The Secret Garden comes to St. Paul’s!

The Secret Garden comes to St. Paul’s!

The children from First Class to Sixth Class had a special treat today when they got to watch a performance of The Secret Garden. The Sixth Class children had a “back stage” session with the cast afterwards who gave them lots of inside information on the performance which has left them very excited for their own performance of Matilda in June!

Sponsored Walk and Run

Sponsored Walk and Run

Last Friday, the 27th of April, we had our annual sponsored walk and run. In the “run” up to this, the children have been working very hard on “The Eur-Run” challenge. Have a look below to see how each class level is progressing.

  • Junior Infants 59km
  • Senior Infants 299km
  • First Class 818km
  • Second Class 622km
  • Third Class 1356km
  • Fourth Class 1402km
  • Fifth Class 1562km
  • Sixth Class 925km

Each class will continue to reach their assigned destination by the end of the year.

For our sponsored walk and run, Junior Infants to Fourth Classes walked different routes around the village while Fifth and Sixth Classes headed up to Fairyhouse and ran the racecourse. The total distance of this racecourse is 2.7km. Below are the results from this run.

Fifth Classes

  • 1st  James Kelly 11.57
  • Joint 2nd  Cara O’Sullivan, Kate Raftery, Sarah Forde and Ciara Coroner 12.11

Sixth Classes

  • 1st: Lee Gallagher 11.43
  • 2nd: Liam Fraser 13.00
  • Joint 3rd: Hugh Kehoe and Jacob Mulcahy 13.10
  • 1st Girls home: Laura Kelly and Lily Nannery 13.15

Well done to everyone who took part. We had a great day! Thank you to the Parents’ Association who supplied each child with an apple and a bottle of water. Thank you also to the children and their families for gathering sponsorship money for our school.

The Eur-Run Challenge

The Eur-Run Challenge

As part of renewing our Active Flag this year, our school is accepting the challenge to “Run around Europe.” We are very excited about this and have named it the “Eur-Run.”

Each class level has a target destination. Have a look at the destinations and distance each class level will “run to” as a collective group. It will be an accumulation of the distance each child has run. The class teacher is monitoring the progress of his/her class on a record sheet. The distance completed by each class is also displayed on a banner outside their classroom door. Have a look at the progress the children have made so far.

Remember our Sponsored Walk for Junior Infants to Fourth Classes and a Sponsored Run for Fifth and Sixth Classes will take place this Friday, the 27th of April.

Spelling Bee 2018

Spelling Bee 2018

Congratulations to Conor, in Fifth Class, who represented St. Paul’s in the Spelling Bee Meath county final.
Following a school based competition between all the children in Fifth and Sixth Class, Conor was the last student standing after spelling all of his words correctly. This meant Conor would represent St. Paul’s in the county final, which was held in our school. Conor had the support of his class in the PE hall  and did extremely well, getting to the second last round. Well done Conor!

Daffodil Day 2018

Daffodil Day 2018

We are delighted to have raised €1,487 on Daffodil Day, which was donated directly to the Irish Cancer Society. Many thanks to everyone who donated money, and a special thank you to our Student Council who worked very hard selling pins, daffodils and raffle tickets on the day.

Easter Bunny Visit!

Easter Bunny Visit!

There was great excitement in school today when we had our annual visit from the Easter Bunny. He had lots of fun visiting all of the children and he even left a little treat for the children to find in an Easter Egg Hunt!