Members of fifth and sixth class were busy weeding and planting raised beds in the local community garden. They planted four beds in total. In the first bed they planted sunflowers seeds. In the second bed they sowed rows of beans and sugar snap peas. In the third bed they planted a number of different herbs such as sage, thyme and dill. In the final bed they sowed a mix of wild flowers to encourage pollination and help save our buzzy friends. We look forward to watering them and watching them grow over the coming weeks and months.
Our boys and girls Gaelic football teams were in action in recent weeks. They participated in games against Rathoe and Grange. The boys made it to the semi final stage of the competitions. They played Ballinabranna on Thursday April 27th . They battled hard and were very unlucky to be beaten by the narrowest of margins. We are very proud of them all. We wish Ballinabranna N.S the best of luck in the finals.
Fifth Class Class recently had the opportunity to work alongside author and illustrator Sarah Bowie. Over the three days the class worked on a number of interesting projects which culminated in each student creating their own comic book.
Third Class treated us to a science exposition on Wednesday March 30th. They had a number of different science experiments and projects on display. We saw experiments on Bouncing Eggs, Oobleck Slime, Home Made Lava Lamps and even Floating Men to list a few.
Congratulations to our 30 pupils who received their Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Denis Nulty in St. Patrick Church, Rathvilly on March 23rd. Students from Tynock and Talbotstown were also confirmed on the same day. It was such an enjoyable and special day that they will remember forever.
Rathvilly NS turned green on March 16th. Lá Glas concluded our Seachtain na Gaeilge activities. We all dressed up in green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and to raise money for charity. We had a concert in the school yard where we were entertained with Irish music, dancing and songs. We finished the celebrations with a whole school Céilí in the school yard. Bhí lá iontach againn!
A big thank you to all who entered the Cookbook Art Competition. The standard of entries was amazing. Congratulations to all the winners!
Fifth and Sixth Class participated in a 6 week Cycle Safety Training Course. The emphasis of the course was on safety through control of the bike and awareness of surroundings. They covered topics such as; safe equipment, rules of the road, starting and stopping, road positioning, shoulder checking, turning left and right, overtaking traffic manoeuvres and on-road training.