Cumann na mBunscol

March 21st, 2013

Autumn 2017

Both the boys and girls teams had a great season. The girls won all the games in their group and had to play the runners-up of another group in the semi-final. Unfortunately that game was just a tad too difficult for them and this was the end of the line for them.
On the other hand the boys played great games all the way to the final, winning all their games. They played their neighbourly team Boher in the final in O’Connor Pk on Wed 18th   Oct. It was a great game and could have gone either way. Thankfully Tubber won by a few points in the end.
Captains Brian Buckley and Conor Fox made a lovely speech and thanked all involved in getting them there.
Spring Games 2017

Boys Football Only Group B (13 a side) Contact: Stephen Darby (Ballybryan)

Tuesday 14th March 2017 Rd1 Scoil Mhuire Naofa, Rhode v Tubber  (won)

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 Rd2 Cappagh v Tubber

Tuesday 28th March 2017 Rd 3 Tubber v Croghan

Tuesday 4th April 2017 Rd4 Ballybryan v Tubber

Tuesday 25th April 2017 Rd 5 Tubber v Bracknagh

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 Rd 6 Bye : Tubber

Tuesday 9th May 2017 Rd7 Tubber v Boher

Final Tuesday 16th May/ Wednesday 17th May / Thursday 18th May 2017

Girls Football Only Spring 2017 Group B (13 a side) Cilian Lynch ( Clonbullogue)

Wednesday 29th March 2017 Rd1 Tubber v Ballinagar

Wednesday 5th April 2017 Rd 2 Scoil Mhuire Naofa Rhode v Tubber  (Won)

Wednesday 26th April 2017 Rd 3 Clonbullogue v Tubber

Final: Tuesday 16th May/ Wednesday 17th May / Thursday 18th May

Autumn Games 2015

This was a great season for both the boys and girls teams. We played all our matches in good enough weather considering the time of year. Both teams played their hearts out in each game and had fun every time.

The Boys final took place on Tuesday 20th Nov, in St Brendan’s Pk, Birr, where the boys played Cloghan again for another great game. At half time the Tubber boys were up 1 point to a very strong Cloghan team. The boys, with the help of Ava, Maedbh, Martha and Annie played a fab second half and went on to win by 10 points. It was a great game and Captain Shane with his vice captain Pauric made a lovely speech in Irish and English. It was a late game so it was straight home to prepare for their trip to Lough Key the nest day.

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Boys Final Birr... Winners

Boys Final Birr…
Winners

 

The girls got to the final on Thursday 22nd Nov in O’Connor Pk against Rahan. The first half was very tight and at half time Tubber girls were up 1 point. Tubber went out in the second half with determination and a job to do and went on to win by 10 points. It was a fantastic win and Captain Ava with Vice Captain Maedbh made a lovely speech. A sincere thanks to all parents, supporters and Tubber GAA for all their help and support throughout the year. As always it is much appreciated.

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Girls Final, O'Connor Pk Winners!!!

Girls Final, O’Connor Pk
Winners!!!

(These are the dates for the boys and girls matches for the season:

Girls Games

Date:                        Venue:

Wed Sep 16th          Ballybryan      (win)

Wed Sep 23rd           Tubber  Vs  Rahan   (draw)

Wed Sep 30th           Tubber  Vs  Gaelscoil ER  (Win)

Wed  Oct 7th             Tubber  Vs   Scoill Mhuire  (Win)

Wed Oct 14th             Edenderry  (Win)

 

Boys  Games:

Date                             Venue

Thur  Sep 17th            Cloghan    (win)

Thur Sep 24th             Rahan       (win)

Thur Oct 1st                 Tubber

Thur Oct 8th                Tubber

Thur Oct 15th               Clonmacnoise  (Win)

Spring Games 2015

The dates for up and coming games for boys and girls are as follows:

 

Boys games:

Date:                   Venue: 

tue 10th mar      Cappagh            Vs Cappagh

Tue 24th Mar     Tubber              Vs Bracknagh

Tue 21st  Apr      Tubber              Vs Cloneygowan

Tue 28th Apr      Rhode               Vs Rhode School

Finals Wed 13th/20th May

 

Girls games:

Date                        Venue

Wed 25th Mar       Clonbollogue         Vs Clonbollogue

Wed 15th Apr        Geashill                  Vs  Geashill

Wed 22nd Apr       Tubber                    Vs  Gaelscol E.R

Wed 29th Apr        Tubber                     Vs  Rhode

Finals Wed 13th/20th

 

Autumn Games 2014

Tubber Girls and Boys into the final.

What a great season for Tubber boys and girls. Both teams made it to the finals this Autumn. The girls final was in O’Connor Pk on Tue 21st Oct at 2 o’clock. The girls were all geared up to give their best shot. The girls were to play the Gaealscoil Tullamore and both teams wanted to win. We played a fab game and it was point for point all the way. Either team could have won and we were unlucky to have lost by 2 pts when the final whistle blew. The girls were devo but ….we’ll be back. Thanks to the female ref on the day for a very fair game and to all the organizers on the day.

 

 

Girls Final Team Autumn 2014.

Girls Final Team Autumn 2014.

The boys final was to be held in St Brendans Pk in Birr, which was a first for some of us. It turned out to be a lovely sunny day with a strong wind. The boys team with a few girls was ready for action. We were to play against Cloghan. This was the best game I had watched in ages. Both teams deserved to win this game. At the full time whistle it was a draw so we played another 5 min a side. After the first 5 we were 1pt down but after a good hard team talk we went out to claim the game….and we did. The boys with the well need help of a few girls wone the game well in the end. Every player gave 101% and deserved to win the game. Well done to the team.

Line up for the National Anthem.

Line up for the National Anthem.

 

The Boys Final Team.

The Boys Final Team.

 

Tubber Abú!!!

Tubber Abú!!!

 

Tubber Boys Vs Clonmacnoise.

This was a fantastic display of talent for the first game of the season. The Boys played very well together and with the help of a few girls sure they could only do well. Welcome to the new lads on the team whom no doubt will be a great asset. Next game Vs Pullough.

 

 

Football training will be held in the GAA after school every Tuesday unless there is a match on. It will be over at 4:30pm. The dates for the matches are as follows:

Boys: (11 a side)               Home     Vs        Away

Tue 16th sept                      Tubber  vs           Clonmacnoise          Tubber Won

Tue 23rd September        Pullough vs         Tubber

Tue 30th September        Boher  vs             Tubber

Tue 7th oct                           Tubber   vs          Rahan

Tue 14th oct                         Tubber   vs          Cloghan

 

Girls (13 a side)                 Home     Vs        Away

Thur 18th September      Tubber  vs           Geashill           Tubber Points

Wed 24th sept                    Scoil Mhuire vs Tubber

Thur 2nd Oct                        Gaelscoil ER  vs  Tubber

Thur 9th oct                         Daingean  vs       Tubber

Thur 16th oct                       Tubber  vs           Ballybryan

All finals Mid October.

 

 

Spring 2013

Tubber Girls vs Clonbollogue

Today was a lovely sunny day and a great day for football in Tubber. The girls were all set to play their second game this season. With Emily as captain she lead her team out onto the pitch. We started the game well and Tubber got the first score. Every score after that was well earned and we deserved more than we got. We were unlucky to be disallowed a goal and pt in the first half and these scores would have made a difference to the result. The girls played well but need to incorporate some of their drills into the next game. The game ended with 1-4 to both teams.

 

Tubber Boys Vs Rhode

The Tubber boys went in convey to Rhode  GAA this tuesday. The marched out onto the pitch with Callum as captain and played a terrific game from start to end. All boys got to play and show their skill. Rhode team put up a great fight but victory was to be Tubbers on the day and we won 4-9 to 7 pts. The next game for the boys is against Edinderry Gaelscol on Tuesday 16th in Tubber GAA.

 

Tubber Gals Vs Mucklagh     0-4

Today, a wet icy cold winters day the girls charged onto the pitch at Tubber GAA to play their first game of the Spring season. It was bitter cold with gaelforce winds. Claire captained the team. We lost the toss and ended up playing into a strong wind. The girls were scattered for the first few minuets but eventually found their feet and played a magnificent first half only conceeding 3 pts. The Mucklagh girls looked to be an older crew than ours but we gave them a good run for their money. We had a few close shots in the first half but it wasnt to be. At half time the girls got wateredf and took their place on the pitch again. Tubber uped the anti this half and only conceeded 1 pt. This was a great game and we were unlucky not to have scored. We took our chances but the forces of nature didnt help us for this game. I was very proud of all the girls as they never gave up. Unfortunately for us Shauna McGuinness played her last game for Tubber NS today and as usual she played a blinder and smiled her way through the Mucklagh forwards.. We would all like to wish Shauna, Cadhlá and all the McGuinness family every success in Dubai and we look forward to seeing them all again soon. Bon voyage mes chere.

Dates for next girls matches:

April 11th  in Tubber          against Clonbullogue      1-4     1-4

april 18th in Tubber          against Geashill

April 25th in Ballinagar

May 2nd in Daingean

 

BOYS GAMES

April 9th  in Rhode                             4-9     7pts

April 16th in Tubber     Vs Eadan Doire Gaelscoil

April 23rd in Geashill

 

Autumn Games 2012

THE FINAL, O’CONNOR PARK

Tubber Vs Daingean 10th Nov 2012

It was a cold frosty and damp morning, but it wasn’t raining. This was a good sign. We had all cleaned our boots, readied our gloves, shorts and socks and prepared ourselves for the mighty challenge that was ahead of us. With a good healthy breakfast in us we set off to join up with the rest of the Girls Tubber.N.S football team to take our place on the O’Connor Park pitch in Tullamore for the Cumann na mBunscol Autumn final against Daingean. The team arrived in dribs and drabs but each one looking more determined than the next. We warmed up on the training pitch and then went into the changing rooms to get our jerseys. After a little pep chat and some last minute advice our captain Clodagh led us onto the pitch. In our first half we played with the very strong sun on our back. Tubber started the scoring process with a point and followed quickly with another point and a goal. But it wasn’t long before Daingean retaliated with a goal. After that it was one for one. We did well to finish the first half a few points ahead (score: 3:5 to 3:2). We took a few minutes breathing space and then got down to winning tactics. The girls were all playing fantastic so it was not a good idea to make too many changes but in order to give some of the subs a chance we made 2 or 3 changes. The game was too close to change during play. We started the second half looking shattered but soon woke up when Daingean got a goal. We knew we only had 20 minutes to claim our cup and we gave it everything we had. Right up until the last kick of the ball we fought hard and fair. Daingean footballers gave us the toughest game of our careers so far but in the end our skill, determination and super supporters got us the result we came to Tullamore to get. We left with the CUP. The tears of joy sprayed the grass in O’Connor Park when the referee blew the final whistle and the crowd (of about 100) roared with joy. The subs who had played their little hearts out in the lead up to this game ran onto the pitch to applaud their comrades. We had won the final. Immediately we were summoned to the stand to receive the cup and Clodagh Heavin gave a fabulous speech with her first 3 or 4 lines ás Ghaeilge and in the following lines she thanked Ms Dowd and all the parents and supports for their time, support and lifts throughout the years. It was a great honour to be a part of this team on Saturday 10th Nov 2012.

Tubber Girls Vs Geashill

This was the first game we got to play at home, and also the first time Geashill travelled to Tubber out of all our games against them. It was another mucky wet day and we scanned the pitch to find the driest and safest place to play. with theat we started the game with captain Annie Bracken leading the girls into victory once more. We played hard and all girls got to play and we gave it our best shot. In the end we had a good win and the result of this game gauranteed us a place in the Final against Daingean.

Tubber Girls Vs Walsh Island

This was a great game of football. We left Tubber school at 3 o’clock in a hail of torrential rain but as we neared our destination we drove into clearer skies. The girls went out for a warm up and the first kick of the ball knocked the upright of the goal…..what a start. After the starting names were called and a brief team talk the girls took their places on the pitch lead by their captain Lorna. We had a great start with a goal and a point in the first 2 min of the game. We fought off the consistent challenges of the opposition and proceeded to get the scores clocked up, at points the Islanders came close to our score but this made the Tubberians fight back harder. Once again all girls got to play and had great fun. Well done to all. Girls next match is at home to Geashill next Thursday at 3:15pm.

Tubber Boys Vs Rahan

This was another miserable wet Tuesday and the boys played at home again to Rahan. The pitch was very wet but the referee decided to let the game go ahead. Captain Matthew lead the team to their positions. Everyone played really well and with some help from Emily, Clodagh and Therese the lads only lost by a few scores. They have been very unlucky this season with the weather which hasn’t helped their game. Boys next match is in Boher next Tuesday.

Tubber Gals Vs Daingean

Last Thursday the Tubber Girls travelled the long journey to Daingean to play their first match. Conditions on the pitch were better than our last visit. The girl togged out, warmed up and took their positions on the battlefield lead by captain Annie. We had a few quick changes to the starting team due to a few broken fingers, absent players etc to contend with but the girls played their hearts out. We have a great team and with a bit more practice we will go far. In the first half of the game we had to play against the wind and we fell behind by points. In the second have we had the wind, we had 90% possession of the ball and kept the pressure on the Daingean backs for the entire half. Unfortunately our shots we not on target but if we were to count the Wides we would have won the game well. What a game, the girls played really well and all the girls got to play this game. We have a big panel of girls so only the 6th class are guaranteed a game. The next girls game is next Thursday in Walshe Island leaving the school at 2:50pm again.

Tubber Boys Vs Clonmacnoise

The football season has started all over again. Boys and girls have training on Mondays after school. We kicked off with the Boys playing in Tubber against Clonmacnoise on a wet, cold afternoon. Ian was captain and brought the team to their places. The Boys played a great game but in the mucky wet conditions they found it hard to get the scores in the first half. After half time the Tubber boys and Threse came back fighting and got some great scores but most importantly the defence line tightened up and prevented Clonmacnoise scoring in the second half. Unfortunately we didn’t get enough to catch up on the strong Clonmacnoise lads. All the boys got to play and everyone gave their best. Our next match is on Tuesday in Tubber against Rahan.

Well done all and thanks to the best supporters in Offaly/Westmeath for lifts and encouragement.

Spring Games 2012

These games started with a blast. We played Geashill in Geashill for our first game and won. It was a tough game and being the first of the season we had no idea what to expect. With Annie as captain and a starting team of Clodagh in goals, Kayla, Saoirse and Áine in backs we had the goal well defended from the get-go. Annie and Claire in midfield gave us ample opportunity to send the ball into Alannah, Dearbhla and Kayleigh on the forward line. A win was inevitable with both mid-fielders and forwards taking their scores when their chances came. This was the starting team and continued to line out like this for all the games.

Our second game was at home to Gortnamona and Kayla (Capt) lead the team out onto the pitch. Again the Tubber gals displayed great skill in this game and we started the secong half with a completely different line-up. Emily, Charlotte, Lorna, Rachel, Annie, Niamh, Kayleigh D, Therese, Laura and Aoife in Goals.

Our third game was away to Daingean and Alannah lead this team to glory with a number of graceful pts and goals herself. This was a tough game in pure muck. It had rained all week and was still raining during the game…..the ball wouldnt bounce and this was a different game than we had ever played. In the end we came through with flying colours and were topping the board with 6pts.

And the final game to lead us to the final was captained by Kayleigh when we played on home soil against Walshe Island. Once again the Captain took her scores and lead us to victory. All the girls play a great game and all the panel got to display their skills on the pitch. We have now topped the table and we shall meet the team in second place in O’Connor Park. Tubber Abú!!!

The Final…..Tubber Champions 2012

Girls Football Winners 2012

We started the cumhan na peil football in 4th class. We only had a small team at the time. The reason we started the football was because we went to the primary School sports in the tullamore harriers and none of the girls who did it were fit so mrs. Dowd decided to start up the football team. We started doing some small skills at first but then it progressed and we did some small games. In 4th class we lost all of our games. We didn’t even make it to the second round. But we kept doing drills and had great fun. Then in 5th class we were way better we practiced way harder and were way fitter. We were so good that we made it to the final but the ref was very unfair and we lost by only one point we were so upset and disappointed. We kept doing some challenge games and drills and kept our heads held high. Then we suddenly entered the 6th class and started the football earlier. We went into it with a bang. Everyone badly wanted to win the final. We won all the games and then we were in o Connor park once again. We trained super hard for our big game. Then the day arrived we stood behind the bagpipes and were very proud. Then the game started we kept our heads held up high the whole way. We got points and goals in seconds. Then we heard the half time whistle. We were winning at that time. Then some people were taken off and others put on. Then we heard the final whistle we had WON!!!!
We were so so happy. We got our wonderful plaque. We were super exited. We went to super mac’s after. We went home all full of excitement. We wouldn’t have won only thanks to Aidan king and mrs Dowd. Thank you 🙂

By Alannah Carey

Girl Champions

Tubbers First Girl Winners of Cumann na mBunscol

Tubbers First Girl Winners of Cumann na mBunscol

Well done to a fantastic football team.

