Playing in the Wilderness

There was some fantastic construction play in the yard today. Two separate groups of children created their own camping grounds with ‘fires’.

The children from different classes were thrilled with their fire pit. They worked really well as a team gathering their materials and constructing the pit. 



The rain didn’t even deter them from their project. 


Another group of children worked together to make a traditional camp fire. 



The two groups loved sharing their creations and ideas with each other at the end. 

Another wonderful example at how creativity can be encouraged in our large yard and grass space

After School Club: Debating

Debate Club takes place every Tuesday after school. It is run by Ms. Connolly and Ms. Clarke and is only open to students in 6th Class.

Students in Debate Club learn how to write debates and speeches, and most of all, they learn to do so with confidence. A number of topics or ‘motions’ are covered every year. From ‘Aliens are Real’ to ‘Feminism has been a Success’, the students really enjoy picking are researching topics before presenting their debates to an audience.

This year has been particularly exciting for the Debate Club. Not only have they taken part in a number of in school debates, they have also researched and delivered speeches on the use of plastics in our school. They even presented to the staff at the staff meeting, as pictured below, and will soon be speaking at assemblies. Well done to all members of the Debate Team on their hard work, commitment and dedication!


Fighting Words

On Wednesday, Ms. Kelly’s 3rd class boarded a bus for Cabinteely House. Before getting started on our creative writing workshop, we were given a tour of the house and listened to a story of the supernatural from one of the helpers. 

The children wrote a great story with the help of writers and illustrators. After a quick break and taking in the beautiful scenery, the children headed back to the workshop to get final approval for their story from their editor!  

We had a great day out! 



Christmas Carol Performance :)

Today Ms Walsh's 1st Class had our Christmas Performance! The children worked very hard to learn lots of songs and rhymes, both in English and as Gaeilge. I am very, very proud of them all as they did a super job and really gave it socks!! We had a great time preparing for it and I hope the Mammys, Daddys, Nanas and everyone else who was able to make it had a great time too!

Take a look at our fabulous performers!! :) 


Mini All Ireland Tournament

All week there have been mini Gaelic matches going on at breaktimes. All teams had players from Junior Infants up to 3rd class. It was a great way to mix and learn skills from older classes.

The final was on today, Galway vs Monaghan.

It was a very exciting match!

Our supporters were ready

The players were in a parade before the match started.

It was a tight game with Monaghan coming out as the final winners.

The match was very delayed as it was a draw for so long. Apologies to all the Junior and Senior Infant parents who were waiting. We did expect the match and prize giving to be finished by 1.30. Like a typical All-Ireland final that was not the case!

Huge well done to all involved and to Joe, Ger, Ms Brady, Mr Moloney and Mr O Brien for organising the competition.

There were even Irish dancers there to entertain us at half time!

Well done to Monaghan who won and well done to Galway who were winning till the end.

We were very proud of our two players! They represented Junior Infants brilliantly!


Our two Junior Infant players! 

School Garden

Ms Egan's class had a great time exploring the school garden today. 

Ms Garde and Joe were there to help us harvest some radishes, lettuce, peas and strawberries. We had a delicious salad back in the classroom.



We even got our photo taken for the Bray People so keep an eye on tomorrow or next week's edition. 



Keep an eye on our class blog for more images.

World Book Day

Today was World Book Day. It was a great day. The children made a huge effort to dress up as various characters from their favourite books. There were lots of genres of books discussed such as story books, factual books, annuals and comics. We talked about the characters in stories and what some of our favourite stories were. Some of the older classes did paired reading with the younger classes and each class took part in DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) for some time. The younger classes had an assembly to show off all their costumes. Don't the children look wonderful!?!


These are children in Ms Roche's Third Class all dressed up in their costumes.