Following our success in Division 2 last year, our girls football team were promoted to the Division 1 competition this year which took place in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. Although the standard and skills on show at this level were very high, we competed comfortably and were not overawed by any opposition. We showed great character, skill and determination in all our games and were unluckily to lose to both Monagea and Ahalin by a single score. Unfortunately, we also came out on the wrong side of the result by a single score again in the playoff, this time to Ballingarry N.S. Well done to all the girls who represented our school with pride.
Pictured is T.J from the R.S.A who visited the school and reminded the children about the importance of safe travel when out walking, cycling, driving etc.
The 5th class children enjoyed a drumming and percussion workshop as part of their music lessons.
These girls from Third, Fourth and Fifth class were delighted to tell us all about their recent sporting success. Well done girls.
We have all been very busy in the Infant Classroom during the month of September. We welcomed our new Junior Infants and helped them settle into school with lots of play, fun and a small bit of work!
We began Aistear this month, which involves learning through play.
Our first theme was “Me and my family”
Our stations included; Role play: The kitchen- Children took on the roles of mother,father baby etc in the kitchen,cooked a dinner,set the table, cleaned the kitchen and completed other tasks that needed to be done in the kitchen.
Playdoh: Children used their Playdoh to make different meals on their dinner plates. There was a big variety from sushi to sausages and chips!
Small world: Children added furniture to the dolls house and used small world characters to play and act out family scenarios.
Construction: Children used Lego, blocks etc to design and build their own house.
Water play: Children got the opportunity to wash and dry the babies, put on their nappies and vests and keep them warm after their bath. They all did a fantastic job at minding the babies!
Art: Children used lollipop sticks and match sticks to design their own house.
The children love Aistear and are excited for their new topic next month!
On Friday 29th September we held our first student council meeting in Shanagolden N.S.
Student councillors met together along with Mr. O’ Malley to elect officers, discuss suggestions from classmates, prioritise and plan for future activities.
The following officers were elected;
Chairperson -Shona O’ Malley
Deputy Chairperson-Elyse O’ Connor
Deputy Secretary-Noah O’ Malley
Deputy Treasurer-Mirri Carroll
We are delighted to be back for a new school year.
We wish to give a very special warm welcome to our new Junior Infant class.
We made the most of the warm weather that we had in early September.
Each class really looks forward to Fridays for their music lessons with James Anglim.
Well done to this group of children on their recent sporting success.
Third to Sixth class school tour
1st & 2nd class
6th class kids from Shanagolden who won the Birney Madigan Cup, 6th class kids who won the Shield competition
All children had a great Sports Day.
The school had sack races, relay races, tug of war, soccer match and the welly throw. They finished off the day with time in the playground and a 99 cone.
3rd & 4th class
1st & 2nd class
Juniors, Seniors, First and Second Class enjoyed their school tour to Stonehall visitor farm