|Band visits Clarecastle Daycare Centre|
|Thursday, 11 December 2014 21:03|
The school band was invited to visit Clarecastle Daycare Centre this week to entertain the local senior citizens and get the Christmas season off to a good start. A group of fifteen pupils went along, including singers, tin-whistle players, concertina players and violinists. Ms. Carrigg accompanied us on the keyboard.
Pupils performed all the Christmas favourites from Away in a Manger to Jingle Bells to Walking in the Air. Solo performances came from Rachel and Kelly on concertina and Laoise on violin. Singer Rona performed a beautiful version of O Holy Night, Saibh sang Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and Palida rounded off the recital with My Lovely Rose of Clare. Well done to all our young band members.
|Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:20|
Over the weekend a beautiful mosaic was installed in the main foyer. Artist Elaine Prunty has been working on the mosaic for the past few months and she has created a thing of beauty. Pupils, staff, parents and visitors have stopped to admire the work and to marvel at the colours, shapes and representations. Check out the Elaine's blog which tells the story of the development of the mosaic at http://ennismosaic.blogspot.ie
|Family Fun Disco 2014|
|Tuesday, 09 December 2014 22:28|
The 4th annual Ennis NS Family Fun disco was held last Friday night. Our biggest crowd ever turned up to hear the latest hits and dance along to Christmas favourites. The school looked very festive with the fantastic decorating done by both our talented Ger and by the Parent's Association.
All the young disco dancers had taken great care with their outfits and looked wonderful in the disco lighting. Everyone really enjoyed the evening, having fun and chatting to friends. Many thanks to the Parents' Association for their work in organising the event, to everyone who provided spot prizes and to the school staff who helped to keep everything running smoothly on the night.
|Bóthar Fundraiser 2014|
|Sunday, 07 December 2014 17:00|
The annual Sale run by 5th class in aid of the charity Bóthar took place on December 4th. Children throughout the school donated hundreds of toys, books, games and a veritable feast of buns, cakes and other goodies for the occasion. Each class had a turn at coming to buy from this vast array.
A new development this year was a mini Food Court where popcorn, candy floss and pancakes were being made and sold, hot off the pan. As usual, there was a great Raffle with some very attractive prizes on offer.
Well done to 5th class pupils and their teachers, Ms. Moran and Mr. Vaughan, for their hard work in making the day a success. Their efforts were well rewarded as a substantial four-figure sum was raised for Bóthar on the day !
|Ennis NS Inaugural Quiz|
|Monday, 01 December 2014 20:44|
The first annual Ennis NS Inter-schools Quiz took place last Tuesday night in our school hall. Primary schools from all over Clare had been invited to send a team and 36 rose to the challenge. Organised by Mr. Walsh and Mr. Enright, the evening was a most enjoyable one.
As luck would have it, the Ennis NS team turned out to be the winners, scoring an impressive 76 out of a possible 80 points. Well done to the team of Aoife, Cian, Conor and Ivan. Thanks to everyone who turned up and made the night a success. Here's what Aoife had to say:
"The 25th November was the first Ennis National School quiz. In total there were 35 teams of four from schools all around Clare. Ennis NS entered three teams. There were eight rounds and ten questions in each round. Two of the rounds were picture rounds and the rest were general knowledge.
Fortunately one of our teams won with a score of 76 out of 80. We won a trophy each and a shield for the school. We are very happy with our success. Thank you to all our teachers who were involved."
A special 'Thank You' to our school staff who did correcting and score-keeping - míle buíochas !