limerick to participate in the Finals today. The day was packed full of activities and events for everyone including a PR presentation, a judges' review of the robot, school project and engineering logbooks as well as the robot driving skills challenge and robot programming challenge. There were 24 schools from Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford participating on the day. The school finished 9th overall once the scores for all the various competitions were calculated. Well done to the 5th and 6th Class pupils who were fantastic throughout the day and a huge thanks to Colin Healy from Dell EMC who visited the school in the lead up to the competition and helped with the design, building and programming of our robot, "Lord of the Ring".
Thomastown National School