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PostHeaderIcon 5th classes create history by qualifying to the next round in the ANNUAL LORD MAYOR’S CUP 2018!

Yesterday our two fifth classes (A6 and Room 8) made history by getting through to the next round of the Lord Mayor’s Cup along with their teachers Ms .Floyd, Ms.Gaughan, Mr Shovlin and Laragh (HSCL)! This has never happened before! We are so proud of them all! We wish them the best of luck in the next round which is taking place in the next few weeks! Thank you to Laragh for organising our participation in the tournament!

PostHeaderIcon Active Schools Week 2018


This week (23rd-27th April 2018) has been a fantastic week so far! It is Active Schools Week! We had lots of wonderful activities timetabled for the week including:

Try Something New Day, 10@10 outside with music, Walk to school week,  Sports Table Quiz (2nd -6th), creative writing based on our favourite sports stars, I.T creating profiles, Skipathon practise, Go Noodle/Bizzy Breaks, Lord Mayor Cup (Soccer), Tennis, Irish Dancing. Run around Europe Challenge!

We hope that everyone enjoyed the week! Fitty Kitty our Active Flag mascot certainly did!

PostHeaderIcon One Book One Community Opening Ceremony 2018

18th January 2018


One Book One Community 2018 began today with a wonderful Opening Ceremony at O’Connell’s Secondary School Hall. The children heard guest speaker TD Maureen O’Sullivan, who used to be a teacher, speak passionately about the initiative. They enjoyed music by musicians from Marino Secondary School and a bagpiper. They also heard excerpts from this year’s chosen book which is 19 Railway Street by Michael Scott and Morgan Llywelyn.

The One Book One Community initiative is a brilliant way to encourage children and their families to read and discuss a particular book and build excitement around it and enthusiasm for reading. 6th class and 1st year students from 18 different schools are participating this year and they all received a copy of the book in their goody bags today. At the end of the initiative (March 22nd) the children get to keep the book and it is hoped they will pass it on to someone at home to read and enjoy.

There will be plenty of fun activities based around the book as part of the project in the coming weeks. The children have already finished the bookmark competition. Our school’s winner was Xin Ru and the overall winner was Sabrina Yang from Central Model School. We will also be having an alternative book cover competition and a table quiz.

There are more copies of the book in the parents room if anyone would like to borrow it. Please return it afterwards so others can enjoy it too.