Last September the children of 4th, 5th and 6th class registered with the National Children's choir. Since then, under the guidance of Ms. Horgan and Ms. McQuaid they have been learning a wide repertoire of songs. The repertoire is very diverse and includes a song written in the 14th century, a song from the Frozen soundtrack, an ABBA classic and a blues version of a well known nursery rhyme to name but a few. The repertoire is also very linguistically rich with songs in English, Irish, Latin, Italian, Slovakian and the African Bantu dialect, Lugandan. Last night, after many months of practise and many hours spent learning lyrics and various melodies 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils performed with 4 other schools at the Louth Meath Regional Concert with an orchestra and under the musical direction of our very own Ms. Horgan. Parents, grandparents and friends alike attended the show and it is safe to say the audience were absolutely blown away by the performances. It was great fun when the orchestra performed a medley from Star Wars at the interval. The choir got a standing ovation and performed a fabulous encore at the end.
Active Flag Flying High in Curragha
We raised our first ever Active Flag in St. Andrew's this week. Active School Flag (ASF) is a Department of Education initiative supported by Healthy Ireland, and part of the National Physical Activity Plan. This initiative was led by Ms Kinsella and our Active Schools Committee, Ciara, Philip, Grace, Áine, Daniel & Caoimhe. We were joined by local jockey Nina Carberry, local Meath County players Diarmuid Moriarty and Jack O'Connor, local sports representatives, parents and the local community of Curragha. Congratulations to all involved! Check out all our Active Flag activities by clicking on the Active Flag icon at the top of this page.
Leinster Athletics Cross Country
Congratulations to all of our athletes who represented us at the Leinster Athletics Cross Country Championship today. Well done to Anna May, Hannah, Emily, Aoibhinn, Aisling, Harry G and Jack on finishing in the top 20. A special well done to Robyn, Maggie, Kate, Donagh, Odhran, Ben and Patrick who all ran up an age group to make sure we had full teams! Super work everyone!!!
Féile Fichille Finals
Congratulations to our chess team who qualified for the Féile Fichille invitational today based on their 2nd placing in the preliminary round a few weeks ago. Each child played six games and everyone did really well in a tough competition. The chess arbiter challenged us all to teach chess to one person in our lives who cannot play so that will be our mission in term three!
Catholic Schools Week 2023
Thought for the Day.....
MONDAY: Today is the first day of Catholic Schools Week 2023. Today’s theme is ‘Walking Together in Faith’. Our Catholic school is a place where we learn to have faith in ourselves, in each other and in God. May we learn to have hearts of compassion, trust and love in everything we do, as we journey together in faith. Lord, help us to live like you taught us to. Together we pray the prayer that Jesus taught us: Our Father ...
TUESDAY: Today we are asked to think walking together in love in our Catholic school. We learn many things in school. We learn things like reading, PE, science, music and art. We learn spellings and tables. But we also learn how to be a good friend. Jesus teaches us how to love one another. His Golden Rule is to treat others as you would like to be treated. Today we will remember to show kindness and love to ourselves, to those around us and to God. Lord, help us to live like you taught us to. Together we pray the prayer that Jesus taught us: Our Father ...
WEDNESDAY: Today we are asked to think about walking together to transform our world. We often hear in the news about how many people are very worried about our climate and how we need to change the way we live our lives. In our Catholic school, we learn that our environment is sacred, and that God’s creation must be taken care of and protected. May we learn to be responsible stewards in our world for the common good of all. Lord, help us to live like you taught us to. Together we pray the prayer that Jesus taught us: Our Father ...
THURSDAY: Today our Catholic school is called to celebrate our grandparents. Grandparents love us very much; they want us to be the best we can be and are proud of all that we do. They teach us wisdom, lessons that we might not learn in school and about faith. Grandparents can teach us how to pray and to trust in God that all will be well. We give thanks to God for our grandparents and celebrate their contribution to our lives. Lord, help us to live like you taught us to. Together we pray the prayer that Jesus taught us: Our Father ...
We invite our Grandparents to a special Grandparents' Mass in St. Andrew's Church at 9.30 followed by tea and coffee provided by the PA in the Parish Centre.
FRIDAY: As Catholic Schools Week comes to a close, we are asked to think about how we walk together in hope. The world can be a scary place sometimes. We might feel afraid or worried for the future. In our Catholic school, we learn that we are never truly alone, that God loves us and that our friends and teachers are there for us. Together, as a school community that is kind and cares for each other, we look to the future with the hope and the joy of the resurrection. Lord, help us to live like you taught us to. Together we pray the prayer that Jesus taught us: Our Father ...
November has been a month of phenomenal sporting success for our school. Our showjumping team placed 2nd and 3rd at the Inter Schools event in Killosery Lodge Stud. Both teams got clear rounds to get into the jump off. Our Cross Country teams had an outstanding day at the Cumann na mBunscol Cross Country Championship taking away no less than 3 titles! Our Under 11 boys and girls teams both won the title and our Under 13 girls took the top prize also. Our Under 13 boys team were absolutely superb too finishing in 3rd place. It was a wet, muddy and wonderful occasion for all! And to top it all off Grace in 6th class played for the Meath team at the Inter Schools Blitz and helped bring the Royal County to victory!
There was great excitement today in school as Meath Ladies - the current All Ireland Champions - brought the Brendan Martin Cup to visit Curragha! Bainisteoir Eamonn and players Katie, Emma and Aoibhinn were so kind to us - answering all of our questions, letting us hold the cup and signing our jerseys! 5th and 6th class made flags and headbands for the whole school and researched interesting projects on GAA in Ireland. 3rd and 4th class coloured beautiful posters to display around the school and 1st and 2nd made lovely displays for the corridors.
We love Meath!!!!
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We love Meath!!!!
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