2 February 2019

Winter is Here

St Gall’s class
This month has been a very busy month for our class.
We are busy preparing for our sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time.
For Catholic schools week, all the boys from our class and St Goban’s did a project on one of our grandparents. We had Grandparents' mass at St. Mary's of the Rosary church on Wednesday, 30th of January. It was wonderful to celebrate the day with many grandparents of boys from the entire school. 
In maths, we looked at fractions and money.
In geography, we learned all about homes and houses. We looked at different types of homes in other countries and homes of Irish animals like the fox and the badger.
We started judo with James Mulroy on Fridays. This is something that the boys are really enjoying.
In art, we made penguin wall paper.

St Goban’s class

We were very busy in St Goban’s the last month.
We learned about conservation of water and the water cycle in geography science and the seaside in history.
We started the BFG this month and are really enjoying it Judo takes place every Friday in the GP room.
We are currently busy practicing out hymns and prayers for the grandparents mass and the sacrament of reconciliation.

St Fintan’s class
St Fintan’s have been very busy this month. We have finished our swimming lessons for this term ad we are excited to start rugby. We have also started soccer with John Paul.
We had a lot of fun learning all about the rainforest, especially the Amazon in Brazil.
We have started writing our narrative and look forward of writing entertaining stories. We are working hard on our active flag and are trying our best to complete our tour of Europe. 

St Flannan’s class

St Flannan’s have been very busy since we came back break.
We are continuing to learn and develop our rugby and soccer skills thanks to our fantastic coaches
In art, we made day sculptures and painted them when they dried out.
In science, we put water and oil in a container and observed what happened. It turns out that they do not mix they do not mix and we came up with some ideas on how to separate oil from water.
We have begun to write and plan our narrative writing and also learned a funny poem about teachers.

St Thomas’s class
St. Thomas has been busy since we came back from our Christmas holidays. Some of the boys started tag rugby and they are really enjoining it. We learned all about Nenagh.
We learned about historical features and geographical features that surround our town. The boys wrote thank you cards for the people who looked after us on our outings last term. The boys delivered these and everyone really appreciated it. We started filling in our Get up and Go diary’s .They have a daily motivational quote which we discuss and try to live by.

St Enda’s class
 St Enda’s have been very busy since we came back studying the weather.
We have looked at various climate types around the world in addition to identifying cloud types and presenting the weather forecast.
We also studied Artic Regions focussing in particularly on the Inuit people of the Artic region.
In maths we learned how to read time from both analogue and digital clocks.
We are continuing to learn the Tin Whistle and have learned “Christ be beside Me”, “Peg Ryan’s Polka” and “Cill Mhuire” .

St Declan’s class

We started judo three weeks ago and we go every Friday for five weeks. We finished swimming two weeks ago and it was so much fun.
We made parachutes out of kitchen paper, cotton fabric and jay cloth to test air resistance. 
We did stencilling last week and we are making Lego stencils tomorrow. 
Two weeks ago we made pasta and everyone had some and it was delicious.

Last week we went to the library and everyone got a book or two. 

St Diarmaids class
In school, we had a very busy month.
We made clay pots.
We have started swimming.
We learned how to add fractions and we also learned the song “Heal the World.”
Cody’s Family welcomed new sister into the world on 5th of January her name is Belle.
Michael, Zakk and Max have been picked for North Tipp trials.
Zakk won a basketball tournament with Nenagh warriors.

St Conall’s class
It has been a busy start to the year for St Conall’s sixth class.
In January, we studied the foundation of the first Dáil and it’s the 100 year commemoration this year.
We studied and assessed the work of Giuseppi Acrimboldo and drew some fruit face portraits.
We also started our 5 week Judo programme with James Mulroy. This has proved to be very enjoyable. We look forward to what next month brings.

