A great start to the final week at school before Christmas when Santa came to the school on Monday December 18th and provided us with great fun and merriment all around. Every child received a Selection Box but the biggest present of all was to see the joy on everyone’s faces. On December 20th all the children went to see the Christmas Panto, Cinderella at the UL Theatre. This was a fantastic experience and really set us in the mood for Christmas.
Templederry definitely has got Talent!
We held our novelty act competition on Thursday December 21st. This even doubled as a fundraiser as we placed a voluntary donation bucket at the door with all donations going to the Gaelic Voices for Change” Homeless Appeal. Thanks to your generosity we raised €320 and this was presented by the school to Brendan Maher Tipperary hurler and one of the organisers of the appeal.
Shared and Paired Reading
To compliment the outstanding work being done in school in our reading groups the school began these schemes again with some subtle changes. Children in the older classes can read full books and for every 3 books they read they will get a free book of their choice. With our Book Fair coming in February and World Book Day on March 1st everybody is putting in a big effort to read more and thank you for your support at home.
Healthy Eating Guidelines
As part of our ongoing efforts to promote healthy lifestyles and decisions we decided to launch a number of information flyers relating to Physical Activity and Health Lunchboxes. Every family received a booklet called Eat Well Move Often and a number of guidelines and tips were put out on the school twitter. We will be re-visiting this in Mid-Spring with more Healthy Eating Guidelines Being sent home.
Credit Union Table Quiz
We had 2 teams take part in the Credit Union Quiz in the Gaelscoil in Nenagh on Friday January 26th. We practiced really hard and were very happy to finish high up the table in both competitions. We are already looking forward to next years quiz as we regularly do quizzes on Fridays in school
Nursing Home Visit
On Wednesday January 30th the children of 5th and 6th class made a very special visit to Ashlawn Nursing Home to meet with parishioners and help one of our very special Templederry natives, Breda Ryan celebrate her 100th birthday. We played music with Ned Kelly our music teacher and sang Templederry My Home. The school made a presentation to Breda to mark the occasion. It was a framed copy of the front page of the Nenagh Guardian from that week 100 years ago!!!
Grandparents Day 2018
On January 31st as part of our Catholic Schools celebration we had our Annual Grandparents Mass. Fr Teehan celebrated mass with us on what was a very memorable occasion and again we played music and danced for our Grandparents to help mark the occasion. We took lots of pictures which can be seen on the website and we also informed people of our recent work researching the happenings in Templederry 1938!!!
Safer Internet Day
As part of the Stay Safe Programme we recognised Safer Internet Day which was on February 6th. As part of this all the classes spoke about the do’s and don’t’s of safe internet use. They watched videos which encouraged more responsible use of the internet and designed posters to help people appreciate the Do’s and Don’ts of Safer Internet use. We all learned something new and agreed to look out for eachother when trying to Stay Safe online. We learned that the first thing we should do if we feel threatened is to tell somebody responsible and not to keep secrets. We are happy to recognise the internet as a valuable tool and that it needs to be respected and used responsibly.