The pupils of 4th,5th and 6th class were fortunate this year to receive a 7-week block of coaching in basketball facilitated by two teachers from Our Lady's Secondary School,Castleblayney.The children thoroughly enjoyed it and made wonderful progress over this period of time .They were coached by Miss Brady and Miss Mc Quillan who shared their skills,love of the sport and professionalism so effectively.
At the end of the 7-week block the children were presented with Ceritficates for Basketball.
Many thanks to Our Lady's Secondary School,their principal Mr. Eddie Kelly and these two staff members for providing us with this wonderful opportunity.
Hallowe'en Bake Sale and Fancy Dress
There was great excitement around the school on Thursday 25th October as the children all arrived dressed up in their Hallowe'en costumes.
Indeed some looked so scary that even the teachers didn't know who they were!
Meanwhile back in the school hall ,some staff members along with parent volunteers were busy completing the last minute preparations for the Bric-A Brac and Bake Sale .
It wasn't long before various parents,grandparents and members of the wider community arrived to sample some of the baked treats which were donated to the school by the parents.
Likewise the Bric-A brac stalls were ladened with toys,books,jewellery,handbags and household items.
The pupils of 5th and 6th class exercised their sales and bargaining skills .
For some this could be the start of a very successful business career in the future!
Many thanks to all who donated Bric-A Brac items ,cakes,buns ,tarts,bread and other mouth-watering treats.
Also we extend our gratitide to all those who attended on the day to make it such a success.
All monies raised will go towards helping to pay for the music tuition which is subsidised by the school.
See photographs on Gallery Page
Assembly To Mark Canon Connolly's 90th Birthday
To mark Canon Connolly's 90th birthday a special assembly was held in the school on Wednesday 28th November .
Canon Connolly was born on the 27th November 1928. In 1948 he went to study to become a priest. After 7 years on the 19th June 1955 he was ordained a priest.In April 1984 he was made parish priest in Doohamlet .
Although retired since 2004 Canon Connolly is still actively involved in carrying out his priestly duties.
Canon Connolly loves to visit our school .He knows the names of so many pupils at All Saints' and has baptised many of the children.
Therefore it was very fitting for the staff and children to celebrate this special occasion .
The children expressed their appreciation for Canon Connolly by writing beautiful best wishes,stories and poems for him which were put on display.
Following the assembly Canon Connolly was presented with a beautiful clock on a wooden cross along with a cake and card that was created by a group of pupils.
To conclude light refreshments were served for our special guest and members of the community who were in attendance.
. The whole School Community would like to wish Canon Connolly many more years enriched with good health, happiness and every blessings.
Pantomine at the Gaiety Theatre
It was an early start on Friday 30th November for the staff and pupils of All Saints.
At 8.30 am the entire school community along with parent volunteers headed off to the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin to see this year's pantomine ,The Snow Queen.
It was a wonderful show with spectaular special effects ,song and energetic dance routines .
There were plenty of opportunities for audience interaction shouting "she's behind you " or trying to catch the falling snow which all added to the appeal and magic of the show.
The children enjoyed their visit to the Gaiety and for many of them this was their first visit to this venue
THIS IS NO ORDINARY PANTO, IT'S THE GAIETY PANTO!
Grandparents’ Day 2019
St. Brigid’s Day not only brought the Spring to All Saints’ N.S. but also brought over 70 grandparents to our school. A special assembly was organised to celebrate three special occasions, St. Brigid’s Day, Grandparents’ Day and Catholic School’s Week.
Following this light refreshments were provided .Overall this was a very memorable occasion and it provided a wonderful opportunity for all at All Saints’ to demonstrate the valuable contribution that Grandparents make in our children’s lives
See photographs in Gallery page
Green Day At All Saints' N.S.
The pupils of All Saints' celebrated Green Day on Friday 15th March .Uniforms were put to one side and the pupils came to school dressed in green attire.
The school day was varied with many celebrations taking place.
A leprechaun hunt was organised for all with pupils from the senior class helping to organise it.
There was great delight when the chocolate coins were found all cleverly hidden by our visiting leprechaun!!
The Infant class directed by Mrs. Duffy held an assembly for all pupils in the PE hall to mark St. Patrick's Day .
The children were in fine form as they narrated prayers,engaged in role play and sang beautifully .
Following this various activities were organised in individual classes ranging from singing songs as Gaeilge,Tráth na gCeist, craft activities to making green smoothies and jelly.
It was a very enjoyable day by all with everyone getting into the festive mood for Lá Fhéile Pádraig.
Our upcoming Book Fair at All Saints’ is on the following dates :
School Trip To The Zoo
This year the annual school tour took place on Tuesday 4th June.All pupils along with the staff headed off to Dublin Zoo.
The weather was not very kind as it rained all day but nevertheless this did not dampen the spirits of our pupils.
They were so excited to be travelling on the bus up to our capital city.
As expected there were plenty of animals of all shapes and sizes to be seen.The children were fortunate to see so many of these animals at close range.
Various workshops were organised ranging from Junior and Senior Infants attending the Food From The Farm workshop with First class attending the workshop ,Earth Alive. Second Class attended the workshop, Dinosaur Detectives.Third ,Fourth ,Fifth and Sixth class attended the highly informative Rainforest Ranger workshop.
The children had a very educational experience at the zoo with everyone back safe and sound shortly after 6pm.
Sixth Class Presentation Evening
Our sixth class Presentation Evening was held on Monday 24th June.It was an evening with a difference.Although we were celebrating the accomplishements of our 21 talented Sixth class pupils it was tinged with sadness .
The evening began with a beautiful Prayer Service which was conducted by the pupils themselves with every child engaged .
This was followed by the Presentation of Awards and certificates.By the end of the evening each child was ladened with certificates,Awards and medals for all their acheivements over the years at All Saints' N.S..
The Parents' Association very generously gifted each pupil with a beautiful hoody.
/Following this all those in attendance sat down to a wonderful buffet that was organised by the Parents' Association .
To conclude this mementous evening every pupil released a balloon into the sky .
All Saints' N.S. would like to wish all pupils every success and happiness for the future as they continue their educational journey.
We would also like to thank most sincerely the 13 families who have completed their educational journey with us.
Thank you for allowing us to be part of that precious jourmey
Many thanks for your support and partnership over the years.
Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.