St Canice’s class
We had a busy start to 2019 in St Canice’s 6th class.
Catholic Schools Week is in January and we have been reflecting on the themes each day, we have also been learning hymns in preparation for our Grandparents’ Mass.
Our school is going for its 5th green flag – biodiversity.
In Geography and Science we have been learning all about Seal Rescue Ireland, which is based in Wexford and is run by volunteers. We learned about all the different things that can affect seals in the waters – pollution of plastics being a major problem. We identified the two most common seals to Ireland and how to tell them apart.
In History we read about the Titanic and learned about the lives of different people who sailed on it and how they ended up on it.
We discussed how a tree contributes to biodiversity and we started building a tree in Art with chicken wire. We will cover it in paper mache next.
In English we read up about biodiversity, why it’s important and what dangers there are to it. We have also started the writing genre ‘Narrative’ and are looking forward to writing our stories.
In Irish we have learned the poem ‘Sneachta’ le Micheál Ó’Donncha, which seems to have brought on the snow!
We learned about the artist Alberto Giocometti and saw some examples of his sculptures of people.
We discussed action poses in line with our Active Schools Flag and we all created poses, firstly with pipe cleaners then we covered them with clay and spray painted them. We then used pic collage to set the scenes for our sculptures.
We have been doing laps of the junior yard each morning as part of our Active Schools initiative.
Our class mate Christy and his family are moving away, so we made and signed a card for Christy and had a party for him. We wish his family the very best of luck!!

Catholic Schools' Week

This week we had Catholic Schools' week at Nenagh CBS Primary.
We had daily thoughts and prayers broadcast on the school intercom system by the 6th class boys at 12pm.
In preparation for Catholic schools week, all the boys from our 2nd classes, St Gall's and St Goban’s, did a project on one of their grandparents. 
We had Grandparents' mass at St. Mary's of the Rosary church on Wednesday, 30th of January. 

Grandparents were invited to share and participate in this mass and the school had an amazing response. 
It was wonderful to celebrate the day with many grandparents of boys from the entire school. 

Many thanks to all who came and shared in this day.
Special thanks to those grandparents who contributed with readings, prayers of the faithful, psalms and presenting gifts.
Also the school would like to thank Fr Des Hillery who celebrated the mass and assisted the staff in a big way in the lead up to Catholic Schools' Week.

20 December 2018

Yuletide News

Winter assembly

We had our Christmas assembly today.

We heard the winning recounts from each class. The winning recount pieces were all excellent and had a range of topics.

Mr Greene, also, announced Green School's project winner. It was an amazing project which covered irish mammals, birds, trees and more.

We also applauded our Acts of Kindness boys. They have shown consideration to their classmates, teachers and visitors. Well done.

Well done to our postmen who have done a super job this first term.

We finally had a very special vistor....from the North Pole!!!! Santa came to the Nenagh CBS primary GP room. We spoke to the boys and some of the teachers. 
We sang some songs and by the time the boys returned to their classrooms, they discovered that Santa had left a selection box for every boy in the school.

Thank you Santa.

Lego Project 2018
This year the Nenagh CBS is celebrating 50 years on its current location.

To make the occasion, the school is running a number of events. One of these events is a special theme to our annual Lego project. The classes from 2nd all the way up to 6th had to designed the school of the future, 50 years from now.

The boys had been working very hard over the past number of months and the deadline was yesterday, 19/12/2018.

All of the projects were brought to our GP room and displayed.
We had a guest judge, John Joe Lewis, who is an architect in the Nenagh area. John Joe was impressed by all the designs and by the boys who presented the projects.

John Joe took some time to deliberate and his decision as to who are our winners are as follows;

  • St Flannan's

  • St Thomas's

  • St Canice's

Well done to all the boys as the standard was very high this year.

Here are some pictures of our projects.

Thank you to John for taking time out of your busy schedule and well done to all of our boys.

Monthly Update
by Julian, Jack and Denis

St Gall's class
This has been a really busy month for our class.
For the past number of weeks, we have been practicing with St Goban's for our Christmas concert in the Secondary hall. We sang I Wanna Hippopotamus and A Million Dreams. Ms Ryan helped us with it alot, so thank you Ms Ryan.
In art, we designed our own Christmas tree pattern with lines. These turned out nice.
We finished power hour. We also finished recount writing. Alex was our winner.
We also ended our soccer training with John Paul. This was excellent and we really enjoyed it.
In RE, we have been learning all about the Nativity story. We even went to see the crib at St Mary's of the Rosary church. Fr Des was there to show us around. We also wrote letters to Jesus at Christmas time.
In Geography we looked at Christmas traditions across the world, particularly in Poland.

St Goban's class
We participated in soccer every Wednesday write an FAI coach named John Paul.

