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Junior School News 25 September 2020

Dates for your Diary


Thursday 1st          JACA Guest Speaker: Fiona Forman – “Raising Resilient                                                   Children” Webinar 7.30pm

Fiona will share ideas on ways to give our children the skills they need to become resilient. She will also outline the background to the Weaving Wellbeing programme which we use as part of our SPHE programme in J2-J6 in the Junior School.


From the Office

Music/Drama/ Public Speaking: The girls going to the Senior School building for Music/Drama/ Public Speaking classes are required to wear face masks for these lessons/classes.


Drama Captains 20/21


Clara Galvin (J5W)

Róisín O'Callaghan (J5R)


Aoife O'Neill and India Heffron (J6W)

Grace Brew and Sorcha Moran (J6R)


Art Captains 20/21

J2R: Zoe McNally

J2W: Cadhla Hardy

J3R: Lexi O’ Leary

J3W: Jialan Xu (Claire)

J4R: Brooke Pearle

J4W: Mackenzie Gorman

J5W: Aifric Dunleavy

J5R: Carina Bradley

J6W: Ashley Mullen, Alex O’Donnell, Millie Hartwell

J6R:  Sophia Kelly, Erin Hartley, Zayneb Kashi


Alex News Committee 20/21

Emma Butcher

Niamh Carty

Aisling Doyle

Salla Kirk

Emily De Marco

Maddie O’ Donohoe

Eva Phillis Mouallem

Lauren Rea


The Seasons are Changing!

Preschool lower went on an Autumn nature walk this week . We observed how the leaves are changing colour to brown, red and a golden colour. The girls collected acorns that had fallen from the Oak tree outside the canteen and some bark and feathers. We set up a nature area in our classroom so we could look at and draw all the things we found. We look forward to going on more seasonal walks throughout the year.
Ms. Brandon & Ms. Malseed


R.I.P. Síoda Higgins, Beloved dog of our President

This week, the girls in J6 have been learning about functional writing. They have been learning to write formal letters. This just happened to coincide with the sad news of the passing of President Higgins' beloved Bernese Mountain dog, Síoda last weekend.

The girls were devastated to hear this news as they were previously learning about the role of the President of Ireland, previous presidents, Áras an Uachtaráin and, of course, President Higgins and his dogs.

They wanted to show their sympathy and write to President Higgins and therefore, decided to put their functional writing skills to use in forming letters of sympathy to the President.

Below is just a sample of what the girls wrote in their letters:


"Dear President Higgins,

I am writing to you because of the recent news about your dog. I hope that you are feeling okay and that your dog rests in peace. 

Síoda is a beautiful name. She must have adored you because I can imagine how much you loved dogs and you looked after Síoda very well for the many years you spent with her.

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you feel better soon. Thank you so much for listening and have a good day.

Yours Sincerely,

Ciara (J6W)"


"Dear President Higgins, 

I am very sorry about your loss. I know how you feel right now because two years ago I lost my English Bulldog to cancer just before I moved to New York.

Her name was Margo. I know how you and Bród must be missing Síoda right now and that is why everyone here in Alex will keep you in our prayers.

I am sending you my condolences.

Yours Sincerely,

Grace (J6W)"


All of us at Alex Junior School send our best wishes to President Higgins, Mrs. Higgins and Bród.

Mr. Fitzgerald/ Ms. Byrnes