6th Class September/October Newsletter
Scoil Éanna fire safety
National fire safety week took place on the 1st week of October. On Friday the 7th of October members of Ballybay fire brigade visited Scoil Eanna. They were telling the pupils to turn of their lights and put out the fire at night time. Then the school went down to the Capark and here they were telling us to stay away from fireworks. Everyone went back up into the school Here Mr Mc Ginn put on the fire man uniform You could here him breath in and out when he lifted the mask up he was breathing really fast. Aaron Gilmore and Owen Duffy’s dads were part of the Ballybay fire brigade team.
Miss O Donoghue got married to Fergal on the 21st of October they got married in Aghabog. She is now back from her honeymoon and is known to all the pupils as Mrs. Brennan
PE in School
As part of the aquatics strand for PE the senior part of Scoil Éanna went swimming .The swimming began on the 9th of September and continued for 6 weeks and ended on the 14th of October.
For PE tennis had started on the 18th of October. Tennis lasts for a 5 week block and there are still a few more weeks to go. Gus is doing tennis with all the pupils in the school.
Dancing started for the junior part of the school. Once again dancing is a six week block and there are a few more weeks of it left to go.
Scoil Éanna 5th and 6th class boy’s football.
The Scoil Éanna boys started gaelic on the 15/9/16 and they played their first game against Latton in Drumhowan. Scoil Éanna played a good game but unfortunately they lost. The full time score was Scoil Éanna 2-9 Latton 7-4.
Match day number 2 the Scoil Éanna boys played Corracrin on the 20/9/16.Once again Scoil Éanna played a good game but Corracrin played better and Scoil Éanna lost with the score Scoil Éanna 0-10 Corracrin 7-4.
Scoil Éanna played their third match against Gaelscoil Ultain Scoil Éanna played a little below par and once again they lost and the score was 3-5 5-18.
Scoil Éanna played their last and final game against Clontibret the played very good but Clontibret played better.
The annual Halloween disco happened on Friday 28th of October. The school had a disco party and it was awesome as always. Everyone had a contest to see who could dance the best and only two people could win and those were Olivia in 5th and Matthew in 6th. Before the dance contest everyone paraded around the hall. There was a fancy costume contest with family group and single group categories. There were lots of winners in each class and the same thing with the family group. The 3rd class teacher Miss Finnegan took the photographs of all the winners. At the end of the disco 5th and 6th class had a dance off and everyone won the dance off. It was the best Halloween disco everyone ever had.
GREEN FLAG – Travel
Scoil Éanna is starting it’s journey to the 4th green flag for travelling to school. Sorcha Brophy came into all the classes to talk about how you travel to school. The aim of this flag is to increase the number of students walking, cycling and using public transport or carpooling to come to school. This programme should always be operated with health and safety in mind.
Scór na bPáistí
Scór na bpaistí took place in Clontibret community centre at 3pm on Saturday 5th November 2016. First class to sixth class pupils from the school took part in music and dancing. The Drumhowan music and set dancing groups came in 1st place. The names of the pupils that took part in the set dancing were Rachel Brennan, Joseph and Shauna Lennon, Mary Walsh, Fiona Markey, Róisin Mc Eneaney , Laura Mc Mahon and Lauren Hanratty. The music team was Laura Mc Mahon, Éanna and Conor Curran, Jonathan Lavelle and Rachel Brennan. There also was a table quiz. The Drumhowan team preformed well but they didn’t get placed. The people that took part n the Drumhowan team was. Johnathan Lavelle, Conor and Éanna Curran and Lauren Hanartty. Hard luck to our solo singer Andrea Sherry and Céilí dancers. Past pupils in Scoil Éanna will be taking part in Scór na nÓg on Saturday19th of November in Threemilehouse.
Over the summer holidays the senior bit of the yard got renovated. It looks really good They put astro turf on the ground and a new fence around all the yards.
Over the Halloween holiday the school got new basketball nets in the senior yard of the school and the school hopes that the children can improve on their basketball skills.
The Cross Country
The Ulster cross country finals took place on Saturday 22 of October.There were 3 people from Scoil Eanna running in it.The cross country was held in Rostrevor in Down.
Owen Sheridan was running in the U10 and he came first out of 62. He was running for Monaghan Phoenix.
Edel Murphy was running in U12 category for Shercock. There was 120 people in the race and Edel came 8th.
Aideen Drury was running at U12 level and she came 29th out of 120. She was running for Shercock.
This news was written by 6th Class Pupils Sophie Mc Cann, Orán Byrne, Cian Sherry, Karina Fogele and Jack Treanor.
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