In our Ukulele lesson,we learned how to play the song “ hey jude” and also we learned “riptide”. Fergus taught us. He was very good at it and he is brilliant at teaching as well.
In this picture, you can see our classmates warming up to play the ukulele and you could also see half of Fergus in background.
In this picture we are listening to the one, the only, Fergus!. He was telling us that he was going to China for a concert, and that he wouldn't come to our school for three weeks and that another “professional” would come in, his name was Andy. He was really funny but he wasn't as good as us.(obviously,no one can beat us, including Fergus).HOPE YOU GUYS ENJOYED.
Recycling Week, Junk Art day
On the 16th of November it was Junk Art Day.
Many students brought in junk art to school for the competition.
Every student had the option to compete.
And every student who competed made a unique piece of junk art. We had stuff like robots, monsters, boats, trains & lots more.
Here is a photo of all the children in Alder Class who competed.
All of the green schools were involved in the judging.
Sebastian & Anisa
Get on your dancing/running shoes!
This Friday will be our first Fit Friday of the year. As part of our Active Flag application parents are invited to stay on yard every Friday to take part in a whole school dance/exercise session! The fun will begin at 8.30 and run until about 8.45. Hope you can make it! #BeActive
Toys and Bake Sale Items needed for our Winter Fair!
We will have a toy and baked goods table for sale at the fair. If any parents have old toys that are in good condition that they would like to donate they can do so on Thursday, December 6th. Parents who would like to donate baked goods for the bake sale can drop these into the school on the morning of the Winter fair, Friday, December 7th.
The PTA and the pupils of Powerstown ETNS are delighted to announce that our annual School Art Exhibition will be on display in our hall this Friday, December 7th 2018!
The theme of this year’s exhibition is ‘Winter Fun’. The artwork will be beautifully finished, professionally framed and catalogued for display in the school. As well as a great artistic event we are using the exhibition as a fundraiser to help to reduce the cost of swimming lessons for all the families in the school.
The pictures are great value at only €12 each, if you buy a second picture it will cost €10, if you buy a third it will cost €9.50. The framed print copies of the originals would make a lovely present, will be available to view on Wednesday December 5th and you can purchase them during the Winter Fair this Friday 7th December.
We look forward to seeing everyone there but if you can’t make it & would like to have your child’s picture, send the money in before exhibition day and we will arrange delivery.
Art is an area that every child enjoys and the exhibition will be a big social event in the life of the school this year, so please come along, (support our fundraiser) and admire the work of all our talented children!
On Friday December 7th we are having our annual “Winter Fair Fundraiser” from 1pm to 3pm in our School Hall. This will be an action packed, fun family day out.
There will be plenty of children’s entertainment including a children’s disco, face painting, party games, photo booth, jumble sale, art exhibition & much, much more! We are also expecting a very special visitor! Santa will be dropping by with presents for the boys and girls. There is no entrance fee.
This event is open to the entire school community, so bring along your friends, neighbours and relatives!!
If you would like to volunteer to help on the day, please fill out this form! We appreciate all help given!
Fergus from Fingal School of Music has kindly offered to do FREE ukulele music lessons with pupils next Tuesday 27th November from 2.10pm - 3pm, to help them prepare for their showcase on December 4th.
If you wish for your to attend you MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM by Monday 26th November at 10am.
Please CLICK HERE to access the form
Today our debating team from Alder and Kamilah class (5th and 6th) were busy in a debating competition with St. Colmcille's Senior National School. It was our first debate and the motion ('Climate Change is Not Our Problem') was quite a challenge, as we had to agree with it!
Both teams argued their points very well and in the end the judges awarded the win to St. Colmcille's, but made a special mention to the quality of both team's speeches.
Well done to St. Colmcille's on their win, and well done to both teams for having such an in depth debate. There will be four more rounds so plenty of chances to win debates!
Yesterday 5th and 6th class completed their Marathon in Santry. They ran their final mile with hundreds of other children and completed the program by receiving medals acknowledging their hard work throughout the past two months. The children have run more than 42km since September and have improved their health and fitness, as well as increased their awareness of nutrition, benefits of exercise, and physical and mental health through their booklets. Well done all!
Last week, 5th and 6th class got very special visitors, as Elizabeth and Alan visited the classes to talk about their novels. We have been reading their books since September and it was amazing to have them visit and talk about the writing process, quiz the children about their knowledge and take questions from their fans. We were able to show them the creative tasks we've been completing, such as visualisations, summaries, letters, character studies, brochures etc.