That’s A Wrap!

Well done to the 5th and 6th Class girls who participated in the recording of the Christmas music video of a Winter’s Tale in aid of Rosabel’s Rooms which took place on Sunday in the Augustinian Church. We can’t wait to see the video!

 

Science Success for Scoil Íde!

Well done to 4th Class on winning first prize for best physics and chemistry project for primary schools in the Science Exhibition in NUIG on Sunday 26th Nov. Their project involved investigating the levels of radon in Scoil Íde. Congratulations to all – a great achievement.

Senior Infants Enjoy the Beach & Sports Day!

A morning at the beach! On Thursday, the 22nd of June, Senior Infants took off to the beach with their buckets & spades. They made sand castles and moats, dug deep holes and filled them with water, found jellyfish & investigated rock pools! They had a great day!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Day 2017! What a glorious day we had for this year’s sports day! The weather was beautiful & we had so much fun! From exciting obstacle courses,  orienteering and sack races to jigsaw and water relays! And that was only the half of it! We can’t wait until next year already!

Scoil Íde Performs with the Three Tenors

On Saturday, the 13th of February the Scoil Íde Choir made up of girls from 4th, 5th and 6th class sang on stage with The Three Tenors in The Town Hall Theatre. The girls sang beautifully on the night, conducted by our principal Ms. Hynes. Weeks of rehearsing had paid off. We are all very proud of them. Below are videos of the rehearsals for two of the songs performed on Saturday night.

 

Presentation of the Irish Flag to Scoil Íde

Presentation of the Irish Flag

On Tuesday, January 12th, three members of the Defence Forces came to present us with an Irish flag and a copy of the 1916 ‘Proclamation of the Irish Republic’. We were delighted to welcome Private Chloe Foy, Sergeant John Ainsworth and Sergeant Paul Duffy to Scoil Íde. One student in particular was very excited to see them. Sergeant Paul Duffy is Laura Duffy’s uncle. Laura is in first class.

Every school in Ireland will be presented with the Irish Flag and a copy of the Proclamation because 2016 marks 100 years since the Easter Rising.

Firstly, it was explained to us how to look after the flag. There are lots of rules about it. For example, you are not allowed to let the flag touch the ground. You are not to draw or write on the Irish Flag.

Next, they told us about the Proclamation. There were seven people who signed it in 1916. One of our sixth class pupils helped the Sergeant to read it out to us. After that, the flag and Proclamation were presented to our school.

Lastly, they told us that on March 15th, 2016, at midday, all the schools in Ireland will raise their flags to mark the 1916 Rising. They were very patient with us when we asked them lots of questions about the flag and 1916.

We are all really excited about raising the flag and learning more about 1916 in the coming weeks. We completed the ceremony by playing Irish tunes on our tin whistles and instruments and singing Amhrán na bhFiann.

Take a look at our amzing musicians here:

Goodbye to Class of 2015!

What a busy and fun-filled term it has been in sixth class! Our final few weeks in Scoil Íde have been very successful and enjoyable with many memorable events and achievements. One recent highlight was our class trip to to RTÉ studios to support our classmate Diana as she competed in the All Ireland Final of the Easons Spelling Bee Competition. It was a huge honour for us to be there to support her. We are so proud of her efforts, hard work and dedication. She really is a champion in our eyes! Last week was a particularly busy week for us. On Monday we had our graduation mass which officially marked the end of our Scoil Íde journey. It was a beautiful ceremony shared with close family and friends. Many of our past teachers were there to share treasured memories with us. We sang special songs such as The Parting Glass and a class favourite ‘Way Back When’ by Kodaline. Thanks to everyone for your love and support!  Scoil Íde has recently been awarded its first ever ‘Active School Flag’. We as a class played an integral role in the active flag process. We helped our teacher co-ordinate Active School Week so we were delighted to see our hard work pay off! We show-cased our sporting talents too at our annual sports day. We especially enjoyed playing soccer and rounders as well as the long jump and piggy back races! As is Sixth class tradition in Scoil Íde we finished off the school year with the sixth class hat show. It was a fitting way to come together to show off our creativity one last time! We had lots of fun working together to make our hats! We designed a music themed hat, an emoji hat, an ice-cream hat, a Native American hat, a mad hatters hat and flower hats.  As part of our Confirmation journey, we raised €412 for Cancer Care West through our sixth class bake-sale. We all baked home-made goodies and treats and transformed the school hall into a real-life bakery! It was a very successful day and we were very pleased to donate to this local charity. On May 2nd, we were confirmed in Salthill Church. A lot of hard work and preparation paid off on that day with a beautiful and memorable ceremony. As a treat on the following school day, we were delighted to have the opportunity to wear our Confirmation outfits to school. We were treated to lunch in Supermacs and we even wore our dresses to the playground!  Our sixth class mural, which can be seen to the right of the front door (beside the bike stand) was co-ordinated by Gordon D’Arcy some weeks ago. The theme is ‘song birds’. We are very proud of our masterpiece. Each of our handprints can be seen on the wall too! It was a very rewarding experience and we hope you like it.  On June 12th we went on our school tour to Tayto Park and Dáil Éireann. We had an absolute ball! Local Senator Hildagarde Naughton welcomed us as visitors to Leinster House. We saw both the Dail and Seanad Eireann before taking a historical tour of the building. Tayto Park was the highlight of the day for some! A thrilling roller coaster ride had adrenaline pumping! Some of the teachers even braved it! We didn’t get back until 9pm and although tired, we had a fantastic day! Lucja Bak, our talented classmate was recently crowned with the title of All Ireland Lions Club Peace Poster Winner. She received her plaque and prize from the president of Galway Lions Club. Well done Lucja!