Donegal Debating Champions

Image result for debating clipartSt Aengus NS Debating Team won the Concern’s Primary School Debating Final in Donegal against Kilmacrennan NS at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny on Friday 31st March.  

The motion put forward was ‘primary aged children do not need mobile phones’ and St Aengus proposed this.  

Image result for children do not need mobile phonesLeahrose Davis, Rachel Bradley and Leo Doherty spoke on the day with the help of researchers John Mc Daid, Allannah Curran and Eoghan Strain, who also debated on the journey to the final.

Time Keepers were Michael Doherty and Ethan Coyle.  

Their teachers who have worked hard towards success with the team are 5th class teacher Ms Connaughton and resource teacher Ms O’ Donnell.

The team now look forward to the regional final coming up some time in May.

 

 

 
 
Debate Group
Our time keepers in action.
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Ethan receiving his certificate. 
 
A bite to eat after to celebrate!


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Spring Clean

Image result for spring clean clipartThis week, fifth class took part in the National Spring Clean by collecting rubbish around the school and down the road toward Bridgend.  We were accompanied by Ms Faulkner, Ms Connaughton and Maureen Mc Laughlin.  

National Spring Clean is Ireland’s most popular, well recognized and successful anti-litter initiative. Taking place during the whole month of April and now in its 17th year, the campaign encourages every sector of society to actively participate and take responsibility for litter, by actually conducting clean ups in their own local environment.

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We were supplied with all the materials we needed from the National Spring Clean website, including bags, gloves and pickers.  We collected many bags of litter and have hopefully inspired our fellow citizens to go out and do the same!

 

 

 

 

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

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Rinne rang 3, rang 4, rang 5 and rang 6 Tráth na gCeist as Gaeilge chun Seachtain na Gaeilge a chéiliúradh. Bhí deich ceist i ngach bhabhta. Bhaineamar an-sult as an tráthnóna agus bhí deis againn ár gcuid Gaeilge a chleachtadh freisin. 

 

Image result for comortas ealaineBhí comórtas ealaíne ag na ranganna fósta.  Bhí an ealaín sna hardranganna bunaithe ar seanfhocail agus frásaí do na bunranganna.

 

Ella, Anya, Eoghan agus Ellie 

Kayla, Jessica, Caitlin agus Patrice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keelan agus Alice

    Eoin agus Aoife

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katarina agus Devyn

   

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Bhí ceolchoirm againn ar Lá Glás.  Chan muid, bhí damhsa againn, bhí drámaíocht beag agus thug Ms Monaghan duaiseanna amach do na buaiteoirí ó na comórais.


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The School Garden

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Now that Spring is here Michael and Stephen in fifth class have taken it upon themselves to prepare the school garden and begin planting various vegetables in the classroom.  They are taking this work very seriously and have recruited some help from two fourth class boys, Owen and Charlie.  

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World Book Day

World Book DayWe were delighted to celebrate World Book Day  on Thursday 2nd March 2017.  World Book Day has become firmly established as Ireland’s biggest annual event promoting the enjoyment of books and reading. The main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading by providing them with an opportunity to have a book of their own. 
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We created our own book covers, using books we already know for inspiration or our imagination.  Each class had a winner for most creative and detailed. 


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Mr Stink by Gemma in Fourth Class and Tom Gates by Josh in Sixth Class

     By Maria Strain in First Class and Síofra Mc Dermott in Second Class
By Megan Mc Laughlin in Third Class 
and Norah Murphy in Sixth Class

Debate Success

Related imageDebating is fun, noisy and a great way of airing different points of view! Last year, over 400 primary schools were involved in debates nationwide.  Fifth and sixth class from St Aengus took part this year for the first time, and have argued their way toward a place in the Donegal Final.  
From Sixth Class, Leo Doherty and from Fifth, Leahrose Davis, Allannah Curran, Rachel Bradley and John Mc Daid have presented themselves and their school with great success.

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We are all so very proud of them and have enjoyed supporting them throughout the journey.  Fourth Class with Ms Grant joined us in the Semi Final at Mt Errigal in Letterkenny for a great afternoon of persuasion!

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The team minus Rachel who was in role as time keeper.
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The winning team were treated to lunch!
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We were delighted with the win 🙂


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Social Media Assembly

Image result for social media kids clipartThe senior end of the school recently had talks about staying safe online and Sixth Class then completed individual projects based on social media and internet safety awareness.  
The shared their findings with us all at our assembly on Friday.  We learned a lot about the different social media sites, staying safe online and cyber bullying.

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Here are a few photos from the sixth class assembly.

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They they sang a song about staying safe on the internet.  You can have a listen and learn it too!

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Reading Bus

Image result for reading  clipartFour class spent a wonderful reading lesson with first class by participating in a reading bus.  

Both classes had a great time reading together and listening to lots of stories!

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Pop Goes Primary

Some of  our students recently took part in a local talent competition fundraiser for funds for the Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana called ‘Pop Goes Primary’. This is a competition for primary school children from all the local schools.  

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St Aengus was represented by our wonderful 5th class girls, Michaela who sang a solo and Jade, Leahrose, Lauren and Rachel who together made up Little Mixture.

We are so proud of them and their wonderful achievement on making it through.  They sang beautifully on the night!

        

    

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