The retirement concert was for our vice principal Mrs Murphy and one of our teachers Mrs Ennis. It was a surprise so every class learnt a song to sing at the concert. Junior and Senior Infants sang So Long Farewell from the Sound Of Music. First Class sang You Got A Friend in Me. Second Class sang Thank You For The Music. Third Class sang You Can Count On Me. Fourth Class sang These Are The Days and Lean On Me. Fifth Class sang Happy and Time of our Life and Sixth Class sang Best Day of Our Lives. The school band and choir also sang It’s Time by Imagine Dragons. Some students also read a retirement poem and brought up roses for Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Ennis. They were presented with bouquets after Mr. Lanigan made a speech. Then the whole school sang Favourite Things with the words changed to suit Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Ennis. It was great to have the whole school together and the weather was beautiful. We will really miss Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Ennis and we hope they will call in to see us some time.
Last Thursday, the 25th of June, we raised our Active Flag. We danced the Dino Stomp and we were very good. Then one of the members of the Active Schools Committee, Ava Griffith, made a speech. She talked about all the activities that we did for example the 21 day challenge and the Active Week and other things too. After that, our principal, Mr. Lanigan, made another speech. Then Katie Walsh talked to us about always chasing your dreams.
She is a famous jockey and has ridden two winners at the Cheltenham festival. She began her riding career in 2003. She was the third woman to win the Irish Grand National. Finally, at one o’ clock, Katie Walsh raised the Active Flag. Everybody cheered loudly when it waved in the wind majestically.