This morning our assembly way brought to us by Rev Colin.

The theme was ‘Teamwork’. He extolled us that things are better when we work together as a team.

He got Me Whitehead to try to balance a sweeping 🧹 brush on one finger…

Mr Whitehead couldn’t do it on his own! It only worked when he had a team of teachers to help him.

We looked at pictures of other teams

We will all be working together as part of different teams on Sport’s Day – we are looking forward to great fun on that day.
We congratulated all the athletics team who took part in the athletics in UCD – particularly Harry who won a gold medal 🥇
Our frása this week is ‘Nach bhfuil an aimsir go hálainn?’ and we are looking forward to lovely weather over the weekend’

4th Class- Friendship

Next week is ‘Friendship Week’ and so we all got into the right frame of mind this morning with our wonderful assembly hosted by 4th Class. They reminded us of the importance of friendship in our lives, the different things that we value in each other and the qualities that make a good friend. The key is to respect each other even when we have different ideas and opinions. Remember that of course a good friend is always kind to others.
We sang and prayed together and we admired the wonderful artwork done by 4th class – their individual pictures fitted together like the pieces of a jigsaw to make a lovely display.
This display is now hanging up in CNS as a reminder!!
We are all looking forward to a lovely weekend and a very ‘friendly’ time next week!
Who will win the ‘Friendliest Person in CNS Award’ next Friday? We will have to wait and see!

5th- Taking care of the world.

This week our assembly was hosted by 5th Cllass. It was all about taking care of God’s beautiful world and our environment.

We know that we only have one planet and that we must take good care of it.

Our frása was about putting our rubbish in the bin – creating less litter and recycling when possible.

5th Class had drawn some beautiful pictures too.

We are always trying to keep CNS clean – 5th won the Cleanest Classroom Award so they are taking their own good advice!

This week we were collecting runners and sports shoes for the ‘In our shoes’ appeal – these will be sent to children in Africa  who need them badly.

We had a busy week with Spanish lessons and Nanoscience workshops so we are all looking forward to the weekend.

Thank you 5th Class for your wonderful assembly!

Active Week

This morning we had a special assembly. It was hosted by Ms Gray & Ms McGuckin and the theme was Active Week.
It was great fun to be all together in the hall with lots of music and dancing.
We practiced Ode to Joy too – the European Union Anthem – Louise played the piano, Elaine was our conductor and Ms O’Brien played the flute.
We also had Zumba classes today with Ms Furney. Active Week has been such fun!
We prayed together before we had all our Awards. Our frása this week is ‘Tóg go bog é’ 🤣 as we are all exhausted after all our activities!
We are all looking forward to a long Bank Holiday Weekend!

6th Class- Being Thankful

This week our assembly was hosted by 6th Class. The theme was being thankful.

They had made lovely posters to remind us of all the things we should be thankful for.

We should remember to be the for the wonderful world we live in. For our families, our friends and our school. For food and shelter, fresh water and for all the things we enjoy.

We looked at the ways we say ‘Thank you’ in many languages and our frása this week is ‘Go raibh maith agat’.

We sang a new song and we taught it to everyone.

Next week we are helping the Green Schools Committee by bringing in our pre-loved sports shoes – we will remember as it is ‘Active Week’. Our shoes will be sent to children in African township.

We are looking forward to the weekend and lots of activity and fun next week.

Rev. Col

This week’s assembly was hosted by Rev Colin and the theme was Easter!

We learned about Hot cross buns and why we eat them at this time of year.

We also learned about Easter Eggs and why they are connected to Easter.

Then Ms Caldbeck and Ms Clarke had an eating competition- we had to see who could eat the fastest! It was great fun!

We had a raffle for Easter 🐣

Then we sang a song with actions. We were all jumping up and down.
We are all delighted to be getting our Easter holidays and we will be back together in school on Monday, 17th April!

Junior Infants- Dogs

Junior Infants were on assembly this week. Our assembly was about dogs. We were absolutely amazing and Ms. McGuckin is proud of us. ❤️

1st Class- Lá Fhéile Pádraig

This week’s wonderful assembly was taken by 1st Class. The theme was St Patrick.

They told us that he was taken from his home across the sea to Ireland.

He worked on a farm looking after the animals.

He was often hungry & cold. He prayed to God for help. Then he ran away and went to study.

He became a priest and he decided to come back to Ireland to teach the people about God.

He was a good man and he travelled all around Ireland teaching and helping everyone.

