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We want to raise awareness about Down Syndrome this Thursday March 21st!
How can you help?...By wearing #LotsofSocks! You can wear lots of socks, odd socks, brightly coloured socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock, even 3 socks to represent 3 chromosomes! If you don't usually wear socks, wear them on Thursday!
Wear them at home, school, work, on the bus, in the shop...wherever you will be on Thursday March 21st! Lets get people talking and raise awareness!
Here's the link to the proper website: https://www.worlddownsyndromeday2.org/event/lots-of-socks-2019
Annie Auditions - Leading Roles
Hi guys. We will be holding auditions for the leading roles in our production of Annie this coming Friday! If your child wants to audition, please make sure they have the relevant song prepared for the role they would like to perform.
Please see the list of songs below. All song lyrics can be found online and songs can be found on Spotify/YouTube.
Miss Hannigan: "Little Girls"
Oliver Warbucks: "I Don't Need Anything But You"
Lily/Rooster: "Easy Street"
Molly/Kate/Tessie/Pepper/July/Duffy: "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile"
Best of luck!!
A chairde! Parents, Guardians and friends!
This week we will be celebrating Irish language and culture as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge. We will be busy learning Irish songs and dances, playing games through Irish, reading and writing stories, listening to Irish music and promoting the Irish language throughout the school.
We would like to invite you to join in the fun this Friday 15th March.
We would be delighted if anyone would like to contribute baked goods for our Irish Breakfast morning. Some ideas of Irish foods include:
Soda bread or brown bread
Barmbrack or fruit bread
Spreads: blackberry jam, apple jelly or Irish butter.
"We are delighted to be celebrating the 22nd World Book Day (7th March) in Powerstown E.T.N.S. with a series of in-school events 4th – 8th March 2019. The main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading. We kicked things off with some shared reading in our assembly families this morning.
Along with various in class activities, we are holding the following events in school during the week that we would love your support in:
Collins Barracks Trip😎 👀👅
This project is about the trip to collins Barracks.We went on the trip to Collins Barracks happened on the 25th of January 2019 on a Friday.
The trip was about world war two.
My favourite thing I saw was called Patrick Pearse’s pistol. It was the coolest thing I saw there,apart from the plane.
Patrick Henry Pearse (also known as Pádraig or Pádraic Pearse; Irish: Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais; 10 November 1879 – 3 May 1916) was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist, republican political activist and revolutionary who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916.
When the Irish Volunteers split over World War Two Patrick Pearse become one of the leaders of those opposed to helping Britain in the war. In 1937 he joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood. He also helped organise the Easter Rising in 1916. Pearse was also one of the seven people who signed the Proclamation.
Collins Barracks(Irish: Dún Uí Choileáin) is a former military barracks in the Arbour Hill area of Dublin, Ireland. The buildings are now the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History. Housing both British Armed Forces and Irish Army garrisons through three centuries, the barracks were the oldest continuously occupied example in the world.
Originally called simply The Barracks, and later The Royal Barracks, the name was changed to Collins Barracks when handed over to the Irish Free State in 1922.
Built in 1702, and further extended in the late 18th century and 19th century, the complex's main buildings are neo-classical in style. Since 1997 the barracks have been home to collections of the National Museum of Ireland (for Decorative Arts and History exhibits), and the original structures have seen some award winning redevelopment and conservation work to support this new role.
THANKS FOR LISTENING TO MY PROJECT I HOPE YOU ENJOYED JUST LIKE HOW WE ENJOYED OUR TRIP TO
(This was all done in pencil)
Battle Of The Books
About a week ago, 5th and 6th class went to the Battle Of The Books in Swords. We went there because i think they wanted to see who’s team would remember all about the books. The battle was about Arthur Quinn and The Book Of Learning. 3 students from each class would be chosen to compete. 5th class would do Arthur Quinn and 6th class would do The Book Of Learning, while the rest of the classes were to watch. Corey, Tanush, and Hamza were chosen to compete in 5th class.
When we got there, we had to wait for the other schools to come. There would be a person who would ask the questions and repeat them. Honestly, it was pretty boring because we only watched them answer the questions.
At the end, there was only one more question left. But they cheated. The Battle Of The Books was only about the two books, but the final question was about rugby. That was unfair!
Also, the other school cheated because they called out the answer to the team! Luke said he’ll talk to the person who said the question, but i don’t know if he did yet… Anyways, that was my report on the unfair Battle Of The Books.
On the 21st of January Powerstown’s debate team: Seán, Helen and Mayra went head to head with Holy Rosary School, to debate the motion” People should be fined for not recycling.” Powerstown had to oppose this motion.
Holy Rosary School’s captain went first, her name was Siofra and she opened up her school arguments. Seán, was next he was Powerstown’s captain, he proposed other solutions. Holy Rosary School’s 2nd speaker read out her speech she told us about how not 0After her Helen, Powerstown’s 2nd speaker explained how the USA already are rewarding people who recycle.Holy Rosary’s 3rd speaker closed off their school’s argument.
Last was Mayra who closed off the debate.
The rebuttal was pretty slow on Powerstown’s side but Holy Rosary had too much facts that they almost went over the time limit.
At the end of the debate both the adjudicators
Got us very confused about the topic of debating at the end when we were all very confused Michael finally revealed that Holy Rosary won and Powerstown lost their second debate.
Some weeks ago 5th class have been to a mini museum in the school to look at some old stuff.We only had 20 minutes because 6th class will come.We were in 4 groups and 4 tables with old stuff on it and we had 5 minutes per tables.We had to draw some interesting things that liked.We swapped over to another table and we saw a lot of interesting stuff.At the end we couldn’t see all the stuff because 6th class came.
Heritage week (wwII) 2019
In January 2019 our school had a heritage week when we learned about what happened in world war 2.
During heritage week we told stories and we got to show objects that we have from world war 2 .
Near the end of heritage week we all got to make projects about world war 2 we all got to choose our our own topic.
Hamza, Zudayze, Cristian and Andrian chose to do adolf hitler Kyle ,Ranya, Jaela and Noon chose to do anne frank . Victoria and Anisa did edith frank (Anne frank’s mother) . Sophia, Heitor and Tanush did dublin bombings .Micheal, Sebastian, Corey, Erik and Taylor did weapons and transportation.Rihanna did otto frank (Anne Frank’s dad).Lucas did daily life of jews. Nicolae did the holocaust .I did Jehovah's witnesses during wwII and last but not least helen did winston churchill.
In effect heritage week is a week we will never forget it was very fun and we all learned a lot from it. I think we all had a lot of fun putting together those projects and watching all the videos and we even had a visitor(my mom) come in and talk to us about jehovah’s witnesses.
The end thank you for listening