Our School Year - 2015 to 2016
Non-Uniform Day 29th June
Tomorrow is the last day of term and the last day of the school year. Our Parents Association are running a Non-Uniform Day. Wear your favourite summer clothes (maybe put a rain jacket in your bag...just in case!) Assembly is open to all parents and grandparents at 11.30 a .m. Children can leave directly after at 12p.m.
We will be having an end of year assembly at St. Cillian's on Wednesday 29th at 11.30a.m. All parents and grandparents are welcome to attend. It will be an acknowledgement of the children and their work throughout the year. The school will be closing for the summer holidays following our assembly.
End of Year Mass 2016
St. Cillian's N.S. will hold our end of year mass at Our Lady of the Wayside Church on Monday 27th June at 1.30p.m. All family, friends and the wider community are welcome to attend. Children can go home from the church.
Write a Book Project 2016
St. Cillian's N.S. was teamed with St. Thomas' Senior School as part of the Write a Book Project 2016. The children used a variety of writing genres to create a wonderful book to share with children their own age. These included adventure, action, horror, suspense and humour. We received wonderful feedback from St. Thomas' SNS. They said it must have taken us a lot of time and effort. Over the last week, our Write a Book will visit the homes of all the senior room children.
On Thursday our whole school had their annual school tour and what an adventure it was! We went on the Luas into town. We walked to Tara Street station where we got the Dart to Bray. The Dart was a great adventure!
When we arrived in Bray we had quick snack along the seafront and then it was time for the highlight - Sea Life! We had a guided tour with Dave who told us all about the different fish, sharks etc. We got to touch starfish, create "energy " to attract sting ray and we even spotted Nemo and Dory.
After Sea Life we had lunch along the seafront and then it was time to make our way back to school. There were a few tired bodies on the way home. A wonderful time was had by all!
Larch Hill with Ms. Browne
Wow! This week began with yet another trip for 2nd to 6th Classes! This time we had an adventure up to Larch Hill, headquarters of Scouting Ireland with Ms. Browne and fellow Scout Leader, Deirdre. We had an invigilating ceremony to begin and we were all present with neckerchiefs from Ms. Browne. Each neckerchief had a story and piece of history attached to them which was wonderful. Afterwards the children made their way to the Ice House and along the way Deirdre identified the many trees in the woods and explained a little about each. Though the weather was wet, spirits remained high and we all participated in every aspect of the day. Next we made smores with the help of Louise, who is a past pupil of St. Cillian's and an accomplished Scout. Around the camp fire, we baked our food while Ms. Browne and Deirdre showed us how to erect a tent. We would like to say a massive thank you to Ms. Browne, Deirdre and Louise for all their knowledge and guidance on the day.
2nd to 6th Class visit Bridge 21
Moovers & Shakers with Ms. Cole
Our Resource & Learning Support Room is looking very colourful with dancing cows shaking their maracas!
Green School Expo 2016
We had a wonderful trip to the R.D.S. today to see the Green Schools Expo 2016. Check out our Green Schools page for further photos.
There were a lot of award winners at our last assembly! Well done to Leah in Junior Infants for winning Mathematician of the week - she worked very hard at her numbers all week! Congratulations to Ava who won our Reading Rock Star award after favourable mention from all teachers in our school for her improved reading and word attack skills. A big well done to Ryan Dunne who won 'Most Improved Student' in the Senior Room ,he has made big improvements in lots of areas , especially after being new to the school in September! Congratulations to Ianis who won 'Most Improved Student' in the Junior Room after receiving reports from all teachers that he has been working very hard. It was a family event in the Doherty household as both Saoirse and her sister Caoimhe won 'Student of the Month' in their respective rooms. Well done girls - well deserved! Keep up the good work everyone!!!
The Good Dinosaur at the Irish Film Institute
Children from 1st Class to 6th Class had a special treat yesterday as we went to the premiere of the Good Dinosaur. We were among the first children in Ireland to see the movie as it is only on general release on the 27th November. Everyone enjoyed the cinema and we had a few tissue moments when the movie got sad! We are glad to report it did have a happy ending! After the movie, we all walked to Trinity College to have our lunch. Thank goodness the rain stayed away until the very end of our day. Thanks to Mr. Gubbins and Jillian for coming with us yesterday.
A special mention ....
A big thank you to Anthony (Harrison's Grandfather) who volunteered in our school this afternoon. He did a wonderful job. He is also the newest member of our Green Schools Committee.
Walk on Wednesdays!!!!
Our Active Schools Committee would like to remind everyone of W.O.W. (Walk On Wednesdays). If you live near the school - please walk from your house or if you live a bit further away - please park at McDonalds. We are looking forward to large footfall on Wednesdays!
Fred is Heading to Jamie's House
Breaking news from St. Cillian's! Fred is off to Jamie's house for the weekend. Have a great weekend of adventure you two! Check back in next week everyone to see Fred's Blog telling us all about his stay at Jamie's.
Well Done Conor and Jamie
Congratulations to our Mathematician of the Week Conor Brilly and our Rockstar Reader Jamie Deegan! Keep up the great work!
Well Done Ava!
Well done to Ava for jumping sky high on her pony at the weekend and earning a rosette. We have no doubt that it will be the first of many more to come!
Happy Halloween to all at St. Cillian's! We had a wonderful last day of half term with dress-up, baking, games and stories. A total of €60 was raised from our Dress Up Day...Thanks. We'd like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable week off and remember to get outside and have lots of fun!
Halloween Dress Up Day
We will be having a Halloween Dress Up Day this Friday the 23rd of October. If each child could bring €2 on the day towards school funds, it would be appreciated! Remember to bring a coat for break times and costumes should be nothing too scary as we scare easily!!!!!!!!
School closes at 2.30 p.m. as normal (1.30 p.m. for Junior and Senior Infants)
A little reminder.....
Just a little reminder to everyone dropping off and picking up children at St. Cillian's, it is important that our wheelchair accessible parking space at the school gates remains available at all times. We would appreciate your co-operation.
Congratulations to 2nd Class
Congratulations to Kacie, Stuart and Leon who were enrolled to receive their 1st Holy Communion at Mass on Sunday. The Enrolment Mass is the first big step on their journey as they prepare for their very special day. Fr. Tony, Sr Anne and the Parish team are enthusiastically guiding them on this journey with their parents and school. A special thanks to Margaret and Bernard (part of Parish Team) who facilitated the initial meeting and were on hand to make the Mass so special. Here are the new enrolees with Sr, Anne, Fr. Tony, Bernard and Margaret!
Our first Parents Association meeting of the year will be Tuesday the 20th October at 7 p.m. in the school. We would welcome all parents involved in previous years but we'd also love to see our new parents. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Parent Teacher Meetings 2015
Parent Teacher Meetings will be next Wednesday the 21st October. Meetings are by appointment so please check that you have received or organised a time that suits you with the class teacher.
A massive 'Well Done!' to Ava for working so hard to create a great numbers story. She not only wrote and drew a first draft but re-drafted with Ms. Cole to achieve the excellent result above. Please scroll down to see some of the other children's work. All will be uploaded by the weekend.
Maths Week 2015