He is our special saint & we celebrate his life every year on St Patrick’s Day. Irish ☘️ people all over the world join with us to celebrate wherever they may be.
We will be wearing green next Wednesday and we will have our own parade in school.
We have a holiday on Thursday & Friday for St Patrick’s Day & we are all looking forward to it.
Thank you 1st Class for a wonderful assembly to celebrate St Patrick & Seachtain na Gaeilge – we sang ‘Ireland’s Call’ and our frása this week is ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge atá Ann’

2nd Class- World Wildlife Day

This morning our wonderful assembly was hosted by 2nd Class.

Their theme was World Wildlife Day.

They spoke to us about all the animals on our planet.

Some of them are endangered.

We all need to take care of our planet.

That means all our animals and plants.

We have a wonderful world and we all have a responsibility to care for our environment.

We also need to look after our school.

Ms Caldbeck & Ms Clarke are setting up a Green Team.

There will be a boy and a girl from each class on the team. They will be checking that that we have put our waste n the correct bins.We will also need to make sure lights are turned off and that we are writing on both sides of the page…

We sang Our God is a Great Big God and gave out the awards. We are looking forward to a lovely weekend.

Senior Infants-Lent

This week our assembly was presented to us by Senior Infants. Their theme was Lent.

This is the season of Spring..

Senior Infants read to us about a different season. The season of Lent.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. In the Bible we can read about Jesus who spent 40 days and nights alone praying in the desert.

We try to remember at this time to be better people.

We look after each other and we try to think 🤔 of ways to be more helpful….

Lent finishes at Easter.
Senior Infants worked so hard on their assembly. Their art and their reading are getting so good!

They all were so confident reading out loud for the whole school – we are very proud of them all!
We sang ‘My Lighthouse’, one of our favourite songs.
We are all looking forward to the weekend and another wonderful assembly next week!

Rev. Colin- Foundations

This week the theme for our assembly was Foundations.

Rev. Colin challenged two of the teachers.

At first Mr Whitehead & Ms Gray had to stand on n one leg. That was fine but it was impossible to stand on a ball and on one leg at the same time!!

Then they had to play Jenna! Rev Colin told us that we need the right foundations – things like kindness, caring, sharing and helping are good foundations for a good and happy life.
We heard the story of what happened when the foolish man built his house upon the sand and we sang the song with all the actions.

The teachers tried very hard BUT

The Jen bricks fell down!
We are all working together to build a happy and safe and happy school.
We gave out all the awards and we all left happily looking forward to our midterm break next week!

St. Brigid- 3rd Class

This week assembly was hosted by 3rd class.It was all about St Brigid.

Brigid wanted to build a church but she was poor and she had to go to see the King to ask for some land.

He laughed at her but then agreed to give her as much land as her cloak would cover to build her church ⛪️ on.

The cloak grew and covered a lot of ground- God was helping Brigid.

Brigid built her church – with God’s help we can do anything.

We sang My Lighthouse.
We are all looking foretold a long weekend with an extra day off thanks to St Brigid!
Well done rang a trí!

Forgiveness-5th Class

This week assembly was hosted by 5th Class. The theme was ‘Forgiveness’

We were reminded that we need to be able to forgive and forget.

If we cannot accept an apology and stop dwelling on the thing that has gone wrong, then we cannot move on.

We have to be able to start again ….

If we can work together and work the problem out then we can all be happy.
Our ‘frása’ this week is ‘le do thoil’
We sang ‘our God is a Great  Big God’ one of our favourite – doing the actions helped to warm us up on this frosty morning.
Looking forward to a fun weekend!

Fresh Starts- 6th Class

This week our assembly was presented by 6th Class. It was all about ‘Fresh Starts’

They wished us all a Happy New Year!

We heard all about New Year’s Resolutions – many people start new things or have a fresh start at the beginning of the year.

It is important to remember that sometimes things just go wrong…

Sometimes in school we fall out with our friends or even do something we shouldn’t.
When this happens we must remember that we can say sorry and then make a fresh start.

Things can go wrong but they can also get better!
We were all together in the hall again so we joined together in prayer and then in song. We sang ‘One more step’.
The Awards were distributed and we all sang Happy Birthday 🎂 to everyone who has a birthday this week.
We are all delighted that it is Friday & we hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Back Together

This week we had a very special assembly – we went to the Parish Centre to practice for our Carol Service which takes place on 11th December.

Junior Infants-Is aoibhinn liom Gaeilge

This week our assembly was hosted by our wonderful Junior Infants.

They told us how much they loved learning Irish and shared lots of the words and phrases they have learned in school.
The also did an action rhyme – Rollaí Pollaí.

It was lovely. We enjoyed it all.
This week we were thinking about Kindness.Everwss trying to be kind – we decided that the Kindness Cup would go to Chloë & she will have it in 1st Class for the week.
We will award the cup to someone else next week.