Well done to a fantastic football team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2011 Games

Football notes:

Tubber Girls make it to the final once again….We play Rath in O’Connor Park on Saturday the 12th Nov at 3:45pm. This should be a great match and all support is very welcome. Come on the Gals!

Tubber Girls Vs Rath

This game is in Rath on Wednesday, leaving straight after school. How will it go……go on the gals!!!!

Well the was played in rain, wind and sleet and with a number of injuries on the Tubber team we ended up loosing this game by a few goals and points. But all is not lost as we have still made it to the final which is to be held in O’Connor Pk on Wed 26th Oct at 4:30pm. So Go on the Girls!!!!

Boys Spring 2012

The boys also lined out against Geashill in Geashill on the same day as the girls. They played hard but Mr Luck was not on their side and they lost the game. The next game was at home to Boher and this was a nail biting game that could have gone either way. The Final score left Tubber boys 1 pt down. What a game. Unfortunately this was the last game this season for the boys team.

Tubber Boys v Boher 4-16 to 3-13

The boys and Annie Boland had a great match today in Boher school. They boys stood out in their positions for their final match for this season. It was a damp, dull and misty afternoon. They all played their hearts out against a strong team from Bonher. With goals and points comming from all players we

The Tubber Boys Autumn 2011

soon had a 7pt lead going in at half time. Boher came out strong in the second half and soon made up the difference in score to take the lead for a while. But the Tubberians came back fighting and won the game in the final minutes with a lead of 1-3. Well done boys and thats the end of football games until the Spring season. Thanks to all the parents who helped and support the team. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go leir.

The team of 2011 in Boher.

Tubber V’s Rhode School

The Tubber boys went out in extreme heat to play against Rhode. They played their hearts out against a great team and came in at half time 2pts down. This was a tremendous achievement for the boys. With the start of the second half of the game Tubber made a great burst with 2 Goals in the first 5mins but Rhode were not to be moved from the lead and in the end after a great struggle Rhode won by 4pts. The boys from Rhode were a credit to their school and parents, they played a great game and were extremely polite and mannerly. We wish them the very best in the rest of their games. The boys next game is in Boher on the 4th Oct.

Tubber Gals V’s Walsh Island (5-7 to 2-2)

On home soil the girls in amber and black took to the pitch with sheer determination. The sun was splitting the stones and water was scarce in Tubber. But the girls got straight into the game from the start and stuck like gel to their opponents. We saw fantastic team work throughout the game and because of this the girls were leading at half time. The Walsh Island girls came out fighting in the second half and gave our girls a good run for their money. We won the game well with sheer delight and exhaustion…even those on the side line. The girls are a great team and play fantastically together. Their next game is in Rath against Rath next Wed 5th Oct.

Tubber Vs Geashill

As another year starts and we lose some players and we gain new players but we never know what the year will bring. Today the 14th Sept we started off with a girls match in Geashill against Geashill. We left the school at 3:10 and arrived at the pitch around 4 o’clock ready to give the game our best shot. Our toughest game last year was against this team so we tried to stay positive….we were going to have fun regardless. The starting team, all the 6th class girls, lined out and prepared for action. The ball went up and Tubber got first possession. The girls were fab, they stuck to their players like glue and fought hard for every ball. Clodagh did a great job in goal with great support from Kayla, Alannah and Áine. With Annie and Claire in mid field we kept control of the game and made sure the ball went the right direction. At half time the score did not portray how well the girls were playing. We truly were unfortunate that we had so many wides. The girls took every opportunity to score but it wasn’t to be. Tubber 3 pts to Geashill 2-6 was the half time score. At half time the girls were wrecked, never mind the parents on the sideline but they’d all live to fight another day. With a refreshed morale boost the girls took their places on the pitch again. Their look of sheer determination was hard to quell. This was a different game, the team had settled in and with a fantastic passing mechanism and accurate kicking the forward line, Kayleigh, Saoirse and Dearbhla put most balls over or under the bar. Fantastic work all round this gave Tubber the upper hand to finish the game with a 2 goal lead. We fought hard and never gave up, we turned the game around in the second half and every girl contributed fully to this fantabulous win. All girls got to play on the day. Subs were Emily, Charlotte, Lorna, Annie Br, Rachel, Niamh, Kayleigh and Terese. Well done to the Geashill girls, as this was a fantastic, nail biting game that could have gone either way. Tubber Abú!!!!

Girls football continues every Monday straight after school.

Girls Dates:

21 Sept: Girls …No game

28th Sept Girls play Walsh Island in Tubber

5th Oct Girls….play Rath in Rath

Tubber Vs Clonmacnoise

The Boys played their first match today against a very strong Clonmacnoise team. The Tubber boys faught hard but just couldnt get ahead. With only one sub verses a team with many subs it was hard to keep energy levels up. In the 2nd half of the game the Tubber boys put away some lovely scores with goals from Ian, Callum, Tómas and Kevin and points from Ian, Callum, Matthew, Kian and Tómas. The defence tactics from Aaron, Chad, Ronan and goalie Peter were fab but unfortunately the stronger team won in the end. Our next game is at home against Rhode and the date hasn’t been set yet. Well done lads.

Boys Games:

20th Sept….Clonmacnoise in Shannonbridge

27th Sept to be decided

4th Oct we play Boher in Boher

Spring 2011

Tubber Boys vs Bracknagh

Once again the boys in Amber and Black representing their school did us proud, they played a fantastic game of team football against a very strong Bracknagh team. With strong winds tearing across the pitch it did no favours for either side but alas the Tubber boys held their heads up look for the helping hand of the team mate and gave it their best shot to win well in the end. As always a fantastic team spirit. This leaves both the boys and girls football team in the Cumann na mBunscol final. This is a great achievement for Tubber footballers. Thanks to the parents for all their lifts and support throufghout the year and especially to James Farrell and Patrick Kealy for all their help. Also a big thanks to Trina Murray. Well don all.

Tubber Girls play Walshe Islands

Congrats to Tubber Girls football team who are through to the final after all their hard work throughout the year. They played a fantastic game at home against Walsh Island. It was a tough game from the start put they played hard and fast, and held their heads up to win through in the end. With fantastic defence from Amanda (Captain), Kathy and Grace in the first half and Áine Farrell in the second half they lightened the load for Amy our team goalie who made some wonderful saves. Claire King , Annie Boland and Aine O Connor covered the mid field section very well leaving very little ball for the Walsh Islanders. Lori Rickard , Clodagh Bradley, Saoirse Halpin did justice to the team in the forward line with great support from Aine Farrell in the first half as they popped scores into the net and over the bar. Emily Fielding, Kayleigh Cornally, Alannah Carey, Dearbhla O’Rielly, Kayla Gannon, Coldagh Heavin, all came on in the second half of the game to help out in all areas. All players had a fantastic game leading to their victory against the toughest team of the tournament so far, to the delight of their team mate and No 1 supported Áine Healy who usually plays mid field but due to injury could not play. Tubber Abú….all the way to O’Connor Park!!!!!

Tubber Girls vs Gortnamona

The girls footie team played a great away game against Gortnamona. With Amy in goal and our strong defence line, Kathy, Grace, Clodagh and Amanda, the Gortnamona girls struggled to score. Our midfielders Áine Healy, Dearbhla, Annie, Claire, Kayla and Aine O’Connor left no ball available to the opposition and sent them down to our ever waiting forwards Áine Farrell, Clodagh, Emily, Alannah, Kayleigh and Lori, to place it over the bar or in the net…….or even wide!!!! With great support from the parents on the sideline the girls made us all so proud on the day.

Tubber vs Geashill

Congrats to both the boys and girls football teams who played fantastic games last Wednesday afternoon, 30th March in Geashill. The girls played first with outstanding performances by everyone ….they stuck like gel to their opponents winning all the ball in the first half with a score of 3 goals and 2 pts to just 2pts. After their half time pep chat they went out to play hard for the next longgggg 25mins. At this point the sun came out to blind the defenders and the Geashil team worked hard to quash their deficit and even the score before the final whistle, leaving it at a draw for Tubber and Geashil. Well done to both teams who really played hard in a fantabulous game of football. Final score was Tubber 5 – 3 to geashil 3-7 (unfortunately goals were only worth 2pts). The girls will play their next game against Gortnamona in Mountbolus on Tue 5th April. So we wish them all the best.

The boys game started immediately after the girls. It started with a blast from a Tubber score in the first 30 seconds. The boys, as always fought hard for their win, never letting up. The game was a brilliant game of football against a well experienced Geashil team, who wanted to win as much as the Tubber boys. Unfortunately, their can only be one winner on the day and it was Tubber. While the score may reflect an easier game than we had, I can assure you it was no easy game and could have gone either way in the blink of an eye. The boys in black and amber won with a score of 7-7 to 3-3. Thanks to all the parents who provided lifts for both teams. Much appreciated.

TUBBER ABÚ!!!!

Tubber boys vs Daingean

The boys played their first game of the spring league against Daingean. As always they played with such enthusiasm, and well deserved their win. All boys on the panel got to play. Thanks for all the lifts from parents.

Well done boys.

Spring 2011

It’s that time of year again when both the boys and girls football matches for the Cumann na mBunscol start up. The following are the details so far:

Girls games starting on Tue 22nd Mar (9 a-side)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divg 5 Champions in O’Connor Park, Sat 13th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 5 Champions in O’Connor Park, Sat 13th.

Congrats to the Boys football team who won the Cumann na mBunscol final against Clonmacnoise in O’Connor park. The team played a fantastic game. The thrill of playing in O’Connor Park with its fab dressing rooms was too much to handle for the team initially and the lads and Áine took a while to realize they were actually playing the game and finished the first half 2 pts down….but with a reality check at half time they team pulled together and played a blinder for the second half. They shot point after point and conceded nothing for the rest of the game. They did us proud on the day, as they always do. It was an honor to be with the team on the day. Many thanks to James farrell and Paddy Kealy for all their help throughout the year so far.

The Girls Finalists of 2011!!

A place in Croke Park:

Jamie Donohue and Áine O’Connor are entering the County schools skills championship to try for a part as the Offally representitive on the team to play in Croke Park for the All Ireland final. We wish the all the best.

Harry Cornally is entering the same competition for hurling skills. Best wishes to all.

Playing for Offaly…

This year Áine O’Connor and Claire King togged out for Offaly to play at half time during the Offally v Wexford national league match on 20th Feb in O’Connor Park. For the boys team James Kealy and Shane Moran also wore the Offaly shirts to play. Well done to all.

Replay

Tubber Abú!      Will keep you updated often…

Div 5 Champions in O’Connor Park, Sat 13th.

Congrats to the Boys football team who won the Cumann na mBunscol final against Clonmacnoise in O’Connor park. The team played a fantastic game. The thrill of playing in O’Connor Park with its fab dressing rooms was too much to handle for the team initially and the lads and Áine took a while to realize they were actually playing the game and finished the first half 2 pts down….but with a reality check at half time they team pulled together and played a blinder for the second half. They shot point after point and conceded nothing for the rest of the game. They did us proud on the day, as they always do. It was an honor to be with the team on the day. Many thanks to James farrell and Paddy Kealy for all their help throughout the year so far.

 

The Girls Finalists of 2011!!

The End

Latest news update

October 6th, 2012

Tubber Children Raise Money for Childline

The children of Tubber N.S raised over €400 for Childline recently by hosting a Cheerios breakfast morning in the school. All the children wore their P.Js to school. Then they all sat together and had their Cheerios breakfast. The school does this fundraiser annually as it is for a very good cause and the children really enjoy it and understand  the importance of Childline.

Cumann na mBunscol Autumn 2017

The timetable for the Autumn Games are below. Note, that not all games may be played on the dates below for reasons out of my control. Because we are straight into games training for boys and girls will be random and I will let you know in advance.

End of Year Mass as we say Goodbye to 6th Class

And We bid a fond farewell to some Staff members.

Sports Day 2017

 

Special Awards given out at the last assembly.

 

The Last Supper for 6th Class

Cake Sale 2017

Tubber NS takes part in celebrating Offaly GAA day.

Well done to Dean and Sean for coming second in the All Ireland County Cub challenge competition.

The Colin Dunne memorial Races in the Harriers

First Holy Communion in Tubber

Boys and Girls play in the Cuman na mBunscol finals in

O’Connor Pk

School Tour to Clara Lara Fun Park 2017

 

Ms Dowd’s Class visit the Dáil

A trip to Birr Casltle.

 

Open Day in Tubber May 24th…for enrolling new pupils

Tubber National School

Open DAY

new enrolments FOR September 2017 ALL welcome

Date:  Wednesday 24th May 2017

Time:   10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (For pupils and parents)

Alternatively

Time:   6 p.m. – 8 P.M. (Open For Viewing)

Tubber,

Moate, Co. Westmeath.             PH: 090 64 81501

If you are still unsure of where to send your child to primary school, please come and visit us in Tubber.

 

St. Manchan’s National School (Tubber N.S.) is a mixed national school, accommodating both boys and girls from Infants to 6th class, situated in an idyllic country setting with easy access to Clara, Moate and surrounding areas. It is 2 mins from Exit 6 off the M6.

Please check out our school website for more information to give you an idea of some of our activities.

www.tubberns.scoilnet.ie

 

Saoirse wins the Offaly Football Skills Competition

Tubber NS’s Saoirse McGuinness wins the Football Skills  award for Offaly. Tubber sent four children to the county Schools GAA Skills competition. Sarah Browne represented the school in Camogie Skills, Conor Treacy represented the school in Boys Football, Donal Shirley represented the school in Hurling Skills and Saoirse McGuinness, not only represented the school in Girls football skills, but also won the best female GAA  skills player in Offaly Primary Schools. This was another wonderful achievement for Saoirse, so well done Saoirse. All four participants did the school proud.

Two Sports Scholarships for Tubber children

Two children from Tubber NS have won sports  scholarships to Moate Community School for the coming school year 2017-18. They were delighted to win and of course it alleviates a lot of the cost for parents. So well done to Saoirse McGuinness and Donal Shirley on their success.

 

 

Cuman na mBunscol Finals

Congrats to both the boys and girls football teams who have made it to the finals this week in O’Connor Pk. The girls are playing on Tue at 1:15pm and the boys are playing Wednesday at 2:30pm. Both teams have worked and played hard to get here. We wish the the very best of fun, football and luck. Tubber Abú.

2017 Boys Final team

2017 Girls Final Team

 

Tim’s Birthday

We remembered our good friend Tim in many ways on his Birthday. In class we had a cake and ice-cream and shared good memories. The children throughout the school wore jerseys in memory of Tim and Tim’s class mates from 5th and 6th along with Aoife, Orla and some staff released balloons as they described Tim in a word.

We send love, friendship and good wishes to our friend Tim.

 

The Easter raffle went down a treat with all eyes on the hampers and  the eggs. These are the happy winners:

The Easter raffle winners.

 

 Student of the month (January, February and March)

February and March Student of the month.

Jan (Student of the month)

Students of the week.

 

Cumann na mBunscol Spring 2017

Boys Football Only Group B (13 a side) Contact: Stephen Darby (Ballybryan)

Tuesday 14th March 2017 Rd1 Scoil Mhuire Naofa, Rhode v Tubber  (won)

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 Rd2 Cappagh v Tubber

Tuesday 28th March 2017 Rd 3 Tubber v Croghan

Tuesday 4th April 2017 Rd4 Ballybryan v Tubber

Tuesday 25th April 2017 Rd 5 Tubber v Bracknagh

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 Rd 6 Bye : Tubber

Tuesday 9th May 2017 Rd7 Tubber v Boher

Final Tuesday 16th May/ Wednesday 17th May / Thursday 18th May 2017

Girls Football Only Spring 2017 Group B (13 a side) Cilian Lynch ( Clonbullogue)

Wednesday 29th March 2017 Rd1 Tubber v Ballinagar

Wednesday 5th April 2017 Rd 2 Scoil Mhuire Naofa Rhode v Tubber  (won)

Wednesday 26th April 2017 Rd 3 Clonbullogue v Tubber

Final: Tuesday 16th May/ Wednesday 17th May / Thursday 18th May

Dec 2016

Students of the last week for 2016:

Students of the month for Dec:

6th Class organised a collection for the Simon Community:

Santa came to visit;

The Junior Christmas concert:

Nov 2016

 

Oct 2016

Halloween 2016

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Cheerio-breakfast morning for Child-line where Tubber NS raise over €350 for this great cause.

