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Junior School News 13th December 2019

Dates for Your Diary

Sunday 15th             Third Sunday of Advent

Tuesday 17th             KGLr -J1 “Christmas with the Aliens” 10am in JS Gym

                                       No swimming for J3/J4

                                       Christmas reports go home in bags (KGLr-J6)

Wednesday 18th       J2-J6 “A Dickens of a Christmas” 10am in JS Gym

Thursday 19th            Christmas Jumper Day – donation to Dublin SIMON                                                         Community

Friday 20th                 Christmas Carol Service 11.15am in SS concourse – all                                                         welcome

                                       Term ends for everyone for Christmas Holidays at 12pm

                                       (No Aftercare)

 

From the Office

 

Please note: All extra-curricular classes except for Speech and Drama, Ballet (Wed.) and J3/J4 Extra Hockey (Thurs.) will take place next week.

 

 

In Other News………

Intel Mini Scientist – Regional Final Winner!

We are delighted to inform you that Laura Van Buylaere’s science project has made it through to the Grand Final of the Intel Mini Scientist Competition. Congratulations, Laura.  We are all so proud of you! This is Laura’s second time to make it to the Grand Final - an amazing achievement.

 

From Laura:

“I think we can all play an important role in tackling climate change because we all have a carbon footprint and, we, as individuals, control 70% of the global emissions of CO2. Currently, it is very difficult to have a precise assessment of your carbon footprint and therefore act effectively to reduce it . This is why I created Carboscan, an easy to use app enabling you to track your carbon footprint  and view the grams of CO2 equivalent for all the products you purchase by simply scanning them.”

        J6 Laura Van Buylaere Intel Mini Scientist 2019     J6 Laura Van Buylaere Intel Mini Scientist 2019 

 

JS Choir Visit Taney Day Centre 

Our JS Choir entertained the residents of Taney Day Centre with Christmas carols and songs on Tuesday morning. They were very well received by everyone there and we are looking forward to the choir performing for us again before the two Christmas Shows next week. Many thanks to Ms.Fitzgerald and Ms. Murray for all the work they have been doing with the JS choir this year.

  

 

Solo Singing Christmas Concert

We all enjoyed a beautiful lunchtime Christmas concert on Tuesday afternoon. Ms. Fetherston’s Solo Singing students entertained us with some Christmas classic and well-known songs and carols. Thank you to Ms. Fetherston for preparing the girls so well and to Ms. Carole O’ Connor for accompanying the girls on piano. Well done, girls!

Solo Singing group: Naya Billick, Larissa Liu, Grace Brew, Niamh Carty, Ciara Halpin, Claudia Mc Enroe, Lauren Rea, Clara Galvin and Anna Murphy.

 

 

J1 Assembly

The J1 students been eagerly looking forward to Christmas. We discussed our favourite memories, traditions and things we like about this time of year. We decided that the poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore is the perfect representation for all the excitement we are feeling!