CHESS CLUB: Our 5th and 6th class introduced "The Knight" to 1st and 2nd class today. We had loads of fun revising how to move the pawn and capturing pieces! Can't wait until next week!
We received a beautiful gift of a height chart from our 2022 6th class parents today. A beautiful wooden chart that will be fixed to the wall. It is a wonderful symbol of the growth that takes place in the body, mind and heart over their 8 years here.
Collaborative Learning: Chess Tutorial: The 5th and 6th class pupils shared their chess knowledge with 1st and 2nd class this week!
The pupils of 5th and 6th introduced "The Pawn" to 1st and 2nd class. They explained how the pawn moves, how it captures and even showed them the coordinates on the board! We all worked on our skills of respect, eye-contact, listening, following instructions, turn-taking, accepting defeat, forward planning and patience. We can't wait for next week! :)
SPHE: What does Bullying Look Like? We have learned about the different types of bullying in our school.
CREATIVITY: We have many creative students in Garrafrauns N.S. Well done to those who participated in the Community Games art and handwriting competitions during the summer!
We have started our Personal Journals for the school year ahead. We can write positive affirmations and our worries into the journal. We hope to boost our self- esteem , self-confidence and self worth! Boosting positivity in Garrafrauns N.S!! :)
Dunmore Vintage Club are holding a fundraiser in aid of Autism. Here's the link to their GoFundMe page https://www.gofundme.com/f/cannonball-mizen-vs-malin-tractor-run
Best of luck to Ms Macdonnell, past pupil Caoimhe O'Rourke and all the Dunmore Town AFC players competing this evening against Corrib Celtic in the Galway Cup Final!
Past Pupils, Christopher Donlon, Finian Cronin and John Cosgrove, together with their teacher Carlos O'Gara from Dunmore Community School presented us with a beautiful mud kitchen that the boys built themselves and donated to our school. It was wonderful to see the boys again and to receive such a lovely gift. Our infants were so excited to get it. Thanks to Chris, Finian and John as well as Carlos and Declan in Dunmore CS. Thanks lads!
Engineers Week 2022: We took part in an online zoom lesson with the Explorers Education Programme on 09/03/22
We explored how marine life can design and impact the world around us in 5th and 6th class this week. We learned about the Hagfish, Sponge, free-diving, Dog Whelk, sharks, rays, lobsters and beach worms. We look forward to designing and making our own "Flying Squid" from explorers.ie.
1st and 2nd: Tá an tEarrach Linn! 1st and 2nd have been using Oil Pastels to create spring pictures.