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Sept 2016

A  Tree  For  Tim

Our  school  is  deeply  saddened  by  the  tragic  loss  of  our  pupil  and  friend  Tim  Ross  R.I.P.  We  will  continue  to  remember  his  kind  heart,  bright  smile  and  enthusiasm  for  life  and  also  his innate  sense  of  fairness. We  extend  our  deepest  sympathy  to  Tim’s  parents  Richard  and  Katharine  and  to  his  sisters  Orla  and  Aoife. As  your  children  come  to  terms  with  the  loss  of  their  friend,  we  ask  all  parents  to  keep  in  touch  with  us  and  inform  us  of  any  concerns  they  may  have  about  their  child  in  the  coming  weeks  and  months.  To  celebrate  his  life  the  school  community  will  plant  a  tree  in  Tim’s  memory   on  the  30th  September.  All  are  welcome  to  attend  as  we  plant  the  tree  at the front of our school at  approx  12.30 p.m.  The  Parents  Association  have  kindly  agreed  to  provide  refreshments  afterwards  in  the  school  hall.

“The  people  we  love  don’t  go  away.  They  walk  beside  us every day,

Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.”

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Achievements in the last month, reflects the childrens success all year in 2015.

 

Boys photo of the presentation of medals to their winning team has being mislaid, so I will accept any donations of this picture to kikim@eircom.net

I will add it as soon as I get my paws on one…. but well done to both teams.

 

Winners of the girls Cumann na mBunscol 2015. Medals presented by past pupil, and senior footballer Jonathon Rooney.

Winners of the girls Cumann na mBunscol 2015. Medals presented by past pupil, and senior footballer Jonathon Rooney.

Winner of the Best Science award from St Ciarans, Secondary school Clara after a number of schools visited on open day.

Winner of the Best Science award from St Ciarans, Secondary school Clara after a number of schools visited on open day.

Primary Scientists..6th class with their project ready to present in The RDS on Jan 7th along side the BT Young Scientists.

Primary Scientists..6th class with their project ready to present in The RDS on Jan 7th along side the BT Young Scientists.

 

Ms Dowds 6th class performance of Annie with a Twist.

Ms Dowds 6th class performance of Annie with a Twist.

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Ms Hynes' class performance of Roald Dahl's Cinderella

Ms Hynes’ class performance of Roald Dahl’s Cinderella

Ms Sylvesters class performance of Children of the World.

Ms Sylvesters class performance of Children of the World.

Budding writers of the future. All winners or the writing competition for the Clara/Tubber Community Newsletter.

Budding writers of the future. All winners or the writing competition for the Clara/Tubber Community Newsletter.

Ms Fitzpatrick, the winner of the Parents Council 1st prize......She was delira.

Ms Fitzpatrick, the winner of the Parents Council 1st prize……She was delira.

Presenting Noel, from Simon Community with money and gifts donated by parents to help towards rebuilding a life.

Presenting Noel, from Simon Community with money and gifts donated by parents to help towards rebuilding a life.

Winners of the Parents Council Childrens Draw 2015

Winners of the Parents Council Childrens Draw 2015

Winners of the AIB Art competition 2015.

Winners of the AIB Art competition 2015.

Students of the Week

Dec 2015

Dec 2015, Students of the Month

Dec 2015, Students of the Month

 

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18th Dec

Nov 2015

 

 

20th Nov

20th Nov

13th Nov Students of the Week

13th Nov Students of the Week

6th Nov

6th Nov

Oct 2015

Octoner Student of the month!!

October Student of the month!!

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Sept 2015

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Trip to Horizon 2015

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End of year Mass

End of Year Mass.

End of Year Mass.

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School Tour 2015

3rd to 6th classes had a great time on their school tour to Croke Park, the field of dreams and afterwards to the National Aquatic Centre.
Aquatic Center 2015

Aquatic Center 2015

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Easter Raffle 2015

The school Easter raffle was a great success. At assembly the children were so excited about the holidays and after some safety advice for the holidays and reflection on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we proceeded with the Student of the Month, student of the week and finally the raffle.

 

Students of the Week

Students of the Week

 

Students of the Month March.

Students of the Month March.

Easter Raffle Winners 2015.

Easter Raffle Winners 2015.

Confirmation, Rosemount Church, 20th March

The 6th class children of Tubber N.S made their confirmation in Rosemount Church on Friday the 20th March. It was a beautiful day and a fab ceremony organised by Rosemount school. All the children from Rosemount, Ballymore and Tubber looked great and behaved as great. Well done to all.

Tubber NS confirmation class 2015.

Tubber NS confirmation class 2015.

 

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Spelling Bee county final.

Ava Cornally, represented the school in the spelling Bee county final. Well done to Ava for getting that far and for her great representation on the day. She brought some buddies along for moral support.

Our school Bee!!!

Our school Bee!!!

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 Fit Friday in Tubber N.S 2014-15

The Staff and children of Tubber NS are out every Friday morning running, hopping and leaping like mad things around the back trying to keep up with Operation Transformation. So far we are all having fun.

“Don’t Believe me ….Just watch!!!”

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CHEERIOS……Childline:

Today Wed the 8th October we came to school in our pyjamas and all had our breakfast together for Childline. All children made a donation to Childline. How cute did we look???? The school raised E309 for childline….Every little helps. Thanks to all our parents who, as always support all events in the school.

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5th and 6th Class enjoying Breakfast with Cheerios.

5th and 6th Class enjoying Breakfast with Cheerios.

4th and 5th Class for Childline.

4th and 5th Class for Childline.

3rd class.

3rd class.

2nd class enjoying Cheerios.

2nd class enjoying Cheerios.

1st Class having breakie.

1st Class having breakie.

Junior Infants.

Junior Infants.

Senior Infants.

Senior Infants.

Autumn Football Games

BOYS

October 2014

Now the boys have played all their games and have won all games. We are now to play Cloghan in the final. Cloghan have also won all their games, so the final should be a great game. Watch this space. No photo of the boys yet as we have had someone missing each week.

September 2014

So far the boys have played two games….against Clonmacnoise and Pullough and have won both games.  With Ronan Byrne as the captain Vs Clonmacnoise the Tubber boys went out on the Tubber pitch with great determination and secured a great win in the first half. With a panel of 22 on the day all children got to play.

The second game was in Pullough and Paddy Bracken lead his team out onto the pitch. Playing with the wind in the first half helped secure a good lead  at half time. With all the squad getting to play the Tubber boys had a great win. Well done to them.

GIRLS

The girls played their second game against the Gaelscoil in Tullamore. This was a tough game and we did well to win it. Next we travelled to Daingean and played a great game of football and once again left as winners.

We will play Geashill on Monday 13th in Tubber and Ballybyran on Thursday.

 

The girls played their first game today against Scoil Muire in Tullamore. The Captain Martina Heavin won the toss and we played with the wind and out of the sun in the first half for a great lead at half time. The 13 aside game left us with 4 subs who all got to play on the day. This was a great start for the girls and we look forward to the next game. Tubber Abú!!!!IMG_6702[1]

Spelling Bee

This year we held our internal spelling Bee competition early and with Christopher R as our school representative we were ready to conquer Co westmeath.  Christopher practised regularly by reading his dictionary and went to his competition in St Etchins in Kineghad with confidence. Christopher did us proud and got through numerous before he faltered on a spelling. Well done Christopher for you great achievement and Best wishes to the chap who won and will go on to represent Co Westmeath.

 

Our School Spelling Bee 2014.

Our School Spelling Bee 2014.

 

Christopher showing his talent.

Christopher showing his talent.

 

 

 

 

 

 Credit Union Quiz 2014

Once again the senior prepared for the Credit Union Quiz. We then held an internal quiz to select our team. Once that was in order the children had to gather as much general knowledge as possible.

On the night we arrived early with 2 teams, the U13 and the U11. Both teams well ready to go. The questions started off well but it was difficult to tell until the final score was announced. Our U13 s had cone 3rd….but there was no recognition for that. So we live to fight another year. Well done to all who participated on the night and to their parents for chauffeuring on the night.

 

The U13 team. Therese, Niamh, Laura and Adam.

The U13 team. Therese, Niamh, Laura and Adam.

 

Our U11 team. Ava shane, Edward and Ella.

Our U11 team. Ava shane, Edward and Ella.

 

 

 

 

Spring Games 2014

Girls:

Well it is 3 weeks into the league and we have only played one game. Yesterday on a miserable wet mucky day we played the Geashill girls in Tubber. Captain  Kayleigh led the team to victory in these harsh conditions. The Geashill girls faught hard but with the rain and mucky pitch it wasn’t an easy challenge. Some great goals and points from the Tubber girls made then the clear winners on the day. Our next game is against Daingean next Thursday……watch this space….

 

 

BOYS:

We played our first game this season against EdenDoire Gaelscoil in Tubber. This was a good game with a great display of skill on both sides. The boys played hard and won the game easily…… With a little help from some of the girls. We then travelled to Rhode to play our second game, we played a great game but we were unfortunate not to win. We trailed behind all through the game but in the last 10 min Tubber woke up and lashed out numerous points…but too little too late we lost by 2 points. This week we travelled to Mountboillus to play Kilcormac. This was a great game that could have gone either way in the second half. Both teams played and displayed great skill and Tubber mixed team were the final winners. Tubber Abu!

Our next game is Tuesday week in Geashill……

 

 

 

 

Autumn Games 2013

Girls Games:

Starting out again in a new school year, with a new starting team once again, we never know what to expect. We trained hard and have fun and whatever happens on the field, we always do our best. Our first game was away to St Philomenas. Kayleigh was the captain ans she lead out a great team who displayed great skill, teamwork and enjoyment, all leading to a great win for Tubber. The second game was at home to scoil Mhuire and Tessa lead this team to victory once again. On the 3rd of Oct we made our way to Geashill, our old friends where we went on to a wet an mucky pitch Captained by Aoife. This was a tough game but alas we came out victorious. On the 10th of Oct we played Daingean at home for a change as we usually travel to Daingean. Maybe this was what clinched it for us because we won this match also. Laura was the captain for this game. On the 17th Oct we have a bye as we waited to see who we were going to meet in the final. And to our surprise we were not meeting Daingean, as we have in the past few finals we we to play Geashill. This ended up being a fantastic match played in O’Brien Pk, Tullamore on Sat 23rd Oct. The sky was black and clouds lingered over our heads for the entire morning, but the game went on. The Tubber girls were really up against it with Geashill who also played their hearts out. Anyone could have won on the day, but thankfully it was Tubber who went home victorous. Therese and Niamh were the captains on the day and Therese gave a wonderful speech “as Gaeilge “. She did school, family and herself proud as did all her team. Well done girls. The medals that the girls got were presented to them by Offaly, All Ireland Star Treasa McManus in December. This was such a delight for the girls to have such an icon and sportswoman present them with their medals.

 

Trease mcManus presents the Cum.na mBun S winners medals to the girls team.

Trease mcManus presents the Cum.na mBun S winners medals to the girls team.

 

Boys Games:

The boys first game was at home to Boher and captained by Tomas. This was a great game and the Tubber boys emerged winners. This was a great start to the season. Our second game was  away to Gaelscoil E.D and when we eventually found a field to play in Kevin lead his team to victory once again.We eventually played Rahan in Rahan and with Ciaran as captain the boys gave it everything. Unfortunately we had a serious injury with Padraic breaking his collar bone and without making excuses we lost focus and therefore lost the game. But Padraic has since recovered and will be back next seaqson….I hope. Our final match was against Clonmacnoise in Tubber. This was a tough game and Clonmacnoise were too strong for us to get a look in. But what fun we had.

 

 

Spring Games 2013

Cumann na mBunscol Spring 2013

The boys and girls once again entered the Cumann na mBunscol spring games. The Girls, being last year’s winners had moved up a division, therefore had it all to play for. Unfortunately they came up against stronger teams and did not make this year’s final for the first time in a long time. But we’ll be back. As for the boys, it’s been quite a while since they made it to the final and now we face Geashill on Wednesday 8th May on O’Connor Park in the final. This is a great achievement for the Tubber Boys and no matter  what  happens on Wednesday in the final, Tubber  deserved to be there. The boys team have trained very hard this year and every panel member has contributed to the fact trhat we are in the final. Thanks to Tommy Colgan also for all his help. Go n-éiri  an t-ádh leo.

 

Autumn Games 2012

THE FINAL, O’CONNOR PARK

Tubber Vs Daingean 10th Nov 2012

It was a cold frosty and damp morning, but it wasn’t raining. This was a good sign. We had all cleaned our boots, readied our gloves, shorts and socks and prepared ourselves for the mighty challenge that was ahead of us. With a good healthy breakfast in us we set off to join up with the rest of the Girls Tubber.N.S football team to take our place on the O’Connor Park pitch in Tullamore for the Cumann na mBunscol Autumn final against Daingean. The team arrived in dribs and drabs but each one looking more determined than the next. We warmed up on the training pitch and then went into the changing rooms to get our jerseys. After a little pep chat and some last minute advice our captain Clodagh led us onto the pitch. In our first half we played with the very strong sun on our back. Tubber started the scoring process with a point and followed quickly with another point and a goal. But it wasn’t long before Daingean retaliated with a goal. After that it was one for one. We did well to finish the first half a few points ahead (score: 3:5 to 3:2). We took a few minutes breathing space and then got down to winning tactics. The girls were all playing fantastic so it was not a good idea to make too many changes but in order to give some of the subs a chance we made 2 or 3 changes. The game was too close to change during play. We started the second half looking shattered but soon woke up when Daingean got a goal. We knew we only had 20 minutes to claim our cup and we gave it everything we had. Right up until the last kick of the ball we fought hard and fair. Daingean footballers gave us the toughest game of our careers so far but in the end our skill, determination and super supporters got us the result we came to Tullamore to get. We left with the CUP. The tears of joy sprayed the grass in O’Connor Park when the referee blew the final whistle and the crowd (of about 100) roared with joy. The subs who had played their little hearts out in the lead up to this game ran onto the pitch to applaud their comrades. We had won the final. Immediately we were summoned to the stand to receive the cup and Clodagh Heavin gave a fabulous speech with her first 3 or 4 lines ás Ghaeilge and in the following lines she thanked Ms Dowd and all the parents and supports for their time, support and lifts throughout the years. It was a great honour to be a part of this team on Saturday 10th Nov 2012.

Tubber Girls Vs Geashill

This was the first game we got to play at home, and also the first time Geashill travelled to Tubber out of all our games against them. It was another mucky wet day and we scanned the pitch to find the driest and safest place to play. with theat we started the game with captain Annie Bracken leading the girls into victory once more. We played hard and all girls got to play and we gave it our best shot. In the end we had a good win and the result of this game gauranteed us a place in the Final against Daingean.

Tubber Girls Vs Walsh Island

This was a great game of football. We left Tubber school at 3 o’clock in a hail of torrential rain but as we neared our destination we drove into clearer skies. The girls went out for a warm up and the first kick of the ball knocked the upright of the goal…..what a start. After the starting names were called and a brief team talk the girls took their places on the pitch lead by their captain Lorna. We had a great start with a goal and a point in the first 2 min of the game. We fought off the consistent challenges of the opposition and proceeded to get the scores clocked up, at points the Islanders came close to our score but this made the Tubberians fight back harder. Once again all girls got to play and had great fun. Well done to all. Girls next match is at home to Geashill next Thursday at 3:15pm.

 

Tubber Boys Vs Rahan

This was another miserable wet Tuesday and the boys played at home again to Rahan. The pitch was very wet but the referee decided to let the game go ahead. Captain Matthew lead the team to their positions.  Everyone played really well and with some help from Emily, Clodagh and Therese the lads only lost by a few scores. They have been very unlucky this season with the weather which hasn’t helped their game. Boys next match is in Boher next Tuesday.

