|Talent Show Final Success|
|Friday, 27 March 2015 14:30|
Congratulations to all the participants in the finals of our Talent Show 2015 which took place this morning in the school hall. Seventeen acts performed to a capacity crowd and provided great entertainment. The Judging Panel had a diffcult task, thanks to the wonderful variety of acts and the high standards of performance. After a nail-biting wait, the winners were finally announced just before lunch.
1st - Eoin, 2nd class, traditional fiddle
2nd - Fiacc, Senior Infants, Stand-up comedy.
1st - Ciarán & Dylan - song with guitar accompaniment
2nd - Gladys - solo singing
The winner received their trophies from Mr. McInerney and all finalists received a medal in recognition of their super talents. Gur fada buan sibh go léir !
|Ennis NS Mosaics|
|Tuesday, 24 March 2015 22:59|
Artist Elaine Prunty has uploaded lots of infomation and photographs onto her blog about the develpoment of the mosaics at our school. The large mosaic in the school foyer has attracted the attention of all who enter the school and pupils always gaze at it as they pass. Elaine is currently finishing four smaller mosaics which will be installed aroud the school after Easter. These mosaics will feature drawings from the pupils and words of wisdonm from their parents. Find out more on Elaine's blog at http://ennismosaic.blogspot.ie/p/about-portraits.html
|St. Patrick's Day Parade 2015|
|Wednesday, 18 March 2015 23:32|
Our participation in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade turned out to be a wonderful experience for all, especially when we were named "Best in Parade" afterwards ! Months of preparation had gone into making the costumes and props for our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme and, of course, creating the marvellous Wonka-Wagon.
Beautiful spring sunshine acted as the perfect backdrop as our large Ennis NS entourage set out from the Council premises on New Road. Dressed as lollipops, bars, sweets and crisps, the pupils were a most colourful sight as they wove their way through the town. The Oompa-Loompas were a particular hit with the huge crowd which lined the streets.
By the time we had made our way to the finish point in the Turnpike, everyone was tired but happy. Seeing ourselves on the Six One RTE evening news later on added the perfect finishing touch to a superb day.
Well done to everyone, big and small, who played a part in the occasion. A special Gracias goes to artist Ana Colomer who worked with the children in creating the giant Willie Wonka figure and his Wonka machine.
Over 120 photos from this event can be viewed on the Gallery of our school app.
|Annual Talent Show finalists|
|Monday, 16 March 2015 14:14|
Annual School Talent Show 2015
The initial heats of our annual Talent Show have been run off and we now have a list of the finalists. A fantastic range and standard of talents were displayed for the appreciation of pupils, teachers and, of course, the judging panel. Performances ranged from singing and dancing to stand-up comedy, from gymnastics and dance to hurling skills, from instrumental music and drumming to juggling.
Congratulations to all who took part and provided such a wonderful feast of entertainment. We are really looking forward to the finals which will be held just before the Easter holidays.
Junior Talent Show Finalists:
** Fiacc C – Comedy
** Ms. Martin’s Dance Troupe – Patryk, Marcel, Amy, Jack T., Sebastian, Darren.
**Eoin C – fiddle
**Ola G. – Polish dancing
**Olivia N. – Irish dancing
**Singers – Aoife T., Kate T., Orla O’C.
Senior Talent Show Finalists:
**Ronan and Harry – Hurling skills
**Ailbhe D. – Concertina
**Ruth N – Irish dancing
**Gladys E. – Singing
**Marc N. – Drums
**Eileen C. – Flute
**Niamh O’H. – Gymnastics
**Rhona & Saibh – Singing / Performing
|It's a Sweet Life ...|
|Thursday, 12 March 2015 21:06|
There has been a great buzz around our school for the past few weeks as pupils prepare for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Our theme this year is Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Artist-in-School Ana Colomer has been working with the children creating big papier mache figures, props and costumes.
A giant chocolate making machine has been built out of recycled materials. Ms. O'Neill, Ms. Howley, Ms. McMahon and other staff members have guided the children in the making of giant chocolate bars, sweets and lollipops. Ms Stack, Mr. Vaughan and their team have been busy organising the parade itself, getting people into position and practising their marching.
All the pupils will be in bright costumes and the troupe of Oompa-Loompas should be a sight to behold. Ger will be driving the Wonka-wagon on the day. We are hoping for fine weather on Tuesday so that our colourful presence in the parade can be truly enjoyed by pupils, parents and spectators alike. Here is a slideshow which gives a flavour (!) of the preparations which have been going on:
|Ennis NS Spelling Bee|
|Tuesday, 10 March 2015 14:05|
Pupils in 5th and 6th class recently took part in an in-school spelling competition. This was designed to find a top speller who would represent our school in the Co. Clare stage of the Eason Spelling Bee 2015.
Following in-class spelling bees, the following went forward to the in-school final which was held in the halla with Mr. McInerney as the Bee Master: Larissa, Kerrie, Gladys, Farrah-Lisa, Rajat, Caspar, Holly G., Ruth, Sonia, Dara C., Nathan, Elliott and Stephen.
After a nail-biting competition watched by the senior classes, Stephen emerged as the winner and will now represent our school in the county final. Cómhghairdeachas to all and a big “Go n-eirí leat” to Stephen !