Dates for your Diary
Tuesday 30th J1/J2 Swimming
- Green Day – all girls can wear green to school. Sponsored by GSC
- J6 go to Irish Aid talk (afternoon)
- *No hot lunch served today – Preschool/J3-J6 to bring packed lunch.
- KGUpr/KGLr/J1/J2 on school trip
Monday 5th Public Holiday – School closed
From the Office
Optional Extra Forms for 2017/2018: These forms went home in school bags last week and are due now. 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. To sign up just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 6991396 and we’ll book your place. (You don’t need to pay until 1 month before the camp.) Our groups are small, so book early to avoid disappointment.
J4 Visit Butler’s Chocolate Factory
On Monday morning, J4 set off with great excitement in the school bus, on the way to the long-awaited trip to Butler’s Chocolate Factory. When we arrived, the girls were outfitted in long white coats and hairnets. We watched a video explaining the origins and history of chocolate, before the main event: a tour of the factory floor itself. Our guide explained the many processes involved in making fudge, filled chocolates and gianduja very clearly. The girls saw every stage of the chocolate-making process from vats of tempering liquid chocolate, to filling with delicious centres, cooling and finally packing and packaging.
We then entered the chocolate museum, where the girls took part in a quiz. Finally, we were able to have a hand at chocolate-making ourselves, learning how truffles and hollow chocolates are made. We were then able to decorate our very own chocolate elephants to take home. Everyone had lots of fun and people got very creative.
Many girls now have ambitions of becoming professional chocolate tasters!
Bizworld Regional Final
Following on from the very successful Bizworld programme that took place in J5 last week, one of the groups was selected to compete in the Dublin Regional Final in Trinity College. The team, “KidBit” presented their digital device to a new group of “Dragons” and they were super! Their classmates in J5 cheered them on enthusiastically. While they didn’t move on to the national final, the girls’ presentation went very well and they were awarded a special merit. They were presented with a €100 book token as a prize.
“KidBit” regional finalists – Ava Hartley, Lizzie O’ Reilly Hyland, Aisling Finn, Lucy Maguire and Aoife Connolly.
Well done, girls!
We love Roald Dahl!
In J1 we have been learning about one of our favourite authors, Roald Dahl. We researched some funny facts; did you know that Roald was a chocolate taster when he was a little boy?! We also learnt a poem, “Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf” that Roald Dahl wrote. It’s a bit different to the story we know and it has a very funny ending!
Sports Day 2017
The sun shone brightly as all the Junior School girls and teachers made their way over to the field for our annual Sports Day. The preschoolers ran their races separately and enjoyed all the fun. KGLr to J1 all took part enthusiastically in their activities on the astro turf pitch. The older girls showed great team spirit and good sportsmanship as they moved from station to station too. Many thanks to all the teachers and staff for helping out and especially to Ms Evans and Mr Fitzgerald for planning and the day and for making sure that everything ran smoothly. The photos below portray the fun we all had!
AIJS Golf Cup 2017
Congratulations to our golf team who came second in the AIJS Golf Cup competition last Monday. The event took place in Delgany Golf Club. The girls played really well and many thanks to Ms Evans for accompanying the girls on the day.
Danielle Lowe (J5)
Alice Kelly (J6)
Evelyn Park (J6)
Margaret Dunshee (J5)
Subs: Jessica Clarke (J5) and Claudia Flannery (J5)
Dates for the rest of the term
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