Tubber Gals Vs Daingean

Last Thursday the Tubber Girls travelled the long journey to Daingean to play their first match. Conditions on the pitch were better than our last visit. The girl togged out, warmed up and took their positions on the battlefield lead by captain Annie. We had a few quick changes to the starting team due to a few broken fingers, absent players etc to contend with but the girls played their hearts out.  We have a great team and with a bit more practice we will go far. In the  first half of the game we had to play against the wind and we fell behind by  points. In the second have we had the wind, we had 90%  possession of the ball and kept the pressure on the Daingean backs for the entire half. Unfortunately our shots we not on target but if we were to count the Wides we would have won the game well.  What a game, the girls played really well and all the girls got to play this game. We have a big panel  of girls so only the 6th class are guaranteed a game.  The next girls game is next Thursday in Walshe Island  leaving the school at 2:50pm again.

Tubber Boys Vs Clonmacnoise

The football season has started all over again. Boys and girls have training on Mondays after school. We kicked off with the Boys playing in Tubber against Clonmacnoise on a wet, cold afternoon. Ian was captain and brought the team to their places. The Boys played a great game but in the mucky wet conditions they found it hard to get the scores in the first half. After half time the Tubber boys and Threse came back fighting and got some great scores but most importantly the defence line tightened up and prevented Clonmacnoise scoring in the second half. Unfortunately we didn’t get enough to catch up on the strong Clonmacnoise lads. All the boys got to play and everyone gave their best. Our next match is on Tuesday in Tubber against Rahan.

Well done all and thanks to the best supporters in Offaly/Westmeath for lifts and encouragement.

 

Spring Games 2012

These games started with a blast. We played Geashill in Geashill for our first game and won. It was a tough game and being the first of the season we had no idea what to expect. With Annie as captain and a starting team of  Clodagh in goals, Kayla, Saoirse and Áine in backs we had the goal well defended from the get-go. Annie and Claire in midfield gave us ample opportunity to send the ball into Alannah, Dearbhla and Kayleigh on the forward line. A win was inevitable with both mid-fielders and forwards taking their scores when their chances came. This was the starting team and continued to line out like this for all the games.

Our second game was at home to Gortnamona and Kayla (Capt) lead the team out onto the pitch. Again the Tubber gals displayed great skill in this game and we started the secong half with a completely different line-up. Emily, Charlotte, Lorna, Rachel, Annie, Niamh, Kayleigh D, Therese, Laura and Aoife in Goals.

Our third game was away to Daingean and Alannah lead this team to glory with a number of graceful pts and goals herself. This was a tough game in pure muck. It had rained all week and was still raining during the game…..the ball wouldnt bounce and this was a different game than we had ever played.  In the end we came through with flying colours and were topping the board with 6pts.

And the final game to lead us to the final was captained by Kayleigh when we played on home soil against Walshe Island. Once again the Captain took her scores and lead us to victory. All the girls play a great game and all the panel got to display their skills on the pitch. We have now topped the table and we shall meet the team in second place in O’Connor Park.  Tubber Abú!!!

The Final…..Tubber Champions 2012

Girls Football Winners 2012

We started the cumhan na peil football in 4th class. We only had a small team at the time. The reason we started the football was because we went to the primary School sports in the tullamore harriers and none of the girls who did it were fit so mrs. Dowd decided to start up the football team. We started doing some small skills at first but then it progressed and we did some small games. In 4th class we lost all of our games. We didn’t even make it to the second round. But we kept doing drills and had great fun. Then in 5th class we were way better we practiced way harder and were way fitter. We were so good that we made it to the final but the ref was very unfair and we lost by only one point we were so upset and disappointed. We kept doing some challenge games and drills and kept our heads held high. Then we suddenly entered the 6th class and started the football earlier. We went into it with a bang. Everyone badly wanted to win the final. We won all the games and then we were in o Connor park once again. We trained super hard for our big game. Then the day arrived we stood behind the bagpipes and were very proud. Then the game started we kept our heads held up high the whole way. We got points and goals in seconds. Then we heard the half time whistle. We were winning at that time. Then some people were taken off and others put on. Then we heard the final whistle we had WON!!!! We were so so happy. We got our wonderful plaque. We were super exited. We went to super mac’s after. We went home all full of excitement. We wouldn’t have won only thanks to Aidan king and mrs Dowd. Thank you 🙂

By Alannah Carey

The End

World Book Day

March 3rd, 2017

The End

Clonmacnoise and Dun na Si

February 20th, 2017

The End

Halloween

November 15th, 2015

Halloween 2017

 

 

HALLOWEEN       2016

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All the children dressed up for their Halloween party Oct 2015.

Halloween 2015

Halloween 2015

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The End

Ms Dowds Class trip from 2010…

November 8th, 2014

 

Oct 2014 Clonmacnoise

On Wednesday the 15th Oct the 5th and 6th class students of Tubber NS left for Clonmacnoise  at 9:30am along with their teachers Ms Sylvester and Ms Dowd.  From there they got the Viking Boat to Athlone where they visited Athlone Castle and got the low down on the Jacobites and the Williamites. We even got to the Luan Gallery there prints of characters from the “Táin Bó Chuainne” we on show. After all that eduaction we made our way to The Planet where we played bowling, quasar and in adventure land. We had a fantastic day and to finish it off in the Planet was brilliant. Just to make a great day better, when we left the Planet they gave us the results of the Art Competition the school had entered. One child in each class won a fab prize of a birthday party for themselves and 12 friends in The Planet. There wwere 8 happy children in Tubber N.S this Halloween, thanks to The Planet, Bowling Alley, Athlone.

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Very interested.

 

Scary Gals!

Scary Gals!

 

 

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We couldn’t find the treasure.

 

 

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Wow!

 

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Maedbh found herself in the Luan Gallery.

Maedbh found herself in the Luan Gallery.

 

Class trip 2012….Clonmacnoise

Yesterday I awoke at 8 o’clock ecstatic for our class trip. The bus came early and brought me to the school where a different bus awaited us. Yesterday forgot my notebook and pen so I had to run inside my class and get a pen and my SESE copy. MRS. Dowd checked us all that we had what she asked like hats, gloves and raincoats. If we passed the test we could go out to the bus but if MRS. Dowd thought different she would send us out to get a jumper on the lost or found rack. When we got on the bus we were listening to music and we had a few snacks. When we arrived at Clonmacnoise we had to get into our “buddy pairs” who I was paired up with Kayleigh Donahue. When we got into our pairs we advanced into the reception and into the cinema. When we got into the cinema we watched a movie that had all the history of the place. After that we went outside and we saw all the graves and the high-crosses, St. Ciarans church,  kings church and the round towers. The entrance of the round towers were 4 metres off the ground  so that attackers would not be able to come into the tower and take all of the Monks possessions. The biggest round towers roof was took off by lightening. We also saw kings church where it is the burial place of the 7 high-kings. We saw the cathedral where the last high king Rory o’connor is buried. After that we saw the Viking ship so we rushed back to reception and off we went on the boat. On the boat was a shop where you could buy a Viking hat and sword. There was also bars and drinks. On the roof of the boat was life-jackets. The boat driver let me drive the boat and he let me say a message through the microphone. The Viking hats and Viking swords were sold out in a matter of minutes. Kevin was sooooo smart to leave his cap off the bottle of milk so it spilt everywhere. The boat journey was up to 1 hour and 30 minutes long. We arrived at the dock but the people let us through the loch and we went up the Shannon for 5 more minutes. When we got off the boat we walked to St. peters church where we said a prayer. After that we went walking towards the leisure centre but we stopped at the gates of custom barracks where we were supposed to go  but they had a special visitor. Then we progressed to the leisure centre where we went into the adventure land to wait for our food. After our food 6th class went to quasar. Then after quasar we went and played games for 10 minutes to wait for the others to finish bowling so we could have a go. During the bowling I got 4 strikes and 2 spares. After that we went to play the games where I entered 1 20c coin in a machine and I won 4euro 20c. after  we went back to the school where  Pauls dad gave me a lift home.

By callum jones

OUR SCHOOL TRIP 5TH AND 6TH

On Thursday the 18th of October 2012 5th and 6th class of Tubber National School went on a class trip. On the trip I was partnered up with Annie, and my buddy was Aaron.

        I arrived at the school at about 5 minutes past 9. Many people were there. The bus got there at approximately 9:25. When we got on the bus the first stop was Clonmacnoise.

            We later arrived at Clonmacnoise at about 10 o’clock. It was very wet and damp. Ms. Dowd blew her whistle and then we had to buddy up. We later went into the center and sat down to watch a short movie about St. Ciaran and many buildings in Clonmacnoise. After the film was finished we got a questionnaire, then we set off to see the 3 high crosses. A lady called Nuala gave us very interesting information about the crosses. It was still raining outside when we went outside when we went outside to see the many buildings and graves. The Viking ship shortly arrived.

            I thought this was the best part of the trip. We were on the boat and we got to steer the ship. Nearly everyone got a go. The trip was about an hour and a half long and we got a lot of info on the Vikings.

              We were making our way to Leisure World when we stopped to go into St. Peters Church. The Church was big and had beautiful with beautiful stain glass windows by Harry Clarke. It was a beautiful sight to behold.

                We then arrived at Leisure World. We all rushed into adventure land. We were in there for about 15 minutes .We then ate and played bowling. Kayleigh and I won on our team. Then came a little game I like to call quasar. We lost our game but my gun wasn’t working for half of it that’s why we lost. But overall I had a great day. Thank you Ms. Dowd I had a great day.

   By:Laura SHERIDAN

My Viking Trip

On the 25th of October 2012, 5th and 6th class went on a Viking trip in Athlone to learn a bit more about the vikings. We travelled by bus to clonmacnoise and went inside. In there, we watched a movie and were given a questionnere. We were to fill this in as we went on through clonmacnoise. There was two round towers and eight churches. There was a guide woman who told us more about the Vikings. After we were finished at clonmacnoise, we got a Viking boat through the River Shannon and a guided tour. We had our lunch on the boat and the man who was steering the boat told us more about the Vikings. There was a shop on the boat where you could buy Viking hats and Viking swords. He then let the people who wanted to steer steer. The teachers who came with us were mrs. Conway and mrs. Dowd. After that we walked. We were going to go to the barracks but we thought it was too wet so we didn’t but we still walked past it. We then walked to the church and we went in and prayed. Niamh and I went to check to see if the castle was open but it wasn’t. We went to leisure land then to do bowling and quasar. First we  had our food. Then we bowling and 6th did quasar. In our group, niamh got the highest score in bowling. Our team won in quasar. It was one of the best school tour’s ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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By Therese Robbins

 

 

Roisin’s story

Kians story

Emilys Trip

Rachels Trip

 

Scoil Éanna trip 2011

Scoil Eanna

St. Enda’s School, or Scoil Éanna, was a Secondary school for boys set up by Irish nationalist Patrick Pearse in 1908.

Pearse, generally known as a leader of the Easter Rising in 1916, had long been critical of the educational system in Ireland, which he believed taught Irish children to be good Englishmen. He had for years been committed to the preservation of the Irish language, mostly through the Gaelic League, and was dearly concerned about the language’s future. A trip abroad to Belgium and his observations of bi-lingual education there inspired him to attempt a similar experiment at home.

Pearse was not a practical businessman, but he was never one to let lack of finances get in the way of his plans. With promises from prominent nationalists as proponents of Irish heritage that they would give him whatever limited financial support they could, and, when applicable, would enrol their children in his school, Pearse established his school, which officially opened on September 8, 1908, in Cullenswood House, Ranelagh, a suburb of Dublin.

The school proved a successful experiment, but was never to fully escape the shadow of looming financial woes. In fact, the school would not have survived the crucial first few years without the devoted aid of his good friend and assistant headmaster Thomas MacDonagh, and the solid dedication of Pat’s brother Willie.

Senator Margaret Pearse bequeathed the house and its contents to the state in 1968 to be used as a memorial to both her brothers. The museum opened in 1979 and has recently undergone major renovations. Its collection consists of documents, furniture, books, artworks and other objects related to the life of Patrick Pearse and his family. The permanent exhibition principally consists of reconstructions of the rooms where Pearse lived and worked. Visitors can thus encounter objects from the collection in their original context. They can also get a sense of what life was like for the pupils of Pearse’s school as they wander around the boys’ dormitory, school museum, school art gallery and chapel. There is a dedicated exhibition of sculptural work by William Pearse, as well as an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions.

The Novel that we read this year is The Young Rebels and is based on the life of a young boy, John Joe who spent the best years of his life in Scoil Éanna. Thus 5th and 6th class and their teacher Kiera Dowd went to see the school and were thrilled to find it as described in the book, with the exception of a few missing characters.

Outside Scoil Eanna on a cold December morn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admiring some of Willie Pearses sculptures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attractive displays on Irish flora and fauna. We learnt lots about the wild life and flowers in the vicinity.

In the Head masters office….Oh what ave they done????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Or is this Padraic Pearses sister Margarete????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the Harp that Margarete played so often.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronan seek out John-Joes picture…

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The school church that was used every day.

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This structure in front of the Hermitage faces onto Emmets Fort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeanie Johnston 2011

The Famine Trip

I woke up at 7.30am and got dressed and had my breakfast. I was so excited and couldn’t wait to get going.  I then got into the car and my mum drove me to school. When I got to the school I started talking to my friends and when the bus came we all got onto it.  This trip was organised for only 5th and 6th class pupils from our school.

About an hour into the journey, on the outskirts of Dublin, we saw a monument which was built during the famine. It was called Connolly’s  Folly.  This was only built so that there would be work for the poor in Maynooth. We also saw another monument called Barn’s Folly also built during the famine. We then went on to Leixlip where we saw where the first Guinness Brewery was set up.

When we got to Dublin we got off the bus and walked to the Famine Memorial which is on the banks of the River Liffey.  This memorial is made up of  statues of destitute and starving people and is dedicated to the people who died during the famine. People who funded this monument were President of America Bill and Hillary Clinton, the President Mary Mc Aleese and the actor Pierce Brosnan. Then we found a plaque on the ground which was funded by the United Nations to eradicate poverty all over the world.  Next we walked to the Sean O’Casey Bridge where we saw a seal on a pipe.  This bridge was very shaky when people jumped on it.

After this we went to the Jeanie Johnston, which is a replica of a famine ship that brought people to America.  When we got there we got up on the deck and the guide told us that no-one had ever died on any of the trips that this boat made, even when the boat crashed.  The owner of the ship was a Mr. O’Donovan.  The Captain was Cap. Attridge and there was a doctor on board whose name was Doctor Blamerhasset.  The Jeanie Johnston made 16 trips to America and each voyage took 8 weeks.  The ship was built in Quebec, Canada.  It was built to carry cargo but the Captain brought Irish emigrants over to America and brought timber back to Ireland.

On the first trip to America after Mr. O’Donovan sold the boat the Jeanie Johnston crashed.  The crew climbed up the mast and after nine days were all rescued and brought to America.

It was a very enjoyable tour of the ship and after this we got onto the bus again to go to St. Stephen’s Green Park.  The Park was developed by the Guinness family. We saw statues of Irish heroes and famous Irish writers and poets like WB Yeats and another statue dedicated to the Famine.

The last thing we did on our trip was to go to the Stephen Green Shopping Centre. Mrs. Dowd and Mrs. Murray checked that we were all there and then we went shopping for an hour or so. We then met up again with our teachers and walked to the bus and made our way home.

Thanks to our teacher Mrs. Dowd for organising this trip.

By  Dearbhla O’Reilly

5th and 6th at the Jeanie Johnston

 

 

The 6th boys get to grips with a Famine Model on the Quays.

 

 

 

Ahh poor doggie!

Delphi 2011

Friday 17 June the excited 6th class set off for Athlone train station again. Ms Dowd and Ms Fallon in tow again. We all boarded the train to Westport at 8:55 and yawned for the first half hour. The sun was shining and all looked good for a lovely sunny break in the West of Ireland….what more could you ask for….
We arrived in Westport and were met promptly by a coach  that brought us on a rollercoaster ride to the Delphi Adventure Centre. Just as we arrived, so did the rain and it didnt let up until we arrived back in Athlone again. That was not to prevent the children having fun. The children got fed on arrival and immediately set off on their first excursion….the fun began….they were split into 2 groups for some activities. That evening they all gathered in the games room to watch videos before heading off to bed. The plan was to “pull an all-niher”…but alas the sleep won and by 3:15 the snores could be heard in the halls and Ms Dowd and Ms Fallon could hit their beds. No allowances were made for  lack of sleep and all had to rise and shine for breakfast, packing and the next activity.
We eventually boarded the coach and made our long trip East again where the sun welcomed us home again. The eager parents awaited us on the platform and we distributed the shattered children to them.
A fun time was had by all…..
 
