Sunday, December 21, 2008

An Chead Nollaig

Chuir na Mean Ranganna drama ar siul "An chead Nollag" an Deardaoin roimh na Nollag.

Bhain gach duine taithneamh as an drama faoin gCead Nollag.

The Dioroma

The whole of Nov. was spent planning and making a Diorama.We had gathered fabric,bottles,paper,card and other recyclables.Miss Kirk and Mrs. Nolan discussed how to make an underwater Diorama and we came up ideas of which fish to include.We made crabs,swordfish,clownfish,coralsnake,glowfish,and rainbow fish.Sean Forde, Mrs. Fordes husband built the outside of the Diorama.The we painted it.
We made our fish out of all the recyclables.
It looks BRILLANT!!!
All of Our Mammies and Daddies admired it at our Christmas Concert.
Thanks to all involved.

Thomas Joyce 4th Class

Orange Pomander

This year 2nd,3rd and 4th Class made an Orange Pomander for our home.We put masking tape on the orange and put cloves in the gaps.Then we took some red amd gold ribbon and wrapped it around the masking tape.It looked really lovely .We displayed all the pomanders in the lobby.

Elaine Walsh 3rd Class

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Jokes!!!

What did one Christmas cracker say to the other Christmas cracker?
My POP is bigger than yours!

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Donut who?
Donut open 'til Christmas!

What do you call an elf who steals gift wrap from the rich and gives it to the poor?
Ribbon Hood!

What comes at the end of Christmas Day?
The letter "Y"!

What do angry mice send to each other in December?
Cross mouse cards!

What's the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?
The Christmas alphabet has "no EL"!

What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?
It's Christmas, Eve!

What happens if you eat too many Christmas decorations?
You get "Tinsel"-itis!

"Do you ever buy any Christmas Seals?"
"No, I wouldn't know how to feed them."

What is the best key to get at Christmas?
A turkey!

What's the best thing to give your parents for Christmas?
A list of everything you want!

Why is it so cold at Christmas?
Because it's in Decembrrrr!

Holy Communion Preparation

Our enrolment Mass was on Sunday 30th November. Paul,Rebecca,Jamie,Colin and myself Caolaionn were very excited . Our Mammies and Daddies, read the readings,and helped us with the prayers of the faithful. Veronica and Marie made a beautiful sacred space on the altar. Paul Rebecca and I said a prayer. Jamie and Colin brought a gift to the altar.The schol choir Sang for us.We had a great day.

By Caoilaoinn 2nd Class

Calendar 2009

Dates to Note

Dec. 22nd @7pm Christmas Service

Jan. 7th: Re-opening
Jan. 16th:Closing @ 12.30 for Teachers Meeting
Jan 18th :Prep.Mass for First Communion
(Choir Attend)
Feb. 13th:Closed
Feb. 15th :Prep.Mass for First Communion
(Choir Attend)
Feb. 16th & 17th: Mid-term
Feb. 18th: Re-opening
March 1st: Prep.Mass for First Communion
(Choir Attend)
April 3rd : Closing for Easter
April 5th Prep.Mass for
First Communion
(Choir Attend)
May 4th : Bank Holiday
May 9th : First Holy Communion
May 20th: Induction Meeting for Junior Infants 2009
May 29th : Confirmation School opened
June 1st :Bank Holiday
June 8th -11th :Trip to Wales for 4th and 5th Classes
June 14th: Mass for
First Communion
(Choir Attend)
June 26th :Closing for the Summer Holidays

Cookies for Christmas

On the 18th Dec. 2008 we made some Christmas Sweets at school in Mrs. Nolan's Class.We made Truffles,Chocolate Cherries,Peppermint Creams,Chocolates and Shortbread.Bernie helped us to make the shortbread.For the Truffles we had a choice of chocolate or Coconut sprinkles to put on.

The most difficult item to make were the Truffles but they were worth the effort!

