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Seachtain na Gaeilge






 


We celebrated ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ in the Senior School last week, with a a special emphasis on all things Irish- the language, culture, music and dance. There were lots of celebrations and practices and it was a wonderful week of celebrations, ahead of St Patricks Day.


 All classes in the Senior School were busy- learning new Irish phrases, songs and poems as gaeilge. The school and classrooms were beautifully decorated for Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick’s Day.  


Children at all class levels participated in class and whole class level activities as gaeilge such as: Cluichí Clóis (yard games), a Toraíocht Taisce (treasure hunt), a Tráth na gceist (quiz and Luaschaint (speedchats) as gaeilge.


All classes learned Irish céilí dances and we had wonderful Céilí Mórs for 3rd & 4th classes and 5th & 6th classes in the hall on Friday. 




  Lá Glas and Funky Hair Day Friday



We celebrated Lá Glas and Funky Hair Day on Friday. Children and staff were invited to come to school wearing green/white/orange coloursWe combined this event with our annual Funky Hair Day organised by the Parent Association in aid of charity. All of our pupils dressedwonderfully and hairstyles were as creative they could possibily be,  




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UNCIEF: Be There for Every Child


This year, Funky Hair Day organised by our Parents Association was in aid of UNCIEF: Be There for Every Child, to support their very valuable work in providing aid and support with the many emergencies affecting children around the world.  



 

Celebrating the Irish Language and Culture




We really enjoyed celebrating our Irish Language and Culture with the children. We would ask you to continue support us by praising your child if he/she speaks Irish. 


You could ask your child Conas ata tú?’(how are you). Other simple phrases include maidin mhaith (good morning) oíche mhaith (good night), Dia Duit (Hello), Slán (Goodbye). A Television Station TG4 which shows cartoons and children’s programmes as Gaeilge. https://cula4.com/ga is a wonderful resource for children, to help develop and enjoy the  Irish Language.

 

We would like to thank Ms. Carty and all staff who have been involved in organising our Seachtain na Gaeilge events.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


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