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Posted by: | Posted on: June 20, 2017

Trip to Tipp!

Mr O’Rourke’s class had a brilliant day out on his farm in Tipperary last week. The boys were welcomed by Tom, Terri and family and had a fantastic day experiencing rural life. The boys got to visit an old farmhouse and see old artefacts, paint with potatoes, build walls, run through meadows, do an assault course with bales of hay and straw, ride in a trailer, feed hens, pet calves, lambs and ponies, hammer nails, play football, ride in a horse and trap, drive go-karts and make butter. What a busy day!

Then they were treated to a delicious dinner of shepherd’s pie or bangers and mash. Thank you so much to Mr O’Rourke and his family for their wonderIMG_1186 IMG_1188 IMG_1191 (1) IMG_1189 IMG_1195 (1)ful kindness.

Posted by: | Posted on: April 26, 2017

School Calendar 2017/18

School Calendar 2017-18
First day back is Wednesday August 30th
Halloween: Closing Fri. Oct. 27th. Opening Mon. Nov. 6th
Christmas: Closing Fri. Dec. 22nd @12pm. Opening Mon. Jan. 8th
February: Closed Thursday 15th and Friday 16th.
St. Patrick’s Day: Monday March 19th is a Bank Holiday
Easter: Closing Fri. March 23rd @12pm. Opening Mon. April 9th.
May Bank Holiday: Full week off (Closed 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th)
June Bank Holiday: Closed Mon. 4th and Tues. 5th
Summer holidays: Fri. June 29th @12pm.

Posted by: | Posted on: March 28, 2017

Art Attack!

Mr Lane’s class took part in a very exciting art project in conjunction with the RHA and their guest artist Bassam Al-Sabah. We visited his studio to see some of his creations. Then Bassam came to our classroom on two consecutive days to work with the boys to produce their own creations. Using cardboard cylinders and tape to construct a frame, the boys, working in small groups, added clay to the frames to produce amazing robots, monsters and warriors based on Bassam’s original work. Here are some images of the artists at work.IMG_0559 IMG_0556 IMG_0555(1) IMG_0560 IMG_0554 IMG_0557

Posted by: | Posted on: January 19, 2017

Witness the fitness!

On Thursday January 19th, Mr Lehmann took over the school hall to put the boys through their paces in his version of Operation Transformation Bootcamp. The boys were ‘burping’, skipping, planking, hopping, squatting, running and lunging for twenty minutes in a fantastic workout, all organised and supervised by Drill Instructor Donal who must be exhausted after his day. The boys all threw themselves into the exercises and had a great time despite the hard work involved. Let’s hope they keep it up in their spare time.

 

Here are some of the 3rd and 4th class boys in action:

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Posted by: | Posted on: December 14, 2016

Great Ringsend Christmas Bake-Off

Mr Lehmann, a team of volunteers and 21 hungry boys took up station in the Home Ec. room in Ringsend College yesterday to bake some festive treats. We made mince pies and other tasty fare. The boys had a fantastic time. Thank you so much Mr Lehmann (aka Jamie Oliver) IMG_8749 IMG_8750 IMG_8748for  all the hard work you put in. We loved our pies!

Posted by: | Posted on: November 21, 2016

NCH Music and Science Project 2016

Mr Lane’s class participated in The National Concert Hall’s ‘Quavers to Quadratics’ music project where they learned about the relationship between music and science. The boys found out all about sound waves and frequency and vibrations. Students from UCD and Trinity College worked with the boys on the project. Fiona and John visited us here in Ringsend but the highlight of the project was the day we spent in the NCH. There, we sang songs, played and learned about a variety of instruments, conducted science experiments relating to sound and made our own instruments. It was a most enjoyable day. Many thanks to Ms Sherry for doing such a brilliant job teaching us our song about the galaxy.

Posted by: | Posted on: November 21, 2016

Croke Park Heartbreak

FD5C2048.JPG Our Gaelic footballers reachMKM22455.jpged the Croke Park Shield Final after an excellent season. On a miserable, cold and wet afternoon we were very unlucky to lose by to two points to a strong opponent in Holy Trinity Glencairn. We displayed tremendous effort, skill and teamwork throughout and scored many fine goals and points. Unfortunately, luck wasn’t our side and the woodwork and some excellent goalkeeping prevented us from getting the victory we probably deserved on the balance of play. Everyone played brilliantly but special mention must go to Scott for his two goals despite fracturing his arm and Kyle S who was immense throughout. FD5C1999.JPGThe result was disappointing but the game was thrilling and the performance was one that will be remembered for a long time by the large crowd present in Croker on the day. Well done boys. We are very proud of you.

Posted by: | Posted on: November 21, 2016

Fís Film Awards Winners

IMG_6519 IMG_6522 IMG_6520 IMG_6517 IMG_6516 IMG_6514 IMG_6513(1)Last year’s 6th class won a major film award last week for their film, ‘Ringsend and The Rising’. Together with local film-maker, Pat Larkin, the boys made a wonderful short film about the connections Ringsend and its locality has to the events and heroes of 1916. We won in the category called, ‘Year of centenaries’. The whole class took acting roles in the movie and it was a very enjoyable experience for all. Josh and Seán Ebbs collected the award on stage. The prize was a beautiful trophy and an i-pad for the school. Next stop is Hollywood!

Posted by: | Posted on: October 27, 2016

Soccer Blitz for 3rd and 4th classes

3rd and 4th classes took part in a soccer blitz in Irishtown this week. We entered 3 teams into the competition and 2 of the teams went unbeaten throughout the whole tournament. We all enjoyed it and it was a fun day out.IMG_8387 IMG_8386 IMG_8388

Posted by: | Posted on: October 11, 2016

Sky Sports Day in Santry

The boys from 3rd,4th,5th and 6th classes took part in a day of sport organised by Sky Sports in the Dublin Indoor Football centre in  Santry last Friday. There were volunteers from Sky there to look after the boys plus coaches from various sports including All-Ireland winners Darren O’Sullivan from Kerry and Noel McGrath from Tipperary. The day was a great success and the boys had a fun day trying their hand at athletics, Gaelic football, basketball, kickboxing and team-building games as well as learning about healthy eating.IMG_8273IMG_8279 IMG_8268 IMG_8275 IMG_8281 IMG_8269 IMG_8278 IMG_8276