The sun shone for our first House event on Friday morning, which included the Tug of War and Relay Race. Great courage was demonstrated by all our school and especially the K1s and K2s who took part for the very first time and the teachers who were surprised with a spur of the moment teacher tug of war! Everyone enjoyed a well-earned ice-cream after lunch and it was well agreed that our first House event was an absolute success!
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The Annual House Shield Presentation Ceremony took place on Friday 1 June in the Sports Hall. This year's winning House was Phoenix who just managed to beat Centaur by 15 points.
This is the second consecutive time that Phoenix, under the leadership of Ms. Powderly, has carried off the trophy.
The final results were:-
- Phoenix 656
- Centaur 641
- Griffin 597
- Dragon 596
Also at the event a cheque for the magnificent total of €10,000 was presented to Ms Grace Allen, a representative from the Dublin Simon Community. We believe that this total is the highest ever raised by any primary school for this charity.
The presenter was Niall Hennessy who wrote and delivered a short speech for the occasion.
On Thursday 19 April the final House event before Sports Day took place. The teams competed in three games - Scatter the Skittles, Egg Scramble and Supermarket Sweep. There was a maximum of 154 points up for grabs.
With only 30 points between the top two Houses, and many Sports Day events yet to come, there is still all to play for!
The annual General Knowledge Inter-House Quiz was held on 5 February . The Junior School was divided into three groups P1 – P2, P3 – P4, and P5 – P6 and from each class three members of each House formed a team. The questions ranged over many topics including sport, geography, music and astronomy,
The winners were as follows:
- P1 – P2 group - Phoenix
- P3 – P4 group - Dragon.
- P5 - P6 group - a tie between Dragon and Phoenix
When the scores for this event are added to the points already awarded the totals are:-
- Centaur 364
- Dragon 310
- Griffin 275
- Phoenix 389
This annual French and Spanish Quiz was held in the library on 21 November. The school was divided into 3 groups – P1/P2, P3/P4, and P5/P6 and each group (where possible) entered 8 members from each of the 4 Houses – four to answer French and four to answer Spanish questions. These questions were set and asked by Ms O’Hare and Ms Gonzalez and Dr Frewin recorded the scores.
Unfortunately there was only one member of Phoenix in P1/P2 to answer the Spanish questions so a special mention of Charlotte Shields who scored 12 correct answers on her own – more than some teams of four members managed!
The House scores now stand at:
- Centaur 198
- Dragon 123
- Griffin 143
- Phoenix 204
On Monday 18 September the first Junior School House event of the year took place. The weather was dry and sunny and perfect for the Tugs of War and Relay Race contests. The children were dressed in blue, yellow, green or red shirts signifying their House loyalties and were cheered on by fellow House colleagues and affiliated members of staff. On returning to the playground everybody received an ice-cream - a perfect way to finish the day. A big THANK-YOU to the games staff who conducted the events so efficiently. For some House photographs please click here.
After the games the House points stand at: