Dates for Your Diary

Monday 20th           J4 visit author event in Belvedere College

JACA committee meeting 7pm

Tuesday 21st           J1 Swimming

J6 visit Art Gallery and Natural History Museum

J3 visit Dublinia

Tues.21st/Wed.22nd Bizworld programme J5W

Thurs. 23rd              Solo Singers Summer Performance – 1.15pm

Friday 24th              JS Sports Day (10am to 12.15pm) All welcome.

 

From the Office

 

Ballet Classes

There will be no Ballet classes on next week  for Preschool, KGLr and KGUpr as the teacher is not available.

 

Last International Coffee Morning of the Year

This has been a very successful new initiative by the international parents in Alexandra College this year. The parents from both the Junior and Senior Schools get together every month in Wilde and Green for a coffee and chat. It will start up again in September.

From JACA

 

Deer Park Fun Run

Well done to all the girls and their families who participated in the Deer Park Fun Run last Sunday morning. It was a super event and hopefully many of the girls will continue to take part in the run which takes place every Sunday morning at 9.30am.

Bebras Finals

On Saturday 11th of May, Betty Moore (J5R) travelled to Maynooth University to represent Alexandra College Junior School in the Finals of the Bebras Computational Thinking Competition. A total of 7,000 students took part in the first round of the competition in the various categories and out of that, only 170 students made it through the Finals. Betty was one of these 170 students who made it through, which was a considerable achievement considering it was her first time partaking in the competition. She did a fantastic job representing herself and her school at the competition. Well done, Betty! 

 

Bebras Presentation at the Amazon Web Services Headquarters in Dublin for the IT Professionals Day Event ran as part of TechWeek:

Not content with representing her school at the Bebras Finals on Saturday, Betty Moore was off with five of her classmates, Eva Murphy, Charlotte McEnroe, Alessandra Paloni, Abigail Moran and La ura van Buylaere to the Amazon Services Headquarters in Dublin. As the girls had all performed so well in the first round of the competition, they were asked to come and give a talk about the Bebras Challenges to IT professionals as part of an event ran by TechWeek. The six girls absolutely outdid themselves at Amazon, giving a super presentation to the 60+ strong audience. They explained to the IT professionals present at the event what the Bebras challenges entail and engaged the audience to see if they could solve a challenge. They girls conducted themselves very professionally and I would not be surprised if Amazon already has them lined up for positions in the future!

J. McGarry

 

J3W Engineers at Work!

On Wednesday in J3W we had a visitor who taught us about engineering.  Mr. Bannon told us about the different types of engineers (There were a lot!).  We were given different examples and we had to decide which type of engineer we would need, for example, you would need a mechanical engineer to build a car.  We used jellies and toothpicks to form geometric semi-domes in groups.  We also learned about teamwork while we were doing it.  It was a lot of fun.  Once we were finished we were allowed to eat the left-over Haribos and, because we were so well behaved, he gave us NO HOMEWORK!!!

By J3W

 

JS Orchestra Outing

The JS Orchestra set off to the Grange Golf Club on Thursday to perform for a very special group of ladies called The Ladybirds. Former principal of the College, Gladys Ruddock, invited the orchestra to play for the special lunch event at the golf club. The girls performed beautifully and were joined by the amazing Erica Li (Fifth Year) who played a few pieces on the violin too. Many thanks to Ms. O’Rourke for directing the girls and we look forward to returning to this event again next year.

 J1 Say: Here Comes the Summer!

Summer is approaching! J1 students have been enjoying the beautiful weather and sunshine this week. We learned a poem ‘In Summer’ by Liana Mahoney and we love singing so much that we learned a song called ‘Mr. Sun’. We hope that our poem and song will help the beautiful weather to stay with us!

 

Sports Update

Tennis

Elsa Mooney, Lauren Kinsella, Kate Murphy and Belle Moore represented Alex in the annual AIJS tennis tournament in Rathdown last Saturday. The girls performed really well and enjoyed the event.

 

Swimming

Well done to our J3/J4 swim team  who took part in the AIJS swimming Gala last Monday in Castle Park School. The Alex team came second overall. Great job, girls!

 

Golf

Our golf team took part in the annual AIJS golf event in Delgany Golf Club on Thursday. The team – Lucianne Gannon, Charlotte McEnroe, Julia Clarke and Ciara Mc Gowan had a super day out, with Ms. Tracey, herself a keen golfer, encouraging them all the way. The Alex team came in second place – well done, girls! 

 

JS Events for Remainder of Term

Monday 27th           J1 School trip to Sea Life

Tuesday 28th           J1 Swimming

Week of 27-31st      J5/J6 Summer exams

Thurs. 30th              J4 school trip (all day)

 

June

Monday 3rd            Public Holiday – School closed (Boarding remains open)

Tuesday 4th             J1 Swimming

                               J3 school trip (all day)

Tues.4th/Wed.5th    Bizworld programme J5R

Wed. 5th                  KGLr End of Year Concert (9.15am)

Thursday 6th           French Day – wear red/white/blue

Friday 7th                J2 school trip – all day

                               J1 school trip (morning)

                               J6 school trip -all day

Tuesday 11th           J1 Swimming

                               J1 End of Year Concert 9.10am

                               JS Dance Display 1.30pm in HWC (J1-J6 classes to perform)

Wed. 12th                KGUpr End of Year Concert (9.15am)

                               PS End of Year Shows –(PSLr 10.15am and PSUpr 11am)

                               Summer reports go home

Thursday 13th         J6 Farewell Assembly 1.15pm in HWC

Friday 14th             Terms ends for KgLr to J6 at 12.30pm (No Aftercare)

Friday 21st             Preschool term ends at 12pm.