Message to our Confirmation Candidates
Best wishes to all our former 6th class pupils who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend.
May you all keep safe and well and enjoy your special day with your parents and families.
Principal, Staff and Board of Management.
A message from the President of Ireland to all Sixth Class pupils.
A message for Confirmation Candidates
For Pentecost Sunday, the day on which we celebrate the sending of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church. Bishop Denis decided to take the opportunity to record a message for those who are still waiting to celebrate Confirmation and for those who had been confirmed before COVID19 made its presence felt.
You can watch the video here https://www.facebook.com/KANDLEi/videos/549403842436869/ and it will also be available on kandle.ie.
As you may know, this Saturday 25th April was meant to be a very special day for the 6th class pupils of Rathvilly. They had prepared all year in school, at home and with the Parish Team for their Confirmation.
Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances they will not get to receive the sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday but we would like to mark the occasion for them and let them know that we are thinking of them all.
If you have a child who was due to make their Confirmation on Saturday, please ask them to leave their Confirmation workbooks in a front window to acknowledge the day.
We would also love if other families who did not have a child making Confirmation could make a Confirmation card, poster or picture to show 6th class that we are thinking of them and place these in their front windows also.
This is unfortunate but it is one of the many sacrifices that people have to make to keep our communities safe and well. So, let's come together separately and show 6th class that their special day has not been forgotten about.
Staff of St Patrick’s NS
Cumann na Bunscol
Our school had two teams in this competition. The boys and the girls teams were made up of 4th, 5th and 6th class students. The boy’s team was coached by Robbie Molloy, Mr Townsend and Mrs Molloy while our girl’s team was coached by Mrs Gavin. The boys got off to a great start beating Ballinabrana 4-
In our second game, the boys team beat Borris 6-
In the final match of the group stage, the boys were up against a very strong Tinryland side but yet again the boys won by a margin of four points. It was then the girls turn. It was a must win game for them but sadly the end result was a draw which just wasn’t enough.
There was great excitement around the school because the boys were in the final for the first time in three years! In the final itself, we got off to a bad start and conceded two goals in three minutes. We were 6 points down but kept cool and came back to a level score board by half-
This was a a great start to the year for Rathvilly National School.
GAA Five Star
The GAA five star is a program to teach us how to play GAA and to improve our skills. Robert Samson was the person to teach us and he is also the Carlow County goal keeper. It was for all the childern from First to Sixth class. The first day we just did basic skills such as hand passing the ball, kicking it and running. The second day we were hand passing the ball over other people as we got further and further away. The third day we kicked the ball off the cone and ran around a circle while the other team had to try get the ball and get back before we ran around the circle. The fourth day we did a full day of kick passing to a partner. The fifth day we played lots of games on the basketball court. The sixth day we played a little match on the soccer court but you were not allowed to kick it you were only allowed to hand pass it. We are going down to the football pitch when the weather dries up to play mini football matches.
6th Class Team work -
We recently got a box of folders from Ikea. We all worked together to make them, following the instructions carefully. They came flat packed, two in each pack. We had to fold them into shape then fold the bottoms of the folders. We put clips on each corner. Put a piece of paper in the front so you on which could write what was being held inside and then recycled all of the plastics that were left over.
Everyone did a great job and the folders are currently being used in the library.
ORAL LANGUAGE PROJECTS.
In November, we were given an oral project to be completed by the 17th December. Everyone in the class got three cards with a topic on each which we could choose from. For example, Ryan got “To save energy everyone should go to bed when it gets dark” and Carrie got “People should be able to stop time whenever they want”. When we chose our projects, we were able to put them on a page or flash cards. Then we had to stand up and present our projects. I think this will help us with our presentations next year.
SCIENCE DAY IN 6TH CLASS
6th Class School Assembly
When we came back to a new school year we had our first Sixth class assembly in September. The theme was based on kindness, work Ethic, respect and a smile. Everyone in the class took part in the assembly. The show was set in Rathvilly Boarding school and the lesson behind the performance was to have work Ethic in school, kindness, respect and a smile. Everyone played a big part in it such as making the props and acting. We had to perform this for the whole school. We think they really enjoyed it!
6th Class Science Project
We started our projects in October and they had to be in for 14th of November 2019. Firstly we showed them to our own class. We then had a day where all the classes from Junior Infants up came in and we demonstrated all our projects. Zach’s ooblech was probably the most popular of them all as everyone wanted to play with it. Brynn’s vinegar powered boat decided to explode like Daragh’s volcano! The vinegar went everywhere! We saw carbon dioxide being used in many different ways. All the projects were very good and interesting and fun to do and watch! It was a very enjoyable day for everyone.
ROLLING BACK THE YEARS!!!
Our current 6th Class have certainly grown since First Class and are even more clever and talented now.