St Laurence's National School, Chapelizod
Christmas is coming....
Click below to check out our gallery of Christmas activities......
A visit from Ms Hendy
Ms Hendy came to see and brought along Darragh (beside Ms O'Shea) and Baby Amara (hidden!) - we were so happy to meet them.
Panto at RHK
The whole school made our annual trip to the panto - this time at the Panto Dome in Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
Panto at RHK
We have a fun time and thoroughly enjoyed the show!!
Sheep Trail at Christ Church Cathedral
Once again this year we visited Christ Church Cathedral to search for the wayward sheep and ensure that they return to the crib for Christmas Eve.
We filled in the sheep's names in our special booklet when we found them.
Can you spot them? Sara is giving you a hint!
Christ Church Cathedral is a beautiful place and we saw so much while searching for the sheep.
Finally, it was time to visit the crib where we found the last sheep who had arrived already. We had an opportunity to write a pray and place it in the manger where it will stay till Jesus comes on Christmas Eve.
Our very own sheep!
At the end of the trail, we were given our very own sheep to take away. He/she will join Laurence who came back to the school with us last year. We are deciding upon a name for our new sheep! Thank you to Christ Church Cathedral for a wonderful visit.
Rocking around the Christmas tree
Today, Christmas really started at St Laurence's when we put up our class Christmas trees. We had the added surprise this year of new ornaments for the trees - baubles featuring photo of each child. Everyove found their own personalised ornament and hung it on the tree. It was such fun.... Fa la la la la la la la la...............
Christmas is always a busy time at St Laurence's.Check out our calendar of events/activities:
Friday, 6th December Panto at Pantodome RHK
Wednesday, 11th December Sheep Trail at Christ Church Cathedral
Friday, 13th December Christmas Jumper Day in aid of CMRF Crumlin
Sunday, 15th December Christmas Church Service at St Laurence's Church
Thursday, 19th December Carol Singing at Tesco
Friday, 20th December School closes at 12pm for Christmas holiday
Maths Week 2019
The whole school took part in a Maths Trail, which took them through the village and deep into the Phoenix park, collecting facts and completing a range of Maths activities along the way - well done to all teams!
Numerical fun in the Park!
Find out what's been going in the classrooms.... Click here
Our new Junior Infants....
We are so thrilled to welcome our new Junior Infants Class 2019 to St Laurence's. They've all settled in so well.... We're so proud of them... Well done Junior Infants!!
Our New SET Teacher
We are delighted to welcome Miss Laura Buckley as our new SET teacher, taking over from Miss Whelan.
Miss Whelan is now junior room class teacher and acting deputy principal.
Miss O'Shea remains as senior room class teacher while taking on the role of acting principal.
JUNIOR ROOM 2019-20
We have 14 pupils in our junior room from Junior Infants to 2nd Class looking forward to a wonderful year of fun and learning..............
SENIOR ROOM 2019-20
Our 14 pupils in the senior room from 4th to 6th class have a wonderful year ahead with some special educational trips and, for the first time, St Laurence's Senior Room Choir will take part in Peace Proms 2020!
All this along with their curriculum work will make this a busy yet exciting year.....
St Laurence's goes 'paperless'.........
In an effort to cut down on the amount of paper and ink used, we have introduced some new initiatives here at the school. Firstly, with the much appreciated agreement of parents, we will from now on be issuing permission slips and school information via email. We appreciate it will take effort on parents' part to check for emails and reply but we are delighted with your co-operation.
In addition, we have set up a new 'Ink-free' News Section on our website. Here you will be able to find all the up to date news on current and future happenings at the school. Do take the time to check in from time to time!! Ink-Free News