Sallins National School

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Dé Céadaoin Arís!

We are nearly there!

On Wednesday, 13th March 2019, Alexandra College Trad Band will join us for our Seachtaine na Gaeilge Concert. They have joined us every year for the past 12 years. We all join together and play our favorite pieces.

Then on the evening of Thursday 14th March 2019 we will visit Alexandra College to join them for their annual “Ceol le Cheile”. We have great memories of these visits over the past 4 years. On the Thursday some of our past pupils will join us. They are in Secondary School and College now, and all still playing music and are studying music in school and university. Some are studying to be Primary School Teachers. We also will be joined by our friends at school who train as Irish Dancers and some of our past pupils are helping them with the steps. Our teachers are also playing with us. Come along and be part of the evening. Admission is FREE and Alexandra College give us a great welcome and a big hall for all the guests. See you there.

We are perfecting our pieces. Mr. Fell’s traditional pieces are really improving and we are great with the slow air and jig that Mr Kelly taught the group for the competition in October. We have some Marching Band pieces! Mrs. Macnamara really likes the marching bands! They are different to Trad!  Also our original Trad Group have been working on some new pieces. Please join us at 7:30 in Alexandra College: 14/03/2019

Here is how we sound today….




Come and join us!




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Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge ag teacht! Tá an Grúpa Trad ag Cleachtadh…. Éist linn!

Hi Everyone!

It’s Wednesday again. Today we practiced and recorded all our pieces for the concerts taking place in Sallins and in Alexandra College during Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019.

Listen and play along at home.

Slow Air

Munster Buttermilk Jig

Brian Ború’s March

Maggie in the Woods & John Ryan’s

Foggy Dew & The Minstrel Boy


Practice along with the music. Also tell your fiends about our concert in Alexandra College, Dublin, on Thursday 14th March 2019 at 7:30 p.m. This will be our 4th year travelling to Dublin to play in the concert. Everyone is welcome!





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See our projects on display outside Room 28

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Signs of Spring

We had fun on our nature walk to the school garden. We saw many signs that Spring is here.


Credit Union Table Quiz

Congratulations to the teams who represented Sallins in the Credit Union Table Quiz recently. They did very well and had a lot of fun!




Here’s a great clipping from the local paper!

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Here are Our Prints Hanging on the Wall outside Room 28

Here are our prints. We hope you like them. Please leave a comment if you like them. We think they’re GREAT!


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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from Room 3

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We are learning new polkas!

Mr Fell is teaching us three new pieces.

This is the first one we started last week: Maggie in the Woods


…..wait a bit for the music to start!

We are also learning Britches Full of Stitches & John Ryan’s

Tune in next week! We are having a big band practice and some of our past members are coming along to play with us. They are on mid term form secondary school. It will be great. We will record our session.

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Ceol i Rang 27

We are learning these songs.


Listen to us sing and play:

Rang a Trí

Seomra 27

Here is a YouTube version of Tóg Amach Mé that we are learning from!

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LEGO! Building together in 3rd Class

We built LEGO projects today FRIDAY: 08/02/19

We worked together in groups of 3.

We took turns being the Engineer, Supplier, Builder…

This is how we worked ……

Here are some of our constructions…..

Room 28

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Room 18 working together with LEGO

Today, 08/02/2019

We worked together to build some LEGO movie 2 kits.

Working together is fun.



ROOM 18: Check Out Internet Safety! Visit WEBWISE html Heroes!

Today we did some lessons on Internet Safety, for Internet Safety Week.

We typed into Google Chrome:

Webwise html Heroes

Click on the link to open the window with the lessons. We looked at Lesson 1: Welcome to the Internet.

We know a lot already from our parents and from learning together at school.

Lesson 1 helped us to talk about what we know and how much more we can learn from this website!

Try the lessons at home too!

Luca, Luke, Cillian & Finn

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Ceremony of Light PSALM Recording






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We are making Viking Helmets out of papier maché.   We had great fun making them.





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1st FEBRUARY 2019

Today we had a look in the garden. We were looking for signs of spring. We saw flowers: daffodils and crocuses.

Then Luca showed us a book about CIRCUS KRONE. It is the Greatest Circus in the World! Luca has been there! He said it was great. We looked at the book and Luca and talked about the amazing animals and the Macaw he had perched on his arm!



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