Carolling, Snowmen, Equestrian Competition, Carol Service
21st December 2015
1st Year Outing
On Wednesday the 16th, the two transition year classes went carolling in aid of St. Vincent de Paul and the Lourdes trip. We made our way down to the Shopping Centre to sing some Christmas songs. We were all in the festive mood with our Santa hats and booklets full of Christmassy songs. The weather was cold, but we didn’t mind! We all had lots of fun and really enjoyed ourselves. Some little children even joined in with us for Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer!! It was for a great cause and we hope to do it again some time!
Denise Murray and Amy Reynolds, Transition Year
Mr Collins and First Year students who made Christmas snowmen
First Year Girls Build Snowmen
On Wednesday, December 16th all the first year students from Ard Scoil na nDéise made snowmen as they were preparing for Christmas. With the help of Ms. Curran, we made wonderful snowmen out of rice and socks and decorated them with ribbons, buttons and pom-poms. We had a great time and we got into the Christmas spirit.
Tara Fitzgerald in Fifth Year represented the school in the individual open class at Ballinamona Equestrian Centre in Waterford last Sunday. Riding Tonagh Fire Fox Tara came fifth in the competition. Well done!
On Friday 18th we held our annual school Carol Service in St. Mary’s Parish Church. Aisling Curran in Sixth Year welcomed students and teachers to the service. All readings and prayers were done by the students. First Year students sang the opening carol “The Gift”, and “Silent Night” was played as a traditional instrumental. The Senior choir performed a beautiful version of Carol of the Bells, and Jill Montgomery sang “O Holy Night”. Mrs Hughes thanked everybody involved in the beautiful service, especially the Religion teachers Ms Cotter, Ms O’Shea and Mrs Lonergan, and the Music teacher Ms Lucey. Edward Moore, our caretaker, looked after the sound system for the event, and Father Harris enjoyed the lovely atmosphere created by the joyful service. We wish all members of the school community a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.
2nd yr students learning German at the Deutschmobil event