July 05th, 2017
Flag Raising Ceremonies for Green Schools
and Digital Schools of Distinction
On Tuesday June 27th we celebrated two
fantastic achievements, our first Green Flag and
the Digital Schools’ of Distinction award with a
flag raising ceremony.
The ceremony opened with a Green School song
composed especially for the day by the children
of the school.
Following on from this Ms. Kennelly welcomed
everyone – parents, children, staff, Board of
Management and our special guests Rose
Kinehan, former principal of the school and
Gerard McHugh chairperson of the Digital
Schools of Distinction Award and Director of
Dublin West Education centre and Fiona
Thomas assessor with the Digital Schools
of Distinction award.
Helen Arnold, our chairperson spoke about how
wonderfully confident and competent the
Children are with I.T. in our school. Children
from every class spoke about how I.T. enhances
their everyday school life and what it means to
them to be part of a Digital School of
They told us about coding with Scratch,
using online sites such as ixl.ie researching
projects and lots more.
Following on from this Gerard McHugh, who had
travelled all the way from Dublin to be with us on
the day, spoke about the Digital Schools of
Distinction Programme and we learned that
Bishop O’Brien N.S. is in the first four hundred
Schools in the country to achieve the award.
Gerard McHugh then proceeded to
raise the Digital Schools of Distinction flag with
the oldest child in the school C. Kingston.
Next we turned our attention to our first Green
Children from the Green School Committee spoke
about our two year campaign to achieve the flag
The whole school then proceeded to perform our
Green School code in a rap using body
Ms. O’Sullivan proceeded to raise the Green
School Flag with the youngest child in the school
Following a great big cheer, the children closed
the ceremony with their Green School Song
The children were treated to ice-creams after the
ceremony! It was a wonderful occasion for our whole
Below are some photographs from the day taken
by the wonderful Una Finn.
Our Raised Beds
This year raised beds were built in our school
and each class were given the opportunity to
grow some fruit and vegetables in their own
We had a very successful yield of delicious
potatoes, lettuce, strawberries and rhubarb.
6th class enjoyed their annual meal prepared by
Mr.Walsh using their produce.
Sports Day 2017
On Tuesday the 27th of June 2017 we held a
Sports Day in our school.
The children has a fabulous day taking part in a
wide and varied programme of events including
dance, relay races, tennis, tag rugby, soccer,
parachute games and team building challenges.
A huge thank you to our fantastic Parents’
Association for their support on the day and for
organising delicious refreshments for the
children. We really appreciate all your help.
Here are some photographs from a very
enjoyable and successful day.
New Junior Infants Induction Day 2017
On Thursday the 15th of June, we welcomed 12 eager
and enthusiastic little boys and girls to our school for
their Induction Day for Junior Infants 2017/2018.
They set about exploring their new environment , played
with the toys, listened to a story and hopefully enjoyed
their first experience of “big school”.
We very much look forward to meeting all of them again
Teachers V Children Soccer Match 2017
The whole school gathered in our school playing
field to watch the teachers take on the budding
soccer stars in 6th class.
It was a very exciting match an exciting match
which ended in a draw. This was followed by an
intense penalty shoot out which resulted in the
teachers taking home the cup this year.
Many thanks to Eddie O’Callaghan and Jason
Pratt who joined the teachers' team on the day.
Below are some photographs from the match .
Junior School Tour 2017
On Wednesday the 21st of June 2017, Junior Infants to
2nd class went on their school tour to the Mardyke
Arena in Cork for an action packed day.
The children participated in a number of fun activities
including bouncing castle, dancing, dodgeball and team
challenges to name but a few.
A wonderful day was enjoyed by all.