A special word of thanks to Barry Quinlan, who paid a visit to children in 1st to 6th class this week to share what his work as a Manufacturing Engineer entails and even brought in models of replacement hips and knees. The children learned how these replacement joints are created using a huge machine. The children had great fun using beebots and the very unfriendly dog, who kept catapulting balls at them. Barry further spoiled the boys and girls with their very own goodie bags. Everyone at STT really enjoyed Barry's visit and look forward to seeing him again soon. Thank you Barry.
Our school has been a hive of activity this past fortnight as we have been exploring a variety of STEM activities for Science week. Each day we have had a different interactive activity which all the classes have thoroughly enjoyed.
Children enjoyed workshops administered by Lismore Mobile Science, Maths/trails, Nature trails, online webinars, project work, in class experiments, STEM fair/games and guest speakers over the past fortnight. Take a look at some of the pictures and videos exhibiting some of the great work that has taken place.
Today our school kindly donated multiple Shoeboxes to the annual Shoebox appeal which will bring joy to many less fortunate children this Christmas. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to prepare and donate a shoebox.
Reminder that our School's Céilí takes place tonight in Ballyporeen Community Hall. At the very bottom of this post their is a short video clip of the 3rd and 4th class dancing brilliantly as they got into the spirit of the Céilí. We hope that everyone will follow their lead and have their dancing shoes on in support of the current development project taking place in the school.
Christmas Shoebox appeal
This week has been Maths Week, each of the classes have taken part in various active Maths tasks and activities. Take a look at some of the pictures from the week.
Check out some of the close up photos from the 3rd and 4th class' radio debut.
Yesterday we celebrated World Mental Health day in our school. Each child dressed up in brightly coloured clothes to mark the day. They also contributed a small donation for the non uniform day. We are delighted to announce that your donations accumulated to €226 which will be donated to Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health Services in Ireland. In honour of World Mental Health day we raised our Amber Flag which we achieved two years ago in our school. It is terrific to see our Amber flag flying in acknowledgement of the steps taken by our students to promote positive mental health in our school. The children are enjoying additional activities in class this week which will also promote positive mental health and self care.
We held our monthly assembly yesterday day also, congratulations to the boys and girl who received principal awards.
Junior Infants: Liam Clarke
Senior Infants: Sadhbh O' Gorman
First & Second Class: Odhrán Hanrahan
Third & Fourth Class: Eoghan Maher
Fifth & Sixth Class: Luke Myers
Again at assembly we listened to news and performances from various classes and we also listened to the wonderful 3rd & 4th class reciting the poem 'Ballyporeen' on Tipp FM last week. Well done to everyone involved.
In other news, sponsorship cards for our annual Halloween March were distributed to the children yesterday. This is one of our school's main fundraisers in the year so we hope you can support. We are all very excited to see the children dress up in a fortnight. Remember prizes will be distributed on the day for the best costume, most original costume and best dressed parent who attends to support the children on the day.
Our u13 boys played their cumann na mbunscol football blitz in Emly GAA field.
They were in a very tough group with Lisvernane, Cappawhite and Emly NS.
The boys played very well and showed great potential, winning 2 out of their 3 games.
Unfortunately they lost by a few points to eventual winners Cappawhite so that's where this competition ends for them this year.
Well done to all the 16 boys who took to the field over the course of the blitz to represent Scoil Teampall Toinne.
Parent teacher meetings will take place on Tuesday Oct. 18th. All children will finish school at the earlier time of 12pm that day.
Our u13 ladies went to Dundrum to play a blitz against Knockavilla, Cappawhite and Emly.
The girls played some nice football and for a very young team showed a lot of potential.
Well done to all involved.
Gina turned six years old on Thursday. We had the best day celebrating her birthday, we got to bring our favourite teddy to school to join us in the fun. We played pass the parcel, sang songs and listened to Gina's favourite story ever... Giraffes Can't Dance! Then we went on a walk to the XL where Daniel and his family treated us all. Thank you so much again. We had a lovelypicnic in the sun and enjoyed our treats.
Happy Birthday Gina x
We are very fortunate in our school to have a wonderful courtyard in the centre of our school building. As a staff we have decided to repurpose this beautiful space into a outdoor classroom. This outdoor space will be used and developed over the course of our school year but we wanted to share some pictures of our Junior Infant class embracing the space this week. The Junior Infants completed their Aistear work based on the theme of Autumn, They made some Autumn soup, They build a home for hibernating animals like Hattie the Hedgehog in their story of the week. They also practiced making their sounds and animals/face etc using objects they found in the space.
Everyone is Scoil Teampall Toinne gathered together on Monday to participate in our first school assembly. This year we have decided to hold a school assembly each month. All of the students enjoyed listening to songs, poems, news and much more during this short event.
We listened to some fantastic news about our school. Our school has been awarded with another STEM award for last year's brilliant work in Science, technology, Engineering and Maths.
Mr. Molan reminded all of the classes of our school Motto: Kind feet, kind hands, kind words, kind actions. He announced the winners of the motto Art competition
Kayleigh Doyle, Junior Infants
Ella Sweeney, Senior Infants
Ronán Russell, 1st & second class
Shannon O' Donoghue, 3rd & 4th class
Aisling O' Gorman, 5th & 6th class.
Finally the principals awards were distributed to terrific students throughout the school.
Abigail Creedon, Junior Infants
Mae Kenneally, Senior Infants
Shannon Whelan, 1st & 2nd class
Bromwyn Thomas, 3rd & 4th Class
Emily Maher, 5th & 6th Class
Today was a very exciting day in our school as the construction crew began digging out and clearing the way for our new Astroturf pitch. We are all very excited to see the progress over the next few weeks.
Junior Infants have had a very busy week this week. They practice using their froggy finger pencil grip whilst using chalk on the playground. They went for an Autumn walk around the school, they created leaf creatures and they celebrated Leon and Finn's September birthdays by having cake as a treat today.
The children in 3rd and 4th class are delighted to be back again. They are loving the healthy lunch options that are being provided to them each day. They have been revising time in maths and learned Beidh Aonach Amarach ás Gaeilge. Have a look at our video of Beidh Aonach Amarach, what a talented bunch.
We've included a few pictures of first and second class enjoying their school lunches this week also.
The children of 1st & 2nd class have been very busy since returning to school. They enjoyed working outside in the beautiful sunshine. The children worked in groups to discuss what a good classroom looks like and what rules we should have in our room. They also came up with fun activities for Golden Time on Fridays.
The children have really enjoyed their new school lunches this week.
Well done to everyone who has remembered their hurling gear these past two week also. From the Junior Infants to 6th class everyone in our school has greatly enjoyed starting back learning their hurling skills and playing many fun games also. Take a look at our fantastic Junior Infants practicing their hurling skills on the school yard.
The teachers in our school will regularly post new blog posts keeping you up to date with all that is happening in Scoil Teampall Toinne.