Wednesday, November 25, 2009

More about Water and Flooding

Today it was Ms Marron's turn to do Assembly. Guess what the theme was today? Yes, you've guesed it. - Floods. Ms Marron began by telling us the story of Noah's Ark and the very first flood ever.

Some of Mrs Forde's students had not heard the story before and listened really closely. We in 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes also listened well and found it very easy to understand how Noah and his family must have felt when the rains began. We thought it was a great pity that all Noah's friends and neighbours did not listen to him when Noah warned them that the floods were coming.

We know that the students who were missing from Assembly today, who could not get to school because of the floods would have liked to have someone like Noah to prepare them. Do you think we would all have listened if we lived in Noah's time?

Floods affecting our School

This is a big hello to all the students in Ms Nolan's class who are unable to get to school because of the floods. We know there is water, water everywhere.

We just want to let you know that we miss you all. Just one of our students is managing to avoid all this water and that is Filipe. He has gone to Brazil on his holidays. We are trying to imagine what the sunshine must be like. We hope Filipe will bring us some sunshine back from his holidays.

So hurry back when it is safe to travel and we can all be back together again.

Carol Service/Nativity

Guess what? It is our turn to prepare the Carol service/nativity for the Church this year! Last year Mrs O'Donnell's classes did a wonderful performance. So we have a hard act to follow. Can we do it? Yes, we can!!!

So we will be very busy preparing over the next few weeks. If you hear wonderful clear, loud voices in the corridor, that will be us, practising, practising and practising.

The carol service will take place on Monday 22nd November.

We cannot wait to get started. We know Christmas is now in the air!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Operation Samaritian Purse 2009

Samaritan Purse is an international Christian Relief and developmental organisation meeting the crital needs of victims of war poverty,famine,disease and natural disaster.Our pupils in St. Thomas' filled 72 Shoeboxes with gifts and these boxes will go to the World's most Disadvantaged children.For many of these children it will be one of the few gifts, that they will ever receive.It may seem small but Peterswell's Shoe Boxes can change a Child's Life.Thanks to all the families who donated the shoeboxes.

to some of the world's poorest children

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sacrament of Penance and Communion 2009

Congratulation to Rebecca Mahon, Caolainn Feeney, Paul Massey, Jamie Finn and Colin Fitzgerald who received the Sacraments of Penance and First Communion in St. Thomas’ Church this year. A huge thanks to their teacher Mrs. Nolan for preparing them and to all the parents who prepared the party in the Cooley Hall afterwards.

School Calendar 2009-2010

Provisional Calendar 2009 – 2010.

Sept . 1st Re-opening.
Sept.11th Closing at 12.30 -Staff Meeting
Oct. 23rd Closing for Halloween Break
Nov. 2nd Re-opening
Dec. 22nd Closing for Christmas Holidays
Jan. 7th Re-opening
Jan. 15th Closing at 12.30 -Staff Meeting
Feb.15th & 16th Closing for Mid-term Break
Mar 17th Closed
Mar 26th Closing for Easter Holidays

Apr. 12th Re-opening
April 23rd Closing at 12.30 -Staff Meeting
May 3rd Closed – Bank Holiday
June 7th Closed – Bank Holiday
June 25th Closing for Summer Holidays.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Easter Crafts 2009

On Thursday 2nd of April, the day before Our Easter Holidays we made Easter baskets in Mrs Nolan's class. We wove the baskets with green and yellow card and attached a handle. After lunch we made straw from shredded wheat soaked in melted choclate and put this in the basket. We then put some little Easter Eggs and a baby chick on top.
They looked really cool!!!!

By Michael Cahill Rabbitte 4th Class

Saturday, March 7, 2009


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Shrove Tuesday
This year like every other year we made pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.The batter was made from flour,eggs and milk.Our class was divided into two groups: one group went into the kitchen with Bernie. I was in the second group and I was with Mrs Nolen. We had a lot of topping like nuttella,Maple Syrup.butter and sugar.One of the children in our class is lactose intoleran so we made a special batch for him.

Siabhra Feeney 4th Class