 Ní dheanfaidh mé dearmad ar an lá sin go deo!
 

The Tubber-Delphi group 2011The Shattered bunch

 

We’re not tired! The Shattered bunch

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delphi…….HERE WE COME!!!
 

On Friday the 18th of June the 6th class made there way to the train station in Athlone to start off their over night adventure to Delphi, Westport, Co Mayo.  Ms Dowd (class teacher) and Ms Fallon were there to meet them as they planned a relaxing and entertaining  24hr ahead of them. Was that to be???? All boarded the train with the exception of one child who delayed a little  as he waved “bye bye to mammy”. The fun was about to begin. The train took 2 hrs and we then climbed aboard a rickety rackety mini bus to venture up and down the narrow roads near Leenane. We felt every bump, pothole or blade of grass that lay on the roads. But what about it…..the sun was shining high in the sky.

On our arrival we came face to face with Mr Scally (RosemountNS) and his troops as they were departing the centre. With great advice exchanged, and well wishes we parted company. After rolling out of the bus we were introduced to DEANO…..who was our guide for the next 24hrs. He was great with the kids and they loved him. After unloading bags and changing, the children went on their first adventure….Kayaking/canoeing in Killary Harbour, in the only Fjord in Ireland—Killary Fjord.  The fun continued until late into the evening, with many activities (Abseiling,High ropes, Archery, Mountain Climbing…. to name just a few) and plenty of food.

After a very exhausting day the children  relaxed in a games room over looking the tallest mountains in Connemara – the majestic Mewelra Mountain range – Fantastic view. Finally all were ready for bed….

With an early start and a full belly, the children set off on another adventure … Jacobs Ladder……This was fun and the girls put the guys to shame when they reached the top with great effort and team work!!!!.

Finally our time to go…..How sad. All vowed to go back. It was a long trip home on a full train but with the sight of smiling family faces awaiting them, the children were delira to leave the shattered teachers again.

A great time was had by all.

Nach deas an saol a tá acu!!!!

 

The End

Ms Conway

October 9th, 2013

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Here is Tommy Creagh with the crop of early  potatoes which the children grew in plastic bags. These potatoes were harvested by Tommy, Anne Marie Kinsella and Ciaran McGuinness during the last week of the Summer term.

When the children returned to school after the Summer holidays they made chips with Mrs Liz Egan’s main crop of potatoes. Mrs Egan kindly gave us the loan of her Actifry chip making machine. the chips were delicious.

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Georgie Lynam is trimming the strawberry plants in the raised bed at the back of the school.

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Georgie and Kevin are transplanting the marigold plants into bigger pots. These plants are now showing themselves in their full glory at the front of the school, Mrs Egan gave us two big wooden tubs and Georgie planted the marigolds in them in early May 2014. The plants were very delicate at the start and we had to put in some sticks to support them, Just look at them now.

 

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This year the children planted bulbs in the Autumn. The flowers appeared in the Springtime.

These beautiful  daffodils were planted by Georgie Lynam.

Tom Gilmore, Jack Galvin and Tommy Creagh also planted bulbs in large pots  the school garden.

 

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The End

5th and 6th class

October 9th, 2013

5th and 6th class 2017/18

September 2017.

Remembering our friend Tim.

On the 31st August we unveiled a friendship bench in the school yard. This bench was dedicated to our friend Tim.

On the 1st Sept we remembered our good friend Tim by placing decorated stones by his tree. The 6th class children had all decorated a stone, written a word on it that reminded them of Tim and varnished the stone. Today we placed the stones by the tree and each child said why they picked that word. After that we went to mass in honor of Tim and all deceased pupils and staff.

 

5th and 6th Class 2016/17

May and June

These months as always are so busy with tours, cake sales, Sports day, matches, tests and plenty more.

Well done to all for their work during the cake sale. Thanks to all parents for their never ending support.

 

 April

This was a very busy month in our class. Kevin “Boxer” Moran had arranged to meet us at 10 in the morning and take us through the Dáil. We had a lovely morning. While we waited for our bus to the Jeanie Johnston we went into the National Museum. Our next stop was the Jeanie Johnston where we went back in time to the Famine. When we finished here we headed to the Phoenix Pk to see if Mr Higgins would receive us for tea…….

During Seachtaine na Gaeilge  we held a Tráth na gceist for the senior classes. This was a great success and the teams were well mixed.

On the 16th March the eve of St Patricks Day each class performed some Irish Dánta, rince agus amhrain infront of the whole school. Ms Minnock had taken the 3rd to 6th class for choir and they did a lovely performance with all children Irish dancing and really enjoying themselves.

Boxer took us around the Dáil and gave us some words of wisdom.

The Jeanie Johnston brought us back in time to 1847.

We saw the Papal cross and played some ball.

              No Entry to the Áras this time and no entry to the

US Ambassadors either.

March 2017

This was a busy month with Engineering Wk and Seachtain na gaeilge: it gave the children plenty of opportunities to present their skills. The class individually created/built from recycled bits and pieces an object that they discussed and presented to both class and school. The devices ranges from fans, T-shirt folding devices, cranes, catapults, bags, bubble blowing snakes, fishing rods and many more fantastic items.

The class also took a trip to Birr Arts Theater to see an Engineering Exhibition with Dr Ken. This was very entertaining and our very own Brian was selected to be Dr Ks assistant. As it was such a fantastic day weather-wise we went into Birr castle to see the museum, the telescope and the gardens. The class had a lovely day in the sun.

February 2017

5th class Crepe/Pancake day….

As the 6th class went shopping there was time for the 5th class to practise making pancakes and eating them with ice-cream, nutella, maple syrup, marshmallows and honey……

Pancake prep!

Confirmation Day

On the 15th Feb the 18 6th class children made their Confirmation this month in Rosemount Church along with the children from Rosemount and Tubberclare. The children from Tubber did all readings, gifts and choir services for the ceremony. It was a lovely service and the children were excellent on the day. The choir was fantastic and all went very smoothly on the day.

Confirmation Class 2017

On the 10th Feb the 6th class from both Tubber and Rosemount headed off with their teachers and Fr Tony to Knock for a lovely Retreat day. The day was  very relaxing and ended with mass celebrated by Fr Tony in the apparition church.

 

6th Class in Knock.

 

Internet Safety Day 

The children spent quite a while researching internet safety measures to adhere to. In groups they designed posters to incorporate these measures.

 

January 2016

Credit Union Quiz

Tubber entered an U13 and an U11 Credit Union team into the regional quiz.  Both teams were great on the night but the U11 team with Nathan, Hugh, Orla and Molly came first in their age group so will now take part in the chapter finals on the 3rd March. The U13 team, Caoimhe, Eimear,Liam and Aisling came 3rd in their age group which was also a great achievement for them, but unfortunately its the end of the line for them. This was a great successful night for both teams.

The 2017 QuizCrew !

RDS Primary Science Fair

At 6:10am on the 12th of Jan the 5th and 6th class (Ms Dowds room) set off to the RDS primary science fair to exhibit their project “Are you buzzing?”. This project was based on static electricity. The children had a fantastic day presenting their work, looking at other schools work both primary and secondary and collecting freebies! The judges were so impressed with their work and enthusiasm that they presented Tubber with a lovely trophy. This was a fantastic learning experience for the children.

 

Young Scientists at work.

December 2016

The class went to visit Collins Barracks in Dublin to catch up on some history that they did. Then they took a trip to Dundrum to chance their arm at Ice-skating and a spot of shopping. The children had great fun and were well behaved on the day.

 

October 2016

Scary Days- Halloween

The last day before Midterm and we all dressed up for Halloween. We ALL look forward to the break but beforehand we have some partying to do!

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Later on we had the Lip-sync competition. This was very good with a huge effort by all. The winners were Clara and Abbie who were fantastic at Lip-syncing. While some of the acts had brilliant dance routines, choreography and even drama we had to go with the LIP-SYNC champions.

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Cheerio-breakfast.

The school held a Cheerio breakfast for Childline and we raised over €350. We all wore out PJs to school and ate our breakie. Later we  practiced for our Lipsync competition.

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On the 29th Sept class trip to Clonmacnoise, Viking boat, Athlone Castle and The Planet.

We had studied  the Vikings on the Shannon and the History of Athlone in detail, therefore it was beneficial for the children to go back in time and experience the thrills of being a Viking by visiting the Historical remains from the Viking era in Clonmacnoise followed by a trip through the waterways once used by the Vikings to pillage and plunder in 795AD. We then re-emerge from our long ship adventure at the base of King Johns Castle in the midst of the 21st Century. We took the castle by storm and left our  minds open to adventure.  Our tour then taok us across the bridge of Athlone that witnessed the battle of Athlone in 1691 between the Jacobites and the Williamites.  We will pass by Athlone Barracks before the final leg of our journey in Planet Athlone Leisure Centre where the children played Bowling and Quasar and got some grub before getting the bus back to Tubber (and reality). This was a great opportunity for the class to see what they have learnt about and also have fun.

 

September 2016

This was a very sad time for our class, school and community. We lost one of our friends, Tim in a tragic accident. He will be missed dearly, always on our minds, part of all we do and Tim will be remembered.

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The final months:

The last day ice-creams from The Cat…… Best of luck to the 6th class of 16!

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Overnight Trip to Horizon:

The morning after an "All nighter"...Wrecked

The morning after an “All nighter”…Wrecked

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Great Food!

Great Food!

Drumming workshop:

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The Great Cake Sale:

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The Last Supper:

The Last Dinner

The Last Dinner

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Pizza and Water fight in Tubber GAA:

 

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February 2016

February was a very important month for 6th class as they took the sacrament of Confirmation on the 11th Feb, in Ballymore Church. The class had done lots of prep work and were excellent on the day. They shared gifts among themselves the day before and the Parents Council kindly presented the class with gifts and Mrs Dowd with a beautiful bunch of flowers.

We made St Brigid’s crosses at the start of the month and had our throats blessed on St Blazes day.

Feb 11th Ballymore Church.

Feb 11th Ballymore Church.

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January 2016

Back with a bang and after 2 days back we make an early start on a cold Thursday morning as we headed for the RDS science fair. With a timetable rota going, every child got a chance  to present our project to the public ” Why are soap suds always white? “. When off duty the children got to see all the shows (Titan, Robot Wars etc) and many other science projects. The judging of the projects started early and the children were excellent. A great day was had by all and after 12 hours of science it was time to go home.

Great fun at Primary Science Fair 2016

Great fun at Primary Science Fair 2016

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Credit Union Quiz

At the end of January Tubber NS entered 2 teams into the Cr Union Quiz. Both teams did really well with scores just a few short of the winners. It was a great night.

Under 13 Quiz team 2016

Under 13 Quiz team 2016

 

Under 11 Quiz team 2016.

Under 11 Quiz team 2016.

December 2015

What a month! Between preparing for the RDS and the class play “Annie”, we were all thrilled when the holidays started. December was hectic but we survived it.

The 6th class students organised a collection for the Midlands Simon Community and they did really well. Each class donated some of their weekly treats money to their class collection jar. The children and their parents were very generous and on the 18th of Dec the 6th class presented all the collections to Midland Simon. We collected 0ver €600 and lots of donations of vouchers, food, clothes and other listed items.

6th Class present money and donations to Simon representative.

6th Class present money and donations to Simon representative.

 

The children spent a lot of time preparing for their science project for RDS in January 2016. While it was fun investigating, analyzing, recording, comparing, testing, discussing and charting our work it still took us quite a while. But we are ready for the Primary Science Fair now.

Ready for the RDS!

Ready for the RDS!

We have been rehearsing like mad for our Christmas play “Annie”. Im not sure if we are even following a script at this stage. The children keep editing it. God knows what the play will be called on the night.

Ms Dowds 6th class performance of Annie with a Twist.

Ms Dowds 6th class performance of Annie with a Twist.

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The play was a great success and the children were fantastic.

The play was a great success and the children were fantastic.

The Football teams, both boys and girls were presented with their medals for winning the Cumann na mBunscol finals. Jonathon Rooney, an excellent local footballer presented the medals to the children. They were honoured.

Before the Christmas breakup there were a number of presentations made to children who had won writing, art, science and other competitions. Well done all.

Winners of the AIB Art competition 2015.

Winners of the AIB Art competition 2015.

Winners of the Parents Council Childrens Draw 2015

Winners of the Parents Council Childrens Draw 2015

Budding writers of the future. All winners or the writing competition for the Clara/Tubber Community Newsletter.

Budding writers of the future. All winners or the writing competition for the Clara/Tubber Community Newsletter.

Winner of the Best Science award from St Ciarans, Secondary school Clara after a number of schools visited on open day.

Winner of the Best Science award from St Ciarans, Secondary school Clara after a number of schools visited on open day.

Winners of the girls Cumann na mBunscol 2015. Medals presented by past pupil, and senior footballer Jonathon Rooney.

Winners of the girls Cumann na mBunscol 2015. Medals presented by past pupil, and senior footballer Jonathon Rooney.

Dec 2015, Students of the Month

Dec 2015, Students of the Month

On the 10th Dec the 6th class children went on a class trip to Scoil Éanna (Pauric Pearse) Museum in Rathfarnham. We had read the novel The Young Rebels and the story was based in this museum. There was so much History here and it was a fantastic experience for the children.

After the museum we went to Dundrum Shopping Center to go Ice Skating. This was great fun and after the hour all children had improved immensely and most had abandoned their penguins !!!

After a few hours shopping it was then time to head home after a long, History and fun filled day.

Great Day out in Dec 2015

Great Day out in Dec 2015

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November 2015

After the mid-term break the children came back to find out that we had succeeded in getting selected to display our project  RDS Primary Science Fair in January. Our project is “Why are suds always white?”

The 6th class children went to mass for the first Friday and they have each selected a Saint to research and present to the class.

In Maths we revised BOMDAS, number theory and studied 2D shapes.

In History we studied the ancient Ireland: Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and the Celts.

In Art the children wrote their names in Ogham, Hieroglyphics, Chinese, Braille, Greek and Gaeilge.

In Gaeilge we finished the Aimsir Chaite and learnt some new verbs and vocabulary.

Science week started from Nov 8th to 15th and the class spent a lot of the week learning about magnets, floating and sinking, density, gravity, surface tension, sound and many other areas. We investigated, researched and presented our findings to the whole school. On friday the 6th class set up the hall and exhibited their experiments and findings to the whole school. It was a fantastic experience for all involved and the 6th class were excellent, confident and competent in the presentations. What a week.

6th Class Science Exhibition

6th Class Science Exhibition

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October 2015

This month started well, we sent off our application to Primary Science Fair. Our project will be ” Why are soap suds always white?”. We have discussed this quite a lot and looking forward to finding out why?

The whole school have designed their Christmas cards and we hope they will be back after the mid term break.

We finished all our football games and both the boys and the girls teams won their finals. It was a fantastic week for Tubber GAA as the club boys U12s  went on to beat Athlone in the Garrycastle Tournament final with Ava as captain.

The 6th class went to Lough Key Forest Pk to visit Boda Borg problem solving and team building activities where they had great fun trying to beat their team mates to solve the problems and escape. After Boda Borg they proceeded to Zipit where they spent the next few hours climbing trees and Zip-wiring through the forest.

We made play dough from flour, oil and water and we built Volcanoes with it. Our plan is to erupt these volcanoes.

We started our class novel “Young Rebels” and so far everyone loves it.

We grew crocuses in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

We have done Angles, lines, long X and Div with decimal places in maths.

Maths week proved to be great with games played every morning until break from Shut the Box to UNO.

Boda Borg and Zipitt

Boda Borg and Zipitt

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Having Fun during MATHS week 2015

Having Fun during MATHS week 2015

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BUILDING OUR VOLCANOES!

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September 2015

All back to school and ready for a full year of learning and fun.

National Event:

We had a great start with the Army delivering a copy of the Proclamation of Independence and an Irish Tricolour flag to the school. This was a great event and the 6th class children listed out a number of facts on the National Anthem, The Irish Flag and the Proclamation. Pauric read a selected piece from the Proclamation, Shane received the Proclamation and Maedbh received the National flag.  The 6th class children each told the rest of the school some facts on the History of the flag, the proclamation and our National Anthem. The school choir then sang the National Anthem while Ava played the music on the violin. It was a lovely morning for the whole school and we all look forward to hoisting the flag, with all schools in Ireland on the 15th March.

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Footie

The football season started on the 3rd week back and the girls were ready for action. We have had a great start so far with 2 wins for the boys team and a win and a draw for the girls team.

