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Volume 4, Issue 5 June 12th 2014 Principal: Ms C Ní Chianáin Deputy Principal: Mr O’Donnell Congratulations to our Sixth Class on their Graduation. Congratulations.

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1 Volume 4, Issue 5 June 12th 2014 Principal: Ms C Ní Chianáin Deputy Principal: Mr O’Donnell Congratulations to our Sixth Class on their Graduation. Congratulations to our Sixth Classes on their graduation from Scoil Colm. It’s that time of year again when we prepare to finish another great school year and our classes prepare to move on to another grade in September. It’s a sad but exciting time too as we prepare to say goodbye to our sixth classes who are reaching the end of their primary school education. We know that they are entering a new chapter in their lives and wish all of our sixth class boys well in Ms Forde’s and Ms Gilheaney’s class as they get ready for secondary school. For this special Graduation Edition edition of the school newsletter, they have written about their best memories in school. As the end of the 2013/14 school year approaches, I would like to say a very special thank you to everyone in our school community. In particular, I would like to thank our excellent and dedicated staff members and volunteers, supportive parents and, of course, our pupils. We are delighted to end our school year on a high having been awarded our second Green Flag and having received an award for Science and Maths Excellence. You are all warmly welcomed to join us in raising our new Green Flag for Energy on 19th June. My thanks to Ms Watkins, Ms Ní Chionnaith and all who were involved in our recent achievements. I am looking forward to welcoming the whole school, especially our new boys in second class on Thursday, 28th August for the new school year. It will be a very special year for us as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary. In the meantime, I wish you all a happy and healthy summer break. Claire Ní Chianáin PS – Don’t forget to check out our website, which has information of school events. CALENDAR OF EVENTS Sports Day: Thursday, 12th June (weather permitting) School Tour: Monday, 16th June Graduation Mass: Tuesday, 24th June at 11.15am Merit Awards: Tuesday, 24th June at 1.15pm School Closes: Friday, 27th June at 12.00pm. School Re-Opens: Thursday, 28th August at 8.50am RETIREMENT At the end of the school year, our Deputy Principal, Mr O’Donnell, will retire after a long career teaching in Scoil Colm. On behalf of the pupils, parents, staff and Board of Management of Scoil Colm, we wish Mr O’Donnell a long and happy retirement.

