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Sixth Class Physical Education

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The weather was amazing this week so we took full advantage on two afternoons to focus on our FMS monthly skill of Sidestepping through an timed obstacle course. Students also participated in athletics (Javelin, Speed Bounce and Standing Throw), GAA more »

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Gairdín na Scoile

We had a busy day in the Gairdín na Scoile on Wednesday when we prepared our new raised beds. A huge thanks to our volunteers from 5th and 6th class who helped to shovel and prepare all the soil and more »

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Cumann na mBunscol Update

We had two narrow defeats this week for the Boys and Girls Teams who played Killenard and Ratheneska this week. Both teams played really well and their attitude was second to none. Both the Boys and the Girls Teams are more »

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Confirmation 2022

We had two lovely Confirmation Services on Saturday in St Clare’s Church. A massive thanks to Fr Dunphy, Cathríona, Suzanne and all the parish team for making it such a special day for our entire school community.

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Cumann na mBunscol 2022

The Girls and Boys’ teams played their first games of the Cumann na mBunscol competitions this year and competed really well. It was great to be back playing GAA again and representing the school. The girls play Stradbally this week more »

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Minecraft Education

6th Classes are exploring Minecraft Education as part of our Digital Framework for the school. Children are using Code to navigate their way through a series of tasks. We are looking forward to more fresh challenges in the coming weeks.

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6 Week Cricket Programme

We are always really happy in St Fiacc’s to try out new sports so we are delighted that Leinster Cricket Coach, Jimmy Dooley, is coaching numerous classes as part of a 6 Week Cricket programme in school. Great fun was more »

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Chess

6th Class on their sixth session of chess this afternoon, learning about how the Rook moves- we are all nearly there playing full rules!

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Advent

  We celebrated the start of Advent today at Assembly and the Advent Sacred Spaces are on full view in the main lobby. Pat is going to be busy over the next two weeks getting the Crib ready as we more »

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6th Class Coding

Today we were working on an hour of Code as part of our STEM programme here in St Fiacc’s. Children were creating a dance party following on from the Minecraft experience last week!

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Assembly:Gareth Brooks Visit

We are using our IT Boards in classrooms throughout the school to access Assembly throughout the past two years. Today, Mr Brennan was joined by 6th class for an Advent service, our gardening correspondant along with Ms Fleming and we more »

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6th Class STEM Activity

Ms Minnock’s Class battled against a strong wind (Hairdrier) and severe rain (A Spray Bottle) to keep their Spaghetti, Marshmallow and Paper structures standing tall while learning all about Global Climate Justice. It was a great STEM lesson that all more »

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Harvest Time

We were delighted to harvest our potatoes, carrots, parsnips and beetroots today that our 6th class planted last May!

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European Sports Day 2021

5th and 6th classes had a ball today for European Sports Day where we had six activities; Rounders, Four Square, Athletics, Co-operative Games, Playground Games and an Mega Obstacle Course. All activities promote fundamental movement skills and teamwork! Thanks to more »

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Barrow Nature Trail

6th classes had a 7km nature trail this morning down the Barrow Track where we saw herons fishing, swans swimmig, learned about native trees and even sampled some blackberries that were out in all their glory! We hope to go more »

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6th Class Graduations

We were delighted with how our Graduation Ceremonies went last week. Unfortunately we couldn’t have parents/guardians with us in church but all were able to log in from home and watch remotely. A huge thanks to Ms Minnock and Ms more »

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Barrow Nature Walk

  We were delighted to get back on the Barrow Track last Thursday for our final Nature walk this year going as far as Lanigan’s Lock. The biodiversity was out on full show for us for our 8km hike. It more »

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Sports Day for 4th and 6th

We had a great Sports today in St Fiacc’s for 4th and 6th classes with the children participating in Rounders, Athletics, Drumfit, Obstacle Courses, Hockey and Dodgeball. This was all followed by goodies from Balloons and Sweet Treats. Thanks to more »

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Athletics Winners

  A huge congratulations to Raqibat and Kamal in 6th class who won the St Abban’s Virtual athletics competition for girls and boys. Over 350 students took part from local schools and Raqibat came out on top in the girls more »

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End of Year Mass

We had a beautiful end of school Mass today in St Clare’s church. A huge thank you to Fr Dunphy and Cathriona for making it such a special service. Also thanks to Mr Kelly on guitar and Chloe on harp more »

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