For Sports Day this year we had a change of scenery and we joined Knockatallon NS for a trip to the Peace Link Clones. We had a wonderful day and the children were able to make use of the amazing facilities on offer. It was a great way to finish our school year.
Congratulations to the winners of the Tidy Towns Art competition. Thanks to Seamus and Tess for coming in to judge and present the prizes.
Best wishes to Kylie, Tiernan, Emma B, Emma Mc, Ben, Tarah and Aoife who have graduated from St. Dympna's NS. We wish you every success in the future.
Many thanks to Kathleen O' Hanlon who came to the school to teach us about farm and water safety last week.
Mrs Slowey's class had a wonderful day on their visit to Sam Moore's Farm.
Thank you to Alice Daly who did a lovely write up about our day on tydavnet.com. You can see the photos and read her account of the day here:
The Green Flag ceremony started at 11:00 sharp. Miss Connolly told Ben and I to start. Ben welcomed everyone and talked about what he does as Chairman of the Committee. I talked about what I do as secretary. Mrs Slowey's class did a poem called 'Growing' by Linda Hamill and sang a song called 'Marvellous Things'. Mrs Meehan's class said a poem called 'Éirigí a pháistí' and sang 'An Brat Glas'. The Senior Speech and Drama class performed a wonderful mime. Miss Connolly's class sang 'Happy' and a One Direction Medley. Miss Connolly made a presentation to Mrs Mc Crudden because she is sadly leaving us at the end of the year. Peter Cavanagh said a few words on behalf of the Board of Management. He then called on his son Terence Cavanagh who came from London for the day! Terence showed us equipment he used to code and programme when he was our age. Miss Connolly got a massive shock the whole school kept secret from her! We made a card and everyone in the school signed it. She also got a lovely present. Mrs Finnegan got a bunch of flowers. We then proceeded down to where the flag was being raised. We counted down 5-4-3-2-1 and up it went! Everybody got ice cream and sauce. We were delighted!
Caoimhe Mc Carra 6th class, Secretary of Green Schools Committee
We had a ceremony in the gym to celebrate getting or second green flag. Our class said a poem called 'Éirigí a pháistí' and sang a song called 'An Brat Glas'. When the ceremony was over we had a break. We were all playing football and were really surprised when we hear a tune playing. We all fled the pitch shouting ICE-CREAM! Junior Infants got served first, then Senior, all the way up to Sixth Class. We played football for the rest of the break. I really enjoyed my day!
Grace O' Malley, 4th class
We had a show. Every class performed. Then we went down the hill to raise the flag. Then it was lunch time. Then the ice cream van came. Mrs Mc Crudden got flowers. We had a very enjoyable day.
Pictures by Junior and Senior Infants:
On Thursday the 11th of June, the Tydavnet community gathered to celebrate our second Green Flag.
The children sang, recited poetry, played music and performed a mime. There were speeches by staff, students, the Chairman of our Board of Management, Peter Cavanagh and our VIP guest Terry Cavanagh. We were delighted Terry was able to make it home from London to raise the flag for us.
No one was safe from the surprises! Presentations were made to Mrs Finnegan, Mrs Mc Crudden and Miss Connolly. The children were also treated to an ice cream van by the Parents Association which topped off a beautiful sunny day perfectly!
Thanks to everyone who attended and helped us to make the event the success it was. Stay tuned for reports from the students... coming soon!