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Congratulations to Mr. Booth on his incredible achievement of reaching 40 years working in our school. The Ringsend community came out in force to honour Robin last night and a great time was had by all. The Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, said Mass in our local church and afterwards we all went to the school hall for refreshments and presentations. Many of Robin’s old colleagues and past pupils came along which made the occasion very special. Declan Byrne made a moving speech on behalf of all of Robin’s past pupils. We hope Robin and his family (Mum Sheila, wife Una and daughter Laura) enjoyed the night. Here’s to many more years of teaching for Mr. Booth here in our school!
Some lucky boys from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes spent two days in Google’s new European Headquarters on Barrow St. last week. The boys learned computer coding through working on projects using Scratch. Each group presented their finished games and stories at the end of the second day. The boys really enjoyed their time in Google where they learned a lot and had fun in a very cool environment. From the eleventh floor the boys had amazing panoramic views of their city. We were even able to spot our school. Maybe some of the boys will end up working at Google in the future?
Joe Duffy of RTÉ did a spectacular job of opening our school art exhibition. Joe was only in the school a few minutes when he seemed to know all our names. It was great to meet the man behind the voice on the radio and we discovered that Joe also paints in his spare time.
All the boys had a picture on display. Local artists and parents like Louise Whelan displayed their work. Mr.Booth our principal and Ms. Kelly Gibson the deputy principal of Ringsend College had pictures on show. Declan MacGabhann who taught us loads of interesting things about about fish a few weeks ago also had a painting in the exhibition. No surprise that it was a painting of two sea-horses. A big ” Thank You” to our Parents’ Association for organising the event. A few days later a card arrived from Joe thanking us for inviting him to open our exhibition!
Mr.Lane, Mr. Booth and the 5th and 6th have been doing some serious hiking since the weather finally improved this year. Lough Dan was our first hike and it was easy enough, then on Ms. Farrelly’s recommendation we did Glendalough. The scenery was spectacular.
Our next hike was Maulin but instead of starting at Crone Wood we began at Calary which is our usual starting point for Djouce. 3rd and 4th came with us as did Mr. Flynn our student teacher. We hiked up Glensoulan and climbed the southern side of Maulin. It was hard going because there are no real paths on that side but we did it.
Front flips,back flips,tumbles and obstacle races galore!