We are so excited to announce that our school now has a 3D printer!!! This is thanks to generous sponsorship from Decotek. Ms. McCormack, Mr. Kenny and Ms. Browne undertook 3D printing training in Dublin last June. The project we are delighted to be associated with is Taiscéalaí - 3D Printing for Primary Schools co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the Department of Education. The project aims to link 3D printing to the Irish Primary Curriculum. Students in our school will work on project-based learning challenges using our new 3D printer.
Important notice re communicating with class teachers
From now on we are going to be using our ALADDIN system as our main communication platform in relation to messages to and from teachers, including absences, school reports, Parent Teacher meeting times and school activities.
Class Dojo will not be used for communication any more.
It will be used in the classroom by some teachers for other purposes such as positive affirmation. Photos of class activities will be posted regularly on the school website. We will use the school WhatsApp number to send class messages and other direct messages from the school office. This is an effort to streamline communications which we hope will prove successful, with your support. If you need to link up with or update your ALADDIN and need help, please contact Michele at the office.
Big smiles on the first day of the new school year. We are delighted to welcome our new Junior Infants and welcome back all our other students. We look forward to a great year ahead.
Our Cumann na mBunscol Champions received their medals today.
Today 3rd and 4th classes had a training session with 6th class children as trainers. Great fun was had by all and we will do it again tomorrow.
Sports Day 2023
Students from 1st to 6th Class before they departed for their school tours!
1st and 2nd Class went to dun na sí in moate followed by a visit to athlone castle. the senior classes had a blast at lilliput adventure centre :)
Junior and Senior Infants ready for off to Mellowes Adventure Centre in Clonmellon 16/6/23
Westmeath Examiner & Westmeath Topic (15/6/23 )
Congratulations to two 5th Class Students MaryKate Gilbert and Jamie O'Reilly on getting their personal recounts of our Activity Day to R'bridge published in this weeks newspaper!
This was an in-class competition which required all students to write up a recount of our day trip to St. Joseph's Rochfortbridge Secondary school. The school recently had an open day for all local 5th class students. We had a blast as you can see! :)
Photos from Grandparents Day 2023
A Colourguard/Flag Section performance from the Mullingar Town Band had us all captivated today. Mullingar Town Band are now enrolling beginners. Check out their website if you are interested in finding out more.
Congratulations to our girls who won their Cumann na mBunscol final against Clonmellon on Wednesday, 24th May in Cusack Park.
Past Pupil and Milltownpass and Westmeath Footballer Sam Duncan dropped by to wish the girls best of luck for their upcoming final!
Sam spoke to the girls about his memories of winning a Cumann na mBunscol when he was in 5th CLass and told the girls to go and enjoy the occasion as it'll be one to cherish forever more.
We would like to wish Sam himself all the best of luck as he lines out this coming Saturday at midfield in the senior's clash with Armagh in Armagh.
Thanks for taking the time to call by Sam. :)
Buddy Reading is Back!
Our 6th Class boys and girls have been paired up with Junior and Senior Infant children and they have become 'Buddy' Readers. The children read their books, practise blending and tricky words and have a little chat. They also become great buddies who look out for each other around the school and at playtime.
Some of our 6th class boys were out with the paint and paint brushes today. They decided to spruce up our outdoor classroom by giving the toadstools a fresh lick of paint for the summer. Hopefully we will get nice weather, so all children can enjoy some outdoor learning!
Rotary Young Writer Competition 2023
Our school had unprecedented success in this years local and national Rotary Young Writer Competition. The theme of this years competition was "Peace" and pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th Class came up with stories and poems based on this theme.
Neasa Kennedy (5th Class)- 1st in the District Junior Competition and 1st overall in Ireland!
Muireann Caffrey (5th Class) - 2nd in the District Intermediate Competition
Aisling Dacaymat (6th Class) - Highly Commended in the District Intermediate Competition.
Certificate Recipients: Saoirse Gavin and Rihanna Maloney (6th Class), Shauna Keating and Mary Kate Gilbert (5th Class) and Clodagh Keane (4th Class).
The prize winners received their certifcates and prize money at an awards ceremony in the local library recently.
Huge congratulations to one and all :) *See below for pics*
Congratulations to all of our handwriting competition winners. We had a best hand-writer and a best improver in each class.
Keep up the good work.
Our outdoor Easter Egg Hunt became an indoor game of musical statues due to our typical Irish weather today.
Well done to St. Colmcille's Ballad group who came first in the Scór na bPáistí Final last night, March 30th. They were outstanding. We are very proud of you all.
Our non-uniform day raised €770 for the Irish Cancer Society. Thank you all for your very generous donations.
Scór na bPáistí Success
Well done to all the children who participated in Scór na bPáistí in our school yesterday. The semi-final will be held on Thursday, March 23rd in Rochfordbridge Parish Hall.
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