Colours Day at JFK!

The boys of JFK made a huge effort today to dress up for Colours Day. We wanted to support the Cliona Founation, which is an Irish Charity that provides financial assistance to families with ill children. We raised over €350 for the worthy cause- maith sibh! Happy Halloween!

Athletic Skills Workshop in LIT!

Each Friday, Ms. Halpin's and Mr. Fahy's classes went down to LIT to do our PE for an hour. When we reached LIT in our first week we got split into groups, in my group we did an exercise that involved jumping from one side of a mat to the other as many times as we can in one minute. Other groups did exercises which involved long jumps, short jumps, obstacle course races and throwing javelins and medicine balls. While we were doing the mat-jumping exercise we made a little game where we had to see who could get the highest score. It was really fun and in the end James got a high score of forty-eight. After that, we moved to the javelin and medicine-ball throwing. We started it off by getting

JKF win the football Final!

On October 24th JFK’s under 13 football team played in the final of the cup against St. Brigid’s. There was a sense of excitement as we gathered in the school hall to put on our jerseys. We walked to the Gaelic Grounds and left down our bags in the dressing rooms before making our way out to the pitch. The pitch was impeccable and we started our regular warm-up. Mr.Dillon and Mr.Fahey called out the team. Some mums and dads had come down to cheer us on. At 10 o’clock the referee threw in the ball and we were under way. After 5 minutes we were leading 1-00, thanks to Mark Hogan and by half time we were up by 3 goals and a point thanks to Daragh Jordan, Lloyd Costelloe and Colin O’Donnell. We

JFK Football Semi-Final!

On Thursday the 19 October, JFK played Our Lady Queen of Peace in Old Christians GAA pitch for a place in the gaelic football final. A couple of minutes in, Mark Hogan scored the first goal of the game. Straight after our first goal, the goals and points kept coming. Scores came from Colin O’Donnell, Conor McNamara, Lloyd Costelloe to name a few. It was very cold, wet and muddy but we still dominated the first half, only conceding a point thanks to the work of our backs. At half-time the score was 4-3 to a point, with the coaches telling us to see out the game. Early on in the second half it the story continued, JFK scoring lots of points and our opposition barely getting into our half with

3rd Class LEAF Programme

Ms. Fitzgerald's 3rd Class are taking part in this year's LEAF Programme. We will be learning all about forests and the actions we can take to help protect and enhance our forests. We are currently researching about trees in Ireland and we have just planted our own acorn seeds. We are hoping that the acorn seeds will soon begin sprouting into oak trees :-)

Seedsavers with 4th Class

Mr. Dillon's and Mr Sparling's 4th class took a trip to Scarrif, Co.Clare. We walked through the forest where we learned about seeds, trees, animal hibernation and the food chain. We also learned about different varieties of seeds and we got the opportunity to save and sort the good seeds from the bad seeds. We did apple tasting but our favourite part was making lovely, fresh apple juice. We had a very busy day but it was a day to remember!

Storytelling with Niall de Burca.

Third and Fourth Class walked to Watch House Cross Library on Tuesday to listen to Niall de Burca. He told us stories about his life; some were true and some of his stories were made up just for a laugh! The stories were very funny and entertaining. We were thrilled to get a chance to meet a renowned storyteller and we had a great day out.

After School Activities are back!

There are lots of after school activities for our pupils here at J.F.K. Speech and Drama is back with Nicole every Mondays, Guitar Lessons with Jason are every Tuesday and Friday, and Gabriel is back with the Chess Club every Thursdays! New members are always welcome!

Tree Day!

The 2nd Class and 3rd Class boys were given a great day out at Curragh Chase Forest Park this week. We were given a tour around the forest to look at all the different trees and wildlife and the guide told of lots of interesting facts about trees and wildlife in Ireland! We also learned all about the different species of bats that are living In Curragh Chase too!

A Trip to the Hunt Museum.

Ms. McCarthy’s 5th Class visited the Hunt Museum to see an exhibition on the famous painters Paul Henry and Jack B. Yeats. A tour guide talked about the artists and showed us all the amazing pain tings. We had a blast and learned a lot! For the past few weeks we have been painting our favourite paintings which are now displayed outside our classroom.

Beat the Street!

Beat the Street is a fun and free game for everyone in the community. Well done to the students, parents and staff of J.F.K. who have been out walking, running and cycling in the past few weeks. We are currently in sixth place but there is still four weeks to go so get out and get active!

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