2 Page 2 of 4 Graduation Memories Scoil Colm Newsletter My memories of Scoil Colm starts with the very first one. I remember the day we came over to see Ms. Caulfield, our 2nd Class teacher with St. Agnes. I really loved when we went on school tours. My favourite one was Clara Lara with Ms. Watkins. My teacher who I loved like a Ma was Ms. Butler. Scoil Colm was where I made all my friends and my best friend Ryan. Also I remember when I used to go out with Mr. O’Riordan. We used to play games, I really liked that. I made my Confirmation this year and I respect Ms. Forde and Ms. O’Donovan for putting in the hard work to make it happen. I really like Scoil Colm. James Tohill Doyle When I came to Scoil Colm I was scared because I was a kid. The memories I have of Scoil Colm are great because we went on lots of trips. We also went on Sponsored walks. They were great fun and I loved representing the school. Most of my memories in Scoil Colm are happy ones. Scoil Colm is a great school. Bye Scoil Colm! Mark Byrne My favourite memories of Scoil Colm are of when we went to Clara Lara, Tayto Park, Pfizer and the Fire station. In 6th Class June visited our class with baby Alex and talked about the baby’s temperament, traits and how they grow up. My favourite teachers were Ms Forde, Ms Butler and Ms O’Donovan. I will miss them but unfortunately I have to go but I’ll be back to visit! Karl Johnston A lot of my good memories come from Scoil Colm. Most of them was on trips to places such as UCD, Clara Lara, Tayto Park etc. I liked most of the teachers I had. I made most of my friends and best friend (James T) in Scoil Colm. Scoil Colm has really been a major help to me in a few different ways. My favourite teacher, who treated me like her own, is Ms Butler. Ryan Daly When I first started Scoil Colm in 2nd Class I felt like a mouse in a giants house but then I made friends. My favourite teachers were Ms Murray and Ms Forde. Last year we went to Tayto park. It was fun. One of the best memories was when I was playing a quarter final in 4th Class. Unfortunately we lost. My favourite memory was Alas in Blunderland. I was Little Red Riding Hood and my partner in crime was Nathan Condron – Goldilocks. Aaron Dowling When I started 2nd Class with my friends, a teacher called Ms Caulfield was our teacher and we met Ms Butler. We had fun. The following year we went to 3rd Class and had Ms Watkins. We went to Clara Lara, it was great! There was water there! In 4th we had Ms Clarke. We went to UCD and played football. 5th Class we had Ms Murray. We made rocky road in baking. They were nice. We went to Tayto park. In 6th class we had Ms Forde and Ms ODonovan. In March we made our Confirmation. We are going to Larch Hill on our school trip this year. I am going to miss Ms Forde and Ms O’Donovan but most of all, Ms Butler. Owen Irumire My best memories are of the time we went to Clara Lara with our class and also when we went to Tayto park. I liked going out helping Paddy with recycling and planting flowers. I liked going out to the polytunnel with Ms Butler because she is honest with us. My best teachers are Ms Murray and Ms Butler. Thomas Maughan My favourite memories are when we went to Clara Lara. I had a ball! Another favourite memory was when I went to Tayto park, Pfizer, the fire station and when my class went to Sundrive Park three times because it was about 20 degrees! I want to say thank you to Ms ODonovan and Ms Forde and especially Ms Butler because she has been with us for five years. I will miss going out with Mr. Mooney and helping him. Aaron Johnston In 2nd Class we had Ms. Caulfield and she was so nice. She brought us on lots of trips. I was so scared of going into 3rd Class. It was ok because I had my friends and I just want to say a big thank you to Ms. Butler because she has been with us for five years. Thank you to Ms. Devaney for setting up the breakfast club and Karen and Brian for getting breakfast ready for us in the morning. I loved running for the school in Santry Sports. Thanks to Ms Watkins for training us and bringing us there. My favourite teacher was Ms Murray because she is so funny. She once got us a chocolate fountain with marshmallows and a big thank you to Ms Forde and Ms ODonovan for preparing us for confirmation. Kevin Foran My favourite memories in Scoil Colm are of Tayto Park, you can see all the crisps being made there and Sports day. Sports day was awesome because all my friends were there and I love sport. We all have fun. My favourite subjects in school are Art, Maths, Science and History. I would like to say a big thank you to Ms. Forde, Ms. O’Donovan and Ms. Butler. Rommel C. Fajardo

3 Page 3 of 4 Graduation Memories Scoil Colm Newsletter I remember coming to Scoil Colm for the first time. I was so nervous but I got used to it because Ms. Caulfield and Ms. Butler made me laugh. Some of the school trips we went on were Clara Lara, Fire station, Dublinia, UCD, Sundrive park, Tayto Park but the best one was Clara Lara! School tours, Sponsored walks and Sports day are just some of the things I like about Scoil Colm. I am going to miss all the teachers, especially Ms. Butler when I go to Secondary School. I will miss the laughs that Ms. Butler and I have. Sean Dalton My favourite class was 3rd Class because we went to Clara Lara. My favourite teachers are Ms. Butler and Ms Caulfield. Some of the best things in Scoil Colm are the teachers, sports day, sponsored walks. I would like to thank Ms Forde and Ms ODonovan for all the help they have given me. Thanks to Ms Butler for helping us, she is like my second Mam. Brandon O’Keeffe My favourite time in Scoil Colm was when I was in fourth class. We went to the fire station and coffee mornings. The best day of the year in the school is Sports day. It is lots of fun. My favourite teacher was Ms. Clarke but I have to say a big thank you to Ms. Butler for helping me and being there when you need someone to talk to. Jordan Swan My favourite memory was when we went to Tayto Park. We went on three activities. I went on the zipline, the rodeo bull and the bungee jump. I had great fun. We got a dinner and a drink. Another one of my memories are when we went to Clara Lara with our class. It was cool. I liked going out with Paddy and doing the recycling. I also liked going to the polytunnel with some people in my class. I had a great time during my years in Scoil Colm. Johnaton McCoy My first day of Scoil Colm I didn’t know a lot of people and I was a bit shy. My favourite trip was to Tayto Park. It was really fun. There were a few teachers who really listened to me and were really good to me. Jarid Kenny In 2nd Class the first teacher I had was Ms. Caulfield. She was very nice and brought us on trips. I remember in 5th Class we went to Tayto Park and I enjoyed the activities that we did there. Now I am in 6th Class and this is my last year in Primary school. I want to thank Ms. Forde and Ms. O’Donovan for teaching us. Martynas Vainauskas My best school memories are when I won a gold medal on sports day school yard, talking to my class and when we won tug of war. I really enjoyed my years in school, it was really fun and I hope all my friends enjoyed it too. I also enjoyed playing out in the sun. Barry C. My favourite memories of school are the times we just had fun. Nobody is too serious in my class but they can be annoying sometimes! My favourite memories of a school trip was when I was in 5th class when we went to Tayto Park. It really was great fun. Lee.R My best school memories are playing football, playing with my friends and going to P.E. My best trip was going to the outdoor activities and talking to all my friends in my class. I hope every other person enjoys their new school. CIAN B. I have many great memories of my time in Scoil Colm. I enjoyed going on trips with our school and playing matches for our school teams. I enjoyed being with my friends during yard and even P.E. with Mr.O’Donnell. But most of all it was just being a part of this school that was great. Craig D My best school memories were when we went on a trip to Tayto Park when we were in 5th class. The whole school went on this trip. It was a long trip because it was in Meath. The best thing in Tayto Park was probably the zip line. I will miss Scoil Colm but I am looking forward to going to secondary school. Eric K

