16 March 2016

Proclamation Day

Thanks to all that contributed to Proclamation Day at Nenagh CBS Primary.
It was a wonderful day.
The celebration was marked with respect for a very important moment in our country's history.

Nenagh CBS Primary would also like to thank those who celebrated the Proclamation Day with us as your presence really made the day a special experience.

 Ms McCabe welcomes Ms Anne Boland and Mr Gerry Ryan to the Proclamation Day celebrations.

 Mr Ryan and Ms Boland take their seat among the other dignatories.

Some of our boys await the Proclamtion Day celebration to kick off

 Ms McCabe addresses the crowd.

 Fr. Ger gives a blessing to the day's celebration.

 Mr Ryan raises the flag. 

 Noel Stanley, Nenagh CBS Parents' council, reads the 1916 Proclamation.

 Boys applaud.

 Aaron Galvin, plays "A Nation Once Again"

 Boys from 4th, 5th and 6th class play "Óro sé do Bheatha Bhaile".

 Boys from 6th class read from the School's 2016 Proclamation.

Raffle winners display their prizes.

Mr Ryan and Ms Finn congratulate Willie on his raffle win.

Here is a small sample of the projects and displays carried out by the boys in the build up to Proclamation Day;

Ms Liston's class.

The boys in Ms Liston's class produced this display using the names of the seven signatories.

Ms Barry's class.

The boys in Ms Barry's class researched what life was like around 1916.

Ms Glennon's class.

Ms Glennon's class studied a wide range of themes, looking closely at the history of the tricolour flag.

Mr Hannigan's class.

The boys in Mr Hannigan's class researched the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation and the buildings associated with the Easter Rising.

Mr Shine's class.

Mr Shine's class researched the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation.

11 March 2016

Proclamation Day; 15th March 2016

Our Proclamation

In the name of the past generations whose sacrifice and actions lead the Irish people to her flag and celebrated her unique identity and culture and traditions that were inherent in the nation, we the pupils of scoil na mBraithre, an tAonach once again call on all Irishmen and women to create a nation that we can all be proud of. To Irish men, women and children both living here and abroad we are proud to re-write the 1916 Proclamation and outline our hopes and dreams for the next 100 years. We are calling on the current generation of people to support her flag and ensure our country continues to prosper throughout the next 100 years.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank and remember those who have contributed to our great country. Past generations have fought hard for our freedom. We are well aware of the pain and grief endured by many, and will be forever grateful to those who ensured our freedom.

We call on our nation and one another to create a place to live where those who are ill will be cared for with compassion and dignity that all those in our society will have access to medical facilities whatever their age, occupation or whichever part of this nation they reside. It is equally important that each person feels safe and secure in their own homes especially the elderly.

We declare that all citizens of this great nation are equal no matter their gender, race creed or religion. We cast off the prejudices of the past and create a nation of true equality.

Ireland should also continue to be a beacon of peace throughout the world keeping our neutrality intact and fostering peace throughout our island and abroad. Previous conflicts with our neighbours should be put aside and the friendship that now exists between Ireland and other nations should be continued. When it comes to uniting the entire island of Ireland that should only be done if a majority of all its citizens vote for that unification.

We demand that the opportunity of education is offered to all citizens of this nation and that it should remain free and encouraged in society. All levels of education should be of the highest quality and should be free for its citizens.

We implore that a voice should be given to those under 18 and that the right to vote and have your voice heard should be reduced to 14.

Ireland’s picturesque landscape should also be cared for and maintained. Our environment is paramount and so more should be done to care for it. Recycling should be mandatory as well as a crackdown on polluters from littering to industry polluting on a large scale should be stopped.  Public transport to help ease pollution needs to be provided in all of Ireland not just in cities but all over the island of Ireland. Alternative fuels to power the country should also be used instead of using fossil fuels.

We declare that Ireland should provide help to its citizens in their time of need to give them a helping hand when they are at their weakest. Those without homes or jobs or those with health or mental health issues should be helped by our society. But those who choose to abuse this system should be strongly encouraged to stop and provide for themselves.

We also declare that we will hold on to our traditions past and present including our language. Ireland has always had a rich tradition of poetry, song and dance that is world renowned. These traditions need to be nurtured and protected. These traditions help to give us our identity and are a valued part of our culture.

As our nation grows and prospers we should help other nations as they aspire to find their feet in nationhood.  Through direct aid and personnel we should endeavour to help those in the entire world who are struggling and are not as privileged as our nation.

