This Christmas break-up had an added poignancy, as our founding Principal, Aine, retired after 40 years service. At her Retirement Party, we heard of her tireless commitment over the 13 years of the school’s life, particularly in the early days, when the staff-room was literally a biscuit tin. Staff have consistently spoken of her approachable […]

D7ET Archivist, December 20, 2013

Garda Band Christmas Visit

The Garda band came on their usual Christmas flying visit to the school. They played the usual standards, Jungle Bells, Rudolf etc. as well as Congratulations for retiring principal, AIne. Afterwards, they insisted on no homework for the class. “Thanks for getting us off homework.” “The songs were great.” “Pretty bad dancing from the teachers.”

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D7ET Archivist, December 18, 2013


Today, both 2nd Classes visited The Museum of Art, Kilmainham to see an exhibition of children’s book illustrations. Featured artists included Niamh Sharkey, PJ Lynch and Oisín McGann. The walk took a while, but we made it back safely. “The garden was fun and exciting.” “My favourite was the Guess How Much I Love You […]

D7ET Archivist, December 13, 2013

2nd Class Poetry: Pocket Lists

2nd Class (Peadar’s) read “10 Things Found In a Wizard’s Pocket” by Ian McMillan. Afterwards,we wrote these lists for Santa’s pocket, and for a a spy’s. The lists are a whole-class collation. Things Found in the Pocket of: Santa Magic dust to make reindeer fly A half-eaten mince-pie A Christmas tree bauble A polar bear […]

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D7ET Archivist, December 6, 2013

Anti Bullying Posters (2nd Class)

Peadar’s class discussed bullying, its forms and its effects. Afterwards, children drew a picture to accompany a slogan: Give Bullies The Red Card! or Walk Tall, Make Bullies Feel Small!

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D7ET Archivist, December 6, 2013