Scoil Teampall Toinne has been quite busy this week. Each class have been preparing for Christmas this week. 5th and 6th class are filming their Christmas performance today. 3rd and 4th visited our wonderful new sensory garden in the village which they thoroughly enjoyed. 2nd class are continuing their practice for their nativity. Juniors, Seniors and first class have been getting into the festive season in their art work, reading and writing. All classes were very excited to hear the winners of the Christmas card competition. The winners cards will be available to purchase from Pat Russell's shop in the coming weeks.
Christmas Card competition winners:
6th class: Michael Quinlan
5th Class: Orna O' Donoghue
4th class: Ronan O' Donoghue
3rd class: Sadhbh O' Farrell
2nd class: Cathal Quinlan
1st Class: Farrah Russell
The excitement was immense in our school today as every child dressed up in Tipperary colours in honour of the upcoming Munster Football final on Sunday. Everyone in Scoil Teampall Toinne wishes past pupil Conor Sweeney and all of the Tipperary team the best of luck ahead of Sundays game. Stay tuned for more photos to come...
Children from all classes participated in a variety of science based projects and experiments all of this week. Senior classes in the school attended virtual science events hosted by the South East Science Foundation. The interactive zoom sessions explored wildlife, water and the natural science museum. All classes completed experiments ranging from investigating our senses, learning about water and it’s molecules, exploring soil samples to exploring the effect bacteria has on a test subject. Check out the Science week page to see some of the photos of the children carrying out their experiments this week.
Congratulations to all of the children who dressed up for Halloween today. The Monster March was huge success, we are very appreciative of all of the money fundraised. We were delighted to see so many friendly faces around the village. The children loved visiting Happy Days and Pat Russel's shop. Many thanks to Pat and Anne from Happy days for their kindness, as they gave the children sweets. Check out our gallery below to see some of the pictures from today.
October has been a very busy time in our school. Maths week took place last week in which many class completed extra Maths games, trails and activities. Take a look at the variety of pictures below to see all of the students hard work. Students were also learning about report writing. They really enjoyed discovering interesting facts and reporting them back to the class.
At this stage, almost all of the parents have engaged with Aladdin Connect which has proved to be very successful to date. Many thanks to all of the parents for your continuous engagement with the app. The students have worked very well on Seesaw also, we hope to continue using Seesaw after the midterm.
Reminder: tomorrow we will have our "Monster March" at approximately 11.15 a.m. You are welcome to attend and watch the children march around the village in their costumes. Many thanks for the generous donations towards the sponsorship cards for the "Monster March". All remaining cards are to be returned to the school by tomorrow please.
After a long anticipated return to school, we re-opened our school on August 28th. Our first month back at school has gone very well. We have all adjusted to the new procedures and pre-cautionary measures. A huge effort has been made by all staff and students to keep our school as safe as possible. Well done to everyone involved.
Our 3rd class students celebrated their First Holy Communion. It was a terrific day enjoyed by all. Congratulations to all of the boys and girls who celebrated on September 19th. Sincere thanks to Fr. Flynn, the parents council and all of the staff who prepared the students for their special day.
Our first staff meeting of the school year is this afternoon. School will finish at the earlier time of 2.20pm for 1st-6th class students. We are very grateful to all of the parents and school community who are being very vigilant of the new social distancing and Covid-19 measures we have incorporated into our school life.
As this first month of the school year draws to a close, we'd like to acknowledge a huge change which is about to happen in our school. This week is Mr. O' Connell's last week as our school principal. We wish him every success in Mitchelstown as he takes up his new principal position. We look forward to Mr. Molan taking on the new principal's role, we know the school will continue to flourish and progress under his careful watch.
Congratulations to all the new Junior Infants who started in our school in the last week. We are delighted that you are settling in so well. As a school community we are delighted to say that the students of our school have shown wonderful resilience and maturity since they returned to school. They have returned to school with fantastic enthusiasm and energy. Many thanks to all the parents, staff and students for their continuous efforts to sanitise and social distance during these challenging times.
For all up to date information relating to Covid 19, please see our Covid 19 page on our website. We will regularly post new correspondence and guidelines.
Please see the advice above regarding sending you're child to school. Please follow the HSE guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone in our school.
We were so delighted to share a very special day with our departing 6th class yesterday. Many thanks to the Community Council, Parents council our generous local butcher and absolutely everyone involved in setting up the Hall yesterday.
The 6th class celebrated leaving our school with a delicious lunch and kind words from Mr. O' Connell and Mr. Molan. It was a joyous and heartfelt occasion.
All of the staff and students of Scoil Teampall Toinne wish the fantastic 6th class all the best in their futures. We hope they settle and get on well in their respective secondary schools.
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.