8th May 2015

Scoil Mhuire, April 2015 Newsletter

Since Easter our hurling and camogie teams have been out representing the school. The girls had a narrow victory over local rivals, St John the Evangelist, Adamstown, and they also beat Neilstown last week. Next week they line out in the quarter final against Inchicore.
Our junior hurlers beat Kiltiernan NS this week in their first league match. They also competed in the Lucan Sarsfieds’ 3rd + 4th blitz and won the C final against Divine Mercy, Balgaddy. The seniors lost out to Lucan Educate Together and to Gaelscoil Cluain Dolcáin in a thriller by just one point.
On the first Wednesday after Easter 50 children ranging from 3rd to 6th class represented the school in cross country running in Griffeen Valley Park against other local schools, organised by South Dublin County Council.
This week we took delivery of 18 eggs, thanks to Ben Malone in 6th class. These will be placed in an incubator upstairs, and the children will get a chance to watch as some chicks hatch in the coming weeks….we hope. And from next week you will also get a chance to view the progress via a webcam, so the hatching of the eggs can be viewed live on our website www.scoilmhuire.ie
We hear from some old Dodsboro residents that chicks hatching in Dodsboro is nothing new – back in the 60’s there was a commercial hatchery located somewhere opposite where Spar is now.
We were awarded our 4th Green Flag last week. This is due to all the work done by the Green Schools committee, lead by Ms Ryan. The theme was transport, and it’s great to see so many children making the effort to walk, cycle or scoot to school.
Our 5th and 6th classes had a very entertaining and informative talk from John Wills of Barnardo’s. John comes to the school every couple of years to talk to the senior classes on the dangers of the internet and cyber bullying.