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!