Monday, 20 March 2017

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge kicked off in St. Peter and Paul’s on March 6th and we all made a huge effort to speak more Irish throughout the day. The children were encouraged to use their cúpla focail with a special reward going to the Gaelgóir na Seachtaine in each class. Gach lá we had weather reports, the news and a poem or two read over the intercom. - maith sibh go léir
The children all entered the seanfhocal art competition, with one lucky winner being chosen from each class.
 Junior Infant Winners
Alicia Gondek, Soffia Bogdanova, Eli Behan, Caitlin Stuart

 Senior Infant Winners
Sophie Ennis, Maya Maritz, Aleisha Gherca

 1st Class Winners
Daniel Suveizda , Sarah Wojtan, Lea Murray

2nd Class Winners
Iveta Balakauskaite, Olakanmi Emeghai-Lanihun, Emilija Rondzaite

We had a special visit on Tuesday from musicians Aisling & Mairéad who treated all classes to some traditional Irish music in the Hall. Pupils got to see the violin, bodhrán and concertina in action. The children learned about the musical instruments and had great craic clapping and tapping along to the beat. Great fun was had by all.

Seachtain na Gaeilge culminated with our Lá Glas on Thursday the 16th, when the children dressed in green, white and orange. An exciting ceolchoirm ran throughout the day with performances from every class.

Míle buíochas to all the teachers, SNAs and especially to Mrs Tobin for preparing the children for all the activities and making Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017 such a success. We would encourage parents and children to try and use a little Gaeilge at home as much as possible. Go raibh maith agaibh.