The year is going by so quickly. We are working hard and having good fun. Here’s what we have been doing since Christmas

We learned all about Lighthouses.

Did you know….

Sometime after Saint Patrick came to Ireland a monk named Dubhán came here to look for a quiet place to work and pray. He chose a place in Co. Wexford overlooking the sea. The place he chose is now known as Hook Head. He and his monks began to light fires to help guide sailors into the harbour. Hook Lighthouse is thought to be one of the oldest lighthouses in the world. There are 80 lighthouses around the coast of Ireland. Long ago, someone lived in each lighthouse and made sure that it was lit each night.

February is a special month in our school as we celebrate St. Brigid’s Day on February 1st. St. Brigid is a very important Saint in Ireland but particularly in Kildare and in our school as our school is named after her.
We really enjoyed celebrating St.Brigid’s Day through story, drama and a prayer service for all of the other classes.

We made St. Bigid’s crosses with reeds. It was difficult at first, but then we got the hang of it!

St Brigid brings the Spring!

We made cards for our families and dressed in red and pink to celebrate St.Valentine’s Day.

We have just begun debating. The motion for our first class debate was ‘Homework is a bad idea’

We had speakers, judges and our audience who asked some very tough questions!

We are looking forward to more fun and learning during the rest of the school year