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Carrick River Rescue

Carrick River Rescue came in to the school to accept the cheque for E200 that the children raised on their water awareness day last week.  Well done to all involved in raising this money for Carrick River Rescue whose premises were badly damaged in the recent floods.

Carrick River Rescue Cheque

Water Awareness Day

A water awareness day was held last Tuesday in the school.

The children dressed in blue on the day and brought in €2 for the Carrick River Rescue.  Altogether E200 was raised by the pupils for this very important local group whose premises were hit badly by the recent floods in Carrick-on-Suir.

There were prizes for the best dressed boy and girl and the pupils took part in an art competition.  We also listened to the creative and catchy water slogans created.

All pupils undertook class lessons under the theme of water and how its conservation is very important.  Pupils from the Green School Committee and 6th class made graphs showing all the water the children saved by placing 1 litre water bottles in the cisterns and by also using the water butt in the school garden.



Credit Union Quiz

The Under-13’s won the local credit union quiz and now progress to the chapter quiz in Clonmel on the weekend of the 26th February.  Best of luck to them.

Congratulations to all who participated in the quiz.


Pancake Tuesday

Pupils making healthy pancakes on Pancake Tuesday!

Pancake Tuesday

Healthy Lunches

Wow look at some of the infants’ healthy lunches!!  Some pictures of healthy lunches were sent to RTE’s Operation Transformation’s Healthy Lunchbox Initiative. We’re sure they’d love ours!

Baking Lessons

Starting on the 16th February the pupils of 5th and 6th class will learn about the craft of icing buns and cakes with parents Sharon Harte and Siobhán Walsh. The sessions will last for 5 weeks from 2-3 pm.  The pupils are looking forward to it already!

Be Active After School

Pupils of 1st and 2nd class have started gymnastic lessons after school with Ms. Whelan as part of the Be Active programme.  This will run for six weeks on a Tuesday after school.