Music at St. Andrew's
An article by Kate Horgan and Jenny Deering
At St Andrew’s we learn a lot of music both in choir and playing instruments. Our music teacher Mrs. Horgan teaches us singing and music theory. Ciaran & Aimee teach us bodhrán, recorder, clarinet and flute. Every year Mrs. Horgan enters an audition for the Late Late Toy Show. This year we have sent an audition tape of the small choir singing ‘The little Drummer Boy’ and we used the bodhráns throughout our performance. This year we hope to participate in the Feis Ceoil and the Navan Choral Festival. We will also go down to Kilbrew Nursing Home to sing for the residents at Christmas time. We have two choirs in our school, small choir and the whole school choir. Aimee, our bodhrán teacher helps us to prepare for shows inside and outside school. Ciaran our recorder, flute, & clarinet teacher helps us to prepare for school concerts in school and exams outside school. We all enjoy learning music in St. Andrews!
Our Halloween Day and Cake Sale
An article by Phoebe Horgan
We had our Halloween fun day and cake sale just before we broke up for the Halloween holidays. It was a fun day for everyone in school. All the children and even the teachers dressed up in spooky Halloween costumes. First thing that morning we had Irish dancing with Aideen. After break Ms Ronan ran our Tra na gCeist (a table quiz as gaeilge!) There were many difficult questions and in the end Jenny Deering from 6th Class and her team won the comortas! After lunch we had the cake sale organised by the Parent’s Association. There were delicious cookies, cupcakes, cakes and lots of Halloween goodies to choose from and buy. We also had a raffle with great prizes to win. We drew Halloween pictures and the parents displayed them on hall walls and decided on a winning picture for each class. The winners were;
Junior Infants - Ciara Burke
Senior Infants - Ciara Morgan
1st Class - Imogen Horgan
2nd Class -Kevin Doyle
3rd Class -Aoife Fay
4th Class - Ben Ronan
5th Class -Kate Horgan
6th Class - Daniel Ryan
The cake sale raised 755.50 euro. We had a brilliantly, spooky, fun day!
Our New School Library
An article by Grace Deering
This year our school has built a new library .The library has a wide
choice of books! We are very lucky to have a selection of books
written by these famous authors: JK Rowling, Adam Blade, Michael
Morpurgo, David Walliams, Anne Fine, Roald Dahl, Jeremy Strong,
Enid Blyton, Jeff Kinney and Dick King-Smith. We also have many
books under these sections: History, Geography, Science and the
Classics. Luckily we have two big orange couches and a table and
chairs in our library where we can read silently and in comfort.
One of our parent community came in and decorated the walls with
famous quotes and beautiful images of characters taken from
famous books. Here are some examples:
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly…….
You cease forever to be able to do it”
from Peter Pan
“The more that you learn, more places you will go”
from Dr Seuss.