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Music Day 2017

March 30, 2017

Music Day Timetable 2017

Purpose – To celebrate music in the school.To participate through performing or listening and to give each boy the opportunity to perform on stage in front of his school. Some parents of boys who are performing solo or instrumental can come in to view but it won’t be a full concert for families to attend as hall can’t cater for the numbers involved. Open invitations to parents for xmas concerts and school masses enjoy such massive support that music day is being kept low-key. We hope parents can understand this and support this. The day belongs to the boys of St Brendans PS- Enjoy !

10.00- 10.50 : Stage set-up / practice- if required
Sos Please ensure chairs etc are organised in hall if using them. Audience: Ind teachers.
11.10 – 2nd class – 3 songs – Oscar ( Guitar)
– 1st class – 2 songs
– 5th class (tin whistle groups)- 2 songs / 2 songs / group songs
– Senior Infants- 4 songs
– some 6th instrumentals
12.20 back to class
Lunch break 12.30-1.00 Infants packed to go home at 2pm
Time is at 1.10 to give us a chance to get settled etc ( JI can come to stage from room)

1.10pm – – Junior Infants – 2 songs ( one with 6th)
– 6th class ( Tin whistle GROUPS X 4) –
– 6th instrumentals
-3rd class ( tin whistle x 2; song x 1) – some 3rd class individuals
– 4th class ( whistles / song/ whistle / 2 songs)
– Mr Kelly guitars and band “ Kelly’s Heroes”
– Individuals / singers / – pupils
– Staff + guests + past pupils + individual pupils

Abhaile ! Would be nice to finish up at 2.30 / 2.40 to give classes a chance to go back to rooms and leave them in orderly manner.. Thanks…Pack up…Home!!

Thought for the day :
“Sometimes music is the only thing that gets your mind off everything else”

Student council – xmas shoebox appeal

March 21, 2017

shoebox appeal

Spelling Bee 2017

March 2, 2017

The school held its annual EASON SPELLING BEE event in February. The school hall was packed as over 40 boys from 5th / 6th classes stood up to take part. Each boy was asked a spelling at the podium and all deserve great credit for having the courage and self-confidence to take part. Eventually the final few remained.

Fifth class placings:
1st – Kiefer Shalloe
2nd – Conor Lally-Greijmans
3nd – Keelan Franks

Sixth class placings
1st- Damien Delaney
2nd -Thomas Martinez
3rd – Aran Corcoran

Then after a few days we held the play off between both class champions for the school title.
10 WORDS each – Damien V Kiefer.
It was a draw at 7 / 10 each.
To a play off it went with the words VIVACIOUS / BABYLON.
Damien Delaney emerged victorious and will go on to represent the school at the EASON offaly spelling BEE in Tullamore next week. Best luck to Damien,


Community games art, craft and handwriting

March 2, 2017

Community games-

Sincere thanks to Birr community games ( Margaret and Valerie) group who have allowed our boys the excellent opportunity to take part in art / modelling and handwriting. Lots of classes took part supported by Mrs Kelly with prizewinners ( pictured). Best luck to all the boys going forward to Offaly round in Daingean next weekend.

Community games art modelling and handwriting winners