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After a number of games for both boys and girls football teams we have reached the final for both teams. The children had a great season with the boys winning all their matches and their final will be in Birr on Tuesday 20th Oct, and the girls winning all but one game. The girls final will be in Tullamore on Thursday 22nd Oct.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR NEXT UPDATE!!!

Competitions:

The children entered a number of competitions this month. They entered the Doodle for Google: Imagine 2030, Junior Painter of the Year for Sightsavers, Cr Union poster competition “Happiness is….” and Supermacs colouring competition. We have also discussed and planned our entry for the RDS Primary Science fair in January. We hope we will be successful.

Class work:

The Cigire came to visit us and she said we were very good and she loved all our class displays.  In class we got a lot covered in this first month. The main topics covered in these subjects are as follows:

Maths: Place value, Data, Number theory, Reading Numbers, rounding, BOMDAS, Tables practice every morning and Problem solving Tue: Board Games.

History: We did a lot of work before the Defence Force presented the school with our National Flag and Proclamation, we studied the history of The National Anthem, The National Flag and The Proclamation. We studied Our Lady of Knock, Fatima and Lourdes in detail. The children researched and discussed the events of 9/11. They also learnt about Setanta, The Children of Lir, Fionn and the Giant.

Geography: We studied Volcanoes, Earthquake and the Earths Layers in detail. The class researched Countries,capitals, rivers and Mts of Europe.

Science: We learnt about our hearts and what keeps them working and healthy. We discussed blood components, vessels and functions. The children tested their own hearts when relaxed and after intense activity and again a minute later. We discovered that they all have a heart.

SPHE: The class devised a list of class rules. We have Assembly to get the low down on the rest of the school. We participated in the reception of the National Flag and Proclamation. We have kept up to date on current affairs by reading and discussing at length the newspaper topics.

English: The oral language theme for this month was Living Things. The children wrote what the knew at the start of the month and again at the end of the month they added their new vocab. We have learnt 2 poems Base Details and But You Didn’t and we analysed and discussed the poems in detail.We read many other poems and stories and the children rewrote The New Kid on the Block poem. They wrote two essays and a letter related to topics studied in other curricular subjects.

Gaeilge: The children have read a number of stories in Irish, learning off phrases from each. They have written about themselves and their families. We have studied and revised the Aimsir Chaite. They have learnt and discussed Amhrain na bhFiann agus Timpiste. We have chatted in pairs about shopping, and ourselves and will work more on oral language this term.

Art, Drama,PE, Music, Religion: The children have done all these subjects individually and integrated with other subjects. We have Rugby every Tue. Caroline does Drama/Public speaking on a Monday. We do Fit Thursday every Thurs morning.  Our art is displayed around the class along with our written work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 15

As March begins, the snow covers our roads like a blanket, the winds rush past moving all in its way and it is Spring. The 6th class are excited about their confirmation on the 20th of March in Rosemount.

We are studying The Easter Rising 1916 which was in full planning mode this time 99 years ago.

This week is Friendship week in our school and we are going all out to keep our friends and make new ones but most off all we must endeavor to be Great Friends ourselves.

 

February 15

Rugby Blitz Moate:

Today we went to Moate to play in a Rugby Blitz against 2 teams from Rosemont and Castledaly. We also had two teams, The Triple Alliance and The Triple Entente. The children had a fantastic day. The weather was cold but dry, and the teachers were frozen….but hey, the children had fun!!!!! thanks to the parents for the lifts to the pitch and thanks to Jude and his helpers (James Fallon and mates) for their help and for organizing the day.

The Triple Alliance!!! AKA The Eagles!

The Triple Alliance!!! AKA
The Eagles!

 

The Triple En-Tente!!! AKA The Ravens!

The Triple En-Tente!!! AKA The Ravens!

The After Picture!!

The After Picture!!

 

The Opposition!!!

The Opposition!!!

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WW1

The children have studied WW1 in detail. They have all written reports/letters home about their imaginary time in the trenches. All have a great insight into trench warfare from 1914-1918.

Megan24th of December 1915

SaraWorld War I letter

Sean WW1

PauricWORLD WAR 1 LETTER

Ethan ww1 story

irenes ww1 story

 

 

For Grandparents the children wrote poems about the grandparents.

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The children entered an Art competition in Moate Library wheerby  they had to design and decorate their fav character fron the Harry Potter series. They also entered a Harry Potter Quiz.

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Each child made a St Brigits cross.

 

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January 15

All delighted to be back at school. The weather is cold and dry.

 

Over the month we have studied the Titanic in detail. The children wrote fab stories and poems about their imaginary trip on the Famous ship. They also drew the sinking hotel.

Pauric Titanic

Titanic Megan

Titanic Rian

My Titanic Experience Sara

Titanic survival Martha

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We ran a school quiz and picked two teams for the Credit Union Quiz which was held on the 31st Jan. It was a great night and both teams did us proud  on the night.

 

Tubber N.S Under 13 Quiz team.

Tubber N.S Under 13 Quiz team.

 

Tubber U11 Quiz Team

Tubber U11 Quiz Team

We were all looking forward to going to the primary Science Fair in the RDS. It was a fab day . We left at 8:15 am and got home at 8pm. There was so much to see from science experiments to 3D shows, we were entertained by Titan the Robot and his friends at war. Some children even got to read the news!

Girls Read the news.

Girls Read the news.

 

 

They can even predict the weather.

They can even predict the weather.

 

The boys have a go.

The boys have a go.

 

Titan entertains us all.

Titan entertains us all.

 

December 14

We spent a lot of time this month preparing for the school concert. we also got to see the Army Band preform again. As always they were fab. And then Santa came to visit each child with a gift. The children were building up for Christmas.

As we had studied for the famine we went to see the Jeanie Johnson in Dublin and as we were there we decided to go skating  in Dundrum. The class had a fab time.

The concert went off really well and everyone was delira to have it over.

The Boys football were also presented with their winning medals by past pupil and County player Jamie Colgan.

 

Boys Autumn C.namB.S winners 2014.

Boys Autumn C.namB.S winners 2014.

 

Joint Captainship!!!! Ronan and David.

Joint Captainship!!!!
Ronan and David.

 

 

Santa visits 5th and 6th class.

Santa visits 5th and 6th class.

 

Santa's visit 2014.

Santa’s visit 2014.

 

Barney on Ice 2014.

Barney on Ice 2014.

Skating Class of 2014.

Skating Class of 2014.

 

Sophie and Ella do the Uptown Funky Dance.

Sophie and Ella do the Uptown Funky Dance.

 

Pre-Skating picture.

Pre-Skating picture.

 

Martha and Maedbh get to grips with poooor penguin.

Martha and Maedbh get to grips with poooor penguin.

 

Sarah and Edward have a race.

Sarah and Edward have a race.

Pauric goes solo.

Pauric goes solo.

 

Ohhh what lovely music in the Coffin Ship.

Ohhh what lovely music in the Coffin Ship.

 

New acquaintances!

New acquaintances!

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Ahhhhhh!

 

 

The Jeanie Johnson in the background.

The Jeanie Johnson in the background.

 

All aboard!!

All aboard!!

 

The Army Band came to visit.

The Army Band came to visit.

November 14

This month we had the excitement of studying Fractions in detail and we are brill at them.

We also started to knit and sew so God knows what we’ll be wearing for Christmas. yje 6th class went to Clara open day so the 5th class made pizza and chilled for the day.

The class started a new novel “Under the Hawthorn Tree” which will give us a great insight into the famine. We have studied the famine in great detail and each child did a project on it.

A few girls, who were doing Dr Degrees in Physics and Science came to our school to present their research to the class. Sun-spotters was the program and it was fascinating. The children had studied the solar system in detail so had a good back ground into the presentation.

Sun Spotters came to our school.

Sun Spotters came to our school.

 

 

October 14

On the Wed 15th Oct the class left school at 9:30am and made their way to Clonmacnoise to visit the findings of St Ciarán. From there they got  the Viking Boat to Athlone where they visited Athlone Castle and got the low down on the Jacobites and the Williamites. We even got to the Luan Gallery there prints of characters from the “Táin Bó Chuainne” we on show. After all that education we made our way to The Planet where we played bowling, quasar and in adventure land. We had a fantastic day and to finish it off in the Planet was brilliant. Just to make a great day better, when we left the Planet they gave us the results of the Art Competition the school had entered. One child in each class won a fab prize of a birthday party for themselves and 12 friends in The Planet. There were 8 happy children in Tubber N.S this Halloween, thanks to The Planet,  Bowling Alley, Athlone.

 

Both  the boys and girls football teams got to the final of their groups. The girls match was in O’Connor pk and they played a fab game. Unfortunately on the day it wasn’t to be  and we came second. Tullamore Gaelscoil were the winners on the day, but it was a fab game.

 

The Boys final was held in St Brendan’s Pk in Birr. It was a great game and it went to extra time before the final result was  in our favour and the boys wonn the Cumann na mBunscol final. It was a great win, with two brill teams.

Thanks to Tubber GAA who brought both teams to SuperMacs after for a treat.

Well done to all parents and supporters who have traveled and supported us over the years.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh!!!!

 

 

Lined up for the final.

Lined up for the final.

 

Autumn 2014

Autumn 2014

 

Childrens trip reports and more pictures.

At Round Tower in Clonmacnoise.

At Round Tower in Clonmacnoise.

 

Ready to rampage through the waters.

Ready to rampage through the waters.

 

Ready for action.

Ready for action.

 

Now, they're a scary bunch!!!

Now, they’re a scary bunch!!!

 

 

A Browned off Jacobite who couldn't come with us.

A Browned off Jacobite who couldn’t come with us.

 

At the Luan Gallery.

At the Luan Gallery.

 

 

Enjoying a spot of bowling.

Enjoying a spot of bowling.

 

 

Already this month we have worked on Data and averages and we gathered information from all classes and recorded and presented this data in the form of line, trend, pie, bar, multiple bar charts, pictograms and tallies. We worked in groups and had fun doing them.

The children have learnt about Clonmacnoise and St Ciarán in preparation for our class trip and Viking boat crusade from Clonmacnoise to Athlone Castle.

The boys have won all their football matches and are through to the final in O’Connor Pk..  The girls have won all they’ve played so far.

CHEERIOS……Childline:

Today Wed the 8th October we came to school in our pyjamas and all had our breakfast together for Childline. All children made a donation to Childline. How cute did we look????

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5th and 6th Class enjoying Breakfast with Cheerios.

5th and 6th Class enjoying Breakfast with Cheerios.

 

Some of the class got carried away with the whole PJs and cheerios moment!!!

 

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Junior Infants.

Junior Infants.

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September 14

Fabulous weather and we are all loving being back to school. New classrooms, new teachers and new buddies.

This month we had fab weather so fortunately we had Basketball and football for our class so we got to go out and enjoy the weather.

We also did some work in class. In science we studied the Digestive System in the form of the munch ride. We discussed the food pyramid so we now know how to stay fit and healthy and how to read the nutritional value on products we buy.

We learnt about our solar system, the Milky Way and the dark side of the Moon.

The class found the legends of King Lir and Fionn McCumhall interesting and look forward to hearing more.

In maths we did place value, multiplication, addition, subtraction, data, averages, angles and lines. We used protractors’ and compasses to draw triangles. We even learnt how to draw a perfect circle using a ruler, and pencil and straight lines only.

In art we decorated our names. With the theme of line/pattern/shape we drew overlapping vessels and decorated them in various patterns. We drew pumpkin heads using straight lines only. And finally using the optical illusion strategy we drew 3D tunnels. These all look fab on the wall.

This month we started station teaching in English to cater for differentiation and it seems to be working well. There are four stations where each group will study Oral language and reading, Comprehension, Spelling through games, and penmanship and writing genre.

We have lots of new frásaí in Irish and we love competing in the Gaeilge Knockout.

We finally completed our application form for the RDS Primary Science Fair to apply for a stall to present our work. We have planned to work on Static Electricity and hope we are successful in getting there.

March 2014

Spelling Bee

This year we held our internal spelling Bee competition early and with Christopher R as our school representative we were ready to conquer Co westmeath.  Christopher practised regularly by reading his dictionary and went to his competition in St Etchins in Kineghad with confidence. Christopher did us proud and got through numerous before he faltered on a spelling. Well done Christopher for you great achievement and Best wishes to the chap who won and will go on to represent Co Westmeath.

 

Our School Spelling Bee 2014.

Our School Spelling Bee 2014.

Christopher showing his talent.

Christopher showing his talent.

 

 

 

 

January 2014:

Credit Union Quiz 2014

Once again the senior prepared for the Credit Union Quiz. We then held an internal quiz to select our team. Once that was in order the children had to gather as much general knowledge as possible.

On the night we arrived early with 2 teams, the U13 and the U11. Both teams well ready to go. The questions started off well but it was difficult to tell until the final score was announced. Our U13 s had cone 3rd….but there was no recognition for that. So we live to fight another year. Well done to all who participated on the night and to their parents for chauffeuring on the night.

 

Our U11 team. Ava shane, Edward and Ella.

Our U11 team. Ava shane, Edward and Ella.

 

 

The U13 team. Therese, Niamh, Laura and Adam.

The U13 team. Therese, Niamh, Laura and Adam.

 

 

 

The Primary Science Fair: 

On the 9th Jan 2014 on a frosty, cold morning at 6:30 am the 6th class children with their teacher Ms Dowd and Ms Conway left the school and headed for the RDS, Primary Science Fair. The children had been working on a scientific project to see why one thing floats and another object sinks. They tested, investigated, researched, questioned, documented, charted and even tried to change the course of science. Their project was “Why do I float when my friend sinks?” 

The whole day was a fantastic experience for all. The children had a rota so that each child got to mann the stall and answer questions from the public. Some of the children were interviewed by RTE and others were inspected by the judges. All in all the children did themselves and the school proud. Ms Dowd and Ms Conway had a great day and said that the children were an inspiration to all.

After looking around at all other projects we finally left the RDS at 5:45 pm and arived home at 7;45pm, all completely shattered.

 

 

Niamh speaks to RTE.

Niamh speaks to RTE.

 

Tomas talks to RTE.

Tomas talks to RTE.

 

The Girls impress the Judge.

The Girls impress the Judge.

 

Laura and Kian impress the public with their magic,

Laura and Kian impress the public with their magic,

 

 

Adam performs magic.

Adam performs magic.

 

 

BT Science RDS Roisin

My Trip To The RDSlaura

THIS IS MY RDS STORY therese

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RDS 2014 Adam

 

All gathered at the post before going to see Titan..

All gathered at the post before going to see Titan..

 

 

 

 

December 2013:

This month we were busy preparing for our Christmas carol service. We organised a collection for St Vincent De paul.

We also read the Novel “The Young Rebels” which is based on the story of a young boy, John Joe who attends school in St Endas school which is run by Padraic Pearse. While there he get caught up the the organisation of the 1916 Rising. This is a fantastic story with loads of history. With such a keen interest in this Novel we decided to take a trip to see scoil Eanna in Rathfarnham. This was a great day and it complete the novel for us. While there we were soooo close to Dundrum on Ice, so of course we went there……another great experience. read our stories:

TheresePADRAIG PEARSE AND ICE

saraRMy school trip to Dublin on 12 December 2013

roisin#My school trip to Dublin on 12 December 201Niamh3

My school trip to Dublin on 12 December 201Niamh3

St Endas Katie J

 

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In The ÁrdMháistir's office!!

In The ÁrdMháistir’s office!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dinner at Milano's....

Dinner at Milano’s….

 

 

 

 

Dinner at Milano's part 2....

Dinner at Milano’s part 2….

 

Christmas at Dundrum 2013....

Christmas at Dundrum 2013….

 

 

 

 

November:

It was a delight to come back to school after our Halloween break. We had great stories to tell. We had a fancy dress before the break and this is how we looked.

 

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 October 2013:

After alot of work on problem solving and team what a better way to put it all into action than a trip to LoughKey Forest Pk to visit Boda Borg and Zippit.

What a fantastic experience to be had by all. We left the school at *;£0am and arrived back shattered at 8;30pm.

LOUGH KEY Therese

 

Boda Borg Oct 2013

Boda Borg Oct 2013

 

 

Zipit 2013

 

 

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Our Own Organic Onion Soup

Friday 9 Nov 2012

Today we made a fabulous soup that we called Onion Variety Soup….it was scrumptious. On Thursday we dug the veg out of our school garden. The carrots were gi-normous and the rest of the veg we normal size. We had potatoes, carrots, parsnips, celery, scallions, red onions, white onions, leeks, spring onions, parsley, fennel and various other herbs. Ms Dowd and Ms Conway both brought in other types of onions that they had in their home gardens. All our ingredients were organic.

