Anam Cara, Tipperary

Anam Cara Tipperary, the organisation that supports bereaved parents in your region, will hold its monthly parent evening on 16th December at 7:20pm in the

Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

This event is open to all bereaved parent “regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death or whether the death was recent or not. Anam Cara gives bereaved mothers and fathers a chance to meet and connect with other bereaved parents in a safe and comfortable setting. Here we can find a level of support and understanding that – even with the best will in the world – it can be difficult for family and friends to offer.”  Please note that this event is open to bereaved parents only. 
In a recent survey one parent commented that “It has helped knowing I am not alone in my journey of grief and loss. I appreciate hearing other stories and how other families cope”

For more information, see anamcara.ie or ring the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

Science Week

Discover Lismore transformed 1st and 2nd Class into a crime scene during Science Week. The children were tasked with solving a very serious crime. They studied police reports, DNA profiles and finger prints to try and eliminate suspects. They also used a real life scientific technique called paper chromatography to find out what pen was used to write a crucial piece of evidence.

The children worked really well to decide as a team who they thought committed the crime. They presented their suspect and their reasons to the class.

It was a very exciting day in 1st and 2nd Class!

TMB TV

1st and 2nd Class have been very busy creating and presenting TV programmes on TMB TV. They became news reporters and presented their weekend news to the camera, they worked hard to ensure they used many time connectives, full sentences and speak with expression. They also became special guests on TMB TV as gaeilge. The children were interviewed on our TG4 style channel. Great fun was had by all and each special guest was welcomed with wonderful applause. We are looking forward to see who will make an appearance on our channel next week!

Creative Schools

I’m sure many of you are aware that our school is taking part in the Creative Schools Initiative. We are extremely lucky that our school is full of creativity and creative opportunities as it is, the children are also bursting with creativity! Scoil Mochaomhóg Naofa is a hive of excitement with ideas and enthusiasm for all the additional projects we will get a chance to complete.

Our creative associate, Jacintha, paid a most welcome visit to our school on Wednesday. The day started with a number of creative workshops in the GP room, ranging from dance, nature mandalas, shadow puppets, drawing and many more. Following that, the creative schools advisory committee worked enthusiastically to collate all the children’s creative ideas. We are beyond lucky to have a bank of such wonderfully creative ideas that the children came up with.

Check out some photographs from the day below!

Parish Christmas Carol Service Saturday 7th Dec

The Two Mile Borris Parish Carol Service is on Saturday 7th Dec. Children to be in churchyard for 6.40pm. Tommy Healy will play music until 7pm. 

Lights will be turned on by Johnny at 7.00pm followed by Mick Collins and Choir for approximately 20 minutes.

The Piper will come from the graveyard area through the village, followed by tractors, and followed by Santa on a sleigh.  To round off the evening there will be the opening of the Crib by Liam Mcguire.

Should the weather be unsuitable plan B is to hold the Carol Service in Bannons Lounge.

Please note – Children must be accompanied by an adult on the evening

Thanksgiving

During the last week of November, Ms. McGinley’s class learned all about a special holiday celebrated in America known as “Thanksgiving”. Students made turkey headdresses and wrote “thankful” sentences on the feathers. They prepared a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and shared many more reasons why they’re thankful, including how lucky they are to have such a great “school family”!

School Concert

Tickets for our upcoming concert with the In Tune For Life Orchestra in the Dome are now on sale. Your support is greatly appreciated as this promises to be a great evening of music and dancing.

Thursday 19th December in the Dome, Thurles.