We all enjoyed ourselves and we hope to make more at home during the Christmas.

Ciara Houlihan 4th Class


The school will reopen on Jan. 7th 2009 at 9.10am

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oíche Shamhna

Oiche Shamhna Shona Dhaoibh go léir!
Enjoy this display prepared by 2nd-4th Classes and supervised by Mrs. Nolan

Thursday, May 1, 2008

School Calendar 2008-2009

Peterswell N.S.

Provisional Calendar 2008 – 2009.

Sept. 1st Re-opening.

Oct. 24th Closing for Halloween Break

Nov. 3rd Re-opening

Dec. 23rd Closing for Christmas Holidays


Jan. 7th Re-opening

Feb. 16th & 17th Closing for Mid-term Break

Apr 3rd Closing for Easter Holidays


Apr. 20th Re-opening

May 4th Closed – Bank Holiday

June 1st Closed – Bank Holiday

June 26th Closing for Summer Holidays.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Teacher with a Strange Taste in Food!

Two weeks ago it was our teacher Ms Nolan's turn to hold Assembly. All the pupils in the school meet together every Thursday morning in the school library.

Ms Nolan began Assembly by saying she did not have time for breakfast and asked us if we would mind if she had a bite to eat now. We did not mind so she began to open a tin, dipped her spoon in and began to eat. This may not seem very unusal, until we looked at the label on the tin. It was dog food! Ms Nolan was eating dogfood!!! We were all horrified. She wondered why we were so horrified. She showed us the contents. It certainly smelled like dogfood and looked like mushed up dogfood.

Ms Nolan eventually told us that it was actually refried beans in the tin!! She had actually transferred the labels.

She wanted us to learn that you should not 'judge a book by its cover!!' I think we got the message, Ms Nolan.

Christmas Nativity Play 2007

Every second year it is our turn to perform a Nativity/Christmas Pageant in the Church. We alternate with the students in Mrs O' Donnell's room.

We had a wonderful lead-up to the night, sourcing costumes, locating angels' wings and practising our songs and lines.

The event was very well attended. Not only did our Mammies and Daddies, but also grannies, grandads and other people from the parish.

This year Martina Flaherty helped us prepare our selection of songs/hymns and accompanied us on the night with her guitar.

Sweets Galore!

Our annual sweet-making day took place on Wednesday 19th December. This year we were fortunate to have the assistance of Bernie Caulfield (champion pastry maker!) to help us make shortcake biscuits, in addition to our usual truffles, peppermint creams and marzipan treats.

We used our wonderful hall and kitchen to cook and bake and the smell of freshly baked biscuits wafted through the air.

We then packaged our products as scrumptious Christmas gifts for our loved ones.

Parent Teacher Meeting

Our school held its annual Parent Teacher Meeting on Wednesday 14 November 2007. Our teacher Ms Nolan told us that she was very pleased with our work, co-operation and motivation. She had good news to tell our parents.

Well done us!

Coole Park Visit

Our 4th class joined the 5th and 6th Classes in Coole Park on Wednesday 4th November. Mrs O' Donnell was the lucky teacher who was allowed to accompany us. It was a dry day and we were dressed for the occasion in our wellies, hats and coats. We were taken to the Nursery and the Library in the Visitor Centre. Then we had lunch in the Tearoom. We watched a short film about bats in the attic of a school in Oughterard.

Following the film, we went into the woods and learned how trees pollinate. We then made our way to the Turlough and examined the Horse Pump. After that we visited the walled garden, saw the Autograph Tree and the sundial. Thanks to Delores for a wonderful day and to Hilda for making us feel so welcome.

Our school loves being part of the Friends of Coole Programme

Garda Football Tournament

Congratulations to the boys, David, Peter and Mark from Ms Nolan's rooms who represented our school in the Garda Football Tournament in Gort in October 2007. Thanks to Mrs O ' Donnell, Mrs Forde and of course Peter Caulfield our trainer.