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The entire school got busy exercising for ten minutes to celebrate ten years of Operation Transformation at ten o’clock on the tenth of February!

A.S.F. Committee:

In October we elected our A.S.F. committee for the year 2016/2017. Everyone in the school can contribute to the activities during the year and give us ideas but we decided to have a committee to co-ordinate our efforts. The following children are on the committee: Rang 6-Ava and Rory; Rang 5-Molly,Kelly and Hannah; Rang 4-Seán and Marie; Rang 3-Ava and Fionn; Rang 2-Anna,Tom and Michael.


Wake-Up Wednesday and Funtastic Friday:

Now that we’ve sorted our P.E. equipment, it’s time to get the school moving. When we came back to school after the Hallowe’en break we began Wake-Up Wednesday and Funtastic Friday. The boys and girls from Rang 5 and Rang 6 have paired up and between now and Christmas each pair will put us through our paces before school starts on Wednesdays and Fridays. Plenty of Jumping Jacks and Heels-Ups to get us all awake in the mornings!

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We’ve decided to prioritise the Dance strand of the P.E. curriculum this year so each class will learn to dance between Hallowe’en and Christmas and we will also have dance classes in March and April. We haven’t done much dancing in the school as part of P.E. up to now and it is a challenge as we have no P.E. hall. However we are trying and it’s great fun. Using the Dancin’ Time DVD and CDs we are learning folk dances from around the world including Ireland.

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Our PE equipment has not been sorted for a long time. Some of it has been stored in the Old School in boxes and some is in the timber hut outside. Our first job was to clear both of those places and store the equipment in our new Sport Shed.

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This is a picture of what’s in the timber hut – not very organised as you can see. It’s very difficult to see what equipment we have and even more difficult to get the equipment out to use it!!

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Inside and outside our new Sport Shed. Thanks so much to our Board of Management for building the new shed and especially to Larry for the long awaited roof!

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How much neater everything looks now. We can see our sports equipment and easily find what we need for our PE classes and break times.