Christ the King Senior Girls’ School Christmas 2021 We’ve enjoyed a very busy term since September. We are delighted to share some of our activities and achievements with our wider school community. Please check out our school website address www.christthekinggns.com
In October two members of the Gardaí visited the school and delivered a bike safety lesson to 2nd and 3rd classes.
On 2nd October we joined in the online celebration of our annual school mass, broadcast from Christ the King Church.
We held our annual Crazy Hat Walk on 7th October. The children put great effort into making their crazy hats. We raised €1155 for our school. Many thanks to all who contributed so generously.
Science Week was held on 8th-12th November. All classes enjoyed some extra science activities in their classes. There were lots of online workshops to be enjoyed as well.
Thank you to everyone involved in organising and supporting the Christmas raffle. In total €1255 was raised for the Junior and Senior schools. Thank you to Glanmore Foods, local businesses and parents who donated prizes. A special thank you to Lorraine for her hard work throughout the year in organising these events.
All classes have really enjoyed taking part in basketball lessons this term. We have learned great skills like dribbling the ball and scoring baskets!
6th class are busy this term taking part in the DCU Fuse Anti-bullying programme.
We celebrated Maths Week from the 18th-22nd October. All classes took part in a fun maths competition called ‘Noggle’ and engaged in lots of fun problem solving and maths themed art over the week.
In October, 5th class went on a trip to the Botanic Gardens to see the ‘Art in action’ sculpture exhibition. They enjoyed admiring the beautiful artwork and watching out for signs of Autumn.
Well done to Arabella Prunty (6th class) who won our competition to design a new banner for our school website. The winning design can be viewed at www.christthekinggns.com.
2nd class are busy preparing to receive the Sacrament of Communion on May 22nd 2022.
5th and 6th classes are excitedly preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on 28th April 2022.
5th class took part in the “Paint at Home Project” for Christmas. Inside the packs were some wooden Christmas decorations, a paint set and some brushes. The goal of this project was to have families work together to create happy Christmas memories as a family. We have displayed the finished pieces in our school and will be sent home on the last day of term.
On 17th December all classes enjoyed a screening of The Helix Panto ‘Red Riding Hood’ online
All classes also enjoyed a Christmas sing along with the Garda Band, who kindly sent us a Christmas video to get us in the festive spirit.
All children received special awards for attendance this term. Congratulations on your school attendance during these difficult times.
School will reopen on Thursday 6th January 2022.
Ms. Haughey and all the staff would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Summer 2021 •On April 22nd all classes joined in with Earth Day celebrations by watching a live stream of ‘Cool Fossils and Hot (Climate) Facts’ presented by the Natural History Museum and the Rediscovery Centre. •All classes enjoyed coaching in athletics and GAA this term. •Second class received the sacrament of First Confession on 16th June. They are preparing to receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion on August 21st. •On 27th May 2nd – 6th classes enjoyed a live stream of ‘The Great Irish Zoo Off: Land vs Sea’ organised by the Rediscovery Centre.
6th class took part in the ‘School Transfer Programme’ in April and May with Sylwia and Mary from the School Completion Programme. Over four weeks the class learned how to read timetables, organise books and how to be prepared and confident as they move on to secondary school.
All classes continued to take part in the Weaving Wellbeing Programme. Weaving Well-Being gives children the opportunity to weave positivity into their daily lives through identifying and using their authentic character strengths, boosting positive emotions, developing and nurturing positive relationships and connections, building practical resilience skills developing self-efficacy through empowering beliefs. More information can be found on www.weavingwellbeing.com
On June 2nd two members of the Gardaí visited the school to talk to each class about online safety.
On Friday 11th June 6th class enjoyed a live stream of a play called ‘What Did I Miss?’ produced by The Ark, the children’s art and cultural centre. The play was a celebration of rites of passage, exploring how we reconnect as we adapt to a new way of life during Covid restrictions. 6th class constructed their own graduation caps after viewing the live performance. •5th class participated in a wonderful creative writing project coordinated by Fighting Words whereby 20 schools from North Dublin collaborated to produce a book with each class writing a chapter. The workshop was a wonderful learning experience and the girls displayed amazing imagination in constructing the beginning of the story 'Lucy's Quest for Wings.' We are particularly delighted that the illustrator chose our school uniform to illustrate the characters in this story.
Many thanks to Sgt. Aoife Reilly of Mountjoy Garda Community Engagement Unit whose idea it was to develop this project.
Congratulations to Kayla Maguire in 6th class who received her merit prize in June from Blackrock Education Centre, in recognition of her winning entry for the ‘Write a Book’ project 2021. Highly commended awards went to Tyra Tifuh Teghen, Kali Parkes and Alexis Flynn Smullen.
Our annual Sports Day took place on Friday 18th June. Everyone had great fun participating in the many sporting activities organised for the day, including a trip to the great facilities in Mount Bernard Park, athletics and orienteering. We also enjoyed some sport themed activities in our classrooms too.
6th class celebrated their graduation on Thursday 24th June. Everyone received a graduation certificate, class photo, t-shirt and a special boxed treat to mark the occasion.
School will reopen on Tuesday 31st August, 2021.
Ms. Haughey and all the staff would like to wish everyone a very relaxing and enjoyable Summer.