|Go Gospel !|
|Sunday, 24 May 2015 15:46|
Throughout April and into May, our 4th and 5th classes participated in some gospel choir workshops in school, led by Fiona Walsh and Niamh Hahessy of the Really Truly Joyful Ennis Gospel choir. After a few weeks rehearsal, we had the honour of a visit to our school by Rev. Bazil Meade,founder and principal of the world-renowned London Gospel Choir which has been in existence for 30 years now.
Bazil ran an hour’s singing workshop for the pupils and the rafters were lifted. We were joined for the occasion by Stonehall NS and by the gospel singers from Rice College who performed for us all. Some of the pupils went on to take part in the Gospel Rising evening at Glór the following night in conjunction with choirs from all over Ireland. Mo cheol sibh !
|Garda Quiz 2015|
|Sunday, 24 May 2015 14:18|
The Garda Quiz was held at Ennis National School on May 15th at 7pm. Ennis NS entered two teams for the event. Nine teams took part altogether. The winning team was the Ennis National ‘ A’ team with a score of 75 out of 100. In second place was the Lissycasey ‘A’ team with 68 out of 100.
The Ennis NS ‘A’ team consisted of Conor McQuillan, Eimhín Fenton, Cian Murphy (5th class) and Ivan King (6th class). Ennis NS ‘B’ consisted of Cian O’Dwyer, Peadar Harding, Adam Connolly (5th class) and Hugh Connolly (6th). Well done to both teams. Thanks to Mr. Walsh and Mr. Enright for coaching us.
By Conor McQuillan
|"The Grand Nash" Showcasing our School|
|Thursday, 21 May 2015 08:43|
Ennis National School welcomes you to the school hall on Wednesday, June 3rd, for a Showcase Evening. It will feature an art exhibition with art from every pupil, the finalists from our Talent Show, Lego Engineering projects, Write a Book projects, bakery and much more. The Art Exhibition and exhibits will be open from 6pm and the Talent Show starts at 7.30pm. Entry is free. All are welcome.
|Indoor Hurling League 2015|
|Wednesday, 20 May 2015 11:18|
In the league we played indoor hurling. There were five teams-Kilkenny, Tipperary, Clare, Dublin and Galway. No team won all its games and no team lost all its games. Tipperary won the league and Dublin was second. We had great fun.
By Shakira Luca Salim.
Tipperary - Robert Loftus, Ronan Kilroy, Kaitlyn Ferns, Ríain Hickey, Orla O’Connor, Jim Sherlock, Luke Malice
Dublin - Frankie Toner, Alex Nagle, Miguel Bravo, Ava Lyons, Kaylan Chambers, Alfie Kelly, Ethan Boyle.
Well done to the boys and girls and their coach, Mr. P. Kelly !
|Travel Flag Award|
|Monday, 11 May 2015 13:33|
Choir sing the Green Code song
For the last two years Ennis National school has been working towards achieving our Green Schools Travel Flag. We have a Walking Bus which leaves the carpark behind Curley’s Furniture every morning at 8.30 a.m. It is one of the largest Walking Buses in the country. Some mornings we have up to 100 pupils walking and cycling to school. Every Friday we have the Golden Boot competition for the classes with the most walkers.
Band prepare to play along
Last Friday we were visited by Róisín Ní Ghairbhith, green schools Travel Officer with An Taisce. The Green Schools’ Committee told her about all our work. She was also entertained by the choir and band performing a musical version of our Green Code, written by 6th class pupils . She complimented us on all the work and was delighted to award us our Green Travel Flag.
By Emma Talty
Green Schools' Committee members with Róisín Ní Ghairbhíth
Our Green Schools' Committee members include students Ben Harnett, Ezrah Brennan, Luisne Corey, Rhona Kearney, Emma Talty, Gearóid Staunton, Lisa Goodstein, Liam Hallahan, Kamila Hussein, Maris Udobi, Naem Haq and Nadine Shanahan, parents Deirdre McQuillan and Catherine Gleeson and teacher Mr. John Kearney. Cómhgháirdeachas daoibh go léir.
|Dreams and Aspirations|
|Friday, 08 May 2015 13:07|
A colourful, new mural has brightened up the wall on the approach to the school. Artist Ruth Wood, originally from east Clare, has painted a beautiful, uplifting scene on the carpark wall.
Ruth chats to the pupils involved
Ruth worked in conjunction with the Reading Class to develop the ideas for the mural which shows two children blowing bubbles. The bubbles represent the youngsters' dreams and aspirations for the future. Hopefully everyone who passes by will be impressed by the inspirational scene. Bainigí taitneamh as !