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!