We spent a day at Knock Shrine on Wednesday for our Confirmation Retreat. We really enjoyed the day and even got to explore the interesting museum.
Boys and Girls Soccer Tournament: For 5th and 6th class in Shiven on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th March. Well done to our teams who made it to the quarter finals!
FOOD DUDES: GOLD CERTIFICATE
What an achievement! We are very proud of our senior students who were presented with the Food Dudes Gold Certificate this week. Keep up your healthy eating!
What an amazing start to World Book Day! Our pupils were replaced by well-known book characters! We sat in groups to discuss our favourite books, describe our costumes and to read an extract from our book for others! Well done on the huge effort that was made by all!
World Book Day will be celebrated on the 2nd of March. We are hoping to dress up as our favourite character from a book this Thursday and engage in "Book Talk" about interesting novels we have read. The senior classes will model their reading fluency for the junior classes and engage in a buddy reading session with them! We look forward to fostering a love of literature and also having loads of fun along the way!!!
WELLNESS THURSDAY: The pupils of 5th and 6th are teaching 3rd and 4th the rules of chess in preparation for the chess tournament that will be organised by our chess committee before Easter!
Developing friendships between classes, buddy tutoring, developing our skills of self-control, forward planning, accepting defeat, winning graciously, concentration, strategic thinking, problem solving.
We showcased our bridges to the other classes and explained the features of our bridges. Well done to 5th and 6th on the huge effort they have made with their projects so far this year!
I'm absolutely over the moon to share with you that some of the children from my art class has been picked to light up some iconic buildings in Galway this Friday 27th January as part of the light show to honor our wonderful goddess/ St. Brigid.
I am letting the national schools know that there pupils have been picked for this project as It's such a wonderful achievement for them all.
The children's artwork that entered the project and got picked from the Garrafrauns area are as follows.
All the details are below.
This year Herstory will spark the national St. Brigid’s Day celebrations in Galway city on Friday 27th January with a spectacular Herstory Light Show from 5.30pm until midnight in honour of Brigid and Galway women. Iconic landmarks will be illuminated including Lynch’s Castle, St. Nicholas Church, Galway City Museum and Pálás Cinema.
HERSTORY LIGHT SHOW SCHEDULE
Friday 27th January 2023
5.30 - 7pm: Lynch’s Castle
7.30 - 8.45pm: St. Nicholas’ Church
9.00 -10pm: Galway City Museum
10.30pm - 12.00am: Pálás Cinema
The Herstory Light Show is co-produced with Dodeca funded by Galway City Council and Creative Ireland programme, with curation by Herstory in partnership with Galway City Arts Office.
The Galway illuminations will celebrate Brigid and the strength and spirit of Galway women.
Galway City Arts Officer Kate Howard says: “We are thrilled to present The Herstory Light Show and the work of so many wonderful Galway artists on January 27th, in the lead-up to St Brigid’s Day and the first public holiday in her honour! '
Christmas Wreath Making: Thank you to Monica for guiding us in our wreath making today in the community hall. We had great fun! 5th and 6th class
THE SOLAR SYSTEM: project work in 5th and 6th class. Please see our blog page for more photos. STEM
IN NOVEMBER WE REMEMBER: We had a school assembly to remember all those who have passed. We hung leaves on our Remembrance Tree. 16/11/22
CHRISTMAS DVD PREPARATION: Our classes are hard at work on their Christmas DVD which will be emailed to parents before the holidays. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....!!!!!
We have been very creative by writing our own scripts and designing and making our own props and costumes. We will be showcasing our talents of preforming, singing and playing music. The 5th and 6th class have written their own lyrics for a song based on bullying and are excited to preform it for the rest of the school! Keep up the great work everyone! :)
Christmas Wreath Making: 19th Dec 2022: The 5th and 6th class will be participating in a Christmas wreath making activity. Please start collecting items you can include in your wreath. Below are some examples.
READING FOR PLEASURE
Following the School Library Grant webinar, we have created a "Reading for Pleasure" board which gives recommendations of various books based on authors they enjoy. We are very excited to discover some Irish author also! We love to read in Garrafrauns N.S!
BUDDY HALLOWEEN READING: The 5th and 6th class pupils read Halloween stories for 1st and 2nd class today. What a lovely way to develop friendships throughout the school!
READING FOR PLEASURE: If you liked the authors below, please have a look at other recommendations of similar books
If you liked David Walliams try......
If you liked Michael Morpurgo try......
If you liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid try.......
We have been working hard in 1st and 2nd class this month on our literacy stations.
1: comprehension station
2:familiar reading/ reading fluency station
3. ICT station: literacy games station
4: Handwriting/ letter formation station
5: Tricky words/ spelling and dictation station
This week, children from 1st- 6th class, were assigned the task of designing and constructing a robot from recycled materials. They then showcased their robots to the rest of the school. What creative and imaginative designs! Well done for putting in such effort this week with the maths project!