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Newsletter No.102 Monday 15-03-21



Newsletter No.102 Monday 15-03-21

Welcome Back 5th Years.

Cead Mile Failte

Welcome back to our 5th Year students this morning, we have missed you and are delighted that you have returned.

This morning you will receive a short presentation from your teachers regarding the correct protocols for being in the school building. It is very important that you adhere to all the plans that have been put in place for all of our safety.

Seachtaine na Gaeilge

Seachtaine na Gaeilge is taking place this week (15th-19th). Tá súil againn (we hope) that you will all take part and encourage your students to take part also.

Below is a list of activities taking place school wide, along with some activities you can use in your own subject throughout the week 🙂

School wide activities:

Comórtas Póstaeir - We will be asking all Junior Cycle students to create a poster with cúpla focail or a seanfhocal. Students can submit their posters to their Irish teacher. Prizes available for the top three.

Comórtas Ceoil – We will be asking all students, who have an interest in music, to submit a short video or them singing a song as Gaeilge, or playing traditional Irish music. Students can submit their entries to their Irish teacher. Prizes available for the top three.

Lá Glas – On Tuesday the 16th, we will ask all staff and students to wear green, even the students at home. There will be no charge for the 5th and 6th years. Students at home can submit images of themselves wearing green to their Irish teachers. The best efforts will receive prizes.

Raising of the Flag – On Tuesday the 16th at 12pm, there will be a short ceremony in the courtyard to raise the Irish flag. This is in association with the Thomas Meagher Foundation; Thomas Meagher created the Irish flag. Student representatives along with a member of our Parent's Association and Board of Management will be present.

Staff Kahoot – on Friday the 19th, there will be a Kahoot for all staff members, with prizes available for the top participants

TG4 player - If you wanted to show a documentary, tv show etc. in your lessons there are plenty to choose from here

How can I incorporate Gaeilge into my subject? – please find a list of subjects and activities/videos/information you could use during the week

Teams waiting room - why not play some music, as Gaeilge, as your students are in the lobby/waiting room for a Teams call? TG Lurgan have loads of popular songs adapted to Gaeilge on their YouTube channel -

Subject specific activities:

PE / Corpoideachas

Zumba -

Irish Dance fitness work out -

History / Stair

Information on Thomas Meagher Foundation & the history of the Irish flag -

Music / Ceol

Information on the history of traditional Irish music -


Ioga/Yoga as Gaeilge -

Religion / Reiligiún

Story of Saint Patrick -

Art / Ealaín

Historical Irish architecture -

Maths / Mata

Vocabulary for Maths as Gaeilge -

French / Fraincis

Irish words that are similar to French -

Spanish / Spáinnis

Irish words that are similar to Spanish -

Geography / Tíreolaíocht

Irish words in relation to European countries -

German / Gearmánis

German students experience completing an exchange in Ireland -

Home Ec / Eacnamaíocht Bhaile

Making Apple Tart as Gaeilge -

Science / Eoláiocht

Lesson on sounds as Gaeilge -

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask any member of the Irish department for help 🙂

Le meas,

Roinn na Gaeigle 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

Leaving Cert Orals and Practical Easter 2021

For Leaving Cert students 2021 opting to sit their Leaving Cert Subjects,

the SEC Orals and Music Practical’s will take place over the two weeks of the

Easter holidays 2021

The SEC Modern Foreign Language Orals will be conducted by a school appointed

MFL Teacher and will take place Easter holidays week 1

between Monday 29th March and Friday 2nd April 2021.

The SEC Irish Orals will be conducted by a school appointed

Irish Teacher and will take place Easter holidays week 2

between Monday 5th April and Friday 9th April 2021.

The SEC Music Practical’s will be conducted by an SEC external examiner during

Easter holidays week 2 between Tuesday 6th April and Friday 9th April 2021.

Leaving Cert Students will be given exact dates and times closer to the date.

Frances Shannon

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