Every day since the beginning of the school year, we have been running/jogging a kilometre a day. Just after small break we go outside the sixth class doors and run around the building 3 times (equivalent of 1 kilometre). Our goal is to reach a great 100 kilometres by the end of the year. Today, we’ve reached 10 kilometres, only 90 more to go!
This year, the sixth class will be going on a school tour to Baltinglass Activity Centre. There are activities like: Canoeing, Kayaking, wall climbing, archery, and hill walking. Canoes and kayaks are small boats for one person each.
Wall climbing is where there’s an artificial wall with coloured plastic rocks sticking out of it where you can put your feet/hands to climb the wall. Archery is where we will be shooting targets with a bow and arrow (don’t worry not living targets!)
We will be doing orienteering which is basically where you get a map, there are certain locations you have to find, first people to find them all wins!
By James Kehoe
Every year, the sixth classes hold an annual cake sale around Halloween. The sixth classes bake cakes and the money goes to charity of the sixth classes choice. To make the event more festive, the two sixth classes dress in their Halloween costumes. Every class from junior to fifth come up to get treats and have lots of fun! We are hoping to raise €1,250
Every year fifth and six class go on an annual hike to raise money for our school. About two weeks before our annual hike our teachers give us an envelope with a piece of paper inside. This piece of paper can get signed by your parents, grandparents, aunt , uncles neighbours etc. and hopefully when they sign the paper you get a euro or two with it!!! We hike up Three Rock Mountain. I really enjoyed the hike last year and I’m looking forward to raising money for our school again this year. We’re hoping to raise some money for the school.
Every year the two sixth classes help the junior to second classes with their sports day. The two sixth classes go round bringing them from activity to activity. We demonstrate some of the activities. The two sixth classes also are the team captains and vice captains.
Every year, the two sixth classes are taken by a couple of people up to the church for the day. This is called a retreat. The retreat is where you go up to the church and meditate, play games and do nice things. You are allowed to wear your own clothes as you are not in school the whole day. The day is about have fun!
By Cara and Eve
Every year the two sixth classes help the junior to second classes with their sports day. The two sixth classes goes round brining the from activity to activity. We demonstrate some of the activitys. The two sixth classes also are the team captains and vice captains. Every year the two 6th classes are captains and vice captains for the senior sports. They pick a colour to wear for your team.
For every activity you win you get five points. When the sports day is over the teachers add up all the points. The top seven teams all go into a final. The final is a relay and if you win you get a medal. In the last three years , we have gotten into Croke Park. First to sixth classes come to watch the match. The last time we went we won both games. I was on the team. I was centre full forward. It was a class day.
Sports,this year the boys and girls Gaelic, soccer, and hurling/camogie teams would love to achieve their goal to get to Crokepark once again. The teams are training their best and giving it all in their matches! During the past few years we have achieved many things in sport. The boys in 2011/12 Gaelic team won at Crokepark against Scoil Naithi. The girls and boys 2013/14 hurling/camogie team had two fantastic wins in Crokepark and are hoping to have another one this year. We’ve got sporty kids in our sporty school!
Category: 6th Class