4 Page 4 of 4 Graduation Memories Scoil Colm Newsletter My best memories in school was the time when we went Clara Lara in 3th class. All I can remember was that it was sunny and we ran to the slide and got a ring and flew down the slide. The good thing was that the ring was a two man ring, so me and my friend went down it. My other memory of school was sports day. Sports day is class because there are races and all that. Also Tayto Park was all right but the bad thing was we were on the bus for one to two hours. Karl D My best memory was the day we went on the school trip to Tayto Park when I was in 5th Class. Me and my brother and my friend went on the trip. It was fun to go on. I like to run with all my friends and we went to Clara Lara in 3rd class bur my favourite trip was to Tayto Park. Kevin R. My best school memory is when we went to Clara Lara. I went down a slide and hit someone and then he did a flip. Then one of my friends from my class nearly drowned in a very small amount of water that everyone can nearly swim in. It was so funny! Lee Fitzgerald My best memory from school was going to Clara Lara when we were in third class. It was the entire school that went. There was canoeing, swings, rafts and a food bar where you could get chips and other foods of the sorts. There was also a huge pirate ship with a deck and a workers quarter. All together it was a fun trip. Clayton McG My best memory from Scoil Colm was the tug of war at sports day. We lost once but we won all the other years and I can’t wait until it comes again! Our class will try their hardest to win it again. Also, I will try to win all the other races. When I was in fourth class we went to Clara Lara and I had the best day ever. The teachers helped me so much over these years and I loved the time I spent here. Jamie R My best school memory in my school were when we all went to Clara Lara and had so much fun. We swung from a rope into the water and went down a massive water slide. It was the best trip so far. Nathan. C One of my favourite memories of Scoil Colm is when we went on our school tour to Tayto Park in 5th class. We had a brilliant time and the weather was lovely. During the time I was in Scoil Colm we went on lots of exiting trips, which I really enjoyed. My last and best memory is helping Mr Mooney. Jordan N My favourite memory of Scoil Colm is when we went on our first school tour, which was in Clara Lara. We had to bring an extra pair of swimming shorts and a packed lunch. We got the bus up to it. It was in Wicklow. It was so unfortunate that some people did not want to go because it was an amazing day. Karl O’B One of my favourite memories from school is when every Sports Day we won the Tug of War. It was tough but it all came down to the winner. And another one is when we were in third class when we went to Clara Lara. We had a good time and we all got soaked. Sean L My best school memory was the school hurling team of We got to the quarter finals but sadly we were beaten. Another of my best school memories was our first school trip to Clara Lara. It was so much fun and everyone had a great time. But my favourite school memory will be when we leave. Sean W.


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