22 April 2009

Farran School Bulletin (No. 2. 2008-2009)


Ø    Well done to the children in the senior classes who took part in the Credit Union Quiz in Ballincollig in January.
Ø    The senior classes entered The Incredible Edibles competition. Agri –Aware sent potatoes, strawberries,

seeds for cabbage, scallions and lettuce to all schools in the country to grow for the competition.

Ø    We have entered the 4 Homes gardening competition again this year. We are creating our “Kitchen Garden”, where each class group are growing potatoes, wheat, fruit, vegetables and edible flowers.
Ø    Congratulations to Nicole who had her delicious recipe for Crunch Cookies published on you-tale.ie.
Ø    The Parents Association with the co-operation of the school held a no uniform day in Feb. This was a fund raising venture and there was great support given on the day.
Ø    A gentleman visited the school and spoke to the children about the history of the miraculous medal. He also gave some medals to the children.
Ø    The children in 2nd class made their First Confession in early March.
Ø    Well done to the children who took part in the National Parents Council quiz which was held in March.
Ø    The community guard visited the school and spoke to the classes.
Ø    This year we again collected the Super Valu tokens for the Kids in Action. We collected 16,500 tokens. Well done to all who contributed.
Ø    Seven children from 6th class received the sacrament of Confirmation on April 2nd in Ovens church.
Ø    Sciath na Scol is in progress at the moment and is progressing well. We will have an update in the next bulletin.
Ø    A very successful World Book Day was held in March. The senior classes read stories to the junior classes. Afterwards everybody had personal reading time in the school hall.
Ø    We wish Miss McNulty well in her new position, and thank her for her time in this school.
Ø    The children took great pleasure in decorating the school with beautiful artwork for St. Patrick’s Day and for Easter.
Ø    Seachtain na Gaeilge was very successful as everybody made a great effort.
Ø    The children are enjoying working on the laptop computers, which were supplied by the Parents Association on each Wednesday.
Ø    A whiteboard was purchased for one of the classrooms. It’s very effective. Thanks to the Parents Association and to those who put it in position.
Ø    The children are becoming very proficient in gymnastics, badminton, and basketball skills, thanks to the combined efforts of the teachers and Mrs. Ryan.
Ø    The next and last term promises to be a busy and exciting one with many events planned.
Ø    Finally may we wish everyone a very happy, holy and safe Easter break.

Helpful Hints

1. Keeping busy when own work is finished
2. Returning from yard / lunch quietly
3. Behaving when a guest is in the classroom