6th Class Learn about 9/11

6th Class Learn about 9/11

Saturday, the 11th of September marked the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.

6th class students learned about the timeline of events on this day and focused in particular on the heroes and first responders who risked their lives to save as many people as possible in New York.

6th class graduation season

6th class graduation season

Our wonderful 6th class group of 2021 recently celebrated finishing primary school. This amazing group of girls attended a graduation mass with Fr. Ben on June 11th. On the 18th of June the girls had a super 6th class fun day. They partook in novelty races in the morning time in Coffee’s field. They then enjoyed some lunch along with a creamy 99 ice-cream. The day continued with a dance class with Trish McCarthy after small lunch followed by a game of soccer and rounders. After working up quite an appetite the girls were delighted to feast on some pizza and wedgies from Four Star Pizza! To finish off the day on a mellow note, the girls painted each others nails and sat around chatting in the sunshine.

The fun didn’t stop there! On Tuesday 22nd of June the girls competed in a soccer tournament. Wednesday the 23rd was the big day! At 9:30 the girls had an in-house graduation ceremony which was attended by their past teachers as well as our principal Ms. Long and vice principal Ms. Allen. This was a a celebration of the girls’ time in our school as well as an opportunity to say goodbye. That afternoon, the girls’ parents and guardians took some pictures outside the school of the girls with their graduation hats. On Friday the 25th of June, the girls official last day of school, we went for a walk to McDonalds in Turners Cross where the girls enjoyed some chips, burgers, nuggets and a McFlurry.

A huge congratulations to the 6th class girls on graduating from primary school. We hope you come back to visit us ! 🙂

New Website for 6th Class and Parents

stepup

The website ‘Step Up’ is now available for 6th class students and their parents. https://stepup.ie/

The website was developed last June, as part of the Planet Youth project, largely because COVID19 had curtailed a lot of the school transition work that would typically happen before the summer.  The site proved very popular with students and parents alike and there were 23,000 unique visitors to the site during last summer.  These visitors were mostly young people.

There will also be a short webinar for parents on the 15th of June from 7.45 – 8.45pm and this is for any 6th class parents that would like to support their children with the move.  There is a panel of speakers as follows:

Gina DowdAdolescent Psychotherapist
Helen ButlerYouth Coach
Niamh O’FlanaganSchool Chaplain

The main elements of the webinar will be:

Life in secondary school– A discussion with the panel.
Step Up Website– A guide to the website and how best for parents to use it.
Q&A – Parents will have the opportunity to put their questions to the panel.

Anyone can register through the news item on the website or the link to register is:

Stepping Up To Secondary School – A webinar for 6th class parents

Parents can submit questions on the night or in advance by email to events@planetyouth.ie.