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Féile Drámaíochta


This is a photo of the trophy the girls in the Club Ghaeilge were awarded for their participation in the Leinster section of the Féile Drámaíochta na Scol. The girls and their teachers, Ms. McKay, Ms. Cusack and Ms. Dudgeon, entered the Féile with an Irish-language version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Not only did they all have great fun, but they also had success at the Féile! Round One was for Dublin schools. Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) was so good that we were through to the second round, which was for successful schools in Leinster. We had a thrilling day in Mullingar where the girls performed the play again. While we didn’t make it through to the National Finals, we are very proud of the success of the girls – particularly when we remember that this is the very first time we entered the Feile! 

Well done to all. Maith sibh agus beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach!


Féile Drámaíochta na Scol

Comhghairdeas leis na cailíní ón gClub Gaeilge a ghlac páirt sa bhFéile Drámaíochta! Ba é teideal an dráma ná ‘Liam Wonka agus an Mhonarcha Seacláide’. Sa chéad bhabhta, bhíomar ar an stáitse i Scoil Chaitríona. Babhta Bhaile Átha Cliath a bhí ar siúl an lá sin. Bhí an bua againn agus ansin bhí orainn an dráma a dhéanamh sa Mhuileann gCearr i gContae na h-Iarmhí. Babhta do scoileanna i gCúige Laighean a bhí ar siúl. Chuamar ann ar an mbus inniu agus bhí sár-am againn!  Cé nach raibh an bua againn inniu, bhaineamar an-taitneamh as an lá. Dúirt an moltóir gur bhain sé sult as an dráma agus fuaireamar trophy eile don sár-obair! 

Míle buíochas leis na múinteoirí a bhí ag obair leis na cailíní – Ms. Dudgeon, Ms McKay agus Ms. Cusack. Rinne siad job den scoth! Go raibh míle maith agat, a Orla, freisin. Thug sí an-chabhair do na páistí ó thaobh na props agus na n-éadaí stáitse de. Rinne Mrs. Kearney na hataí áille do na hÚmpaí Lúmpaí! Iarracht foirne a bhí ann agus táimid an-bhródúil as gach duine!



Hands-on Nature Study!

The children in 4th class are extremely fortunate to be working with Andrew, a wildlife expert.  Andrew has recently been teaching the girls about nature, conservation, habitats, birds and animals native to Ireland and much, much more. The girls really look forward to his visits. This week we got to experience the life cycle of the frog with the girls getting to touch and hold a real frog as well as see frogspawn and tadpoles. What an experience!!

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Tráth na gCeist

Seachtain na Gaeilge is a big week in Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní). One of our events is Tráth na gCeist, where each table at the quiz is comprised of girls from 3rd to 6th. This way, everyone can help everyone else. A winning formula! This year the winners of our Tráth na gCeist are pictured below. Maith sibh go léir! 





Heritage in Schools Visit

On Friday the girls from 4th and 5th were very lucky to have a visit from Heritage Expert Aidan Dockery. He had a huge array of artefacts, books and historical objects from a wide variety of historical times. Aidan’s uncle, Joseph Dockery, was killed in World War 1 and we were honoured to see some of his possessions from his time at the front. This was a unique opportunity for the girls to see and experience the lives of people in the past as well as famous events such as World War 1 and the Easter Rising. Aidan was very impressed with the girls’ knowledge especially the insightful questions they asked. He complemented them all on being such a great audience. 

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Pizza-Making in Second Class!

Today, the girls in Second Class made their own ‘pizzas’ and had an opportunity to experiment with different toppings and flavour combinations.
We used white sliced bread as our base and even though it’s not a traditional pizza-base, it still worked just as effectively!
After that, the girls spread tomato passata on to the bread. The girls learned that this is the best sauce to use as it contains 100% tomatoes, while a jar of tomato sauce can contain as little as 70% tomatoes along with plenty of sugar and salt!
The final step involved adding the toppings. Some girls chose just cheese while other girls added sweetcorn and peppers. The mini ‘pizzas’ were then placed in the oven for 7 minutes to crisp up the base and to melt the cheese.
It then took 7 seconds for this quick and healthy meal to be devoured by the hungry girls! Some even argued that the pizzas were better than those from the take-away!
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Junior Entrepreneur Programme

Rang a Cúig are taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Project 2018! We have learning about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and working with Orla in conjunction with Room 13. We all had lots of brilliant and unique ideas and had fun working with one another to create presentations! We then presented them to the Dragons’ Den. Our ‘dragons’ were Orla, Ms. Kirwan-Keane and Ms.Tiernan. Rang a sé came to watch our presentations and gave us some very thoughtful advice and insights on their experiences doing the project.

After much careful consideration the dragons chose an idea for a café. But this is no ordinary café! Stay tuned for some exciting developments!
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Pancake Tuesday

To celebrate Pancake Tuesday, Rang a Cúig decided to open a French café!
We have been learning French this year and thought it would be a good time to put our learning into practice!
Some of us wrote and designed menus in French, some of us worked in the ‘kitchen’ preparing the batter and toppings, some of us were waitresses and dishwashers and luckily, all of us had the chance to be customers!
We spoke French while taking and placing orders!
Bon Appétit!
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As it is the centenary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement Rang a Cúig decided to get proactive and celebrate the vote ourselves! Inspired by ideas on  we decided to create our own stamps dedicated to famous Irish suffragettes. We learned about many heroines such as Anna Haslam, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, Constance Markievicz and many others. We wanted to design a stamp of an Irish suffragette as we noticed that very few Irish stamps contain the images of women. To choose our suffragette we held a class debate and designed ballot papers. After the debates, we voted in order of preference of the suffragettes and placed the ballot papers in our very own  class-made ballot box. We counted the ballots afterwards and announced the winner. We were all delighted when the winner was Anna Haslam, as she lived an extraordinary life. She was a pioneer of the movement and even worked in soup kitchens during the famine, which we also learned about. Deeds not words!

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Rang a Cúig have been staying active! We organised our own class Olympics! We made an Olympic torch and ran through the school to launch our competition! We also made our own medals and used measuring instruments from the Maths room to organise our different event! After the Olympics, we held a medal ceremony complete with music!

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