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Congratulations to our November stars Sophia and Sam - keep up the great work!
We now take online payments for the General Purpose Fee. You can also pay for some of the events the children will be attending. 6th class will attend "Annie" on Thurs 12th Nov. The cost is €3. Payments can be made online by logging onto the school website, click on news in the menu and then general purpose fees. Click on the link and follow the instructions to make a payment.
Registration for confirmation will take place in Cill Mhuire on Tuesday 16th at 7:30pm. Please bring your child's registration form with you.
At the minute we are learning all about the physical features of Ireland. We have spent the last few weeks revising the counties and we are now learning about the rivers and lakes in Ireland. We learned a song last year about the rivers which we have been revising:
The Rippling Rivers of Ireland!
Dublin’s on the Liffey,
Cork is on the Lee,
Limerick on the Shannon.
Waterford’s on the Suir,
Kilkenny’s on the Nore.
New Ross is on the Barrow,
We’ve heard of them before.
Wexford’s on the Slaney,
Drogheda’s on the Boyne,
Belfast on the Lagan.
Derry’s on the Foyle,
Ballina’s on the Moy.
Donegal’s on the Erne,
So Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye.
We also played a really fun interactive game based on the rivers and lakes. We are going to learn the rivers and lakes in one of the provinces each night. The game can be used for revision!
There are also lots of games to help us practice our counties as these are very important!
We in the Snowdrops have been busy learning about farming in the past and comparing it with farming now. We were very lucky to have a visit from a local farmer, Conor O'Callaghan today. The pupils got to create questions and interview Conor to find out what life was like for a farmer nowadays.
Conor told us that his busiest time of year was spring and summer and that some days he could work from 6:30am until midnight! Although the hours were long, Conor said that he loved his job. Conor also spoke about what happens when cows are milked and how computers and machines have made farming a lot easier.