We were all delighted to be at Friday after our busy week.

We plan to see each other tomorrow at the Winter Fair.

1st Class- Science Week

This week our assembly was hosted by 1st Class. It was all about Science Week.

We had such a fun time all week with experiments taking place all over the school and in the yard.

We all agree with this message- Science can be truly magical!

Our frása this week is a reminder to say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’!

We had a great day – 6th class had a ‘Book & Bake’ sale so we had lots of treats..

We are all looking forward to the weekend- next week we will be doing some are for the Winter Fair which is on 26th!

Senior Infants- Caring for the environment

This morning our assembly was presented by Senior Infants.

They taught us what the environment is.

They taught us that God made our world and that we must take great care of it and everything in it.

We must tell our friends and family lots of ways to do this – using paper bags, re-usable bottles, both sides of the paper, turning off taps and lights…

Senior Infants are taking part in ‘Picker Pals’. They are litter picking all over Castleknock- doing their bit for the Tidy Towns Committee!

We must all think of things we can do -even small things…

That way we can keep our environment beautiful!

We sang one of our favorite songs..

We sent lots of Shoeboxes to Team Hope – thank you all who participated.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Moloney- The Gift of Giving

This week our assembly was all about giving…

Every year we support the ‘Shoebox Appeal’.
We fill a shoebox with things for a child in another country – we have to send something to wash with, something to write with or on, something to wear and something to wow

We read a book in class about a bunny that was sent in a shoebox…

We had a Halloween 🎃 Raffle! There were fantastic prizes.

We all dressed up and there will be a video on our website- see if you can recognise everyone? There are a few ‘unusual teachers’🤣

Everyone is looking forward to midterm & a ‘Spooktacular Halloween’🎃

2nd Class- Inclusion

This week Assembly was hosted by 2nd Class – it was all about inclusion.

We learned about how important it is to include everyone…

Thank you so much 2nd Class – your assembly was super! Well done for your lovely artwork & acrostic poem!
Next week we will be having fun for Halloween 🎃
Our raffle winners will be announced on Friday at assembly!

There will be a prize in every class…

Looking forward to a fun week next week!

4th Class- GOAL Jersey Day

4th class hosted our assembly this week. 14th October is Goal Jersey Day

The motto for Jersey Day is ‘Wear, Care, Share’. We all wore our favourite Jerseys and brought in €2 each for Goal.

Goal helps to support people who live in poverty in countries where they do not have all the things we have here in Ireland.

All over the country people are wearing their jerseys and supporting Goal.

Our Frása this week is ‘Tá sé fuar’. We are not as we are wearing our jerseys!🤣

We wish everyone a Happy Friday and a great weekend. Thank you to Rang a ceathair- we have raised €366.40 for Goal. Well done everyone!

Rev. Colin- Food and Harvest

This week Rev Colin took assembly – it was about food and harvest.

We are s lucky that we all have such a lot of lovely foods to eat.

We should all be grateful for the farmers who grow crops and gather the harvest.

We also need to remember that everything we have was created by God.

We celebrate Harvest every year in church too.

We were all delighted that it was Friday and that we could go and enjoy our weekend! Many thanks to Rev Colin for his great assembly – we thank him for reminding us to be grateful for all the good things we enjoy!

3rd Class- Teamwork

This week 3rd Class presented their assembly- the theme was Teamwork.

We learned that when everyone works together we can achieve almost anything.

School is a great place for working together and helping each other.

Today was very wet so we had the opportunity to use our new frása…

We sang ‘I’m gonna jump up and down’. It was fun – Rev Colin helped out with the actions.

3rd class worked as a team to write a poem all about our school. They performed it for everyone.
It was so good that we had to record it and we will upload it to the website so that we can all enjoy it.

We are all looking forward to a great weekend

Junior Infants

This week our assembly was hosted by our new Junior Infants.

Our new infants introduced themselves to everyone in school. It was wonderful to see them and hear them tell us their names. It was SO good we had to hear them twice!

We said a prayer and sang a song.

We are all looking forward to the weekend and to seeing each other back in CNS next week.

Welcome Back

We are all delighted to be back at school after the summer break.

Our first assembly of the year was one of welcome. We welcomed all the new pupils to our school and we hope they will be happy with us.

0ur frása this week is ‘Cé tusa?’. We will be using it as we learn all the new names.

We then watched a video and met all the school staff- we also met Rev Colin who joined us for our assembly.

He read a story from the Bible called ‘The Good Samaritan’. This is about being a good and kind friend to everyone.

To finish we sang one of our favourite songs – My Lighthouse!
Ms Moloney announced all the awards and wished everyone a Happy Friday and a Lovely Weekend.