KNITTING

Ms Kelly’s 5th class enjoyed 6 weeks of knitting lessons with local volunteers, led by Jo Joyce and Mary Keane. The children are very proud of their finished...

Dubs Visit

On Tuesday 9th October we had a visit from two Dublin GAA stars, Aisling Spillane (All Ireland Junior Camogie Dublin Champion) and Lyndsey Davey (All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Champion). Aisling and Lyndsey brought along the Brendan Martin Cup, the Sam Maguire Cup and the Kay Mills Cup. The children enjoyed meeting the Dublin players and getting a close look at the Cups. The children also had the opportunity to ask the Dublin players some really great questions. Aisling and Lyndsey may have inspired more than a few to dream of playing in Croke Park one day with their positive and encouraging answers to the children’s...

Wheelchair Basketball

A few weeks ago we got the privilege (as a class) to play wheelchair basketball for most people’s first time. When we got to the community centre we saw a bunch of cool wheelchairs. They taught us a few key rules of wheelchair basketball. Then they let us get in the wheelchairs and practise moving around. We had a wheelchair race and Sean won all the races. Finally we split into four teams and played a game. We were all bashing into each other and crashing into the walls. It was a tough game, but so much fun! I think it was a good experience and I recommend it 5 stars out of 5. A couple of weeks ago I participated in wheelchair basketball It was super fun and the coaches were very friendly straight away they were getting us in the chairs and letting us test them out they also taught us some of the things about the chair. We played a match. The boy who actually played on a team beat us by a mile. I soon realised just how much upper body strength it required even just to play 10 minutes of it. They let some of the spectators play and altogether there were only 2 points scored out of the hour we played and that goes to show how hard this sport is, which is why I admire the professional players so much. This was definitely an experience to treasure and I 100% recommend it as a learning experience as well as some...

Final in Parnell Park

Dear Parent/Guardian, As you may already be aware, the girls’ football team has reached the finals of the Fingal League. The final will take place on Thursday 17th May in Parnell Park. Kick off is at 12.30 pm. Due to the long weekend, we are working behind the scenes to make this happen. Children in 5th class and 6th class only will be given the choice to travel by bus to Parnell Park to support the school team. Siblings of players from other classes will need to make separate travel arrangements. The cost of the bus and entry to Parnell Park will be €7 per child (this cost will be subsidised by the school and Skerries GAA Club). Further information will be available when the school re-opens on Wednesday 9th May. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the girls the very best of luck in the final and to thank the teachers who facilitated the matches and to all the parents who volunteered lifts. I would also like to thank Skerries GAA Club for their continued support of GAA in St. Patrick’s Senior School. Kind regards, Michelle...