Tuesday the 15th of March was Proclamation Day for schools across Ireland. We celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising with a number of activities on the day. The flag was raised by Brendan, our caretaker, and Caroline Quinlan, from the Parents Association While it was being raised, we sang the National Anthem, 'Amhrán na bhFiann'.
The original 1916 Proclamation was read out by four children, Cara McDonagh, Noah Lyons, Juwaria Bager and Julia Grattan.
Our 2016 Proclamation for our school, which was composed by children in our school and is unique to our school,was read by Conor Mulvey, Emma Dowling and Charlie McCaffrey.
You can have a look at our School Proclamation by following the link below! The children involved in writing it have their names printed at the bottom of it just like the original signatories!
The overall 1916 Story Winner was Noah Lyons in Ms Feeney's class. His story was read out by Robert Downes in Ms Feeney's class. We heard some poetry which was composed by the following First Class children-Maria Mateies (Room 7), Justin Hysai (Room 8), Grace Allen (Room 10) and Chloe Marrey (Room 9).
All of the children in Junior and Senior Infants sang 'Óró Sé do Bheatha 'Bhaile'.
It was a fantastic day. Music provided by Ms. Whelan added to the fun. Here are some photos of the day.
Táimíd ag baint an-taitneamh as Seachtain na Gaeilge i mbliana!
The pupils have been very busy celebrating our national language with a tráth na gceist, amhráin agus dántaí. There was also a seanfhocail art competition carried out in each class and below are our winners.
Junior Infant Winners
Hajira Athar -Room 11
Light Bosede- Room 12
Abbie Donnelly- Room 13
Amelia Makowska- Room 14
Senior Infant Winners
Sara Wojtan - Room 15
Isobel Mooney - Room 16
Tegan Williams - Room 17
Aaron Brady - Room 5
1st Class Winners
James Cumisky - Room 7
Dylan Buckley - Room 8
2nd Class Winners
Leon Doroszke - Room 3
Darragh Hanratty - Room 4
We have also been enjoying daily "Aimsir" reports on the intercom from a different class each day-maith sibh go léir!
Junior and Senior Infants have been learning "Óró sé do bheatha vhaile" and 1st and 2nd class "Amhrán na Bhfiann ahead of our Proclamation Day. We would encourage parents and children to try and use a little Gaeilge at home as much as possible.