Christ the King Senior Girls’ School We’ve enjoyed another busy term since Easter. We are delighted to share some of our activities and achievements with our wider school community. Please check out our school and class activities on our school website www.christthekinggns.com
All classes enjoyed 6 weeks of GAA coaching this term.
5th and 6th classes celebrated receiving the sacrament of Confirmation on April 28th. It was a very enjoyable day, well done to everyone involved.
2nd, 3rd, and 4th classes took part in the Junior Achievement programme this term. This programme teaches children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers.
All classes took part in Athletics this term. We enjoyed practicing lots of skills such as sprinting, long jump and shotput.
In April all classes enjoyed an art workshop with Jolé. We picked flowers from the school garden and drew them from observation. We then drew abstract flowers using a variety of mediums and produced a whole class piece of artwork. These are proudly displayed in our school corridor and on our school website.
On the 22nd May 2nd class received the sacrament of First Holy Communion. It was a very special day, everyone looked beautiful and participated very well in the mass.
6th class took part in a study skills workshop on 16th May. They received great tips and practised skills to help them with their work in secondary school next year.
We held a Danceathon on Thursday 2nd June. The children enjoyed dance activities in their classrooms and a disco on the yard. Thank you to all who contributed to our fundraiser. €1115.25 was raised for the school.
On the 1st of June we enjoyed an ‘Active schools day’, where we enjoyed doing lots of different activities.
5th and 6th classes took part in a series of drama classes this term as part of the Art Blast programme.
4th class took a trip to the Ballymun discovery centre on 9th June where they learned all about sustainability and how to care for the environment.
On the 16th of June 2nd class attended a workshop called ‘Rock Paper scissors-shadow play’ in The Ark. They looked at an art exhibition and made their own shadow creations. They had a great day.
5th Class visited the National Concert Hall for a workshop as part of the Quavers to Quadratics Programme which is a collaboration between Trinity College and the NCH. We were visited on two occasions by Max and Emily who are both musicians and scientists and we learned a specially commissioned song called Hand in Hand.
On 17th June, 6th class enjoyed a day out visiting Henrietta street museum and the Hugh Lane Art Gallery.
Bhí an sport ag Rang a Cúig le linn ullmhúcháin le h-aghaidh ár Seo Faisean. Bhíomar gleasta go h-alainn agus bhí Gaeilge iontach ag gach cailín. Maith sibh.
On the 21st of June all classes took part in a Samba drum camp. We had a great time learning how to play the drums and creating brilliant music.
On the 22nd of June the whole school enjoyed a Zumba camp.
Our end of year school trip took place to Dublin Zoo on the 24th June. We enjoyed looking at all of the animals and playing in the playground. It was great fun.
Our annual Sports Day took place on Tuesday 28th June. Everyone had great fun participating in the many sporting activities that took place.
The Graduation Mass for 6th Class was held in the church on Wednesday 29th June. Congratulations to everyone involved.
We wish 6th class the best of luck as they move on to secondary school in September.
A much loved member of our staff, Ms. Lynch is retiring this year. She has contributed so much to our school over the years and will be sadly missed. We wish Ms. Lynch the best of luck on her new adventures!
Ms. Haughey and all the staff would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer break. We look forward to seeing you all again on Thursday, 1st September.
Easter 2022 We’ve enjoyed another busy term since Christmas. We are delighted to share some of our activities and achievements with our wider school community. Please check out our school and class activities on our school website www.christthekinggns.com
All classes participated in 6 weeks of Mindfulness with Nicole Poletti. Pupils enjoyed learning tools to help them build self-esteem, manage stress and skillfully approach challenges.
Our community guard visited the children this term. On February 7th he talked to the children about staying safe online as part of Internet Safety Day.
At the end of January we celebrated Catholic Schools Week 2022. The children attended Grandparents Mass in Christ the King church via webcam on January 24th.
4th, 5th and 6th classes took part in the Write-a-Book project. Each pupil drafted, wrote and illustrated her own short story.
From February 7th-14th a book fair visited the school. It raised €985 in books for our school.
Our school celebrated World Book Day on 3rd March. We enjoyed Silent reading in the hall where each child had the opportunity to enjoy some peace and quiet and get lost in the world of a book. We also did book themed art and dressed up as our favourite book day characters.
In March we celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge with Irish themed activities. 2nd – 6th classes came together in the school yard for a céilí, we even danced while forming a shamrock which we managed to capture using a drone. In class, we had great fun partaking in a tráth na gceist and bingó as Gaeilge.
2nd class are currently preparing for their First Holy Communion on May 22nd. First Confessions took place on the 24th March.
5th and 6th classes are busy preparing for their Confirmation on April 28th. They celebrated the Ceremony of Light on 2nd April.
On the 25th March, staff and students in our school dressed in blue and yellow to show support for the people of Ukraine. Between the Junior and Senior schools, €237 was raised for this worthy cause. A big thank you to all who donated.
On Friday the 25th March, 5th class visited the Blessington St. Basin to admire the beautiful array of Spring flowers. We saw hyacinths, daffodils, crocuses and the spectacular Camellia and magnolia trees which always welcome the Spring season.
The first of April found 3rd, 4th and 5th classes in the company of the Zookeeper from Dublin Zoo as part of the Champions for Conservation Project.
2nd-6th classes have been enjoying dance classes with Chloe from Streets Ahead Dance for the past 4 weeks.
All classes have been taking part in the Stay Safe programme this term. The programme seeks to enhance children’s self-protective skills by participation in lessons on safe and unsafe situations, bullying, secrets, telling and stranger danger.
Thanks to all who donated prizes, bought tickets and supported our Easter draw. A total of €534 was raised between the Junior and Senior schools.
For the final three weeks of term students from St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, have been with us on School Placement.
School will reopen on Monday 25th April 2022.
Ms. Haughey and all the staff would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Easter break.