Dates for your Diary
Saturday 6th: AIJS Tennis Tournament 10-12pm in Alex
Monday 8th: JACA Meeting 7.00pm
Tuesday 9th: J1/J2 Swimming
Wednesday 10th: AIJS Debating Competition in St. Conleth’s (group fromJ6)
Thursday 11th: J5 BizWorld programme (all day)
Friday 12th: J5 BizWorld programme (all day)
From the Office
Date List: See below for updated events in the Junior School. Other events have been added on.
School Day: Please make sure your daughter is in school on time every day. Ideally, all the girls should be in school by 8.30am to get ready for the school day and to be at assembly at 8.45am. It is very disruptive to the class when students arrive in late. We would appreciate your support on this matter.
Navan Feis (J5/J6)
On Wednesday, J5 and J6 set out for Navan to compete in the Navan Choral Festival. There were 12 choirs competing in our group, mostly from Dublin, but also fromTrim, Tullamore, Derry, and Clare. The standard was very high and it was a joy to hear so many great young choirs.
Alex sang two songs ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and ‘I Believe’. We were accompanied on piano by Sandra Ganly. The adjudicator (Shane Brennan) had some lovely things to say about our performance. He complimented us on our diction, dynamic contrast, and our actions (in Humpty Dumpty). He wrote that we had ‘a well blended choral sound’ and that we gave ‘a very musical performance’.
When the results were called out, it was no surprise that 1st place went to St. Patrick’s School, Derry- they were deserving winners and we all enjoyed their repeat performance at the end of the competition.
Thanks to Ms. Healy and Ms. Stapleton for accompanying us and huge congratulations to J5 and J6 for a wonderful performance. You were terrific, girls!
M. Fitzgerald (Head of Music)
Bhí an-spraoi ag Club Gaeilge ag déanamh puipéid méara as fabraic. Nach bhfuil siad go hálainn!
Budding Engineers in J6!
The J6 girls enjoyed a lovely afternoon designing and creating buildings made out of spaghetti and marshmallows under the guidance of an engineer, Troy Bannon, who popped in to speak to the girls following the recent Engineer’s Week. Their aim was to build the highest, free-standing structure which proved challenging, but very enjoyable!
The J4 students have been learning about the Great Famine for the past few weeks. In assembly, they presented their reports on the famine timeline, potato blight, housing, landlords and eviction, relief schemes, soup kitchens, children in the famine, workhouses, disease and emigration. They put a huge amount of work into the project and have learnt a lot over the last few weeks. They presented their information in assembly this morning. Well done, very interesting work, girls!
Saturday 6th AIJS Tennis Tournament 10-12pm in Alex
Monday 22nd AIJS Golf Cup 2017 – Delgany Golf Club
Friday 26th Junior School Sports Day (10am-12pm)
Alex Cup Quarter Finals
These matches took place today so we will have results for you in next week’s Alex Press.
Updated Date List
Monday 8th – JACA Meeting 7.00pm
Tuesday 9th – J2/J1 Swimming
Wednesday 10th – AIJS Debating Competition in St. Conleth’s
Thursday 11th – J5 Bizworld programme (all day)
Friday 12th – J5 Bizworld programme (all day)
May 16/17/18th – Drumcondra Tests (J2-J6)
Tuesday 16th – J2/J1 Swimming
Wednesday 17th – Summer Service (J4/J5/J6) 9.00am Sandford Church. Preschool Parent Meeting 7.30pm (Incoming Sept 2017)
Sunday 21st – J2 RC class – First Communion 11.30am
Monday 22nd – AIJS Golf Cup 2017 – Delgany Golf Club. J4 visit Butler’s Chocolate Factory
Tuesday 23rd – J2/J1 Swimming
Friday 26th – Junior School Sports Day (10am-12pm)
Tuesday 30th – J2/J1 Swimming
Friday 2nd – KGUpr/KGLr school trip. J1/J2 school trip (all day)
Monday 5th – Public Holiday – School closed
Wednesday 7th – KGLr End of Year Concert 9.10am
Thursday 8th – J3/J4 School trip (all day)
June 7/8/9th – Summer exams (J5/J6)
Friday 9th*All extracurricular classes end this week. Prep/ Aftercare will continue until Thursday 15th.
Friday 9th – Preschool Aftercare will be from 1-3 pm only until Monday, June 26th.
Monday 12th – J5/J6 School trip (all day)
Tuesday 13th – J1 End of Year Concert 9.10am
Wed. 14th – KGUpr End of Year Concert 9.10am. Preschool End of Year Concert 1.15pm. Summer reports
Thursday 15th – J6 End of year Assembly 1.00pm in the HWC
June 19th-23rd – “Preschool Activity Week”
Friday 16th – Terms ends for KgLr to J6 at 12.30pm (No After Care)
*Tuesday 27th – Preschool term ends at 1.00pm.