Families were treated to fantastic performances from each of our 8 classes on Wednesday, December 18th. The wonderful singing, poetry, jokes, dancing and Lámh signing more than made up for the miserable weather outside. 2nd and 3rd Classes took their performances on the road and performed for the residents and staff of Greystones Nursing Home on Thursday, December 19th. We couldn't have been prouder of our children.
A huge thank you to our amazing staff who had the hall in the rugby club looking the best it has ever looked! A big thank you also to our PTP who provided festive treats at the school.
A whopping €400 was raised for this fabulous cause, a huge thanks to all our school community for their continued support for our various fundraising efforts.
A huge thank you to our wonderful school community who so kindly donated to the Shoebox Appeal 2019. Brian from PMVT visited the school on Friday, December 6th to talk to the children in 1st - 3rd Classes about homelessness and how we can all help. He was overwhelmed by the generosity and empathy evident in our school.
We were delighted to receive a build update today and some pics to go with it. We can see lots of ground work being done at the site and look forward to the foundations going in soon.
We were delighted to get our flower beds ready for action yesterday adding compost to the lovely beds that were kindly donated by our parents. We look forward to planting seeds soon and tending the plants as they grow in the coming months. Many thanks to the PTP Green Committee for helping us to organise this lovely space.
We were very proud of all of our children and parents for winning the overall award at the Greystones St. Patrick's Day Parade. A keenly contested title, this win was testament to the huge efforts of our children, teachers and especially our parents. This is another of example of the excellent work of our Parent Teacher Partnership who led this entire endeavour - with huge thanks going to the Arts Committee for what was a massive effort. Well done to all concerned! You can see some pictures at our gallery .
Today we had a visit from Community Gardaí, Maria and JP. They brought along some very specials guests to meet all the boys and girls.
15 Year old Ruiarí and his Garda Joe and 14 year old Fíachra and his Garda Kate. The children really enjoyed meeting the horses up close and were able to ask questions which both Kate and Joe answered. We discovered that the Gardaí have a total of 14 Horses who live at Áras an Uachtaráin.
Wednesday afternoon saw all our classes take part in a Céili outside in the wonderful sunshine. There was a great turnout of parents and everyone had craic learning to dance. The children were the stars of the day and showed off their dancing skills with style.
After the Céilí the children, parents and teachers took part in celebrating the Hindu Holi Festival throwing coloured powdered chalk at each other. All went home tired but exhilarated after a fun afternoon.
We really got into the Halloween spirit today when our Parent Teacher Partnership, Floral Art Greystones and the Vanilla Pod Carrickmines combined to give our children a great Halloween experience of pumpkin decorating. Many thanks to all who helped out scooping out the pumpkins and of course those helpers who worked with the children today, Adrienne from Floral Art and Heather and Fiona from our PTP.
Once again many thanks to Floral Art Greystones for providing the flowers and expertise today and to the Vanilla Pod in Carrickmines for providing the huge number of pumpkins.
Please go to our gallery for a look at some of the amazing creations from today.
Today was the last day of the first year of Greystones CNS. We started the year dancing with Go Noodle so it is only right that we finish it dancing and many thanks to one of our parents who came in to do a fantastic Zumba Kids session with the Junior Infants.
We would like to thank all of our parents and guardians for making our first year such a success. We have faced challenges, as any brand new school does, and you have supported us unfailingly; this has been a massive help to us over the year. Such great parent-school partnership goes to the core of what the Community National School is about and thank you for this. We will be a very different entity with 4 times the children come Sept but we look forward to going from strength to strength into the future. We wish all our pupils and their families a restful and enjoyable Summer break.