St Patrick's & St Joseph's
Glenullin/Garvagh
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St Patrick's & St Joseph's Schools

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Danielle and Aibhlinn’s school news for the week!   P.1 Caitlin’s daddy surprised her by buying her a goat. Emma found a shell, took it up to bed but didn’t realise there was a snail in it. Aoibhín Close got a fiddle. Aoife won two medals at the Johnny Burke Fleadh. (Well done!) Odhrán came 1st in the Johnny Burke Fleadh. (Well done!) Ellie Mae̵...

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The inaugural Johnny Burke Fleadh or Fleadh Sheáin de Búrca, took place in Claudy, Co. Derry on Saturday 25th March. Several pupils' from the school went along to compete in the various competitions held. Aoife was also chosen to represent the school in the art category and won third place. Odhrán won first prize in his age category for his excelle...

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STEM challenge

23 Mar 2017

Primary 7 were tested on their grasp of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) this week. They were given a task to individually create a structure which would: - clear a 3D object, and  - support the weight of a 'Martin's Mice' novel without any overhang.     They were given a range of materials: milk bottles, cardboard tubing, art straws, drin...

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P5 enjoyed hot chocolate and a biscuit in the gazebo as winter ends and spring begins.   Space: We used representations for the sun, earth and moon to show orbiting.  A practical investigation was done using toilet paper to show the distance between each planet.  It showed us how big our solar system is!   Science: Our topics was ‘So...

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P1 Caitlin's mammy drove over a pothole (holy moly!) Aoife went on a fairy trail. Odhrán got a toy monster truck for his birthday (vroom, vroom ). John Joe’s uncle got married and all the McIlvar’s stayed in a fancy hotel. Barry saw fairy dust in his car. Rory got a new football. Rona got a new water bottle. It was Grace’s grandpa’s birthday over th...

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Congratulations to our children who had their artwork selected for entry in the Johnny Burke festival which will take place on Saturday the 25th March. Take a look at the successful candidate's work...   Primary 4 winners - Brona Hasson and Sean Og O'Kane.   Primary 5 designed their own Irish dancing dress. Well done Dubhla, Molly and Danny.   Primary 6 winners ...

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P3 go shopping

10 Mar 2017

P3 visited the Eagle Glen shop to learn about money and giving change. Paddy won't be short-changed! Giving the correct sum of money to the cashier. P3's keeping their receipts in case they want to return any goods! Boys happy with their purchase. ...

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News of the week   P1 P1 made stickmen with real sticks. Caitlin’s granddad’s birthday was on Monday. Odhran’s 5thbirthday was on Sunday. Grace’s mum’s car wouldn’t start. Emma got new shoes that light up. Nellie Rose’s mummy went to a christening. Finian is going to see Lego Batman. P2 P1,P2 and P3 were playing ...

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March's Newsletter

3 Mar 2017

ST PATRICK’S AND ST JOSEPH’S FEDERATED PRIMARY SCHOOL   5 Churchtown Road Tirkeeran GARVAGH BT51 5BA (Tirkeeran Site) Tel: 028 2955 8039 Fax: 028 2955 8039     37 Glen Road Brockaghbuoy GARVAG...

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