The Coastguard Rescue helicopter came to visit St. Finian’s today. The children and STAFF were very excited and we had many visitors from the locality also. We had a very informative talk about the helicopter and the rescue services. Then we all got a chance to look around the helicopter. Many thanks to Rosie Grimes who was instrumental in organising the visit and co-ordinated tea and refreshments for all the coastguard staff. It was a truly wonderful event.
Today our musicians working with Music Generation and our Traditional Music Tutors put on a magnificent concert in the school hall for parents and grandparents. We had 45 musicians performing which is a wonderful achievement for our school. Nearly 50% of the pupils in the school were on stage, and they were absolutely brilliant! You can see some photographs from the concert below.
Some of our children took part in the Music Generation Gig Rig Performance at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda in August. Please follow the link to view the performance and spot our superstars!!!
We would like to say a huge thank you to Rosey Grimes who organised a wonderful Halloween draw. Rosey has not got the final total yet but she has raised in excess of €1000. Well done!! The staff and pupils would like to say a huge thank you to Rosie and everyone that sold tickets for the draw. We would also like to thank David and his dad John for sponsoring the turkey as First prize. We would like to thank Eoin and his father Brian for sponsoring the ham. We would also like to say thank you to Mrs Tuite for sponsoring the pumpkins as prizes.
The draw was held today after our Halloween parade. Please find a list of winners below.
First Prize: Turkey. The Byrne family
Second Prize: Ham. The Murtagh family
Third Prize: Vintage earrings. The Carey family
Pumpkin 1: The Hanratty family
Pumpkin 2: Anne McAfee
Pumpkin 3: The Mc Closkey family
Lucky bag 1: Alex
Lucky bag 2: Lily G
Lucky bag 3: Oisin
Halloween Fancy dress
We had a wonderful fancy dress parade in school today Thursday 25th, October. Congratulations to all the boys and girls who made such a big effort. Of course we can not forget all the parents and grandparents who were busy helping create such wonderful costumes!
Below you will find a slide show of all the children in their costumes and a slide show of the worthy winners.