Next we took all the ingredients and utensils to the staffroom and started the cleaning process…we started with our hands and then toped and tailed all the veg. Next step was to chop them up and tip them into the big cauldron (pot). Well the tears that fell at this point were a sight to behold. The white, orange and red onions had the class in tears or was it the fear of the cauldron!!!! We had to share the jobs as some kids were very upset at the chopping of the onions others just laughed at them. Heartless, I say, Heartless.

With all chopped and cleaned we tipped the lot into the pot, we added ground pepper and covered with water. Off back to the class to discuss our work and write up notes as we waited for the soup to come to boil and we turned it down and left to simmer for an hour. Ms Dowd brought the pot up to the classroom when it was ready and she used a hand blender to puree all the vegetables. We couldn’t wait to taste it. Everyone got a ladle full in a mug to start and there was a second ladle load if you wanted it and some even got a third go. Only two people out of a class of thirty didn’t really like it. Everyone else loved it and wanted more. Ms Dowd told us that we could make this cheap, nutritious meal for ourselves when we are in college and money is tight.

By 5th and 6th Class 2012/13

 

September 2013.

We have all settled back into school and decided to work hard for the whole year.

 

6TH Class Dinner 2012

By Kayla Ganon

On The 21st Of June 2012, Me And My Class Had Our Dinner That Was Made By Our Fantasic Teacher Mrs.Dowd! First We Went Into The Staff Room And We All Got Jobs To Do My Job Was To Chop Up The Carrots! After That, We All Went Down To The Hall And Set Out The Plates And Decorated The Table! For Starts We Had Homemade Garlic Bread And Oxtail Soup Yum! When We Were All Finished We Went Onto The Main Course! Which Was Mulligan Beef Stew! Ahh It Was Delicous! We All Wanted Re-fills Because It Was So Yummy!:) After That Delicous Main Course We Skipped Onto Desert! Mrs.Dowd Brought In A Tub Of Vanilla Ice-Cream And We Brought Into Our Own Toppings! Yummy!:) When The Dinner Was Over We Started Talking About Friends And Family! Then We Had A Few Games Of Dodgeball!:D That Was One Of The Nicest Dinner In My Whole 12 Years Of Living Thank You Mrs.Dowd!

The End..

 

The 6th Class Dinner with Ms Dowd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last Supper 2011

Once  again the sixth class had their last supper together. With full participation from all, they slapped up a lovely 3-course meal. They dressed the table and cleaned up afterwards. They started their meal with garlic bread and soup. Then moved to the main course of “spag-bol”…all children dug in and came up for second helpings. Ms Dowd was their waitress on the day. And finally to the most exciting course the DESERT….  “With ice-cream” was the title…the children brought in their own toppings to go with the ice cream that Ms Dowd  brought in. You should have seen the supply….from muffins to chocolate buttons..and jelly to custard… I can’t imagine how they played bench-ball afterwards. But all in all a great day was had by all as their term in primary school came nearer to its end and more great memories were created.

The Last Supper 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th and 6th Class…2012/13  Mrs Dowds Class

February:

This has been a very busy month for us as we made or Confirmation this month and it was held in Tubber. Therefore we had to do all the readings and music. We worked had and the choir was wonderful on the day. The 6th class children did all the readings, the offertory and an instrumental performance at communion. All the children read, sang and presented themselves and were a credit to their families and school.

We also prepared hard for the Cr Union quiz and we had a team in the U11 and U13 groups. The U11 group was very unlucky not to reach the Regional as they were 1 question short of a place. The U13s made it to the next round but unfortunately the Regional finals was the end of the line for us this year. The childfren were great and did so well on the nights. The U11 team was: Niamh O’Reill, Tómas Devins, Katie Johnston and Irene Murphy. The U13 team was Lorna Boland, Kyle Carrick, Dylan Ross and Ronan Murphy.

This month we also held the Easons Spelling Bee contest in school to find a representitive for our school to the county spelling bee. Our champion this year is Ronan Murphy and he will take part in the Westmeath Spelling Bee Contest which will be held in Tubber NS on Friday the 30th April at 11 o’clock. All schools from Westmeath who are participating in this will attend Tubber N.S on this day. So we wish Ronan the very best and know he will do us proud as always.

January:

As soon as we returned to school we had to get straight into our science project testing as we had to display our project at the BT young scientists–Primary Science Fair in the RDS on Thursday the 10th Jan. We left Tubber at 6:30 and arrived at the RDS at 8 all eager to get in and get started. It was a fantastic day. The children and myself were in awe of the whole event. There was so much to see and do…..and we were part of it. Each child and their team willingly took their slot at our stall and presented our findings and interacted with the crowds to do further testing on “Why the Onion made me cry”.

We did alot of preparation for our confirmation this month.

December:

We worked hard this month to put on our Christmas concert. Every class staged some production. We, 5th and 6th class did Ms Dowds version of the Little Matchstick Girl where we incorporated some modern songs and displayed the wonderful singing voises in our school. The children had great fun preparing for this play and a wonderful show was displayed on the night.

November:

When we came back after mid term-break we had to start right into work as we have a busy few months ahead of us. Ms Liz Egan came into the school and helped dig the school garden. The vegetables were huge. We decided to use some of them in our Onion Variety Soup which we made in class and devoured on Friday 10th Nov. We had all types of onions that we had grown ourselves and Ms Conway and Ms Dowd brought in other onions from their own garden. Oh how we cried when chopping the poor onions!!!! see link Onion Soup.

We also painted our pictures for the Junior Painter of the Year Competition where the theme is: I dream…..

In Maths we learnt all about lines, angles, struts, degrees and 2-D shapes….I can now use a protractor well and I can draw a triangle with a compass……..Can You?  Every Tuesday morning we do problem solving and every morning we check our tables.

In Irish we have revised 1/ 2 syllable verbs for A.Chaite, we did many new frasaí, scealta nua, we listened to páistí éile ag caint ar CD and we answered ceisteanna faoí.

In Eng

THE CLASS OF 2011-2012

December Notes:

The was a great month we prepared for the Carol Service which was held in the local chursh and went very well….we sang fantastic on the night. We read up to chapter 13 in our Novel and now we had enough knowledge of Scoil Éannas to make our class trip there. We had a fab time and the school was exactly as described in the book. The weather was cold but dry and so we could have a right good look around where John-Joe and Rodger spent their days with the Ard Mhaister and his brother Willie.

Scoil Éanna Pictures.

Childrens diary of the day.

Peters Story.

Kayleighs story.

Kians story.

November Notes: 

We have read lots of our novel “The Young Rebels” and have learnt alot of facts on Irish heroes. We have also learnt alot about Scoil Éanna, which we will visit on the 14th Dec.

We have been practicing  for or Christmas carol service, playing Chimes, Bells, tin whistles and singing.

In Irish we have done plenty of “Caint s’ comhra” and the children love to be in the lime light. We have also don the Future tense. (Aimsir Fháist…)

In maths we covered Fractions…..equating, breaking down, mixed numbers, +, _. x, /.

The children wrote Acrostic poems about their own names they were Fab.

In SESE we have completed our World Aid projects and each group presented their project to other classes. We had fun doing them but are glad they are finished. We also did projects on “The Past Presidents of Ireland” and these projects were presented to the class and the children took notes. They now should be well informed on all our previous presidents. Its time to learn about Micahel D….considering he also won the class election. We held a mock election in the class prior to the election and Michael won.

5th and 6th class all enteren the Late Late Shows Design a Christmas Card Competition.

October Notes:

Can you believe it’s that spoooooky time of year again. Well we learnt a fab poem called “The Bogeyman” and it had lots of alliteration in it eg In the desolate depts of a perilous place…. so the class got carried away with alliteration all around us like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Perfect Pizza etc and decided to design their own “Alliterative Names…” what a laugh we had….

We made perfect pumpkins using straight lines, we created spooky castles from old brown paper bags and we all made beautifully decorated and designed eye masks  and Barbra Killer came out again to take her place at the window.  Happy Halloween to all!!!

Recycled spooky castles.More spooky castles.Spookier Castles.

This month we entered 2 art competitions (Junior Painter of the Year & the Credit Union Poster Competition) and a poetry competition. The class wrote a Spooky Limerick for Moate Library.

The Girls Football Final in O’Connor Pk is causing great excitement in the class.

We started our class novel “The Young Rebels” and so far the children are very interested in the book. The story is based in St Endas School run by Padraic Pearse and his family and a young boy John-Joe who attends the school. In December we plan to visit St Endas which is now a Museum. The children are very enthusiastic about this.

Today we had a number of visitors from the Ukraine call to our class. Mrs Condron, a local community person, who collects for charities especially the Miles Jesu Orphanage brought two children Roman and Marijan and their supervisor to our class. It was very interesting to speak to these children and to listen to their stories. We found out that they eat mainly the same foods as us, they too have to go to school and they also get homework.  There were some big differences that the children noticed like the amount of work they had to do to keep their home clean and to harvest their crops. They got no support from their government and had to depend on charities received from us and many others. While the children here work at home (some of them!!!) we guessed that it was small in comparison to the work Roman and Marijan put in. But mainly the difference was the shoulder to cry on, the hugs, the kisses and the love we take for granted each day that would not be there for these children.

Our Dear Grace letters are finished and ready to go….1000 words takes for ever to write!

We have written about ourselves in Irish and are about to do so in French.

 

 

 

We are also starting to work on the World Aid projects and this years theme is Caring for our planet, Feeding the World.  The groups are not yet formed but will be soon. We have a lot to live up to as last year we got a Plaque for our great understanding of the issues at hand.

5th and 6th Class Junior Painter Competition art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th and 6th class Cr Union Poster Competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

In English we did the poem Taking My Pen For a Walk and the children did just that….

My Pen can Walk…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September Notes:

Welcome back to the 5th and 6th class page. We have all started back with great enthusiasm. We got straight down to work. HISTORY: We did some research on the World Trade Centre disaster as it was the 10th anniversary, we watched films, documentaries and read articles from books and newspapers published the day after the 9/11 attacks. Afterwards the children planned and wrote their own story as if they were a survivor of this awful catastrophe. I couldn’t believe the quality and insight of the stories that the children wrote.

My September 11thDor  

In ART the children drew their own portraits…..who are theses kids? All children, boys and girls alike have started to sew. Some have taken to it like a duck to water and others are getting there. At the moment we are sewing our names and we plan to move on to sewing buttons on next. Should you need a stitch at home make sure to avail of this free service while its still a novelty.

 

A stitch in time saves nine!!!!

 

 

This month the children, in groups, constructed the Twin Towers from the World Trade Centre before the 9/11 events. They put in a marvellous effort using only recyclable materials. We now have three fantastic W.T.Centres in our school.

 

5th and 6th class World Trade Centre reconstruction.

 

Gaeilge: The Children have studied the Aimsir Chaite in detail this month. They have learnt lots of frasaí and know them really well. We are currently learning the National Anthem. The children have done lots of caint is comhra using new frasaí and revising verbs. They have all written essays about themselves and their families.

 French:

We started French this month. We learnt the numbers, the colours and some greetings….Bonjour, Salut, Bon Soir, Au revoir, Je m’appelle…. etc

ENGLISH: It’s that time of year again when they start advertising for the Dear Grace letters. Volumn 10  of the book will be released this year and 5th and 6th class are already planning their letters….I hope.

RELIGION: We have sorted our confirmation dates for 6th class. Confirmation will be held in Ballymore Church on Wednesday the 14th of March at 11 o’clock. The class are learning the Rosary and the Mysteries of the Rosary at the moment.

PE: 5th and 6th class will have Rugby every Tuesday after 11 o’clock break for this term. The will also have football on a Friday afternoon. We practice regularly for our up and coming C.na mB matches. The Girls have one win behind them already and hopefully the boys will after todays game.

 

Regular Homework

English reading….story or poem and Novel

Irish Reading….sceal nó dán

My Spelling  Workbook:  Sentences and spellings from current Unit

Irish Frasaí… new phrases given each week to be learnt in conjunction with previous phrases.

Tables….revise all multiplication and division

 

 

5th and 6th Class Work 2010-2011

MARCH:

We have studied World War 1  in detail and are now doing projects on it. We also read our second novel War Games which was very good and gave us a great insight into World War 1.

Early this month the whole school started Phase 1 of Food Dudes, whereby a delivery of Fruit and Veg, all prepacked was dropped at the school door each morning for 16 days. Each child got a portion of fruit and veg each day and had to eat them to get the Food Dudes gift of the day.  There were four fruits and four veg, repeated four times each to get the children used to eating them (eg Day 1 -cherry tomatoes and apples, Day 2-peppers and bananas, day 3- rasins and carrots, day 4-apples and cucumbers, day 5-cherry tomatoes and apples and so on….) Most children participated whole heartedly and recieved all gifts, others struggled on particular days, but all in all it was a great success and we now have great enthusiasm from the children and teachers to bring in fruit and veg each day…..long may it last. Phase 2 is starting Monday 4th April.

We also grew Sunflowers in our new greenhouse made out of milk cartons and given to the school by Liz Egan. Two children are responsible for watering them each day. We are planning to grow veg in the school garden over the next few weeks.

We celebrated St Patricks day.

19 children from 6th class made their Confirmation in Rosemount Church on March 10th at 11.O’clock. It was a lovely day and all children looked fab.

February:

Week 2

This week we are going to Dublin to visit the Jeanie Johnston Memorial ship. We have studied the Great Irish Potato Famine (An Gorta Mór) in great detail over the past few weeks and the children have found it fascinating. The Jeanie Johnston Memorial Ship is currently docked at the Quays in Dublin, and it is an accurate replica of the original ship which sailed between Tralee in Co. Kerry and North America between 1847 and 1855. Here the children can go back in time and experience life on the coffin ships, through photographs, sound and hundreds of genuine artefacts. The tour will convey a deep sense of history and will to be a memorable experience for all who come on board. So 5th and 6th class, myself and Mrs Murray will visit this replica of the great tragedy that our ancestors endured. As we are also studying the Novel “Under the Hawthorn Tree” which tells the sad story of three children’s fight for survival during this time. We will also visit various memorial monuments to the famine victims in the Stephens Green and on the Quays.

Week 1

This month started with a blast of activity. With national Chatholic Schools Week in full bloom we celebrated St John Bosco’s feast day on Monday 30th Jan and we also cheated an celebrated St Bridgets Day early as we were off to a rugby blitz on Tuesday. On Wednesday we had some Grandparents into our class to tell us about their childhood for Grandparents Day. On Thursday we celebrated St Blaizes Day with morning mass and throat blessing later in school. On Friday evening we entered 2 teams into the Credit Union quiz held in Moate. Both teams did extremely well and we were very proud of them. Our U11 team won their group after a tie breaker question against Moate Convent. They are now through to the Regional Finals and we wish them all the very best. Below are some stories written by children in 5th and 6th class regards the weeks events:

 GRANDPARENTS DAY    2 February 2011

Grandparent’s day is on the 2 of February. It was a very special day in 5th and 6thin Tubber ns on that day because 5 grandparents came in and told the children all about their lives. They played hopscotch ,skipping ,whip  and a top ,conkers, chestnuts ,swimming, dancing, fishing ,played on a trees that they called round towers and they climbed up and in winter they played Jack show your light and when it was very cold and it snowed they slid in the frost , made snowmen, threw , snowballs , cough birds and then let them go .

In school they had a lot to learn. They had to learn Religion off by heart and were tested by the priests. Some people were taught by teachers who were French nuns. The jobs at home were doing messages, get food, tidy bedroom, tidy house, weigh flour and lots of outside chores. Christmas ment a lot and every house had a candle lighting in the window which ment a welcome to strangers. As presents they got jigsaws, snakes and ladders rag dolls war ships and plenty of toys made from wood. If yoi were lucky enough to get a porcelane doll you had to be real careful not to let hwe fall as she would break easily. They had no TV, DVDs, PS3, Xbox not even an iPod. Lots of people had no toilets, running water or electricity. The streets were very gravel and dusty and on market they were full of poo. Grandparents play a very big role in our lives.  Thank you to all the grandparents who visited us to tell us stories. It was fun.   The Children gave their grandparents cards and posh sweets to thank them.

