Archive for February, 2014

Feb 28 2014

Daltaí na Seachtaine

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Well done to our three excellent Pupils of the Week. Comhghairdeas.

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Feb 27 2014

Write A Poem

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First – Sixth Class pupils have been very busy this week producing some excellent poetry for the ‘Write A Poem’ project.

Below are a selection of poems produced by some of the pupils.

Well done to all children who submitted poems.

Special thanks to Ms. Lahart for coordinating this project and also for dropping our poems down to Kilkenny Education Centre for us today.

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Feb 10 2014

Children in Dualla Get Creative with Rubbish by Ms. McElligott

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Dualla National School held a fashion show with a difference recently when the pupils were given the challenge of making their own costumes using recyclable materials, card, plastic, fabric etc. Our school is currently working on an environmental project entitled, “Fresh Air, Fresh Thinking”. We are working in collaboration with two other primary Schools in Europe, Adel Primary school in Leeds and Torslanda Idrottsvags Forskola in Gothenburg, Sweden. Our schools applied for funding through Comenius, a European Union education initiative which encourages and promotes collaboration between schools in Europe. We were granted funding which enables us to partake in this project. The three schools planned a scheme of work which aims to promote awareness of local environmental issues among pupils and enables us to share findings with the other partners. We also want to promote communication and awareness of the culture of our partner countries through letter writing, Skype, e-mails, sharing photographs, art etc. The project also enables teachers to travel to the partner schools to share good practice and awareness of other education systems.  Our school hosted the first Partnership meeting where staff from the other schools came to Cashel for five days. The pupils displayed their Irish dancing, tin whistle playing, modern dance and hurling, much to the delight of our guests. We also went to see some local visitor attractions which definitely impressed.

             The highlight of the weekend for all of us was our Recycle Fashion show. A wonderful array of costumes were on display. Everything from the kitchen table to a snail were on the catwalk. Lots of cute ladybirds, butterflies and bees arrived in the pouring rain but parents sheltered their wings and all arrived almost dry. There was a strong animal theme and Cheltenham was definitely in the air as at least four horses came to post. My Little Pony came too, but wasn’t quite ready for Cheltenham this year. Some animals were of a more exotic nature, they included a shark and a dinosaur, so we had a few health and safety issues to contend with but everything went off relatively smooth. The boys tended to favour robots, strong men and Viking costumes. Lego man also arrived and we had a huge traffic cone which really did stop traffic on the night, considering the size of the hall, we also had plenty technology with a very realistic washing machine, a TV, and an IPod. One child made his own canoe which was very apt considering the amount of rain which fell on the night. Some very credible characters from fairy tales also arrived, “The tin man” from the wizard of oz was covered from head to foot in tinfoil, he was hoping to find a heart on the night but he won our hearts instead. The tooth fairy also arrived with a beautiful bag full of teeth, which disconcertingly resembled shark teeth. An “angry bird” also arrived to join the party. There were a few brain teasers there with some rubix cubes and a dice to keep us on our toes.
The older more fashion conscious girls, created lots of amazing upcycled dresses and very fashionable outfits were created from ordinary household materials. They decorated outfits with bottle tops, ribbons, milk carton lids, wallpaper and sweet papers.  One girl used calendars to create a skirt, she reports that it took a total of “twenty one months” to make that skirt.
The night was topped off with tea and chat for the adults and after the children got their sugar rush they expended a bit of energy running about until their parents rounded them up and bundled them back in the cars, with costumes looking a bit the worse for wear but a very enjoyable night was had  by all.

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Feb 10 2014

Fashion Show Photos

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Click on the following link to access some lovely photos taken on the night of our recent fashion show by parent Dermot O’Halloran.

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Feb 07 2014

JEP – Tower Building & Team Building!

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Feb 07 2014

Our JEP Project Teams

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Feb 07 2014

Daltaí na Seachtaine

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Well done to two great Pupils of the Week.

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Feb 06 2014

Speech and Language Therapy Service

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Feb 03 2014

Fashion Show

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Well done to everybody for making Saturday night’s fashion show such a memorable occasion.

Thanks to all staff, children & parents for all their help on the night.

Special thanks to Ms. McElligott for coordinating everything on the night and also for coordinating all the other events she organised for our visiting Comenius teaching colleagues from Sweden & England.

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Feb 03 2014

Comenius Visitors

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Our visiting Comenius teachers from Sweden and England were given an introduction to the game of hurling this morning. We hope they enjoyed it.

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