Nov 122020
 

On 21st September 2020, the Donard-Glen footballers called to the school with the cup. It was great to see some past pupils and even one Daddy from the team. Well done guys and thanks for your time!

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Nov 122020
 

We raised €162.00 for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Every single child remembered to wear one. Well done!!

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Jan 232020
 

We had another visit from Mr Zee of Elementary Science. He taught the children in the Junior Room all about magnetism. They had to make magnetic go-carts in pairs and later they raced them to determine the best design and function.

The children in the Senior Room worked on electricity by making circuits with motors and fans. Later, the children designed battery powered fans which blew pieces of paper and straws in races. The children really enjoyed the sessions and became quite competitive.

Last week, the children in the Senior room also worked on their own STEM projects. They designed and made wind pressure toys. We were learning about air pressure and pneumatics. They then went in groups and demonstrated how their toys worked to the Juniors. So… lots of science and engineering in the last few days.

 Posted by at 11:33 am
Jan 232020
 

Nine Junior Infants started school on Wednesday 28th August. All of the other children are getting back into routine. We have harvested garlic, onions, leeks and scallions. Next week the children will enjoy some home made soup.

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Jan 072020
 

Today was “Pet Day” and some pupils brought their furry, hairy and feathery friends. There was a great selection of pets and farmyard animals. One of the silky hens laid an egg while in the Junior Room!!! And a budgie escaped, for a while, in the Senior Room!

These boys rolled, tied and wrapped grass with silage wrap to make silage for their animals at home. That’s a first!!

 Posted by at 11:08 am
Jan 072020
 

The children enjoyed eating pizza for lunch today today. They chopped veg and fulfilled orders. For desert they enjoyed some buns. Later, as part of the “Pure Mile” initiative, both classes picked litter along the road, in the school grounds and up to the church. It’s been a busy week!!

 Posted by at 10:56 am
Dec 102019
 

Donoughmore hosted the children’s Festival 2019, which was a huge success thanks to all the hard work from both current and past pupils, parents and some other members from the community.

Over 400 children enjoyed a church service, lots of food and of course the races. Donoughmore won the girls championship again this year and many, many medals. Blessington no1 won the boys championship and the overall schools’ cup. While Athy Model school won the relay cup.

Thanks again to everyone and well done to our wonderful children.

 Posted by at 2:57 pm
Dec 102019
 

This morning (16th May 2019), all classes travelled to “Bricks4kids” in Santry and later to “The Zone” soft play/bowling centre in Celbridge.

The children were inspired to create some very interesting pieces from LEGO, work with motors and race their vehicles. They worked well in groups and were all well behaved.. Many thanks to Sandra, Neville and Gemma who accompanied us today.

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Dec 102019
 

The children enjoyed a pottery session. The pupils in the Junior Room made pencil holders while the older children made mugs. Great success! Dishwasher safe.

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Feb 282019
 
All pupils and some preschool age children enjoyed our annual Christmas party. Each child received a selection box and a present from Santa and played lots of traditional games.
On the Wednesday night of Christmas week, the children performed in a Carol service and presented the congregation with bags of cookies which they had baked and decorated in school. We also raised €85 for the Laura Lynn hospice for children by wearing our Christmas jumpers to school.
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