Active Week and Farewell to 5th Class ?

Well, what a year it’s been! Its hard to believe the year is over already and 5th class are now N.E.T.N.S’s new 6th class. They got to celebrate this on Friday but we had a farewell on yard for the 6th class pupils of 2018/2019 and it was emotional for many.

We had 2 whole school assemblies this week, first one included amazing performances from junior infants, senior infants and 3rd class, while Thursday’s assembly was for pupil attendance. There was a great number of pupils from Sinéad’s class who were awarded certs for great attendance.

The senior girls football team were also awarded their medals and received a huge round of applause at assembly.


The class also made the most of the sunshine with 2 trips to the Curragh (one of which was earned by filling up their class marble jar).

The whole school also celebrated earning another Green Schools flag and our very own representatives from 5th were there to raise the flag. It was a wonderful celebration as the whole school had a picnic in the woods and every pupil got an ice pop to enjoy with their lunch.

5th class finished out the year with the responsibility of performing the Cha Cha slide each morning for Active Week. It was a great way to start the day off with a little bit of fun on yard.

Also for Active Week, the school carried out a daily classroom challenge which also involved the teachers. Pupils around the school were challenged to beat Sinead, Jim, Rachel and Tom’s efforts in 1 minute tasks. There was also a Drop. Everything. And. Dance moment each day.

The obstacle course was the first main activity of the week in the halla, followed by penalty shootout on Tuesday, Relay for Life Walk on Wednesday  or 1k Wednesday and Student Takeover Thursday.

The weather was amazing for the Relay for Life. Pupils wore white t-shirts and walked a loop in the Curragh and stopped off for a small picnic and a play at Donnelly’s Hollow. They loved being out and about.

The class had to organise their activities for the station teaching and arrange themselves into groups. They also made the Elastics for the game; “Inside Outside”, which proved to be a big hit!

5th class also got involved in the penalty shootout final and the student take over activities on Thursday with 1st class. The sun was shining Thursday and the class really enjoyed being outside for all these activities.

On Friday with the half day, the class watched a half of a movie (as they were eager to get outside), played basketball, had a class party and watched a slide-show of their year in 5th (I’m amazed myself that we packed so much into the short day!). The class enjoyed looking back at many fun moments during the year.


Our complete Marble Jar: 

Student Takeover (5th class and 1st class) stations:

Farewell to 6th class:

To finish up my post, I want to wish the pupils and their families a happy and safe summer holidays. Well done for all the hard work put in this year and the very best of luck in 6th!!!


Sinead 🙂