Dates for Your Diary
- AIJS Golf Cup 2017 – Delgany Golf Club (leaving 7.30am from school and returning at 2.00pm)
- J4 visit Butler’s Chocolate Factory
Tuesday 23rd J1/J2 Swimming.
Wed. 24th Class/Group photos for the yearbook (J2-J6 Brown uniform).
Friday 26th Junior School Sports Day (9.30-11.30am) – see below for more information.
From the Office:
Optional Extra Forms for 2017/2018: These forms went home in school bags this week and are due back by Friday, May 26th. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. Extra times are available to accommodate the growing numbers in the school.
New Music Option: Rockjam (ages 7-13): This new music class gives students a chance to experiment with electric instruments, play pop/rock songs and write their own songs. No musical experience is necessary and instruments are provided. The class will be for one hour and will be limited to groups of 8 students in each class. Barry Rycraft (guitar teacher) will teach the class.
Yearbook Class/Group Photos: Our school photographer, Julie McCoy, will be in the JS next Wednesday to take all the class group photos and also the groups like Green Schools, Student Council, Choir, Orchestra, sports teams etc. These photos will be used in the yearbook. J2-J6 need to be in their brown uniforms on the day and bring red to change into.
AIJS Short Story Competition Winners
Once again, our girls have excelled in the AIJS Short Story Competition, winning four of the top.
Category A: 1st and 2nd Class
1st Niamh Carty – Alexandra College Junior School
Category B: 3rd and 4th Class
1st Leyla Kilduff – Alexandra College Junior School
2nd Lauren Kinsella – Alexandra College Junior School
Category C: 5th and 6th Class
2nd Ailbhe Mooney – Alexandra College Junior School
J2 and J3 Science Project – The Dodder and Building Bridges
On Friday, 12th May, J2 and J3 used recycled materials to design and construct bridges. Our work was inspired by our recent trip along the Dodder when we saw Milltown Bridge, the Packhorse Bridge, the Nine Arches and Classons Bridge. Each girl drew a plan of a bridge and from these designs, a bridge was collaboratively created by each twin Family Group. The result was five constructions, which included ramps, safety rails, landscaping, vehicles, a pedestrian and even a stalactite. We enjoyed working together and watching each group present their creation in the hall.
J2 Safe Cross Code Assembly
On Friday, 19th May, J2 performed a class assembly on the theme of Road Safety and the Safe Cross Code. We presented our posters, which showed pedestrians, cars, a bus, a lollipop man, a lollipop woman and traffic lights. We sang and danced to the Safe Cross Code song and we encouraged the rest of the classes to perform it with us. We read a prayer, which we wrote and we hope that everyone travels safely wherever they go over the summer. We enjoyed teaching our friends about road safety.
Soccer Semis – Update
At last! After 19 very hard fought and intense games and five penalty shootouts… we have our two Finalists!
Preston and Hull will contest the Grand Finale of our inaugural Soccer League!
We say a big CONGRATULATIONS to the girls on both teams for reaching the final but also to the semi-finalists from Delap and White who were excellent all the way through the competition. Best wishes to Sophia Kenny in J6 who hurt her foot in the Semi-Final… hopefully, she will be fit enough to take the field on Grand Final Day!
On a sad note to end this report, while the final was originally planned for next week, due to a family bereavement suffered by our very own Ms Tracey, we feel it is inappropriate to stage the game at this time and as a mark of respect we will confirm a new date and time as soon as possible. Go dtuga dia suaimhneas síoraí di.
Junior School -Sports Day 2017
Date: Friday, May 26th
You are very welcome to come and see the girls in action next Friday! Hopefully, the weather will co-operate and we will get to run all of the planned events. All events will take place beside the HWC.
- Note: This is a full school day for all of the students in the Junior School. Students will return to their classes with their teachers after the events are completed.
- KGLr/KGUpr/J1: races will last approx. an hour from 9.30-10.30am
- J2-J6: Races will last from 9.30-11.30am
- Students need to wear their PE uniform for the day with hair tied back and no jewellery.
- KGLr/KGUpr and J1 students are asked to bring a teddy bear to school on Friday.
- JACA will provide tea/coffee throughout the morning. All contributions will go to the Alex Guild.
- A treat will be given to the girls in the afternoon.
Tuesday 30th J2/J1 Swimming
Wed. 31st J6 go to Irish Aid talk (afternoon)
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)
- All extracurricular classes end this week. Prep/ Aftercare will continue until Thursday15th.
- Preschool Aftercare will be from 1.00pm – 3.00pm only until Monday, June 26th.
Monday 12th J5/J6 School trip (all day)
Tuesday 13th J1 End of Year Concert 9.10am
- KGUpr End of Year Concert 9.10am
- Preschool End of Year Concert 1.15pm
- Summer reports go home in school bags
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