We wish all our pupils and their families a very happy and peaceful Christmas. The school will re-open after the holidays on Thursday, January 7th 2016 for the new term.
On the day of the Christmas holidays, Santa paid a visit to all the classes in the school. There was great excitement as the pupils got an opportunity to talk to Santa and each pupil was presented with their own chocolate Santa to take home and enjoy. Many thanks to the Thomastown NS Parents Council who provided everyone with drinks, crisps and chocolates. And of course, a huge thank you to Santa who took time out of his busy schedule to visit us.
Pupils from the school will sing at the Christmas Eve Mass in Kilfeacle Church at 7.30pm on Thursday evening.
Following on from their Nativity performance, there was great excitement in the Infant classroom as letters from Santa arrived for all the pupils. Santa gave the pupils some hints as to what he might like to eat when he arrives and asked them to make sure that all their chimneys are clean before the big day arrives!
The annual Infant Nativity took place on December 18th in school. There were fantastic performances from all involved and it was enjoyed by the huge attendance on the day. Well done to everyone who took part.
Friday was the last training day with Seanie O'Neill for 2015. All of the pupils eagerly look forward to every Friday when they get a chance to go out training. In order to thank him for all his work this year, Colin and James presented Seanie with something to enjoy over the holidays before he returns again in 2016.
The now annual Christmas music show and Nativity play took place last Thursday in Kilfeacle Church. All of the pupils from Junior Infants up to 6th Class took part on the night. First up, the pupils displayed their tin whistle skills and the Infants followed with some Christmas songs. There was then a musical performance and the Christmas Nativity play. Thank you to all those who attended on the night.
The annual Christmas Play and Nativity will take place on Thursday, December 17th in Kilfeacle Church at 7.30pm. It's sure to be a great night of song and music where all the pupils will get a chance to showcase their talents. All are welcome to attend on the night.
On Thursday, all of the pupils in 2nd and 3rd class made the trip to the Tipperary Town Plaza for a pizza making day out. Thanks to Grace Hayes, who won a competition a number of weeks previously, all of 2nd and 3rd class were invited by Supermacs and Papa John's Pizza to come and create their own pizzas. A great time was had by all making the pizzas and an even better time was had sampling the final product.
Well done to Ellie Crowe and Ella O'Dwyer who competed in the Clonmel Swimming Club Gala. The girls swam in the 50m front crawl, 50m back stroke and 50m breast stroke and finished third overall in gala with both receiving a bronze medal for their efforts. Ellie and Ella are members of the Marlin Swimming Club.
Thomastown National School