It is now four months since we started in our new classes. We have been very busy and have already made a load of memories! Preparations have begun for Secondary School and we are studying really hard as this will be a big step to a new part of our lives. One of our classmates, Elze O’ Connell, has moved to Dublin and we miss her! The Junior Infants have all settled in well and they are enjoying school life. Some 6th Class pupils organise games for them at break-time. There is a student teacher, Ms. Mooney, working in their classroom. She is a past pupil of Drumconrath N.S. and it is lovely to welcome her back here in a different role. It’s hard to believe that some day these infants will be editors! Our Christmas Carol Service was held in St. Pater & Pauls Church, Drumconrath, last Friday.
It was absolutely brilliant! Hope you all enjoyed it! We would like to thank all our teachers for organising it. Some of us played music, sang carols, danced and recited poetry. We are such a talented group of pupils! The rehearsals were great fun, though we practised really hard to make this Carol Service a great success. On Monday, we visited Kilmainhamwood Nursing Home and performed for the patients. The Nativity Play, involving Junior and Senior Infants, was beautiful and each pupil performed so well! Well Done! Ms. Keenan on a fabulous Nativity Play.! Last week, the entire school went to the Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney, to see the pantomime, ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Deirdre Byrne and Nikita Daly were among the cast. It was so entertaining! We met one of the actors, past pupil, Daniel Myles, after the production.
All the classrooms have lovely Christmas trees, decorations and cribs on display. This is making us all feel so excited and festive! Doesn’t it feel great? We made our own Christmas Advent Wreath this year and Fr. Connaughton allowed us to pick holly, palm and shrubs from his garden to make it. The Silver Circle Draw was a great success and we raised almost €4000 in this fundraiser. The money will be used to fund various activities during the school year. Thank you all for selling lines and thanks to all who bought lines. We had loads of extra prizes for the final draw and it was great fun watching so many of our pupils winning. Parent/Teacher meetings were held in the school in November. Hope you all got good reports. Our Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony was held on December 2nd – the first day of Advent. It was a beautiful ceremony. We are all involved in it and most of our sponsors attended.
We are now one step closer to making our Confirmation. Confirmation Day is on the 18th May 2018. Peace Proms will be taking place in the New Year. Pupils in 4th & 5th Class have been learning some lovely, new songs and actions this year. Rosita taught each class how to dance. Her lessons were great and it was such fun dancing to Country and Western Music! Swimming lessons will begin in the New Year. We are an active school!
Food Dudes was held in the school during this past term and it gave us all a chance to try eating various fruit and vegetables and this encouraged us to eat healthy lunches. We are presented with certificates for participating. The Christmas Badminton Tournament was held and was a great success. The finals were held last week. During Science week, a scientist did workshops in each class and it was very interesting. Deirdre Mallon is teaching us gardening. We wish to thank her for this. We have begun studying for the annual Ardee Credit Union Quiz. Hopefully we can be as successful as last year, maybe even better! Christmas is the season to be jolly, we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas time and a Happy New Year! Slan go Fóill. Rang VI.
Merry Christmas from Drumconrath N.S. Nollaig Shona, daoibh go léir!