Scoil Fhionáin, Kilfinane

Welcome to all visitors to our website:

We have made some changes and will continue to look at how we can improve your experience in finding out about our school.

The pupils of sixth class will take responsibility for keeping you updated and informed on many school events.  They will take photos, write short posts and select what they would like to showcase throughout the year.

From term to term, they will add new material so it’s a good idea to check in with us now and again.

Tidy Towns Art Competition 2017

 

 

 

First Confession:  March 2nd 2017

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First Communion class on their way to the Convent Chapel for their first confession.

Foróige

Foróige is an after school club.  This term we are playing badminton.  It is great fun and interesting to learn the parts of the badminton court and the rules of the sport.  It’s on every Thursday after school and its an extremely enjoyable activity.

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SAINT BRIGID’S CROSS

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The 1st of February was Saint Brigid’s day.  4th,5th and 6th class celebrated this feast day by making Saint Brigid’s crosses.  They hung them in their homes and in classrooms.  It is an Irish Tradition to hang St. Brigid’s crosses in homes and farms to bring safety throughout the year.

MATHS STATIONS

4th, 5th and 6th class love learning through Maths Stations.  Some stations included were making tangrams, maths games on ipads, card games, problem solving, fraction and multiplication games.

PEACE PROMS

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This year we will be participating in the Limerick Peace Proms singing event.  Peace Proms is run by the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (C.B.O.I.).  The C.B.O.I. was established in 1995 as a peace initiative and is comprised of over 100 exceptionally talented young musicians from all over Ireland, north and south.  We learn lots of songs and some choreography too.  We went to U.L. on the 7th of February for a rehearsal workshop.  On March 4th, we will go to U.L. along with many other schools from Limerick and we will perform to a huge audience accompanied by the C.B.O.I.

GRANDPARENTS DAY

Catholic Grandparents Day was on the 1st of February.  We invited the Grandparents of Junior Infant children to come to the school for a cup of tea and a chat and to share some stories from their past.  The older classes such as 5th and 6th wrote poems for their Grandparents.  They also completed projects about life in the past and discovered what life was like for their Grandparents.

Granny and Grandad your always there,

Always there to love and care.

You show me love when I need it most

For christmas dinner you’re always the host.

Your always there to cheer me up

and you make me tea in my favourite cup.

Your chips are the best no one can contest

and the cheese on toast is what I love the best.

                                         Written by: Killian Ahearen (6th)

SAFETY INTERNET DAY

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On Tuesday February 7th 5th and 6th class took part in Safer Internet Day 2017.  We participated by creating posters and raps.  We also wore wristbands to show greater awareness.  We have entered a poster competition run by Webwise.  To mark the day Webwise launched an online parenting hub.  We learned a lot on Safer Internet Day. Parents can learn how to keep us safe online by visiting http://www.webwise.ie/parents.

CREDIT UNION QUIZ

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Winning Credit Union Quiz Team 2017

5TH & 6TH CLASS – GARDENING

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Spring has sprung and we have been planting flowers.  In the flower beds we have planted daffodils, hyacinths, marigolds and crocus.  We hope our plants will flourish with the help of our green fingers.

READING WITH JUNIORS

From time to time 6th and 5th class read books to the Junior Infants.  This is very enjoyable and it encourages reading and their love of books.  We could even have future authors in the making!

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY

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Our school recently purchased ipads, Samsung tablets and a charging trolley.  We use the ipads and tablets for online research, educational apps, and much more.  Our new technology is a fantastic and engaging learning resource which we love!

BÓRD GAIS COMPETITION

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Ms Dalton’s classroom is entering the Bórd Gais Energy Theatre Writing Competition.  In this competition pupils write a review of a play they have seen in the last year.  Best selling author Sarah Webb and critically acclaimed playwrite Marina Carr are this year’s judges.  We are very excited as we have lots of budding authors in our classroom.

SPORT AND OUR ACTIVE SCHOOL

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Limerick Hurler James Ryan has been helping with drills, including soloing, accuracy skills and basic training with the help of T.Y. students from our local secondary school, Scoil Pól.

Last year our girls team won their competition in Camogie. With any luck we will win again this year.  This is one of the one of the results of our school being so active and sporty.  In 2015 we were awarded the Active  Schools’ Flag which is one of the flags aloft on the flagpoles outside the school.  On the other poles are the Irish Tri Colour, the Junior Entrepreneur Flag and the Green Schools’ Flag.  We worked hard to get them all.

EASTER BUNNIES AND CHICKS

Fifth and sixth class are making bunnies and chicks for Easter.  They are made from felt which is then stitched and filled with cotton.  We stitched them using a blanket stitch.  It is very enjoyable and relaxing.