A great big congratulations to all staff, crew and cast of Mary Poppins. It was a spectacular event, much appreciated by all of our four audiences. The children were genuinely magnificent and the production was of a really high standard. The acting , dancing and singing were wonderful. The set, costumes and props added enormously to the high standard of the show. We can be really proud of the effort of the whole staff who supported the director, Deirdre, the choreographer Catherine and choir director and music co-ordinator, Paula. The band also consisited of teachers in the school. with Tom on keyboard, Deirdre and Etoain on violin and Aoife on accordion. It was a thoroughly great success.
Internet safety Evening: A very important meeting will be held here in the school on Thursday 9th June.. A speaker from the National Parents Council will, talk to interested parents about internet safety for our children and give tips as to how to manage social media sites and cyber bullying.
Cast and crew working really hard to put the final touches to our production of Mary Poppins. There will two performances for parents and families. The first is on Thursday night at 7:30 pm. This is reserved for the families of the cast and crew. The second is on Friday at 1;00 sharp for any parents who would like to see it. Both performances are ticketed events so make that you get whatever tickets you need from Catherine.
I'm not sure that there are many left for either performance. Remember also that parjking will be problematic. There will not be spaces avaialble in the school grounds. Leave your car at home or park outside where it is safe. There is usually quite a lot of space at the Castle Road entrance where it is permissable to park
A very hearty congratulatons to our field event team who represented our school at Cumann na mBunscol interschool athletic competiton yesterday. The team did very well and brought ghome three individaul medals. Fade won bronze medal for the hurdles, Malvina won silver medal for a spectacular jump of 3 metre and 50 cm and Frank brought home a gold medal for shot putt. Who knew!
Congratulations to all involved and a very big thank you to their teacher trainers, Karen M, Seona, Rob and Sinead.
Roll on next week when the 2nd round of Santry takes place, our sprint and relay teams will compete, representing the school on that day. Run like the wind!
All our parents of New Junior infants and those of children coming into older classes are invited to an information meeting here in the schoool on Tuesday 21st MAy at 7;30 in the hall. You will be given a welcome pack, filled with information booklets and sheets which will answer many of the questions that you have about the practical running of the school as well as curricular, extra curricular activities and about our Educate Together ethos. Colette and Tom will talk to you about the school, the school day, the calendar and traffic management. The new Junior Infant teachers will talk about how you might prepare your children for school and a little about Aistear and the Junior Infant curriculum. Gemma, our Home School Community Liaison teacher, will talk you you about how you might become involved in our very busy parents programmes and how you might get involved in in-class support. Honor from the PTA will talk toy you abourt what they do and how you might wish to become involved in their committee. Tea and Coffee will be served . We look forward to meeting with you all and to getting to know you.
The countdown is on to our most ambitious production yet. The children are feverishly rehearsing and teachers, Barry our caretaker and his brother Darren are busy preparing a very elaborate and professional set. Stage One, building the set from scratch yesterday. Stage two, undercoating and priming today. Further updates on the way. Look out for tickets to the show. Parents of cast members invited to the Gala performance on Thursday 2nd June and all others interested parents on Friday afternoon. 3rd June. Exact times to follow. BY the way, the face you see looking over the back drop is Darren not Barry. They look almost the same. Don't spill any paint now!
Esker Educate Together National School has just been awarded a Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Plaque of STEM Excellence for the 2015/16 academic year. We are thrilled to see that all of the science, technology, engineering and maths work, carried out in our school has been acknowledged and celebrated with this award. I know that the children really enjoyed taking part in the Awards programme this year. A most hearty congratulations to 6th Class Green and their teacher Deirdre who organised and led the programme in the school this year. I know that Deirdre also wanted to thank Niamh who was responsible for our success in this area over the last two years and gave invaluable advice to Deirdre who was leading the application for the first time. Well done to all involved.