The Infant classes enjoyed a trip to the theatre to see Annabelle's Star. The performance was about a girl who is very small and very alone. Two golden stars appear to guide her on a spellbinding adventure. This magical production without words was very enjoyable and enthralled both the infants and adults. Thank you to the parents who gave up their time to come with us. Your help is always appreciated!
Thank you to parents and children for the generous contributions to the Coin Trail for Syria which took place in the school yard last week. We managed to cover a very big map of Syria with coins. This money will now be donated to help aid families in Syria who need to rebuild their lives and enable them to establish self-sufficient communities.
We were delighted to have Neil Dowling from Drum Nature come to our school for a drumming workshop with all the classes. The aim of DRUM NATURE is to use rhythm-based events to bring people together and to create a positive outlet for creativity, energy and self-expression. We had great fun creating many up-lifting rhythms together with his many instruments.
Senior Infants had a food tasting day and brought to school a traditional dish from their country of origin. We talked about and tasted delicious food from many different countries. Thank you to the Mums and Dads for 'helping' the infants to cook their dish!
Junior Green Schools
The Junior Green School Committee have been hard at work since the elections earlier this term. The representatives from each class have been inspecting the classrooms to see that everyone is playing their part in recycling and saving energy. The proud winners of the first inspection went to Second Class Red! We are also recycling all of our bottle caps for a Children's Charity in Poland!
Is í Seachtain na Gaeilge an fhéile is mó idirnáisiúnta a cheiliúrann an Ghaeilge agus an cultúr Gaelach. Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge ceiliúrtha ar fud na hÉireann agus i go leor dtíortha eile. Tugann an fhéile seans do gach duine taitneamh a bhaint as an Ghaeilge agus traidisiúin na hÉireann. Rinne gach rang iarracht mór an Ghaeilge a labhairt i rith na seachtaine. Bhí siad ag canadh amhráin agus ag rá dánta agus seanfhocail as Gaeilge. Ar an Aoine bhí céilí mór againn sa halla agus sa chlós. *******************************************Seachtain na Gaeilge is the biggest international Irish festival which celebrates the Irish language and the Irish culture and it is celebrated throughout Ireland and in many other countries. The festival gives everyone a chance to experience the Irish language and Irish traditions. All of the classes made a big effort to speak Irish throughout the week; singing Irish songs, saying Irish poems and we had a big ceilí (Irish dancing celebration) in the hall.
Thank you very much to PTA parents Marta and Aoife for running a very successful Lego Club after school for the infant classes. The children got to really enjoy the toy building brick and made many fantastic pieces of work!
Niall de Búrca
This term we had the legendary Neil de Búrca visit our school. Niall de Búrca is one of Ireland’s finest traditional storytellers.It was truly a magical experience not only for the children , but also for the teachers who were equally mesmerised when Neil told us a wide range of spellbinding tales.
Thank you to the wonderful parents who came in to read with the infants throughout the term. The children and teachers really enjoyed and appreciated this valuable experience.
Toy & Treat Sale
On Tuesday, 24th June 2014, the drama group (under the watchful eyes of Catherine and Grace) performed the drama 'There's a werewolf in town'. The audience were so excited to see their friends acting out this very entertaining play. Tommy tried to conceal his hidden identity from all those around him, his sister, his parents and the school bullies. Then Tommy met Mary and everything changed for the better. The story was followed by a dance routine to 'Werewolves of London'.
Esker Loves Books
A day to celebrate the magic contained in books. Junior children dressed up as nursery rhyme characters, while senior children dresses up as Roald Dahl characters.
Junior Infants School Tour
On Tuesday, the 17th June 2014, junior infants went on an adventure to Larchill Arcadian Garden. They took a ramble down to the lake, past many follies, went on a bear hunt through the forest, crept over the bridges, ran through the meadow that was full of buttercups, chased damselflies and a frog, investigated beetle anatomy, stroked a lamb, oinked at the pigs, tickled the chicks, fed grass to the donkeys and climbed when they got to the adventure playground. What a busy day!!!
Senior Sports Day
On Monday, 23rd June 2014, the two first classes went on a trip to Tayto Park. They were so excited on the bus! They bounced on the air pillows, held on tight to the bucking bronco, rode the horses around the monorail, climbed the wall and played in the sand pit. After a picnic in the sun, they went to see the animals in the mini zoo before going on the 'Tayto Factory' tour.
Write A Book
The winners of the Dublin Write a Book competition were honoured at an award ceremony in the Dublin West Education Centre on June 18th. Four classes participated, First Class Red, Second Class Red and Green and Fifth Class Green, and there were two winners from each class. Not all our winners were able to attend the ceremony, but those who could were presented with their award by an author of children's books who had read all the entries. She was very impressed by the standard of their work and the beautiful way their books were presented. Well done to everyone who entered and keep up the story writing!
4th Class Library
Classical comedy quartet, Graffiti Classics, visited Esker on Friday 30th May to perform for all the children and teachers from second to sixth classes. They put on an excellent, hilarious and very educational show as they danced and played on their violins, viola and cello. We always thought you had to sit down to play classical music. Not any more!