Filed Under (Events, Sports) by Ms. Dineen on 10-04-2014

Class news! School news! Sports news! Musical news! Green School news! Awards!

weekly news clipartSr. Catherine has been busy gathering together all of our news for the newsletter. Read about what we have been up to in our classrooms and on the playing fields!

Newsletter 2014


1st and 6th class were lucky enough to have our very own star gymnast Olivia to give them a masterclass in gymnastics. Olivia O’Brien has been competing throughout the year and has been very successful in all of her competitions, winning 5 medals and qualifying twice for the All Ireland Gymnastics Finals. Olivia did herself very proud at the All Ireland Finals where she placed 2nd in the All-Rounds and 4th on the bars in the individual aparatas category.

Olivia showed us the basics of gymnastics and demonstrated wonderfully how to do each stretch and technique. She was a fantastic teacher and we all learned a lot. We look forward to learning more from Olivia in over the next few weeks!





Filed Under (6th Class, Uncategorized) by Ms McCarthy on 10-04-2014

6th Class and junior infants have buddied up to take part in this years GIY Sow and Grow project! We received our seeds, pots and compost and got started straight away. We are growing cress, beetroot and runner beans. We have placed them in a lovely and sunny spot on our window sill and will watch them as they begin to grow. Our cress is already flying up! When the seeds have grown enough, we will then plant them out in the school garden and we will have great help from our buddies in junior infants when we do this. We are blogging about the progress of our seeds and keeping a growing diary on  www.sowandgrow.innocentdrinks.ie IMG_0797[1] IMG_0807[1] IMG_0804[1] IMG_0814[1] IMG_0812[1] IMG_0830[1]


Our trip to Tramore R acecourse

ByElla Power

On Tuesday the 8th of April, we went on a tour of Tramore racecourse. We saw jockeys, horses and all the equipment needed to ride a horse in a race. First we went to the jockeys changing room to talk to John, the jockey. He showed us helmets, boots, saddles and all the equipment needed in between to ride horses. After that we went to the stand and talked to Sue. Sue works in the racecourse and she told us a bit about how she tests the ground in the course to see if it’s in good condition for the races. We also found out about Riley, a small, black pony that Tramore racecourse took in after finding him in bad condition, tied to a rope in a field.

After that, we went to Flurry the white horse. We found out the names of her body parts and we got to stroke her.

Next, we went to Mary Lou, who had some equipment for preparing and grooming horses. There was one or more pieces of equipment laid out on tables and whatever table you sat on, you had to try find out what it is used for with your team and to make it better, we got food and drinks!!

Last but certainly not least, we went to the mechanical horse and if you answered a question right, you got a go on it. I didn’t get to go on it myself but watching my classmates trying was entertainment enough! (Especially MegJ)

To put the cherry on top of the cake, while we were leaving, we got ‘Races themed’ goody bags. It was a great day and I’m happy to find out all about Tramore Racecourse!

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Other accounts of the day:

Our trip to Tramore Racecourse by Chlóe Brophy (Ms.McCarthy’s class)

Tramore Racecourse by Nadia Abdulal (Ms.McCarthy’s class)



Filed Under (Sports) by Niamh OSullivan on 09-04-2014

We had another great year here in Glór na  Mara with our basketball teams.  We had great interest each week with large numbers turning up for training.   All the children’s hard work and dedication paid off as our 6th class girls team won the Waterford Primary School’s Basketball Blitz.  Also our 5th class boys reached the final of the Primary School Blitz.  Well done to all involved and we hope to continue this success next year.