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6th class- Confirmation

The Confirmations of 2020 are on the 29th of February in the Sallins church.
The candidates have been learning about the fruits, gifts and the symbols of the holy spirit leading up to their Confirmation. On the 29th of January the candidates had their ceremony of light, this is their second step in their Confirmation journey the first step being the enrollment mass, on the 18th of October. Mrs. MacNamara taught them all the songs for the Ceremony of Light e.g. Moving on up, the Psalm and Christ be our Light. Some of them will be included in their Confirmation. They have been learning lots of new prayers for the conformation such as the Nicene Creed and the Gloria. They have been doing lots of work in their religion book and thinking about what the holy spirit would do in some hard situations.
We know that they are looking forward to their confirmation and becoming adults in the eyes of the church.
Written by Molly, Naoise, Emma and Lili-Rose. Mr. Kennedy’s class.

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Ceremony of Light 2020

On the 9th of January 2020 the sixth classes had their Ceremony of Light in Sallins church at 7:30pm. We wore our uniforms and we brought our Baptismal candles . We sang songs, we had Seán bring up the Paschal candle, Charlie read a reading from Isaiah. Kate, Leah and Ailbhe sang the Psalm.

We had our Confession and afterwards our parents brought up our candles to have them lit. They passed the candle on to us we said a prayer and extinguished the flame. We sang the last song of the mass and the priest ended the mass. We really enjoyed the evening and we are excited to make our Confirmation!

We would like to thank all the priests who took part in the mass, all sixth class teachers and Ms. MacNamara for helping us learn our prayers and songs.

By Leah, Calum and Lee.

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The Student Council Bake Sale

We had our first bake sale on Wednesday 19th February to fund raise for mirrors for all students’ bathrooms. We raised €795. That was so much more than we expected. Every class in the school got to attend. The food that was left over was donated to two charities – the Peter McVerry trust for the homeless and The Dining Room table, Newbridge. It was a huge success but this was only possible due to all that was contributed. So a huge thank you to all the students and their parents for all the delicious and professional looking baked goods. There was so much effort put into all the baking. We had a fantastic experience selling and meeting people. We had a great time and were very proud of the event. Hopefully we can do it again.

Thank you from the Student Council.

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Mini Scientist Regionals 2019

Investigation: What is the science behind roller-coasters? Team members; Chloe, Kate, Lucy & Ailbhe.

We had to get up at 7:00am as our bus was leaving at 7:30 am😪. The bus ride felt so long as we were so tired!When we arrived at Blanchardstown IT we set up our board and roller-coaster. The event started at 9:00 am.

We had a lot of time to check out all of the other projects. The judges came around to us at about 11:00 am. We explained our project to them . After that we got our lunch and watched a science show by science Sue. We were called up to the stage to assist Sue in her experiments.  Her theme was potential and kinetic energy so we were experts!

Then at about 1:30pm it was the award ceremony.
The judges called out the names of the projects moving forward on to the next round. We didn’t hear our names straight away so we were having doubts😓 . But then, we heard our names being called out! We ran up to the stage and received our medals and trophy!🏆

We got our pictures taken with the Intel judges with our rewards. We took down our rollercoaster and wrapped our board in a plastic bag and went home on the mini bus.🚌

Our beautiful and shiny trophy🏆

Us getting advice from the balloon lady🎈

Submitted by: Kate and Chloe from 6thclass



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B Team Rugby Matches.

Our Rugby team has had 4 matches so far and still have 1 more to play
So far they lost 3 matches and have drawn1.
The first and second match were played in Clongowes Wood College(Clane) against Willow Park and St.Gerald’s. The third was against St.Gerald’s again, and the fourth was in CUS (Catholic University School).
The next match they will be playing on the 25th of February and it will be against Willow Park in their own school.
Last year only 9 girls had joined the rugby team to play on the B, C and D teams,however this year 13 girls  joined the rugby team.

The B teams Jersey’s:

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6th Class Boys Soccer

The 6th Class soccer team played 3 games against Kildare schools. Our first match was against Ballymany school in Newbridge.

We played Ballymany in Newbridge Town astro. It was a very tight game. The score finished 2-2. We started the match brightly and got a deserved goal by Jake Connolly. Around five minutes later Ballymany scored to go level. Both teams came close to scoring but the  game finished 1-1 at the end of the first half.

We came out strong in the second half and dominated the first 15 minutes and Cameron Keane scored a brilliant goal to get us ahead. We fought very hard but they scored a fluky goal near the end. It was a great performance from the team. We are currently in preparation for the 5 aside blitz in Kilcullen astro.

By Brady and Charlie from Mr Kennedy’s 6th class.

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Mini Scientist happens each year. A team can be made up of three or four people. Every team asks them selves a question and they’ve got four weeks to answer it. On the day everybody presented their investigation to the judges. The winners of Mini Scientist of 2019 were Kate, Ailbhe, Chloe and Lucy and their investigation was ‘What is the science behind rollercoasters?’. They will move on to the next round and we wish them the best of luck.👩‍🔬

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Rugby match against S.T. Gerards

On the 23th of January ,Mr Kelly and Mr Monahan took the rugby team up to St. Gerard’s to play their 4th rugby match against St. Gerards. Mr Kelly took the D team and Mr Monahan took the A team, with parents and fourth year students helping with the B and C teams. With varied results;
the A team won 5 tries to 2,
the B team drew 5 tries each ,
the C team won 10 tries to 0
and the D unfortunately lost 2 tries to 4

The A team jerseys and the Aldi rugby balls.

Thanks to St. Gerald’s for a great day of rugby.

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6th class book fair 2020

The book fair is on the 12th, 13th and 14th of February.  It comes to our school every year and has lots of new books for all ages. It is in the school small hall. There are lots of books for all ages. You can buy books from 9 o’clock to 4 o’clock.

There are books from all categories such as gaming, fiction, non-fiction and adventure. The prices range 4 euro to 14 euro. You can help us get books for our school because every book you get is one for our school. The main books they have are Dog Man, David Williams books, Tom Gates, The Wizards Of Once and Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wrecking Ball. There are books ranging from two plus to thirteen plus. Everyone loves the book fair!


Written by Liam, Cillian and Matthew in Mr.Kennedy’s 6th class.


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6th Class Bake Sale!!!!!

On the 19th of February 2020
The student council are raising money for mirrors in the bathrooms and goals for the new astro pitch.
Max amount of money allowed to be brought is 2 euro.
3rd to 6th class are allowed to bake.
Us pupils in 6th class are so excited for the bake sale to come.
You are not allowed to use nuts in any way possible.

Posted by Coryn, Ayobami and Martha.





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Aistear Theme for January: Home and Houses

For the month of January the Junior Infants’ monthly Aistear theme was Homes and Houses. They have been busy and active and have learned a lot.  Please click on the video below to see what they have been creating:


We hope you enjoy,


The Junior Infants 🙂

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Na Ceannabháin Bhána: New to the band Wednesday 5th February 2020

After a wonderful day out at The Sound of Music last Thursday we met again to play our pieces and set new goals.

In March we will celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge:

Here is our new SLIP JIG:

First time playing it today….. 🙂

Starting off slowly….. we will build up speed with practice. Thank you Mr Kelly.


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Student Council – Bake Sale Fundraiser

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