** School Closed on Wed, Oct 16th for teacher in-service.**
We would like to congratulate Nathan Keye on his win at the World ISKA Muay Thai Kickboxing Championships in the 10-12years <33kg category. He won by unanimous decision in Cork on Friday,18 October 2019.
We have been having great fun exploring paint and colour. We took inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky to paint concentric circles. We also used the book 'Mixed' by Arree Chung as inspiration for our painted faces. Our painting skills are getting better with each project.
We had a lovely whole school celebration to honour the wonderful 6th class pupils who are graduating from Stratford N.S. The parents and families of the 6th class pupils joined us in the hall and enjoyed music and poetry performed by all the pupils from 1st- 5th class. 6th class read out their memories and messages of thanks and were awarded certificates. It was a great send off for the the children and we wish them the best of luck in secondary school next year!
Bank of Ireland came in to 5th and 6th class to do a 'Dragons Den' style workshop with the class. In groups, the children had to create a business, draw up a business plan, do market research and create a marketing capaign for their product. The children created businesses selling healthy smoothies, solar powered cars, a recycled amusement park and a pet shop that was also a charity which rehibilitated abadoned pets. They then pitched their ideas to the 'Dragons' and all receive an investment of 'Bizbucks'.
It was an extremely enjoyable workshop and thank you to Mark Ryan and Bank of Ireland for facilitating it.
We had a fantastic time on our school tour with fifth and sixth class to Causey Farm in Co. Meath. We saw lots of beautiful farm animals and then we went bog jumping. It was SO much fun and SO very messy. We LOVED it!