Dates for your Diary
Monday 1st Public Holiday – School closed (Boarding remains open)
Tuesday 2nd J2/J1 Swimming
Wednesday 3rd Navan Music Festival – J5 and J6 will take part
Thursday 4th J4 visit Butler’s Chocolate Factory
Saturday 6th AIJS Tennis tournament (10.00am – 12.00pm) in Alex
From the Office
After Care Payments: There are still a few outstanding payments. Please settle your bill as soon as you can.
Thank you for the fabulous support you all gave to the Easter Cake Sale again this year. This is always a very popular event for the girls and we really appreciate all the help from the girls in J6 and the teachers to make the afternoon run smoothly.
More Excellent Speech and Drama Results (J4-J6)
At Friday’s assembly, Mrs Ashmore was delighted to hand out certificates to her students who had recently done their exams with the Leinster School of Speech and Drama. All 50 girls obtained First Class Honours in their Grade, which is an excellent result. Special mention must be given to Sophie Buckley, Ailbhe Mooney, Rachel O’Sullivan, Sophia Kenny, Milly Gannon, Catriona Baxter, Emily Holland and Holly Foyle of J6 who were also awarded medals for their outstanding performances in their exams. We were very proud of how hard all the girls had worked and how well they have done.
J2 and J3 Dodder Walk
On Friday 28th April, J2 and J3 went for a walk along the local route of the river Dodder. We started at Milltown Bridge and we crossed the Packhorse Bridge, which has a pedestrian refuge that dates back to the time in history when carts and horses were the main form of transport. Pedestrians who needed to step out of the way of oncoming carts used the refuge. We saw a terrace of mill worker’s houses and the weir. We walked to the tall red laundry tower and under the bridge at the Nine Arches. We looked for signs of stalactites hanging from the limestone and we listened to the echo of our voices. We saw Classon’s Bridge in the distance beside the Dropping Well. We enjoyed working together to learn about the local history and geography of Milltown and we look forward to constructing bridges together as part of our science curriculum. Thank you to Mr.Fitzgerald, Ms.Gorry and Ms.Stefancin who accompanied the classes on this trip.
AIJS Athletics (J4/5/6)
Well done to all of our athletes who took part in the AIJS Athletics at Irishtown on Wednesday afternoon. The team placed third overall, with many girls placing in the top three places. Well done, girls!
Saturday 6th AIJS Tennis Tournament 10-12pm
Monday 22nd AIJS Golf Cup 2017 – Delgany Golf Club
Friday 26th Junior School Sports Day (10.00am – 12.00pm)