We the students of Scoil na mBraithre an tAonach set these out as our ambitions for our fledgling nation that we may strive to achieve all these goals for our children and the future generations of this great country. It is our belief that the above can be achieved. if communities can work in harmony and not rely totally on the power of government. We as a group pledge to contribute to our country in a positive manner and lead our country to a better place.
As we sign this proclamation we remember those who have done so before us and pray that we can be as brave and strong as them. They have taught us to fight for what is right and will continue to do so.

Signed on behalf of the staff and pupils of Scoil na mBraithre Aonach.

6 March 2016

Spring News

by Alex, Bartek and Sam

Ms.Glennon’s class learned about the tooth. We carried out experiments to see how much sugar is in the drinks that we drink.
We learned about writing procedures and recipes. Dylan won a prize for the best recipe for the best weekend ever.
We are learning all about Spring.
We made our First Confessions.
We are learning about Vincent Van Gogh and we painted sunflowers.
The pupils are enjoying tasting different fruit and vegetables with Food Dudes.
We are learning “The Siege of Ennis” for Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Ms.Listons class has a Spring word wall for Spring.
In Maths, we learned about weight. 
For science we learned about teeth. We also did an investigation on how much sugar is in food we eat.
We did the 1916 proclamation signatures, and are learning about the seven people who signed the proclamation in 1916.
We are learning the interesting life cycle of the frog, animals and their young. 
We spoke about children giving up or taking something up for lent. We covered the weather. 
We also did food dudes healthy eating.

The class have learned about fractions and made pizzas using their favourite ingredients to show the fractions we have learned. We are now learning about time and we made lots of clocks.
The boys are reading a book called “The Iron Man” by Ted Hughes. We have made pictures of the main character using black card and chalk.
We are also learning about the 1916 Easter Rising. We wrote about the rebellion and each of the leaders. We also made a model of the G.P.O out of cereal boxes and paper.

Ms.Slattery’s 2nd class completed their procedural writing in English, and there were some very interesting ones written. Our lucky winners were Julian and Jacek. We also learned the poem “The wearing of the green”.
We are doing power hour in their room. Our reading is improving as we are reading many enjoyable books.
In Irish, we learned two new songs 2 Oro se do bheatha bhaile and Amhrain na bhian. We covered the topic sa bhaile and me Fein.
In maths, we covered length, capacity and area. We enjoyed creating their own character in area using squares and giving their character a name.
In History, we learned about the seven signatories who signed the 1916 proclamation. Thomas McDonagh was one of the seven signatories who was born in Tipperary. In groups we compiled projects on the seven signatories, the Irish flag and education in the past. Eoin’s Grandad was very helpful, he visited their classroom and told them all about his school days. This information was very helpful when we were doing their project on Education in the past.
We also drew pictures to highlight the 1916 rising which took place in Ireland 100 years ago.    

Mr Hayes’s 4th class covered the 1916 rising, we looked at the papers and made some projects.
In procedural writing we covered recipes and games.
We learned to sing stand by me.
For poetry we learned “I see his blood upon the rose”.
In maths we learned time, length and distance.
We also did scratch projects in ICT.
In art we made lovely pictures of roads.
We also did book reviews.

The class recently finished their procedural writing.
The boys had lots of fun designing their own coasters from old CDs.
We learned all about length, width, perimeter and percentages.
In Irish Dancing, the boys are learning “The Siege of Ennis”.
The class are reading “The Iron Man” by Ted Hughes and “Stanley” by Peter Gunning.
The boys learned all about Roger Casement For history.

Mr. Hannigans class made a class recipe book for their procedural writing.
The boys continued working on their projects.
We looked at the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.
In sport, the boys played rugby with Pat Fitzgerald and completed their swimming lessons.

Mr. Shine
Mr. Shine’s 5th/6th class did Irish dancing with St. Mary’s convent primary school. 
We also did Joan Miro art.
Our class finished our novel; The White Horse of Zennor. 
We learned about the great famine of Ireland.
In maths, we learned about area and length. 
We had a friendly debate against Killaloe N.B.S.For February 
For Grandparents week we went to the Church and had a Grandparents mass.

The boys continued with our procedural writing. We learned the procedure for making lots of different breakfasts. Last Thursday, the class went to Lidl to buy ingredients for breakfasts and enjoyed eating it on Friday morning.
The students made lovely art for Valentine’s Day. We also painted poppies using our fingers.
In history, we are learning about the 1916 Easter Rising.