Huge congratulations to our Overall Winners Djanna and Aidan. Djanna was the overall winner in the junior end and Aidan was the overall winner in the senior end, a great achievement for a boy in 3rd class!Keep up the great work!
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Some of the assessment tools we have been using for running. Some teachers have found self assessment a great way of allowing children to take ownership of their movement and other teachers are fans of peer assessment in a positive environment.
Our Lady’s Girls Soccer team qualified for the Spar Dublin Finals which took place in Irishtown on Wednesday 25th April. Having played very few games together the girls put up a fantastic performance on the day. Our first game was against Good Shepherd N.S. A last minute goal by Demi-Leigh Curtis secured us a 1-1 draw. Good Shepherd went on to win. Our Lady’s defeated Hedgestown National School with goals from Demi-Leigh Curtis and Emma Dunne. In our last game we were defeated 5-3 by Ballybrack . Fantastic goals however by Demi – Leigh and Eunsae! Unfortunately, we just missed out on silver medals as Ballybrack beat us on goal difference.
Well done to all the girls involved and a special thanks to Ms Leacy for accompanying the girls to the matches and preparing them in advance of their games.
On a separate note, our school soccer team top the Dublin league table with one game to go. They continued their unbeaten run with a recent hard fought draw with Sandford. Jack Weadick scored his first goal for the school!! Well done Jack! The team are also involved in the Plate Competition and hope to keep the fantastic form going into the summer!
Once again, a huge thank you to Mr Heneghan for his dedication in supporting and preparing the school soccer team.
As part of National Bike Week 2018, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Count is holding an Art Competition for primary school pupils in the County. Students are asked to draw an A4 size poster focusing on making trips by bike with a theme ‘Cycling with your Family’. We will be entering this competition as part of National Bike Week. The closing date for entries is June 7th.
We are also encouraging children to bring their bike with them to school this week. Who knows, we may even have another Slow Bike Race!!
We started the week off with an assembly to get us in the active mood! The Active School Committee spoke to the school about the week ahead and the activities planned. They also encouraged all the children to get 60 minutes of exercise every day. Children were reminded to wear their tracksuits everyday. Everybody will be doing active homework every day. The Active School Committee told everyone that they will be playground monitors throughout the week on junior and senior yards and will be providing equipment to ensure we have a very active playground at break times.
The Active School Committee reminded everybody that we should be getting 60 minutes of exercise every day, not just during Active School Week.
The first activity we did this week was rounders. Rounders is such a fun game and it’s also very inclusive. We were able to modify the game to suit the juniors with ‘kick rounders’ and also for children with special needs. We really wanted to try a new game this year that also has lots of movement in it. It was a great opportunity to practice our running, throwing and catching skills as well as kicking skills (for juniors) which are all fundamental movement skills.
What fantastic slogans and posters. Well done to all our finalists!
We invested in hurdles and foam javelins to help improve our throwing and jumping skills in Athletics
We arranged a whole school schedule for each class for the week. On top of these extra activities, we were lucky enough to have special guests in to teach us new and exciting sports including laser tag run, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a Sports Inclusion Officer and many more! Lucky us!