We were busy practicing for our Christmas concert which we really enjoyed. We song a Million Dreams, I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas and performed the poem be good to your Turkey this Christmas.’ In geography + History we learned a lot about China and Christmas traditions around the world. IN science ‘we learned about flight and made paper helicopters. We were also cleaning up after our elf on the ‘shelf!

St Flannan's class

We had a very busy Month preparing for our Christmas play. We enjoyed the Christmas concert and everyone performed fantastically on the night. We made Angels out of our handprints using paint and we also made Christmas cards and drew the wise men travelling to see Jesus. We were busily creating our Lego Project of how we perceive what schools will be like in 50 years’ time. We finished up our Judo lessons and got certificates while we have now started Rugby training.

St Enda's class
We learned Away in a Manger, Jingle Bells and Silent night on the tin whistle.
We started doing their Lego project and it was lots of fun.
We ran for ten minutes each day for or active schools flag.
We did art and made Christmas trees with pastels.
We did pattern the fractions in maths.
We were studying about the Advent Wreath.
We started doing their recounts and we had lots of fun doing it.

We started writing about the Nativity and we found it very interesting.

St Thomas's class

The boys in St. Thomas’s were very busy practising for their Christmas concerts. They put in hours of work and it really showed on the night.
The boys took part in the Lego competition. Even though we are a small class, the boys produced a very high standard project. Mikey and Gerry presented the project to John Joe Lewis. He was very impressed.
Mikey and Gerry decorated the Bank of Ireland with artwork from many classes throughout the school. They were commended for their good behaviour.
All the boys went carol singing on Monday morning. Even though it was cold and wet, the boys continued to spread the Christmas cheer.

The boys in St. Thomas’s class would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas. 

St Declan's class

We started swimming in December - we are really enjoying it.
 We started reading our novel Buddy, TJ and the penalty.
We made Bruschetta’s on 7th December. We used ham, mushrooms, pepperoni and peppers as toppings - they were really tasty.
We visited the library on 2 occasions - we are trying to be better readers.
On 12th December we visited the Church of Ireland to see the Christmas Tree Festival. There were some beautiful trees there - so creative.
We had our Christmas concert on Thursday 13th of December. We performed Dustin the Turkey’s Christmas Tree and I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas. We were very nervous but enjoyed it.
We were singing Christmas Carols on Monday at the Bank of Ireland and Eason’s. This was great fun.

We are visiting the Crib in the Church on Thursday - and also making gingerbread cookies.            

St Diarmuid's class

We rehearsed for our Christmas concert. We sang two songs, Lost Boy and Catch A Falling Star.
We made an act of kindness advent calendar and we learned about how Christmas is celebrated in different countries.
We decorated Christmas jumpers and hung them on our line.
We emailed News2Day on their question of the week and we were delighted when Zainab Boladale sent us a reply.
We really enjoyed reading the novel Private Peaceful and it prompted us to research World War 1 and the trenches.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

St Conall's class
This month was a very busy time for all in St.Connals as part of our Christmas performance we sang `Feliz Navidad’ along with reciting a poem called the days before Christmas in Nenagh C.B.S!
We produced a fantastic display of ‘Winter Windows ‘using chalk and pastels.
 We also completed a novel called ‘Kensukes Kingdom ‘by Michael Morporgo.
This was made all the more exciting by making use of the audible app.

We’re now looking forward to our Christmas break and we wish everyone a merry Christmas.

St Canice's class

December has been another busy month in St Canice’s 6th Class.
The whole school was buzzing in preparation for our whole school concert. We worked hard preparing our sketch and rap and were nervous and excited before our performance on the night. We really enjoyed performing.
We placed an Advent Wreath in our Sacred Space and learned a little about the Jesse Tree.
We did a lot of art this month; we made Christmas Reindeer Adventures, we used pastels to create Christmas Baubles, we drew 2- dimension shapes Christmas Tree Illusions, we created our own bespoke Christmas Cards in the computer room.
We also worked hard on our Lego Project. We all worked on different aspects of the project and brought different ideas together.
We went down town carol singing with the school.
Both 6th classes visited the CBS Secondary School to get a taste of what secondary school life would be like. We met a lot of our own past pupils there and totally enjoyed our trip.
We are now looking forward to the Christmas holidays.