5th and 6th class 2017/18

5th and 6th class 2017/18

Easter Bonnetts

The class made fantastic Easter Bonnets from recyclable materials. They designed and created the hats themselves and they were brilliant….Philip Treacy watch out.

They walked around the hall to display their hats to the school and then each said what their inspiration was and their hat title/name.

And while it was to difficult to pick one winner, we ended up with ten winners…



Soccer Blitz

5th and 6th class headed to Leah, Victoria pk in Tullamore to enter a soccer blitz. We went with 2 girls and 2 boys teams. It was the wettest day that I have ever spent outside. It was cold and miserable but the class fought till the end and came out on top with one boys team and one girls team. This was our first time to enter this well run competition and it was great.

We now head for Tullamore again on April 12th for the Co Finals. Tubber ABÚ.

Grandparent Day visitors:


The 6th class took the sacrament of Confirmation in Tubberclare Church along with the 6th class from Rosemount and Tubberclare. It was at 11am and it was a lovely day.

The children all looked lovely on the day and all appeared to have a great day. When they returned to school on Monday they did a Kris Kindle among themselves.

Confirmation 2018 Tubberclare.


St Brigids Crosses

The class all learnt how to make St Brigids crosses in class and they all put extra ones in a basket to leave in the church. Fr Tony said mass in school on Friday, he also blessed our throats and the crosses.


Fr Tony brought Confirmation class from Tubber and Rosemount to Knock for a Retreat. They had a lovely day. Thanks Fr Tony for helping us prepare for our Confirmation.


January: Fun in the snow.

December:  Scoil Éanna and Dundrum

The children in 5th and 6th class went to Scoil Éanna museum in Rathfarnam. The Novel they have done is based on this school of Patrick Pearses.   After the museum the class went Ice skating in Dundrum and the a bit of Christmas shopping. A great day was had by all.



5th and 6th class took part in a rugby blitz in the Warriors Club in Moate. There were a number of other schools taking part and it was a great day. Tubber had 3 teams in the competition and all 3 did really well.



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.



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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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.


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


Great Food!

Great Food!

Drumming workshop:




The Great Cake Sale:






The Last Supper:

The Last Dinner

The Last Dinner


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.


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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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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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.




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.



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.








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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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


Ethan ww1 story

irenes ww1 story



For Grandparents the children wrote poems about the grandparents.






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.


















Each child made a St Brigits cross.









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!





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.


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????


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!!!








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


RDS2014 Katie J

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:


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

My school trip to Dublin on 12 December 201Niamh3

St Endas Katie J











In The ÁrdMháistir's office!!

In The ÁrdMháistir’s office!!































































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….






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.















 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.



Boda Borg Oct 2013

Boda Borg Oct 2013



Zipit 2013



A waiting game...










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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.










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











































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.






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


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!!!!!


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.


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.





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