Gerald Griffin St. Cork

School Activities

GAA with Hazel

Children from Junior Infants to 1st Class have been learning GAA skills with Hazel from St. Vincent's Hurling and Football Club for the last few months. The children love learning the skills and have great fun as well.

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CAPER- Children and Parents Enjoying Reading.

Our Senior Infant and 1st Classes enjoyed CAPER over the last four weeks. The children really enjoy listening to their parents reading and talking about the stories. The children and teachers were delighted that 40 mums and dads came in to show their children how important and enjoyable reading is.

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Sciath na Scol Final

The school football team took part in the Sciath na Scol football final recently against the girls from Padre Pio school. The whole school got involved in the build up with some of the older classes busy making plaits to show their support for the team. On the day the whole school was out to give the team a guard of honour on their way to the match. The girls from 2nd class up went to the match to support the team and cheer them along. The team played their hearts out and left everything out on the pitch but unfortunately it wasn't their day with Padre Pio winning the match. The whole school are incredibly proud of the team and the effort that they put in on the day and with all the training coming up to the match.

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West Midlands Theatre Company

The girls from 2nd, 3rd and 4th had a lovely treat after mid term when the  West Midlands theatre company came to the school. They enjoyed the show that they put on and some girls even got to take part in it.

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Dress up Day

Before the children went on their mid term, the school had a dress up day where the children could dress up in costumes. The children really enjoyed dressing up in all their costumes.

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Visit from St. Nick's Gaa

As part of their preparation for the Sciath na Scol final the school football team had a visit from some of the coaches from St. Nick's Gaa. The school was given gifts of water bottles and footballs to help them with their training.

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Mercy Coffee Morning

On Friday 19th October our Parents’ Association organised a coffee morning in aid of the Mercy Hospital’s POONs Service (Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nursing Service). Thanks to the support of our families, friends and school staff €500 was raised for this worthy cause. Thank you to our Parents’ Association and all the parents who volunteered to help out on the day. Thank you too to all the people that supported this event by attending the coffee morning or donating cakes. The NCE Bakery in Farranferris donations included a cake that was raffled and Healy’s Bakery donated a delicious and beautifully presented cake. Well done to everyone for supporting such a worthy cause.

Our pupils helped decorate our Parents' Room for this special event by designing posters as part of the Shandon Street Credit Union Art Competition. One artist from each class won a voucher.

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Junior Maths

Our Junior Infant parents have been very busy helping their children with Maths activities. Last week the parents worked with the children in class doing matching activities. This week the children and parents were sorting objects. Next week the children will be ordering and sequencing with their parents. There has been a fantastic turn out of both mums and dads. Mr O'Conor, Ms Lucey and Ms Ahern are really proud of their pupils and delighted with so many parents getting involved.

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Buddy Week

Buddy week was held in North Pres last week. Every child from Junior Infants up to 6th class was paired with a buddy in a different class.The staff in the school also buddied up and carried out random acts of kindness to their buddies throughout the week. On Monday the children got to meet their new buddy and while colouring they got to know each other. On Wednesday the buddies enjoyed a walk together in the convent garden. The older girls were very good at pointing out some of the signs of Autumn to their younger buddies. On Friday we had a whole school assembly where there was a few special awards to children who really embraced the spirit of buddy week. The 4th class entertained the school with some upbeat dancing. Later in the day the buddies met up again to do some reading together before releasing some of their energy with dancing.

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Busy gardeners

3rd class were busy this week planting some bulbs out the front of the school. We look forward to seeing them bloom in Spring.

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