By Áine Healy 

  

The Credit Union Quiz 

On Friday the 4 of February 2011 the Under 11 team and Under 13 team from St. Manchans National School, Tubber competed in the first round of the Credit Union Quiz which was run by St. Bridgets’s Credit Union in Moate and Clara. The Quiz was held in the Community Centre, Moate. There were twelve local schools in each category.

The two teams from Tubber looked very well wearing their Tubber jerseys for the quiz.

There was ten rounds of questions in the Under 11 category and twelve rounds in the Under 13 category. While the questions started off very easy they soon got very hard.

The Under 11 team was made up of Aine Healy, Dearbhla O’Reilly, Emily Fielding and Ronan Murphy . After ten rounds this team were joint first with Moate Girls National School. To decide on a winner there was a tie breaker round which Tubber won by the closest of margins.

The under 13 team of Clodagh Bradley, Grace Doolan, James Sheridan and Harry Cornally came third and were just 2 points behind the winners. It was a very close result with the team only barely losing out.

It was a brilliant result for St. Manahans NS and Ms. Dowd, their teacher, who was at the quiz was very proud.

Everyone in the quiz won vouchers for News4You. The Under 11 team also won plaques and school bags and will go forward to the Chapter finals in the next round of the quiz in 4 weeks time.

 

Thanks to all the work put in by class teachers Ms. Dowd and Miss Kinnarney who prepared and went over pages of questions with the teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Dearbhla O’Reilly

 

 

 

U13 Credit Union Quiz Team 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U11 Winning Credir Union Quiz Team 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tubber NS, Credit Union Teams for 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FANTASY

Two  young  girls  from Tubber  N.S  have made up a band called Fantasy. The 2 girls are on Youtube and they have 165 views already. We think the girls will turn out to be a great success in the future. Their first song is called Shine and hopefully the girls have a lot more for their fans. The two girls names are Kayla Gannon and Saoirse Halpin and both girls are in 5th class and their fab teacher is called Mrs Dowd. One weekend Kayla went over to Saoirse’s house and both of the girls thought it would be a great idea for them to start a band. Their voices go brilliantly together. The girls hope that Louis Walsh or some record company will see them on Youtube and offer them a record deal and become famous. We all hope the girls have a new song and post it on Youtube. Kayla and Saoirse hope that when their 1stCD  comes out that loads and loads of people will buy it and they hope you all  enjoy it too. The girls would love if more people watch their video on Youtube . If you want to view it then type “celgan1” in Youtube …..

By Kayla Gannon

Rugby Blitz

Last Tuesday the 6th class went to a rugby blitz in the Midland Warriors pitch in Moate.There were 3 teams A,B and C and we faced teams such as Oliver Plunketts in Moate.We set out at about 10 o ‘clock and had to pick up Oliver Plunketts,Rosemount and Streamstown. Some of the lads in TY refereed the matches.Everyone got to play a couple of matches and some people were better than they thought.Luckily we didn’t have any injuries during the day.A great time was had by all.

By James Sheridan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 January:

On returning to school we found out that our class received a wall plaque from World Aid Awards for our great understanding in the World Aid project. Only a small number of schools out of 1000’s received this award. The Our World Irish Aid Awards is an annual primary schools programme, now in its sixth year, which encourages pupils across Ireland to consider the lives of children in developing countries. With the help of their teachers, the students explore the day to day challenges faced by children of their own age in other countries.Our individual projects were based on the The theme of this year’s Awards  ‘A Better Future for All the World’s Children’. The programme is run by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs. The core aim of the Our World Irish Aid Awards is to broaden the knowledge and understanding among young people of the Millennium Development Goals, as well as the work of Irish Aid in partnership with developing countries.

We also found out that Claire King had been selected for the Regional finals with her Doodle4google entry….the theme was “To me happiness is….”  Claires entry was that happiness to her is her circle of friends. We wish Claire the very best in the next round.

 

NOVEMBER:

 

 

 

This month the children have completed 2 projects. They each worked on their own project for their Irish Hero. They all did great work. When they had completed their projects they wrote their heroes biography on tea stained paper and presented each biography to the class.

The second project was on Irish Aid – a bright future for all the world’s children. The children worked in groups and put a lot of time and effort into presenting great projects based on the second Millennium goal…education for all.

The class along with Liz Egan started the school garden. We grew all types and colours of flowers. The children enjoyed it and asked lots of questions.

November Competitions:

Fantasy Creative Writing competition., Irish Aid projects

October:

The children got to dress up for Halloween on the last day before mid-term break. Everyone dressed up in costumes that were home made. They looked fantastic. Well done to all at home who helped them and thanks.

For Halloween we drew Pumpkins using straight lines only and still managed to get the perfect circle. We linked Music and Art and listened to “Fossils” from “Carnival of the Animals” and the children sketched on black card, what they imagined was happening. Very imaginative …from a skeleton disco to a skeleton orchestra.

This week (1st Oct) the children created their own jig-Saw for our JigSaw Mania display…..this was fun and looked a lot easier than it actually was. By using straight lines we divided the page. The difficulty started after we cut out the pieces when we tried to put them back together again…..We got their in the end and ended up with these….

Perfect face using straight lines only.

Perfect face using straight lines only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October Competitions:

The Doodle 4 Googletime has come around again and the theme is “To me Happiness is……”and we had some fantabulous entries.

Dear Grace Letter. A great oppertunity for the children to do free writing.

St Bridgets Cr Union Halloween Postercompetition………………..very scarrrrrry stuff.

Credit Union Poster competition: The theme this year for the 27th annual poster competition is based on the theme ‘Local. Trusted. Serving You’, whereby the children will draw or paint a poster.

September  2010

All 5th and 6th are thrilled to be back!!!!! Even the teacher!!!!!

Sport:

We have started the Basketball League, and every team will play each other and the second round will be a knockout.

The basketball league has ended and Harry’s Team beat Sean’s Team in the final. But well done to all. Everyone seems to have improved immensely from the start of the year, keep it up.

Basketball coaching started this week with Coach P.

The boys football Cuman na mBunscol has started up again and thus far we are getting nearer to O’Connor Park for the final. We beat Pullough last Wednesday with a great show of sportsmanship by all involved. Man of the match on the day was Kevin Fallon who scored two great goals. Well done all.

The Girls football/Sports started back again this month with Mrs Dowd and Trina. All girls from 4th to 6th are welcome to join on Tuesday evenings from 3:15 to 4.30. The girls will play a variety of games and learn drills and skills to accompany these games. The main starting team for any game (as with the boys) will give 6th class priority.

ART:

In Art we used “The 14 object Name design” to decorate our names, as always some were very imaginative….see below.

The children experimented with warm colours to paint an Autumn scene. They were to incorporate “prespective  art techniques” done in class to show various objects in the distance and up close. The pictures came out lovely and are displayed in the hall out side their room.Wonderful work by all.

 

 

 

 

 

September Competitions:

The class entered the Edco “Junior Painter of the year” competition where the theme was “This makes me smile…..” the children did fab work. You’d be surprised at what makes 10-12 year olds smile!!!!!

 

 

6th Class Graduation Dinner 2010

Sixth Class cooked and eat a three course meal as a class on Thursday 17th June. They had vegetable soup and garlic bread to start and then “Mulligan Stew” with baby potatoes and veg as the main course. To finish they could make their own desert the night before and I (Mrs Dowd|)brought in a variety of ice cream and toppings to add. They had a great selection from pavalova bases to chocolate cakes. Dinner was cooked by 6th class in the staff room and served in the PE hall. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves. And all helped with the clean up.

    

 

 

 

The End

4th and 5th class

October 9th, 2013

Feb 2017

4th and 5th Class

4th and 5th Class work:

Aliens and Astronauts!!!

The End

A Busy 2013 for all.

May 5th, 2013

Tubber NS Children have had a busy year so far.

Primary Science Fair Jan 10th 2013

As soon as the children returned to school after Christmas the 5th and 6th class were putting the finishing touches to the science project for the RDS Primary Science Fair. There was great excitement as they prepared for this great event…the amount of onion testing, eating and potting that was going on was fantastic. The project that they were presenting was “Why did that onion make me cry?” From growing various types of onions in our school garden to cooking onions, chopping onions and crying on a regular basis we were constantly busy. On occasion we even looked strange wearing swimming goggles in the classroom, but what ever it took, we did it to carry out our tests for our project. Ms Dowd, Ms Conway and Ms Carroll greeted the children at the school at 6:15am. When we arrived in the RDS on the 10th Jan at 8:15am it was fascinating and every child was thrilled to have had this fun, educational and inspirational experience. From 8:15 when we entered the building until 6:40pm when we left the building in the RDS it was an experience never to be forgotten…..We met Titan, we saw 3d movies, we played games, we presented our project and we got lots of free items. The children got interviewed for TV and we were presented with a beautiful piece of Crystal for our great project.  Ní dhéanfaimid dearmad ar an lá sin go deo.

Primary Science Faire 2012 Trophy.

 

 

 

Our Confirmation Day:

Confirmation in Tubber  Community occurs every  fourth year, where by children from Rosemount, Ballymore and Boher Ballymore come together to receive the sacrament. On the years in between the children travel to Rosemount or Ballymore to receive their confirmation. This year on the 20 February all the 6th class children from the above schools gathered in The Church of the Holy Family in Tubber to take the sacrament of confirmation. This mass was celebrated by Bishop Michael Smith, Fr Tony Gavin Tubber/Rosemount parish and Fr Smith Boher/Ballymore Parish. A wonderful service was had by all. The choir sang sweetly, readings read in both English and Irish were flawless and solo singers Annie and Ronan were a credit to themselves. Bhí na páistí breá sásta leo féin ansin.

Conformation February 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wiser, braver and prettier.

Trip back in time to the Famine:

On March 14th after many weeks of studying the famine in Ireland (An Gorta Mór) Ms Dowd, Ms Conway and 5th and 6th class from Tubber headed to Dublin to visit the memorials to the  famine victims in the Capital. We first went to St Stephens Green to see the various Irish heroes and artists such as Wolfe Tone and W.B.Yeats. We walked the park obn that lovely crisp morning before heading to the quays to board the Jeannie Johnston, a replica of the famous coffin ship in which no life was ever lost. This was a great adventure for the children and the tour guide was spectacular  with his vast knowledge of the famine, the ship itself and the ancestors and descendents of its passengers. When we disembarked we ran up the quays to the Famine Memorial Statues on the path. After a history filled morning we headed west to Dublin Zoo to meet the relatives. The children had a fantastic fun filled educational day. So when we returned to Tubber NS after a short shiopping spree in Liffey Valley it was nearly time for bed….for the teachers anyways. Nach deas an saol atá againn.

Famine trip to Jeannie Johnston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children mee some emmigrants.

Monuments on the Quays

Str Stephens Green Famine momument.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greeted by Wolf Tone on entering St Stephens Green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Emmett greeted us in the park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Zoo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tubber NS Hosts the Westmeath Spelling Bee Finals

The  Eason’s Spelling Bee competition for Westmeath was  held in St Manchan’s N.S Tubber on Tuesday the 30th April. Mrs Dowd’s 5th and 6th class hosted the competition, while supporting their own star Ronan Murphy.  Eleven schools from Westmeath entered the finals competition and each child, represented their school with a very high standard of competence in spelling. After a few rounds some of the children were knocked out, under very strict rules. Eventually it was down to the two finalists Aisling from Kinnehad   and Ronan from Tubber. They both continued with this tiebreaker situation for a number of rounds and it was anyone’s game at this point. Both children were exceptional, spelling words never heard of before, where even the presenter couldn’t pronounce some of  them. It was a nail biting event that was eventually won by the best speller on the day Aisling from. Ronan was a very close second and all at Tubber N.S were very, very proud of him. Well done to all who took park on the day. We wish Aisling the very best in the next round.

 

Down to two Spellers....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the finalists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cumann na mBunscol Spring 2013

The boys and girls once again entered the Cumann na mBunscol spring games. The Girls, being last year’s winners had moved up a division, therefore had it all to play for. Unfortunately they came up against stronger teams and did not make this year’s final for the first time in a long time. But we’ll be back. As for the boys, it’s been quite a while since they made it to the final and now we face Geashill on Wednesday 8th May on O’Connor Park in the final. This is a great achievement for the Tubber Boys and no matter  what  happens on Wednesday in the final, Tubber  deserved to be there. Go n-éiri  an t-ádh leo.

Crazy Hair Day

The children of Tubber held a crazy hair day on Friday last, 3rd May. It was a fantastic day for all and every child mad a huge effort with their hair. Some hair styles were hair-raising, others crazzzy and most were just mad. All the children and the teachers got to show off their hair style in their Friday assembly. This was an opportunity for the children to let their hair down and use/show their artistic and design talents. Bhí sport agus scléip acu go léir.  Aoibhinn beatha an scoláire.

 

5th and 6th class crazy heads.

4th and 5th Crazy Heads

3rd class crazy heads.

Crazy Heads from 2nd class

 

Senior Infants Crazies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crazy Babies. Junior Infants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crazy Hair winners in Ms Dowds class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crazy Ladies from 3rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretty Crazy.

 

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Parents Council Newsletter 2010

March 21st, 2013

NEWSLETTER

Tubber National School Parents Council

 

The Parents Council would like to welcome all new parents and children to Tubber National School.  We look forward to working with you and your child during their time in the school.  The AGM of the Council will take place NEXT Wednesday 29th September at 8.00pm.  We look forward to seeing you there.

BagpackingThe Council organised Bag-Packing in Super Valu, Moate and Dunnes Stores Tullamore which raised approx  €3,000.  Thank you to everyone who helped out. Sacrament Of ConfirmationThe Parents Council presented each child making their confirmation with a card.  A large bag of goodies was brought to the class to mark their special day.
Christmas Raffle The council organised a Christmas raffle which raised approx €2,700. Our sincere thanks to you all for your support, for buying/selling tickets. BasketballThe council contributed €870 to cover the cost of basketball coaching for 2nd – 6th Class.
SantaThe Council organised for Santa to visit all the children in the school and a small goodie bag was given to all the children. SwimmingFor many years, the Parents Council has tried to help in making the cost of swimming lessons more affordable for families.  The Council contributed €700 towards swimming lessons.
Children With Special Needs The Council arranged for an information evening to be held in the school with guest speaker Tom Minnock.  Refreshments were available after the talk. School JerseysThe Council paid €675 for the purchase of  the schools new jerseys. We would like to express our gratitude for the €200 donation that we received towards this.
Holy CommunionOne of the most important days for second class children is the day of their First Holy Communion.  The Parents Council make the necessary arrangements to have the ceremony recorded on DVD and those interested are notified of cost in advance.  After the ceremony families are invited for refreshments to The School Hall. Congratulations Well done to Tubber Boys School Football team who won Cumann na mBunscoil Division 7 Final. We would like to thank Ms Dowd, James Farrell and Patrick Kealy for all their time and efforts training and helping out.
CongratulationsCongratulations to Tubber Girls Football  team who achieved a fantastic score of 2:8 in the last game of the season.We would like to thank Ms Dowd, Ms. Killane and Ms Trina Murray

for all their time and efforts training and helping out.

CongratulationsWell done  to all the children involved in the Credit Union Quiz.  They did us proud and it was a fantastic achievement to make the all Ireland Final held in the RDS last April.  Congratulations!!!

 

GETTING INVOLVED………….

 

The Parents Council members work with and support the Principal, Staff and Board Of Management to build effective partnership between home and school.  Our support to the school is invaluable to the school in many ways whether it be assisting with an event, fundraising or just helping out in whatever way needed.  State funding for both the needs of the children and the running of the school are minimum so the school relies on our support.  Your child will benefit from your contribution to the Council.

This year the school has 111 families.  We hope to form a good supporting Council,   of members who are active and willing to get involved and be part of the team.  We welcome new faces and fresh ideas.  Approx 5/6 meetings are held each year and the next AGM takes place NEXT  Wednesday 29th September at 8.00pm in the school.

 

Some members children have now moved on and we wish them well.  We would like to thank those members for the contribution and support which they have given over many years to the Council.  We would also like to thank Mrs Anne Kelly who facilitates us in communicating with the families throughout the year.

Please come along to our AGM and if you have any questions or concerns prior to this, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sandra Coady

Chairperson

Parents Council

USEFUL WEBSITESThe following are websites that parents of primary school children may find useful:www.schooldays.ie

www.scoilnet.ie    (Our School)  www.tubberns@scoilnet.ie

www.webwise.ie

www.npc.ie

www.starfall.com

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