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Junior School News 27 May 2022

Dates for your Diary

May

Tuesday 31                     JS Sports Day KGLr to J6  (see below)

June

June 1                             KGLr end of year show 10 am in JS Hall

                                         KG Upr end of year show 11 am in JS Hall

Thursday 2                    Green Day - add something green to uniform

                                         *Sign up for Optional Extras 2022/2023 - see below

Friday 3                          J6 school trip to Tayto Park

                                        KGUpr go to INSS in Dun Laoghaire

                                        *Bring in packed lunches - canteen not open today

Monday 6                      Public Holiday (Boarding remains open)

Tuesday 7                     J5 school trip to Sports Campus Ireland

Wednesday 8              Summer Reports go home in schoolbags (KGLr-J6)

                                        Preschool Lower end of year show 10 am in JS Hall

                                        Preschool Upper end of year show 11 am in JS Hall

                                       Dance Show (J1-J6) in HWC 2 pm

Thursday 9                   J6 Farewell Assembly (1.30 pm)

Friday 10                       International Coffee Morning 8.30 am outside the Dropping Well

Friday 10                      Term ends for KgLr to J6 at 12:30 pm (No Aftercare)

                                       Preschool also closes early today - no Aftercare

Tuesday 21                   Preschool term ends at 12 pm (No After Care)

Preschool Term

Please note: Friday, June 10th - the Preschool will close at 12.30 pm with the Junior School. There will be no Aftercare on that day. Aftercare will be re-open again from Tuesday, June 7th until Monday, June 20th.

The Preschool term will end on Tuesday June 21st at 12 pm. No Aftercare.

From the Office

Club Gaeilge (J3-J5) Monday 30th

There will be no Club Gaeilge on Monday 30th for J3-J5.

Extracurricular Classes

All extracurricular classes will end for the school year on Friday, June 3rd. Prep and Aftercare will take place on June 7-9th. Junior School term will end at 12.30 pm with no Aftercare.

Sports Day 2022 (KGLr -J6)

This very popular event for the girls will take place next Tuesday, May 31st. The Preschoolers will have their own Sports Day during the last week of their term. As the building works are still going on around the campus, we are unable to accommodate parents attending Sports Day this year.

No Hot Lunch - Friday June 3rd

All students in the Preschool and Junior School need to bring in packed lunches on Friday June 3rd.

Red Uniforms (J2-J6)

All students in J2-J6 may wear their red uniforms to school for the last two weeks of term. 

Information for the 2022/2023 School Year

Information Packs 2022/2023

An email was sent out to all of you this week with information you will need for your daughter for the next academic year (Booklists, uniform, term date list etc).

There are also several forms that we require before the start of the year. Please print, sign, scan, and return the forms in that email to jsinfo@alexandracollege.ie  by Wednesday 8 June 2022

Extracurricular Classes for 2022/2023

Information on all the classes we are providing next year and a link to sign up will be sent to all of you by email on Monday May 30th.  Thursday June 2nd at 2pm is the day/time to sign up. There is one new addition - a Debating Club for J4-J6.

Change to School Uniform - Shoes

J2 to J6 may wear brown or black shoes with their school uniform next year.

Writers in Training

In KG Lower, we have completed our Jolly Phonics programme and have really enjoyed revising all of our sounds and tricky words. We have been playing fun games with partners like "Tricky Word Splat" and "Flip a word". We take turns reading words and we write down the words we get correct. We love having fun with reading! We also started to write our own stories using labelled pictures. Take a look at our most recent publication "The Bedroom" where we used our neatest writing and colouring to present our stories for all to see on our window. We can't wait to write more stories!

Ms. Kenny & KG Lower :)

KG Lower Writers in Training

J1 Trip to the Zoo

J1 have been waiting so long to go on their school tour. They were counting down the days since the start of the month and the day finally came. We were unsure about the weather at the beginning of the day but it cleared up and became a really beautiful and excellent day to visit Dublin Zoo. As a teacher I have been there a few times and I have to say the J1 girls couldn’t have been luckier. The sun shone, we had lots of fun and we saw nearly every single animal.

The girls learned lots of interesting facts and they also learned about the conservation efforts Dublin Zoo is making to stop a lot of these animals from going extinct.

The girls were excellent from start to finish. Well done J1!

Ms Martin 

J1 Trip to the Zoo

J3 and J4 Funtasia Trip

J3 and J4 went on their school trip to Funtasia this week. We went on lots of exciting and epic water slides. The most fun slides were the Boomerang and the Super Bowl. On the Boomerang, the incline was so steep, and you went super fast! On the Super Bowl, you spun around a massive bowl, and then got propelled backwards into a hole and shot down into the water. We had loads of fun!

The J3 and J4 classes had a ball on their end of year school trip to Funtasia. The bus trip to Drogheda seemed endless as the girls just couldn’t wait to get into the water park. There were over 200 water-based activities to choose from and water slides of all sizes for the thrill-seekers of the group. It didn’t disappoint and the girls came out full of exciting stories of the fun they’d had! What a super day out! 

J3 and J4 Funtasia Trip

When KG Upper Stepped into an Amazing Art Experience at the RDS!

Ms Boyd, Ms Smith and the Kg Uppers really enjoyed an incredible new experience - stepping into multi-sensory and contemporary digital artworks on display at the RDS.

The projection show immersed and transported us through an array of creative lights, images, music and famous paintings by Van Gogh. We then moved into a mesmerising ‘Infinity Room’ before some time to draw and colour on the interactive art wall.

We all agreed this memorable outing and exhibition was a wonderfully creative spectacle and we would highly recommend a visit!

Since returning to the classroom - we have all been inspired by the experience, learning more about Van Gogh and his work and drawing his portrait in our sketch books.

Super fun, work, enthusiasm and excellent behaviour, Kg Upper! Thank you and well done!

Ms Boyd and Ms Smith ;-)

KG Upper at the Van Gogh Experience 2022

Van Gogh Exhibition

The J3 classes attended the Van Gogh immersive experience in the RDS. We travelled to and from the trip by bus.

Van Gogh’s work was displayed digitally through pictures and projections of videos on screen, surrounding the room and on the floors also. The exhibit displayed his life, his techniques and his artistic creations which included; Sunflowers, The Starry Night, Almond Blossoms, The Night Café and many more.

After the exhibit, the girls got to enter a room surrounded in mirrors which was great fun! They had a great time and we would highly recommend the experience to others!