Congratulations to our past pupil Emer McCarthy who was a member of the Cork City Under 17 team who made history when they won the Women's National Soccer League title for the first time recently. Cork City lifted the cup after coming through a gruelling schedule of four matches in ten days in the restructured league that began almost a year ago, in February 2020, before being interrupted by the first wave of Covid-19. Cork City defeated Shamrock Rovers 2-0 in their final game of the protracted season just before Christmas to claim national honours. Another great achievement for Emer!
We are currently accepting enrolment applications for the 2021/2022 school year. All information relating to enrolments may be viewed in the Enrolment Information section of the website. Enrolment application forms may also be downloaded from this section. Completed application forms may be posted or emailed to the school.
Please note that the closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 29th January 2021.
Beannachtaí na Nollag agus athbhliain faoi sheán is faoi mhaise daoibh go léir ó na daltaí i Scoil Náisiúnta Baile Thomáis!
We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Despite the busy time of year, we were delighted to welcome some important visitors to the school to celebrate the start of the Christmas holidays as Santa along with Mrs. Claus and Jerry The Elf paid us a visit. Our visitors spoke to everyone and very kindly gave all the pupils some tasty treats. Thank you to Santa, Mrs. Claus and Jerry for coming to the school - everyone was delighted to see you!
Thank you very much to everyone who supported our Christmas Draw. Our draw has raised a total of €4650. All of this money will be put towards the development of a new play area in the school. We held our draw in school today.
Congratulations to the prize winners:
1st Prize (€250 Voucher for O'Neill's Sportswear): Breda O'Toole (Thomastown)
2nd Prize (€200 One4all Gift Card): Carmel Donovan (Brensha)
3rd Prize (€150 Gift Card for Só Hotels): Linda Wade (Ballyhurst)
4th Prize (€100 Cash): Catriona Quirke (Dundrum)
5th Prize: (5 bags of coal): Aishling O'Dwyer (Tipperary Town)
We are very grateful for all of the support for our fundraiser. Our pupils and their parents did a fantastic job selling tickets over the past few weeks. We held a separate draw for our pupils to show our appreciation to them. Two names from each class were drawn for a "Seller's Prize" of €10 each.
Winners as follows:
Infants: Robyn McInerney & Evelyn Lonergan
1st/2nd Class: Elvinia Moloney & Rachel Sutton
3rd/4th Class: Lucy Hall & Benjamin Moloney
5th/6th Class: Leah McGrath & Conor Marnane
We completed our final rugby coaching session before the Christmas holidays with James from Kilfeacle & District RFC this week. The focus for this session was on kicking and, in particular, learning the technique for the drop goal. Thanks to James for all his help and expertise - we have all learned a huge amount over the past few weeks!
Best wishes to our past pupil Jack Leamy and the Tipperary Minors in the Munster GAA Hurling Championship Final v Limerick on Sunday, 20th December in the LIT Gaelic Grounds.
We were delighted to receive our second Zoom call on the theme of Irish Marine Biodiversity from Rebecca in the Sea Synergy Marine Education Centre in Kerry. Following on from our previous Zoom call two weeks ago, we worked together in groups to complete a project based on marine life and to create a poster based on the topic of "Climate Change". This week, we showed our finished projects and posters to Rebecca and completed a worksheet based on the Ocean Literacy Principles. Once again, thank you to Rebecca for giving us the opportunity to take part in such an interesting and worthwhile programme!
We are currently working on our procedural writing and this week's topic was "My Favourite Recipe". As well as completing the written task, the pupils decided to put their recipes to the test at home. The "Star Bakers" brought in delicious cookies, buns, brownies, rocky road and cakes for us all to taste throughout the week!
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