Junior School News 5 March 2021
Dates for your Diary
Monday 8 JACA Committee meeting 7:30 pm
March 8-12 Seachtain na Gaeilge (activities all week)
Friday 12 GREEN Day - no uniform
Surprise event for all classes (sponsored by JACA)
Parent Information Meeting for 1st Year 21/22 5pm on Zoom
Monday 15 Preschool and Junior School closed (SS closed too)
Tuesday 16 Preschool and Junior School closed (SS closed too)
Wednesday 17 Public Holiday - School Closed
Thursday 18 J3 -J6 classes return to school
Friday 26 Surprise event for all classes (sponsored by JACA)
Term ends for Easter Holidays (29 March - 9 April)
Aftercare open until 6:00 pm
From the Office
Our Preschool to J2 girls returned to school with great enthusiasm this week. Thank you for your co-operation in wearing masks and not lingering at drop off/pick up as we try to keep everyone safe and well on the Alex campus. We are looking forward to our J3-J6 students returning soon.
Congratulations to the Kenny family – Julia (J1) has a new baby brother, James, who was born on March 3rd.
Birthday Girls this Week
- Felicity Shine
- Iris Fowler
- Stella Moran
- Eve O’ Donnell
- Abigail Ellis
- Sophie Mahon
- Aurora Corcoran
- Issy Creevy
JS Girls Back in the Gym!
Our Mobile Edible Garden Project
This project started last Spring with Meghan Schiassi and Ms. Boyd’s KG Lower class who are now in KG Upper. Many thanks to JACA for funding this project and to Meghan for all the fantastic work she has put into it. The photo below captures the fruits of their labour! You can read all about the wonderful project here.
Poetry Competition Winners
Sive AM and Maeve D
When we were all taking our online classes, we had a poetry competition on the theme of “What Matters to Me”. Sive, Alina and Maeve were the winners in their class groups, so they received their certificates and prizes this week at assembly. Well done, girls!
We were also delighted that some of our students were selected to recite their poems on the News2Day programme too – well done to Adelina (J3R), Nika (J1) and Elsie (J4R).
What Matters to Me by Maeve Darcy (J1)
J3s – Learning About Space
Daniel Lynch visited the J3s online to talk about space.
J6R Writing Workshop
J6R completed an online workshop experience with Katherine Rundell and the girls were asked to write a piece inspired by her new Rooftoppers book.
by Tilly O’Donohoe (J6R)
Philippe Petit born on August 13 1949 in France. He is known for his unauthorized crossing between the Twin Towers in New York City from about 1,350 feet 411 metres above the ground. He has also walked a tightrope above the skyline of Paris and across Sydney Harbour Bridge.
If I had ever built enough courage to walk between the Twin Towers on a thin string I would need to believe in myself and my state of mind would need to be very calm.
Imagine The Scene (Inspired by Katherine Rundell’s Rooftoppers:
We were being chased on the rooftops by mysterious people. I could see that the roof was coming to an end but another roof was beside it. It was a far jump. As I looked back and saw that the mysterious people were gaining on us I then looked to my friends and gave them a look they both nodded knowing exactly what we were about to do. We started to gain more speed and were getting ready to leap in the air. We looked back behind us and saw they were about to catch us but before they could we leaped in the sky I held my breath it- all went so fast-as soon we were flying through the sky we crashed down upon the roof of another unknown building. They wouldn’t catch us now!
Our Zoom School Fun was a BLAST - Now We’re Back in School - Our first week flew by FAST!
KG Lower really enjoyed reuniting and settling back into their colourful and cosy classroom! We all felt so excited to be in each other’s company again - for more super work, fun and play!
We were delighted to lead a Joyful and Thankful Assembly on Monday, before encouraging everyone present, to a ‘Welcome Back Boogie’, to the lively song, ‘Everybody Needs Somebody’!
This week our theme has been ‘Tigers’ - inspired by the wonderful story, ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’, by Judith Kerr, and just in time to celebrate a school favourite, "World Book Day"!
We have loved learning all about these very interesting 'big cats' and seeing that they really like swimming! Our creative and careful drawing and cutting skills have been put to great effect in our different Tiger displays and imaginative playtimes!
At our ‘ Tiger Who Came To Tea’ play stations - we have assembled animal tea parties, designed tea pots, made moving Tiger models, and had a most entertaining time having ‘Afternoon Tea' Role play, in the 'Kg Lower Café'! “Anyone for tea and scones?”
It has been a very happy and action-packed week - full of fun, energy and excitement! Impressive girls - a huge well done and thank you! Continued well wishes from all of us!
Ms. Boyd & KG Lower ;-)
World Book Day 2021
We love World Book Day in the Junior School! The girls and staff dressed up as one of their favourite book characters. Everyone took part in lots of different reading activities throughout the day.